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Master plans

The state government plays a role in coordinating and facilitating planning projects where the state needs to perform a strategic role in delivering good planning outcomes.

These projects often involve engaging with state and local government stakeholders, First Nations communities and Traditional Owners, the planning and development industry and the community.

The Queensland Government also commissions independent studies to assist with key decisions of government.

Gumpi Master Plan

The Gumpi Master Plan ( 9.7 MB) is a key Minjerribah Futures initiative, with the intention of supporting economic growth, developing a sustainable cultural and eco-tourism industry, celebrating local character and expanding education and training opportunities for Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) following the cessation of sandmining.

The master plan outlines a shared, long term version for the development of places and spaces for the township.

The Queensland Government led the preparation of the master plan in collaboration with Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) and Redland City Council.

Preparation of the master plan has been informed through extensive engagement with the Traditional Owners, local community and a range of key stakeholders including local business owners and visitors.

You can find out more about the feedback that has informed adjustments and the refinement of the final master plan in the Consultation Summary ( 1.2 MB).

The finalisation of the master plan is a key milestone in Minjerribah’s economic transition following the cessation of sandmining and the planning and delivery of up to $41 million of improvements to the Gumpi (Dunwich) Ferry Terminal through the SEQ City Deal.

The Queensland Government will continue working with delivery partners and the local community to enable the vision in the Gumpi Master Plan.

The Southport Spit Master Plan

The state government has released The Spit Master Plan after an extensive 18-month master planning process. Watch our fly-through video to find out more about the master plan.

The master plan secures the future of 138 hectares of green space, unlocks the potential for 1800 new jobs, provides for more than 800 new short-term accommodation rooms and creates vibrant community spaces and outstanding natural areas.

The community helped shape the master plan through more than 23,000 pieces of feedback received during the master planning process, and conversations with thousands of people at pop-up sessions and other events.

The master plan was led by the, Queensland Government and undertaken in collaboration with the Gold Coast City Council and the Gold Coast Waterways Authority.

You can find out more about the development of the master plan in the background summary report.

Find more information on the implementation of the Spit master plan.

Last updated: 04 Dec 2023