Parklands Project, Gold Coast

This 14 hectare mixed-use urban renewal project sits at the heart of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct and will perform a central role in hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes in April.


LocationSouthport, QLD

Date2013 - 2018

Award2018 AILA Queensland - Landscape Architecture Award for Civic Landscape • 2018 AIA Queensland State Awards - Karl Langer Award for Urban Design • 2018 AIA Gold Coast Chapter Awards - Regional Commendation for Urban Design • 2018 Minister's Awards for Urban Design - Minister's Award for Urban Design • 2017 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards - Helen Josephson Award for Urban Design Leadership • 2017 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards - Excellence in Urban Design Award

Grocon has now delivered this $550 million mixed-use master planned development at Parklands on the Gold Coast, featuring more than 1,252 dwellings with a mix of apartments and townhouses, a retail precinct and green landscaped spaces structured around a central public plaza, the ‘Village Heart’.

Lat27’s strategy for the entire site is inspired by the regional landscape’s evolution since Mount Warning erupted 23 million years ago. It is a celebration of the local environment incorporating new lakes, water features and waterways set up for both passive recreation and larger community events. 

The Parklands master plan includes seven hectares of public open space, 1.3 hectares of new streetscapes and 4 hectares of private residential gardens, all designed by Lat27 in collaboration with the broader Grocon team.

Photography by John Gollings, courtesy of Grocon.

Design development flythrough courtesy of Grocon.