Gold Coast CBD – Southport

At the heart of the Gold Coast is the emergence of a CBD that is revitalised, dynamic and vibrant; a CBD that will position the Gold Coast as a globally competitive lifestyle, investment and business destination.

What's On

The Gold Coast CBD has a diverse and rapidly growing annual calendar of events.  The Chinatown Street Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month until November when the Markets break for Christmas and recommence in February with the annual Lunar New Year Celebration. It is the place to celebrate the city’s diversity through culture, design, people and food.

Broadwater Parklands hosts world class sporting events including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon and Queensland Triathlon Series as well as a range of other family, cultural and sporting events.



Gold Coast Chinatown is a unique and modern precinct in the heart of the CBD that provides a place for the Gold Coast to celebrate its diversity.  The precinct is continuously evolving with new Asian-inspired businesses, restaurants, cultural embellishments and events.  Home to the much loved Chinatown Street Markets and Gold Coast’s largest Lunar New Year Celebrations.


Business & Investment

Gold Coast CBD is undergoing a transformation. More than $5 billion worth of investment in major projects, alongside the declaration of Southport as a Priority Development Area (PDA) is revitalising the CBD and giving rise to new commercial opportunities.

A CBD Project Team has been established to connect you with opportunities within the CBD, including business and investment support.



CBD Program - Have your say

Our CBD in Southport is a dynamic downtown of opportunity that is brimming with possibility.

To achieve the vision of a vibrant urban centre, the City has created the CBD Program 2025 which identifies the projects and activities being initiated within the next four years.

We are committed to creating a CBD that is a truly unique space for future generations to thrive and succeed.

Your feedback will help us do just that. Please have your say on our Gold Coast CBD and go in the draw for a chance to win a $400 voucher for the recently upgraded Australia Fair shopping centre or two double movie passes for Event Cinemas valued at $20 each.

Urbis grows with the Gold Coast

Urbis is celebrating an important milestone on its journey with the Gold Coast with an expansion to new premises on Marine Parade, Southport.

Director Matthew Schneider who leads the Urbis Gold Coast team said: “Urbis is committed to having a strong and growing local presence. As a city we are taking huge steps forward and at the same time overcoming the familiar growing pains that come with youth. There has never been a more important time for us to bring our city shaping expertise and experience to bear.”

The new premises allows Urbis to soon add urban design and landscape architecture capabilities to our established team of town planners and property economists.

Find out more here.

Invitations open for Davison Lane Improvement Grant

The Gold Coast CBD Program Davison Lane Improvement Grant has been released.

This targeted initiative aims to assist property and business owners improve their buildings adjoining Davison Lane, Southport, in time for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Lunar New Year 2018 and Southport’s 100 Year Anniversary.

Improvement works must external to the building, and could include installing lighting, new or improved signage, murals and artwork, greenery such as planter boxes.

Applications will be received on an ongoing basis until Friday, 27 November 2017, unless otherwise advised.

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