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23 March 2020

Temporary changes to City of Gold Coast services


The City of Gold Coast has today made the decision to temporarily halt some services to help slow the spread of COVID-19 both within our workforce and the wider community.

Public libraries, aquatic centres and some customer service centres will all...

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City of Gold Coast venue closures


City Fitness Centres and Indoor Sporting Centres will be closed from noon today (Monday 23 March) until further notice in line with the Prime Minister's announcement last night.

The City continues to review all non essential facilities and services to determine which...

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20 March 2020

Statement from CEO Dale Dickson - Business support


I am currently working on a suite of measures to assist Gold Coast businesses and will be announcing these no later than Tuesday next week.

Even though we are in caretaker mode, I’ll be taking some decisions as Council CEO to...

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18 March 2020

City of Gold Coast update - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from CEO Dale Dickson

The health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community, our customers and City...
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17 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The City continues to work under the guidance provided by the Australian Department of Health and Queensland Health in managing the risks associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
It is important that we all take appropriate steps to protect ourselves and others.

What are...

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13 March 2020

Possible event cancellations in wake of corona virus


Given the Prime Minister’s recommendation that non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people should not go ahead from Monday (16/3) in a bid to contain the corona virus, it is likely a number of upcoming events will be impacted.

We are...

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