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2 June 2020

Construction begins on Gallery’s striking new exterior


The Gold Coast's newest icon was revealed today with a first look at the striking building facade adorning the $60.5 million HOTA gallery. 

Bold, proud and colourful, the facade reflects the Gold Coast’s personality and supports the Masterplan vision for the evolution of the cultural...

Construction begins on Gallery’s striking new exterior  photo


29 May 2020

Drivers urged to slow down to save lives as school returns


The City is calling on all Gold Coasters to do the right thing and stay safe on the roads, as restrictions continue to ease and children return to school.

Statistics revealed in the lead up to today’s ‘Fatality Free Friday’ show...

Drivers urged to slow down to save lives as school returns photo


12 May 2020

Mayor announces reopening of City playgrounds, bbqs, skate parks and more


Mayor Tom Tate today announced several City assets would reopen this Saturday in line with the easing of Queensland Government restrictions.

“We are getting back to business, but in a staged and safe way,” Mayor Tate said.

The following will reopen or...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography

Our water future’s in the pipeline


 The City’s solution to managing its excess recycled water reached a milestone today with the installation of a 900 metre-long pipeline between Main Beach and Southport.

The Long Term Recycled Water Release Plan involves two of the most complex marine pipeline...

Our water future’s in the pipeline   photo


27 April 2020

The Spit and car parks to reopen


The Spit will re-open and beachside car parks will be progressively opened, Mayor Tom Tate announced today.

“Congratulations Gold Coasters. You have been doing the right thing, practising social distancing and staying at home,” Mayor Tom Tate said.

“So I have taken...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography


21 April 2020

New Committee Chairs announced


Mayor Tom Tate today chaired the first post-election Full Council meeting for the term.

Councillor Donna Gates was re-elected for her third term as Deputy Mayor, making her the longest-running Deputy Mayor in the City’s history.

Councillors Cameron Caldwell and Hermann Vorster...

New Committee Chairs announced photo