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Buskers by the Creek

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over 10,000 people flocked to Winders Park on the weekend of 18-19 October, to watch more than 140 performers showcase their talents along Currumbin’s creek scape for the inaugural Buskers by the Creek event.   ..

Allure On Currumbin Voted Second Best in Australia

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The accolades keep coming for the little jewel by the Currumbin Creek – French restaurant Allure on Currumbin has been voted Australia’s second best restaurant in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards, which were announced in October.  ..

My Office

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We’re pleased to announce Ocean Road Magazine will be presenting our new “My Office” segment from next month. Looking forward to having editor and photographer Brian Usher on board for this venture. In the meantime, take a look at the unique “office spaces” we recently visited around the Southern Gold Coast.  ..

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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CSGC Meets With JTB Japan

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

CSGC CEO Peter Doggett was invited to attend the Official Welcome Party for Japanese Wholesaler and Inbound Tour Operator, JTB, in Sydney on September 1 to welcome JTB World President & CEO Mr Satoshi Inoue. ..

Opera on the Beach Wins Best New Event

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

Opera on the Beach, the largest cultural event ever staged on the Gold Coast, has won Best New Event for Queensland in the Australian Event Awards held earlier in September. A great achievement for all the team from CSGC and Opera Australia who worked tirelessly to put on such a spectacular performance.   ..

Stage One Opens at The Strand at Coolangatta

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stage One of The Strand at Coolangatta, formerly Showcase on the Beach, opened on Tuesday night with a grand opening for the new Woolworths Coolangatta. Woolworths is the first major tenant to open in Stage One of the $60 million centre redevelopment, with more construction underway on the Level 1 Dining Precinct and 300-seat Restaurant Court, which will have spectacular views over the ocean at Coolangatta.   ..

CSGC Profile: Arno Schilling Wood Carver & Sculptor

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

A local resident of Currumbin Valley for 30 years, Arno Schilling is a talent in a field of his own – possibly the only person in Australia to exhibit such skill in hand carving wooden masterpieces. Born in the German city of Karlsruhe, home of the automobile inventor Karl Benz, Arno moved to Australia as a young man, building homes in Melbourne. Before long, he and his wife Trudi moved to the Gold Coast in 1969 to be closer to family, where Arno’s real artistic career began.    ..

SGC Events Enter Queensland Tourism Awards (QTA)

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Two Southern Gold Coast events have entered the Queensland Tourism Awards, the state’s most prestigious awards run by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC). Good luck to Opera on the Beach and Cooly Rocks On at the QTA Awards ceremony held in Brisbane Friday 28th November at the Royal International & Convention Centre, Bowen Hills. ..

Get Export Advice for your Business

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

If you are wanting to expand your business through exporting, then get along to the City of Gold Coast’s Export Business Forum on Tuesday 2 September during Small Business Week. The forum is free for registered Gold Coast businesses and aims to provide local businesses with information about programs and assistance packages to help connect with businesses across the globe.  ..

Martin Grunstein Seminar

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Southern Gold Coast businesses packed out the Currumbin RSL to hear from one of Australia’s most sought-after motivational speakers, Martin Grunstein, at a free breakfast seminar in August hosted by CSGC.   ..

Southern Gold Coast Website Launch

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au was launched by CSGC CEO Peter Doggett with the help of Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins on Friday 8 August at the Currumbin Vikings Surf Club.  ..

‘Those Guys’ Team up for Events

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With health and fitness playing a big part in the way of life on the Southern Gold Coast, this month our business feature is on Chris Van Hoot and Matt Judd, cofounders of ‘Those Guys Events’. Their passion for sport and adventure is bringing new events to the Southern Gold Coast that combine an active and healthy lifestyle with our picturesque natural landscape.  ..

Free Breakfast Seminar with Martin Grunstein

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Connecting Southern Gold Coast is hosting a free breakfast seminar on August 20 with leading customer service guru, Martin Grunstein. Martin is one of the most successful and sought-after motivational speakers in Australia, and is highly entertaining. Businesses will have the opportunity to hear Martin speak on how to “Enhance their Product, Rather Than Devalue it”.  ..

Changes to Public Transport

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With the Gold Coast Light Rail, the G:, launching in July, there are some notable changes to the public transport network right across the city which will affect the Southern Gold Coast. CSGC facilitated a public information session with Translink at the Tugun SLSC last month to advise of changes to our network. ..

La Costa Motel Sweeps Awards

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

The retro La Costa Motel at Bilinga, opposite the Gold Coast Airport, has been judged Queensland’s best budget hotel on leading travel website TripAdvisor. Owners John and Diane Cartmill also received the honour of Queensland’s most outstanding service for their tireless efforts. ..

Reviving La Costa Motel – John and Diane Cartmill

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Spotting a ‘For Sale’ sign on a run-down Bilinga property 12 years ago, John and Diane Cartmill saw a prime opportunity for redevelopment of the old La Costa Motel built in the mid-1950s. It didn’t go according to plan, but the story of their transformation of the property – and the successful business they have created – has now captured international attention. ..

Small Business Training Workshops Completed

Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our first round of Small Business Training Workshops for Southern Gold Coast businesses wrapped up at the beginning of June. In all, around 20 businesses participated in the free 5-week course, which is a fantastic turnout for the initial program. Congratulations to all involved and we’ll be looking at running the program again soon with a fresh intake. ..

Singing Barista

Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Singing Barista at Groove Café in Tugun is serenading again throughout June and July. Upcoming dates for the 3 course dinner, accompanied by owner James Park singing all your favourite opera and theatre tunes, are Saturday 28 June, 12 July and 26 July. Don’t miss out – see the staff at Groove Café to make a booking. ..

Currumbin RSL Heart Foundation Walking Group

Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014

The Currumbin RSL has started a local walking group to improve heart health and as a way to meet new friends. It’s part of the RSL’s ‘Southern Community Hub’ initiative and meets every Friday by the Creek at the Currumbin RSL from 9.15 to 10am. Bring the dog, the pram, or use it as an excuse to escape from the office for an hour every Friday morning. ..

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