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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #36

Head to Currumbin Beach this weekend for the final days of Swell Sculpture Festival.

Issue #36: In this week's edition - We have an opportunity for graduates to kickstart their careers. Our City Budget spotlight highlights our focus on our natural places and a friendly reminder to keep to your left these school holidays by following our pathway safety tips.

Kickstart your career with our 2024 Graduate Academy program

Kickstart your career with our 2024 Graduate Academy program

We're giving recent university graduates the opportunity to gain real-world experience and professional development in our 12-month Graduate Academy program.

Join our 2024 intake, we are currently offering positions in:

  • engineering
  • planning
  • digital and data
  • business and management
  • environment and sustainability.

Partner with industry leaders across a broad range of areas, where you are empowered to share your talent and ideas with the opportunity to contribute to a range of projects and initiatives that shape and connect our city, making a direct and positive difference in our community. The opportunities for your career are endless.

Don't miss out! Applications close 3 October 2023.

We're focusing on the future of our natural places in our 2023-24 City Budget

We're focusing on the future of our natural places in our 2023-24 City Budget

We're protecting and enhancing the Gold Coast as one of Australia's most biodiverse cities and key funds will support the delivery of the Our Natural City Strategy 2032. From our waterways to the hinterland and beaches, the Gold Coast is home to over 3,000 native animal species, 2,500 native plant species, ancient forests and our precious koala populations.

Green behind the gold: The City, Landcare groups and volunteers are working tirelessly to care for our flora and fauna. We're focused on delivering projects that restore our environment and protect our precious wildlife and their habitat.

Maintaining our natural city:  The Gold Coast is home to 2,300 parks, 758km of bush trails and 171km of navigable waterways that we pride ourselves on, providing more nature-based experiences for people to enjoy.

Greenheart Stage 1: Construction has commenced to create a new 17 hectare park at the existing Robina City Parklands.

Ongoing investment for wildlife habitat: The budget provides for $4.5 million in land acquisitions including wildlife corridors and parks as we head towards our target of 51% native vegetation cover.

Our best tips on pathway safety

Our best tips on pathway safety

School holidays have arrived, and our pathways will be matched with cyclists, pedestrians and pets making the most of our beautiful Gold Coast weather.

We all have a part to play in keeping our pathways safe. Whether you are walking, riding or skating, remember to always:

  • slow down
  • keep to your left
  • be aware of people behind you
  • alert others if you're passing.

Let's help keep each other safe. To find out more about pathway safety, visit our website.


NaturallyGC Kids Private Life of Marine Turtles

NaturallyGC Kids Private Life of Marine Turtles

16 September, 9am to 10am

Learn more about marine turtles through an interactive presentation. This workshop focuses on the biology, ecology and conservation status of our marine turtles.


Where: Pimpama

Cost: Free, registrations required

NBL Blitz

NBL Blitz

16 September, 5pm

The Hungry Jack’s NBL Blitz, Gold Coast is set to start with a bang, as two of last year’s post-season teams face off to open the tournament.


Where: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach

Cost: Find tickets

Agents of Discovery Guided Walk

Agents of Discovery Guided Walk

17 September, 8am to 11am (four sessions)

Join Agent Goldie, the Greater Glider at HOTA markets who will lead you and your kids on a fun augmented reality adventure into nature!


Where: HOTA markets

Cost: Free, registrations required

School Holiday Dune Planting and TurtleWatch Workshop

School Holiday Dune Planting and TurtleWatch Workshop

19 September, 9am to 10am

Get your hands sandy planting natives, weeding, and learning about marine turtles that nest along the Gold Coast and how we can look out for these beautiful creatures.


Where: North Kirra Surf Life Saving Club

Cost: Free, registration required


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Save $200 on our all-access fitness centre membership

Take advantage of our membership offer at Pimpama Sports Hub or Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Save $200 on our all-access membership with $0 joining fee. Achieve your health and fitness goals in a fun and friendly environment. Offer available until 31 October 2023.

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