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, July 21, 2019
E.g., Sunday, July 21, 2019

Thursday

13 June 2019

No surprises: lower rates, less debt, eight surpluses in a row

12.20pm

With a record roads and transport spend and the rate increase kept close to CPI, the 2019-20 City Budget delivers on priorities outlined by the Gold Coast community.

Mayor Tom Tate said the 1.68 per cent average residential rate increase (principal...

No surprises: lower rates, less debt, eight surpluses in a row photo

Bridge projects to reduce travel time, ease congestion

9.41am

Travel time from Southport to Main Beach is projected to be reduced from 35 to eight minutes during peak periods with the addition of a lane on the Sundale Bridge and an upgrade to a Waterways Drive intersection. 

Initial funding for...

Bridge projects to reduce travel time, ease congestion   photo

Tuesday

11 June 2019

City says hi to Diamond Jubilee birthday

9.19am

Grab your party hats Gold Coasters – the City has turned 60 and you’re invited to celebrate.

Special guest Amy Shark will headline the free Diamond Jubilee celebrations, joining an all Gold Coast line-up featuring The Lamplights, Eliza & The Delusionals...

City says hi to Diamond Jubilee birthday  photo

Wednesday

5 June 2019

Recycled water project future proofs the city

2.08pm

A giant tunnelling machine, 2.5m in diameter, will begin boring under the Broadwater from Biggera Waters to South Stradbroke Island next month as part of one of the City’s largest ever infrastructure projects.

The machine will create the 1450m long tunnel...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography

Tuesday

21 May 2019

Mayor Signs Sister City Relationship with Chengdu, China

3.17pm

A new Sister City relationship with one of China’s largest cities will not only deepen cultural but also economic ties between the Gold Coast and Chengdu, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said.

Speaking from the special signing ceremony in Chengdu last...

Mayor Signs Sister City Relationship with Chengdu, China photo

Monday

20 May 2019

City App refreshed with new features

9.59am

Requesting a City of Gold Coast service, paying your rates or keeping up with local news is even easier with the release of the refreshed City App.

Mayor Tom Tate said the new app, now available for download, offers access to...

City App refreshed with new features   photo

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