Category Archives: Community

Cold Coast Chinatown Set for Big Chinese New Year Festival

Gold Coast Chinatown will come alive with colour, cuisine and culture when it hosts its first big event – the Chinese New Year Festival. To be held on Saturday 21 February from 3 – 9pm, the festival marks the new … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights Competition Switched On

The Gold Coast is set to sparkle tonight when entrants in the 2014 Christmas Lights Competition officially switch on their displays. From Ormeau Hills to Tugun, Southport to Mudgeeraba, there are 48 entrants in this year’s competition, with 12 first … Continue reading

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New Funding To Fight Food Waste

The VISY Sustainability Grant, a new community scheme to reduce the amount of edible food waste going into the city’s landfills, is being launched by City of Gold Coast and leading recycler VISY. The Pratt Foundation, the philanthropic arm of … Continue reading

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Calling For Broadwater Parklands Tenders

Construction of Stage 3 of the Broadwater Parklands is one step closer and the message to local companies is ‘be ready’. Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the City would soon be calling for tenders for the civil works for … Continue reading

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Emerging Designers Going Swimmingly

A development program for local designers is paying off, with 10 upcoming designers now getting ready to showcase their creations at the Gold Coast Swim Fashion Festival late next month. The festival is helping to establish the Gold Coast as … Continue reading

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Local Experts To Deliver Surf Plan

The Gold Coast City Council is looking to grow our surf lifestyle and economy to ensure we remain the number 1 surf capital of the world. To guide this development, a 10-member advisory committee has been formed. The committee is … Continue reading

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Light Rail Extension For The Gold Coast

Is there any doubt that a light rail extension to connect with heavy rail at Parkwood or Helensvale would be beneficial for the Gold Coast? The Queensland Premier has announced that our government will prioritise the delivery of a light … Continue reading

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GoldLinQ Heartened

Gold Coast light rail operator GoldLinQ has been heartened by first-day passenger numbers on Monday after a bumper 80,000 trips were recorded on last Sunday’s open day when travel was free. GoldLinQ says preliminary figures from  TransLink shows there were … Continue reading

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Public Invited To Comment on Southport City Centre

Plans to boost the region’s economy through the commercial transformation of Southport as the Gold Coast’s central business district have been released for public consultation today. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the … Continue reading

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Experts to Debate Gold Coast City Plan

Planners, engineers, lawyers and developers will meet today to discuss the Gold Coast’s new city plan. The draft document that will guide the city’s development for the next decade is expected to be circulated for public consultation within weeks.

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