Media releases

View the latest media releases from City of Gold Coast. Scroll through the list below, or search by keyword or date range to find a particular news item. To stay up to date subscribe to our RSS feed for our latest news.

Enquiries from media should be directed to media@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 7941. For interviews or comments from the Mayor, please contact Warwick Sinclair on wsinclair@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 5225.

E.g., Sunday, November 18, 2018
E.g., Sunday, November 18, 2018

Monday

12 November 2018

City’s art and culture secures $1.8 million funding boost

12.21pm
The City’s investment in arts and culture continues to grow with the announcement today of $1.8 million in funding over three years to nine Gold Coast arts organisations. 
 
The Arts Organisations Triennial Grants Program supports the continued growth of the sector...
City’s art and culture secures $1.8 million funding boost  photo

Thursday

8 November 2018

City’s ‘recovery response’ for disasters tested

12.24pm

The City is today testing its capacity to manage “disaster recovery’’ at a major forum and training exercise being held at Carrara.

Attended by emergency and community services representatives from across the city, the event is designed to improve all facets...

City’s ‘recovery response’ for disasters tested photo

Friday

2 November 2018

City ‘rocks’ new music plan

11.32am

The City is set to reignite the live music scene with the Lifestyle & Community Committee recommending Council endorse the Music Action Plan 2021 at its next meeting (13 November).

Committee Chair Councillor Hermann Vorster said the plan would be a...

City ‘rocks’ new music plan photo

Thursday

1 November 2018

Residents have spoken - City starts to address parking woes

10.00am

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate yesterday announced the first changes to roll out of Council’s city-wide parking review.

Full Council endorsed proposed changes to the Traffic Area and Parking Permit Scheme (TAPPS) addressing community concerns.

Mayor Tate said the updated scheme would...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography

First contract for City-owned broadband network

9.57am

The City has signed its first commercial deal to allow access to council’s fibre optic cabling – a major win for ratepayers.

The contract comes after the City appointed Nexium Telecommunications as the reselling agent for the dark-fibre network.

“This is about...

First contract for City-owned broadband network  photo

Monday

29 October 2018

Green bridge works start at HOTA

11.06am

 

The city’s cultural heartland will be linked with the Gold Coast’s main tourism area as work starts on the much anticipated HOTA green bridge.

Mayor Tom Tate today turned the first sod on early works for the $19.5 million bridge.

The 5m...

Green bridge works start at HOTA photo

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