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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #34 | Play Money Rewards

Experience the awe-inspiring sculptures of local, national and international artists at SWELL Sculpture Festival, exhibiting until 19 September 2021.

Issue #34: It's good to be a Gold Coaster - in this week's edition we're bringing you details on how you can support local businesses with Play Money Rewards. Also in this edition, we're connecting you with school holiday activities to keep the kids entertained and inviting you to have your say on waste.

Play Money Rewards

Get your Play Money Rewards and support local

Hey Gold Coast - here’s your chance to be a tourist in your hometown and support local businesses. With Play Money Rewards, you’ll get $50 off participating tours, attractions, accommodation and retail when the purchase is $100 or more. So which Gold Coast experience have you always wanted to try? Conquer the SkyPoint Climb, enjoy a long lunch at HOTA Gallery’s rooftop bar, stay in that fancy hotel you’ve been dreaming about or take to the seas on a whale watching tour. Get amongst it Gold Coast.

The City of Gold Coast is proud to invest $3 million into this ‘buy local and play local’ rewards program delivered by Destination Gold Coast. Bookings can be made via the Experience Oz ticketing platform during the campaign period.

Visit Destination Gold Coast's website to claim your Play Money Reward. Terms and conditions apply.

The future of Waste and Recycling

School holiday entertainment sorted

Spring is the perfect season to get outdoors and get active, with warmer days and sunny skies. These school holidays, we have a range of family-friendly activities on offer across the city.


Need entertainment to channel your kids extra energy? Look no further than our Active & Healthy September school holiday program. There's no shortage of fun, with activities including inflatable obstacle courses, laser skirmish, skate lessons, tie dye workshops and dance TikTok jams - just to name a few.


Or explore the great outdoors, come face-to-face with wildlife, plant native species and enjoy nature based crafts with our NaturallyGC holiday program. See all activities online.

Have your say on waste

Have your say on waste

Did you know the Gold Coast Solid Waste Strategy 2024 was adopted almost six years ago? We know the world changes quickly and the way you think about our city and waste changes too.


We want to know what you think about waste now, how it is managed, and how we could all improve for the future.


Head to GC Have Your Say to share your feedback by completing a quick survey before Sunday 26 September 2021.


By having your say, you can go in the draw for a chance to win one of four staycation vouchers valued at $500 to a selection of local hotels or resorts (terms and conditions apply).


Pop Up Playground

Pop Up Playground

18 September, 11am-3pm

Bring the whole family along to enjoy this pop up playground and try your hand at stilts, skee ball, duck fishing and more.


Where: Broadwater Parklands, next to the Great Lawn

Cost: Free

Guided butterfly walk

A&H Yoga

17 September, 7am-8am

Learn different techniques, postures, movements and breathing exercises in this nurturing yoga class and leave feeling restored and rejuvenated.


Where: Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach
Cost: $5

CBD Sundown

CBD Sundown

24 September, 6pm-9pm

It's Regent Lane but not as you know it. Come sunset, join us at the Laneway Launch Party as talented local creatives take over the space in an immersive art, culture and live music experience.


Where: Regent Lane, Southport

Cost: Free


Road Closure Notifications

Where: Schuster Avenue between Santa Monica Road and end of road (full road closure)

When: 16 to 23 September, 6.30am-6.30pm

To view all the road closures taking place on the Gold Coast visit our Media Centre or Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Share your thoughts on koalas

Griffith University are conducting important research on koalas to help inform protection strategies for koala populations in South East Queensland. They're inviting you to complete a quick survey that aims to understand public perceptions and knowledge about koalas. Complete the questionnaire and be in the draw to win one of five $100 gift cards.

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