Key details

The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) sits within the Parklands Priority Development Area (PDA).

The Parklands PDA was declared to facilitate development of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Village and legacy development.

This development will complement the Gold Coast University Hospital, the Gold Coast Private Hospital and Griffith University.

It adjoins the Gold Coast University Hospital, the Southport Sharks Football Club and Musgrave Park.

It covers approximately 29 hectares and is 3 kilometres from Southport CBD and 3.6 kilometres east of the Pacific Motorway.

The PDA was declared on 1 February 2013.

Development scheme

The development scheme is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling land development within the PDA. 

The Parklands PDA Development Scheme commenced on 6 December 2013.

Download Parklands PDA Development Scheme (PDF icon 982 KB)

Note: Amendments to the Economic Development Act 2012 have changed the interpretation of PDA exempt and PDA self-assessable development. More information

Development assessment

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) assesses development applications for this PDA.

All development applications are assessed against the development scheme.


Funding and building infrastructure is key to facilitating development within PDAs and is outlined in the Infrastructure Funding Framework.

Development project

Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Parklands PDA boundary map