Robina is a prominent suburb in the city of the Gold Coast. Robina was established in the 1980s after developers began dredging and reshaping the previously farmed land. The master-planned suburb spans 15-square kilometres in the Gold Coast’s mid-south, and is built around three lakes (Robina Waters, Lake Orr, and West Lake). Now home to about 26,000 people, the Gold Coast suburb has continued to grow with almost $1 billion of new commercial, residential and infrastructure projects earmarked or underway.
The Gold Coast’s second largest shopping precinct is Robina Town Centre. Robina has other excellent facilities including Robina Hospital, Australia’s leading private university Bond University and CBUS Super sports stadium, which is home to the Gold Coast Titans. The suburb also boasts its own Greg Norman-designed golf course at The Glades, which is well-loved by golf enthusiasts throughout Queensland.
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Things we love…
- Robina is close to all Gold Coast attractions including beaches and entertainment precincts, like Movie World, Dreamworld, and Wet ‘n’ Wild
- Watching the Gold Coast Titans take on competitors at the CBUS Super stadium
- The good choice of primary and high schools, with Bond University at residents’ doorsteps
- Pedestrian pathways, outside workout equipment and Greg Norman-inspired golf course all help residents to take advantage of the great outdoors
- Plenty of aged care providers are set up in the vicinity to help elderly residents
- Great work opportunities in the precinct makes living close to work viable
But remember that
- Some parts of the suburb are still undergoing construction, so you can expect a little noise and traffic delays
- When an event is being held at the CBUS Stadium, it can get a little busy (but if you’re a local you’ll know all the sneaky back roads anyway)
Set to open in 2021 is a sprawling 20-hectare park, called Robina City Parklands and located along Mudgeeraba Creek near CBUS Super sports stadium. Cafe and amenities buildings, an adventure play area, village green, playing fields, bike track and dog off-leash area have all been earmarked for the park.
Residential developments in Robina have a strong focus on lifestyle. A project that is ready to move into now is Vue Terrace Homes. These three-bedroom townhouses sit close to CBUS Stadium and the new parklands, and residents have access to a number of amenities including a private pool, BBQ areas, a numerous relaxation zones.
The quality of Vue Terrace Homes are reflective of the emergence of Robina into one of the Gold Coast’s premier suburbs., with strong demand for family size quality housing.
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Families of young children are spoiled for choice, with plenty of day care options available. Most new developments in Robina are no more than 10 minutes drive from the closest daycare centre.
Schools and colleges in the vicinity include Robina State School and Robina State High School, All Saints Anglican School, Somerset College and Varisty College. Tertiary students can attend Bond University, which is a well-regarded private university. Griffith University also has a campus nearby in Southport. Vocational studies are offered through providers including TAFE, which has campuses across the Gold Coast.
Location & Transport
Buses are the main form of public transport for residents in Robina. There are a number of bus stops throughout the suburb, with buses coming every 10-30 minutes depending on the stop. It will take you roughly 15 minutes to reach the Gold Coast CBD via bus from most areas, which means you can afford to have a little bit of a sleep in everyday.
Motorists can easily access the M1 on Robina’s western border but commuters can also get to Brisbane via train from Robina Station. International and domestic flights depart and arrive at Gold Coast Airport, which is less than 25 kilometres away.
The Gold Coast City Council also currently has plans to extend the G:Link light rail into Robina, although it is unknown when this will occur. The proposed line will run from Robina to Nobby Beach.
Robina is a very family-friendly suburb, due to the mixture of public and private schools, large amounts of parkland, and the short commute to the beach, Gold Coast CBD, and hinterland. There is also a hospital and medical precinct, which is always handy to have close by!
Robina Town Centre is the main hub for all shopping, dining and entertainment in the area. It also hosts events year-round, including DIY workshops, sport classes, and live entertainment, which makes it a popular place to catch up with friends and family (or to get some peace and quiet during the school holidays). Many cafes and smaller restaurants are scattered around the suburb, making it easy for residents to enjoy their weekend coffee.
As the suburb is growing, it is becoming more and more sought-after, particularly by interstate buyers, families and downsizers.