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City place making

City place making undertakes urban renewal of the city’s commercial centres, revitalising and reactivating them to become more liveable, vibrant and connected.

City place making

What is City Place Making?

City of Gold Coast’s (City) new corporate plan ‘Gold Coast 2020’ plans for a future, ‘inspired by lifestyle, driven by opportunity’ that promotes prosperity for the city.  

City place making is a high quality implementation unit undertaking urban renewal of the city’s commercial centres, revitalising and reactivating them to become more liveable, vibrant and connected. These upgrades of business centres strongly contribute to city lifestyle and provide opportunities for small business entrepreneurs, promoting prosperity for the city.

Place making facilitates the long-term, integrated planning and development of safe, vibrant public spaces and neighbourhoods that are valued by local people and are attractive to visitors, strengthening local community and economic life.

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Precinct master planning

How does master planning assist place making?


Nature park in Southport

Place making projects

Find out about the City’s place making projects.


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Centre improvement projects

Find out about the Centre Improvement Program and view galleries of past and present projects.


Food shops by the tram line

Tactical urbanism projects

Find out about tactical urbanism and how the City is implementing these projects across the Gold Coast.


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PARK(ing) Day

Find out about PARK(ing) Day and how the City facilitates the initiative to inspire creativity and create social opportunities for local communities while challenging the perception of how public space can be better utilised.

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