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A City Investing in the Future

Close to $13 billion in major infrastructure projects are planned, underway or recently completed including the G:Link Light Rail network; an integrated health and knowledge precinct; and sporting infrastructure in preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM (GC2018).

Approximately $200 million in new world class sporting infrastructure will be constructed in readiness for GC2018, building on the city’s existing high performance sports facilities.

This includes the redeveloped Gold Coast Aquatic Centre which will be the centrepiece for the swimming and diving competition for GC2018, the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village and renovation of the existing Carrara Sport Precinct.

The revitalisation of Southport, the Gold Coast Central Business District (CBD), is changing the face of the city. Delivering a dynamic and unique CBD with a quality urban environment recognised for both local and international commerce, investment and ideas will pave the way for significant business and development opportunities.

At the heart of the CBD is the newly completed $1.6 billion light rail transportation project being delivered through some of the highest density areas in Australia.

Stage one links the city’s business, health, education, tourism and cultural centres; providing new opportunities for development around any one of the 16 stations along the 13-kilometre corridor.

Within the CBD, Chinatown is currently under construction. The $6.8 million project will bring a sense of home and community to locals and thousands of international students and tourists who come to the city each year. It is providing new opportunities for cultural exchange, trade and investment between Australian and key Asian partners.

Enhancing our knowledge and creative industries is a key investment for the city. The Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will celebrate, reflect and build on our unique cultural identity and become a must-see visitor destination while supporting our arts and allied industries.

Our Health and Knowledge Precinct is home to a brand new teaching hospital, research and allied medical facilities, as well as a world class university, offering a dynamic location for a range of businesses to cluster and grow.

$13.5 billion in major infrastructure projects

will transform the Gold Coast

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