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In the wake of the State Government’s decision to can the proposed ASF development on the Spit, Young Professionals of the Gold Coast have united to ask the developer to consider another location instead – the old hospital site in Southport.

In an open letter to ASF, the Young Professionals told the developer: “please don’t give up on our City”.

“We truly believe that the Gold Coast is maturing into a global city and the type of investment you wish to make is critical to ensuring we continue to attract the best talent from around the world,” the letter says.


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“We are a passionate group of Gold Coasters advocating for quality economic development, and diversification of our career prospects. Your development will begin to realise these aims.”

The group tells ASF they believe the perfect location for an integrated resort is the old hospital site in Southport.

“It’s just over 3 hectares in size, on top of a hill with water views, with 3 road frontages, and a light rail station out the front. The site is currently vacant. A prospective purchaser of the site has proposed a very mediocre development, but we believe … this site within our CBD deserves your development.

Read the full open letter on the Young Professionals of the Gold Coast website.