Media releases

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Tuesday

13 October 2020

Get ready for storm and bushfire season

10.27am

With the summer storm season fast approaching, Gold Coasters are being reminded to get ready.

Mayor Tom Tate urged the community to fully prepare for the pending storm and bushfire season by assembling emergency kits, getting their homes ready and having...

Get ready for storm and bushfire season  photo

Mayor’s Christmas Carols a virtual who’s who of music

10.24am

The ninth Mayor’s Christmas Carols  presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast will be the most star- studded ever with previous headliners set to join the  annual event with a 2020 twist.

Kate Ceberano, Anthony Callea and Casey Barnes will be among the...

Mayor’s Christmas Carols a virtual who’s who of music photo

Wednesday

7 October 2020

New bridge improves flood resilience

10.07am

The new Tallebudgera Coplicks Footbridge is now open, improving the region’s resilience to flooding and enhancing local connectivity.

The six month project represents an investment of nearly $2 million and involved the demolition of the existing 84 year old bridge. 

Mayor Tom...

New bridge improves flood resilience   photo

Friday

2 October 2020

A centennial celebration for Kirra Hill

12.34pm

A southern Gold Coast community icon celebrates its 100th birthday today.

Mayor Tom Tate joined Divisional Councillor Gail O’Neill and former student Sue Burnett at the Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre to mark the centenary of the historic site.

Kirra Hill...

A centennial celebration for Kirra Hill photo

Tuesday

29 September 2020

Crane over new Isle of Capri Bridge takes shape

12.02pm

A crane weighing 110 tonnes and measuring 58 metres in length has been assembled this week, marking the start of construction of the new $40 million Isle of Capri Bridge.

Mayor Tom Tate inspected the site today with bridge...

Crane over new Isle of Capri Bridge takes shape photo

Thursday

24 September 2020

Turn screen time into green time with new nature program

10.34am

Gold Coasters can build a frog hotel, learn about local flora and fauna, or discover where to spot a koala in the wild as part of the City’s 2020-21 NaturallyGC program.

The new program offers more than 850 free and low-cost...

Turn screen time into green time with new nature program photo

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