Council to ponder Merrimac master planned community application

Plans are a-foot for a major development in Merrimac, with an application submitted to Gold Coast Council.

The Walker Corporation wants to construct 2,000 townhouses and apartments, and 50 hectares of public open space in the fast-growing region.

The developer says the 73-hectare master planned community, to be named Breakwater, will connect Robina, Merrimac and Gold Coast City Council’s planned Green Heart Parklands.


“Breakwater is set to deliver numerous benefits to both existing and future residents in Merrimac-Robina, while addressing housing availability on the Gold Coast,” Walker Corporation General Manager Queensland, Peter Saba, said.

“Projections show the city is expected to add 351,000 residents between 2011 and 2036, resulting in a requirement for 177,800 homes,” Mr Saba added.

An aerial artist impression of the Breakwater development. Image: Supplied

The project aims to deliver new roads and public transport, as well as unlock 50 hectares of public open space, lakes and parklands, linked by six kilometres of path and cycle ways to the city’s planned Green Heart Parklands.

Pending approval, construction could commence in 2018.