Spit Master Plan Implementation

After an 18-month planning process, the Queensland Government released The Spit Master Plan in May 2019.

The community helped shape the Master Plan through more than 23,000 pieces of feedback received during the master planning process, and conversations with thousands of people at pop-up sessions and other events.

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority has been a part of the process since day one and now, we’re excited to be implementing some of the projects set out in the Master Plan.

When the plan was released, the Queensland Government announced it would invest $60 million to begin implementing the plan.

The Government has provided an initial $5 million of funding to GCWA to roll out the first two projects, which is an upgrade to Moondarewa Spit and the Seaway Promenade to create world-class facilities for Gold Coast locals and visitors to enjoy.

To read more, visit the implementation website here.

We’ll keep you up to date on the Spit Master Plan implementation every step of the way, with key milestones and news to be listed below.

 

SPIT WORKS PROGRAM

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority was created in December 2012 by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act (2012) (the Act.) The Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Act 2020 introduced amendments to the Act which provide for GCWA to facilitate the implementation of The Spit Master Plan through the development and delivery of a program of community infrastructure and public realm works.

The Act requires the Authority to develop, for the Spit Development Minister’s approval, a program for the financial year and the following 3 financial years for community infrastructure and public realm works to be delivered in The Spit Master Plan area during the period (a Spit Works Program.)

Specifically the Program must include:

  1. details of the community infrastructure and public realm works to be delivered;
  2. a separate program for each item of community infrastructure and public realm works to be delivered;
  3. the performance targets to be achieved and
  4. an estimate of the cost of delivering the community infrastructure and public realm works.

For more information about individual projects being delivered under the program go to Spit Master Plan Implementation or contact Gold Coast Waterways Authority on 5539 7350.

THE SPIT IDENTITY STRATEGY

Creating distinct visual identities for public spaces helps establish integrated destination planning and management that adds value to the economy, social fabric and ecology. The Spit Identity Strategy (PDF icon 7.7 MB) sets out the cohesive visual identities created for both The Spit as a whole and a series of distinct but connected visual identities for the master plan precincts. The strategy sets a consistent visual style that celebrates how The Spit shines as the Gold Coast’s park for nature and play and ensures The Spit is easily recognised as a destination.

The Queensland Government worked with Burleigh Heads based design agency, Relative Creative, to develop final placemaking and identity concepts for The Spit. We’d like to thank community members for providing their thoughts and ideas on earlier draft concepts.

The final placemaking identity builds on the standards established through The Spit Public Realm Guidelines and will be threaded through the precincts as projects roll out, giving The Spit its own unique brand. You’ll see this incorporated on features such as signage and street furniture.

 

ONGOING CONSULTATION

We welcome your feedback and comments throughout the implementation of The Spit Master Plan.

Want to chat?

Phone: 07 5539 7350 | Email: spitmasterplan@gcwa.qld.gov.au
Postal address: PO Box 107, Southport Qld 4215

PROJECTS

Implementation update April 2021

Current  Projects:

Gold Coast Waterways Authority:

Seaway Promenade Project: Fact Sheet

Marine Stadium Pontoon and Jetty Project: Fact Sheet

Muriel Henchman Park Redevelopment Project: Fact Sheet

Completed Projects:

Gold Coast Waterways Authority:

Moondarewa Spit Improvements Project: Fact Sheet

Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government & Planning:

The Spit Shared Pathway Project

NEWS AND UPDATES

Gold Coast’s Seaway Promenade nears completion

Gold Coast’s Seaway Promenade nears completion

A new Seaway Promenade making the most of expansive views along the Gold Coast’s spectacular coastline is nearing completion at The Spit. The project is being delivered under The Spit Master Plan. Acting Premier Steven Miles inspected progress on the Promenade during...

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New outdoor destinations open at The Spit

New outdoor destinations open at The Spit

There are two new recreational destinations to enjoy at The Spit following the completion of projects under the implementation of The Spit Master Plan. The Spit Master Plan projects - a shared pathway between Sea World and Doug Jennings Park and upgrades to the...

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Preparations underway for next Spit Master Plan project

Preparations underway for next Spit Master Plan project

From next Monday there'll be some survey work in Marine Stadium to prepare for a new project being delivered as part of the implementation of the Spit Master Plan. A rig will be taking geological samples from the seabed and two adjacent sites on land to help with...

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SPIT WORKS PROGRAM

SPIT WORKS PROGRAM

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority was created in December 2012 by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act (2012) (the Act.) The Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Act 2020 introduced amendments to the Act which provide for GCWA to facilitate the implementation of...

read more