Former CSGC Chair Honoured with National Award

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016

Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s own former Director and Chair, Murray d’Almeida has been honoured with the nation’s top franchising award. ..

Ninebot Tours Commence in Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Coolangatta now has a new, unique tour for visitors and locals to enjoy, with the launch of Australia Ninebot Coolangatta. The Ninebot is the latest technology in electric balancing vehicles and this is the first and only guided Segway tour of Coolangatta, featuring the southern beaches of the 8th World Surfing Reserve.  ..

Photo Winner Tait Whitelaw Shares Shots of Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Winner of the inaugural Scoot Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition, Tait Whitelaw is no stranger to the Southern Gold Coast. The Elanora local spends plenty of time shooting local scenes and landscapes, and was generous enough to share his story and some more photos with us this month.  ..

Tugun Community Bank Presents Photography Prize

Posted on Monday, October 03, 2016

The Tugun Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank recently partnered with CSGC for our inaugural Scoot Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition and last month presented the winner, Tait Whitelaw, with $500 spending money to accompany his two return flights to Singapore flying Scoot.    ..

Gold Coast Airport Welcomes Record Passenger Numbers

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2016

Figures from Queensland Airport Limited (QAL) have found that a record number of passengers passed through Gold Coast Airport in the 2016 financial year. ..

Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition Winner Announced

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The inaugural ‘Scoot’ Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition winner has been announced. Tait Whitelaw is off to Singapore with two return flights flying Scoot, and $500 spending money thanks to the Tugun Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, for his stunning image of Currumbin Alley on a crystal clear, Southern Gold Coast day.  ..

Rising Stars Receive Recognition at SCU

Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Connecting Southern Gold Coast has presented a scholarship to a Rising Star from Southern Cross University. The Award was presented by CSGC Board member and SCU Head of School of Business and Tourism, Professor Elizabeth Roberts, at the Kirra Hill Community Centre in July. ..

CSGC Board Names New Chair and Deputy Chair

Posted on Monday, August 01, 2016

Connecting Southern Gold Coast welcomed the official appointment of its Chair and Deputy Chair in July. Anne Stovin, who was Interim Chair since April 2016, has stepped up to the role of Chair for the next 12 months. She will be joined by new Deputy Chair, John Rankin, who has served as a Director on the Board since 2012. ..

Cr O’Neill Marks Three Months in Job

Posted on Sunday, July 03, 2016

My first 12 weeks as a City of Gold Coast Councillor has been everything and much, much more than I anticipated. It has been a whirlwind of meeting after meeting – Council Committees (I am on City Planning, Water & Waste and Deputy Chair of Economic Development & Major Events), full Council meetings and, over the past month, Special Budget Committee meetings.  ..

Former CSGC Chair Honoured at Council

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Former CSGC Michael Tree was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Mayor Tom Tate last month at the city’s Council Chambers. Michael served six years on the Board of CSGC, including four years as Chair, and was honoured for his voluntary contribution to the Southern Gold Coast region.    ..

Coolangatta Butcher Crowned Sausage King

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016

Coolangatta’s own Meat Merchant has claimed victory at the annual Sausage King Awards, taking home took home 4 awards in the Gold Coast division. The Meat Merchant team, led by owner Craig Dudgeon, took out the top prizes for their traditional Australian pork, bratwurst and Spanish lamb sausages. ..

Cuddling a Koala Best on the Coast at CWS

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s new Koala Experience has been named the Gold Coast’s top animal encounter experience, according to a Gold Coast Bulletin poll.  ..

Twin Towns Hosts Southern Cross Graduation Ceremony

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016

Over 260 students from Southern Cross University attended their Graduation Ceremony on Saturday 30 April, hosted at Twin Towns Services Club. Students from several schools, including Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Tourism, Education, Law and Justice and the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples received their graduating certificates and awards. ..

Di Cartmill Appointed Deputy Chair of Cooly Rocks On

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016

La Costa Motel owner, Di Cartmill, has been elected to the position of Deputy Chair of Cooly Rocks On after Cr Gail O’Neill stepped down from the position following her recent election to Council. The appointment was made at the Festival’s April Board Meeting, with all stakeholders welcoming Di to the position. ..

Currumbin RSL CEO Anne Stovin Appointed CSGC Interim Chair

Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2016

Currumbin RSL CEO, Anne Stovin, has taken on the role of Interim Chair of Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC) effective 1 April, 2016. ..

Bleach* Festival Wraps for Another Year

Posted on Friday, April 01, 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. ..

Changing of the Guard for Division 14

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016

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.  ..

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.   

QAL Chief Dennis Chant Retires

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

CEO of Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), Dennis Chant, retired from the top job last month. Dennis has had a much-lauded career spanning 45 years, including overseeing the growth and success of our Gold Coast Airport, as well as Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach Airports.  ..

Tugun’s First Wine Bar Opens

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Tugun’s first wine bar, Hidden, has now opened. As the name suggests, the bar is tucked away behind Groove Café in Tugun Village, and is the latest venture from owner James Park – the well-known Singing Barista.  

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