Gold Coast approvals support local construction jobs
Published Monday, 25 June 2012 at 11:28am
Construction jobs could be created on the Gold Coast
A total of three new developments approved last week (June 20) by Gold Coast City Council could provide a significant boost to construction jobs in Queensland, the city planning chair has asserted.
Speaking after the approval of two major apartment complexes - one at Surfers Paradise and a five-building development in Palm Beach - and the new Hope Island Marina, councillor Cameron Caldwell said the three developments have the potential to create "hundreds of jobs" in the local area.
"The Palm Beach development, in particular, is a significant one that will make a welcome improvement to the area," he said.
Caldwell added that the approval of the three latest projects is a welcome sign that the Gold Coast construction industry is alive and well.
Earlier this month, council representatives revealed that local jobs are also being supported by the Investment Attraction Program, which has generated 2,212 roles since its inception in 2009 in a variety of sectors.
Representatives from the IT, food, film, environmental, education and manufacturing industries have all expressed interest in investing in the local area, with 45 successful investments made to date.
Economic Development and Tourism Committee chair Jan Grew said on June 8 that her organisation is working tirelessly to promote the Gold Coast as a prime area for investment and to create jobs for local people.