Gold Coast CBD – Southport

At the heart of the Gold Coast is the emergence of a CBD that is revitalised, dynamic and vibrant; a CBD that will position the Gold Coast as a globally competitive lifestyle, investment and business destination.

What's On

The Gold Coast CBD has a diverse and rapidly growing annual calendar of events.  Chinatown will offer something different on the first Saturday of every month when its streets come alive with a range of exciting events such as free films, popup bars, multicultural celebrations and the much loved Chinatown Street Markets. It also holds the Bleach* In the City event, FOUND art activations and one-off cultural celebrations.

Broadwater Parklands hosts world class sporting events including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon and Queensland Triathlon Series as well as a range of other family, cultural and sporting events.

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Chinatown

Gold Coast Chinatown is an unique and modern precinct that provides a place for the Gold Coast to celebrate its diversity through culture, design, people and food.  The precinct is continuously evolving with new Asian-inspired businesses, restaurants, cultural embellishments, and offers something different on the first Saturday of every month when its streets come alive with a range of exciting events such as free films, popup bars, multicultural celebrations and the much loved Chinatown Street Markets.

Each February, Chinatown hosts the Gold Coast’s largest Lunar New Year Celebrations to mark the special occasion.

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Business & Investment

Gold Coast CBD is undergoing a transformation. More than $5 billion worth of investment in major projects, alongside the declaration of Southport as a Priority Development Area (PDA) is revitalising the CBD and giving rise to new commercial opportunities.

A CBD Project Team has been established to connect you with opportunities within the CBD, including business and investment support.

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Announcements

The CBD Program has been launched- Have your Say

The CBD Program which sets the vision for the CBD, identifying the projects and activities being initiated within the next four years, leveraging the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been launched.  The CBD Program also recognises the catalytic actions required to revitalise the Gold Coast CBD that will have a transformative effect on our growing city over the longer term.

We are currently undertaking community engagement on the CBD Program and want your ideas and feedback on Southport and the CBD Program.  Please click here to have your say.

Australia Fair announces multi-million dollar renovation

Works are set to begin on the Australia Fair multi-million dollar redevelopment, set to revitalise the iconic shopping destination while enhancing the reinvigoration of Southport as the Gold Coast’s thriving CBD.

With Australia Fair Metro coming to life as a dynamic al fresco dining and retail precinct following its recent transformation, the next stage of renovations for the Centre will commence in late September, including the unveiling of a stylish fresh façade fronting Scarborough Street and the ground floor to be upgraded from the Scarborough Street entrance to the existing Tap and Grind Café.

Chinatown wins Civic Queensland Landscape Architecture Award

Chinatown has won the Civic Landscape Architecture Award for Queensland at a ceremony held in Brisbane on Friday 3 June 2016. Chinatown is now in the running for the National Civic Landscape Architecture Award which will be announced in October. The award recognises the transformation of a couple of Southport streets, the investment in the urban fabric of the CBD and has created a place for the Gold Coast community to come out and enjoy.

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