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Palm Beach Business Centre

The Palm Beach Business Centre is situated over a number of blocks between Fourth and Eighth Avenues, and from Cypress Avenue, East towards the foreshore.

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Palm Beach Business Centre

A place based master plan for the Palm Beach Business Centre

Background

The Palm Beach Business Centre is situated over a number of blocks between Fourth and Eighth Avenues, and from Cypress Avenue, East towards the foreshore. Located 10 minutes from Coolangatta Airport and 15 minutes from Surfers Paradise, the Centre developed around the Gold Coast Highway, at a time when this was the primary north-south transport artery for the city.

During the latter part of the 1990's, City of Gold Coast undertook significant streetscaping along the western side of the Gold Coast Highway between Fourth and Eighth Avenues and along both sides of Fifth Avenue.

In 2008, owners of commercial property facing onto Palm Beach Avenue between Cypress Avenue and the foreshore were asked to vote for a centre improvement project for the street, which would require a levy to be paid to Council over a ten year period following completion. A majority voted against the project going ahead.

In 2012, another centre improvement project was offered to the centre. In this instance, owners of commercial property facing onto Fifth Avenue between Cypress Avenue and the Gold Coast Highway were asked to vote for a centre improvement project for the street, which would require a levy to be paid to Council over a ten year period following completion. A majority voted against the project going ahead.

In 2014, Council agreed to master planning being undertaken to revitalise the Palm Beach Business Centre.

The Master Plan

In 2015, Council engaged Place Design Group Pty Ltd to undertake a place based master plan of the Palm Beach Business Centre.

Two well attended workshops were held with business leaders and traders from the business centre in Palm Beach to establish the desired future direction for Palm Beach and to make recommendations for future works to help bring about the changes.

A draft Final Master Plan was completed by Place Design Group and was on display to the general community for comment between 17 August and 7 September 2015. Feedback received during the community consultation phase was assessed and considered when finalising the master plan for Palm Beach Business Centre.

View the City Place Making Draft Master Plan for Palm Beach Business Centre.

The success of this project will be measured by the successful delivery of a place based master plan that guides the activation and future repositioning of the Palm Beach Business Centre by considered recommendations for short, medium and long term interventions that can inform Council decision making and future budgets.

Contact us

City Place Making
Phone: 07 5582 8065
Fax: 07 5582 8009
Email: cpm@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

 

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