We are leading the implementation of The Spit Master Plan following an extensive 18-month master planning process.
The master plan secures the future of 138 hectares of green space, unlocks the potential for up 1800 new jobs, provides for up to 800 new short-term accommodation rooms and creates vibrant community spaces and outstanding natural areas.
We’ve committed $60 million to the project and the initial focus will be on community infrastructure projects at the top of The Spit. These include:
- the design, scoping and delivery of improvements to the Seaway Promenade;
- community infrastructure works on the Moondarewa Spit, including extensive new planting, new pathways and recreational facilities; and
- SeaWorld Drive shared pathways, linking the Muriel Henchman precinct to Doug Jennings Park.
Planning and design works have already started on the SeaWorld Drive pathway and the projects are due for completion by November 2020.
Southport Yacht Club superyacht berth
We will deliver $2 million to support the development of a superyacht berth at The Spit, to boost jobs in a rapidly growing industry. The funding will fast-track development of a superyacht berth on the Broadwater adjacent to Jack Gordon Park on the Gold Coast.
The Southport Yacht Club estimates that the $7.7 million superyacht berth could see an approximately 25 jobs created during the construction phase.
This project capitalises on the Gold Coast’s natural advantages and gives the region a foothold to gain a greater slice of the booming global superyacht market.
As long as the project meets all approval requirements, superyachts could be docking at the facility by October 2020, allowing the Gold Coast to target superyachts leaving Japan after the Tokyo Olympics before heading to New Zealand for the America’s Cup.