Work will begin on Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct post Games
Minister for Innovation and the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones said investor interest was strong with four sites already earmarked for $200 million in commercial development after the Games.
“Perhaps the greatest legacy of the Commonwealth Games is what we’re doing to make the Gold Coast one of the world’s leading hubs for innovation in the health and knowledge sector,” she said.
“We know that the innovation, technology and health sectors are where the jobs will be in the next 10 to 20 years.
“That’s why we’ve used billions of dollars in Commonwealth Games legacy funding to create the jobs of the future right here on the Gold Coast.”
The new precinct in what is now the Athletes’ Village, is located with the Gold Coast University Hospital, the new Gold Coast Private Hospital and Griffith University, forming a unique 200-hectare high-tech hub.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the Precinct had the potential to become a world-class biomedical and health technology advancement and research centre.
“The Precinct is one of the biggest and most exciting legacy investments for the Games, and is expected to support 26,000 full-time jobs once fully developed and occupied,” he said.
“This Precinct will house some of Australia’s leading scientists, research institutes and facilities and will act as a drawcard to attract highly skilled workers to Queensland and build job opportunities.”