THIS MAY, Queenslandâs Gold Coast is set to welcome its first permanent beachfront venue, Kurrawa Terrace. It will be officially launched â and trialled â at the Australian Tourism Exchange.
The A$1 million (US $714,000) project, funded by the City of Gold Coast and the State Government as a Commonwealth Games Legacy Project, will have the capacity for 150 seated guests and 350 cocktail-style, with additional space available at the adjacent level beach area.
Speaking to TTGmice e-Weekly at AIME in Melbourne last week, Anna Case, director of Gold Coast business events, said the space would provide the ultimate “sand between the toes” experience.
âIt will certainly give us an edge to say yes, you can do an event now (on the beach) on the Gold Coast,â she remarked.
âOne of the biggest things we like to promote to (Asian markets), particularly China, is that we have beautiful beaches. Many of them have never really seen a beach. It will certainly appeal to that market segment,â Case added.
Power, water and LED lighting is available on site, but catering facilities, shade structures, marquees and garbage disposal must be arranged by the event organiser.
âIf they (the Council) get a good (number of) bookings from our events sector, theyâre going to invest in more space along the coastline, which weâre excited about. This (current) space is going to be the leader of many more,â said Case.