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Cooly Rocked the QLD Tourism Awards winning Bronze for Best Major Festival and Event

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019

The team behind Connecting Southern Gold Coast are celebrating after the ninth annual Cooly Rocks On Festival was named a Bronze winner of the Best Major Festival and Event in the state at the QLD Tourism Awards held Friday November 9 on the Sunshine Coast. ..

It's Live! in Queensland 2020 Calendar Launches

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Queensland's 2020 It's Live! in Queensland events calendar has been officially unveiled by Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ), with next year's lineup featuring the Southern Gold Coast's own Cooly Rocks On..

First Look at Gold Coast Airport Expansion

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The first look at the new Gold Coast Airport terminal has been revealed, with construction now underway on the southern terminal expansion.  ..

Understand Chinese Payments at TEQ Masterclass

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Is your business prepared for Chinese payment systems to capitalise on the expenditure of this growing tourism market? Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ) is hosting a Chinese Payment Masterclass on the Gold Coast on November 21, aimed at helping small businesses to understand the importance of payment apps like Alipay and UnionPay to the Chinese market - and how to unlock the spend potential of Chinese travellers for your business..  ..

New Venues Open in Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sydney-based brewery 4 Pines has landed on the Southern Gold Coast, teaming up with Boardriders Coolangatta to present the newest dining and bar offer at The Strand at Coolangatta.  ..

Jonathan Fisher Appointed to QTIC Board

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

National Trust of Queensland Queensland CEO, Jonathan Fisher, has been appointed to the Board of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) at their Annual General Meeting in October.  ..

More Flights Announced Between Gold Coast and Auckland

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Gold Coast Airport and Air New Zealand have announced the airline will add more than 22,000 seats between the Gold Coast and Auckland next year.  ..

Tugun Businesses Light Up For Christmas

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The annual Tugun Lights Up is returning for is 7th year in 2019, kicking off with a family-friendly street party in Toolona Street on Saturday 30 November as the Tugun Village businesses light up for the month of December.  ..

Moolies and Doolies Celebrate on Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Parents of Schoolies will be celebrating on the Southern Gold Coast with their own new event while their school-leavers party in Surfers Paradise later this month.  ..

Division 14 November Update From Cr O'Neill

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Welcome to the November edition of my monthly Councillor Newsletter for 2019. ..

Dusk & Summer Tour Announced for Tweed in 2020

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Tweed’s Ebenezer Park will play host to a new music event in February 2020, as For The Love’s ‘Dusk & Summer’ tour lands in our region.   ..

Three Year Deal for Coolangatta to Host Australian Junior Beach Volleyball

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Beach Volleyball is set to reappear on Coolangatta Beach in an exciting new partnership between Volleyball Australia, Tourism Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast - further cementing Coolangatta as a major events destination for the city. ..

Have your Say on Proposed City Plan Changes

Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The City of Gold Coast has opened consultation on amendments to the City Plan. Southern Gold Coast locals are urged to view the proposed changes and have your say on shaping our unique part of the City so that our region continues to grow in line with the expectations of our local residents, visitors and businesses.   ..

Guy Leech Launches Lifesaving Defibrillators for Gold Coast Community

Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Bendigo Community Bank® branches on the Gold Coast have joined forces with former Ironman Champion, Surf lifesaver and Defibrillator Ambassador, Guy Leech from Heart180 to install 14 life-saving community defib units in Gold Coast businesses and community clubs. ..

Empty Bowls Raises $20,000 for Local Homeless

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Dust Temple at Currumbin hosted the annual Empty Bowls Gold Coast project in September, raising $20,000 for local organisation Agape Outreach as part of a worldwide initiative to raise funds and awareness for the homeless and hungry.  ..

End of Year Funding Available for Women’s Leadership Development

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Residual funding is available to support the development of female leaders in Queensland. ..

Kirra Boardwalk Renewal Begins

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Work has commenced on council’s Kirra Boardwalk renewal project which will affect traffic around Kirra Headland for several months. ..

Southern Gold Coast Leaders Share Insights with SCU

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO Josh Martin joined other Southern Gold Coast business leaders last month at a development workshop facilitated by the Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism for academic staff to hear directly from industry about the capabilities graduates needs to succeed in their careers.  ..

Division 14 October Update from Cr O'Neill

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Welcome to the October edition of my monthly Councillor Newsletter for 2019. ..

Southern Gold Coast Launches into Spring with Major Events

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast is gearing up for a huge season of major events hitting our region this spring, playing host to artists, musicians and elite athletes with events that celebrate our destination, our culture and this spectacular time of year. ..

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