The Boat Works marina set to undergo massive $100m development bringing 2000 jobs
A Gold Coast shipyard is to undergo a $100 million transformation, turning it into the Marina Mirage of the city’s northern corridor and creating 2000 jobs.
The Boat Works marina, which markets itself as “Australia’s greatest boatyard”, will almost double in size under a vision that is understood to be led by its owner Tony Longhurst.
A major announcement at the Coomera marine precinct shipyard this morning will unveil full details and designs but the Bulletin can reveal:
— private investment in the magnitude of $100m;
— a near doubling in size of The Boat Works’ existing 23ha shipyard and marina to 43ha;
— 2000 additional jobs to complete the project and to operate new businesses attracted to the enlarged precinct;
— creation of a new dining and shopping precinct on the edge of the Coomera River to rival Marina Mirage at Main Beach.
A source close to the project said it would be set up to attract boutique retail and top restaurants, as well as create more space for berthing and businesses offering refits and repairs. Source: Gold Coast Bulletin