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Page 52 • MICEBTN - M AY 2015 QUEEnSLAnD - GOLD COAST Royal Woods, where luxury and serenity combine to create the perfect accommodation experience. Perfect location for easy access to all attractions of the Gold Coast. Perfect facilities for relaxing. Royal Woods Resort... Simply Perfect! www.royalwoods.com.au Call us on: +61 (7) 5597 0650 or 1300 880 009 Email: email@example.com THE GOLD COAST’S ONLY ALL SUITE LUXURY VILLA RESORT The Splash will feature Riverside Hub, cafe and gallery ahead of 2018 C’wealth Games STAGE one of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct is likely to be ready ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to mayor Tom Tate. “Winning design team ARM Archi- tecture and Topotek1 have created a concept which they have labelled the Splash as a uniquely Gold Coast re- sponse to our need for a truly-versatile outdoor performance space.” “We have great artistes, the climate and the best precinct location with views to Surfers Paradise - and by 2018 we’ll have a striking outdoor stage with a jam-packed civic and cultural pro- gram.” Tate said the stage would need to cater for everything from niche events like fashion parades and unplugged performances to drawcard concerts at- tracting several thousand people. “And it must provide concert-goers with one of the world’s most breathtaking amphi- theatre backdrops.” Stage 1 will also feature the Riverside Hub, a re-working of the existing River- side Building to accommodate a gallery for visual arts exhibitions, creative partnership spaces, a civic reception area and cafe. Later stages could include an art hotel, educational facilities, residential accommodation and further food and beverage outlets, along with other ele- ments envisaged in the ARM/Topotek1 proposal. The winning proposal is outlined on ARM’s website. The company has extensive experience in major urban projects. On the web: www.goldcoastcultural- precinct.info www.a-r-m .com.au Life’s Good on the water CRUISE Gold Coast has intro- duced an upmarket catamaran that can carry up to 25 pas- sengers on the Broadwater and eight in open water. With the appropriate name of Life’s Good, the cruiser is well suited to C&I work. Full catering is provided. Cruises can be tailored to passenger requirements. A portfolio of packages is also offered with a broad choice such as over- night mooring, sunset and sunrise cruises, whale watching and a visit to Stradbroke Island. new structure to manage 2018 games A NEW governance structure has been created by the Queensland Government to ensure all Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games www.gc2018.com facilities are delivered on time, within budget and to the benefit of the region and state. This follows an Audit Office report that found that while preparations were pro- gressing, there was no single source of ac- countability or authority for whole of Games management. A tourism and Commonwealth Games cabinet committee has been set up, along with an Office of Commonwealth Games Delivery. These will support GOLDOC, the corporation working on Games preparation.