Could The Spit be the new Southbank?

Mayor pitches major upgrade

Could The Spit be the new Southbank?

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The Gold Coast City Mayor thinks he has the answer that will keep everyone happy, when it comes to developing The Spit.

Plans for a $3 billion resort development have opened up for a two month public consultation period and while supporters have touted the economic boost it would bring to the coast, conservation groups are concerned it would destroy a beautiful natural asset.

Mayor Tom Tate said firstly The Spit needs to be cleaned up, saying there was currently nothing there worth saving.

He also pitched the idea of "drawing a line in the sand" at Seaworld's Nara Resort.

Cr Tate said the part of The Spit to the south of that line could be used for high-rise developments and commercial purposes, while the area to the north could be transformed into a Southbank style parklands.

"Upgrade that, have federation walks, have ferries going in, open space," he said.

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