The Beyond the Horizon report provides for the Gold Coast a 100-year insight from 1950, but more importantly from now to 2050. The report builds on the current strategies of the City of Gold Coast and opportunities for the city.
The Beyond the Horizon report is part of a 12-month project of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gold Coast, sponsored by the City of Gold Coast and the Gold Coast business leaders listed below.
Report findings (download the full report below)
By 2050, it is estimated the population of the Gold Coast will double, to reach 1.2 million(including Tweed region).
As a result, there will be an accelerated need for infrastructure compared to previous years.
To 2036, there will be strong growth across all age groups on the Coast … but the most intense pressure will come in the youth and retired segments.
There will be a shift to 2050 from unskilled workers to skilled workers – primarily in health, professional services and education.
The city will require a cultural shift to accommodate further growth in healthcare, further education, wellness, financial services, volunteering, travel and aged care.
Lifestyle and entrepreneurialism will continue to shape the future of the Gold Coast but as it grows, the city will require more… it must also evolve as a knowledge city.
In an effort to evolve as a knowledge-based city, the Gold Coast should focus on the following areas towards 2050:
IDEAS & ISSUES FOR THE GOLD COAST OF 2050
We need to manage:
the north/south crush to prevent “precinctisation” (segregation of suburbs)
We need to seek new opportunities in:
The outcomes of this will be:
RDA Gold Coast together with City of Gold Coast and KPMG, will be conducting a number of road shows in Australia and overseas to communicate the key findings of this report in order to promote a better understanding of the Gold Coast and to attract future investment.
The roadshows will take place in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, China and the UAE.
Visit the Future Gold Coast website for more information and video www.futuregoldcoast.com.au
Thanks to 91.7 ABC Gold Coast Drive presenter Matt Webber, we have access to his program that featured the report on Feb 12th. Here’s the link: https://soundcloud.com/abc-gold-coast/what-will-the-gold-coast-look-like-in-2050-panel-futuregc
For further information contact:
Ian Pritchard, Executive Officer, 0431 402 919 email@example.com