Robina, a Gold Coast suburb begun in the 1980s, is six km north-west of Burleigh Heads and 75 km from central Brisbane.

The land on which Robina was established was mostly swampy dairying country, acquired for $4 an acre in 1965 by Arthur Earle, a Charleville grazier. Earle improved several parcels of land around Nerang for grazing, but saw the development prospects as the canal estates near the coast filled up. Earle entered into partnership with Robin Loh, a Singapore developer, to create a township of about 1660 ha, projected to house 35,000 residents.


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