Gold Coast Ocean Terminal issues statement

THE GOLD Coast Ocean Terminal group has issued a statement in relation to Premier Campbell Newman’s decision to scrap plans to build a Cruise Ship Terminal at Kirra Beach.

The group issued the statement on Friday afternoon, stating they respected the Premier’s decision.

“The Gold Coast Ocean Terminal respects the Premier’s decision to rule out a cruise ship terminal at Kirra Beach,” the statement read.


“GCOT will now cancel its plans for a cruise ship terminal nearly two kilometres north at Bilinga.

“GCOT has today still lodge plans for a multi-billion integrated tourism resort and casino on the site.

“GCOT will also still invest in building a new world-leading sand bypass outlet, which will help recreate the old world-famous Kirra surf break, create new breaks at Bilinga and nourish northern beaches.

“This approach is backed by a 2007 scientific study, supported by local politicians, the surf industry, Gold Coast City Council and academia,” the statement concluded.