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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. ..

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.  ..

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.   ..

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. ..

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.  ..

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.  ..

First ‘By The C’ Concert a Great Success

Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Queen Elizabeth Park came alive on Saturday 2 February as more than 6000 concert-goers rocked out at the first By The C. ..

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. ..

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. ..

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. ..

Carols Return to Cooly

Posted on Monday, November 05, 2018

Queen Elizabeth Park will come alive with the spirit of Christmas on Sunday 9 December as the iconic free Coolangatta Christmas Carols returns.  ..

SGC Profile – Mitch Longhurst and Liz Lemieux – Founders, Plastic Free Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

After meeting at a Plastic Pollution Solutions trivia night a few years ago, Mitch Longhurst and Liz Lemieux had an instant connection due to their love of the ocean, surfing and passion for the environment.  ..

Beach Rugby Battles on the Sand

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Kirra Beach was transformed into a football lover's paradise as the inaugural Beach Rugby 5’s competed on the sand from 12-14 October.  ..

WSL Changes Dates of Quiksilver and Roxy Pro in 2019

Posted on Friday, October 05, 2018

The World Surf League (WSL) has released its 2019 Championship Tour calendars for the men’s and women’s surfing tours, announcing that the 2019 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro at Snapper Rocks will be moved from the traditional March period to April 3 - 13, 2019 - coinciding with Queensland school holidays. ..

Division 14 Update from Cr. O'Neill

Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2018

Welcome to the October 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. ..

By the C Concert Comes to Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2018

BY THE C - a celebration of live music, food and community on iconic coastal locations around Australia - is coming to Coolangatta's Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday February 2, 2019.  ..

My Office – Presented by Ocean Road Magazine

Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2018

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Entries Open for Coolangatta Gold

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018

Entries are now open for the Southern Gold Coast’s iconic Coolangatta Gold event, returning to the seaside suburb on 6 and 7 October, 2018. ..

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