Media releases

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E.g., Wednesday, June 26, 2019
E.g., Wednesday, June 26, 2019


20 February 2019

Cyclone Oma warning: Stay away from rock walls

Local Disaster Management chair Tom Tate has urged all Gold Coasters to stay away from rock walls and the seaway as large swells start to hit our coastline.
“Our emergency services staff, including City officers and the State Government, are making...
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19 February 2019

Safety the focus for Gold Coast seniors


The City is boosting its support for seniors through dedicated information sessions about avoiding on-line scams, personal safety and home security.

Mayor Tom Tate said the Mayoral Safer Suburbs Forum was today briefed on the latest measures aimed at protecting our...

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18 February 2019

City prepared for large swells as conditions worsen

The Gold Coast is well prepared for large swells expected to impact our beaches later this week.
“The sand dredging and pumping we have done over the past two years has added millions of cubic metres of sand to our beaches,’’...
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Protecting the heart of our community


Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has used Valentine’s Day as a platform to promote the installation of 13 new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) across the city.

“Today is all about hearts. In this case, saving lives through simple initiatives like this,’’...

Protecting the heart of our community photo

City wipes graffiti costs thanks to City App


Graffiti is at an all-time low with City clean-up costs slashed by 40 percent in four years.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said vigilant residents reporting graffiti via the City App had played a major role in driving down the incidents...

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6 February 2019

Multi-cultural event to welcome Lunar New Year

One of the city’s largest multi-cultural celebrations kicks off this Saturday as Southport’s Chinatown welcomes the Year of the Pig.
In Chinese culture, pigs are seen as a symbol of wealth and a chance to bring good fortune in life.
“That sums...
Multi-cultural event to welcome Lunar New Year photo