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Government Closes EOI For Prominent Gold Coast Site, Again

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Written by Marc Pallisco   
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 00:00

AFTER shelving plans to redevelop the prominent site three years ago, the Queensland government is offering a Gold Coast property to the public again.

The property is known as the Gold Coast Marine Development site, and is between tourist meccas Seaworld, and the Palazzo Versace Hotel.

It has been earmarked to become a tourist attraction, however attempts to tender the site was met with lukewarm reaction in 2007, and formally shelved in June 2010.

State infrastructure and planning minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the project has now been reconfigured, with five instead of 8.2 hectares being offered.

He told the AFR the government is offering the site after several unsolicited offers for proposals were made regarding the site and others around it. Expressions of Interest to redevelop the site closed last week (March 4). Detailed proposals are to be with council by April 20. A decision is expected to be made within 16 months.