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Gold Coasters asked to help make city sparkle

Gold Coasters asked to help make city sparkle

The City is calling on all Gold Coasters to help make the city sparkle this Clean Up Australia Day.1 March 2020 marks the 30th anniversary for Clean Up Australia Day – the nation’s largest community based environmental event.Mayor Tom Tate encouraged all residents to lend a hand and register their involvement online.“With all the rain the Gold Coast has received over the last few weeks, rubbish has been washed into our waterways and beaches,” said Mayor Tom Tate.“Now is the perfect time to pitch in to keep our beautiful city clean.“In 2019, the City recorded its highest number of registered clean up sites, with 146 sites and around 2,800 volunteers involved in the event.“So far this year, we have already beaten last year’s record, with over 150 clean up sites registered on the Gold Coast.“Around 320 tonnes of rubbish was collected on the Gold Coast at Clean Up Australia Day last year.“That’s equivalent to around 320 small cars worth of rubbish, and is the largest quantity of rubbish we have cleaned up since the City first participated in the event in 1997.“On the 30 year anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day, I encourage the community, schools, young people and especially businesses to participate or partner, and ‘Step Up to Clean Up’.”Residents can join a clean up or create their own site by visiting the Clean Up Australia Day website – https://www.cleanup.org.au/.Feature video: Not featuredHomepage featured: 
City of Gold Coast Media releases
27 Feb 2020
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HOTA Gallery achieves construction milestone

HOTA Gallery achieves construction milestone

The City has today celebrated an important milestone with construction of the Home of The Arts Gallery reaching its highest point.The $60.5 million HOTA Gallery is the tallest building structure the C…
City of Gold Coast Media releases
21 Feb 2020
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2020 Junior Council to help shape city’s future

2020 Junior Council to help shape city’s future

The City has today sworn in Miami High School’s Narii Hamill Salmon as the Junior Mayor.Mr Hamill Salmon said he was honoured to be elected to the role and looked forward to a year of fresh opportunit…
City of Gold Coast Media releases
19 Feb 2020
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Thousands of new citizens to call the Gold Coast home

Almost 3,000 Gold Coasters will become Australian citizens at a mega ceremony today.Mayor Tom Tate will swear in 1,455 people at 11am and 1,453 people at 3pm at two ceremonies at the Gold Coast Sports…
City of Gold Coast Media releases
14 Feb 2020
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WEATHER UPDATE: Flood threat easing

The immediate floodwater threat is now easing for Oxenford, Hope Island and Helensvale. We urge the community to stay vigilant.For information visit the City's Facebook page or the dashboard…
City of Gold Coast Media releases
13 Feb 2020
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Sandbag centres - closing times

The sandbag centres at Bilinga and Burleigh Heads will close at 5pm today.The Pimpama centre at 232 Old Pacific Highway, next door to Council's Coomera depot, will remain open until 6pm. &nb…
City of Gold Coast Media releases
13 Feb 2020
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Place of refuge - Coomera Indoor Sports Centre CLOSED

Place of refuge - Coomera Indoor Sports Centre CLOSED

Update - The Coomera Indoor Sports Centre refuge has now closed. The City has opened Coomera Indoor Sports Centre at 35 Beattie Road, Coomera as a place of refuge this afternoon.If you have evacu…
City of Gold Coast Media releases
13 Feb 2020
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Place of refuge opened at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

The City has opened Coomera Indoor Sports Centre at 35 Beattie Road, Coomera as a place of refuge this afternoon.
City of Gold Coast Media releases
13 Feb 2020
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Possible flooding Hope Island, Oxenford and Helensvale

Due to heavy rain in the northern Gold Coast, some properties may be impacted by floodwater in the Oxenford, Hope Island and Helensvale area. Flood modelling indicates that properties adjacent to…
City of Gold Coast Media releases
13 Feb 2020
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