The Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth-largest city, with a population expected to reach approximately 905,681 by 2036. Geographically, the city is a lifestyle, residential and employment hub of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – South East Queensland.
The city is rapidly emerging as a thriving metropolitan city with a dynamic business and cultural scene.
Covering an area of 1,400km2, the Gold Coast’s boundaries extend from just south of Beenleigh to Coolangatta, taking in South Stradbroke Island and part of Moreton Bay, and extending west to the hinterland of Mount Tamborine and the Lamington and Darlington Ranges.
Welcoming more than 11 million visitors per year, it is Australia’s leading tourist destination, with a large concentration of holiday accommodation in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.
According to the City of Gold Coast, the Gold Coast enjoys a growth rate of nine per cent and has access to an economic catchment of three million people. The region produces a Gross Regional Product of $26.95 billion.
Over the next decade, the Gold Coast will transform into a globally recognised city while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment.
In 2018, the Gold Coast will host one of the largest elite multi-sport events in the world, providing unprecedented international exposure and commensurate business, trade and investment opportunities.