On 1 August 2017, the State Government ended the proposed ASF development on the Gold Coast Spit. The government also announced that it will move forward with a community-led master plan for the area. The decision does not rule out a future Integrated Resort Development on the Gold Coast.
It is expected the master plan will take 18 months to complete.
The following is a summary of the Gold Coast IRD timeline:
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|Stage 1||Registration of Interest||December 2013 to February 2014|
|Stage 2||Expression of Interest||January 2014 to March 2014|
|Stage 3||Request for Detailed Proposals (RFDP)||Start August 2014|
|Government rules out development on The Northern Spit||August 2014|
|Government suspends process
Wavebreak Island and with ASF Consortium
|ASF Consortium and government announce process to continue||August 2015|
|Revised proposal submitted by ASF Consortium||October 2015|
|Government considers ASF Consortium proposal and revises its proposal||December 2015 to May 2016|
|Government reconsiders and accepts ASF Consortium revised concept plan||December 2016|
Community consultation commences
More than 6500 completed surveys have been submitted for the two consultations.
Additionally there was:
|December 2016 to April 2017|
|Spit IRD ends||Government announces it has ‘terminated’ the proposed ASF development on the Gold Coast Spit. They also announced the State will move forward with a community-led master plan.||August 2017|
|Government clarifies decision on the Spit and reinforces a license remains available.||August 2017|
For more information
For further information on the Gold Coast IRD contact the Special Projects Unit team.