Help us shape the Gold Coast's largest recreational space

Published on 31 May 2024

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The City is asking residents to help shape the Gold Coast’s largest open space destination with community consultation for the next stage of Greenheart now open.

“Greenheart Stage 1 is progressing well and we are now looking for your ideas to create the remainder of what will be the City’s premier parklands,” said Mayor Tom Tate.

“The master plan includes three major precincts and five secondary precincts providing a range of facilities including sports fields, a live event quarter, Discovery Centre, walking trails and improved natural habitats that will create an important wildlife corridor.

“Greenheart will be our city’s largest open space destination for all ages and abilities, so make sure you take the chance to have your say.”

The expansive parklands will cover 257 hectares located in the suburbs of Merrimac and Robina and will be approximately six times the size of Broadwater Parklands.

The Greenheart masterplan intends to create an immersive mixed-used parkland for an active and healthy lifestyle, connecting the community through sporting, recreational and cultural experiences.

“The project is a direct response to our city’s significant growth and is vital for us to continue to offer high quality parks, facilities and environmental outcomes for generations to come,” Mayor Tate added.

The master plan includes:

Sports precinct – 11 sporting fields, 2 ovals, six multi-purpose hard courts, amenities and change rooms.

Event quarter – Celebration event lawn hosting up to 50,000 people for festivals, community events and markets, plus food and beverage outlets including a rooftop restaurant and indoor function facilities.

Discovery Hub – visitor information, education facilities for school excursions and community hire, café, plus 2 ovals.

Community Park – barbecue and picnic facilities, playground, multi-purpose hard court, bike trails and kickabout space.

Habitat areas including renewed wetlands, Mudgeeraba Creek and a new Wildlife corridor – feeding grounds for birds and other wildlife, improved Mudgeeraba Creek water quality, enhanced vegetation, boardwalks, walking trails, bike paths and nature appreciation.

Big and Little Woody Hills – An Indigenous cultural heritage area with walking trails and signage to promote natural and cultural heritage significance.

Residents are encouraged to complete the five-minute survey by 1 July 2024. Everyone who completes the survey can go in the draw to win one of five $500 gift vouchers. Complete the survey via the GC Have Your Say website at gchaveyoursay.com.au/greenheart