Gecko has fought for the protection of the Broadwater and open space areas at The Spit over many years – most notably from 2003-2006 during the Save Our Spit campaign.
What happened? State Government proposal in 2003 for a cruise ship terminal to be built on public open space at the Southport Spit.
What were some community concerns with the proposal?
Brought a wide cross section of the Gold Coast community together to coordinate the Save Our Spit (SOS) campaign, gathering around 30,000 signatures over 3 years which led to the eventual rejection of the proposal.
Resurrection of cruise ship and various other proposals for these treasured areas of public open space.