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Bleach* Farewell’s Louise Bezzina

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Louise Bezzina, the creator of Bleach*, The Gold Coast Festival, has announced her retirement from the iconic festival in May 2019 to take up the role of Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival. ..

New Digital Marketing Program Launches for Tourism Businesses

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tourism operators are invited to participate in a new Digital Ready program to move their business to a higher standard of performance in the digital age.  ..

Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway Officially Opens

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Travelling from Tugun to Bilinga has never looked so good as the missing piece of the Currumbin to Coolangatta Oceanway is now officially open.

The 1.7km path commenced construction last July and was officially opened by State Government Minister Mark Bailey (Minister for Transport and Main Roads), Acting Mayor Donna Gates and Cr Gail O’Neill at a free community celebration in January.

Costing $4 million, the shared path provides an oceanfront link for pedestrians and cyclists between Toolona Street, Tugun and the Bilinga Surf Life Saving Club.

Full details about the project can be found online here..

Kirra Boardwalk Set for Major Upgrade

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Kirra’s iconic boardwalk will be closed to the public from May 2019 as it undergoes major upgrades. ..

New Era for Surf World Surf Museum

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Surf World Gold Coast has announced the election of a new committee at the 2019 AGM on 9 January. ..

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Announces New Suite of Community Courses

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has announced a new suite of Community Courses, endeavouring to provide wildlife skills to community members. ..

CSGC CEO Peter Doggett – 44 Years Promoting the Gold Coast

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tourism industry stalwart and CEO of Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC), Peter Doggett, has announced his retirement, effective from 22 February, 2019.  ..

Business Success Case Study: Dino & Kate Georgakopoulos from Xenia Grill

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Dino and Kate Georgakopoulos opened their restaurant, Xenia Greek Grill, under Coolangatta's Beach House Resort in 2016, bringing a much-needed injection of Greek street food to the Coolangatta dining scene. Three years after opening the doors, they knew they needed to take the time to reflect on their business and what it needed to ensure they continued their success. The Business Success program run by CSGC and TAFE Queensland provided the opportunity they were looking for.  ..

Division 14 Update from Cr. O'Neill

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Happy New Year and welcome to the first 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. ..

Building C Officially Opens at Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018

Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus was proud to officially open its newest building in a ceremony officiated by the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and the federal member for McPherson on Thursday, 13 December, 2018. ..

CSGC Office Christmas Hours

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Connecting Southern Gold Coast office will close on Friday 21 December at 5pm and reopen on Monday 7 January at 9am for the Christmas and New Year period.  ..

7,000 Celebrate Christmas in Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Coolangatta was buzzing with Christmas spirit on Sunday 9 December at the annual Coolangatta Christmas Carols, with an estimated 7,000 people turning out to enjoy the perfect weather under our Southern Gold Coast skies.  ..

Division 14 Update from Cr. O'Neill

Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Welcome to the Christmas edition of my monthly Councillor Newsletter. As your Councillor, I am passionate about serving the needs of residents, schools, businesses and community groups within Division 14. ..

Bread N Butter Reopens

Posted on Monday, December 03, 2018

Kirra’s favourite Bread N Butter has reopened after a two year hiatus, bigger and better than ever. ..

Video Highlights Southern Gold Coast Region

Posted on Monday, December 03, 2018

A new promotional video has been made, highlighting all there is to love about the Southern Gold Coast regions of Coolangatta and Kirra. ..

By The C brings John Farnham to Coolangatta’s shores

Posted on Monday, December 03, 2018

By the C recently announced an additional concert to the calendar, coming to Coolangatta’s Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday 16 March, 2019.  ..

Artist Entries for SWELL 2019 Now Open

Posted on Monday, December 03, 2018

SWELL Sculpture Festival is calling for artists to apply for the 17th annual event to be held along Currumbin Beach from 13 – 22 September, 2019. ..

SGC Profile – Ben Edwards – Owner, Fuel Bakehouse

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018

With the vision for a 12-month project business, Ben Edwards could never have dreamt of the success that Currumbin’s Fuel Bakehouse would be serving up over three years later. ..

Southern Gold Coast Police Beat

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Don’t make 2019 a Happy New Year for Burglars

With Christmas and the New Year approaching, many residents will be heading off on holidays. This time of year typically sees a spike in property crime as a result, with thieves taking advantage of unoccupied houses.  ..

Wild Skies Launches at Currumbin Sanctuary in 2019

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018

The amazing new Wild Skies Free Flight Bird Show will take flight at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary from New Year’s Day, 1 January, 2019 ..

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