Welcome to the April edition of my monthly Councillor
Newsletter for 2019. As your Councillor, I am passionate
about serving the needs of residents, schools, businesses
and community groups within Division 14.
My office in Tugun is open Tuesday to Friday between
8.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm. Should you have any
community concerns, feedback or suggestions I am
available to meet with you. Please contact my office on
07 5581 5275 to arrange an appointment or email me
through your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
I conduct weekly pop-up listening posts every Friday
between 9am-11am at Coolangatta Library so if you are in
the area please call in and see me to say hi.
To keep up to date with important Division 14 related works
and events ‘like’ my Facebook
Local Area Works
Golden Four Drive, Road Upgrades
commenced along Golden Four Drive to complete the
Principal Active Transport route to encourage walking and
cycling. This includes upgrading and widening the shared
path between Short Street and Matters Street, and
connecting the path and bus stop ramps to improve
accessibility. The works also include renewal of the road
pavement along Golden Four Drive (from Short Street to
Gibson Street) to improve its condition.
To minimise impacts, works will be delivered in stages
(block by block). Notification letters will be sent to local
businesses and residents. Works are due to be completed
mid-year with the majority of parking to remain.
Tugun Centre Median & Roundabout Upgrade
centre median beds between Wyberba Street and Toolona
Street and the Wyberba Street roundabout have been
planted out for beautification purposes.
Wagawn Street, Footpath Installation
Works to install a
new footpath in Wagawn Street have commenced. I was
able to fund this $120,000 project through my Divisional
budget in response to residents’ requests for safety of
pedestrians on this very busy street leading to the beautiful
Tugun beach. Project due to be completed by mid-year.
Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew Bridge Repairs
of Gold Coast has commenced maintenance works on the
Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew Bridge located over Flat Rock
Creek between Len Wort Park and Kropp Park Tugun. The
repair work is due to vandalism caused to the underside of
the bridge some months ago. The works will be completed
by mid-April (weather permitting) and includes replacement
of a few members of the bridge substructure and site
restoration. The bridge will remain fully open to pedestrians.
Tree planting works will commence
around the Greenmount deck on 1 April for two days. A
special wire mesh will also be installed to prevent the Bush
Turkeys from scratching the area and making it untidy.
Tallebudgera Valley Maintenance Works
maintenance works will be taking place in Tallebudgera
Valley throughout the month of April; Tallebudgera Creek
Road Timber Bridge No. 2 and No. 3; causeway pavement
at Araluen Road; and Araluen Road landslip.
Wyberba Street Parklands, New Public Amenities
City of Gold Coast will be replacing the existing public
amenities at Wyberba Street Parklands with a new facility in
response to public need and condition of the current facility.
Wyberba Street Parklands is a very popular park that
includes features such as playgrounds, picnic facilities and a
lifeguard patrolled beach.
The open and airy design of the new public amenity is
consistent with other new facilities across the Gold Coast
and will include stalls for male, female, unisex persons with
a disability and a fully accessible unisex change room.
As part of the amenities renewal, the beach shower located
at the nearest beach entrance will be upgraded to a double
beach accessible shower.
Construction is due to commence early April with a
construction period of three to four months.
Thrower Drive Bridge, Maintenance Works Stage 2
Thrower Drive Bridge spans Currumbin Creek and forms a
strategic link in the road network, connecting Currumbin to
Palm Beach. Engineering assessment and investigations
revealed that some principal bridge components are at
intervention. Rehabilitation works are necessary to maintain
the structural integrity and durability of the bridge with safety
and serviceability improvements.
Stage 2 works are due to commence April 2019 and will
take place below the bridge deck (substructure) and
underwater. Barges and scaffolding will be used for safe
access. There will be no impact on vehicular movements.
Access will also be maintained for recreational waterway
users on Currumbin Creek, however there will be some
temporary speed limit reductions required during
construction. No road closures or night works are required.
Works are due to be completed in June 2019 (weather
What’s on in our community
Coplick Family Sports Park
The City received 1
submission for expressions of interest for right of use of the
fields and lease of the clubhouse at Coplick Family Sports
Park. Gold Coast United Football Club was successful in
their application and recently commenced operations. With
530 members, it’s great to see our new sports fields being
used by a well-established club. The Club is planning
renovations to the clubhouse and will host an open day
Coolangatta and Kirra Business Centres Place Based
The City of Gold Coast is developing a Place
Based Master Plan that aims to improve the public space
and enhance the lifestyle of residents.
The community is invited to provide their feedback on the
design concepts to help positively shape the future of
Coolangatta and Kirra.
The Place Based Master Plan focuses
on improving how the community experiences public spaces
and the streetscape in Coolangatta and Kirra – it does not
address the planning framework.
You can have your say by visiting us in person at the Griffith
Street entrance of the Strand Shopping Centre,
Coolangatta. Alternatively, you can complete the online
survey and go in the draw to win a $500 EFTPOS voucher.
Have your say online here
The engagement period will run from 25 March to 15 April.
Youth Week on the Gold Coast
Queensland Youth Week
is an annual celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 and
the positive contributions they make to our communities.
Queensland Youth week 2019 will be held from Wednesday
3 April through to Sunday 14 April 2019. For a full calendar
of events and details visit at www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/youthweek
Tugun Community Bank® Branch Community Funding
Representatives of local community groups are
invited to attend the launch of the Tugun Community Bank®
Branch sponsorship program at an Information Session on
Wednesday 10 April at 6.00pm at Tugun Surf Life Saving
Club. RSVP by 3 April to Maris Dirkx on 0421 215 596 or
2019-20 Mayoral & Divisional Donations program
Applications for the 2019-20 Mayoral & Division Donations
will be accepted between Monday 5 August 2019 to
Thursday 5 September 2019. The Divisional Donations
Program supports and stimulates projects, activities,
equipment or operational functions which have a divisional
or local focus. For more information, click here