Cross cultural planning foresees an urban and regional vision
Published: 23rd October 2012
RDA Gold Coast (Queensland) will host a delegation of 17 Chinese officials from the Department of Housing and Urban and Rural Development on Thursday 25 October 2012.
The Chinese delegates are from Shangdong province, which has a population of over 96 million people and is located in the country’s north eastern region. The province includes Qingdao, Yantai and Weihai which are all coastal cities that bear a resemblance to the Gold Coast with fair weather, extensive coastal stretches and high-rise architecture.
The delegation have identified the Gold Coast as an integral part of their itinerary as they also visit Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
The overall purpose of the delegation’s visit to Australia is to study urban planning, industrial land management, urban infrastructure and regional land use.
The delegation will be meeting with representatives of RDA Gold Coast, Griffith University, Gold Coast City Council and Urban Planning Services to discuss town planning on the Gold Coast and how the region supports urban and regional planning across all levels of government.
RDA Gold Coast Chair Craig Devlin and Executive Officer Ian Pritchard will assist the delegation when they visit the region.
A presentation which highlights the growth of the Gold Coast and the plans for an urban future has been prepared for the delegation in Mandarin. The group will also be briefed on the Southport Chinatown project by Gold Coast City Council representative Shaelee Richards.
Mr Devlin said the visit will “promote mutual understanding and mutual study of urban and regional development”.
For more information, visit the RDA Gold Coast website.