The proposed Port of Gold Coast - Ocean-side Cruise Ship Terminal is designed to cater for cruise ships typically operating around Australia as well as the world's largest cruise ship vessels.
Key features include:
- a jetty structure extending approximately 950 metres offshore from Philip Park
- a wharf structure including mooring and berthing facilities for cruise ships and a passenger platform
- an offshore breakwater structure approximately 780 metres in length to protect berthing cruise ships and terminal infrastructure from ocean swell
- a cruise ship terminal and landside facilities, and
- short term passenger drop-off areas and staff only long-term parking facilities.
|2022||Expected Construction Commencement|
|Mar 2017||The City of Gold Coast Council endorsed the feasibility study and business case for the Port of Gold Coast – Ocean-side Cruise Ship Terminal.|
|Sep 2017||Initial Advice Statement (IAS) lodged to the Coordinator General’s office.|
|Feb 2018||The IAS was refused due to the Queensland Government’s decision to undertake the Southport Spit Master Plan.|
|Aug 2019||A revised IAS was lodged to the Coordinator General’s office.|
|Nov 2019||The project was given "coordinated status" by Queensland's Independent Coordinator General, allowing the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public consultation.|