Media releases

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


22 February 2019

Wind the new danger as cyclone hovers off coast


Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has issued a further warning for residents: high winds will impact the hinterland throughout this weekend.

“The main focus to date has been about the beaches but the latest briefing from Queensland Disaster Management advises of...

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21 February 2019

Solar power generates ratepayer savings

The City has saved ratepayers $21million in energy costs thanks to its energy management initiatives.
Mayor Tom Tate today inspected solar panels on the roof of the City’s Waterside office block in Bundall, one of 20 solar sites now operational as...
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City opens sand bagging depots


As a precautionary matter, we have opened  three sandbagging facilities across the city to assist concerned residents. There is currently no immediate threat from Cyclone Oma.

  • Locations are:
    • Coomera – 232 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama. The site is located in an area...
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20 February 2019

Cyclone Oma warning: Stay away from rock walls

Local Disaster Management chair Tom Tate has urged all Gold Coasters to stay away from rock walls and the seaway as large swells start to hit our coastline.
“Our emergency services staff, including City officers and the State Government, are making...
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19 February 2019

Safety the focus for Gold Coast seniors


The City is boosting its support for seniors through dedicated information sessions about avoiding on-line scams, personal safety and home security.

Mayor Tom Tate said the Mayoral Safer Suburbs Forum was today briefed on the latest measures aimed at protecting our...

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18 February 2019

City prepared for large swells as conditions worsen

The Gold Coast is well prepared for large swells expected to impact our beaches later this week.
“The sand dredging and pumping we have done over the past two years has added millions of cubic metres of sand to our beaches,’’...
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