Robina Group has announced it will gift a 5.5-hectare site to Gold Coast City Council to expand the adjoining Robina City Parklands in one of the biggest deals of its kind in decades. Robina City Parklands is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation with the vision of delivering Gold Coast’s answer to New York’s Central Park.
Over its 40 year history, Robina Group has gifted numerous parcels of land for community use, including the 17 hectares on which Robina City Parklands is currently being developed.
Robina Group chief executive Hylton Slater said being able to gift additional land to further enhance the scope and scale of the parklands was important to Robina Group’s ongoing legacy as founders and creators.
“The Robina City Parklands project is a magnificent Gold Coast City Council initiative and one that we are proud to be able to contribute to as part of our overall masterplan vision for Robina,” Mr Slater said.
“Robina City Parklands will become a signature Gold Coast recreational hub – our very own Central Park – adding immensely to the lifestyle and investment value of the entire Robina and Gold Coast community.”
The gifted site adjoins Robina Group’s $170 million Vue Terrace Homes masterplanned community, the final two stages of which are under construction and due for completion in March and June.
Mr Slater said the additional gift of land would boost the size of Robina City Parklands from 17 to 22.5 hectares allowing for additional open greenspace and public amenity.
“It’s a win for Gold Coast City and a win for our owners in Vue Terraces, who will have the parklands literally on their doorstep.”
Work by Gold Coast City Council has already begun on the existing Robina City Parklands, including the creation of:
- An interactive water play area
- A kiosk and cafe capable of supporting major events
- A village green, which can cater for 7000 spectators during major events
- Yoga lawns and sports fields.
- A giant adventure playground
- An off-leash dog area
- A series of interactive nature-inspired activities for children
City leaders are now devising possible additional features and attractions that could be created with the additional land acquisition.
Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster said the result means thousands upon thousands of locals will now have more open space.
“This will protect the original promise of Robina which was planned and marketed to be the Gold Coast’s living paradise.” he said.
Mayor Tom Tate said the land handover was a fantastic outcome for Gold Coast residents.
“Securing open space for everyone to enjoy remains a priority for this council and it is vital we protect our unique lifestyle as the city grows.” he said.