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Mayor Signs Sister City Relationship with Chengdu, China

Mayor Signs Sister City Relationship with Chengdu, China

The Gold Coast has surf, beach, sand, hinterland and entertainment offerings that directly appeal to the Chinese tourist, so I have no doubt that our sister city relationship with Chengdu will give our city millions of dollars in exposure other cities could only dream about,” said Mayor Tate.Mayor Tate said he looks forward to a long and prosperous sister city relationship with Chengdu.“Through our sister city signing, we formally affirm the City of Gold Coast’s commitment to deepen the cultural and economic ties with Chengdu for our enduring and mutual benefit,”“With the energy of our strong friendship, the Gold Coast looks forward to a closer and prosperous friendship with Chengdu,” said Mayor Tate.In 2014 Mayor Tate secured the signing of a Letter of Intent between Chengdu and the City of Gold Coast, which was followed by a Memorandum of Understanding in 2016.
City of Gold Coast Media releases
21 May 2019
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City App refreshed with new features

City App refreshed with new features

City of Gold Coast Media releases
19 May 2019
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Illegal dumpers held to account

Illegal dumpers held to account

The City has issued $75,000 in fines to those responsible for illegally dumping more than 1500 tyres across the Gold Coast late last year, sending a strong message to those breaking the law.The City will also launch court action in relation to the offences which occurred from Pimpama in the north to Reedy Creek in the south and as far west as Clagiraba.Lifestyle and Community Committee Chair Hermann Vorster said the City wouldn’t tolerate this kind of environmental vandalism and said that in this case nine separate fines were issued.“Enough is enough.
City of Gold Coast Media releases
17 May 2019
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Mayor Tom Tate announces massive transport spend

Mayor Tom Tate announces massive transport spend

I have also proposed that we need to spend $544 million over the next four years on specific congestion management initiatives, right across the Gold Coast,’’ he said. “I applaud councillors for supporting this mid-life review and we will be working our Transport and Infrastructure Directorate harder than ever to deliver. “We have a plan to roll out 53 projects over four years that focus on managing congestion across the city.
City of Gold Coast Media releases
14 May 2019
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Retail and dining precincts boosted with more CCTV

Retail and dining precincts boosted with more CCTV

These new cameras are specific to Chevron Island, Nobby Beach and Southport,’’ said Mayor Tom Tate.The cameras are integrated into the city-wide Safety Camera Network (SCN) and have boosted visual coverage in the entertainment areas as well as local businesses and transport routes.The project cost was $214,659 and was a joint initiative of the City of Gold Coast and Queensland Government, with the State contributing 60 per cent.These latest cameras complement the 160 Commonwealth Games legacy cameras already being rolled out in hot spots across the city to enhance safety for residents and our 13 million annual visitors.Mayor Tate also announced support for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.“The State Government’s campaign (Not Now Not Ever) is powerful and makes it clear there is no tolerance for domestic and family violence,’’ he said.“We are a safe city, where families thrive.
City of Gold Coast Media releases
07 May 2019
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Red carpet for world's sporting 'powerhouses'

Red carpet for world's sporting 'powerhouses'

The Gold Coast will be on show to the world’s most influential sports administrators as SportAccord 2019 opens in the city.Mayor Tom Tate joined Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg, and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee CEO Ian Reid, to welcome the accord to the coast.“This is a truly unique event – around 1500 of the world’s most important decision makers in sport, right here on the Gold Coast,’’ said Mayor Tate.“I applaud the State Government, Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ) and Council for making this happen. It is an incredible opportunity for us to show off the GC2018 facilities, share our learnings and roll out the red carpet to people who manage the largest sporting events on the planet.’’Mayor Tate said in typical Gold Coast fashion, the city was offering upbeat tours of the coast for some delegates, including participating in our active-and-healthy program.“We want delegates to get out and about and have fun doing beachside boxing, boot camps and 5km run/walk events.“This morning, delegates did a session with Coolangatta Gold legend Ali Day right here in Broadbeach. The City will run a two-day program in conjunction with SportAccord.’’The two-day ‘extension program’ opened today at Sofitel Broadbeach.CGF CEO David Grevemberg CBE said it was fantastic to be back on the coast.“Having the privilege to host such a prestigious global summit is a testament to how the Games has supported the city’s position on the world sporting stage to attract a number of major national and international events.
City of Gold Coast Media releases
06 May 2019
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Arts precinct the ‘HOTA-st’ ticket in town

Arts precinct the ‘HOTA-st’ ticket in town

City of Gold Coast Media releases
01 May 2019
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Green bins for our ‘leafy’ neighbourhoods

Green bins for our ‘leafy’ neighbourhoods

We want to see that figure closer to 30,000 tonnes.”Mayor Tate said for around $1 per week, residents in rural areas could benefit.“We will be offering an incentive later this year where anyone with a green waste bin (from eligible properties) can get a free upgrade to a larger 360L recycling bin.”This promotion, and the expanded green waste service, will be available later this year.New areas within the suburbs of Bonogin, Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Gilston, Maudsland, Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Pimpama, Reedy Creek, Tallai, Tallebudgera, Upper Coomera, Worongary and Yatala are being investigated for eligibility.
City of Gold Coast Media releases
30 Apr 2019
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Changing of the guard – new Junior Mayor

Changing of the guard – new Junior Mayor

I encourage all young people to have their say in shaping our city’s future.’’ Ms Miller and Ms Zhou’s strengths in leadership and teamwork have provided them with a strong foundation to lead the 2019 Junior Council. Other members of the 2019 Junior Council Executive are: • Hamish Munro – Palm Beach Currumbin State High School • Kira Jackson – Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School • Klea Petridis Alvanos – Varsity College• Lachlan Gardner – Rivermount College • Matheus Lozano – Varsity College• Nola Getova – Miami State High School  “With 121 students, our Junior Council continues to engage more young people than ever before”, Mayor Tate said. The Junior Council provides an opportunity for young people to exchange ideas, discuss community issues and provide input into city planning, programs and services.
City of Gold Coast Media releases
29 Apr 2019
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