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The Queensland Government has established the Advance Queensland initiative to help grow a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture in Queensland. Advance Queensland is a program designed to support Queensland in delivering today the long-term jobs for tomorrow.

Queensland is emerging as the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region with several global companies in the health and knowledge sectors establishing partnerships and operations in the state. This combines with a strong eco-system across Queensland that provides for interconnectivity and collaboration with leading medical facilities and universities.

The establishment of the new Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) on Queensland’s Gold Coast is a unique global business location for industry development and research collaboration, and provides an exciting opportunity for investors in this growing field.

Supported by $5 billion in infrastructure, including a world-class university, one of Queensland's major public hospitals and a new private hospital, the precinct hosts the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Athletes Village. After the Games this will be transformed into a vibrant community to live, work and learn. 

GCHKP will be a one-stop shop for world-class biomedical and health technology, research and facilities.

More information about the precinct is available at

Why Queensland?

Strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture in Queensland with support from Government for growth and investment in this sector, for example through the Advance Queensland program

The existence of a strong ecosystem based on collaboration with leading established and operational educational and medical institutions

A breadth of investment opportunities across Queensland’s capability in this sector, including the showcase opportunity to invest in the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, which will include world-class biomedical and health technology

Investment opportunities

Opportunities exist for investment across:


  • Medical imaging and devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Integrated health and e-health solutions
  • Digital athlete, patient technology and high performance sport


  • Advanced design and additive manufacturing
  • 3D bio-printing
  • Next generation materials
  • Wearable technologies and micro and nano technology
  • Big data, analytics
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics

Supporting Facilities

  • Health services and co-working spaces
  • Child and aged-care services
  • Retail, hospitality and professional services

Trade 2018 Major Legacy – Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

A key legacy project of the Games, the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) is a unique global business location for high-tech industry development, research collaboration and jobs of the future – a new way ahead for Australia's leading lifestyle city.

Asia-Pacific's emerging health and innovation hub is supported by $5 billion in recent health, education and transport infrastructure and equipped with ultra-high speed fibre-optic cabling.

The precinct will employ over 26,000 people and generate $2.9 billion in gross value to the city's economy. The following organisations are currently located in the precinct:

  • Griffith University
  • Gold Coast University Hospital (one of Australia's busiest public hospitals)
  • Gold Coast Private Hospital.

During the Games the precinct's residential development will become the Athletes Village, which will be transformed into a vibrant $550 million mixed-use community to live, work and learn from late 2018.

With a combination of expertise, infrastructure, land and lifestyle unique in Australia, nine hectares of prime greenfield land are available for health and innovation investment. The precinct is serviced by the Gold Coast light rail and with easy transport access. Already a quarter of available lots, totalling 15 percent of the site area are approved for development after the Games.

More information about the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is available at

Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

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