Construction tenders for two projects have been awarded as part of the Spit Master Plan on the Gold Coast.
Burleigh Heads firm Hazell Bros Queensland won the contracts to deliver new spaces for Gold Coast locals and visitors.
Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is delivering the projects in partnership with the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation.
Hazell Bros Queensland is in the final stages of completing the Seaworld Drive Shared Pathway which will provide a continuous pedestrian and cycling link from Doug Jennings Park through to the beginning of Sea World Resort as part of the Spit Master Plan implementation.
Treasurer and Planning Minister Cameron Dick said despite the COVID-19 pandemic, projects had continued to progress on The Spit.
- EOIs open for The Spit design work
- The Spit public realm guidelines released
- EOIs open for second Gold Coast Spit development
“We know how tough it is for businesses right now, and that’s why its so important that we continue to deliver on our plan to unite and recover for Queensland jobs.
“While the construction industry in Queensland has held up well over the last six months, we know it is facing huge challenges in Victoria.
“The Spit masterplan has given us a blueprint for development in this extraordinary part of the world, created by locals for locals, so it’s fantastic to see the next tranche of projects getting underway.”
State Development Minister Kate Jones said major construction projects will be vital to rebuilding the Gold Coast’s economy.
“Times are tough. We’re getting on with projects at Main Beach to create jobs at a time locals need them most,” Jones said.
“Work on the Moondarewa Spit foreshore improvements and the Seaway Promenade will be underway early next month and will be finished in time for the Christmas holidays.
“Through this initiative, we’re creating more jobs and investing more than $5 million into the economy as part of our push to get Queenslanders back to work as we deliver our on our economic recovery strategy.”
Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said the projects will create more public spaces at the top of The Spit.
“This creates more spaces for people to be enjoying the best of what the Gold Coast’s waterways and foreshores have to offer,” she said.
“Key features include viewing spots for watching the sunrise at the end of the Seaway Promenade and the sunset over the water from Moondarewa Spit, which I’m sure will become must-see destinations.”
Simon Barr of Hazell Bros Queensland said the firm is looking forward to delivering the next stage of improvements at The Spit for GCWA.
“Being a Gold Coast based contractor it’s always good to secure a project in our own backyard.”
The final designs for the two new projects include:
Seaway Promenade design elements:
- Iconic destination at the end of the Seawall where visitors can sit and take in the amazing 360-degree views from the Broadwater to Surfers Paradise
- A wide, safe, and accessible promenade running to the end of the south rock wall
- An arrival feature at the intersection of Federation Walk and the Promenade with seating, shade and drinking fountains
- Emergency access stairs which will allow safe access to and from the Seaway
- Seating and viewing areas along the sea wall and
- Landscape improvements including shade trees, gardens, and open turf areas for picnicking.
Moondarewa Spit foreshore parkland improvements:
- A seating area at the end of Moondarewa where visitors can enjoy views across the Broadwater
- A new architecturally designed public amenities block
- A 3m wide path running to the end of Moondarewa Spit which will be shaded with native tree species
- Architecturally designed shelters, picnic tables, drinking fountains and beach showers and
- Foreshore planting and restoration works.