Queensland Turns Down Cruise Terminal Request

By George Backwell
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Australia's Queensland government has backed away from controversial plans to allow a cruise ship terminal to be built on state-owned land on the Gold Coast, according to the 'Brisbane Times'.

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney announced on Tuesday that in response to community concerns, vacant land at Doug Jennings Park and parts of the Southport Spit would not be made available to Chinese property company ASF Consortium as part of its application for an integrated development licence.

The company plans to build a mega-resort on the Broadwater, which would include a casino and cruise ship terminal.

However, Brisbane Times reports that Mr Seeney said ASF Consortium has updated its concept plan to relocate the cruise ship terminal from The Spit to Wave Break Island.

Source: Brisbane Times

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