Tenders are about to be called for detailed design works for the Moondarewa Spit upgrade and the Seaway Promenade on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
The Moondarewa Spit upgrade aims to improve environmental values and protect the area against erosion. Works will include tree planting, as well as installing more shelters and toilet and shower facilities for park and beach users.
The Seaway Promenade project will replace the current uneven surface with a level pathway, new seaway emergency access stairs and viewing spots along the coastline of the Gold Coast and towards South Stradbroke Island.
Queensland State Development Minister Cameron Dick said the design works will start jobs flowing from these projects.
“We’re investing more than $5 million in the Moondarewa Spit upgrade and the Seaway Promenade to create world-class facilities for Gold Coast locals and visitors to enjoy,” Dick said.
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“The design work and construction on these projects alone are expected to generate at least 16 jobs, with more to come in the future as these facilities attract more people to The Spit precinct.
“The Spit master plan is a game-changer for the Gold Coast and I’m excited about design tenders being called.”
Gold Coast Waterways Authority CEO Hal Morris said the projects are stepping up a gear with the call for tenders about to be issued.
“The design works will align with The Spit master plan’s overall vision, which the community was supportive of during consultation,” Morris said.
“We’re a waterways city and we really want to celebrate the connections between the waterways and the foreshores.
“We want to create a welcoming space for our locals and our visitors so that they can come here and enjoy the green spaces and beautiful views – whether it’s watching the sunset over the water from Moondarewa Spit or the sunrise from the Seaway Promenade.”
The invitation to tender will open 17 January 2020, with successful tenderers expected to be announced in mid-February.
Construction works are expected to begin on the projects by mid-2020, with the new facilities ready in time for the next summer.