Southport Broadwater Parklands by AECOM Design + Planning
Client: Gold Coast City Council
The awards jury felt that the Southport Broadwater Parklands project represents a “new look” Gold Coast. Funded through the Q150 Legacy Infrastructure Program, the masterplanning and first stage of construction has delivered a project of big sweep that has the potential to become one of Australia’s great foreshore parks. AECOM’s design generates a robust and sustainable framework within which activities will happen and has created active connections to a reactivated green waterfront.
The attention to ecosystem preservation and sustainable design ticked all the boxes on the AILA Climate Change case studies as assessed against AILA principles and stands as an exemplar for future practice in the development of public space in this area of the country, which continues to withstand the pressures of population growth and increasing visitor numbers.