Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (7.6.16) on details of the Gold Coast City Council's plans to construct a cruise ship terminal at Southport, dependent on state government approval.
'The Gold Coast City Council will investigate three options for an "ocean-side" cruise ship terminal after mayor Tom Tate put the issue back on the agenda during the council election.
'However, the council faces problems getting approval from the state government, which will not allow state government land on the Southport Spit – north of the Sea World resort – to be used for a terminal.
'The Gold Coast will spend $850,000 on a feasibility study and report back by March 2017 on the most viable of three options chosen by the council.
'This approach was supported 14 to one, after council rejected a plan to immediately write to Premier Annastacia Palkaszczuk and seek support before the feasibility study.'