In a significant stride towards the realization of the $500 million redevelopment of the Marina Mirage, the City of Gold Coast Planning and Environment Committee has unanimously approved the development application. This momentous decision follows extensive collaborative planning with both state and local governments, aligning with the ambitious vision outlined in the Spit Master Plan. The unanimous approval is a crucial step, with the committee set to forward their recommendation for final approval at a full council meeting scheduled for December 4.
Makris Group, the driving force behind the transformative project, submitted an impact assessable development application to the City of Gold Coast in February 2023.
Years of meticulous design refinement preceded this step, ensuring the delivery of a timeless and vibrant development seamlessly integrated with the surrounding landscape. The esteemed architects, Elenberg Fraser, winners of a national architecture competition, have conceptualized a biophilic design that captures the essence of the location.
The much-anticipated Marina Mirage redevelopment promises a dynamic blend of retail, resort, residential, and green spaces. Spanning 2,421 sqm of retail space, 6,591 sqm dedicated to the resort area, 10,852 sqm for villas, and 7,397 sqm for residential use, the development showcases a thoughtful allocation of space. In addition, 4,695 sqm has been designated for lush landscaping to enhance the overall aesthetic. The project will feature 110 resort rooms, 44 apartments, and 46 villas, catering to diverse preferences.
Another significant and recent development application for the peninsula includes the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at the neighbouring Mariners Cove, adding a new dimension to the project in the tightly regulated broad water zone. Makris Group is also proposing a 110 room boutique hotel for the Marina Mirage redevelopment, complementing the overall vision for the Spit.
The Marina Mirage redevelopment promises a substantial economic impact, generating 500 direct jobs during the construction phase and an additional 460 direct and indirect jobs once operational. These contributions are integral to fostering the growth of the Gold Coast economy.
Key elements of the redevelopment include a curated selection of world-class restaurants to enhance the waterfront dining experience, a focus on wellbeing and rejuvenation, and a limited collection of timeless residences and villas. The iconic Marina Mirage sails will be preserved, capable of lighting up for various causes and events.
The existing Marina Mirage shopping centre, with its recently completed 78-berth superyacht marina, continues to operate fully. This aligns with the Spit Master Plan’s vision of transforming the area into an ecological tourism, recreation, and leisure destination. The proposed redevelopment ensures the marina landscape remains a central feature, with enhanced public areas and a low-rise form.
Makris Group’s vision for Marina Mirage reflects a commitment to sustainability, aligning with the long-term strategy of delivering an asset that benefits present and future generations.
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