Bigger Broadwater Parklands opening soon

13 November 2015

There’ll soon be more space to play at Southport’s Broadwater Parklands, with a 3.5 hectare extension at its northern end now in the final stage of development.

The $10.5 million expansion of one of the city’s most popular family recreation destinations will deliver new recreational space and community facilities at the northern end of the Parklands.

All major construction work, including completion of two community buildings and a new four-lane boat ramp, should be concluded by Christmas, with finishing touches to be made to landscaping in the new year.

Mayor Tom Tate said the expanded Broadwater Parklands will offer something for everyone.

“Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this will now be an even more outstanding place to relax, to be active, to spend time with family and friends, launch your boat, swim or picnic on the edge of the Broadwater. It’ll be a real Christmas cracker for everyone.” he said.

“As one of our Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM  legacy projects, this project will leave a permanent, world class facility for Gold Coasters to enjoy long after the Games.”

As well as parklands, the development will offer new public facilities including 172 parking spaces (90 for cars with trailers), and public toilets.

The community buildings will house shared community meeting and events spaces, and provide an environmental educational shelter for local schools, community groups and visitors. For boaties, the new boat ramp will be buoyed by improved navigation channels and pontoons.

The current Stage 3, being delivered in partnership with Gold Coast Waterways Authority, continues the City’s vision for development of Broadwater Parklands which began 2008. This stage also provides a new base for Southport Amateur Fishing Club, who gave up their former home to make way for redevelopment of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

Throughout the construction period, the project has targeted local companies and the skills of local tradespeople to create employment for Gold Coasters.

Find out more at cityofgoldcoast/gc2018 

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