Why Gold Coast City?
Australia's Sixth Largest City
Within the span of fifty years, Gold Coast City has grown from a small beachside holiday destination to Australia’s sixth largest city.
Gold Coast City is located in the middle of the booming South East Queensland corridor, with a population of more than 527,000 people and a catchment area of almost three million.
With a strong regional economy valued at A$18.2 billion, the region remains one of the fastest-growing urban development areas anywhere in the world.
This growth has consolidated Gold Coast City’s three key industries - construction, tourism and retail - and boosted expansion of the city’s economic base across a diverse range of industries.
These industries include creative (fashion, film and music), education, environment, food and beverage, health and medical, information communication technology, marine and sport.
Population-driven economic growth is providing significant opportunities for investors and businesses looking to establish, expand or re-locate.
A combination of lower costs, a highly-skilled local workforce, world-class infrastructure and a supportive business environment offer an ideal location conducive to achieving business success
Gold Coast City is home to an array of natural attractions along with well-established tourism facilities, including theme parks, restaurants, wineries, shopping and international golf courses.
Strategically located at the edge of the Asia Pacific region, Gold Coast City is situated in the middle of the booming South East Queensland corridor, a catchment of almost 3 million people.
Gold Coast City has excellent access to major air and sea ports which includes Gold Coast Airport, Brisbane Airport and the Port of Brisbane, whilst the M1 corridor and the Brisbane-Gold Coast passenger rail line, link the major South East Queensland trading markets of Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Accessible from both the Brisbane and Gold Coast airports, its location puts some 3 billion people from the Asia Pacific region within a direct flight radius.
Geographically, Gold Coast City is ideally placed to attract global business. It is situated on the edge of the Asia Pacific Rim and has a similar time zone to that of the major trading nations in Southeast Asia.
Local Market Size
Locating in Gold Coast City provides your business with access to a local market population of almost 3 million people within a two hour radius. This market is the fastest growing in Australia and its population is expected to nearly double in the next twenty years.
Diverse Range of Business Locations
Gold Coast City has a range of both Greenfield and Brownfield developments which cater for a range of companies from big to small. The Yatala Enterprise Area has enough land capacity to sustain development until 2046, so companies can expand without changing postcode.
Availability of Skilled Staff
Gold Coast City education providers are at the leading edge of teaching and training, adopting new and innovative systems to provide flexibility and focus on specialist needs. The availability of skilled staff is ensured through the city’s 400 education and training providers located here.
Gold Coast City’s location provides the area with access to skilled staff from Northern New South Wales, Logan, Ipswich, Redland and Brisbane.
Gold Coast City Council’s Pacific Innovation Corridor provides opportunities for business to cluster with similar or related businesses. This creates a completive environment where businesses can access a network of suppliers and related firms to facilitate further business efficiencies and long term sustainability.
Australia's Learning City
With over 400 education and training providers located here, Gold Coast City is a growing knowledge base strengthened by the presence of four universities, several research centres and a number of internationally recognised training institutions.
Well-Established Communications Infrastructure
Gold Coast City has a range of high speed communications infrastructure and the Gold Coast City Council has recently started a program to encourage National Broadband Network (NBN) investment in the Gold Coast to ensure that we position our city to get the maximum benefit from the high speed broadband technology being delivered by the NBN.
Gold Coast’s lifestyle entices people to visit and migrate from all over Australia and the world. As the lifestyle capital of Australia, Gold Coast City boats a fantastic year-round temperate climate in one of Australia’s most bio-diverse cities. Gold Coast City is home to stunning beaches, waterways and rainforests and includes theme parks, shopping centres, award winning restaurants, casino and vibrant nightlife.
Recent Major Developments
• A$1b Rapid Transit System
• A$1.76b Gold Coast University Hospital
• A$700m Hilton Hotel development
• A$800m Soul apartment and retail development
• A$324m Robina railway extension
• A$300m Robina Town Centre expansion
• A$120m Carrara Stadium redevelopment
• A$25m Surfers Paradise Foreshore Redevelopment
• A$100m Gold Coast Airport expansion
• A$82m Southport Broadwater Parklands redevelopment
Attractions and Features
Gold Coast City offers an abundance of attractions including:
• 70 kilometres of beaches
• 260km of navigable waterways (nine times more than Venice)
• a Regional Botanic Gardens and 2245 parks covering 20,000 hectares
• major shopping centres, small boutiques, specialty shops and markets
• restaurants and cafes offering cuisine from around the world
• evening entertainment from nightclubs, restaurants, clubs and hotels
• Conrad Jupiters Casino to Broadway musicals, ballet and theatre
• a large selection of wildlife and theme parks
• tropical rainforest hinterland with abundant wildlife and numerous bush walks
• world-class sporting and recreational facilities
• a huge range of accommodation from five-star international resorts to camping grounds
For a full range of attractions visit: www.verygc.com.au
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