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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jackie Trad
    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Future of the Spit secured

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Tuesday, August 01, 2017

    Future of the Spit secured

    The Palaszczuk Government has terminated the proposed ASF development on the Gold Coast Spit and will move forward with a community-led master plan.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the decision was based on ensuring the best long term solution for the Gold Coast.

    "Like many Queenslanders, I have enjoyed visiting the Spit for decades," Ms Palaszczuk said.

    "We need to ensure that character is preserved for future generations.

    "The Spit offers great opportunities for job creation through tourism, entertainment and recreation.

    "What the Spit really needs now is a master plan to revitalise it and increase its benefit to the Gold Coast as a community asset."

    "To be clear, this is not a decision that rules out a future Integrated Resort Development on the Gold Coast."

    Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad said the master plan process would ensure the best outcomes for the community.

    “The masterplan that we’re committing to deliver today ensures a future for the Spit which is in accordance with Gold Coast Council’s planning scheme, including the three-storey height limit,” Ms Trad said.

    “It helps get the balance right between protecting environmental and community values and allowing appropriate commercial development."

    It is expected the master plan will take 18 months to complete. It will be undertaken in collaboration with Gold Coast City Council and the Gold Coast Waterways Authority. 

    ENDS

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    Premier’s Office:                  Geoff Breusch 0417 272 875           

    Deputy Premier’s Office:     Anna Jabour 0429 890 942

    Minister Lynham’s Office:   Ben Mulcahy 0419 562 389