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 Lisa Grundy on or phone 07 5581 7941.

E.g., Thursday, January 23, 2020
E.g., Thursday, January 23, 2020


25 February 2019

Coast’s biggest coastal project underway


Only days after the city’s beaches were threatened by a Pacific Ocean cyclone, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has launched an $18.2 million artificial reef project.

Mayor Tate said physical work on the Palm Beach Artificial Reef was due to start...

 Coast’s biggest coastal project underway photo


23 February 2019

Update on Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oma


Mayor Tom Tate has left the Local Disaster Management Unit on Alert Status, as Cyclone Oma continues to create large swells.

The beaches are holding up well with few erosion issues. All beaches remain closed. The swell impacting our coast is more powerful...

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Waste & Recycling Centres - UPDATE


** UPDATE at 2pm on Sunday 24 February **

Due to prevailing high winds, the City has been unable to empty bins into landfill. 

As a result the City has had to close all Waste & Recycling Centres for the...

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22 February 2019

Wind the new danger as cyclone hovers off coast


Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has issued a further warning for residents: high winds will impact the hinterland throughout this weekend.

“The main focus to date has been about the beaches but the latest briefing from Queensland Disaster Management advises of...

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21 February 2019

Solar power generates ratepayer savings

The City has saved ratepayers $21million in energy costs thanks to its energy management initiatives.
Mayor Tom Tate today inspected solar panels on the roof of the City’s Waterside office block in Bundall, one of 20 solar sites now operational as...
 Solar power generates ratepayer savings  photo

City opens sand bagging depots


As a precautionary matter, we have opened  three sandbagging facilities across the city to assist concerned residents. There is currently no immediate threat from Cyclone Oma.

  • Locations are:
    • Coomera – 232 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama. The site is located in an area...
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