Media releases

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E.g., Sunday, January 26, 2020
E.g., Sunday, January 26, 2020


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...
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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...

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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,...

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1 May 2019

Arts precinct the ‘HOTA-st’ ticket in town


The Gold Coast’s arts and culture precinct HOTA continues to smash box office records, selling more tickets, reaching more people and having more visitors than before.

Mayor Tom Tate said the biannual report for the centre (six months to December 2018)...

Arts precinct the ‘HOTA-st’ ticket in town photo


30 April 2019

Green bins for our ‘leafy’ neighbourhoods


Thousands more tonnes of green waste will be diverted from landfill each year after Council today resolved to expand the City’s green waste kerbside service eligibility to include up to an additional 9,000 rural residential properties.

The service was previously only...

Green bins for our ‘leafy’ neighbourhoods photo

Changing of the guard – new Junior Mayor

The City has today sworn in Khyja Miller as the 2019 Junior Mayor.
“I am honoured to be elected by my peers and appreciate the significance of this opportunity”, said Ms Miller, from All Saints Anglican School.
Ms Miller was joined by...
Changing of the guard – new Junior Mayor photo