Keeping Up With The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ Village

4 May, 2016

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ village is set to open its doors to 6600 athletes and team officials staying in 1200 permanent apartments and townhouses across 30 different buildings. But there's a lot more than finding overnight digs to to ensure the village runs smoothly. Here's some stats and facts behind what's involved:

  • The Commonwealth Games Village (CGV) will be home to 6,600 athletes and team officials.
  • The Parklands Project, home to the CGV is one of the largest urban renewal projects ever undertaken on the Gold Coast and will be located adjacent to Griffith University at Parklands in Queensland, Australia.
  • The 7 hectare site will include 1,200 permanent apartments and townhouses across 30 buildings, including a neighbourhood retail centre, central park and boulevard.
  • The project has been architecturally designed to capture the sub-tropical environment of Queensland's south coast with special attention being paid to sunlight, shading, natural air flows and water.
  • Construction commenced in late-2015 and is on schedule to be completed by October 2017.
  • In late 2017 the Parklands Project will be leased to GOLDOC to be transferred into the Commonwealth Games Village during GC2018.
  • After GC2018 the developer will prepare the development for a mixed use residential community that will become available to the public for rent and possible purchase from early 2019.

CGV daily upkeep during Games time

  • Approximately:
  • 500 bath mats changed daily
  • 1,700 pillow cased changed daily
  • 3,400 single sheets changed daily
  • 7,000 towels changed daily
  • 17,000 toilet rolls over Games period
  • 27,000 meals served daily
  • 800,000 pieces of fruit served over Games period


  • The Parklands Project has been recognised for its sustainable design, achieving a 5 Leaf EnviroDevelopment mixed use certification in the areas of: ecosystems; waste; energy; materials and community.
  • All 18 apartment towers and townhouses have been carefully oriented to maximise the benefits of favourable solar orientation and take advantage of local cooling breezes.
  • Parklands has committed to only using low volatile organic compound and recycled materials in order to improve the indoor air quality.
  • Carefully selected LED lighting and both energy and water efficient appliances and fixtures will be installed and in construction there is a goal to recycle at least 90% of construction waste.
  • 136,420 trees will be planted in green spaces throughout the completed development ahead of GC2018.



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