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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. ..

2018 Australian SUP Titles Schedule Announced

Posted on Monday, June 04, 2018

The Australian SUP Titles will return to Currumbin in 2018, with the National event held from 9 – 13 November. ..

Surfing Australia Farewell’s CEO Andrew Stark

Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2018

After 9 ½ years as CEO of Surfing Australia, Andrew Stark is leaving the organisation to take up a new role on the leadership team of the World Surf League. ..

SGC Attracts Singaporean Students

Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The Southern Gold Coast once again welcomed a group of students from Singapore in April through the nanoKnowledge Pathways to Excellence project, a program that specialises in developing innovative curriculum for learning journeys internationally.  ..

Local Surf Legend Retires

Posted on Friday, April 06, 2018

Southern Gold Coast resident Mick Fanning has formally retired from the sport of surfing having concluded his career with three outstanding World Championship titles. ..

Gold Coast to host 2020 Global Wave Conference

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018

The Gold Coast will host a major surfing conference in 2020, attracting up to 400 experts from around the world. ..

AirAsia to surf its way across Australian beaches

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018

AirAsia and Australia’s leading surfing bodies recently announced a joint partnership that will see the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier become Surfing’s Official Airline Partner in Australia. ..

SGC Profile – Michael Sullivan, CEO – Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

After graduating from the University in Canberra in 2003 and completing a few years of public service, Michael Sullivan moved to the Gold Coast in 2005 for a change of scenery. ..

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