Master plan unveiled for the Gold Coast

Posted by Design & Construct on 13-Apr-2016 05:27:24

In Engineering

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Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Jackie Trad, recently unveiled the future plans for the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP), which will support more than 20,000 jobs and significantly diversify the city's economy for the future.

The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is the largest urban renewal project ever undertaken on the Gold Coast and is already home to some of Queensland best research and medical facilities. It currently supports more than 9,200 jobs, including 5,250 in health and 500 in research.

With $5 billion in infrastructure funding, GCHKP is fast becoming one of the Gold Coast's most vibrant places to live, learn and work.

Early works have begun for the development of the Commonwealth Games Village, which will accommodate 6500 athletes and team officials in the lead up and during the games. After the Commonwealth Games has ended, the site will become a mixed-use residential community.

Key features of the GCHKP

  • $5 billion in infrastructure investment including the Gold Coast Light Rail, major road upgrades and the GC2018 Village; which is expected to rise in value by a further $1 billion once fully developed.
  • Over 5,250 health staff which includes 500 researchers and 16,500 students, with potential to support more than 20,000 jobs once fully developed.
  • The development will create 1,252 permanent residences, providing housing for 2,500 future residents.
  • 85% of the precinct is within five minute walk to light rail and only 45 minutes to Brisbane CBD and 10 minutes to Gold Coast CBD via light rail.
  • New parklands will connect to sporting fields, reserves and open spaces.
  • Parklands PDA achieves UDIA 5 leaf EnviroDevelopment certification for outstanding sustainability initiatives.

The GCHKP development will provide a boost for the consulting and civil engineering sector within Queensland and will help to strengthen and diversify the Gold Coast economy.

Future jobs will also be generated with the investment attracting businesses from a wide range of industry sectors Contact the team today to discuss your future career or recruitment needs.


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References:
© The State of Queensland. (2016). Retrieved 11 April, 2016 from http://statements.cabinet.qld.gov.au/Statement/2016/4/3/masterplan-unveiled-for-gold-coast-health-and-knowledge-precinct