Opening up green space for all to enjoy

20 July 2017

Mayor Tom Tate today met the City’s young ‘enviro and wildlife warriors’ at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens as part of the launch of the 2017-18 NaturallyGC program.

“Our youth are the future and to meet Patrick Brabant and Jasmine Rassmussen on the day we launch the 2017-18 NaturallyGC program is fitting. Their passion and love for our natural city is inspiring and I applaud their enthusiasm,” he said.

Mayor Tate said his vision was to keep “opening up the green space’’ across our city.

“We have invested $124 million in the 2017-18 City Budget for parks, conservation and the environment. NaturallyGC is high on that agenda,’’ he said.

“The Gold Coast is known for its sun, sand and surf. Increasingly, people are visiting us to enjoy our green spaces and that majestic hinterland.

“This program connects the community with our clean, green environment through more than 800 free and low-cost nature-based workshops, activities and sustainable recreation.

“Seeing and experiencing nature first hand is the best way to engender a sense of environmental responsibility and leave a lasting legacy.”

NaturallyGC activities on offer include bushwalks, tree planting, birdwatching, nature photography, kids’ nature play and citizen science. 

Download the NaturallyGC program at or your library. 

The NaturallyGC ambassadors share their views for connecting youth and the Gold Coast community with our natural assets. Watch the video on YouTube at:

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