Griffith University is a comprehensive research-intensive university of influence in the Asia-Pacific, ranked in the top 3% of universities globally and ranked 35 in the world for universities under 50 years old. Griffith was created to be a different kind of university - challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions. With 50,000 students across five campuses in Southeast Queensland, Griffith's Gold Coast campus is its largest and most modern, catering to almost 20,000 students. With over 1,700 experts conducting research across all major academic disciplines, the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia results highlight Griffith's performance at world standard or above across more than 50 different disciplines.
Gold Coast University Hospital
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (Gold Coast Health) is becoming a world-class provider of public health services through innovation and patient-centred care. One of the fastest growing health services in Australia, Gold Coast Health operates more than 20 facilities delivering a broad range of secondary and tertiary health services, comprising over 1100 hospital beds across two hospitals, including Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH), located with the GCHKP. GCUH opened in 2013 and the $1.76 billion facility is now recognised among the top 10 hospital structures in the world. It comprises 750 beds across seven buildings, covering 170,000 square metres. GCUH provides modern, world-class tertiary hospital care, with over 70 percent private rooms.
Gold Coast Private Hospital
Gold Coast Private Hospital is a new, $232 million facility offering a 24-hour emergency care centre, intensive care unit, day oncology unit, special care nursery and rehabilitation centre. Opened in March 2016 and operated by leading Australian hospital provider Healthscope, stage two of the hospital development has already been fast-tracked due to strong demand from patients and doctors. The $50 million expansion will increase the hospital's capacity to 340 beds and 23 operating threatres, to come online from completion in late 2017.
Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ)
The Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MenziesHIQ) at Griffith University is committed to developing healthy communities through exceptional health and medical research. Griffith’s MenziesHIQ undertakes research on all parts of life that affect our health, from social determinants, communicable and non-communicable disease, to clinical techniques, vaccines, musculoskeletal health and ageing.
Institute for Glycomics
From Malaria to the deadly Strep A bacteria and the world’s largest critical mass in cancer glycomics, Griffith University's Institute of Glycomics is the only facility of its kind in Australia and one of only six in the world tackling diseases of global impact at the new frontier of biomedical research – cracking the ‘carbohydrate code’ and the crucial role carbohydrates play in diseases. Founded in 2000 by Institute Director Professor Mark von Itzstein, who featured on the cover of Time Magazine as co-inventor of the world’s first anti-flu drug Relenza, the Institute boasts a host of leading biomedical researchers, including Professor Michael Good, who has vaccines for both malaria and Group A Streptococcus (Strep A) bacteria in human clinical trials.
Southport Sharks is a premier entertainment, dining and sporting precinct and one of the largest clubs in Queensland, with 50,000 members, 250 staff and hosting one million visitors annually. The facility offers a multi-purpose events centre, two restaurants, five bars, a kids club, gaming room and regular entertainment, along with high-performance training facilities, making it an ideal location for sports tourism. Southport Sharks has joined forces with one of Australia's leading hotel operators, the Mantra Group, to launch a new $25 million boutique hotel, set for completion on-site in early 2018.
Commonwealth Games Athletes Village
The GC2018 Athletes Village is being delivered by Grocon, one of the largest privately owned development, construction and investment management companies in Australia. Grocon is set to deliver a $550 million mixed-use master planned development within the Parklands Hub, featuring 1252 dwellings with a mix of apartments and townhouses, a 5700m2 retail precinct and green landscaped spaces built around a ‘Village Heart’.
Grocon Parklands master plan incorporates a seven hectare residential and retail precinct, seven hectares of parklands and open space, and nine and half hectares that will be retained by the Queensland Government for future development opportunities complementary to those activities already within the GCHKP.
Strategically located on prime real estate, three kilometres from Southport CBD and five kilometres from Surfers Paradise. The redevelopment of Parklands is one of the most significant urban renewal projects ever undertaken on the Gold Coast.
Economic Development Queensland
Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) is a driving catalyst for economic growth through property and infrastructure partnerships across Queensland. The team works collaboratively with local governments and multiple industry stakeholders, to identify growth opportunities, facilitate and deliver infrastructure and property project solutions for the economic benefit of Queensland communities.
EDQ is responsible for the master-planning and facilitation of development of the Parklands site and they work collaboratively with the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct Office to promote and facilitate health and knowledge development and investment in the precinct and provide a coordination function between the land owner and potential development proponents.
EDQ intends making sites available to successful proponents, or consortia, under development management agreements or direct purchasing arrangements. The redevelopment of Parkland site, Southport will be one of the largest urban renewal projects ever undertaken on the Gold Coast. The redevelopment will provide vital infrastructure for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and in the longer-term, it will form the key residential, commercial and retail part of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.
The precinct is open for business and mixed-use health and knowledge development is already establishing in the precinct with new land development able to start in early 2019. For more information, visit the State Government’s website.