Media releases

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Enquiries from media should be directed to or phone 07 5581 7941. For interviews or comments from the Mayor, please contact Warwick Sinclair on or phone 07 5581 5225.

E.g., Monday, January 21, 2019
E.g., Monday, January 21, 2019


27 August 2018

Mayor keeps pressure on for two-year solar ferry trial


Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has welcomed the positive response from Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) to a proposed solar ferry passenger service for the city.

“The enthusiasm at yesterday’s board meeting was encouraging and I don’t believe any of the...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography


20 August 2018

Mayor tries to out-style Tuxedo Borobi


The city’s eight famous Borobi statues are back in action – with Mayor Tom Tate today attempting to out-style Tuxedo Borobi at the Home Of The Arts (HOTA).

The Mayor brushed off his best tuxedo to join his good mate Borobi...

Mayor tries to out-style Tuxedo Borobi photo


17 August 2018

Get ready to ‘get ready’ for storm season


Gold Coasters are being urged to start preparing early for the 2018-19 storm season with Mayor Tom Tate opening the doors to the City’s Local Disaster Management Group headquarters.

“It’s never too early to start preparations,’’ he said.

“We plan for the...

Get ready to ‘get ready’ for storm season photo


15 August 2018

City’s optic fibre ‘super charged’ for the future


Gold Coast businesses, visitors and residents are about to see the City’s optic fibre program go to the ‘next level’ with a 37km loop planned for the existing network.

“This is super-charging an already incredible optic fibre network, the best in...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography


9 August 2018

City welcomes decision in Transit Centre case


The City will continue to finalise the sale of the Transit Centre, including Bruce Bishop carpark, after today’s Supreme Court decision.

The decision was handed down at 2.15pm by Judge Boddice in Brisbane.

“This is a win for ratepayers,’’ said CEO Dale...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography

Science Spectacular set to ‘Woo’ Gold Coast


The rock star of Australian mathematics is coming to the Gold Coast.

Eddie Woo is the 2018 Australian Local Hero, known for his quirky style of teaching math to students across the country. His lectures regularly attract thousands of YouTube followers.


Science Spectacular set to ‘Woo’ Gold Coast photo