A spit and polish on the way for popular park

Doug Jennings Park will be a hive of activity over the next three months, as the popular Main Beach hangout undergoes an upgrade.

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) project will begin on Monday and focus on the peninsular of land known as the Spit Finger, with no impact expected on the rest of the park or Spit area.

GCWA CEO Hal Morris said a significant amount of consultation has taken place to let people know of the changes to access to take effect.


“Notification signage has been installed for months and we have had officers on site on three occasions letting users know and reminding them that public access will be restricted for around 3 months whilst works are carried out” Mr Morris said.

The $875,000 project will include resurfacing the road, creating formalised parking areas, installing vehicle barriers and revegetating degraded areas as depicted in the diagram (pictured below).

The Spit Upgrade Diagram

IMAGE: Supplied by Gold Coast Waterways Authority

“We are looking forward to continuing to provide world class destinations for the whole community to enjoy and appreciate our beautiful waterways through projects such as this one,” he added.

Once the works are complete, the southern portion of the Spit finger will only be accessible during daylight hours.