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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #44 | SEP

Our lifeguards work hard to patrol 40 beaches during peak season and 27 beaches year-round. 

Issue #44: In this week's edition, have your say on a vibrant new cultural and live music hub that awaits Southport, staying beach safe this summer with our lifeguards, and connecting you with our Movies Under the Stars sessions for a unique outdoor cinema experience.


Southport one step closer to Live Music Precinct

Southport is one step closer to officially becoming the home of live music, with community consultation for a Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP) having kicked off this week.

With a vision for Southport to become a vibrant destination to see world-class artists - the Southport SEP aims to develop a significant live music scene for the coast while contributing to the city’s cultural economy and reputation.

The increase in visitors to the precinct and support for the local music industry will benefit many Southport businesses and residents, resulting in greater vibrancy to the area and economic output. 

The community consultation explains the proposal in greater detail and asks for your feedback on the SEP, the introduction of micro-breweries and required amendments to local law and city planning policies.

If successful, the SEP will result in amendments to the Southport Priority Development Area Development Scheme, the City Plan and relevant local laws - making Southport a vibrant destination where locals can see world class artists

Take the opportunity to find out more and have your say from now until Wednesday 22 December 2021 at GC Have Your Say.

Legendary Lifeguards

Staying beach safe with our legendary lifeguards

With 52 kilometres of Gold Coast beaches to patrol, the City has the largest team of professional lifeguards of any council in Australia.


Warmer days are fast approaching, and with more people heading to the beach over summer months, it's important to follow all directions from our lifeguards and swim between the red and yellow flags.


Find beach patrol times and locations of our lifeguard patrol towers at the beach you're interested in visiting on our Gold Coast beaches website. Your safety is our lifeguards priority, learn how you can stay safe at the beach.

Movies Under the Stars

Settle in for Movies Under the Stars

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a free movie under the stars? Sit back, relax and enjoy a classic film at one of our convenient locations across the city.


Whether you want to pack your own picnic or take advantage of the delicious takeaway options available around your local area - gather your family and friends and make a night of it.


Visit our website to find a free movie night near you and see upcoming sessions including The Lion King, Elf, Toy Story 4, Peter Rabbit 2 and Tom & Jerry just to name a few. No bookings are required, simply turn up for a night of entertainment under the stars.


Racecourse Markets

Racecourse Markets

28 November, 6am-11.30am

Start your Sunday with a market stroll and enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, cryovac meats, specialist bakeries, international takeaway food and so much more.


Where: Gold Coast Turf Club, Bundall
Cost: Free

Our Beaches Session

Our Beaches Session

4 December, 8am-10am

Get your hands sandy and meet like-minded people while weeding, planting, collecting litter and learning about the plants and animals that call our coastal dunes home.


Where: Pacific Parade, Tugun

Cost: Free

Mayor's Christmas Carols

Mayor's Christmas Carols presented by Village Roadshow Theme Parks

11 December, 7pm

Experience the best highlights of the evening in a one-hour special on Channel 7 and 7plus. Tune in to watch Kate Miller-Heidke and Dami Im perform with an all-Queensland cast of local support acts. Presented by Village Roadshow Theme Parks and proudly supported by Seven News Gold Coast, Hot Tomato and HOTA.


Road Closure Notifications

Where: Riverbend Avenue between Gregory Drive and Manchester Road (half road closure)

When: 23 November to 15 December, 6.30am - 6.30pm

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

What kind of beach-goer are you?

Head to GC Have Your Say and spare a few minutes to share your feedback in Our Beaches survey on things like how often you visit our beaches, your top three beach locations, the quality of our beach facilities and beach care maintenance. Your feedback will help us prioritise works that will keep our beaches clean, safe and accessible for everyone.

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