Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning The Honourable Jeff Seeney
Call for feedback on International Marine Precinct
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Gold Coast boaties, residents and industry are invited to have their say on the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed $390 million Gold Coast International Marine Precinct.
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said comments and submissions received through the public consultation period would be fed into the Coordinator-General’s decision-making process.
“If approved, residents and visitors to the Gold Coast will ultimately benefit from this investment and can expect to see major improvements to the Shipper Drive site in Coomera,” Mr Seeney said.
“It will also give a welcome boost to tourism, one of the four pillars of the economy, as well as employment.
“Public feedback will bring us a step closer to determining whether or not the project stacks up.”
The project includes plans for:
Mr Seeney said the public would have four weeks to have their say and make a submission on Harbour Island Pty Ltd’s proposed 63.5-hectare development from Monday 8 October, 2012.
The EIS is also available for viewing at:
Gold Coast International Marine Precinct
Harbour Island Pty Ltd (the proponent) proposes to construct a new integrated marine industry facility on 64 hectares (ha) of land adjacent to the existing Gold Coast marine precinct at Shipper Drive, Coomera.
The marine industry, including the proponent's partner Maritimo Pty Ltd, is forecasting strong growth to meet domestic and export demand. The proposed development is predicted to generate $250 million of annual export income and employ approximately 2,500 full time, part time and casual positions at full operational stage.
The proposal comprises:
The Gold Coast International Marine Precinct is a development investment that is required to meet both current and anticipated demand pressures.
The project involves the significant expenditure of time, financial and human resources ensuring that the best viable outcome from an ecological, social and economic standpoint is achieved for the long term.
The focus of the new design is a world class marine industry facility.
The new design delivers a much needed marina at a strategic locational hub in one of Australia’s fastest growing areas.