Australia’s biggest “Ocean Park” to come up in The Spit, Gold Coast

Australia’s biggest “Ocean Park” to come up in The Spit, Gold Coast

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The northernmost and one of the most famous sections of the Gold Coast, The Spit, is paving way for the creation of the biggest and the best ocean park of Australia, yet. The Spit, which is a gateway between the Broadwater and the open ocean, is going to be remodeled for recreational activities.

Unveiled by Queensland’s Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, the blueprint of the multimillion-dollar overhaul contains planned information on the division of different precincts in the area. It marks 140 hectares to be transformed for park activities, out of the 201 hectares that The Spit possesses.

Many new transformations are planned with each precinct having an intent of their own. This includes recreational opportunities and facilities for visitors with a stunning view of the coast from the top of The Spit, an underwater sculpture garden and a ‘Selfie Tower’ to capture Gold Coast’s skyline.

Gold Coast OverviewThe creation of Australia’s biggest Ocean Park will rival some of the best including New York’s Central Park (340 hectares) and London’s Hyde Park (142 hectares)

According to the Premier, the open space areas on the Spit will be more than eight times the size of Brisbane’s South Parklands and 12 times the size of public spaces in Barangaroo, Sydney.

Gold Coast NightAs of now, further discussions are yet to be done on the blueprint while the project could take as long as a decade to complete. The total cost of the overhaul has not been released yet. The project, however, will have a great impact on the tourism of the area and the country and is expected to create a good number of jobs.

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