Media releases

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Enquiries from media should be directed to media@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 7941. For interviews or comments from the Mayor, please contact Warwick Sinclair on wsinclair@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 5225.

E.g., Tuesday, April 23, 2019
E.g., Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Wednesday

17 April 2019

Stone marks historic day in gallery history

11.49am

A 550 kilogram piece of black granite was unveiled at the site of the HOTA Gallery today, as a symbol of the start of official construction for the $60.5 million gallery.

 

The foundation stone will eventually be relocated and embedded into...

Stone marks historic day in gallery history photo

Monday

15 April 2019

Export opportunity for coast businesses

12.13pm

Gold Coast businesses looking to expand into international markets are being offered free support to assist with their export opportunities.

Coast business Dairy Free Down Under is the latest success story, exporting to the Middle East market from its Carrara factory.

“The...

Export opportunity for coast businesses photo

Friday

5 April 2019

City on frontline in war against mozzies

2.02pm

The City has significantly increased spraying efforts to combat mosquitoes on the Gold Coast. 

Crews attended Coomera Waters, Ormeau and Jacob’s Ridge yesterday with Arundel Hills, Parkwood and Coomera being targeted today.

Recent warm and wet weather has seen an increase of...

City on frontline in war against mozzies photo

City puts out Australia-wide call for ferry operators

11.51am
Ferry operators from across Australia are expected to respond to the City’s expression of interest for a trial service on the Gold Coast.
 
Council will tomorrow publish an Expression of Interest (EOI) seeking operators to manage a ferry service along coast...
Picturesque Gold Coast photography

Wednesday

3 April 2019

Federal Budget: Mayor takes lead in tourism push

11.20am
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate will write to Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham to ensure the coast features prominently in a planned international marketing campaign, headed by Tourism Australia.
 
The Federal Budget last night increased the budget for Tourism Australia by...
Picturesque Gold Coast photography

Monday

1 April 2019

Beach repairs to be finished by Easter

11.24am

The City’s response to damage from ex-tropical Cyclone Oma has been first-class, with Mayor Tom Tate praising officers for the $150,000 repair program at key oceanfront locations.

The city faced severe erosion risks over a five-day period as the tropical low...

Beach repairs to be finished by Easter photo

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