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Port of Gold Coast - Ocean-side Cruise Ship Terminal

Project overview*

EIS statusEIS active
DescriptionOcean-side cruise ship port facility designed to permit use by the range of cruise ships typically operating around Australia as well as the world’s largest cruise ship vessels.
ProponentGold Coast City Council
Location/sPhilip Park, Gold Coast. Map
Local government/sGold Coast City Council
Investment$463 million
Key features
  • jetty structure extending approximately 950 m offshore from Philip Park
  • wharf structure including mooring and berthing facilities for cruise ships and passenger platform
  • offshore breakwater structure approximately 780 m in length to protect berthing cruise ships and terminal infrastructure from ocean swell
  • cruise ship terminal and landside facilities
  • short term passenger drop-off areas and staff only long-term parking facilities
Construction start date2022
  • 363 (construction)
  • 1557 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

CurrentlyProcess suspended at the request of the proponent.
19 November 2019Gazettal (PDF icon 252 KB) ‘Coordinated project’ declaration.
3 July 2019Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 6.8 MB), submitted.
15 May 2017Project deemed not a 'controlled action' – provided the project is undertaken in a 'particular manner'.
14 March 2017Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.

Further information

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Last updated: 28 Jun 2022