Australian developer Bob Ell is planning to build a new $200+ million cruise terminal in Gold Coast, Australia, also known as Surfer’s Paradise, according to local reports.
The new facility would include three berths, a number of hotels, casino, water park, surf club and yacht marina.
The local surfing community is less than happy about the proposed project and has spoken out in local media.
Royal Caribbean’s Australian Managing Director, Gavin Smith, said that the company “may” back the new venture."We would investigate the potential for capital involvement in any project," said Smith, quoted in The Australian.
Previous attempts to build cruise facilities in Gold Coast have not worked.