Visitors to The Spit can finally walk along the newly built Seaway Promenade.
The state government has confirmed this morning the new 700 metre walkway along the south wall of the Seaway has finally been opened up to the public.
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the opening was another milestone in the Spit Master Plan.
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“The Seaway Promenade offers unobstructed views south along the city’s coastline, north to the scenic beaches of South Stradbroke Island and along the Seaway to the hinterland,” Mr Miles said.
“It enhances a much-loved destination for locals and visitors to continue enjoying at The Spit.
“The very end of the walkway has a great view of the Gold Coast coastline and I’m sure will become one of the most popular places for a selfie on the coast.
“The Queensland Government has invested $6.84 million in the Seaway Promenade, the Moondarewa Spit foreshore improvements and a shared pathway between Sea World and Doug Jennings Park.”
Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said it was a huge win for locals and tourists.
“Whether it’s walking your dog, going for a swim or having a family bbq, The Spit has something for everyone,” Ms Scanlon said.
“The next phase of government investment includes a rainforest restoration project at Federation Walk, improvements to Muriel Henchman Park and new facilities at the top of Marine Stadium.
“These projects will continue to support the creation of jobs and the delivery of community infrastructure.”
Gold Coast Waterway Authority CEO Hal Morris said the opening of the Seaway Promenade had been keenly awaited and the walkway was set to become one of The Spit’s top attractions.
“It’s exciting to be delivering new spaces at The Spit for visitors and locals to explore and enjoy,” Mr Morris said.