Media releases

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E.g., Saturday, April 27, 2019
E.g., Saturday, April 27, 2019


18 February 2019

City wipes graffiti costs thanks to City App


Graffiti is at an all-time low with City clean-up costs slashed by 40 percent in four years.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said vigilant residents reporting graffiti via the City App had played a major role in driving down the incidents...

City wipes graffiti costs thanks to City App  photo


6 February 2019

Multi-cultural event to welcome Lunar New Year

One of the city’s largest multi-cultural celebrations kicks off this Saturday as Southport’s Chinatown welcomes the Year of the Pig.
In Chinese culture, pigs are seen as a symbol of wealth and a chance to bring good fortune in life.
“That sums...
Multi-cultural event to welcome Lunar New Year photo


1 February 2019

Residents can shape 2019-2020 City budget


Roads, traffic and protecting our city’s green space are priorities for Mayor Tom Tate as the city faces record population growth over the next decade.

“We need to continue to protect the lifestyle of our city and that means making smart...

Residents can shape 2019-2020 City budget photo


30 January 2019

Lost trees will be replanted as seawall works start


Works to protect billions of dollars of public and private infrastructure continue in Surfers Paradise, with the city’s seawall being rebuilt.

Division 7 Cr Gary Baildon said the loss of trees along the Surfers foreshore was disturbing – but replanting will...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography


25 January 2019

Australia Day celebrations


Be part of the festivities at the Gold Coast’s 2019 Australia Day celebrations. Head to Southport for a massive pool party at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, then stroll across to the Broadwater Parklands for music, food trucks and spectacular...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography

Local heroes awarded at gala ceremony


An environmentalist, sporting superstar, youth advocate, men’s choir, festival director and tourism leader make up this year’s winners in the City’s Australia Day Awards. 

The annual awards recognise local people or groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the Gold...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography