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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #34

Wishing all fathers, grandfathers and father figures a Happy Father's Day. 

Issue #34: In this week's edition - Surfers Paradise is getting a makeover and we want your feedback. See how we're improving our transport services with the 2023-24 City Budget and springtime has arrived! Take advantage and cruise the city with your mates on a Lime bike.

Have your say on the future of Surfers Paradise

Have your say on the future of Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise is changing and we want your feedback. Our Revitalisation Concept Design includes exciting future plans for Cavill Avenue, Cavill Mall and The Esplanade, created to rekindle the love for Surfers Paradise as a safe and attractive destination for locals and visitors.

Share your thoughts and ideas in our quick 5-minute survey and you will go into the draw to win one of five $500 gift vouchers. Terms and conditions apply. Consultation closes 26 September 2023.

City Budget spotlight on our connected community

City Budget spotlight on our connected community

In response to your City Budget feedback we're prioritising transport improvements and tackling road congestion in 2023-24.

As our city population continues to grow, so will our transport services. The 2023–24 City Budget is investing $378 million this year in infrastructure, cycleways, roads, bridges and public transport.

The Gold Coast has 20 primary schools and two high schools in the City’s Active School Travel Program. An average of 32% of students now walk and cycle to school, saving over 4 million vehicle kilometres a year.

We’re allocating funds to our free bus travel for seniors and veterans initiative, with more than 47,000 senior and veteran cardholders taking one million free trips a year.

The City continues to fund the maintenance of the local road network. On average, we repair 17,000 potholes and reseal 31km of roads each year.

This budget delivers for all as we work to preserve our city's lifestyle.

Take the scenic route and hop on a Lime bike

Take the scenic route and hop on a Lime bike

Spring has arrived and it's the perfect time to avoid the traffic and opt for a cruise along our pathways on a Lime bike.

Whether you're heading to work, school or taking a social ride with your mates, eBikes are an easy and sustainable way to get to your Gold Coast destination.


Gold Coast Show

Gold Coast Show

1-3 September, 9am to 9pm

Don't miss out on all the fun! There'll be a plethora of entertainment, stall holders and exhibitors and the fan favourites - rides, show bags and food trucks.


Where: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport

Cost: Free



1-3 September, 12pm to Late

With more than 30 artists on the line-up, this all-ages festival will be headlined by electronic duo Bag Raiders (DJ Set), New Zealand alt-pop artist Benee, and indie-pop icon Matt Corby.


Where: Surfers Paradise

Cost: Free

NaturallyGC Glossy Black Cockatoo – Field Walk

NaturallyGC Glossy Black Cockatoo - Field Walk

2 September, 6:30am to 8am

Join us for a guided walk around Glossy Black-Cockatoo habitat. Learn about how to identify Glossies, what they eat, how to recognise signs of feeding and the bird’s ecology and behaviour.


Where: Clagiraba

Cost: Free, registration required

Father's Day Storytime

Father's Day Storytime

2 September, 10am to 11am

Whether you're a dad, grandad or father figure come along and celebrate Father’s Day with stories, songs and a special craft.


Where: Broadbeach Library, 61 Sunshine Boulevard and Ormeau Community Centre, 3 Cuthbert Drive

Cost: Free

NaturallyGC- Elanora Bushcare Koala Tree Planting

NaturallyGC - Elanora Bushcare Koala Tree Planting

5 September, 8am to 10am

Would you like to help our Gold Coast koala population? Join us in helping revegetate and restore Koala habitat.


Where: Schuster Park, Tallebudgera

Cost: Free, registration required


Attention tennis lovers

Feeling inspired by the US Open? Get 30% off court hire at Pimpama Sports Hub and relive the action on court with your friends.


Available 7 days a week, from 6am to 10pm. Book online today.

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