Council gives green light to Gold Coast’s own ‘Central Park’

Council has voted unanimously to go ahead with a massive parkland project dubbed the Gold Coast’s own Central Park.

The Greenheart project will eventually span 270 hectares from Robina to Merrimac with hopes the entire parkland will be complete before the 2032 Olympics.

The park will incorporate the existing Robina City Parklands design which has already been approved by Council.


Work on that stage of the project is expected to start in the middle of next year.

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Lifestyle Committee Chair Hermann Vorster says it will make a huge difference to suburban Gold Coast.

“This is a massive, massive development. This stage alone is 22 hectares of really high-quality recreational space and as I said it’s got the benefit of providing sports fields as well which is going to support junior sport,” Councillor Vorster said.

“The best part about it though is it’s a catalyst project because we know we need to deliver future stages of the Greenheart and once this gets going my view is there’ll be unstoppable momentum to deliver the Central Park the Gold Coast needs.”

Councillor Vorster insists the project is not meant to rival Broadwater Parklands but instead will complement it.

“It will have great transport access from roads, walking and cycling ways and on-site parking as well as heavy rail running along its boundary.”

The cost has not been revealed but is expected to run into the tens of millions of dollars.

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