Media releases

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


5 April 2019

City on frontline in war against mozzies


The City has significantly increased spraying efforts to combat mosquitoes on the Gold Coast. 

Crews attended Coomera Waters, Ormeau and Jacob’s Ridge yesterday with Arundel Hills, Parkwood and Coomera being targeted today.

Recent warm and wet weather has seen an increase of...

City on frontline in war against mozzies photo

City puts out Australia-wide call for ferry operators

Ferry operators from across Australia are expected to respond to the City’s expression of interest for a trial service on the Gold Coast.
Council will tomorrow publish an Expression of Interest (EOI) seeking operators to manage a ferry service along coast...
Picturesque Gold Coast photography


3 April 2019

Federal Budget: Mayor takes lead in tourism push

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate will write to Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham to ensure the coast features prominently in a planned international marketing campaign, headed by Tourism Australia.
The Federal Budget last night increased the budget for Tourism Australia by...
Picturesque Gold Coast photography


1 April 2019

Beach repairs to be finished by Easter


The City’s response to damage from ex-tropical Cyclone Oma has been first-class, with Mayor Tom Tate praising officers for the $150,000 repair program at key oceanfront locations.

The city faced severe erosion risks over a five-day period as the tropical low...

Beach repairs to be finished by Easter photo


28 March 2019

New music plan rocks city



Mayor Tom Tate has tonight launched the City’s Music Action Plan 2019-2021 aimed at establishing the Gold Coast’s reputation for making a national and global contribution to the industry.

Helping home-grown acts hone their craft, attracting established music businesses to the...

New music plan rocks city photo


20 March 2019

City unites in grief on eve of Harmony Day


Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has joined with other civic leaders to express the heartache being felt across our city, almost a week after the Christchurch tragedy.
“Given our close connections with New Zealand, our largest multicultural community, we share their...

City unites in grief on eve of Harmony Day photo