Construction spree in Gold Coast ahead of Commonwealth Games

Construction spree in Gold Coast ahead of Commonwealth Games
Construction spree in Gold Coast ahead of Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast is about to witness a spate of developments ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

More than 3,000 development applications have been made to the Gold Coast City Council this financial year, including several multimillion-dollar projects, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Developments either approved or dumped in 2016-17 by city council: 

Imperial Square 

A multibillion-dollar superpower city which would feature a 108-storey building at its centre awaits approval. It has been put forward by developer Azzura.

Aquis Pacific Point 

A $440 million, 48-storey tower proposed by Hong Kong billionaire Tony Fung’s Aquis has won approval. Construction is set to begin later this year.

The current tower at Main Beach Parade, Surfers Paradise will be demolished to make way for the new complex.


The 89-level tower will be the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest tower upon its completion. The beachside project is being built by Chinese developer Forise.

Construction has started on the $1.2 billion project and it is expected to be completed by 2020.

It will reach a height of 297 metres, soaring above Q1’s 245m roof.

The Mariner 

A $600 million, two-tower development proposed by developer Sunland Group, has been temporarily shelved after it faced opposition from locals and city leaders but is expected to resurface later this year.


A 103-story tower project in Surfers Paradise has been granted approval. The development will consist of two towers, one 76 storeys high and the other reaching up to 103 storeys.

It will sit just metres below the maximum allowable height under the flight path.

Star Of The Sea 

A multi-tower development complex proposed for a Marine Parade site in central Surfers Paradise. It is expected to have at least three towers and its developers are searching for a partner for the project.


A hi-tech 47 storey tower, including a seven-level car stacker has been given the go ahead by the Gold Coast City Council’s planning committee.

The project was proposed by York Property Holdings for Main Beach. 

Unnamed Main Beach Tower 

A 50-storey project planned by developer Hapsburg for a site on the corner of Main Beach Pde and Woodroffe Ave has been rejected. It was refused by the council because of the density and design of the project.

ASF Integrated Resort

A $3 billion, five-tower project put forward by ASF. The state government is expected to take a decision to approve it later this year.

The Star Towers 

Approved in 2016, one tower is already being built and is due to open by Christmas. Construction of the second, larger tower will begin next year.

One Marine Parade

Construction is expected to begin next year on a $136 million, 35-storey residential tower planned by developer Sunland for the Labrador KFC site on Marine Parade. It will go to market before Christmas.

Queen Street Village

Work has started on an eight-tower residential and retail precinct to be built on the old Gold Coast Hospital site in the heart of Southport. Developer Nerang St Pty Ltd’s multi-billion project targets retirees and students.

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