A four-year works program worth $16.95 million has been approved by the Palaszczuk Government

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A four-year works program worth $16.95 million has been approved by the Palaszczuk Government, giving the green light to a series of job-creating infrastructure projects on The Spit at Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the Queensland Government would provide funding over four years to deliver the projects.

Miles said: “These projects signal the next stage in The Spit’s evolution.

“Following on from the release of The Spit Master Plan, we’re maintaining a strong pipeline of investment and jobs to evolve this world-class destination for Gold Coast locals and visitors.”

Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said funding will secure construction and jobs for the next round of key projects and enhance accessibility on The Spit.

Scanlon added: “It’s imperative that we keep the momentum moving on significant projects like this to boost Queensland’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.”

The approved works program enables construction to start on:

  • A jetty and pontoon in the north of Marine Stadium providing new transport and recreation options for people travelling to The Spit;
  • Major improvements to Muriel Henchman Park including boat ramp upgrades, a pontoon extension and additional parking spaces to increase its capacity and efficiency; and
  • Marine Stadium tidal exchange investigation to assess whether a solution can be found to assist flushing, improve the health of the ecosystem and support a range of recreational activities.

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) acting chief executive officer Nerissa Bartlett said recent community feedback through an online survey helped inform the priority projects for the coming years to make the vision for The Spit come to life.

Read more at Build Australia.