Outdoor Kitchens

We all know how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful part of the world where we barely notice the seasonal change.

The traditional outdoor BBQ has seen a bit of a spruse-up in the last few years, and now the very popular outdoor kitchen is (almost) standard in most homes. We’ve completed several renovations to bring the outdoors in (and vice versa), so if it’s something that you’re wanting to do at your place, let us know!

In the meantime, here are our Top 10 outdoor kitchen areas to inspire you!

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News: Gold Coast’s Glitter Strip moves north with $3 billion of development and precinct plans

Gold Coast Bulletin: The Glitter Strip is about to move north with secret plans for an entertainment and tourism precinct, along with massive residential development, in a $3 billion boom starting at Helensvale.

 News: Gold Coast’s Glitter Strip moves north with $3 billion of development and precinct plans

Councillors yesterday approved a $500-million residential project on land next to the Helensvale Town Centre which should create room for 8000 more residents.

But the shock is the development wave will include more hotels and more theme parks in the city’s north — and the reason for the investment is the light rail to heavy rail connection at Helensvale before the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Confidential documents obtained by the Gold Coast Bulletin in a Right to Information investigation reveal Mayor Tom Tate wrote to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in late November last year detailing “my overall vision for the whole region”.

He said the document, titled Gold Coast Resort Sites showed “significant expansion of the Yatala enterprise area eastwards” and the creation of a “water-based enterprise and aquacultural zone in the northern corner near The Rock Point sugar mill.

“As highlighted, I wish to see this area become the job-generation engine room in the northern part of the city, while addressing the obvious challenges and opportunities this land exhibits,” Cr Tate wrote.

“This potential significant investment is welcomed and encouraged. New tourism infrastructure would further strengthen the Gold Coast’s and Queensland’s international reputation as the great place to invest and visit.”

Deputy Mayor Donna Gates said she was aware council discussions on several sites for a future new theme park were starting.

“It would be north of the Coomera River. That would be the logical location — fairly close to the existing parks between Pimpama and Coomera,” she said.

She said the announcement of stage two of the light rail linking the Broadbeach-Parklands line with Helensvale was the trigger for the boom.

It comes as ASF Consortium, which plans to develop an integrated resort and casino at The Spit, today unveils its 45-lot Peninsula development at Hope Island.

It will feature 27 townhouses and 115 apartments across three buildings.

Real Estate Institute of Queensland Gold Coast boss John Newlands said the diversity of development in the city’s north was a reflection of the area’s growth.

“People want to move there because the infrastructure is being developed to support the area,” he said.

“It is a growth area because of the availability of land, the infrastructure growth and these new suburbs are well planned compared with those of the past.”


Mr Newlands also backed the push to build a second major arterial road through the city’s north — the Inter-Regional Transport Corridor (IRTC).

Helensvale-based city councillor William Owen-Jones agreed and pointed to the Villawood project as a “very significant residential infill development”.

“It’s been a site highly sought after during the years and it has had preliminary approval for several years,” he said.

“It’s great to see the confidence in the northern Gold Coast.

“It will benefit enormously from the connection to stage two light rail.”

Key northern tourism and residential projects being considered by council include:

• A $500-million, three-tower development including a hotel at Dreamworld Drive and Beattie Road, Coomera.

• A 9-storey boutique hotel on the Movie World site at Oxenford.

• A $500-million Villawood residential project approved yesterday at Helensvale.

• A 747-home detached development by Stockland, expected to begin construction by 2018 at Coomera.

• Villaworld have a 350-lot development at Greenacre Drive at Arundel.

• Helensvale Homeworld has stage two of its development started with soil tests having begun.

• Oyster Cove has major approvals and works for the final stage of its residential and commercial project.

The Villaworld project will go before the final full council meeting tomorrow.

Earmarked for a Helensvale site on Country Club Drive where much of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie was shot, it will eventually be home to 2500 dwellings and 8000 people.

Villawood Properties co-executive director Tony Johnson said construction would begin next month should the permits be approved.

The region’s big projects


A $1 billion major retail precinct under construction.


A $500 million residential project adjacent to town centre at Helensvale. Approved by council, it will feature 2500 homes, 330 in the first stage.


$500 million marine precinct and office complex approved by council in 2015.


747-house residential development approved by the council this year. Will be built from 2018.


Three-tower project planned for land next to Dreamworld. Will feature 12-storey hotel and two residential towers of 22 and 27 storeys.


Recently filed Coomera project that will feature more than 260 residential units, a marine industry precinct and berths.


Mysterious nine-storey development planned for the Oxenford theme park.


Article by  The Gold Coast Bulletin 

NEWS: Gold Coast property market booms for first time since GFC

GOLD COAST BULLETIN: THERE is more evidence the Gold Coast property market is heating up, with some suburbs that enjoy waterfront views experiencing an unprecedented 25 per cent spike in land values.

 NEWS: Gold Coast property market booms for first time since GFC

Queensland’s Valuer General has released annual valuations for more than 141,000 properties in the city, showing land values on October 1 last year had increased by 14.4 per cent.

The top suburbs are Runaway Bay (25 per cent), Broadbeach (25 per cent), Bilinga (24.4 per cent) and Labrador (22.9 per cent).


Real estate and industry insiders are cautious of talking about a boom but those at the coalface say the property market began to heat up last October, with the best results for many waterfront suburbs since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008.

Gold Coast Home Renovation

We’re excited to finally share the before and after photos from one of our home renovation projects. Safe to say the owners are very happy to be back in their beautifully renovated home!



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Meet the team!

Evelyn is working with GCProjects as part of her Masters of Construction Practice (Professional) at Bond University. She’s very excited to be graduating in January.

Evelyn and her husband fell in love with the Gold Coast when they visited on their honeymoon. They decided to move here 2 years ago for further study and also to make the most of the amazing lifestyle and weather.

Evelyn is doing a fantastic job working in our Estimating team!

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Meet the team!

Carlos has just recently joined the team at GCProjects as a Project Manager.

Carlos is a Civil Engineer, originally from Venezuela. He has has previous experience working in a well known hotel on the Gold Coast, so we’re very lucky to welcome him to our team!

Carlos is an avid surfer, and is passionate about sustainability in the environment and construction industry.


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Home Renovation – Progress

The home renovation project in Sorrento, Gold Coast has been running full steam ahead for the last few weeks.

The GCProjects team have literally raised the roof on this one!

Here are some before/after progress photos from site (and the boys working hard as always)


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Props to the GCProjects team who’ve worked hard on this project so far – Jeremy, Jess, Ethan, Aaron, Rhys, Alex and of course, Mick!




Golden Gate Resort, Surfers Paradise

The team here at GCProjects are very excited to announce that the renovation of the Golden Gate Restaurant has started!

GCProjects to bring new life to Gold Coast High Rise

18 September 2015: GCProjects, a Gold Coast based Project Management and Development Company has announced a new development in the heart of Surfers Paradise.

The ground floor of Golden Gate Resort, at 3422 Gold Coast Highway, will be converted into four designer apartments. The total floor space is 503sqm.

The space was most recently used as a Chinese restaurant.

GCProjects Co-Director, Matt Browning, is the Project Manager.

“We’re very excited to be working on this project. This is a fantastic opportunity to breathe new life into an iconic Gold Coast high-rise”, said Mr Browning.

“These apartments are in such a fantastic location, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise”.

The project is due for completion early 2016, the apartments to be sold at auction.

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You can stay up to date with the progress of the Golden Gate project on our Facebook page

New Home Build

Here’s another project we’re working on, in the Gold Coast.

The project was left half completed, so the GCProjects team have stepped in to take the project to completion. It’s a huge job, but the team is very excited to step up to the challenge!

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