Currumbin Eco-Parkland

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The Queensland Government has honoured its 2020 election promise to the community to acquire 148 hectares of land on the Southern Gold Coast, now known as Currumbin Eco-Parkland. The project will ensure the land in Currumbin will remain protected for generations to come and create one of the largest eco-parklands in Australia.

The site was acquired on 30 November 2021 and a community engagement process began on 22 December 2021 seeking community feedback with respect to the site. Economic Development Queensland will lead delivery, given the proposed involvement of other State agencies and Council.

The site presents opportunities for the

The Queensland Government has honoured its 2020 election promise to the community to acquire 148 hectares of land on the Southern Gold Coast, now known as Currumbin Eco-Parkland. The project will ensure the land in Currumbin will remain protected for generations to come and create one of the largest eco-parklands in Australia.

The site was acquired on 30 November 2021 and a community engagement process began on 22 December 2021 seeking community feedback with respect to the site. Economic Development Queensland will lead delivery, given the proposed involvement of other State agencies and Council.

The site presents opportunities for the preservation and rehabilitation of the natural environment including flood plain storage and endangered ecosystems.

The Currumbin Eco-Parkland project comprises 148 hectares of land within the Currumbin Valley. Concept planning for the parkland has commenced and once completed will include:

  • Sporting and recreational elements for family and community enjoyment
  • Protections for local koala habitats, including fodder eucalypt plantation
  • Nature based recreational trails; and
  • Opportunities for rehabilitation and appreciation of the natural environment through eco-tourism.

Community consultation

EDQ is engaging with the community to gather feedback on the options plan for the Currumbin Eco-Parkland to help inform development of a master plan.

Engagement to date:

  • 23 March 2022 – face-to-face meeting held with groups who have environmental interests. Meeting notes available under the Library tab
  • 27 April 2022 – meeting held with community members who have sporting and recreational interests. Presentations and meeting notes are available under the Library tab.
  • 2 June 2022 - meeting held with those who registered an Expression of Interest to participate in a session and members of the general community. Meeting notes from the session will be available under the Library tab shortly.

Please note there will be ongoing opportunities to participate in engagement activities. Read the ministerial statement: https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/94176(External link).

How to get involved

Please take a moment to complete a What are your thoughts? survey to let us know what you think!

  • The Queensland Government has acquired the 148-hectare Martha’s Farm at the Gold Coast to deliver on an election commitment to the community to transform it into Currumbin Eco-Parkland.  

    The Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) within the Queensland Government is now responsible for the site and its transition into an eco-parkland. Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) officers will work with other state agencies and the City of Gold Coast to identify long-term arrangements for the site, ensuring the land remains protected and preserved for generations to come.

    It is anticipated that the Currumbin Eco-Parkland project will be progressively established over 10-15 years.

    Potential features for the eco-parkland include:

    • sporting and recreational areas for family and community enjoyment
    • protections for local koala habitats, including fodder eucalypt plantation
    • opportunities for rehabilitation and appreciation of the natural environment through eco-tourism
    • nature based recreational trails through 46ha of blackbutt forest.

    We are interested in your thoughts on an indicative option plan for the parkland, and how you might enjoy it. Please take a moment to have your say and help us plan a parkland for the community. The survey will take about 4-5 minutes to complete. Thank you.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you to those community members who registered an EOI. Registrations closed on Monday 7 February 2022.

    Details of future community consultation opportunities will be made available on this page over the coming weeks.

    To stay informed please registered as a member of the Have your say page. Your details will assist us to keep in touch with you.


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Page last updated: 03 Jun 2022, 02:55 PM