Nirimba District Sports Facility
Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
With the Gold Coast being a key superyacht destination, the Southport Yacht Club’s priority was to deliver a new 163 metre long superyacht berthing facility which will open up the Gold Coast to the world’s largest and most luxurious yachts.
The new berth will be the largest in Australia and will allow Southport Yacht Club to accommodate more and larger vessels up to 135 metres in length. The proposal is a key element of The Spit Master Plan and supports the Queensland Governments’ Strategy to become a major superyacht hub for the Asia-Pacific region by 2023.
Place Design Group led a multidisciplinary team to secure the Designation under a streamlined process. This included stakeholder engagement, preparation of the Environmental Assessment Report, public consultation and managing the process through to a decision. We also negotiated and secured a town planning exemption certificate from the State for a section of temporary pipeline.