About the Precinct
Supported by the City of Gold Coast, Griffith University and Gold Coast Health, the GCHKP is home to a world-class research-intensive university, a clinically-driven teaching hospital and a cutting-edge private hospital. The precinct offers a uniquely dynamic and collaborative environment for diverse health and knowledge organisations to invest, cluster and grow.
Having generated more than $5 billion in investment since inception, the GCHKP is the Gold Coast’s largest ever urban development project that is expected to inject $2.9 billion into the local economy, while having the capacity to employ up to 26,000 people.
Developed as a best-practice model for sustainable economic development, a global benchmark for cutting-edge technology, and a place of intellectual capital and knowledge sharing, the precinct presents exciting opportunities across health and knowledge.
The precinct provides a dynamic location for business to cluster and grow – from incubators and co-working through to anchor tenant opportunities. This is a unique global opportunity to locate adjacent to a research intensive university, clinically-driven teaching hospital and a range of successful businesses.
The site currently employs close to 10,000 people and caters to around 20,000 students. Once complete, it will have the capacity to employ up to 26,000 people - the equivalent of 11 per cent of current Gold Coast jobs.
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
The GCHKP represents a smart investment in Australia’s fastest growing major city, with a stable, diversifying economy and lifestyle second to none. The precinct includes the Commonwealth Games $550 million Athletes Village, which incorporates a seven-hectare residential and retail precinct, seven hectares of parklands and open space, and nine and close to 10 hectares that will be retained by the Queensland government for future development.
The mixed-used master planned development will house 6,500 athletes and team officials travelling from more than 70 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast for the Games. The legacy project post Games will remain a permanent residential community with more than 1,200 dwellings and will aim to create future development opportunities, complementary to those activities already within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.
A university of influence in the Asia-Pacific, Griffith is a research-intensive institution, ranked among the top five per cent worldwide. Teaching and research spans five campuses in South East Queensland with the fastest growing and largest campus situated within the Health and Knowledge Precinct. Griffith offers more than 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across all disciplines with a network of more than 200,000 graduates around the world. At Griffith University there are more than 1,000 academics and 38 research centres and institutes that are investigating across a variety of challenging areas.
Gold Coast University Hospital
Gold Coast Health operates two major facilities - Robina Hospital and Gold Coast University Hospital. The Gold Coast University Hospital is recognised as being among the top 10 hospital buildings in the world and Gold Coast Health is establishing world-class services to match.
Gold Coast Private Hospital
The new 284-bed private hospital features a 24-hour Emergency Care Centre and 13 operating theatres, including two Cath Laboratories and a state-of-the-art Hybrid theatre, with the capacity to expand further in the future. The facility also provides medical specialties including cardiology, oncology, urology, orthopaedics, gynaecology and new paediatric and obstetric services.