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Tourism project could create apprenticeship opportunities

Tourism project could create apprenticeship opportunities

Gold Coast tourism project seeks innovative proposals

Traineeships in Queensland could be set to receive a boost, as the state government releases an expression of interest (EOI) for a new tourism development on the Gold Coast.

Companies are being invited to submit proposals for the Broadwater Marine Project, which will involve the delivery of a cruise ship terminal as part of a tourism initiative on the Spit or Wavebreak Island.

This may result in a number of opportunities for apprenticeships in Queensland, with the integrated development due to include a hotel, casino, marina and super yacht facilities.

There will also be a residential area, community open space and recreation facilities, and other hospitality options.

Deputy premier and minister for infrastructure and planning Jeff Seeney said the state had specifically set out to entice the marketplace to formulate innovative pitches based on lateral thinking.

“Project proposals should be exciting – yet feasible, viable and deliverable,” the government stated.

Various organisations are invited to submit plans, including local, national and international consortia.

EOI applications will close on January 31 2013, with a shortlist being drafted afterwards.

Successful submissions will be asked to provide a more detailed proposal once they make it through to the next stage, with a winning bidder announced by mid-2013.

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