LA's & Planners hit the streets - Surfers Paradise

LA's & Planners hit the streets - Surfers Paradise

You are invited to hit the streets with us for a 45-minute walking tour through the iconic and evolving Surfers Paradise tourist precinct. 

AILA GOLD joins forces with PIA to deliver the popular 'hit the streets' walking tour for one last supercharged stroll as we see out 2021.

Taking around 45-minutes, the tour will delve into the history and development of Surfers Paradise into the Gold Coast's iconic tourist precinct. 

With both recent and planned revitalization projects on the go in and around the precinct, the walking tour offers participants the chance to learn and experience Surfers Paradise via a critical urban design lens.

Through the aid of our presenters and their expert planning and design backgrounds, Andrew Comer (Director - Place Design Group), Gerard McCormick (Director - 8LA) and Steve Morton (Director - Zone Planning Group) will offer their personal experiences in working on key elements that have contributed to the precinct form into what it is today.

The format offers a casual and informal setting that encourages discussion and the sharing of ideas from the first-hand experience. Whilst as always, we will conclude the walking tour by providing ample opportunities to refuel and network at the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club.


Andrew Comer – Landscape Architect (Director - Place Design Group) 
Gerard McCormick - Landscape Architect (Director 8LA)
Steve Morton (Director - Zone Planning Group) 






AILA Student Members



RLA, MEMBER, Affiliate, Graduate


Non Members   $35

Important information

Getting there: Walking Tour Map

These are the locations along the walking tour.

Learning Outcomes

- Localised discussion and opportunity to liaise with diverse stakeholders.
- Exposure to multi-disciplinary interpretation and interaction with the planning system.
- Opportunity for robust debate and practical problem solving and innovative thinking.
- Insight into opportunities and barriers within the Surfers Paradise precinct.

Core Competency:
Understanding, interpreting and using spatial thinking. Using a creative and integrative approach, drawing on a range of disciplines and methods.

Delegate terms and conditions

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COVID Guidelines

AILA is committed to the health and safety of our members, guests and staff, as such we need to follow the venue COVID Safe Plan for face to face events.  If you are feeling unwell and are unable to attend the event, please contact your event manager.  All event attendees are required to follow the current government guidelines and health directives.  Attendees will need to check in using the Check In Qld App on arrival.  


Thank you to our Event Partner

Principal Partner

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Wednesday, 15 December 2021
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Appel Park, 10 Ferny Ave
Surfers Paradise 4217
1 CPD Points