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20 April 2020

Two beaches reopened today


Mayor Tom Tate said Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta beaches would reopen as of noon today.

“The Spit beach, along with all beach front car parks, will continue to remain closed until further notice,” he said.

“Red and yellow flags will remain down...

Two beaches reopened today photo


15 April 2020

Sand Angels nab world record


Sand Angels nab world record

It’s official! The Gold Coast now holds the World Record for the most people making sand angels simultaneously on a beach.

The City of Gold Coast received official notification this week that the November attempt - where...

Sand Angels nab world record photo


14 April 2020

The Spit, Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta remain closed.


Mayor Tom Tate today announced that beach and car park restrictions would remain in place until next Monday.

"I would like to congratulate Gold Coasters for their efforts over the long weekend with the vast majority of people doing the right...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography


8 April 2020

New conditions for Waste & Recycling Centres due to Covid19


New restrictions will be enforced at all City of Gold Coast Waste and Recycling Centres (WRCs) from this Saturday (11 April).

Mayor Tom Tate said the measures had been imposed as a result of major issues caused by the Covid19 crisis,...

New conditions for Waste & Recycling Centres due to Covid19  photo


6 April 2020

Three beaches to be closed


Mayor Tom Tate has just announced that as of midnight Tuesday, the Spit, Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta beach will be closed.

"The beaches are proving to be magnets for day visitors from Brisbane," he said.

"The balance of beaches will remain open for our residents...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography


4 April 2020

Carparks closed at The Spit


City of Gold Coast has this afternoon shut Council carparks at the Spit. 

Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group and Mayor, Tom Tate said he was left with no choice after people continued to gather in groups there today. 

"People are just...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography