Gold Coast terminal dead in the water

The long suspected rejection by the Newman government of the Gold Coast cruise ship terminal tenders is now official.

As early as February, deputy premier Jeff Seeney informed mayor Tom Tate that it would be technically possible to establish a cruise ship terminal in the Broadwater.

This week Mr Seeney announced he would not allow development of Doug Jennings Park and The Spit, which formed part of the a $7.5 billion resort precinct from the Chinese-backed ASF Consortium.

The decision could well be the death-knoll for Gold Coast’s aspirations for its own cruise ship terminal after years of costly state government and council procrastination over a suitable site.

AN66-4-news-GC Terminal2 300x224The ASF Consortium – an Australian-listed company backed by ASF, Hong Kong-listed China Communications Construction Co, Guangzhou Dredging and China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd – had two alternative plans for the Broadwater. The first was a terminal on the southern side of the Seaway. The second focused on the northern eastern edge of Wavebreak Island. The consortium planned to build a mega-resort on the Broadwater, which would include a casino along with the cruise ship terminal.

Mr Seeney said ASF Consortium would remain in the bidding process for a regional integrated resort.

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