Smith Collective is fast becoming Australia’s most livable neighbourhood. Located in the heart of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, this vibrant residential community and retail precinct is an ideal place to live, work and study on the Gold Coast.
Residents enjoy living in a pet-friendly rental-only community surrounded by green parkland and walking tracks, four resident pools and 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.
Surrounding the apartment buildings and the vibrant village heart are 7ha of greenspace with walking paths and public art, all flanked by the 9.5ha being developed for health and knowledge commercial investment.
Smith Collective has become home to almost 2,500 residents enjoying the convenient location next to Griffith University and the hospitals, landscaped gardens, shops on the doorstep, a community veggie garden and an off-leash dog park.
A program of resident events helps build 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 that continues conceptually throughout the entire place: it is the DNA strand tying 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 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
7ha - green space around residential community (Village Heart Park)
84ha - open space in the precinct
13km - off-road cycling tracks
8.3km - on-road cycleways
The Precinct is serviced by buses two light rail stations for easy connectivity with 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 the Surfers Paradise skyline and beautiful hinterland, along with spacious, light-filled meeting rooms ideal for board meetings, annual general meetings and secretariats and breakout 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, and the Griffith Aquatic Centre, boasting a state-of-the-art Olympic pool and functional fit centre with UniFitness gym (operated by the Student Guild and open to students, staff and the public).
Griffith University offers nine cafe and dining outlets, including G’s Restaurant and Café, with cafe and convenience food outlets also available at both hospitals.
The Smith Collective retail hub offers an exciting mix of cafe and dining options, anchored by a full-service Woolworths supermarket.