You would think so, but I don't really pay attention. Not sure where it's supposed to be going either
CHINESE gates could rise in Southport’s Young St as early as next month as Chinatown takes shape.
Gold Coast City Council will push ahead with building one of the three paifang gates, which will become some of the centrepieces of the precinct.
The gates will be called harmony, harvest and wealth.
The $275,000 “harmony” gate will be paid for by council.
The “harvest” gate will be donated to the city by a group of Chinese investors while the design of the “wealth” paifang has been done by one of the Gold Coast’s China-based sister cities.
The harmony gate will be unveiled on February 19 to mark Chinese New Year.
The launch is also expected to include the unveiling of a 4m tall statue of Confucius at the intersection of Davenport and Young sts.
The statue arrived in Brisbane late last month and will be brought south over the Christmas period.
Mayor Tom Tate, who will visit China this month on a self-funded trade mission, said the gates would give the precinct an “authentic” feel.
Artist impression of traditional Chinese paifang gates which will be installed in Young St.
That's awesome. I drove past and noticed the bottom level was empty but work had not begun. Obviously your post explains why that is the case. It's interesting that Chinatown is really the centre piece of the CBD at the moment and I dare say it will be considering the exact centre of the CBD in the future. Meaning developers will build around Chinatown.Scaffolding will go up around Australia Fair West as part of the 15 million dollar makeover to turn it into a Chinatown Dinning precinct next week. The entire Australia Fair West will be locked down accept for the TAB and Commonwealth Bank the upstairs car park will stay open so the refurbishment will only involve downstairs at this stage. When work is completed you will be able to walk from under Southport Central to Australia Fair without going outside.