Media releases

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17 January 2020

Building better places to play


The City is investing almost $2 million in its playgrounds, with fresh play equipment now installed in 14 parks around the Gold Coast, along with new shade sails.  

Mayor Tom Tate today joined Divisional Councillor Pauline Young for the re-opening...

Building better places to play photo


14 January 2020

Music Advisory Group powers up Gold Coast music sector


The Gold Coast’s music sector is set to power up following the formation of a special Music Advisory Group tasked with building a thriving and recognised local music industry.

The Group forms part of the City’s Music Action Plan which aims...

Music Advisory Group powers up Gold Coast music sector photo


6 January 2020

Have your say on further changes to City Plan



Following the first round of community consultation on the City Plan, Gold Coasters are again being invited to have their say, this time on proposed significant changes.

Planning Committee Chair Councillor Cameron Caldwell said the second round of public consultation sought...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography


2 January 2020

Natural Areas being reopened


Following the lifting of the fire ban, the City is opening up its natural areas that were temporarily closed due to the wildfire risk.

Please note that it will take approximately 48 hours to remove all signage from parks. In...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography


20 December 2019

Renewed skate park opens at Jacobs Well


The revamped Jacobs Well skate park has opened just in time for school holiday action.

Acting Mayor Donna Gates officially opened the new park today, with local skateboarders in attendance. 

“This $250,000 facility is an investment in an active lifestyle, and gives...

Renewed skate park opens at Jacobs Well photo


9 December 2019

Hop on board Hopo


Commuting by water is now a reality, with the Gold Coast’s first ferry service launched today.

Mayor Tom Tate together with operator Ferry I announced the new five-stop service, named Hopo, would commence this Sunday, 8 December. 

“This new service, part of...

Hop on board Hopo photo