Dubbed “Australia’s favourite playground” by the city’s tourism board, Queensland’s Gold Coast has recently proved that it’s equally adept when it comes to work, particularly in the field of infrastructure.
In fact, in order to accommodate an expected population boom, around $25 billion worth of infrastructure development is set to take place in the region over the next decade.
Being the focus of so much investment, it’s little wonder why the Gold Coast is the largest city to be found outside of Australia’s capitals. Here are just some of the exciting projects that are helping cement this enviable status, and transform the Gold Coast as we know it.
M1 Pacific Highway Upgrade
Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct
The 200 hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is an ambitious project due for completion in 2030.
Already home to Griffith University, the Gold Coast University Hospital, and the Gold Coast Private Hospital, the $5 billion-backed Precinct aims to become Asia-Pacific’s preeminent health and innovation hub. It’s set to introduce new green spaces, street-level retail and dining options, co-working and innovation spaces, entertainment facilities, and a boutique hotel2.
Urbana’s Coomera Urban Village
Once completed, the resulting residential environment will blend modern architecture with the verdant natural surrounds the area is known for3.
The Star Broadbeach Island Masterplan
Initially, a $100 million revamp of the adjoining Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre was also on the cards, but that offer from Star Entertainment Group is now off the table after talks with the Queensland State Government fell through last year4.
Ocean-side Cruise Ship Terminal
Construction is due to begin next year, creating 363 temporary jobs and 1557 operational jobs5.
Those seeking knowledgeable civil engineers for large, small, complex or boutique Gold Coast civil construction projects are advised to contact the experts at OM Civil here, or by phoning +61 7 5502 1800.