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Public comment sought for Gold Coast marine project

Public comment sought for Gold Coast marine project

A $390 million marina is earmarked for the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast residents and local businesses are being invited to give feedback on the environmental impact statement (EIS) for a $390 million marine project earmarked for the region.

Announcing the public consultation period, state deputy premier and minister for state development, infrastructure and planning Jeff Seeney said feedback would help decide whether the multimillion-dollar Gold Coast International Marine Precinct will push ahead.

“Public feedback will bring us a step closer to determining whether or not the project stacks up,” Mr Seeney explained.

“If approved, residents and visitors to the Gold Coast will ultimately benefit from this investment and can expect to see major improvements to the Shipper Drive site in Coomera.”

If given the green light, the project will comprise 28.9 hectares for a marine industrial zone, a 4.5 hectare internal marine with 110 berths, a dry boat storage facility for about 290 vessels and an external marina.

Mr Seeney said the marine precinct will also include a TAFE college with a workshop dedicated to marine-industry training, as well as a 9.3 hectare mixed-use area boasting a sales showroom, retail outlets, restaurants and a yacht club.

Public submissions on the EIS close November 2.

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