Investment opportunities - Invest Gold Coast
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Population: 570,000 (ERP 2016)
Post Codes: 4208 – 4218, 4220 – 4228
Key Industries: Tourism and construction into knowledge-based industries including health, Information Communication Technology (ICT), advanced manufacturing, education and professional services
The Gold Coast is strategically located less than an hour’s drive south of Brisbane. From beachfront esplanades, shopping precincts, exhilarating theme parks, relaxing restaurants, and cultural precincts and events, the Gold Coast experience is diverse and colourful in nature. Beyond the city’s beautiful beaches are vast, subtropical rainforests with breathtaking scenery. It is not only one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations, but one of the most attractive options for investors, migrants and business travellers.
Australia’s sixth largest city, the Gold Coast was host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. One of Australia’s most bio-diverse, the Gold Coast offers a competitive economic environment combined with a coastal lifestyle unrivaled in most capital cities. It is a place of opportunity that, over the next decade, will transform into a globally-recognised city while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment.
The City of Gold Coast Council has useful information for new and future residents and an online community directory to assist with a smooth settlement. Other multicultural community organisations on the Gold Coast include Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast, Migrant Centre Organisation Inc, Multicultural Families Organisation, Access Community Services and Harmony Place.
A smart cities overview is available for Gold Coast, which provides information about housing, infrastructure and liveability. The main public transport system is run by Translink, with a network of trains, trams and buses. Southport is considered the Central Business District of the Gold Coast.