John-Paul Langbroek reinforces calls for Masterplan for the Spit

23 Nov 2015 12:00 AMJohn-Paul Langbroek

Member for Surfers Paradise, John-Paul Langbroek, has reiterated his previous calls for the Gold Coast City Council to fast-track a proposed masterplan for the Broadwater, following a fire on the Spit last Saturday which sparked traffic chaos throughout the area including Main Beach.

Mr Langbroek said Saturday's fire was a wakeup call for the Gold Coast City Council to put the development of a masterplan at the forefront of their agenda. 


"Safety in my electorate is a priority, and that's why I am once again calling for a masterplan to be developed for the Spit and Broadwater," he said.


"The fact that locals and visitors at Main Beach were left stranded with nowhere to go amid the evacuation at Sea World simply isn't good enough.


"Main Beach is an increasingly popular area, and it is clear that Seaworld Drive is struggling to cope, especially at certain times.


"The development of a master plan would recognise the shortfalls of the existing infrastructure, and would provide a plan to ensure that Main Beach and the Spit are safe and accessible places."


Mr Langbroek said a masterplan is integral to the future of the growing area. 


"Main Beach is not only home to a theme park and a range of popular hotels.


“We also have events such as the XCAT power boats and music festivals taking place in this area.


"As this area transforms, I want to work with the community and stakeholders to ensure that Main Beach is safe, liveable, and accessible, and a masterplan would certainly help to achieve this."

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