Gold Coast CBD
Southport is the Gold Coast’s Central Business District (CBD), and has played a pivotal role on the Gold Coast and in South East Queensland for more than a century. It was one of the first coastal resort towns in the region, later becoming the administrative and commercial centre of the Gold Coast.
The City of Gold Coast is working to revitalise the Gold Coast CBD as a dynamic and vibrant urban centre that will position the Gold Coast as a globally competitive business, investment and lifestyle destination. A number of significant projects are already underway from both the government and the private sector.
Gold Coast CBD Office
The City of Gold Coast (City) is here to support investment and business in the city. The Gold Coast CBD Office is located in the historical Southport Chambers and the team are dedicated to helping you take advantage of new opportunities in the CBD.
Our team provide a range of services; from pre-development meetings, strategic advice and research, business support and capacity building, investment and relocation, partnership opportunities, international delegation assistance, marketing and promotion, to financial assistance and event management.
Our team works closely with the development industry and business as well as state and federal government to connect you with other available programs.
We are the experts on doing business in the CBD. To find out how we can help you, get in touch with us:
Phone: 1300 CBD TEAM (1300 223 8326)
Southport Priority Development Area (PDA)
The Southport PDA significantly boosts our plans to revitalise Southport as the Gold Coast’s CBD. The PDA status removes development barriers, boosts investment opportunities and facilitates economic development.
The Southport PDA Development Scheme guides planning and development of a vibrant CBD as the definitive centre for commerce.
The Gold Coast CBD is undergoing an exciting period of transformation with more than $5 billion worth of public or private investment underway or recently completed.
These projects provide the foundation to support future development and deliver sophisticated transportation links, high-tech knowledge hubs, vibrant multi-cultural precincts and world-class sporting infrastructure.
- G:Link Light Rail
- Gold Coast Chinatown
- Broadwater Parklands Stage 3
- Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
- Southport Mall improvements
Parking in the CBD
Parking in the CBD is easy and affordable, with a number of public and private car parks, as well as on street parking, available. The City is developing a parking locator smart phone app which will provide information on parking prices, locations and real time parking availability, making it quicker and easier for visitors to find parking. View car parks in the area on the Gold Coast CBD parking map.
- Division 6 - Cr Dawn Crichlow OAM
- Gold Coast Chinatown
- Southport Priority Development Area (PDA) Development Scheme