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Surf Parade Place Making Project - Broadbeach

Posted on 5 September 2016
Surf Parade Place Making Project - Broadbeach

The City of Gold Coast's $4.5 million redevelopment is well underway. Stage 1 works started in August to deliver a fresh, new look for a pivotal space in the centre of Broadbeach.

It's on track to be complete by December for the Christmas holiday season.

Open for business
Surf Parade is closed to traffic to enable major upgrades to underground infrastructure to continue. All restaurants, bars and businesses remain open and accessible to pedestrians during construction. 

The City of Gold Coast is implementing an extensive advertising program over the next six months to support traders during construction. Communication initiatives include a Hot Tomato radio campaign, social media and website advertising. 

The positioning of informative construction signage, fence-wraps and a variable message sign at the corner of Victoria Park is helping to remind pedestrians and motorists the precinct is open for business. The City of Gold Coast aim to further increase signage where possible.

Gold Coast Volunteering is providing on the ground information and directional advice.

Pedestrian crossings and traffic control
The road is closed for vehicles but pedestrian access will remain at all times. When required traffic controllers will assist pedestrians safely across the road. Detours may be in place at times to ensure safety.

Stage 1 Road and underground infrastructure

August works complete
Water works (28 August) - valves and connections were upgraded to allow for the realignment of water-supply infrastructure.

Works to connect new stormwater pipe and electrical conduits across Victoria Avenue to Victoria Park were completed four days ahead of schedule. These crucial works have improved the area's stormwater services and provided electricity and data connections to future light poles.

September

September works will include installation of 120 metres of new flush kerb pipe connection across Albert Avenue reconnection of the new water main on Surf Parade requiring scheduled work for one night next week (specific work and date to be followed up with a specific notification) new pedestrian and road lighting commences late

Improved pedestrian access with a new crossing connecting the north-west corner of Surf Parade across Queensland Avenue to the Aruba Resort stormwater upgrades and electrical installations will continue.

Parking in Broadbeach during works

All parking bays in Surf Parade, from Victoria Avenue to Queensland Avenue, will be temporarily unavailable during works.

Commercial parking
There are four commercial car parks in Broadbeach near Surf Parade including,  Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre (access via Gold Coast Highway) the Phoenician (access through the laneway behind Main Place)

The Oasis (access via Victoria and Albert Avenues)  the Oracle (access via Albert and Elizabeth Avenues). City parking stations Kurrawa Park car park along Old Burleigh Road (next to the Kurrawa Surf Club) holds 113 cars. The car park is a mix of three hour timed, restricted and seven accessible (disabled) car spaces.

Side streets and parking zones
There is a range of parking options in nearby side streets including Queensland, Jubilee and Albert Avenues as well as parking along the front of Main Place adjacent to the Broadbeach North Light Rail station.

There are car parks along Old Burleigh Road and along Surf Parade (north and south of the construction area). Accessible (disabled) parking is located in Victoria Avenue, Main Place, Albert Avenue, Queensland Avenue, Old Burleigh Road and Kurrawa Park. Please ensure you identify the parking zone and requirements where you park.

Construction work hours
Works will take place between Monday to Friday from 6am to 5pm and if required, potentially Saturdays from 6am to 2pm. Night works for stormwater upgrades in Victoria Avenue are completed. (further updates will be provided regarding any specific night works).

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