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Government Policy & Support for GOLD COAST MARINE INDUSTRY

Government Policy & Support for GOLD COAST MARINE INDUSTRY

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  • 1. Government Policy & SupportGovernment Policy & Support forfor GOLD COAST MARINE INDUSTRYGOLD COAST MARINE INDUSTRY
  • 2. Background  Gold Coast economy based on property development & tourism for over 50 years  1990 Population – 250,000  2002-REDAB formed  2010 Population – 450,000+  Growth now 15,000 p.a.
  • 3. Gold Coast Leisure Marine Industry - 300 days of sunshine each year - Average temperature 25º C - 30 Boat builders - 26,500 boats
  • 4. 2001-VISION:  For the Gold Coast Marine Industry Precinct to be internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for the leisure marine industry within 10 years
  • 5. THE 4 PILLARS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT  RESEARCH  PLANNING  CONSTRUCTION  MARKETING
  • 6. Initial Research: To determine the optimum size of the precinct  Area of land required  Type of land required  Location of suitable land  Infrastructure required  Companies prepared to relocate  Cost to develop – economic viability
  • 7. Research Cont’d…  Private investment  Number of employees  Employee housing  Employee transport  Training facilities  Construction time  Project funding
  • 8. On-Going Research: Industry surveys Export market research Training Needs Analysis
  • 9. Research Findings:  Minimum area 250 hectares  Location – Coomera River  Greenfield site best option  Private participation  Substantial infrastructure  Substantial investment  Up to 6,000 employees  Local housing required  Child Care facilities required  Training facilities required
  • 10. Strategic Planning: - From swamp land to world-class marine precinct  Economic impact  Environmental impact  Departmental approvals  Landfill & drainage  Roads  Electricity  Water  Sewerage  Gas  Telecommunications
  • 11. State Government Approvals  Department of Lands – Rezoning land usage  Department of Economic Development – Economic Impact  Dep’t of Primary Industries & Fisheries – Waterways impact  Department of Environment - Environmental Impact  Department of Transport – Waterways Dredging  Department of Public Works - Roads
  • 12. Utilities Approvals  Electricity  Telephones  Wireless Broadband
  • 13. Precinct Objectives:  Attract world-class boat building companies  Attract reputable, experienced marine service industry companies  Become a major source of stable employment  Facilitate growth of export-oriented companies  Provide a one-stop-shop for servicing local and overseas boat owners
  • 14. Attract Anchor Tenants  Marina – Gold Coast City Marina  Repair & Refit – Viking  Boat building – Riviera  MTU Detroit Diesel Engines
  • 15. Construction: - Provided by Local Government Internet Phone Power Water Gas Access Roads Rail Bridges Sewerage Drainage Landfill Design Precinct
  • 16. Construction: - Provided by Private Developers Child Care Homes Shops & Offices Sheds Haul-out Dry Storage Marina Applications Design Precinct
  • 17. Precinct Marketing: - Local Government Assistance - Marine Industry Association - Boat Shows - Web Site - DVD Presentation - Export assistance - Workshops & Seminars
  • 18. Outcomes: - International recognition by 2007 - Industry grows to 400 companies by 2008 - 4500 Employees by 2008 (Currently 3,000) - Exports >Aus$350 million to 30 countries - Stronger industry through cooperation
  • 19. Boat Builders: Over 30 Gold Coast Boat Builders including: Riviera Maritimo Telwater Azzura G-Force Marine Mustang Pegiva Stessl Sunrunner Argus
  • 20. Repair & Refit:  Air Conditioning  Engine maintenance  Electrical contractors  Fibreglass repairs  Electronics suppliers  Interior design & upholstery  Painting & refinishing  Stainless steel fabrication
  • 21. Gold Coast City Marina:  Haul out-up to 35 metres (150 Tonnes)  Dry rack storage for 200 boats  18 Superyacht berths  126 Marina Berths  8 Superyacht build sheds
  • 22. Specialist TAFE College  Capacity for 200 students  Fibreglass boatbuilding  Aluminium boatbuilding  Engine repair & maintenance  Diesel mechanics  Marine drafting  Local & overseas students
  • 23. Industry Benefits:  One-stop-shop: All boating needs in one location.  Saves time & money  Attracts skilled tradespeople  Maximises their income  Attracts leading supply chain companies  Reduces production lead times  Reduces freight costs
  • 24. Industry Benefits Cont’d….  Critical mass attracts new technology  Critical mass supports specialist training  Collective marketing and advertising  Value of combined promotion far exceeds each company’s individual contribution
  • 25. The Bottom Line  Largest marine precinct in the Southern Hemisphere  Largest concentration of marine businesses in Australia  US$190 million invested to date  450% increase in employment in 7 years  Contributed US$480 million to local economy  Exported US$350 million to over 30 countries  World-class maintenance & refit facilities attract multi-million dollar work from international superyachts  Fastest growing residential area in Australia
  • 26. Future Outlook:  Strong position  International reputation  Extensive range of services  Attracting new companies  Continued investment  Continued training
  • 27. THE 4 PILLARS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT  PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH  COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING  CONSTRUCTION OF INFRASTRUCTURE  MARKETING ASSISTANCE
  • 28. Australia’s Gold Coast:  472 km of canals and waterways - more than Venice and Amsterdam combined  Luxury waterfront homes and apartments – Population 450,000  32,500 privately-owned boats
  • 29. Boating is a way of life Australia’s Gold Coast marine industry is the envy of the boating world!
  • 30. . Download this presentation at: www.goldcoastmarineindustry.org .