Griffith Street Stage 2 Revitalisation Project

  • Project typeBusiness & economic development
  • Project value$4,562,874
  • Project schedule2022 to 2024
  • Contractor nameCity of Gold Coast and external contractors
Griffith Street Stage 2 Revitalisation Project

This project is the second stage of revitalisation and upgrade to Griffith Street. Griffith Street plays a pivotal role in the greater Coolangatta business precinct and forms an important connection to the border and beyond.

This section of Griffith Street encompasses accommodation houses, restaurants/eateries and a variety of other commercial businesses. Many of the restaurants have outdoor dining areas extending to the footpath contributing to a livelier atmosphere in the street.

In 2019, the Coolangatta and Kirra Business Centre Place Based Master Plan was completed and endorsed by Council. The master plan identified the Griffith Street upgrade as a high priority project with public art as a key component and opportunity to the revitalisation of Coolangatta.

The public art component of the project is seen as a substantial opportunity for local, young and emerging artists to represent the unique culture and history of Coolangatta, to celebrate its diverse identities, share its stories to connect and give the community a strong sense of place and pride.

Project details

This second stage Griffith Street project will deliver urban design streetscape improvements between Warner and Stuart Streets, including:

  • Feature planting
  • Landscaping treatments
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Public artwork curation
  • Footpath improvements
  • Access upgrades
  • Outdoor dining opportunities
  • Safety improvements
  • Active travel opportunities
  • Street activation opportunities
  • John Orbansen (OAM) Park upgrade

Griffith Street revitalisation project – Stage 2 information board

Please refer to the photo gallery below for concepts showing before and after pictures.

Project timeline

Project timeline
Date Project stage
Early 2022 Commencement of civil engineering detail design
Mid 2022 Engagement of arts curator
Completion of civil engineering design and landscape construction documentation
Commencement of new footpath works and landscaping
Early 2024 Completion of new footpath works and landscaping
Late 2023 to early 2024 Installation of public art works

Location

Griffith Street, between Warner and Stuart Streets, Coolangatta 4225  
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