Division 14 Update from Cr. O'Neill

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

There are a lot of exciting works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast over the next few months as we get set for the Games. Keep up-to-date with what’s on by following my updates on

Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway
Letters have been sent to owners and residents along the Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway providing an update on the status of the project. It is anticipated that the design for the Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway will be completed in March 2018 with early works such as tree relocation and removal commencing in May 2018. Subject to funding being approved through Council’s ‘2018-19 Budget’ in June, it is hoped construction will commence in July 2018.

Waste Collection Services
To accommodate changes in traffic conditions and increased waste service demands, all bin collection times will change before, during and after the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

From 18 March, your bins will need to be accessible for collection from midnight, the night before your usual service day, to avoid a missed service. Please be mindful when placing your bins out to ensure they can be easily accessed by our waste trucks as they will be unable to return for missed services during GC2018. 

If your bin needs replacing or fixing, there will be delays to this service during the Games period. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this time.  All residents will be notified of these changes in writing.

GC2018 Beach Volleyball
The GC2018 Beach Volleyball build is well underway at Coolangatta Queen Elizabeth Park. Please be aware of the changed traffic conditions. For further information please visit

The installation and landscaping at the site of the Southern Gateways Public Art Commission located just north of the Gold Coast airport alongside the Gold Coast Highway is complete.

Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew Bridge
The newly built bridge joining Kropp Park with Len Wort Park along the Currumbin Oceanway is to be named in honour of surfing legend Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew.

Golden Four Drive - Road Upgrades
Golden Four Drive road upgrades are in progress with the instalment of parking bays still to be completed. Planting has commenced to beautify the new build outs along Golden Four Drive which were installed as a safety measure for vehicles and cyclists performing turns around corners.

Golden Four Drive – 4hr Parking
The 4hr parking regulations along Golden Four Drive commenced in January with enforcement of the new 4hr parking limit to start shortly. Notification to residents regarding parking permits has already been undertaken. Signage has been installed at both ends of the 4hr parking zone and on the side streets. No additional signage will be installed.

Golden Four Drive and Coolangatta Road – Upgrade of Garden Beds

Upgrades of the garden beds on either side of the Gold Coast Highway along Golden Four Drive (between Toolona Street and Johnston Street) and along Coolangatta Road (between the airport and Tugun Park) are due to commence early March and are expected to be completed by the end of March ahead of the Games. The works include the removal of pest species, dead wooding, mulching and the planting of new hibiscus trees. 

Marine Parade, Coolangatta – Speed Limit
The City of Gold Coast is currently undertaking a review to address safety of high pedestrian activity roads along the beachfront. In response to this review, a 40km/h zone has been established along Marine Parade (between McLean Street and Hill Street) Coolangatta. The speed limit along Marine Parade (between McLean Street and Musgrave Street) will also be reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h.

Black Spot Programme – Intersection upgrade Coolangatta Road, Lord and Appel Streets
Road improvements are in progress at the intersection of Coolangatta Road (near Coolangatta State School), Lord Street and Appel Street, Coolangatta as part of the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme. The installation of new U-turn bays and turning lanes and repositioning of pedestrian crossings will accommodate road and pedestrian safety and disability access.

Black Spot Programme – Intersection upgrade at Kitchener, Monash and Malparara Streets
Funding has been awarded from the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme to improve road safety at the intersection of Kitchener Street, Monash Street and Malparara Street in Tugun. The construction of a new roundabout will replace the existing priority controlled intersection. Also included in these works is the construction of the road pavement, drainage, kerb and channel and a street lighting upgrade.

Choose Tap - Water Refill Stations
Members of the community who use Currumbin Beach (adjacent to Pacific Parade) and along the Oceanway at Rainbow Bay can now keep hydrated by accessing our new water refill stations. These all-in-one water refill stations are part of a fleet of 14 being installed across the Gold Coast. Each unit boasts two bottle filling points, a drinking bubbler and a dog bowl component.

This is part of the City’s broader campaign to opt for tap water over bottled water to reduce the impact on our environment while saving you money. Be smart, Choose Tap and enjoy your refill!

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