Preliminary designs for two projects forming the Spit masterplan have been released, as Queensland aims to keep plans on track for a mid-year construction start on the Gold Coast project.
Design packages on Wednesday for the two projects—the Seaway Promenade and the Moondarewa Spit foreshore parkland improvements—are open for expressions of interest aimed at construction companies interested in tendering for the works.
“We know our construction industry is doing it tough with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic,” state development minister Cameron Dick said.
“I’m hoping the release of these preliminary design packages, $5 million worth of work, will provide an opportunity and certainty for local firms and their staff.”
The design package, prepared by Place Design Group, includes all civil, landscape and architectural elements.
Key elements considered as part of the expressions of interest process include a destination at the end of the Seawall to take in 360-degree views from Broadwater to Surfers Paradise, a widened promenade, a widened running path, and architecturally designed shelters and picnic tables.
Expressions of interest will open through QTenders, contractors will have three weeks to respond and will be shortlisted for the tender process with a start slated in May when the final project designs are released.
A masterplan for the Spit was released in March last year that would see the precinct turned into an “Ocean Park”.