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Timeline

2000 – Institute for Glycomics established only one in Australia and one of only 6 world-wide.

2008 – Queensland Academy of Health Sciences opens – a state-of-the-art secondary school empowering students in a collaborative, world class educational environment.

2009 – Smart Water Research Centre opens – a state-of-the-art research facility offering cutting-edge water research, education, training and commercial laboratory services.

2013 – A Priority Development Area (PDA) was declared by the State Government under the Economic Development Act 2012 to provide a vision for the site and enable delivery of the Games Village.

2013 – Gold Coast University Hospital opens – largest public hospital in Australia and first university-named hospital.

2013 – Griffith Health Institute opens – a world-class multidisciplinary research centre with a focus on chronic disease prevention and treatment.

2014 – Gold Coast Light Rail operational with two stops within precinct – 13km transport route connecting with Southport – Gold Coast CBD.

2014 – Griffith University School of Business building opens providing leading edge facilities for business education, research and industry collaboration.

2015 – formal establishment of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University.

2015 – nine hectares of health and knowledge greenfield land master planned, identifying end user research, commercial, business and industry opportunities

2016 – Gold Coast private hospital opens

2017 – construction complete of the Commonwealth Games Village providing the legacy of a new residential community and catalyst infrastructure for ongoing growth of the precinct

2018 – EDQ proposed land release of greenfield sites for health and knowledge activities to commence development in early 2019

2019 – first residents to move into homes at new residential community

2019 – the evolution of the precinct will continue and be accelerated with mixed-use health and knowledge development

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