Marine industry development

Learn how we are developing one of the most advanced marine industry clusters in the Southern Hemisphere.

Gold Coast Marine Precinct

The Gold Coast Marine Precinct is a dedicated industrial zone in Coomera. This is for marine manufacturing, servicing, repairs and refits of recreational boats. It is one of the most advanced and respected marine industry cluster developments in the Southern Hemisphere.

Dredging program

A $3 million dredging program will see 14 kilometres of the Broadwater and Coomera River deepened. This allows large vessels up-river to undergo refits and maintenance work at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct. The project is due to be completed in January 2022.

Customs clearance port

The Southport Yacht Club is being trialled as a Border Force clearance port.

Having a customs port in our city encourages foreign super yachts and other vessels to sail directly into the Gold Coast Seaway. They can be cleared in our city rather than in Brisbane. This provides our local industry with more opportunities for servicing, repairs and refits. It will also boost our local tourism economy. We fully support the clearance port remaining permanently.

Superyacht Simulation Report

In collaboration with the Queensland Government and Southport Yacht Club, we have completed a $65,000 Superyacht Simulation Report, allowing vessels up to 130 metres to enter the Broadwater and access the new mega yacht berth at the Southport Yacht Club.

International trade and export

As part of our International trade and export program, we coordinate inbound and outbound trade missions. These support the growth of local marine related businesses. This has included the coordination of a trade stand at METSTRADE, the world's largest marine equipment trade show. Exhibiting at this trade show provided Gold Coast businesses access to new global trade and export opportunities.

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