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.



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


To ensure any future development aligns with the Master Plan, the City of Gold Coast, under direction from the State Government, is proposing updates to the Gold Coast City Plan.

You are encouraged to have your say on the proposed updates between 21 May 2020 and 19 June 2020.

Please visit the City’s website: https://www.gchaveyoursay.com.au/thespitkeydevelopmentsites/


The Spit Public Realm Guidelines will underpin revitalisation projects and commercial developments across The Spit.

It was released on Friday 27 March 2020 and was available for feedback until Friday 17 April 2020.

The guidelines are intended to form a technical supporting document to the Master Plan and, in due course, the council’s planning scheme.

Good urban design requires good guidance and The Spit Master Plan with the new public realm guidelines will establish a comprehensive framework for the long-term revitalisation of this timeless Gold Coast landscape.

Read the draft Public Realm Guidelines here.

We thank you for your feedback and comments on it. The final version will be published soon.


The Spit Public Realm Guidelines available for comment

The Spit Public Realm Guidelines available for comment

Momentum is building on the delivery of The Spit Master Plan as the Queensland Government works to ensure this Gold Coast jewel is transformed into an iconic public space attracting visitors from across the country and the world. The public realm guidelines, released...

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Design tender awarded to Southport-based firm

Design tender awarded to Southport-based firm

Creative challenge set for Spit Master Plan projects Creating welcoming spaces with a uniquely Gold Coast identity is the challenge that’s been set for the team awarded the tender to design the Moondarewa Spit foreshore parkland improvements and the Seaway Promenade....

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Spit master plan implementation bill passed

Spit master plan implementation bill passed

The Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Bill 2019 passed in Queensland Parliament, unlocking up to 1800 jobs for the Gold Coast. The Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Bill 2019 supports the government’s plan – designed over 18 months in consultation with the...

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Spit master plan works power into the new year

Spit master plan works power into the new year

Work is powering ahead on more projects for The Spit master plan with tenders about to be called for detailed design works for the Moondarewa Spit upgrade and the Seaway Promenade. The Queensland Government is investing more than $5 million in the Moondarewa Spit...

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