This Precinct epitomises the city’s future. We are now home to some of the most advanced medical research in the world.– Di Dixon, Project Director, Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct
Asia-Pacific’s emerging health and innovation hub, the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) is a unique global business location for high-tech industry development and research collaboration, which will help grow jobs well into the future.
The Precinct is the brain child of a unique partnership between all three levels of government and private investment, with a project office funded by City of Gold Coast, Griffith University and Gold Coast Health. This collaborative approach will foster enhanced growth and superior expertise into the Gold Coast health, knowledge and education sectors.
Precinct expertise includes almost 1000 health researchers at Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute and world-leading Institute for Glycomics, which currently has a Malaria vaccine in human clinical trials, along with internationally regarded clinicians at the Gold Coast University and private hospitals.
Supported by $5 billion in health, education and transport infrastructure, the Precinct is set to employ over 26,000 people, equating to 11 percent of current Gold Coast jobs and generating $2.9 billion for the city’s economy. Securing and connecting more Gold Coast residents into local employment.
Already home to Griffith University and co-located with the $1.76 billion Gold Coast University Hospital and the new Gold Coast Private Hospital, the precinct was also home to the GC2018 Athletes Village.
More than 12,500 high-value jobs will be created to challenge pre-existing concepts in health and transform design and manufacturing.
Almost 10,000 people are currently employed in the Precinct, which caters for almost 20,000 students at Griffith University and is also home to the Queensland Health Academy for high-school students creating a well-balanced environment for students to witness real world employment opportunities all in the one place.
The Precinct is a key legacy project of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with long term strategies in place to leverage the benefits long into the future.