In 2013 the Queensland Government selected private developer Grocon to redevelop seven hectares of the 29 hectare Parklands site for use as the athlete's village during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Early works commenced in August 2014, construction was completed and the site was handed over to GOLDOC in October 2017 to be transformed into the Commonwealth Games Village.

The Parklands redevelopment incorporates 1252 permanent dwellings comprising of 1170 apartments and 82 townhouses that will provide accommodation and services to 6600 athletes and officials during GC2018. Also incorporated is 7.3 hectares of green and open space including a community park and extensive landscaped areas.

The redevelopment is one of the largest urban renewal projects ever undertaken on the Gold Coast. After GC2018, the Parklands redevelopment will provide significant legacy infrastructure for a modern, mixed-used community which includes one and two bedroom apartments, three bedroom townhouses and a new business hub for health and knowledge, commercial and retail use.

After GC2018 Grocon will prepare the development for a mixed-use residential community with the apartments and townhouses to become available for public rent and possible purchase from early 2019.

The balance of land will be held by the State for the future health and knowledge development that integrates within the existing multi-billion dollar Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

For more information about the Parklands Redevelopment including the project fact sheet and latest news, visit

About the construction

The following time-lapse images were taken from commencement of early in site works from August 2014 to June 2016. Construction is scheduled for completion in October 2017 before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April 2018.

Private Developer: Grocon

Deliverables: Accommodation and services to 6600 athletes and officials during GC2018

Status: Construction completed

Location: Parklands, Southport