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 want to know what you think!

We’ve been working with Burleigh Heads based design agency, Relative Creative, to develop two placemaking and identity concepts for The Spit. Building on the standards established through The Spit Public Realm Guidelines, the final placemaking identity will be threaded through the precincts as projects roll out, giving The Spit its own unique brand. In the future you’ll see this incorporated on things such as signage, social media posts and even street furniture.

We love both concepts so we’re turning it over to you, the Gold Coast community, to tell us what you like about each of them. From there, we’ll incorporate your feedback into the final concept so The Spit has an identity we can all be proud of.

Check out both concepts here.


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


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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