Welcome to the Gold Coast


Our city is changing rapidly and with change comes opportunity.

Since 2012, we have worked tirelessly to broaden our economy. We are doing that so today’s, and tomorrow’s, Gold Coasters can stay, live, invest and raise their families in this great city of ours. A broader economy helps our city meet the challenges of social and economic change in the years ahead.

Key to our planning is creating more ‘smart jobs’ in areas such as health, medical research, sports science and tertiary education.

The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is the beating heart of our ‘smart jobs’ strategy with strong partnerships being formed at State and Federal levels as well as through Griffith University, the Gold Coast University Hospital and private sector medical institutes.

The Precinct invites your business to become part of our exciting future as we take the coast on to the world stage in medical research and technology.

To help you achieve greatness, we have minimised red-tape associated with development approvals and have a team in place to ensure you can become a part of the Precinct for decades to come.

As Mayor, I invite you to the table and will ensure that our shared vision for this world-class precinct is part of your business success story.


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City of Gold Coast Economic Strategy

City Strategies are fundamental in delivering transformational change and responding to current and emerging challenges and opportunities. The Economic Strategy 2022-2027 aims to deliver outcomes in the Council Plan 2022-2027 directly related to the Diverse Thriving Economy theme. It will be implemented alongside other strategies through good governance, collaborative decision-making and performance evaluation.