Gold Coast Integrated Resort Development
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 (IRD) 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.
|Stage 1||Registration of Interest||December 2013 to February 2014|
|Stage 2||Expression of Interest||January 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|
Advertising includes media releases, newspaper articles and radio ads
More than 6,500 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|