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The first of three new Commonwealth Games venues officially opens

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre was officially opened on Friday 5 August 2016, as the first of three new venues being delivered for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

The Coomera Indoor Sports centre, which boasts 8 mixed-use sports courts and a gymnastics arena, was delivered more than 18 months before it is needed to host the netball finals and gymnastics competition for the GC2018. Read more >>

Biofutures Roadmap directs the growth of an emerging industry

Queensland is committed to positioning itself as the Asia-Pacific hub for the biofutures industry. The Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan articulates a strong vision for the industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector. Biofutures will support future economic development, open the door to new investment and grow employment in regional Queensland. To learn how this industry could have a transformative effect on Queensland’s economy Read more >>

Realising the potential of the state’s biomedical and life sciences sector

The department is preparing a Biomedical and Life Sciences 10-Year Roadmap, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, to diversify Queensland's industry base, create high-value, well paid, knowledge-based jobs and drive export growth.

The life sciences sector in Queensland includes activities in human and animal health and disease (biomedical sciences). The life sciences sector also encompasses applications in agricultural, environmental and industrial biotechnology. Read more >>