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Surfers Paradise Projects & Initiatives

A number of exciting changes are taking place in Surfers Paradise.

A major redevelopment of the Surfers Paradise Foreshore was completed in April 2011. The redevelopment has transformed the beachfront and reconnected the heart of Surfers Paradise with the beach. See the Surfers Paradise Foreshore Redevelopment website for more information. This project recently won a Master Builders Award for construction (2011).

Council together with residents, businesses, visitors and stakeholders have created a vision for Surfers Paradise to 2040 to help guide future development, manage the precinct's 24 hour activity, and assist to manage the expectations of all who use it. 

The community’s vision for Surfers Paradise is: Surfers Paradise is the heart of the Gold Coast and an international tourist destination where people come to visit and live to discover a relaxed urban lifestyle that is fun and entertaining, stylish and cultured on the shores of our world famous beach.


The planned Gold Coast Rapid Transit System is expected to run through Surfers Paradise by 2014, with the completion of stage one of the project. Click here to view an animation of the light rail running through Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise.

A streetscaping masterplan for Cavill Avenue has been completed and the Cavill Mall upgrade is scheduled to commence in the near future between the Esplanade and Orchid Avenue. Additionally, the Surfers Paradise Transit Centre is currently being refurbished.

The Surfers Paradise Strategic Action Plan 2010-20 provides clear direction for the precinct over the next 10 years. This action plan includes all Council projects in and related to Surfers Paradise and is updated annually.

The marketing, events and promotion within the precinct are managed by Council's controlled entity, Surfers Paradise Alliance (SPA). Visit the Surfers Paradise Alliance's website for more information about the latest events and news in the precinct.

All of these initiatives will impact positively upon local businesses, and attract a broad and diverse range of visitors to the area.

For more information about Surfers Paradise, visit the Gold Coast City Council's Surfers Paradise webpage.

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