Precinct Plan to unlock the full potential for The Top of The Spit

Published Friday, 03 November, 2023 at 02:42 PM

Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympic and Paralympic Games Infrastructure
The Honourable Dr Steven Miles

  •  Queensland Government has announced a detailed precinct plan for The Top of The Spit
  • This is part of The Spit Master Plan implementation
  • The community is being invited to provide their feedback on the plan


The full potential of one of Queensland’s most stunning coastal parklands is set to be unlocked following the Queensland Government’s announcement of a detailed precinct plan for The Top of The Spit.

The plan will be jointly funded by the Queensland Government as part of the implementation of The Spit Master Plan (the master plan) and the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA).

The plan focusses on ways to improve the experience with more vibrancy in the public space and improved connectivity between the areas of Marine Stadium, Doug Jennings Park, and Moondarewa Spit.

The community is invited to provide their feedback on the plan.


Quotes attributable to Deputy Premier Steven Miles:

“The Gold Coast is one of Queensland’s favourite destinations, and the Top of The Spit Precinct Plan is another example of how the Palaszczuk Government is delivering for the Gold Coast community.

“The Spit offers a range of recreational, cultural, and social opportunities, and this precinct plan will help realise its full potential.

“As a parkland with regional significance adjacent to the Broadwater it is important that design solutions of this precinct are sensitive to the environment, inclusive and also visually appealing”


Quotes attributable to GCWA Chief Executive Officer Chris Derksema:

“Over the past six months we have undergone stakeholder engagement through public surveys and face to face meetings with community groups and the events industry to ensure the plan reflects the community’s vision for The Spit.

“The plan will be available for public comment until mid-November 2023, and we encourage everyone to have a look at the plan and provide feedback.” Mr Derksema said.


Further information:

To view The Top of The Spit precinct plan, visit GCWA’s website:

For more about The Spit Master Plan implementation visit:




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