Division 14 Update from Cr. O'Neill

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018

There are a lot of exciting works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast over the coming months. Keep up to date with what's on by following my updates on

After the Games 
There will be lots of post-games activity with the dismantling of GC2018 infrastructure. The GOLDOC team will be working diligently to bump-out of the GC2018 precincts and re-open the affected areas for public use. Your ongoing understanding and patience will be much appreciated during this time.

Local Area Works

Captain Cook Memorial
Maintenance works are due to commence on the Captain Cook Memorial at Point Danger on Monday 30 April for 6 weeks. For safety reasons, the viewing deck will be unavailable to the public during this time.

Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway
The detailed design for the Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway has been completed. Interested parties can view a copy of the latest plans at my office or by contacting the project team on 07 5581 1804.

Black Spot Programme, Intersection Upgrade Kitchener Street, Monash Street and Malparara Street
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.

Golden Four Drive, Road Upgrades
Additional parking will be installed on the western side of Golden Four Drive between Dune Street and Short Street. Plans for works along Golden Four Drive between Short Street and Gibson Street are complete and are due to commence from 1 July with the majority of parking to remain.

Reconstruction Works, Currumbin Creek - Tomewin Mountain Road
The Department of Main Roads is due to commence reconstruction works after ANZAC Day on Currumbin Creek - Tomewin Mountain Road following Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Working hours will be 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday with weekend and night work as required. All restoration work on Currumbin Creek - Tomewin Mountain Road is expected to be completed by late 2018. For an estimated three month period during the reconstruction works, Currumbin Creek - Tomewin Mountain Road will be reduced to one-lane in several locations with traffic controlled by temporary signals. The project team will provide further details to residents and motorists about work schedules and associated construction impacts as the project progresses.

Winders Park, Currumbin
Two (2) speed humps will be installed along the road within Winders Park to deter speeding.

Kitchener Street to Boyd Street Drainage
Due to wet weather delays, the Kitchener Street to Boyd Street drain is due to be completed in the next 4-6 weeks.

Artbox 2018
Artwork by local artist Dannielle Simpson has been installed on Traffic Signal Box 5052 at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Guineas Creek Road off ramp, Currumbin Waters and Traffic Signal Box 5168 at the intersection of Musgrave Street and Coolangatta Road, Coolangatta. Artbox has been implemented to reduce the impacts of graffiti on traffic signal boxes.

13 defibrillators have been installed at approved locations across the City, including Coolangatta and Elanora Libraries.

Beach Matting
The City is continuing to negotiate the availability of beach matting with Surf Clubs on the Southern Gold Coast.

What’s coming up in your area

Tallebudgera Heritage Festival
On Saturday 5 May between 1.00pm to 8.00pm join our hosts Tallebudgera Valley Community Project Association at the Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall for this special family event (entry by donation). Celebrate and learn about the Tallebudgera region’s colourful past with activities including indigenous ‘Welcome to the Country’ and ceremony, native foods – bush tucker and drinks, demonstrations and workshops, historical stories, live music, poetry and an evening bush dance. For event details, click here.

CPR Awareness for Community Groups
Learn how to respond to a person who requires emergency assistance including how to perform CPR at this free session for Community Groups on Tuesday 8 May, 10.00am-11.00am at the Kirra Hill Community Centre.
Register by Friday 4 May at

Gold Coast Business Week
Gold Coast Business Week, from 14 to 18 May 2018, provides an opportunity for business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs to network and find out about emerging trends in the industry. There are 20 different events to attend across the city. For more information and to register visit the website.

Naturally GC Tallebudgera Valley Community Tree Planting
Connect to your local creek with NaturallyGC. Join our natural areas team on Saturday 26 May from 9.00am-10.30am for a community tree planting day in Tallebudgera Valley. Help us plant 500 trees to assist with improving water quality, creating habitat and reducing erosion along the creek. Registration is essential, for further details click here

Successful Meetings Workshop
Learn how to hold effective meetings that help your group to get things done in the community by attending this free community workshop on Friday 15 June from 9.30am-12.20pm at Elanora Community Centre. To reserve your place email

ARTAST Competition – Calling all artists! 
Design an entry in the 2018 ARTAST competition that promotes Active School Travel and you could win. Details and entry forms can be found here.

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