The Central Building initially is going to be used as an administrative office where athletes,
officials, guests, media and broadcasters can interact during the games. It will also be frequently
visited and highly used after the games.
After the games, the central building is going to be turned into a central plaza at the heart of
the Games Village. The Plaza will accommodate specialty retail stores
The communal dining halls are used for the athletes to dine together. Initially, the dining
halls will serve food and provide a huge selection of fresh fruits. After the completion of the
games, it will be converted into supermarkets with food courts.
he benefits from transformation of the community mainly consists of two parts:
(1) Economic income
The economic income is generated mostly from the fee for use of the gymnasium, such as
swimming pool, badminton court and gym, but the entrance fee will be much cheaper than the
profit-making gymnasiums outside. As Gold Coast is one of the major growing cities in
Queensland, high-end specialty retails are targeted to be attract a lot local residents thus turning
the commercial area into a social hub.
(2) Employment opportunities
The Parklands will be a massive development and thus will require a great number of
property management personnel and cleaning staff for residential areas. Similarly, the
commercial complex, restaurants and supermarkets will also generate more employment
positions such as retailers, cashiers, sellers etc. It is noteworthy that the community creates some
innovative employment opportunities: cooks for food courts and garbage classification personnel
as described above