The 2018 Commonwealth Games village will host in excess of 6,600 athletes and officials during the 11 days of Games competition. The village will house residential, retail, recreation, dining and medical facilities for the athletes during the Games period.
As the largest urban renewal project for the Gold Coast, the redevelopment of Parklands incorporates the 17 hectare (ha) village including over 7 ha of open spaces which are due for completion in late 2017. The site will incorporate 1,252 dwellings (1,170 one and two bedroom apartments and 82 townhouses) housing 6,600 athletes and officials during the games.
The Parklands project is guided by environmentally sustainable design principles, encompassing environmental, social and economic initiatives. This is underpinned by accreditation from third-party rating agencies:
- Parklands project has achieved a full 6 Leaf EnviroDevelopment Mixed Use accreditation from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) for its commitment to ecosystems, waste, energy, water, materials and community.
- Parklands project has achieved a 6 Green Star Communities pilot rating from the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA), this is equivalent to ‘World Leadership’ in sustainability. In addition, it was awarded 10 out 10 innovation credit points.
Post the Games, the site will become a mixed-use residential and commercial Health and Knowledge Precinct, which will cover an area in excess of 29 ha.
The private development is managed by Grocon Developments (Parklands) Pty Ltd, with the state contributing to the cost.
Key venue stats
$550 million investment
Up to 1,500 jobs supported during design and construction
136,420 trees will be planted in green spaces throughout the completed development ahead of the Games
Funding partners and partner agencies
Southport Parklands Drive,
Southport QLD 4215
56,252 m3 of concrete in the construction
2,379 tonnes of reinforcement
6,600 athletes and officials will stay at the village during the games
1,000+ tradies on site at peak construction with over 4,400 inducted onto the site
136,420 trees will be planted in green spaces throughout the development ahead of GC2018
- 100% of dwellings to achieve a Liveable Housing Design certification
- Cycling and walking paths along all routes
- Estimated to generate 1,500 jobs throughout design and construction phase
- 136,420 trees will be planted in green spaces throughout the completed development ahead of the Games
- Support local communities – Achieved 6 Leaf EnviroDevelopment Mixed Use accreditation – ecosystems, waste, community, materials, energy and water
- Site has achieved a 6 Green Star Communities pilot rating from the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA), equivalent to 'World Leadership' in sustainability.
- Credit for the reduction of potable water consumption, 205 beyond regulatory compliance
- 13 indigenous businesses contracted during the development
- South East Queensland businesses won 105 of 111 contracts awarded on the Commonwealth Games Village Parklands project. Of these 56 are Gold Coast based
- 6 Leaf EnviroDevelopment rating and a 6 star Green Star rating