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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. ..

Registrations for 2019 Tour De Valley Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Southern Gold Coast’s biggest annual cycling event, the Tour de Valley, returns for its 8th year on Sunday October 20, with early bird entries now open. ..

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.  ..

Join SWELL Walks, Talks, Workshops and Masterclasses this September

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival is just around the corner, from 13 – 22 September, 2019, and this year’s program is packed with walks, talks, workshops and masterclasses for all ages.   ..

Queensland X-Ray Opens at Airport Central

Posted on Monday, August 05, 2019

Queensland X-Ray has opened at the newly refurbished Airport Central building fronting the Gold Coast Highway and Terminal Drive, offering state-of-the-art medical imaging including MRI, CT, ultrasound and mammography services to the Southern Gold Coast.  ..

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. ..

Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Available

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

With consumers increasingly sourcing gourmet foods from artisan producers across the state, the Queensland Government, through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT), is making grants available specifically to artisan food and non-alcoholic beverage producers.   ..

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.  ..

Vale Phil Villiers

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Board, Management and staff of Connecting Southern Gold Coast were deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Villiers in July. Among many other roles in promoting the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed region, Phil was the former General Manager of Cooly Rocks On Festival and was instrumental in the event’s success in the early years. ..

Global Wave Conference 2020 Confirms Attenborough’s Submarine Man as International Keynote Speaker

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019

Next year’s Global Wave Conference has been given a huge international boost with the addition of Mark Taylor the Ocean X Submarine Man for David Attenborough’s Blue Ocean documentary series. ..

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. ..

Have your say about Council Services

Posted on Thursday, July 04, 2019

As the provider of around 800 services to our local community, City of Gold Coast is inviting you to have your say on your experience as a customer.  ..

Airport ambassadors embrace the race

Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Gold Coast Airport’s volunteer ambassadors have jumped behind the company’s longest-standing partnership, with a 30-strong group competing in the 5.7km Gold Coast Airport Fun Run at the Gold Coast Marathon in July. ..

Registration Open for Kirra’s Beach Rugby Australia Festival

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Registration is now open for teams to apply for Australia’s 2nd annual International Beach Rugby Australia Festival from 6 – 8 September on Kirra Beach.  ..

Surf World Gold Coast Celebrates 10 Years

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Currumbin’s own Surf World Gold Coast celebrated its 10th anniversary in June. ..

Division 14 Update from Cr O’Neill - July

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

Tugun Shows its Creative Side

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019

The village of Tugun on the Southern Gold Coast has shown a new side this week – not only to its community but to a building in the village. ..

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. ..

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