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  • Southport Yacht Club - Superyacht Berthing Facility

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    Burchills Engineering Solutions are honoured to be involved in the delivery of the new Superyacht Berthing Facility being constructed adjacent to Jack Gordon Park, Main Beach. Burchills are providing engineering and environmental consultancy services to our client, Southport Yacht Club, through the various stages of delivery. This has included technical input into the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) approval process, concept design and the procurement phase to successfully appoint MGN Civil as the lead contractor on this impressive project. The Ministerial Infrastructure Designation process is a whole-of-government response on a request for community-supporting infrastructure and avoids later approvals that would otherwise be required under the Planning Act 2016.

    The Burchills team will now provide technical support during construction of the project which commenced in August.

    This incredibly exciting project for the Gold Coast is being funded by the Southport Yacht Club, City of Gold Coast and Queensland Government as part of the Queensland Superyacht Strategy 2018-23 to promote and grow Queensland as a global superyacht destination, support and develop the local industry and be recognised as the Asia-Pacific region’s key superyacht hub.

    The new berth will allow the Southport Yacht Club to cater for larger vessels up to 135m with a maximum beam of 19m and maximum draft of 5m, which opens up the Gold Coast to some of the world’s largest and most luxurious yachts. Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the funding was part of Government’s $60 million investment in The Spit master plan, which supports job-creating projects that will boost tourism opportunities and improve public amenity for the whole community.

    Stay tuned for future updates as we see the new Superyacht Berthing Facility come to life!

    Consulting Engineers & Environmental Scientists Qld

    Consulting Engineers & Environmental Scientists Qld

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