- A two-stage expression of interest process was held for the Gold Coast site
- Set to create over 400 jobs; 300 during the construction phase
- First development site in the area for decades
The Queensland Government has announced Southport Spit will soon welcome a $94 million luxury development.
The announcement comes after a two-stage expression of interest process for the Village Centre South project was held. The winning proposal features 47 luxury apartments, retail, public spaces and even a 52-berth marina that includes three superyacht berths.
The successful proponent is Gordon Corporation Pty Ltd, who estimates the project will support over 300 jobs during the initial two-year construction phase with another 100 once operations commence.
Along with being a boon for the local economy, the Queensland Deputy Premier and State Development Minister, Steven Miles, said the development plan aligns closely with the City of Gold Coast Planning Scheme.
“The two-stage expression of interest process was undertaken to ensure the successful proponent has the capability to deliver the project and that The Spit will continue to be somewhere special,” he said.
“Importantly, it will adhere to a maximum of three stories or 15 metres in height.
“We will be working with the proponent and the City of Gold Coast to ensure that this proposal adheres to the City of Gold Coast Planning Scheme, is consistent with the master plan and the preservation of The Spit’s natural values.
“This project will support economic recovery on the Gold Coast .”
Steven Miles, Deputy Premier
The Village Centre South project is set to be the first new development site to be released along The Spit for decades, with construction set to commence next year and finish late-2023.
Other work underway at The Spit includes a shared pathway between Seaworld and Doug Jennings Park, Moondarewa Spit foreshore, the Seaway Promenade and pontoon and jetty in Marine Stadium.
Gordon Corporation has over 30 years of experience in delivering residential, commercial and mixed-use projects, with Director Tim Gordon saying the company is looking forward to closely working with the Queensland Government.
“As a Gold Coast-based company, we are very excited about the prospect of working with the State Government to realise our proposed project, being the first new development in many years on The Spit,” he said.