Planning and design works are underway to create a new outdoor destination for locals and visitors to enjoy at The Spit.

A new pontoon and jetty are planned for the northern end of Marine Stadium as part of the $30.7 million Spit Works Program approved by the Queensland Government under the Spit Master Plan Implementation.

A geotechnical investigation is underway in Marine Stadium with samples being taken from the seabed and two land-based sites using a small drilling rig and barge.

The survey will support planning works with design concepts for the pontoon and jetty due to be released early in the new year.

The Marine Stadium project will further open up the Spit by providing a pontoon accessible to recreational and commercial vessels, including ferries and emergency services vessels.

The jetty will become a new Gold Coast attraction as a great spot to fish or enjoy beautiful Broadwater views looking south to Surfers Paradise.

We’re delivering the $4.04 million project in partnership with the Department of State Development with the facilities due to be finished around the middle of next year.

The Marine Stadium project will build on other improvements which are transforming the Spit into a great open space for the community.

The shared pathway along Seaworld Drive connecting Muriel Henchman to Doug Jennings Park is almost complete whilst the new Seaway Promenade (see photo above) and improvements to the Moondarewa Spit foreshore are progressing well and are on track to be finished in time for this year’s Christmas holidays.