ANZAC Day 2016 was again an important day on the Southern Gold Coast calendar, with Currumbin RSL’s commemorative efforts creating a strong sense of remembrance for our local community and beyond. ..
Currumbin RSL CEO, Anne Stovin, has taken on the role of Interim Chair of Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC) effective 1 April, 2016. ..
The annual Bleach* Festival has swept across the Southern Gold Coast, and the city, for another year, leaving in its wake a trail of art, culture, tastes and sounds to savour until its return in March, 2017. This year's Toolona Street Festival was another great success, along with new events for the Southern Gold Coast, including Shifting Sands, Luminaries, The Strand to the Sand and the Opera Salvaggio at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. ..
Division 14 has a new Councillor-Elect following the Local Government elections on March 19, Gail O'Neill. Gail will be a well-known face to many in the southern business community particularly as President of the Southern Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Cooly Rocks On. To be gazetted on Tuesday, 5 April, Gail moves into her role as the elected representative to replace outgoing Councillor, Chris Robbins. ..
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. ..
Gold Coast locals are being invited to join a nationwide photography competition to showcase why our city is one of the best places in the world to live. ..
Australia’s largest tourism event, the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) will take place on the Gold Coast from 15 to 19 May, 2016. For the very first time as host city, the Gold Coast promises to deliver an exciting ATE with over 700 international tourism buyers hitting our shores. ..
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.
It's been a real pleasure representing the residents and business community in Division 14 for the last 11 years and I thank everyone for their support. When you have such a wonderful community, full of caring people who volunteer their time and are willing to put up their hands to make the area a better place, it certainly makes the job a lot easier and I think we have had some wonderful outcomes.
After just several weeks of charter flights from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast, Hong Kong Airlines has announced they will make their non-stop flights into the Gold Coast a year-round service.
The Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival will feature a program of motivating, inspiring and interactive events throughout the Gold Coast from the 3rd-6th May. ..
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.
Connecting Southern Gold Coast has partnered with Southern Cross University at Bilinga to host a free forum on Thursday March 10 to ‘Meet the Candidates’ for Division 14 in the upcoming local government election. The forum will allow each candidate to discuss their priorities for the region. Registrations are essential. ..
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. ..
A new airline service has commenced non-stop flights from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast. The charter service of Hong Kong Airlines celebrated their first touch down at the Gold Coast Airport on Saturday, January 9, 2016. ..
The Kirra Hill Community Centre in Garrick Street, Coolangatta, is seeking local artists to exhibit their work at the Centre's free Art Gallery space. ..
With the festive season upon us, it is time to all take a much-needed break and recharge the batteries for 2016. The CSGC office will close on Wednesday 23rd December, and re-open on Monday 4th January. We wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season and see you all in 2016. ..
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents in Division 14 a happy festive season. I realise that many of you work in the tourism and hospitality sector, and so for you this may be a time of conflicting work and family responsibilities. However, I hope that you can find the time to down tools for a little while at least and spend precious moments with your family and friends, as these are, after all, the people who play the most important part in all of our lives.
Lady Mayoress Ruth Tate is hosting her annual fundraising event on Sunday 13 February, 2016. The Valentine’s Ball will be held at Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino, with entertainment provided by ARC – Antipodean Rock Collective, featuring band members from Powderfinger, Spiderbait, Jet and You Am I. ..
City of Gold Coast has opened up consultation on the future of the Gold Coast Light Rail extending to the Southern Gold Coast. Mayor Tom Tate launched a series of community listening posts at The Strand at Coolangatta in November, with further opportunities for the public throughout December.