Smith Collective
Master Plan

The Smith Collective is a landmark precinct and represents Queensland’s largest multi-residential master planned project ever undertaken in a single stage.

The 7.1ha site began as Parklands – the official Athletes Village for the 2018 Commonwealth Games – and transitioned to the build-to-rent scheme now known as the Smith Collective, housing approximately 2500 residents.

The joint venture between Arkhefield + ARM + Archipelago (AAA) brought together hinterland and coastline design in a uniquely Gold Coast offering to deliver 1250 dwellings, consisting of 3 bedroom town homes and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments as part of a modern, vibrant, mixed-use development.


The master plan organises itself around a main street connecting Parklands Drive, Hospital Boulevard, the Village Heart and a central park. The residences, which are architecturally designed to capture the essence of the subtropical climate emblematic of the Gold Coast, are positioned around this structure.

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The site has transformed into a new mixed-use neighbourhood. It includes a residential community, a business hub for health and knowledge, as well as a commercial and retail development - all integrated with the adjacent Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

Client Grocon
Contractor Grocon
Scale 7.1 Hectare Site
Product 1252 Dwellings
Joint Venture AAA – Arkhefield, ARM + Archipelago with Lat27
Green Star 5 Stars                 
Queensland UDIA Awards – President's Award
Queensland UDIA Awards – Master Planned Development
Queensland UDIA Awards – Consultants’ Excellence 
Australian Urban Design Awards – City + Regional Scale Built Projects, Shortlisted 
AIA Brisbane Regional Commendation – Urban Design 
AIA Queensland Karl Langer Award for Urban Design 
Queensland Government Minister’s Award for Urban Design 
Gold Coast Urban Design Awards – Excellence in Urban Design 
Gold Coast Urban Design Awards – Helen Josephson Award for Urban Design Leadership
Andrew Gutteridge 07 3831 8150

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