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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #46 | Summer

With summer here, read on for ways to stay sustainable this festive season.

Issue #46: School holidays are kicking off and we're connecting you to family friendly events to start your summer of fun. Also in this week's edition, we're bringing you tips to be sustainable over the holidays and inviting you to have your say on the 2022-23 City Budget.

Summer of fun

Get ready for a summer of fun

Think summertime fun is just for the kids? Think again! Sunshine, salty air, adventures and good old-fashioned fun is calling your name. Our summer holiday program is bringing you an array of free and low cost events and activities the whole family can enjoy. Have fun trying your hand at activities including:

  • watermania
  • colour explosion obstacle course
  • silent scavenger disco hunt
  • sunrise silent yoga
  • parkour and rock climbing
  • tie-dye and park games
  • bubblelicious extravaganza
  • kayaking, fishing and surf safety
  • skateboard, roller skates and cruiser workshops and so much more.

There is so much fun to be had right across the city, so check out the program and make your summer one filled with sunshine, fresh air and laughter.

Top 10 tricks to reduce waste this holiday season

Being sustainable this holiday season

Want more festive spirit and less waste? Being green this holiday period doesn't mean you have to be the grinch. Here’s some great ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle, saving you time and money:

  • Choose a real Christmas tree instead of a plastic one. Alongside the fresh pine smell, you can mulch or cut up the tree and place it in your green organics bin.
  • Get crafty with decorations by reusing paper and cards or collect leaves and pinecones from outside.
  • Put a personal touch on your gift-wrapping and use a reusable decorated tea towel or fabric to wrap your presents.
  • Turn leftovers into new meals instead of throwing food away. Ham and veggie omelettes are a great example of giving food a new form.
  • Buy eco-friendly bonbons - a great addition to the Christmas table.
Help shape the City Budget 2022-23

Help shape the City Budget 2022-23

The City spends $1.83 billion annually delivering services and facilities, at a price you can afford.


Gold Coasters – we're inviting you to share your views and help shape the City Budget 2022-23. We want to know your priorities and where you think we should be focusing our resources.


Answer questions such as how satisfied are you with your local park facilities? Can we improve your favourite public area? Are we delivering your parking and transport needs? Are you happy with the quality of the waterways and beaches you use?


Your feedback can help improve the services and amenities that matter to you. It only takes a few minutes to share what's most important to you and your family.


Have your say on the City Budget 2022-23 until 24 December 2021 at GC Have Your Say.


Summer colour explosion

Summer Colour Explosion

13 December, 9.30am-10.30am

Fill your day with colour and challenge yourself with an obstacle course while being sprayed with coloured powder and water. Just bring along a white shirt for some colourful fun.


Where: Lilli Pilli Park, Southport

Cost: Free

Our Beaches plastic ocean

Our Beaches Plastic Ocean

15 December, 9am-10.30am

Become a citizen scientist for the day and join marine experts to learn about how micro-plastics and marine debris affect the Gold Coast beach and marine environment. Suitable for ages 6 to 17.


Where: Don MacSween Park, Miami

Cost: Free

Christmas tree crafts

Christmas Tree Crafts

16 December, 9am-1pm

Keep those little hands busy over the holiday season and get creative making Christmas tree decorations. Workshops are 20 minutes running every half an hour. 


Where: Broadwater Parklands, near bouncy pillow

Cost: Free, no bookings required


Road Closure Notifications

Where: Finnegan Way between Cirrus Way and Celestial Way (half road closure)

When: 13 to 22 December, 9am-3pm

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

Download new City app

Report a problem anytime, anywhere with the new City of Gold Coast app. It’s now faster and more convenient to report graffiti, illegal parking, abandoned vehicles, illegal dumping, potholes and more.


Download the app for Apple devices or for Android devices today.

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