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14 April 2020

The Spit, Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta remain closed.


Mayor Tom Tate today announced that beach and car park restrictions would remain in place until next Monday.

"I would like to congratulate Gold Coasters for their efforts over the long weekend with the vast majority of people doing the right...

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8 April 2020

New conditions for Waste & Recycling Centres due to Covid19



********************PLEASE NOTE THE BELOW RESTRICTIONS AT OUR WRC'S NO LONGER APPLY********************************** 


New restrictions will be enforced at all City of Gold Coast Waste and Recycling Centres (WRCs) from this Saturday (11 April).

Mayor Tom Tate said the measures had been imposed as...

New conditions for Waste & Recycling Centres due to Covid19  photo


6 April 2020

Three beaches to be closed


Mayor Tom Tate has just announced that as of midnight Tuesday, the Spit, Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta beach will be closed.

"The beaches are proving to be magnets for day visitors from Brisbane," he said.

"The balance of beaches will remain open for our residents...

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4 April 2020

Carparks closed at The Spit


City of Gold Coast has this afternoon shut Council carparks at the Spit. 

Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group and Mayor, Tom Tate said he was left with no choice after people continued to gather in groups there today. 

"People are just...

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2 April 2020

Is your trip to the Waste and Recycling Centre essential?


Gold Coast residents are being asked to refrain from visiting the City’s Waste and Recycling Centres (WRC’s) unless it’s absolutely essential.

Mayor Tom Tate said social distancing and extra safety measures had been put in place at all WRC’s in response...

Is your trip to the Waste and Recycling Centre essential? photo


1 April 2020

Community update from CEO Dale Dickson - 1 April 2020


The City of Gold Coast continues to take action in line with the advice being provided at a State and Federal level to minimise the spread of the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our staff are part of a larger front line team...

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