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Melanoma March Pulls Fundraising Crowd to Coolangatta

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Coolangatta hosted the national fundraiser, Melanoma March, for the second year in a row on Sunday 20 March, 2016, with a turnout of over 250 people pounding the pavement from The Strand at Coolangatta.  ..

Beach Handball Champs kicks up Cooly sand

Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The Australian Beach Handball Championships and Oceania Beach Handball Championships were held at Coolangatta Beach over the last weekend in February, providing a great spectacle for locals and visitors.  ..

CSGC Profile: Andrew Stark, CEO Surfing Australia

Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2016

With the region’s biggest surfing event of the year, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pros heading for Snapper Rocks this month, we took a moment to chat with the CEO of Surfing Australia and Southern Gold Coast local, Andrew Stark about how he has turned the organisation around and helped to put surfing on the map across the country. ..

Gold Coast Surf Management Plan Released

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016

The City of Gold Coast’s Surf Management Plan is now in effect. The plan was developed in consultation with surfing, boating and environmental stakeholders, and was released at Surf World Gold Coast at Currumbin in February.
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Get involved with Clean Up Australia Day

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Clean Up Australia Day is coming up on Sunday 6 March and Gold Coast residents can get involved, with the focus on a city-wide campaign to clean up rubbish from under the water and on our beaches.  ..

The Strand Offers Free Outdoor Wifi Hotspot

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016

The Strand at Coolangatta has introduced a free outdoor WiFi hotspot, located in the foreshore park directly opposite the centre on Marine Parade. It is fantastic to see this service now being offered on the Southern Gold Coast, following the provision of free outdoor WiFi in select areas across the city.   
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Opportunities for Business Promotion at Beach Handball Championships

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The 2016 Australian and Oceanic Beach Handball Championships will be hosted at Coolangatta Beach from 25 – 28 February. The event organisers are looking for local businesses to get behind the event by supplying any equipment they have to gain exposure for their business in return for providing a great event atmosphere down on the beach.  ..

Renovations completed at Greenmount Hill

Posted on Saturday, November 28, 2015

The City of Gold Coast has completed engineering works on Greenmount Hill and re-opened the walking track to the public following its closure in June. 
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Mick Fanning Invites World to Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gold Coast Tourism has released a new Southern Gold Coast promotional video featuring local 3-time world champion surfer, Mick Fanning. The video showcases the Southern Gold Coast's best assets - from the relaxed lifestyle and unique culture to the iconic surfing beaches and natural wonders that line the region. ..

Gold Coast Approved as World Surfing Reserve

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The Gold Coast will become the 8th World Surfing Reserve (WSR), joining other surfing destinations around Australia and the world including Malibu, California; Ericeira, Portugal; Manly Beach, Australia; Santa Cruz, California; Huanchaco, Peru; Bahia Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico and Punta de Lobos, Chile.   ..

Kite Festival Wows Crowds at Kirra

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

The first Gold Coast International Festival of Kites was held on September 26 – 27, with kites flying across the Gold Coast at Kirra, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. Locals and visitors on School Holidays turned out in droves to watch the spectacular kite displays and join in the kite flying fun. ..

New Kite Festival Ramps Up

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

Connecting Southern Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise Alliance and Broadbeach Alliance have teamed up to create the Gold Coast’s first ever weekend of kite flying across the city on 26-27 September.  ..

Call for Hero Images of Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CSGC is calling all accommodation providers, restaurants and cafés, tours and attractions in the region to submit hero images of their businesses to form a Hero Gallery on the Southern Gold Coast website. 
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The Aussies” Make Mark on Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

North Kirra, Bilinga and Tugun beaches were flooded with competitors from surf clubs from all over the country in this year’s National Surf Life Saving Championships – “The Aussies” – held from April 11 to 19.  ..

Gold Coast Festival of Kites

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

CSGC is joining forces with Surfers Paradise Alliance and Broadbeach Alliance to create an annual ‘Gold Coast Festival of Kites’ next year. The entire coastline of the Gold Coast will become a kaleidoscope of colour during the festival, planned for September 2015. ..

CSGC & V8 Superfest Beach Walk Party

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Rev(d) Head Beach Walk Party, presented by CSGC and V8 Superfest was held on Saturday 18th October along Coolangatta foreshore. Walkers turned out for a relaxing 3km walk to enjoy the outdoors, and later joined in a bit of aerial photo fun!   ..

Celebrate Gold Coast at Coolangatta

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The City of Gold Coast's 'Celebrate Gold Coast' festival was held on Sunday 28 September in Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta. Crowds of people came out to enjoy the sunshine on the Southern Gold Coast, with headline act popular group “Sheppard” performing their #1 single "Geronimo"

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Southern Gold Coast Tourism Opportunities

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

CSGC invited 21 Southern Gold Coast accommodation operators to attend a joint discussion with Gold Coast Tourism on upcoming market opportunities, with a meeting at Currumbin RSL last week. ..

Bleach* Festival Transitioning to City in 2016

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

The overwhelming success of CSGC’s Bleach* Festival has paved the way for the festival to become the whole-of-city cultural event, with Bleach* transitioning to the City of Gold Coast after June 2015. ..

Opera on the Beach Wins Hearts Across City

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Queen of the Night may have sung her last note in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, but the magic of Opera on the Beach has only just begun for the city, with thousands of Gold Coasters delighted by an evening under the stars for the three sold-out shows on 9, 10 and 11 May.  ..

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