Another major boost for the Gold Coast

Another major boost for the Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, September 07 2012 at 4:54 PM

A $4.9 billion proposal for a major piece of infrastructure on the Gold Coast has received overwhelming support and could prove to be a major boost for the area.

Three in four locals
reportedly support the Southport Broadwater Wavebreak proposal, which is
currently the largest project mooted on Australia’s eastern seaboard.

It would be built
by Singapore’s largest engineering and construction group, Sembawang of
Singapore, Global Project Underwriters and become the Gold Coast’s most
significant tourism project in decades, involving a cruise ship, residential,
tourism and marina precinct.

The company
invited public comment on the proposal, resulting in more than 52,000 hits on
the Wavebreak website.

Of those who
participated in the online survey, 76.5 per cent voiced their support for the
Wavebreak proposal.

Major issues
identified by survey respondents included the belief that the proposal would
heighten the Gold Coast’s tourism potential, a need for the city to embrace
employment opportunities and a desire to have it ready for the Commonwealth

believed the proposal would negatively impact the environment and ecology.

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