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Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Aerial view of Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct. Click to enlarge

Asia-Pacific’s emerging health and innovation hub, the 200 hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) is a unique global business destination for high-tech industry, research collaboration and jobs of the future.

Supported by $5 billion in modern health, education and transport infrastructure and equipped with ultra-high speed fibre, the Precinct will contribute to the economic transformation of the Gold Coast. Home to world-class Griffith University which is co-located with the Gold Coast University Hospital and Gold Coast Private Hospital, the precinct already supports the education of 20,000 tertiary students and employs over 11,000 people, including 1000 researchers.

Thirty hectares of the Precinct was recently redeveloped to facilitate the construction and operations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes' village. Now that the Games are over it leaves a lasting legacy in the form of an exciting mixed-use development which is graced with high quality public spaces, over seven hectares of fully equipped parklands and provides accommodation for 2500 residents in Australia’s first built-to-rent community known as the “Smith Collective”. New private sector investment is already finding a home in this mixed-use location within the precinct, with new retail offerings and opportunities for a new generation of innovators in the recently established COHORT Space co-working and innovation hub..

With a combination of expertise, infrastructure, world class public institutions, great public spaces and enviable lifestyle opportunities, the precinct welcomes future investment on 9.5 hectares of development ready land right in the heart of the precinct. Once fully developed employment yield is expected to increase by another 12,000 plus workers, making the precinct a powerful economic hub for the Gold Coast and the state of Queensland.

A number of new developments have already been muted for the precinct including the Griffith University’s $80 million Advanced Design and Prototyping Technologies Centre (ADAPT). Construction for ADAPT is expected to commence in the near future and is already attracting private sector partners and investment.

Once fully developed the GCHKP is set to support jobs for over 26,000 people and generate gross value of $2.9 billion.

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