Media releases

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E.g., Wednesday, June 26, 2019
E.g., Wednesday, June 26, 2019


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


29 April 2019

Safety first as exclusion zone put in place


The City has acted quickly to ensure safety of beach goers, with an exclusion zone being created at the southern end of Miami Beach.

A 520sqm section of beach under the Mick Schamburg lookout will be cordoned off from tomorrow morning,...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography


26 April 2019

Record transport spend planned for 2019-2020


Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is planning a record investment in transport for the 2019-2020 financial year, with a suite of projects being considered.

The Mayor, as chair of the budget, will receive a briefing on these proposed projects on Monday.


Picturesque Gold Coast photography


23 April 2019

We want our share of light rail funding


Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the Federal Government did not need to find additional funds for Light Rail Stage 3A - “we just want our fair share’’.

Mayor Tate said today’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee resolved to formally lobby the...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography