Smith Collective is rapidly becoming Australia’s most liveable neighbourhood! Located in the heart of the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct, the vibrant residential community and retail precinct is an idea; place to live, work and study on the Gold Coast.
Residents enjoy living in a pet-friendly rental community surrounded by green parkland and walking tracks, four resident pools & gyms and a growing variety of shopping, dining and beauty options.
Smith Collective is no ordinary community and is reinventing rental by offering stylish and spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, as well as 3 bedroom townhouses, with towers opened up in stages.
Seven hectares of greenspace with walking paths and public art surround the apartment buildings and the vibrant village heart in the centre is flanked by the 9.5 hectares that are being developed for health and knowledge commercial investment.
Smith Collective has rapidly built up to be home to almost 2,500 residents who will enjoy the convenient location next to Griffith University and the hospitals, endless landscaped gardens, shops on the doorstep, a community veggie garden and an off-leash dog park.
A program of resident events also creates a vibrant community atmosphere and celebrates the enviable Gold Coast lifestyle.
The Parklands development is centred around a new village heart, whose hero is the “disc”, a sculptural element which recalls the rock formations and waterfalls of Natural Bridge at Springbrook National Park.
Wrapping around the village heart is the “arbour”, a twisting, golden double helix which continues conceptually throughout the entire Parklands site: it is the DNA strand which ties the precinct together.
Images and information courtesy John Gollings and Arm Architecture.
With a full-service Woolworths supermarket and BWS at its centre, Smith Collective’s retail precinct includes outdoor alfresco dining in a lively urban setting. A hairdresser and barber, plus delicious dining bring taste and convenience to your doorstep.
135,000 - trees planted
7 ha - green space around residential community (Village Heart Park)
84 ha - open space in the precinct
13 km - off-road cycling tracks
8.3km - on-road cycleways
The Precinct is serviced by two light rail stations as well as buses, connecting to the Southport CBD and Surfers Paradise as well as heavy rail to Brisbane. With easy access to the M1 via Smith Street, commuting is convenient.
The new Mantra at Sharks boasts 120 hotel rooms and suites, a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the Gold Coast including the Surfers Paradise skyline and the beautiful hinterland, along with spacious, light-filled meeting rooms, ideal for board meetings, annual general meetings and secretariats and break out rooms for conferences.
Griffith University’s sporting facilities include the Griffith University Athletics track, a national standard facility with synthetic track, throwing cage and jumping equipment; Griffith Aquatic Centre, boasting a state-of-the-art Olympic pool and functional fit centre with the UniFitness gym, operated by the Student Guild and open to students, staff and the general community.
Griffith University offers nine cafe and dining outlets, including G’s Restaurant and Café, while cafe and convenience food outlets are also available at both hospitals.
Smith Collective Retail will offer an exciting mix of cafe and dining options, anchored by a full-service Woolworths supermarket.