Beachfront events set for Broadbeach

13 May 2016

The city has a unique new fully serviced events space right on the beach with the completion of the Kurrawa Terrace at Broadbeach.

The absolute beach front terrace was fast-tracked to be delivered in time for Australia’s premier tourism travel trade event, Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), hosting more than 2000 delegates on the terrace this weekend.

This event alone is expected to generate $10 million in tourism value for the city.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the space would draw new events to the city while showcasing the city’s most recognisable asset.

“There are few other event spaces in Australia that can boast the same pristine ocean outlook and great weather for alfresco entertaining,” said the Mayor.

“Importantly, it is not a space reserved for the rich and famous or privileged. It is a deck for everyone to enjoy with yoga, boxercise and even prayer services already booked.

“The event terrace will play host to key events during Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ and remain a selling point for our city for years to come”.

Gold Coast Tourism CEO Martin Winter says his Business Events team had already received a hugely positive response from businesses across Australia.

“This is a fantastic event space and it has generated great interest and enthusiasm from our business events clients who love the opportunity to access a venue right on the sand,” Mr Winter said.

“The new venue will undoubtedly attract new business to the city and increase the number of returning events by clients looking for an authentic coastal location – I’ve no doubt it’ll provide a boost to our burgeoning business events tourism industry.

The Terrace has capacity for up to 250 people standing or 150 at a formal sit-down event with further capacity utilising the adjacent beach.

It will also be activated as a community space, with several of the City’s Active and Healthy sessions including boxing, yoga and Pilates, to be held on the terrace during ATE from Tuesday 17 May to Thursday 19 May.

The terrace is funded by City of Gold Coast and Queensland Government as a Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ legacy project and is a key action of the City’s Destination Tourism Management Plan.

Beachfront events set for Broadbeach photo