Media releases

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Enquiries from media should be directed to media1@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 7941. For interviews or comments from the Mayor, please contact Lisa Grundy on lgrundy@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 7941.

E.g., Wednesday, September 18, 2019
E.g., Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Friday

5 April 2019

City puts out Australia-wide call for ferry operators

11.51am
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

Wednesday

3 April 2019

Federal Budget: Mayor takes lead in tourism push

11.20am
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

Monday

1 April 2019

Beach repairs to be finished by Easter

11.24am

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

Thursday

28 March 2019

New music plan rocks city

3.25pm

 

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

Wednesday

20 March 2019

City unites in grief on eve of Harmony Day

1.39pm

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

Tuesday

19 March 2019

Native bees have Gold Coast Mayor buzzing

11.04am
The City has today launched a community initiative to help Australia’s native bees – and Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is buzzing with excitement.
 
“Native bees are vital to our flora and fauna and giving them the opportunity to thrive has...
Native bees have Gold Coast Mayor buzzing photo

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