Media releases

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

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2 November 2018

City ‘rocks’ new music plan


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


1 November 2018

Residents have spoken - City starts to address parking woes


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


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


29 October 2018

Green bridge works start at HOTA



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


18 October 2018

City takes park planning to ‘next level’


Playground equipment and park facilities will be greatly improved with the City today endorsing tighter design parameters for the popular outdoor play spaces.

The city has around 2,300 parks, with Council spending $73 million annually on maintaining and upgrading amenities. 

Lifestyle Chair...

City takes park planning to ‘next level’ photo

HOTA Gallery works start – with carparks protected


The next stage in the evolution of HOTA is underway, with Mayor Tom Tate today reassuring residents that the city’s green space and carparking capacity at Evandale is protected.

“There will be no overall loss of carparking at HOTA and at...

HOTA Gallery works start – with carparks protected photo