The Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct is a unique partnership between City of Gold Coast, Griffith University and Gold Coast Health, in conjunction with the Queensland State Government.
We are internationally recognised for transforming lives through healthcare innovation, new knowledge and next-generation technologies.
Our Precinct governance has been established to provide a collaborative approach to decision-making between partners and a framework for working together at all levels to achieve our vision.
Most importantly, it has been established so that we can work together, in a clear and coordinated way, with those groups that wish to become part of our Precinct.
The Precinct Partnership Group (PPG) comprises CEO level representatives from our four partners – the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DSDILGP) (represented by Economic Development Queensland); City of Gold Coast; Griffith University and Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service. This group sets our vision and strategy and are ambassadors for our Precinct.
The Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) also comprises representatives of the four partners at a Senior Leadership level to guide implementation of the vision and strategy and provide advice on key initiatives to the PPG. The SAG is a conduit for, and facilitates input from, other government agencies and key stakeholders. It has a curatorial role in assessing, progressing and supporting opportunities.
The Precinct Team comprises a range of experienced people across a variety of specialties from all Precinct partners to identify investment opportunities, progress priority projects, collaborate and develop recommendations for SAG and collectively implement the Precinct’s strategy.
The Precinct Project Office is the ‘front door’ to our Precinct and coordinates activities amongst partners to assist businesses, developers and investors make connections in the Precinct.
Griffith University is a university of influence in the Asia Pacific, as a comprehensive research-intensive university ranking in the top 2% of universities globally, and 35 in the world for universities under 50.
With 50,000 students, teaching and research spans five campuses in South East Queensland, with the largest campus located within the Precinct, catering to almost 20,000 students. It is one of Australia’s fastest growing university campuses – almost $500 million in facilities have been developed since 2005.
Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) opened in 2013 and was recognised among the top 10 hospital facilities in the world. It comprises 750 beds across seven buildings, covering 170,000sqm.
GCUH provides modern, world-class tertiary hospital care, with over 70 percent private rooms. High-level services include surgery, trauma, general and specialist medicine, maternity and intensive neonatal care, aged and dementia care, emergency medicine, intensive care, cardiology, mental health, outpatients, environmental health and public health services, and more.
In 2020/21 Gold Coast Health had an annual budget of $1.825 billion and employed 8,945 full-time equivalent staff, more than 70 percent of whom were employed in clinical roles.
Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) is responsible for the master planning and facilitation of development on the PDA site on behalf of the Queensland Government, working in partnership with the GCHKP project office to attract investment.
EDQ is a specialist land use planning and property development unit within the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. EDQ engages with state and local government, the development industry and the public to identify, plan, facilitate and deliver property development and infrastructure projects to create prosperous, liveable and connected communities.
Home to a community of almost 2,500 residents in Australia's first build-to-rent village and complete with an exciting retail and dining precinct, Smith Collective is a ground-breaking renters community designed for living not just 'staying'.
Operated by leading private healthcare provider Healthscope, the $282 million GCPH was initially opened in 2016 and has since enjoyed a $50 million expansion.
One of only three academies in Queensland for highly-capable students in years 10-12., QAHS works in partnership with Griffith University to provide unique opportunities for students interested in futures in the health sciences, research, science and academic careers.
Home to health and technology startups, meetups, innovative thinkers, creatives, freelancers, SME’s, researchers and students, COHORT is equipped with everything needed to kick-start or grow with the flexibility to work the way you want.
Cohort operates in 3 buildings with over 2500m2 of internal space which includes 46 coworking desks, 15 private offices with a further 47 desks, 3 PC1 and PC2 research labs, 930m2 of space to let as private tenancies, 3 meeting rooms, 2 boardrooms, a 120 person event space, podcast studio, commercial coffee machine, outdoor gym space, bike racks, showers and end of trip facilities.