Media releases

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14 March 2016

Multilingual resources to help our CALD community to Get Ready


Mayor Tom Tate today launched a series of multilingual videos to assist the Gold Coast’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community to prepare for emergencies and disasters.

“The official summer storm season is not yet over for this year so we...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography


8 March 2016

World Surf Reserve dedication ceremony


The Gold Coast’s southern beach breaks are now officially among the world’s best, gaining international recognition as the 8th World Surfing Reserve (WSR).

International surfing identities joined state and city leaders at Coolangatta’s Point Danger Park this morning to officially dedicate...

World Surf Reserve dedication ceremony photo


2 March 2016

City funds to support a stronger community


Dozens of not-for-profit organisations will continue their vital community work, thanks to the annual Community Grants program.

The program, which aims to support and stimulate projects and activities with a whole-of-city focus, opened this week for applications.

Projects funded under the program help improve...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography

Chinatown comes alive for street markets and Bleach* in the City


Chinatown will come alive this Saturday night with the first Street Markets for 2016 featuring the opening of the first Paifang (traditional Chinese Gateway) and Bleach in the City festivities.

The street markets will offer a delicious blend of Asian cuisine...

Chinatown comes alive for street markets and Bleach* in the City photo


29 February 2016

Urban Oasis in the city: final five


It’s down to the final five in the search for an artist to deliver an Urban Oasis in the heart of the Gold Coast’s bustling tourist precinct.

An independent jury selected the five finalists out of a local, national and international...

Urban Oasis in the city: final five photo

‘The People’s Park’ officially opens


The city’s landmark Broadwater Parklands reached another milestone today with the Northern Pavilion opening.

“The area is rapidly becoming our signature waterside playground,’’ said Mayor Tom Tate.

“Every week, thousands of residents and visitors enjoy the parklands which stretch from Sundale Bridge...

‘The People’s Park’ officially opens photo