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Gold Coast Cruise Ship Terminal?

by Tommy Barrels on December 16, 2014

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The Seaway Saga Continues….

Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk around the inclusion of a cruise ship terminal on the Gold Coast. This would see the Gold Coast seaway being transformed as it will be the entry and exit point for massive luxury liners.

This project, should it go ahead, will be the biggest regional tourism project in Australian history. They are proposing that $21 billion will be contributed to the local economy, $6.47 billion in construction value, create 5,000 new jobs during construction and 15,200 new direct and indirect jobs upon completion.

The whole idea behind this multi billion dollar project is to develop a new tourism hub in Australia that will help the Gold Coast become more established on the world stage. As times are tough and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find career focused jobs on the Gold Coast, this would appear to be a great opportunity for the local community. But is it worth the potential risk of damaging the environment and marine life for an extra buck?


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