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The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is a 200 hectare area that was established to facilitate the creation of a world-renowned, knowledge-based, mixed use community with a particular focus on health knowledge.

It strategically incorporates education and health facilities such as Griffith University, Gold Coast University Hospital, associated research and allied health facilities and the recently opened Gold Coast Private Hospital. It also includes the 29 hectare Parklands Priority Development Area (PDA), which will be used as the Commonwealth Games Village for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018).

After GC2018, the Parklands PDA will become a permanent mixed use community incorporating residential, retail, commercial and open space land uses to support the Health and Knowledge Precinct.

View the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct master plan (PDF icon 5.09 MB).

For more information about the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct visit www.gchkp.com.au

Parklands PDA

The redevelopment of Parklands, 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™ and will form the key residential, commercial and retail part of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

On 1 October 2013, control of the 29 hectare site at Parklands was transferred to Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) for the redevelopment of Parklands.

Delivery of the Commonwealth Games Village is the responsibility of a private developer and managed by the state government. The Commonwealth Games Village will be one of the most significant legacy projects of GC2018.

Economic Development Queensland will manage the release of land for development in the health and knowledge precinct by third party developers after GC2018.

For inquiries and updates about the future development of health and knowledge land at Parklands please register your details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Commonwealth Games Village master plan

On 24 March 2014, the Queensland Government released to the community the Commonwealth Games Village master plan (PDF icon 2.7 MB) and fly-through video proposed by the preferred developer, Grocon.

On 4 July 2014, the Queensland Government announced that the master plan development application is approved.

The master plan approval allows for redevelopment for future legacy uses as a mixed-used community integrated with the existing Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, and delivery of the Commonwealth Games Village.

The project will include 1200 apartments and townhouses across 30 buildings, and provide accommodation and services to 6500 athletes and officials during GC2018.

After GC2018, the Commonwealth Games Village will be transformed into the residential component of this new mixed-use, health and knowledge community.

The balance of the land will be held by the state for the future health and knowledge development from 2018.

For more information about the project visit the Commonwealth Games Village master plan webpage.