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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Coordination Commission has confirmed that the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) are on-time and on-budget following this week’s visit.
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey welcomed confirmation this morning from Coordination Commission Chairman Bruce Robertson that they were impressed with the progress made.
“The Coordination Commission brings great expertise in the delivery of this event. Their recognition of work underway and already completed means that we are set to deliver a world-class event,” Ms Stuckey said. Continue reading
In the past few years the much loved retailers of Southport have suffered through the battleground that is the construction zone for Light Rail, newer shinier centers opening along the Gold Coast Corridor, consumers dumping their local bricks and mortar stores in favour of no name global online competition.
What sort of retailer could cope with this amongst many other negatives that plague retail and the local area in general? Let’s just say here, it ain’t another $2 shop, cheap chain or fast food outlet that the Southport hub requires. It needs a Monkey, a Trash Monkey to be exact. For it is the traits of a monkey that can prove a success at such a bleak time ~mischievous, clever, friendly, fun, loving, curious, energetic, inventive and always entertaining! Continue reading
Gold Coast light rail construction will shut down in parts of Southport and Surfers Paradise for the Christmas holiday trading season.
Chairman John Witheriff said the construction shut-down was implemented in response to community requests and would come into effect this week.
“In areas where major construction will not occur for Christmas, kerb to kerb construction will be complete with no heavy machinery work on roads or footpaths, as agreed between GoldLinQ, representative business groups and other stakeholders,” Mr Witheriff said. Continue reading
MOBILE phone retailer turned property manager Ron Bakir (pictured) has taken out the title of Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2013.
The former owner of the Gold Coast-based Crazy Ron’s mobile phones retail chain has been quietly chipping away at the property market since 2004.
In that time he has forged a new path in property through his company HomeCorp Group which has developed more than 1500 residential lots across Australia and turned over $500 million in a sector that has been both punishing and rewarding in recent times. His Surfers Paradise-based company, HomeCorp Group, has just breached $106 million in turnover, up 34 per cent on a bumper $79.1 million in 2012.
Bakir epitomises the never-say-die attitude of our young entrepreneurs as he continues to build his business with a renewed focus on the Gold Coast market next year. Continue reading
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One of Australia’s leading architectural firms has delivered a ‘seriously fun’ proposal to win the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct international design competition.
The winning team,led by ARM Architecture, was unanimously selected by an eight-member independent Design Competition jury.
Praised by jurors as ‘playful and inclusive’, the precinct plan aims to entice residents and visitors to experience and participate in production of arts and culture.
Mayor Tom Tate, praised ARM for a concept which ‘understands and celebrates’ the Gold Coast’s vibrant and egalitarian culture. Continue reading
Now with over 30 international and national awards since its inception, The Ecovillage at Currumbin must be running low on room to add more feathers to this heavily ladened cap! And its no wonder that this sustainable community development has been continually recognised for its innovation and committment to exercising sustainable living practices – effectively setting the national benchmark for others to aspire to. Continue reading
L – R: Hon Jann Stuckey (Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business & the Commonwealth Games), Rick Burnett (CEO Keep Australia Beautiful), Cr Chris Robbins (Division 14), Peter Doggett (CEO Connecting Southern Gold Coast Ltd)
Currumbin Beach on the Southern Gold Coast has been named as Australia’s Cleanest Beach in today’s Keep Australia Beautiful awards, beating some of Australia’s other iconic beaches including Huskisson NSW, Frankston VIC, Holdfast Bay SA, and Godfreys Beach TAS.
“I am absolutely thrilled to see the hard work of the local community acknowledged and rewarded by this national title,” Ms Stuckey said.
“Residents of Currumbin are well aware we have something pretty special here on the southern Gold Coast, and it is fantastic to see that Keep Australia Beautiful agrees.
“Congratulations must be extended to everyone involved for their combined efforts that have resulted in Currumbin being declared Australia’s Cleanest Beach 2013. We are a tight-knight and proud community. Continue reading
Get the first exclusive viewing of the SAND Al Byrne International Surfboard Auction items at Surf World Gold Coast this Friday night, 25th October 2013 at 6:30 pm.
The Festival of AB, in honour of the great surfer/shaper Al Byrne, enters its second stage with the first glimpse of the historic boards that will go under the hammer to raise money for the Byrne family. Continue reading
A multi-million dollar advertising blitz will boost visitors to Gold Coast theme parks after being launched by the Queensland Government, Village Roadshow and Ardent Leisure today.
Premier Campbell Newman said the Theme Park Capital of Australia campaign would reinforce the Gold Coast’s position as Queensland’s leading tourist destination by focusing on its world-class theme parks. Continue reading
The Newman Government has declared the Southport CBD a Priority Development Area (PDA) and will hand responsibility for development assessment within the PDA to Gold Coast City Council.
The PDA will cover 195 hectares of land including the CBD, the Broadwater Parklands and some residential areas and allows for a streamlined planning and development regime. Continue reading