Gold Coast Chinatown
Currently under construction, the $6.8 million Chinatown precinct is an integral part of the revitalisation of Southport as an international CBD for the Gold Coast.
Chinatown is being developed in partnership with the community, private sector and government. It will offer an authentic Asian experience and create a unique destination on the light rail corridor in the heart of the CBD.
Chinatown is already encouraging Chinese and Asian tourists and fostering international relationships and investment, reinforcing the City as a destination to do business, be entertained, to live and be educated.
Chinatown will provide a sense of home for the Chinese and Asian community that permanently reside on the Gold Coast. As part of the Mayor’s second home strategy, Gold Coast Chinatown will bring a sense of safety and community to the thousands of international students studying at Gold Coast universities, English language schools and colleges.
This modern Chinatown is focused on Young and Davenport Streets in Southport. It will be a place for the Gold Coast to celebrate its diversity through culture, design, people and food. Chinatown will be an exciting mix of restaurants, cultural festivals and boutique; a place of cultural indulgence and celebration.
The next phase of Gold Coast Chinatown will deliver Asian cultural embellishments such as the paifang (traditional gateways), lanterns and lighting, and public art.
Gold Coast Chinatown will be true to the Gold Coast spirit and will represent our new world relationship with the Asia-Pacific region.
An events program for Chinatown will commence shortly with a street market and the unveiling of exciting new additions to the precinct leading up to a festival for Chinese New Year in 2015.
City of Gold Coast currently has nine Sister Cities Agreements.
The City, through the Mayor’s Office, is working closely with our sister cities and partnership cities to inspire the cultural embellishments of Gold Coast Chinatown. A number of Chinese delegations have visited the City to assist with cultural design ideas for the gateways, street furniture, decorative lighting and public art.
The City has been working with Jining City, which has donated a carved statue of the great Chinese philosopher Confucius. The Mayor officially accepted the statue on his recent visit to Jining City, which is the birth place of Confucius.
City of Gold Coast is working closely with other cities to design and donate the Paifang and other public art for the precinct.
The Gold Coast Chinatown Precinct Plan 2013 includes the streetscape design, retail and events strategies plus investment attraction activities and management.
For more information contact the Gold Coast CBD Team:
Phone: 1300 CBD TEAM (1300 223 832)