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The master plan (PDF icon 2.7 MB) for the redevelopment of Parklands, beginning with the delivery of the Commonwealth Games Village has been approved by the Queensland Government.

Development of the Commonwealth Games Village will occupy seven hectares of the 29 hectare Parklands site.

Commonwealth Games Village Flythrough

The transformation of Parklands will begin with the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village to deliver essential accommodation and services for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018). Construction will commence in 2015.

After GC2018, this significant infrastructure will be transformed into a new mixed-use community.

This will include a new residential community and a business hub for health and knowledge, commercial and retail development. This will be integrated with the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct which is already open for business.

The Commonwealth Games Village has been architecturally designed and captures the essence of the sub-tropical environment of Queensland's south coast with special attention being paid to sunlight, shading, natural air flows and water.

Landscape past disc image caption: Artist impression of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ Commonwealth Games Village heart and future mixed-use health and knowledge precinct, Parklands
Artist impression of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ Commonwealth Games Village heart and future mixed-use health and knowledge precinct, Parklands

Disc Overview image caption: Artist Impression of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ Commonwealth Games Village heart, Parklands
Artist Impression of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ Commonwealth Games Village heart, Parklands

Main Street Axis image caption: Artist Impression of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ Commonwealth Games Village heart and Main Street of future health and knowledge precinct, Parklands
Artist Impression of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ Commonwealth Games Village heart and Main Street of future health and knowledge precinct, Parklands

The master plan design includes more than 1200 apartments and townhouses across more than 30 new buildings ranging in height up to nine levels. This accommodation will become the residential component of this new vibrant, mixed-use, master planned, health and knowledge community after GC2018.

Approximately 12 hectares of land will be held by the state for future health and knowledge use from 2018.

Other key features of the master plan include:

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