Broadwater Marine Project

In 2013, the Queensland State Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning invited proposals for the Broadwater Marine Project. MacroPlan was engaged to assist in preparation of a detailed proposal for ASF Consortium Pty Ltd. The Queensland Deputy Premier announced ASF Consortium as submitting a design that demonstrated a cruise ship terminal for the Broadwater Marine Project was technically possible. The Queensland Government is now dealing exclusively with ASF Consortium for the Broadwater Marine Project to satisfy the required conditions.

The following main tasks were undertaken by MacroPlan during the engagement:

  1. Market research for project components, designed to provide a basis for financial modelling and an Economic Impact Statement.
  2. Detailed financial modelling using both Estate Master and excel to provide an integrated structure for project evaluation.

Research was undertaken in relation to the following primary market segments:

  • Residential apartments
  • Casino & Integrated Entertainment
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Recreational Boating & Marina
  • Commercial
  • Retail

Our analysis involved an assessment of the scale of project & business operations including revenues, employment and capital expenditure.  A set of complex and detailed financial feasibility modelling was also provided.

Broadwater Marine Project Media:

Broadwater project documents to be made available 13 March 2014 – Acting Gold Coast Mayor, Donna Gates.

Terminal decision promises 36,000 jobs 13 February 2014 – Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate.


MacroPlan’s experienced and qualified economists align their understanding of macro-economic forces with micro-economic variables such as geographic and industrial characteristics, demographics, labour market shifts, resource demand and commercial realities.  Contact Jason Anderson, Chief Economist today to discuss your property research requirements.