Investment & Trade Opportunities

ECONOMY OVERVIEW

The Gold Coast is strategically located on the east coast of Australia, less than an hour drive south from Brisbane.

Australia’s sixth largest city and one of its most bio-diverse, the Gold Coast offers a competitive economic environment combined with a coastal lifestyle unrivaled in most capital cities.

The international spotlight was on the Gold Coast in 2018, when the city hosted one of the largest multi-sport events in the world – the Commonwealth Games.

In preparation for the Games, the Gold Coast embraced transformative civic projects, with close to $13 billion in major projects that build upon its existing strengths and create new business and investment opportunities.

The Gold Coast has a robust economy valued at $25.5 billion, and an ambitious strategy that encourages sustainable growth. Growing from an economy built on construction and tourism, the City is diversifying into a knowledge-based economic environment with strengths in health and medical, ICT, education, sport, marine and film production.

New infrastructure and investment in the ICT, health, education and advanced manufacturing sectors are redefining the economic profile and creating new opportunities.

MAJOR PROJECTS

  • Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct – including Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University, private hospital and opportunities for health related enterprise
  • Gold Coast Culture Precinct
  • G:Link Light Rail
  • Gold Coast CBD revitalisation
  • Gold Coast Chinatown
  • Broadwater Parklands
  • Gold Coast Airport terminal extension
  • Pacific Fair redevelopment
  • Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino redevelopment
  • Coomera Town Centre

REGIONAL STRENGTHS

The Gold Coast: A City in transformation

Growing from an economy built on construction and tourism, the Gold Coast is diversifying into a knowledge-based economic environment with strengths in health and medical, ICT, education, sport, marine and film production.

With an economy valued at $25.5 billion and a population of 577,000, one in ten Queenslanders call the Gold Coast home, with more than a million international tourists visiting the city each year.