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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. ..

Tourism Minister Releases Rocking Festival Impact

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast’s annual nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On, celebrated record growth in 2019, with Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones, releasing the official festival statistics with Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Josh Martin, last week.   ..

Beach Warrior Event Coming to Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Surf Life Saving Australia has announced a new event, Beach Warrior, is coming to Coolangatta and Kirra Beach on Saturday 12 October during the 2019 Coolangatta Gold - giving the general public a fun and exciting opportunity to be involved in the athletic celebration of the Coolangatta Gold weekend. ..

Registrations for 2019 Tour De Valley Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast’s biggest annual cycling event, the Tour de Valley, returns for its 8th year on Sunday October 20, with early bird entries now open. ..

SandTunes Festival Moved from Coolangatta to Carrara

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The two-day SandTunes Music Festival previously slated for Coolangatta Beach later this year has been moved to Metricon Stadium in Carrara following talks between the State Government and the promoter, TEG Dainty.  ..

Join SWELL Walks, Talks, Workshops and Masterclasses this September

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is just around the corner, from 13 – 22 September, 2019, and this year’s program is packed with walks, talks, workshops and masterclasses for all ages.   ..

Division 14 September Update from Cr O'Neill

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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

Applications open for Coolangatta Christmas Carols Market Stalls

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Coolangatta Christmas Carols are back on Sunday 15 December, 2019 in Queen Elizabeth Park, with thousands of locals and visitors expected to attend the annual celebration of Christmas on the Southern Gold Coast.  ..

Small Business Grant Schedule Available for 2019-20

Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training administers grants to support small businesses in Queensland to grow and thrive. These grants provide a range of options to assist businesses with coaching, advice, increasing digital capacity or purchasing specialised equipment to achieve high-growth potential. ..

Queensland X-Ray Opens at Airport Central

Posted on Monday, August 05, 2019

Queensland X-Ray has opened at the newly refurbished Airport Central building fronting the Gold Coast Highway and Terminal Drive, offering state-of-the-art medical imaging including MRI, CT, ultrasound and mammography services to the Southern Gold Coast.  ..

Cooly Rocks On Calls for 2020 Artists

Posted on Friday, August 02, 2019

While the last ring of rock and roll has barely left town following the success of Cooly Rocks On 2019 in June, our festival team is already looking ahead to 2020 - celebrating the 10th year of our annual nostalgia festival from 3-7 June, 2020. ..

Division 14 August Update from Cr O'Neill

Posted on Friday, August 02, 2019

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

Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Available

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

With consumers increasingly sourcing gourmet foods from artisan producers across the state, the Queensland Government, through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT), is making grants available specifically to artisan food and non-alcoholic beverage producers.   ..

Adventurers Walk from Currumbin to Cooktown in 10 Days

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Two adventurers took on the ultimate outdoor challenge in July, walking the 10 Great Walks of Queensland in just 10 days.   ..

SandTunes Music Festival Announces Lineup

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019

SandTunes Music Festival has announced its lineup of international superstars heading to our shores for the two-day festival to be held at Coolangatta Beach later this year on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1, 2019.  ..

Cooly Shakes up Café and Dining Scene

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019

Coolangatta has welcomed some new additions to its café and dining scene this month.  ..

Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride Rolls into Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019

For the first time in 2019, the Southern Gold Coast will host the city’s Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride on Sunday 29 September, as hundreds of distinguished gentlefolk don their cravats, tweak their moustaches, press their tweed and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.  ..

Vale Phil Villiers

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Board, Management and staff of Connecting Southern Gold Coast were deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Villiers in July. Among many other roles in promoting the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed region, Phil was the former General Manager of Cooly Rocks On Festival and was instrumental in the event’s success in the early years. ..

WATCH: Cooly Rocks On Official Sponsors Launch

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019

On Wednesday 5 June, Cooly Rocks On 2019 held an opening night launch for official sponsors and VIPs at The Pink Hotel in Coolangatta.   ..

Global Wave Conference 2020 Confirms Attenborough’s Submarine Man as International Keynote Speaker

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019

Next year’s Global Wave Conference has been given a huge international boost with the addition of Mark Taylor the Ocean X Submarine Man for David Attenborough’s Blue Ocean documentary series. ..

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