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.

PLACEMAKING & IDENTITY STRATEGY | CONSULTATION NOW OPEN

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.

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

NEWS AND UPDATES

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