Gold Coast Residents Oppose $3b Development: Poll 2

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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A controversial multi-billion development proposed for publicly owned land on the Gold Coast looks set to face strong opposition from locals, according to new polling.

The Gold Coast City Council and the Queensland government are considering a $3 billion casino and residential development at the Spit at Southport.

But polling data released by Save Our Broadwater, which is strongly opposed to the development, shows less than one third of local residents support the project.

More than 58 per cent of the 1134 people surveyed by the ReachTel poll opposed developments more than three storeys high in the area.

The poll, conducted on September 12, also showed the Labor state government’s poll numbers remain dire on the Gold Coast, with only 27 per cent of respondents saying they would vote for the party if a poll was held today.

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  1. Charles Litho

    The Gold Coast Council should demolish all the churches with their carparks, and give the land for free to their friends.
    Why have public schools, its a waste of land that could be used for tourist accomodation.
    People with greed never see an open space in a City as having any value.
    The poorest citizens in Australia live in the Gold Coast because they have stupid greedy bush rangers as their leaders.
    Some people do say they deserve each other.

  2. Barry B

    Fair play as well – does the Gold Coast really need to become any gaudier with the attention of a tacky Chinese-funded theme park?