After a solid 2015 The Gold Coast looks set for some strong years of growth ahead.
Tourism is booming, local construction is getting back to peak levels, public and private infrastructure projects are creation a diversified economy and booming jobs market.
With the Commonwealth Games drawing nearer in 2018 the region is buzzing.
Chances of a new Cruise Ship Terminal are looking more likely which will be a massive boost to the coast for generations to come.
The G:Link light rail, which links Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus to Broadbeach, has been open to the public since July 2014, adding to a network of local buses and train routes connecting Gold Coast to Brisbane and beyond.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is currently undergoing a $670M transformation that will see it become the largest mall in Queensland.
The site of the former Gold Cost Hospital in Southport is also being redeveloped, while Broadwater Parklands, a master-planned community space that includes the new Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, was also recently completed.
Meanwhile, the $1Bn mixed-use Pacific View Estate, green-lit to be built in the Gold Coast suburb of Worongary, has the potential to contribute up to $3.2Bn to the local economy as well as create 3,500 houses and apartments and more than 2,700 jobs, according to figures quoted by the Queensland Government.
With The Commonwealth Games not far away many local infrastructure projects are well into construction and will be an ongoing benefit to local communities.