A massive marine precinct on the Gold Coast will inject life into the region’s boating industry and could create more than 9000 jobs, the government says.
Queensland’s co-ordinator-general has given the Coomera River development the green light, subject to environmental and operational conditions.
Harbour Island Pty Ltd plans to turn a 63.5-hectare site into a manufacturing and maintenance facility for recreational power boats and yachts.
The development, neighbouring the existing Gold Coast Marine Precinct, will feature a 264-berth external marina, a 110-berth internal marina and a marine industry TAFE.
The $390 million project has the potential to create 4300 construction and 4800 operational jobs, the government says.
“Should it go ahead, the new precinct will be good news for the Gold Coast economy and good news for workers wanting to upskill in a local export industry,” Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said.