Media releases

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E.g., Monday, December 16, 2019
E.g., Monday, December 16, 2019


21 May 2019

Mayor Signs Sister City Relationship with Chengdu, China


A new Sister City relationship with one of China’s largest cities will not only deepen cultural but also economic ties between the Gold Coast and Chengdu, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said.

Speaking from the special signing ceremony in Chengdu last...

Mayor Signs Sister City Relationship with Chengdu, China photo


20 May 2019

City App refreshed with new features


Requesting a City of Gold Coast service, paying your rates or keeping up with local news is even easier with the release of the refreshed City App.

Mayor Tom Tate said the new app, now available for download, offers access to...

City App refreshed with new features   photo


17 May 2019

Illegal dumpers held to account


The City has issued $75,000 in fines to those responsible for illegally dumping more than 1500 tyres across the Gold Coast late last year, sending a strong message to those breaking the law.

The City will also launch court action in...

Illegal dumpers held to account photo


14 May 2019

Mayor Tom Tate announces massive transport spend

A mid-life review of the City’s 2013-2031 Transport Strategy highlights the need for a multi-pronged approach to meeting the Gold Coast’s emerging transport challenges.
Mayor Tom Tate presented a draft copy of the mid-life review to Full Council today.
“The 2019-2020 Budget...
Picturesque Gold Coast photography


7 May 2019

Retail and dining precincts boosted with more CCTV


Security in three key entertainment precincts has been boosted with 16 new CCTV cameras installed.

“We know CCTV deters illegal activity and provides patrons with a greater level of security. These new cameras are specific to Chevron Island, Nobby Beach and...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography

Red carpet for world's sporting 'powerhouses'


The Gold Coast will be on show to the world’s most influential sports administrators as SportAccord 2019 opens in the city.

Mayor Tom Tate joined Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg, and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee CEO Ian Reid,...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography