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19 January 2021

Australia Day celebrations – but not as we know them


The City’s annual Australia Day celebrations at Broadwater Parkland have been altered this year, with a series of smaller scale events planned given challenges associated with Covid-19.

Mayor Tom Tate said it was impractical to safely go ahead with the event,...

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World-first EV technology supercharges electric vehicles

World-first electric vehicle (EV) charging technology has debuted on the Gold Coast, with the first charger installed at Broadbeach today. 
The Tritium RTM75 EV 75KW charging stations will be rolled out across locations in Broadbeach, Coolangatta, Southport, Pimpama, Carrara, Bundall and...
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4 January 2021

City promoting live music across 2021 with grants program


Live music venues and businesses can grow and diversify their operations under a business improvement grants program announced today.

Deputy Mayor Donna Gates said City of Gold Coast understood the value of live music to our ‘cultural economy’.

“That’s why we endorsed...

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18 December 2020

UPDATE - Severe Weather activity




Gold Coast beaches have started to reopen this morning as conditions ease.

They will be reopened on a case-by-case basis and conditions will be monitored closely.

At this stage most southern beaches remain closed. Please check with lifeguards before entering the water...

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17 December 2020

***SANDBAGGING STATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED as at 6pm 17 December*****


***Sandbagging stations now closed******

Sandbagging stations open

Our sandbagging stations at Burleigh Heads and Bilinga are now open

They are located at:

 46 Boyd St, Bilinga (use the service road, next to the City of Gold Coast Tugun Depot)

61 Hutchinson St, Burleigh Heads, (Reedy...

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**** this warning is no longer current. As at 5.25pm 17 December, no storm warning are current for the Gold Coast50am 17 December 2020


***No longer current and our emergency assembly point has also CLOSED *****


Due to heavy rainfall, properties...

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