What’s On

What’s On

The Gold Coast CBD and adjoining Broadwater Parklands , Southport Library,  Southport Community Centre, and Aquatic Centre have diverse calendars of events.  Southport will also be a key venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games with Southport being a key venue.

Chinatown

Chinatown

Gold Coast Chinatown is an integral part of the revitalisation of Southport as an international CBD. It is the place on the Gold Coast to celebrate diversity through culture, design, people and food.

Business and investment

Business and 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...

Visit the CBD

Southport is rich in history as it is one of the Gold Coast’s oldest suburbs, later becoming the administrative and commercial centre of the Gold Coast. Now the bustling CBD for the Gold Coast, Southport’s captivating appeal still remains. Southport is now a shopping, dining, business and residential hub that has numerous unique features as it overlooks the alluring Broadwater and has countless attractions – something for everyone.

 

Attractions and things to do

Attractions and things to do

There are so many different attractions to explore and things to do in Southport. Southport is a hub of activity, has an incredible lifestyle component on offer and really encapsulates everything that the Gold Coast stands for.

 

Art and culture

Art and culture

The Gold Coast’s CBD is being re-imagined – our culture is energetic, vibrant and distinctly Gold Coast.

Arts and cultural development in the CBD will ensure it comes alive with cultural offerings and be a place where all generations are keen to work...

Getting here

Getting here

Getting to the CBD is easy as there are plenty of transport options to choose from. Whether you want to drive, cycle, ride the G or catch another form of public transport this page provides you information on how to get to the CBD.

History

History

For many years Southport encompassed both sides of the mouth of the Nerang River with the main surfing beach being on the southern side of the river. The location of the Southport Yacht Club and Southport Surf Life Saving Club in the suburb of Main Beach is a legacy of these earlier times.

Local Organisations

Local Organisations

There are numerous organisations in and around Southport that you may want or need to contact. Please click on the below organisations if you wish to be redirected to one of these organisations webpages.

CBD Projects

The Gold Coast CBD is undergoing an exciting period of transformation with numerous projects underway which provide the foundation for future population growth, commercial and residential development, high-tech knowledge hubs, world-class sporting infrastructure, lively multi-cultural precincts and refined transportation links. There is more than $5 billion worth of ongoing public or private investment planned, underway or recently completed within the CBD.

CBD Program 2025

CBD Program 2025

We are redefining our CBD not only as a place to do business but as a dynamic urban centre which is uniquely Gold Coast celebrating our lifestyle...

CBD Main Street Revitalisation

CBD Main Street Revitalisation

The City is preparing a revitalisation plan for the Gold Coast CBD’s main street – Nerang Street. Once complete...

CBD Facade Improvement Program

CBD Facade Improvement Program

Following a well received and successful first round of the CBD Facade Improvement Program, the CBD Office is excited to announce that Round 2 of the Program has been released.

Southport Mall Improvements

Southport Mall Improvements

The Southport Mall (Nerang St – Scarborough St to Marine Parade)...

Southport PDA Baseline Report 2015

Southport PDA Baseline Report 2015

To track the progress of the transformation of the CBD the Southport PDA 2015 Baseline Report has been established. The aim of this report is to measure and map economic, urban planning...

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CBD Office

The Gold Coast CBD Office is located in the historical Southport Chambers, where a team of experts are dedicated to helping you take advantage of new opportunities in the CBD.