Robina is a master planned residential community on the Gold Coast. The community has been growing at an exponential rate over the last two decades; the 2011 Census population was 20,522.
Once a swampy cow paddock, Singaporean real estate developer Robin Loh purchased the land in 1980 (bought for $4 per acre in 1965). Engaging international urban designer Moshe Safdie Dr Loh formed the Robina Land Corporation, which spearheaded the development of Robina, now considered one of Australia’s most successful planned communities and one of the Gold Coast’s fastest growing suburbs.
Robina was planned with children in mind, with specially designed parks, playgrounds and bike tracks that seem like an extension of the family backyard. Bond University students and professional couples are also well provided-for with restaurants, cafes, health-food stores and Robina Town Centre all centrally located.
Robina is home to one of the biggest shopping centres in the southern hemisphere. How big, you ask? Well, both the major supermarket chains are there, and one of them is represented twice. A growing community needs a lot of groceries – and tasteful retail options, of course.
There are so many new developments taking place offering luxury for singles, families, retirees and students at affordable prices. Popping up all over the place are high rise residential apartments, villas, townhouses and the odd stand-alone house.
There is everything you need in Robina, good schools, the private Bond University, parks, bike and walking trails, train station with direct link to Brisbane, CBUS stadium and only a stone’s throw away from Gold Coast beaches.