The Spit Master Plan is being led by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Waterways Authority.  The master plan commenced in August 2017 to provide for a low-rise future for The Spit in accordance with the City’s current planning scheme. It is expected that the master plan will take 18 months to complete.

The master plan aims to revitalise The Spit and increase its benefit to the Gold Coast as a community asset. It will focus on enhancing the public realm of The Spit to create a community space for local residents and improving the connection to the surrounding marine environment, including the Broadwater. It will also consider opportunities for job creation through tourism, entertainment and recreation.

To stay informed about the project and to hear about opportunities to get involved, please complete DILGP’s online form, head to the website or email the department at

Last updated: 18 October 2017