QUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has been praised for her decision to restrict development at The Spit to three-storeys and prepare a master plan for the iconic parklands.
Federal Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo welcomed the announcement made on the Coast yesterday.
“As the national Minister responsible for Trade, Tourism and Investment and a resident of the Gold Coast, Mr Ciobo knows this is the right decision for the Gold Coast and for Queensland,” the Premier said.
The Premier said her Government was focussed on working with investors, employers and the community on the Gold Coast to create jobs, ahead of and beyond the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The Government has committed $1.5 billion to deliver the Games with three new venues and the Games village supporting more than 2000 jobs during construction.
“We know the importance of tourism to the Gold Coast. We have been working with tourism operators to attract more visitors because it’s good for business and jobs,” the Premier said.
“In terms of overseas tourists, there were one million visitors to the Gold Coast last year, an increase of 14.3% over 2015.”