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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #45 | Summer

Summer is officially here, and it's the perfect time to connect with nature for your next picnic, bush walk or hinterland adventure.

Issue #45: We’re bringing you tips on how to check for concealed water leaks around your home after significant rainfall, inviting you to get into the festive spirit at our Christmas in Broadbeach event and sharing details on our new City app.

Have your say on our beaches

How water efficient is your household?

Are you among the 31 per cent of people who don’t monitor for water leaks on your property? According to our Water Knowledge Survey earlier this year, just over a third of people don’t look for water leaks.

Leaking toilets, taps and underground pipes can waste a lot of water, and can be hard to notice when the ground is so wet from recent rainfall. You can help sustain water supply by ensuring your home is as water efficient as possible and:

  • Look for visible leaks, such as in the shower or dripping taps.
  • Read your water meter, a sudden increase may indicate a concealed leak.
  • Check your water bill.

If you suspect a concealed leak call a Queensland licensed plumber to help locate it and repair the leak quickly to avoid higher water bills or damage to your property.

Visit our website to find out the average daily water use of Gold Coast residents. Small changes by each household can have a big impact on our region's water supply. Whatever the weather, let's save water together. By changing our behaviours we can help reduce how much water we use.

Christmas spirit coming alive in Broadbeach

Christmas spirit coming alive in Broadbeach

Enjoy the most magical time of the year as Broadbeach transforms into a hive of Christmas activity.


These school holidays, a spectacular gingerbread village awaits at Broadbeach Mall. Experience free daily festive activities for the whole family from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 December from 12pm to 4pm.

There’ll be gingerbread cookie decorating, create your own Christmas tree decorations, story time theatre and plenty of amazing photo opportunities.


Bookings are essential for the workshops, and with limited capacity - be quick to secure your spot. Don’t forget to grab a Broadbeach Christmas booklet onsite for plenty of offers to redeem in local shops, restaurants and cafes.

New City app now available

New City app now available

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.


It's easy, to report a problem:

  • open the app
  • take a photo and let us know the location
  • enter some basic information and submit.

You can also use the new app’s ‘My bin day’ feature to find out what days your general waste, recycling and green organics bins will be collected.


By reporting problems you’re helping to keep our city a great place to live, work, visit and explore. Download the app for Apple devices or for Android devices today.


A&H Summer learn to roller skate

A&H Summer Learn To Roller Skate

4 December, 8am-9am

Experienced coaches will teach you basic skating techniques including skating stance, pushing, toe stop, turning, skating backwards and transitions. Suitable for ages over four.


Where: Miami High School, Miami

Cost: $10, bookings required

Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

5 December, 9am-2pm

Do your kids have some extra energy to burn? We have you covered with this inflatable obstacle course. Come and go as you please. No bookings required.


Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport

Cost: Free

Broadbeach Art and Craft Markets

Broadbeach Art and Craft Markets

5 December, 8am-2pm

Get your Christmas presents sorted as you stroll through local art and crafts and enjoy fresh produce, live music, yummy street food and kids activities.


Where: Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach

Cost: Free


Road Closure Notifications

Where: Eden Avenue between Ward Street and Hill Street (full road closure)

When: 29 November to 10 December, 6am-6pm


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

2018 Commonwealth Games legacy lives on

The success of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has officially been immortalised at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, with a new Legacy Exhibition now open to the public. Visit the Centre to see the tribute showcasing the key memorabilia and pivotal sporting moments that shaped the Games.

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