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Wednesday

15 February 2017

Algal bloom at Mermaid lake

4.20pm

The City of Gold Coast has closed Lake Hugh Muntz in Mermaid Waters due to the presence of high levels of blue-green algae.

The algal bloom was detected by City officers and, in conjunction with the Gold Coast Public Health Unit,...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography

Friday

10 February 2017

Mayor says recycled water can turn the Spit into ‘central park’

2.40pm

 

Mayor Tom Tate has today detailed plans to ensure the “natural beauty of the Spit is not only saved but enhanced’’ through the clever use of recycled water.

“Every day, megalitres of treated water is pumped out through the seaway, a...

Mayor says recycled water can turn the Spit into ‘central park’ photo

Tuesday

7 February 2017

Gold Coast prepares to deliver a more accessible city for all

10.50am

The Gold Coast’s tourism industry is the focus of a new program designed to benefit residents and visitors seeking accessible accommodation, restaurants and services.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate joined Gold Coast Tourism and GOLDOC today at the city’s first Accessible...

Gold Coast prepares to deliver a more accessible city for all photo

Wednesday

1 February 2017

You’re invited to our Lunar New Year Celebration 2017

3.23pm

You’re invited to the city’s largest Lunar New Year celebration and welcome in the Year of the Rooster on Saturday 4 February at Gold Coast Chinatown.

To be held from 4pm - 9pm, the free event features an Asian-infused street food...

You’re invited to our Lunar New Year Celebration 2017 photo

Tuesday

31 January 2017

Have your say on new conservation plan to help keep koalas safe

12.10pm

Gold Coast residents are invited to have their say on ways to manage our local koala population to help guide the development of the new Citywide Koala Conservation Plan.

Mayor Tom Tate said a citywide survey on the plan, endorsed by...

Have your say on new conservation plan to help keep koalas safe photo

Wednesday

25 January 2017

Pizzey Park Tennis Centre serves upgrade

11.49am

The Gold Coast now boasts the largest tennis facility in Queensland thanks to a $1.89 million expansion of the Pizzey Park Tennis Centre.

Mayor Tom Tate said the centre was an example of the City’s ambition to grow sports participation at...

Pizzey Park Tennis Centre serves upgrade photo

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