At the northern tip of the Gold Coast’s famous stretch of beach is a peninsula of land known as The Spit. The Spit is north of Main Beach and is bordered by The Broadwater, the Gold Coast Seaway and the Pacific Ocean.
The Spit Master Plan
In May 2019, the Queensland Government released The Spit Master Plan ( 24 MB). This followed a comprehensive master planning process and extensive community consultation.
The master plan articulates a shared vision for the long-term future of The Spit and supports our commitment to improving the area as a community asset for future generations. The implementation of the master plan is unlocking private and public investment, while ensuring the protection and enhancement of public open spaces.
The future of 138 hectares of green space on The Spit will be secured and this will be balanced with the release of new commercial site opportunities. The potential for up to 1800 new jobs will be unlocked, up to 800 new, short-term accommodation rooms will be provided for, and vibrant community spaces and outstanding natural areas will be created.
The Queensland Government has committed $60 million to the master plan’s implementation. It is delivering community infrastructure projects and the release of undeveloped land for new and exciting development opportunities.
Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Act 2020
The Queensland Government has passed legislation to facilitate the implementation of The Spit Master Plan. The Act enables the release of sites identified in the master plan for commercial development and empowers the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to deliver a series of capital works projects that will transform the public realm areas on The Spit.