GC port proposals
DETAILED proposals have been released by the Queensland Government that put forward options for a possible new cruise terminal in the Gold Coast district of Philip Park.
The Spit Master Plan currently consists of a range of development plans that both include and exclude the construction of a cruise terminal, with one option featuring a ship terminal facility catering for up to 2,500 passengers, while another details a plan for a port facility allowing for larger vessels carrying up to 4,000 passengers.
This latter plan promotes more direct jetty access to enable faster loading of baggage and pax.
The Queensland Government previously backed off plans to develop a cruise terminal on the site in 2014 ( CW 26 Aug 2014) citing it “would not allow stateowned land to be developed into a cruise terminal”.