One of the city’s major tourism, retail and residential precincts is about to undergo an historic master-planning project.
And Mayor Tom Tate wants all residents to have their say.
A master plan has been developed for the suburb to inform future budget spending and guide development assessment.
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Cr Tate said the plan aims to create a “pedestrian-focused” area and provide improved and more convenient connections throughout the entire precinct.
“Broadbeach is a family-oriented destination and already one of the most popular places in our city for entertainment and business. Importantly, it will be a significant staging post for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™,’’ he said.
“This master plan will ensure the area remains a dynamic and exciting neighbourhood to work, live, play and host major events both before, and after, the 2018 Games.”
Key features of the plan include a major upgrade of Surf Parade, potential removal of the pedestrian overpass at the intersection of Surf Parade and Victoria Avenue, and further investigation of a pedestrian crossing point on the Gold Coast Highway in front of the Convention Centre.
A new surf club being built next to the existing Kurrawa Surf Club, and an event deck, has been proposed for Kurrawa Park overlooking the beach, connected to Broadbeach Mall via a wide walkway and new realigned pedestrian crossing.
“I urge everyone to have their say,’’ said the Mayor.
Residents and visitors can view the proposed master plan and make submissions online at gchaveyoursay.com.au/broadbeachmp.
Submissions can be made in person at the Oasis Shopping Centre in Broadbeach on Friday 16 October from noon to 3pm and Saturday 17 October from 8am to noon.
The community consultation period will run from 16 to 30 October.