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Breakwater
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Project Benefits

Close Proximity
  • Provide 1,500 new homes for an estimated 2,800 people that are close to the future Green Heart, sporting facilities, Robina Town Centre, Hospital, and Rail Station and the Pacific Motorway.
$725.6 Million Investment
  • Directly contribute a $900 million boost to the state economy post 2018 Commonwealth Games.
  • Indirectly contribute $1.35 billion when flow-on effects are included.
  • Save the government $90 million on infrastructure that it would have to spend building new ‘greenfield’ suburbs.
Average 293 Jobs During Construction - Peaking 485 Jobs During Construction
Average 293 Jobs During Construction - Peaking 485 Jobs During Construction
  • Improve connections for the Merrimac and Robina communities to Robina Town Centre and surrounding facilities with new roads, bicycle ways and walking trails.
  • Provide new road connections for the existing communities and key urban facilities (M1 to Hospital) that will be available during more extreme flooding.
  • Reduce reliance on car travel, which is good for the environment and household budgets.
  • Include new road connections, alternate routes and improved access for the existing community to Robina Hospital, the Raptors sporting club and the All Saints Anglican School.
  • Foster healthy and active lifestyles with landscaped parkland, sports facilities, natural areas and lakes, with cycle ways and walking trails for recreation and for travel to schools, shops, work, the Train Station and future Central Park
  • Reduce flooding on adjoining low lying land, including school playing fields and parklands.
18 Hectares of Public Open Space & Parkland - 21 Hectares of Open Space for Breakwater Residents
  • Foster healthy and active lifestyles with landscaped public and community parkland, sports facilities, natural areas and lakes, with cycle ways and walking trails for recreation and for travel to schools, shops, work, the Train Station and future Central Park.
  • Improve regional water quality with rehabilitated wetlands for treating stormwater.
  • Efficiently use land that is currently vacant, degraded, and full of weedy coral tree.
  • Restored bushland and protect large native trees on Snake Hill and others scattered through the site.
  • Restore and rehabilitate wetlands and deliver lakes that will improve natural water way quality and provide habitat.