First stage of Broadbeach upgrade ready for summer

2 December 2016

Broadbeach’s Surf Parade will re-open to traffic on Saturday 10 December with stage 1 of the $5 million transformation ready in time for the Christmas trading season.

Mayor Tom Tate said the upgrade was progressing well.

“The first stage includes improvements to underground infrastructure including stormwater pipes and electrical and data cables to enhance the precinct’s digital capacity,’’ he said.

“Above ground, we have installed new road and pedestrian lighting, CCTV, slim- line drains, kerbs, channelling and a new road surface.

“I thank the traders for their tremendous patience during this project and urge people to come down to Broadbeach from next weekend to show their support for these businesses.”

On Saturday 10 December, Hot Tomato will broadcast live, with dining voucher giveaways, roving entertainment, balloons and face-painting for the family.

Jan McCormick, CEO of Broadbeach Alliance, said the upgrade was crucial in ensuring Broadbeach remained an internationally competitive destination.

“The transformation has provided us with a larger footprint and enhanced infrastructure which benefits not only events such as Blues on Broadbeach and the Broadbeach Country Music Festival, but everyone who works, lives and visits Broadbeach,” she said.

Divisional Councillor Paul Taylor said “By the opening day of Blues on Broadbeach 2017, I’m confident the precinct will look superb and ready for the eyes of the world to be on us.”  

Stage 2 works, to start next month and run until May, will deliver pathway upgrades, landscaping and greenery, outdoor dining areas and decorative lighting, creating a flexible event area.

Once all works are complete, Surf Parade will be more pedestrian-focused, with safer and more convenient connections to the rest of the precinct. 

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