Moondarewa Spit has been officially reopened following the completion of a $2 million facelift at Doug Jennings Park, The Spit.
Minister for Main Roads and Ports Mark Bailey said the Gold Coast Waterways Authority had done a great job rehabilitating the park where Gold Coast residents and tourists can enjoy the Broadwater.
“We’ve delivered a significant number of improvements to protect the foreshore and bring a fresh look to this much enjoyed public area of the Gold Coast,” Mr Bailey said.
“With a new road along the Moondarewa Spit, this area now has parking spaces for 150 vehicles and ensures we are protecting the sensitive dunal areas.
“Native trees have also been planted to create shaded areas, new educational signage has been erected, and open grassed areas have been created for relaxing and taking in the great surroundings.
“We’ve also installed a dive platform and stairs along the seaway, built a new amenities block, provided additional beach showers and upgraded the Seaway Kiosk with a new roof and toilets. The sand on the western peninsula beach has also been replenished”.
Acting CEO Peter Kleinig said Gold Coast Waterways Authority was now in the midst of restoring sand along the southern beach of The Spit, with very positive feedback from the community on all of this work completed to date.
“The recent adoption of a model by-law will also contribute to ensuring everyone gets a fair go at enjoying the park and making sure we properly manage park use. We are already seeing the results,” Mr Kleinig said.
Mr Bailey announced the Palaszczuk Government would continue to invest in the local economy with another $1.2 million allocated over the next two years for improving the area for visitors and locals to enjoy this popular destination on the Gold Coast.
Mr Kleinig said Gold Coast Waterways Authority would work with the community to decide on the best priorities for how to continue to enhance Doug Jennings Park.