Tom Tate backs GC cruise ship terminal

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is still pushing for a cruise ship terminal on the Coast, despite a report detailing safety and economic concerns.

A report, published by the ABC and News Corp, details the various risks of building a terminal in a wave zone.

When built in this area, there will be a higher cost, longer build time and workplace health and safety concerns.


However, Mayor Tate still wants the terminal built near The Spit.

He said they’re working through the master plan and are waiting on the Palaszczuk government.

“If there’s political will from the State Government, we’ll get the project shovel ready,” he said.

“If there’s no political will from the State Government then we’ll shelve the project until the change of Government.”