Media releases

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2 April 2020

Is your trip to the Waste and Recycling Centre essential?


Gold Coast residents are being asked to refrain from visiting the City’s Waste and Recycling Centres (WRC’s) unless it’s absolutely essential.

Mayor Tom Tate said social distancing and extra safety measures had been put in place at all WRC’s in response...

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1 April 2020

Community update from CEO Dale Dickson - 1 April 2020


The City of Gold Coast continues to take action in line with the advice being provided at a State and Federal level to minimise the spread of the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our staff are part of a larger front line team...

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31 March 2020

Flags removed from Gold Coast beaches


Flags have been removed from Gold Coast beaches today following a decision by the Federal Government to limit gatherings to two people.

Our City lifeguards will remain on the beaches to respond to any safety issues, however we strongly recommend...

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27 March 2020

Lifeguard services and City parking - statement from CEO


Statement from City of Gold Coast CEO, Dale Dickson:

Lifeguard Services

The City of Gold Coast’s professional lifeguard service will continue to operate business as usual at this time.

We are aware that Surf Life Saving Queensland has reduced its volunteer service to...

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25 March 2020

Temporary changes to City of Gold Coast services - 25 March 2020


Due to the evolving Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City has made further changes to our services.

Playground equipment, BBQ’s and outdoor gym equipment

  • The City’s 600 playgrounds, 389 barbecues and 347 pieces of gym equipment will be closed until further notice.
  • Signage...
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24 March 2020

Business Sector Advice - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Statement from CEO Dale Dickson:

“The City has today announced a raft of measures designed to provide immediate financial support for local business affected by the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The measures complement the significant packages being offered by the Queensland and...

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