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Stephen Harrison, Light Rail Business Advisory Group Chair - Gold Coast past, present & future

Episode description (37 mins)

Prominent Gold Coast real estate developer Stephen Harrison was born in country Victoria, but fell under the Gold Coast spell on a family holiday as a child. Not only did he made GC his home, he has been a passionate advocate, leader and visionary for our sunny region, managing projects to revitalise Surfers Paradise and Hope Island during his tenure at the City of Gold Coast, creating signature residential real estate projects at Coomera, Upper Coomera and Pimpama as a developer, and chairing the Light Rail Business Advisory Group since 2010. In this episode, Estella and Stephen discuss the Gold Coast Light Rail project in detail - how did it come about, why did it come about and where is it going (hint: to Coolangatta Airport by 2030) - as well as his take on Gold Coast challenges and opportunities as we head towards the 2032 Olympics.

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Stephen Harrison, Light Rail Business Advisory Group Chair

About Stephen

Stephen has 30 years' experience in the development industry and has held key positions in both public and private sectors. He is currently the Principal of Harrison Development Group, which is responsible for the delivery of signature projects across the Gold Coast and in Cairns, Moreton Bay and Logan. He is also Development Director for Flinders Lakes, a 21,000-lot master planned community at Flagstone. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of Project Management. He is the past President of the Urban Development Institute of Qld in 2016 having been a past President of the UDIA Gold Coast Logan Branch. He’s also the Chair of the Gold Coast Light Rail Business Advisory Group.

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