Gold Coast City Council is moving on from the Queensland government's decision to knock back a $3 billion casino proposal, with a new resort plan being considered.
Mayor Tom Tate has confirmed council sent a letter to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on August 8 proposing an integrated casino resort on a site in Southport.
That letter, which Mr Tate says he's yet to receive a response to, was delivered a week after Ms Palaszczuk rejected a proposal by Chinese-backed ASF to build an integrated resort on the Southport Spit.
The new proposal would feature a casino being built on land currently occupied by a tennis club, bowls club and a park.
It's believed the sporting clubs would be relocated or incorporated into other nearby clubs if the proposal goes ahead.
Ms Palaszczuk has said the license for a casino would remain on the Gold Coast for future proposals, and it appears Gold Coast City Council had a backup plan in mind.
In a statement, council says the new site is within "the approved Southport CBD".
But Cr Tate is refusing to comment on the new proposal, saying he will first give the Premier the opportunity to respond to his letter.
Local councillor Dawn Crichlow says she will not be supporting the new proposal.
"When you have land and it is zoned open space recreation, that means open space recreation forever as far as I am concerned," Cr Crichlow told ABC Radio.
The new proposal borders land where ASF have already received council approval for a multi-million dollar tower development.