The redevelopment of Parklands, Southport will be one of the largest urban renewal projects ever undertaken on the Gold Coast. The redevelopment will provide vital infrastructure for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) and in the longer-term, it will form the key residential, commercial and retail part of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.
On 1 October 2013, control of the 29 hectare site at Parklands was transferred to Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) to manage the redevelopment of Parklands.
EDQ will work with a private developer to deliver the Commonwealth Games Village. EDQ will manage the longer-term release of land for development of mixed use health and knowledge uses by third party developers after GC2018.
The Commonwealth Games Village will be one of the most significant legacy projects of GC2018.
Commonwealth Games Village master plan
On 24 March 2014, the Queensland Government released to the community the Commonwealth Games Village master plan ( 2.7 MB) and fly-through video proposed by the preferred developer, Grocon.
On 4 July 2014, the Queensland Government announced that the master plan development application had been approved.
The master plan approval the allows for redevelopment for future legacy uses as a mixed-used community integrated with the existing Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, and delivery of the Commonwealth Games Village.
The project will include 1200 apartments and townhouses across 30 buildings, and provide accommodation and services to 6,500 athletes and officials during GC2018.
After GC2018, the Commonwealth Games Village will be transformed into the residential component of this new mixed-use, health and knowledge community.
The balance of the land will be held by the State for the future health and knowledge development from 2018.
For more information about the project visit the Commonwealth Games Village master plan webpage.
The private developer will be responsible for engaging sub-contractors and suppliers for this project and will be required to publish opportunities for the Commonwealth Games Village project on the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Qld Gateway. The ICN Gateway provides the opportunity for suppliers to register for contracting opportunities for these projects and to be notified as they arise.
Business support tools and capacity building for suppliers
The Queensland Government Business and Industry Portal provides a range of services and support tools to assist business.
To ensure full advantage can be taken of procurement opportunities, local suppliers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with information about upcoming projects and the requirements that must be met to successfully pre-qualify for tenders. The Industry Capability Network (ICN) administers the InformaICN Gateway to allow local suppliers to register against work opportunities when they become available.
Suppliers who are unsure of their Tier status in the supply chain are encouraged to undertake the ICN Tier Barometer Assessment on ICN Queensland's website. This online tool provides suppliers with a nominal Tier level and an indication of their capability to optimise their chance of success when tendering.
The Black Business Finder (part of ICN Qld) helps Indigenous businesses to be considered for supply chain opportunities.
For information on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™, visit the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) website. GOLDOC is responsible for planning, organising and delivering the XXI Commonwealth Games.