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Beach Warrior Event Coming to Coolangatta

Surf Life Saving Australia has announced a new event is coming to Coolangatta and Kirra Beach during the Coolangatta Gold in October. Beach Warrior is an obstacle course featuring 25 challenges over a 4km course open to everyone aged 12 and over.

Tourism Minister Releases Rocking Festival Impact

Australia's favourite annual nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On, celebrated record growth in 2019, with Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones, releasing the official festival statistics with Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Josh Martin, last week.

Southern Gold Coast Launches into Spring with Major Events

The Southern Gold Coast is gearing up for a huge season of major events hitting our region this spring, playing host to artists, musicians and elite athletes with events that celebrate our destination, our culture and this spectacular time of year.

Stronger Communities Grants Closing Soon

Karen Andrews MP wants to encourage local community groups to take advantage of Round 5 of the very successful Stronger Communities Programme.

Small Business Frustration Rising as Confidence Remains Subdued

The results of the Suncorp CCIQ Pulse Survey of Business Conditions for the June Quarter show that business conditions in Queensland remain subdued due to soft operating conditions in the state.

Division 14 Update from Cr O'Neill - September 2019

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill.

Business Growth Fund - Now Open!

The Business Growth Fund is now open for applications.

Funding of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) may be provided for eligible business to purchase and implement highly specialised equipment to enable them to move to the next stage of growth.

Adventurers Walk from Currumbin to Cooktown in 10 Days

Two adventurers took on the ultimate outdoor challenge in July, walking the 10 Great Walks of Queensland in just 10 days for the National Trust Q10 Challenge.

Cooly Rocks On Calls for 2020 Artists

Cooly Rocks On is calling all artists Australia wide to be part of our rockin’ lineup at next year's festival – celebrating the 10th anniversary of Cooly Rocks On.

Global Wave Conference 2020 Confirms International Keynote Speaker

Next year’s Global Wave Conference has been given a huge international boost with the addition of Mark Taylor the Ocean X Submarine Man for David Attenborough’s Blue Ocean documentary series.

Division 14 Update from Cr O'Neill - August 2019

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill.

Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants

New recovery grants are now available to help small businesses across North and North West Queensland rebuild after the monsoon trough flooding earlier this year.

Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program

The Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program will provide assistance to artisan producers of gourmet food (including non-alcoholic beverages) to help them grow their businesses, access new market opportunities and enhance their gourmet food expertise.

Local Businesses Invited to Have Their Say on Cooly Rocks On 2019

Local businesses in Coolangatta and surrounds are invited to have their say on their experience during Cooly Rocks On 2019.

One Year On: A Business Impact Analysis of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

This report focuses on the impact of the highly anticipated Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast business community and the broader regional business environment.

Division 14 Update from Cr O'Neill - July 2019

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill.

Cooly Rocked On with Record Crowds

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, Cooly Rocks On, June 5 to 9, took over the streets of Coolangatta with record crowds estimated at over 120,000 attending the retro festival over the five days.

Tugun Set to Show its Creative Side

The village of Tugun on the Southern Gold Coast has shown a new side this week – not only to its community but to a building in the village.

Applications Open for Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

Local businesses are encouraged to apply for the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, the region's leading honours for business achievements.

Currumbin Sanctuary Joins the War on Waste

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has partnered with TOMRA, one of the network operators for the Containers for Change deposit scheme to install Queensland’s very first commercial container refund scheme reverse vending machine.

Division 14 Update from Cr O'Neill - June 2019

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill.

SandTunes E-Newsletter #1

It is intended that the SandTunes music festival showcase the beauty of the iconic Coolangatta beach to the world and deliver significant economic benefit to the southern Gold Coast. The feel of the festival is to be a "sand under foot" experience and will be designed to deliver an easy going beach side event.

Currumbin RSL Update from CEO Anne Stovin

This month we have an update from CEO Anne Stovin on what's happening at Currumbin RSL and other related businesses.

Division 14 Update from Cr O'Neill - May 2019

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill.

Currumbin RSL Women's Auxiliary Makes Record Donation

After a busy year of fundraising activities, the Currumbin RSL Women’s Auxiliary has made a record donation to the Veterans Support Centre.

Coast to Soar with New Seoul Connection

Jetstar will commence a three times-weekly service from Gold Coast Airport to Seoul by the end of the year – delivering 52,000 additional visitor seats to the region annually.

Raffle raised $1,380 for Drought Angels

Thank you to all sponsors who donated prizes and members purchased tickets at our end of year evening. We were able to raise $1,380 for Drought Angels.

Gold Coast Airport Reaches International Emissions Target

Gold Coast Airport has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability, achieving Level 2 accreditation under the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program.

Student-Led Clinic Offers Affordable Community Health Services

Community members looking for affordable Exercise Physiology and Osteopathy treatments can now book appointments at Southern Cross University Health Clinic in Bilinga.

Division 14 Update from Cr O'Neill - April 2019

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill.

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