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12 May 2020

Mayor announces reopening of City playgrounds, bbqs, skate parks and more


Mayor Tom Tate today announced several City assets would reopen this Saturday in line with the easing of Queensland Government restrictions.

“We are getting back to business, but in a staged and safe way,” Mayor Tate said.

The following will reopen or...

Picturesque Gold Coast photography

Our water future’s in the pipeline


 The City’s solution to managing its excess recycled water reached a milestone today with the installation of a 900 metre-long pipeline between Main Beach and Southport.

The Long Term Recycled Water Release Plan involves two of the most complex marine pipeline...

Our water future’s in the pipeline   photo


27 April 2020

The Spit and car parks to reopen


The Spit will re-open and beachside car parks will be progressively opened, Mayor Tom Tate announced today.

“Congratulations Gold Coasters. You have been doing the right thing, practising social distancing and staying at home,” Mayor Tom Tate said.

“So I have taken...

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21 April 2020

New Committee Chairs announced


Mayor Tom Tate today chaired the first post-election Full Council meeting for the term.

Councillor Donna Gates was re-elected for her third term as Deputy Mayor, making her the longest-running Deputy Mayor in the City’s history.

Councillors Cameron Caldwell and Hermann Vorster...

New Committee Chairs announced photo


20 April 2020

Two beaches reopened today


Mayor Tom Tate said Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta beaches would reopen as of noon today.

“The Spit beach, along with all beach front car parks, will continue to remain closed until further notice,” he said.

“Red and yellow flags will remain down...

Two beaches reopened today photo


15 April 2020

Sand Angels nab world record


Sand Angels nab world record

It’s official! The Gold Coast now holds the World Record for the most people making sand angels simultaneously on a beach.

The City of Gold Coast received official notification this week that the November attempt - where...

Sand Angels nab world record photo