Beach club trial

  • Project typeCommunity
  • Project schedule1 December 2021 to 30 January 2022
  • Contractor nameAustralian Venue Co
Kurrawa beach club aerial

We have selected leading hospitality operator Australian Venue Co to undertake a beach club trial between 1 December 2021 and 30 January 2022. The aim of the trial is to inform future council decisions on a Gold Coast beach club strategy, boost the city’s visitor economy and support local employment.  

Project information

Positioned in the heart of Broadbeach, Kurrawa Beach Club will become a social hub for locals, visitors and tourists seeking a unique Gold Coast experience. This exciting summer pop-up has been designed with the local community in mind and will suit all ages and be family friendly. 

Benefits to the community

  • Kurrawa Beach Club will feature daybeds, casual dining areas, bookable VIP cabanas, kids play area and a community recreational zone with volleyball nets.
  • An onsite kitchen will serve a fresh and locally produced summer inspired menu, while the bar will offer a range of thirst-quenching drinks.
  • Entertainment will showcase talented Gold Coast musicians to support the local music industry, health and wellness sessions in partnership with local businesses and family-friendly activities.
  • Kurrawa Beach Club will provide employment to approximately 60 staff who will be responsible for the delivery and operation of the venue.  The pop-up will be supported by approximately 20 local subcontractors in the provision of a wide range of services, from security, cleaning, laundry and waste management.  For more information on employment opportunities, opening times, bookings and entertainment visit Australian Venue Co’s website.

Background

At the Council meeting held on 12 October 2021, the City of Gold Coast decided to undertake a beach club trial between 1 December 2021 and 30 January 2022, which could include/feature:

  • a licenced bar and kitchen (onsite drinks and food service)
  • live music and entertainment
  • free and ticketed community events/experiences
  • family friendly activities
  • kids’ activities 
  • low impact exercise and wellbeing classes such as yoga, tai chi and meditation
  • public art and other cultural experiences
  • beach equipment such as cabanas, sun lounges, day beds and beach umbrellas.

The location for the trial is Kurrawa Terrace, Broadbeach. The structures/infrastructure (containers, marquees, toilets, lighting etc) to support the trial, will be temporary in nature, and will be bumped in and out as part of the trial. This is similar to other events that have been held at this location.

After a market process to find an experienced operator leading hospitability operator Australian Venue Co was selected to lodge an event application to the City of Gold Coast. Subject to being issued an event permit Australian Venue Co will launch their beach club for a two-month trial starting in December 2021. As part of the trial, the City of Gold Coast and Australian Venue Co will collect community feedback.

Location

Kurrawa Beach, Broadbeach 4218  
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