This project is designed to help revitalise Southport CBD through an upgrade of Nerang Street between Scarborough Street and Marine Parade.
The street is in the centre of Southport CBD and is an important connector between the CBD and the Broadwater Parklands.
Nerang Street has potential to become an ‘eat street’. It is has wide footpaths and is close to public transport and popular destinations including a major shopping centre.
This section of Nerang Street is a mix of commercial businesses, restaurants and educational providers. Some of the restaurants have licenced outdoor dining areas extending on to the footpath. The design and state of footpath in some parts of the street make it difficult to have outdoor dining. The footpath also has a dated brick surface and stormwater drainage will be reviewed.
The draft Nerang Street place making plan concept is intended to enhance the current function of the space and achieve the best use of the generous footpath width and existing infrastructure creating a safer, more active public open space.
Existing street functions include:
Using feedback from local business leaders and external assessments, the vision intends to:
View Draft Nerang Street place making concept(PDF, 2MB)