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Cooly Rocked the QLD Tourism Awards winning Bronze for Best Major Festival and Event

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019

The team behind Connecting Southern Gold Coast are celebrating after the ninth annual Cooly Rocks On Festival was named a Bronze winner of the Best Major Festival and Event in the state at the QLD Tourism Awards held Friday November 9 on the Sunshine Coast. ..

Understand Chinese Payments at TEQ Masterclass

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Is your business prepared for Chinese payment systems to capitalise on the expenditure of this growing tourism market? Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ) is hosting a Chinese Payment Masterclass on the Gold Coast on November 21, aimed at helping small businesses to understand the importance of payment apps like Alipay and UnionPay to the Chinese market - and how to unlock the spend potential of Chinese travellers for your business..  ..

New Venues Open in Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sydney-based brewery 4 Pines has landed on the Southern Gold Coast, teaming up with Boardriders Coolangatta to present the newest dining and bar offer at The Strand at Coolangatta.  ..

Moolies and Doolies Celebrate on Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Parents of Schoolies will be celebrating on the Southern Gold Coast with their own new event while their school-leavers party in Surfers Paradise later this month.  ..

Three Year Deal for Coolangatta to Host Australian Junior Beach Volleyball

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Beach Volleyball is set to reappear on Coolangatta Beach in an exciting new partnership between Volleyball Australia, Tourism Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast - further cementing Coolangatta as a major events destination for the city. ..

Have your Say on Proposed City Plan Changes

Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The City of Gold Coast has opened consultation on amendments to the City Plan. Southern Gold Coast locals are urged to view the proposed changes and have your say on shaping our unique part of the City so that our region continues to grow in line with the expectations of our local residents, visitors and businesses.   ..

Division 14 October Update from Cr O'Neill

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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

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. ..

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.  ..

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.  ..

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. ..

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.  ..

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.  ..

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.   ..

Local Business Invited to Have Say on Cooly Rocks On 2019

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Local businesses in Coolangatta and surrounds are invited to have their say on their experience during Cooly Rocks On 2019. ..

Cooly Rocked On With Record Crowds

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2019

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, Cooly Rocks On, June 5 to 9, took over the streets of Coolangatta with record crowds estimated at over 120,000 attending the retro festival over the five days. ..

SandTunes is coming to Coolangatta in 2019

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019

SandTunes Music Festival will hit Coolangatta Beach on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, 2019 with organisers on track to deliver a music festival that will showcase the beauty of the iconic Coolangatta Beach to the world and deliver significant economic benefit to the Southern Gold Coast.  ..

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