The Queensland Government announced a significant local road improvement program for the Gold Coast ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The largest project in the program was the $104 million widening of Southport-Burleigh Road.

Transport and Main Roads contracted Georgiou Group to construct two of the three packages of work.

The Comms Team worked as part of Georgiou Group’s on-site team to deliver a comprehensive communication and community relations program. Our role included developing and distributing community notifications about upcoming works, liaising with local residents and stakeholders, managing the project’s 1800 community enquiry line and responding to all enquiries in a timely manner.

Construction works were undertaken within a narrow footprint alongside a busy road corridor. This meant close liaison with the project team to ensure our local neighbours were kept well informed about the works.