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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #43 | Our Beaches

What kind of beachgoer are you? Let us know in the annual Our Beaches survey.

Issue #43: In this week's edition, we're inviting you to share how you enjoy our beaches and what improvements we could make to them, connecting you with ways you can get back to nature through volunteering, as well as reminding young Gold Coast artists of our Level Up Studio Spaces applications for 2022.

Have your say on our beaches

Have your say on our beaches

We know Gold Coasters are passionate about our beaches, and so are we.

Every year we turn to the community to find out which beaches they visit, what activities they do when they’re there, and how we’re doing at maintaining our beaches.

This year, we would also like to understand your thoughts around temporary activities on the beach - such as events, hire of beach equipment and food vendors.

Spare a few minutes and let us know what you love about our beaches and/or areas we can approve. By completing the survey, you can go into a draw to win one of three Eftpos gift vouchers (1st place $500, 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100).

Share your feedback and complete the survey online at GC Have Your Say before 5 December 2021 to help us prioritise works that will keep our beaches clean, safe and accessible for everyone.

Protect, restore & enhance our natural areas

Protect, restore & enhance our natural areas

Are you interested in protecting and restoring our natural environment? Our Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare program is your opportunity to connect with nature and meet other passionate community members.


Each year, our volunteers assist in planting over 60,000 native trees in our natural landscapes across the Gold Coast. Join us to help regenerate our bushland areas by taking part in a community tree planting day or joining a Bushcare or Landcare group. 


Visit our City Events calendar or download the Beaches to Bushland six-monthly calendar and register for an upcoming tree planting activity.

Level Up Studio Spaces

Two more sleeps to apply for 2022 Level Up Studio Spaces

Calling all emerging Gold Coast visual artists aged 18 to 30. Our Level Up Studio Space program is your opportunity to grow your arts career and take your work to the next level - with a free co-working studio space.


Artistic possibilities are endless with a selection of four studio locations and 16 artist placements up for grabs. Apply today to boost your arts career, gain unique peer network support and develop industry connections.


Applications close 21 November 2021 at 9pm for residency intakes running January to March or April to June 2022. Visit our Level Up program website online for more information.


Movies Under The Stars

Movies Under The Stars

Various dates

Pack a picnic rug and settle in for our FREE Movies under the Stars program. Kick back and watch your favourite classics in these family-friendly events. Find a movie near you.


Where: Various locations

Cost: Free

NaturallyGC Wildlife Fest

NaturallyGC Wildlife Fest

20 November, 9am-12pm

Come and celebrate the diversity of our Gold Coast fauna with World Wildlife Day. Get up close to our iconic wildlife with live animal displays plus interactive activities, native plant sales, kids craft and more.


Where: Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre

Cost: Free

A&H Pilates

A&H Move Strong

22 November, 7am-8am

Move strong incorporates resistance training, pilates, cardio and more, delivering a great workout to enhance balance, coordination, cardiovascular health and muscular strength.


Where: Abbott Park, Parkwood

Cost: Free


Road Closure Notifications

Varsity Lakes
Where: Shilito Street between George Street and Water Street (full road closure)

When: 19 November to 3 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.

All aboard for free Hopo travel

Want to change up your everyday work and study journey? For a limited time, travel around the Gold Coast waterways for free with Hopo Commuter Trial. Hop on for free between 7-9am and 5-7pm across the whole network, including the new HOTA Express service. The trial runs until 30 November. See Hopo's website for further details.

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