Tours

Post-Conference Tours

Tour 1 - 2018 Commonwealth Games Venues: “Share the Dream” – Enjoy the Games!

  • Date: Wednesday 15th November 2017
  • Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Pickup & return: Lobby, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast
  • Catering: Each delegate will be given a tour pack with water, juice and
    substantial morning tea items
  • Cost: $70.00 per person
  • Limited to: 50 people only

Gold Coast is set to thrive in 2018 as we welcome and share the 2018 Commonwealth Games with the world! Hosted by guides specifically selected for their involvement and knowledge in the Urban Design complexities of delivering and managing projects of this global magnitude, this tour will review the master planning, key design features of venues, impacts on logistics, transport, liveability and accessibility, Priority Development Areas (PDA) and while we are in the area, we will also review the Health & Knowledge Precinct which is another successful project in the Gold Coast’s master planning. Guests will enjoy the luxury of air-conditioned buses as we will physically review Commonwealth Games highlights including:

  1. Athletes Village – The Parklands redevelopment incorporates 1252 permanent dwellings comprising of 1170 apartments and 82 townhouses that will provide accommodation and services to 6600 athletes and officials during GC2018. Also incorporated is 7.3 hectares of green and open space including a community park and extensive landscaped areas.
  2. Coomera Indoor Sports Centre – Hosting the Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics, it is the first of three new sporting venues to be constructed for GC2018, the facility features eight mixed-use sports courts and a specialist gymnastics area.
  3. Gold Coast Aquatic Centre – Also known as the Optus Aquatic Centre for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is a public swimming pool complex located in the Southport Broadwater Parklands and will be the swimming and diving facility
  4. Gold Coast Cultural Precinct – With new visual and performing arts facilities and a programmed outdoor Artscape, the completed Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will support the city’s already thriving cultural evolution.
  5. Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre Carrara – The Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre will provide world-class competition and training facilities capable of hosting international sporting events such as the badminton, weightlifting and wrestling competitions during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™.

*Tours subject to change, Conference Secretariat will provide 48hrs notice

Book your tour during the registration process or email the conference secretariat –
conference@urbandesignaustralia.com.au

Tour 2 – Linking the City together: Light Rail Urban Renewal & City Place Making

  • Date: Wednesday 15th November 2017
  • Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Pickup & return: Lobby, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast
  • Catering: Each delegate will be given a tour pack with water, juice and substantial morning tea items
  • Cost: $70.00 per person
  • Limited to: 30 people only

How do you plan and future proof your city against key issues like transportation, urban density, economic growth, strengthening the local community, required urban renewal and especially for the Gold Coast, the tourism impact of attracting visitors and needing the City to be vibrant and connected? Hosted by guides specifically selected for their involvement and knowledge in stages of the G:Link and the destinations we will stop at, this tour will give you insight into the steps towards City management. We will journey on the G:Link and physically review highlights including:

  1. Griffith University –A series of prestigious rankings systems place Griffith in the top 3% of universities worldwide!
  2. Gold Coast University Hospital – As one of Queensland’s largest clinical teaching and research facilities, the facility’s design is efficient and allows for expansion to meet the growing health needs of the Gold Coast, one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.
  3. Broadwater Parklands – A major consideration in urban renewal and liveability of a city is the development of the Gold Coast’s world class Broadwater Parklands
  4. Surfers Paradise Foreshore – City of Gold Coast completed its $25 million upgrade of the Surfers Paradise foreshore with continuation with the Surfers Paradise Business Centre. The new design reconnects the heart of Surfers Paradise to the beach and creates a safer, more accessible public space with improved infrastructure for recreational activities and events.
  5. Broadbeach Precinct – This is place-based master planning and impact of activation and repositioning of the Broadbeach Core Business Precinct including recommendations for short, medium and long term strategic interventions that inform City of Gold Coast’s decision making and future budgets.

*Tours subject to change, Conference Secretariat will provide 48hrs notice

Book your tour during the registration process or email the conference secretariat –
conference@urbandesignaustralia.com.au

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