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Project overview*

EIS status Approved with conditions
Description Integrated marine industry facility on 64-hectare site.
Proponent Harbour Island Pty Ltd
Location/s Adjacent to existing Gold Coast marine precinct at Shipper Drive, Coomera. Map
Local government/s Gold Coast City Council
Key features
  • 28.9 ha of industrial use
  • land for marine industry TAFE/centre of excellence
  • 390-berth marina (280 external, 110 internal), including a ship-lift facility
  • 290-berth dry stack storage facility
  • mixed-use precinct (offices, light industry, services, recreation)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Initial declaration lapsed

On 29 March 2011 the initial 'coordinated project' declaration for the Gold Coast International Marine Precinct lapsed as the proponent had not lodged an environmental impact statement (EIS) within two years of the terms of reference for the EIS being released.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

New declaration

Date Activity
25 August 2014 Addendum to Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 319 KB) released.
5 February 2014 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action, subject to conditions. More information
19 December 2013 Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 2.4 MB) released.
21 October 2013 to
15 November 2013
Additional information to EIS assessed by other government agencies.
21 December 2012 Additional information to EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
6 October 2012 to
5 November 2012
EIS public consultation.
22 December 2011 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 1.18 MB) released.
10 September 2011 to
7 October 2011
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
7 July 2011 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 87 KB)
17 June 2011 Initial advice statement (PDF icon 1.23 MB) and project revision (PDF icon 363 KB) submitted.

Initial (lapsed) declaration

Date Activity
29 March 2011 'Coordinated project' declaration lapsed.
29 March 2009 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 280 KB) released.
18 October 2008 to
17 November 2008
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
27 April 2008 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
24 April 2008 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 89 KB)
8 February 2008 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
6 September 2007 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 936 KB), submitted.

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