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Surfers Paradise Business Centre

A Surfers Paradise Business Centre master plan is currently underway in consultation with the area's business leaders and stakeholders.

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Surfers Paradise Business Centre Place Based Master Plan


A holistic precinct place making master plan for the Surfers Paradise Business Centre is currently underway, in consultation with the area’s business leaders and stakeholders.

The Surfers Paradise Business Centre is situated between The Esplanade and the Nerang River, and from Cypress/View Avenue south to Hanlan Street incorporating Appel Lane, Transit Centre to Watson Esplanade. Adjacent main destinations include the Chevron Island Town Centre, Q1 Tower and Skypoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Foreshore and beach, with the future Cultural Precinct at Evandale currently under construction.

The objective is to enhance the unique identity of Surfers Paradise as an international landmark destination and major event precinct. Transport and pedestrian access will be improved and infrastructure provided to develop and activate the streetscape.

The vision

Surfers Paradise is an integral part of the Gold Coast experience for local and international tourists, local residents and commercial enterprise. It is seen as a major event precinct, characterised by high rise apartments and mixed use urban precinct lifestyle including tourist accommodation, restaurants, serviced offices, recreational opportunities, varied retail outlets and businesses.

Surfers Paradise is renowned for its major youth events, vibrant nightlife, style, shopping and dining as well as its world famous beach and surf culture.

This master plan aims to reinforce Surfers Paradise as the premier international destination for locals and visitors as the major event, dining, urban and commercial precinct of the city where more people choose to live, work, invest and spend time.

Project framework

The project will be delivered in the following stages:

  • site analysis and research
  • draft master plan design
  • community engagement from 30 October to 26 November 2019
  • evaluation of engagement feedback
  • finalise master plan report.

Project area

Download a map of the Surfers Paradise Business Centre project area.

Surfers Paradise Business Centre - project area (PDF 200kb)

Framework of the Draft Place Based Master Plan

The framework identified pedestrian links and cycling routes; local identity and cultural image; and opportunities to improve parks, headlands, tree coverage, environmental, seating and viewing opportunities.

Place Based Draft Master Plan

Download a map of the Surfers Paradise Core Business Precinct Master Plan overall streetscape concept.

Draft Surfers Paradise Core Business Precinct Master Plan (PDF 1.2mb)

Draft Surfers Paradise Master Plan – Civic Spaces (PDF 3.8mb)

Draft Surfers Paradise Master Plan – Pedestrian Comfort (PDF 5.3mb)

Draft Surfers Paradise Master Plan – Streetscapes (PDF 4.1mb)

Community consultation

Consultation was undertaken between 30 October to 26 November 2019. Engagement was online as well as within Cavill Mall allowing people to engage and provide ideas in person.

The Cavill Heart was utilised as a tool to allow people to write what they loved about Surfers Paradise on the inside and what they thought Surfers Paradise needed on the outside.

Surfers Paradise Master Plan Engagement brochure (PDF 528kb)

Contact details

City Place Making
Phone: 07 5582 8065
Fax: 07 5582 8009


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