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Redevelopment of the Broadwater Parklands

Broadwater Parklands Stage Two

Following the opening of the Broadwater Parklands Stage One redevelopment in August 2009, Gold Coast City Council  committed a further $16.8 million to Stage Two of the redevelopment. This is part of Council’s $90 million economic stimulus package, endorsed in 2009.

Stage Two includes the ongoing provision of park facilities, landscaping and some exciting new features including a children’s water play area, Operations Hub, a new area for ANZAC memorial services and artwork installation.

Stage two has now been completed.

Stage Two Features

The Rockpools

The Rockpools

The intention of The Rockpools is to create an exciting, sculptural feature that fits in with the surrounding environment and provides a water playground for children of all ages to enjoy.

The Rockpools will have a coastal theme with a creek bed and a variety of pool areas that simulate coastal tides with the water filling up and emptying on timers and pop jets that squirt water throughout the play area.

The Hill, ANZAC Memorial and Viewing Platform

Anzac Memorial and Pier

This new area has been designed to provide a better facility for memorial services as well as creating a wonderful new aspect to the parklands. The Hill will allow for large groups of people to gather and observe memorial services and events. The Hill will also provide a great vantage point to enjoy the spectacular views of the Broadwater and Surfers skyline all year around.

The existing ANZAC memorial and gates will be moved to the new location as part of Stage Two works. When the move is completed, a formal public blessing will be conducted.

Operations Hub and Picnic Space

The Hub

Works in this northern area will include landscaping, new pathways, a barbecue and picnic area and an Operations Hub for maintenance staff.

The northern entrance for the Broadwater Parklands – located at the Nind Street and Gold Coast Highway intersection – will also be improved with new landscaping and pedestrian pathways.

Art work installation

An exciting new artwork, associated with The Pier, will be completed as part of Stage Two works. This new feature will appeal to all ages and is predicted to be a distinct drawcard for visitors to the Broadwater Parklands.

Another artwork feature is under consideration for the southern area of the park. Whilst the artwork design has not yet been finalised, it is envisaged that this feature will provide a point of interest at the quieter end of the park. The project team is working with artists to ensure the piece is relevant and of interest to the broader community.

Broadwater Parklands Stage One

The first stage was completed in August 2009 through joint funding from Gold Coast City Council and the Queensland Government’s 150th Legacy Infrastructure Program.

The first stage stretches one kilometre from the Southport Pool to the Short Street alignment. It includes the reconnection of the Southport business area to the Broadwater, the construction of a 105-metre pier, two new event lawns, bathing boxes, Pandanus Point and Cove area for weddings and special ceremonies, a landscaped 200-vehicle car park, reclamation work to widen the parkland and refurbishment of the Queensland heritage-listed Southport bathing Pavilion.

For more details on the features of stage one, please see below.

Events and activities in the parklands

For current information on the parklands, visit the Gold Coast Parks website.

Further information

Call Council on (07) 5581 7754 for further information on Stage Two of the Broadwater Parklands redevelopment.

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