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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #32 | Biodiversity Month

Discover the natural beauty of the Gold Coast this Biodiversity Month by exploring one of our nature trails.

Issue #32: In this week's edition, we're bringing you details on how you can have your say on Traffic Areas, parking permits and penalty changes, inviting you to our waste and recycling Q&A sessions, and connecting you with tips to create a more sustainable backyard this Biodiversity Month.

Have your say about the City’s Traffic Areas

Have your say about our Traffic Areas, parking permits and penalty changes

You’re invited to share your feedback on the proposed Regulated Parking (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2021.

The proposed changes relate to the Traffic Area and Parking Permit Scheme (TAPPS). TAPPS is aimed at managing overflow parking in residential areas close to commercial and special use precincts and focuses on freeing up on-street parking spaces for residents and short to medium term visitors. There are also proposed amendments to the off-street regulated car parking schedules and the City’s penalty unit amounts.

Proposed changes include:

  • expansion of some existing Traffic Area boundaries
  • amendment of the existing resident and visitor parking permit criteria
  • amendment of the off-street regulated car parking schedules
  • changes to penalty units for traffic offences

To have your say about the proposed amendments or for more information visit GC Have Your Say. Community engagement runs until 5pm Monday 20 September 2021.

The future of Waste and Recycling

The future of waste and recycling

We want to hear from you on how we can reduce waste to landfill and what actions you’d be willing to take in years to come.


We’re holding Q&A sessions at three library locations, so you can talk to our knowledgeable team about what the future of waste on the Gold Coast might look like.


Join us to help shape the Gold Coast's waste and recycling future and sign up for a session below:

Backyard biodiversity

Encourage biodiversity in your backyard

The biodiversity of our city starts in your backyard. Did you know that more than half of the city's native vegetation is on private properties?


Whether you have a courtyard, balcony or backyard - there are many ways you can encourage biodiversity and wildlife at your doorstep. You can:

For more tips on creating a sustainable backyard, visit our website.


A&H Yoga

A&H Yoga

4 September, 8am-9am

Nurture your physical, emotional, mental and social health through different yoga techniques, including postures, movements and breath awareness. 


Where: Roughton Park, Coolangatta

Cost: Free

Palm Beach Farmers Market

Palm Beach Farmers Market

4 September, 6am-11.30am

Stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, baked goods and more at Miami Farmers' Market - all while supporting local food producers and farmers.


Where: Palm Beach Currumbin High School

Cost: Free entry

Guided butterfly walk

Guided butterfly walk

7 September, 10am-11am

Take a tour to learn about natures winged miracles. Discover why butterflies are so important and which plants provide nectar.


Where: Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Cost: Free, call 0449 561 674 to book


Road Closure Notifications

Where: Finnegan Way between Chromata Lane and Lisa Crescent (half road closure)

When: 3 to 17 September, 6.30am-4.30pm

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

Safer Suburb Awards

Do you know an everyday hero that makes our city a safe place to live, work and raise a family? Give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a 2021 Safer Suburbs Award across individual, not-for-profit group, business and project categories. Nominations close Friday 17 September 2021. For more information, visit our website.

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