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City flush with funding Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Andrew Potts

13 Aug 2018

Page 5 • 441 words • ASR AUD 1,936 • Photo: No • Type: News Item • Size: 264.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Press • ID: 994459090 $1.8b being spent on water, sewerage upgrades MORE than $1.8 billion will be spent on a drastic upgrade of the Gold Coast's water and sewerage network to cope with the city's booming population. View original - Full text: 441 word(s), ~1 min

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No pledge on department move by MP Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast, General News, Kirstin Payne

11 Aug 2018

Page 17 • 634 words • ASR AUD 3,286 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 353.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Press • ID: 993823901 GAVEN MP and Assistant Minister for Tourism Meaghan Scanlon will not say if she supports a tourism department on the Gold Coast, despite agreeing the city is a major hub for the industry. The first-term MP would not commit yesterday to support a push to establish the government department locally, despite calls from business leaders who say moving the state's tourism headquarters to the tourism capital would generate jobs and a regional focus. View original - Full text: 634 word(s), ~2 mins

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Changing face of Gold Coast landscape Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast, General News

11 Aug 2018

Page 36 • 96 words • ASR AUD 10,435 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 1,121.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Press • ID: 993824399 THESE images show how fast the Gold Coast is growing and the lagging reaction of key infrastructure. Aerial photos taken by mapping company Nearmap reveal the population explosion in burgeoning suburbs such as Pimpama and Coomera. View original - Full text: 96 word(s), <1 min

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TRAFFIC PART OF COAST'S APPEAL Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast, General News, Andrew Potts

11 Aug 2018

Page 39 • 611 words • ASR AUD 7,679 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 825.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Press • ID: 993824418 Tunnel opponent argued gridlock part of Surfers Paradise charm that added to the 'drama and razzamatazz' A BOLD solution is needed to fix the Gold Coast's gridlock issues and get the city's streets flowing. That's the message city leaders have told locals for years as the city's population has increased and more development taken place. View original - Full text: 611 word(s), ~2 mins

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GIVE SPIT BACK Time for Brissy to butt out Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast, General News, Andrew Potts

11 Aug 2018

Page 1 • 863 words • ASR AUD 11,533 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 1,239.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Press • ID: 993825209 City elders tell Brisbane: Stop hijacking our future BUSINESS and community leaders say the Gold Coast must assume control of The Spit to stop it being used as a political football by powerbrokers in Brisbane. View original - Full text: 863 word(s), ~3 mins

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The State Government will seek expressions of interest for a global tourism hub that ... Gold FM, Gold Coast, 14:00 News, Newsreader

10 Aug 2018 2:02 PM

Duration: 0 min 21 secs • ASR AUD 148 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Radio & TV • ID: X00075654708 The State Government will seek expressions of interest for a global tourism hub that includes a second casino for the Gold Coast. Mayor Tom Tate welcomes the decision. Audience 22,000 All, 10,000 MALE 16+, 11,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Tom Tate, Mayor Gold Coast Also broadcast from the following 1 station hit90.9 Gold Coast (Gold Coast)

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Regular Segment: The Spin with champion swimmer Andrew Baildon, Gold Coast ... ABC Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Mornings , Nicole Dyer

10 Aug 2018 10:11 AM

Duration: 9 mins 4 secs • ASR AUD 1,952 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Radio & TV • ID: X00075653232 Regular Segment: The Spin with champion swimmer Andrew Baildon, Gold Coast Bulletin editor Ben English, and international wedding celebrant Josh Withers. Dyer says playground politics involving Member for Moncrieff and Federal Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo and Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate seems to be happening on the Coast. She adds the matter follows an opinion piece written by Tate in the Gold Coast Bulletin earlier this week which called on state and federal leaders to take [the Gold Coast] seriously. As a response, Ciobo says he will continue to focus on delivering for the Gold Coast on behalf of the Federal Government. In a statement, Tate says he will continue to work with Gold Coast-based federal MPs Stuart Robert and Karen Andrews to achieve outcomes for the city. Meanwhile, Qld Tourism Minister Kate Jones says she has had a great working relationship with Tate but admits the mayor can be a straight talker. Withers says it is hard to get air time nowadays, whether on Facebook, paper or news. He thinks Tate might have a few points to make. English notes there is a very strong dislike [between Tate and Ciobo]. He says he found it curious that Ciobo stepped into the issue, given that it was a knife fight between Tate and Brisbane. Baildon says there are always a lot of arguments between the three tiers of politics, adding he was at the cold front of it when he was working with the Commonwealth Games. He says he can understand Tate's perspective that it is sometimes necessary to rattle the cage a bit to get noticed. Baildon notes the Gold Coast is a very safe Liberal seat. He adds the Gold Coast started to get noticed when some of the Liberal representatives lost their seats to Labor. Baildon says the Gold Coast faces real issues, such as the M1. [cont] Audience 6,000 All, 3,000 MALE 16+, 2,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Andrew Baildon, champion swimmer |Ben English, Editor, Gold Coast Bulletin|Josh Withers, international wedding celebrant|Kate Jones, Qld Tourism Minister [excerpt] |Steve Ciobo, Member for Moncrieff and Federal Tourism Minister [excerpt]

Pre-recorded interview with Qld Tourism Minister and former Education Minister Kate ... ABC Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Mornings , Nicole Dyer

10 Aug 2018 8:45 AM

Duration: 5 mins 24 secs • ASR AUD 969 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Radio & TV • ID: X00075654209 Pre-recorded interview with Qld Tourism Minister and former Education Minister Kate Jones by ABC's Charmaine Kane. Dyer says there will be crisis talks between state education and national assessment authorities about the NAPLAN results. Jones says the Government has invested heavily in the Gold Coast as it is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. She mentions the Government has invested more than $1b in transport infrastructure and road upgrades leading into the Commonwealth Games, while $500m has been committed for M1 upgrades in conjunction with the Federal Government. Jones recalls that the LNP Government, under [Campbell] Newman, has not spent even a dollar on the M1. She says Deb Frecklington needs to be honest for the people of the Gold Coast and Qld about funding her promised projects. Kane recalls that Federal Member for Moncrieff Steve Ciobo was quite critical of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate yesterday. Jones says she has good working relationships with both Ciobo and Tate, but adds her focus should be delivering the best outcomes for the Gold Coast. She then recalls that she copped a lot of heat, as the education minister, from Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham for not signing up Qld to NAPLAN Online. Jones says the advice she was receiving from IT experts in Qld was far more detailed than any other state in Australia. She understands [Qld Education Minister Grace] Grace has called for a review of NAPLAN. Jones also reveals she is open for Borobi to be moved from the Queensland Museum to the Gold Coast. Audience 5,000 All, 3,000 MALE 16+, 2,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Kate Jones, Qld Tourism Minister and Former Education Minister

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The fast rail deal that would connect the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane ... WIN Canberra, Canberra, All Australian News, Corinne May

10 Aug 2018 7:47 AM

Duration: 2 mins 18 secs • ASR AUD 11,906 • ACT • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Radio & TV • ID: X00075653888 The fast rail deal that would connect the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane is more possible after mayors and the Qld Deputy Premier had their discussions. The Coalition committed to fund the viability study on the deal in March. The LNP doesn't support the concept. Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick notes the Palaszczuk Government has already committed $46b to the development of transport in the state. Audience 9,000 All, 2,000 MALE 16+, 2,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Andrew Wallace, Fisher MP|Cameron Dick, Infrastructure Minister|Scott Smith, SEQ Mayors|Vox Pop Also broadcast from the following 24 stations WIN Albury (Albury), WIN Ballarat (Ballarat), WIN Bendigo (Bendigo), WIN Cairns (Cairns), WIN Coffs Harbour (Coffs Harbour), WIN Dubbo (Dubbo), WIN Gippsland (Sale), WIN Griffith (Griffith), WIN Hobart (Hobart), WIN Lismore (Lismore), WIN Mackay (Mackay), WIN Mildura (Mildura), WIN Newcastle (Newcastle), WIN Orange (Orange), WIN Rockhampton (Rockhampton), WIN Shepparton (Shepparton), WIN Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast), WIN Tamworth (Tamworth), WIN Taree (Port Macquarie), WIN Toowoomba (Toowoomba), WIN Townsville (Townsville), WIN Wagga (Wagga Wagga), WIN Wide Bay (Bundaberg), WIN Wollongong (Wollongong)

Qld's Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington says the idea of a fast train between the Gold ... ABC Gold Coast, Gold Coast, 06:30 News, Newsreader

10 Aug 2018 6:33 AM

Duration: 1 min 6 secs • ASR AUD 355 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Radio & TV • ID: X00075653760 Qld's Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington says the idea of a fast train between the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Brisbane deserves support but not at the expense of the duplication of an existing line. The South East Qld Council of Mayors is pushing for all levels of government to agree to provide rolling funding over 20 years to deliver key infrastructure. Frecklington says supporting the project is important but can't come at the expense of other work. The Infrastructure minister Cameron Dick won't rule out a fast train line but says the government's priority is cross-river rail and the duplication of the Sunshine Coast line.

Audience 9,000 All, 4,000 MALE 16+, 4,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Cameron Dick, Qld Infrastructure Minister |Deb Frecklington, QLd Opposition LEader

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Achievement defeats doubt in Qantas Museum achievements Longreach Leader, Longreach QLD, General News

10 Aug 2018

Page 8 • 813 words • ASR AUD 932 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 452.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Longreach Airport Press • ID: 993598519 IT WAS early morning on November 2,1922,when, after a number of attempts and an aircraft change, a flimsy three-seater bi-plane rose into the skies above Longreach on the first ever flight of a fledgling bush airline later to become Qantas and behind the pilot was ticket holder number one, iUexander Kennedy, an 85-year-old Scotsman in cap and goggles, and with wind rushing through his white beard, shouted ground wards: "Be damned to the doubters". Those words were to reverberate through the crowd attending the official launch of the latest addition to the Qantas Founders Museum fleet the Super Constellation known as the ‘dolphin of the sky' and regarded as one of the most iconic within aviationwas opened to the public. View original - Full text: 813 word(s), ~3 mins

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Gas will begin flowing through Jemena's Northern Gas Pipeline between Tennant Creek ... ABC Western Queensland, Longreach, 07:30 News, Newsreader

13 Aug 2018 7:32 AM

Duration: 0 min 45 secs • ASR AUD 184 • QLD • Australia • Mt Isa Airport • ID: X00075670362 Gas will begin flowing through Jemena's Northern Gas Pipeline between Tennant Creek and Mount Isa in September. It comes after Environmental Justice Australia claimed the company could overcharge customers $2.5b due to an exemption to national gas rules. However, Northern Gas Pipeline director Jonathan Spink says the figures are inaccurate and the company will need to be competitive in its pricing. Audience N/A All, N/A MALE 16+, N/A FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Jonathan Spink, Director, Jemena's Northern Gas Pipeline Also broadcast from the following 1 station ABC North West Qld (Mt Isa)

LET THERE BE GC DAYLIGHT Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Peyton Hutchins

13 Aug 2018

Page 1 • 479 words • ASR AUD 3,858 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 526.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Airport reporting February • ID: 994454473 GOLD Coast Mayor Tom Tate and the city airport boss have joined more than half of south-east Queenslanders calling for daylight savings. Cr Tate and Queensland Airports Ltd CEO Chris Mills are among city leaders behind a renewed push to put clocks forward an hour each summer. View original - Full text: 479 word(s), ~1 min

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Airport CEO light rail call Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Ryan Keen

13 Aug 2018

Page 9 • 335 words • ASR AUD 1,350 • Photo: No • Type: News Item • Size: 184.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • QAL Mentions • ID: 994447131 THE Gold Coast Airport's boss says he is backing light rail first over heavy rail as the next connection off the rank to the terminal. Queensland Airports Ltd CEO Chris Mills, based out of the Gold Coast Airport and newly appointed to the board of Tourism and Events Queensland, said the terminal 20-year masterplan contained provision for light and heavy rail access. View original - Full text: 335 word(s), ~1 min

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Gold Coast development: $2 billion cruise ship terminal and global tourism hub planned for Bilinga Gold Coast Bulletin by Andrew Potts

13 Aug 2018 12:00 AM

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Flight must turn back Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, General News

12 Aug 2018

Page 43 • 73 words • ASR AUD 2,192 • Photo: No • Type: News Item • Size: 32.00 cm² • NSW • Australia • Gold Coast Airport • ID: 994131567 A QANTAS flight heading from Sydney to Coolangatta yesterday morning was forced to turn around following an engineering issue. Flight QF860 was in the air for about 20 minutes before pilots had concerns the autopilot had not been checked. With no engineers at Coolangatta, the plane was turned back to Sydney for an inspection. The aircraft was returned to service soon afterwards. View original - Full text: 73 word(s), <1 min

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Gold Coast Development: Gold Coast Cruise ship terminal and how The Spit could have looked had it been redeveloped Gold Coast Bulletin by Andrew Potts

12 Aug 2018 12:00 AM

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Pre-recorded Interview with Southern Cross University Head of Gold Coast Campus and ... ABC Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Drive, Cathy Border

10 Aug 2018 4:06 PM

Duration: 5 mins 36 secs • ASR AUD 603 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Airport reporting February • ID: X00075656963 Pre-recorded Interview with Southern Cross University Head of Gold Coast Campus and Head of the School of Business and Tourism Professor Robin Stonecash. Border says Southern Cross University is expanding a new idea to help travellers arriving at airports. She mentions students have developed an app that directs people to places when they arrive at Coolangatta Airport. Stonecash says they've just held a Digital Enterprise Lab event, where they brought in Gold Coast airports, local businesses, and software providers like Salesforce, to help students develop apps that can be used at airports. She notes they've developed apps that help travellers locate a toilet or find food in the airport. She mentions the app is currently being used at Coolangatta Airport but hopes Gold Coast Airport will roll it out to other airports. Stonecash mentions they also have a campus at Lismore and Coffs Harbour and teach online in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, China, and PNG. She adds they're looking to bring in students from Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand to diversify their own student background and to ensure students have an international experience. Border says Stonecash's tenure in the job has coincided with Annaliese Battista starting her work as the new Gold Coast Tourism boss. Stonecash she's looking forward to meeting and working with Battista to enhance the lower Gold Coast precinct. She adds that the Digital Enterprise Lab is also working on bringing better healthcare. She mentions some Southern Cross University faculty members are working on ecotourism. Audience 3,000 All, 2,000 MALE 16+, 2,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Professor Robin Stonecash, Head of the Gold Coast Campus and Head of the School of Business and Tourism, Southern Cross University

An oasis of smiles amid the big dry The Australian, Australia, General News, Sam Buckingham-Jones

13 Aug 2018

Page 7 • 298 words • ASR AUD 7,942 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 393.00 cm² • National • Australia • Sponsorship Press • ID: 994396486 Amid the dust and drought gripping a huge swath of central Queensland, the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo was an oasis of smiles and entertainment for thousands of pastoralists at the weekend. An estimated 26,000 people descended on the town, where 600 competitors battled it out for a prize pool of $200,000. View original - Full text: 298 word(s), ~1 min

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WHAT GOES ON BACKSTAGE AT THE COAST'S OWN EISTEDDFOD Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Kate Paraskevos

13 Aug 2018

Page 7 • 289 words • ASR AUD 3,976 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 542.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Sponsorship Press • ID: 994446802 PERFORMING at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod has become more akin to a full-scale Broadway production than your average show. Besides the months of training and rehearsals, travelling time and perfecting intricate physical moves, it can also mean waking up at 6am to do stage-ready hair and makeup and spending thousands on equipment, costumes and props. View original - Full text: 289 word(s), ~1 min

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JUST HORSIN' AROUND Sunday Mail Brisbane, Brisbane, General News, Jeremy Pierce

12 Aug 2018

Page 31 • 203 words • ASR AUD 11,958 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 368.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Sponsorship Press • ID: 994133917 OUTBACK tourism is alive and kicking. With this weekend's Mount Isa Rodeo attracting record crowds, the Queensland Government will today launch a new $12.2 million Outback Infrastructure Fund to help propel the region's tourism industry. View original - Full text: 203 word(s), <1 min

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DANCERS PUTTING BEST FOOT FORWARD Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast, General News, Britt Ramsey

11 Aug 2018

Page 26 • 229 words • ASR AUD 3,277 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 352.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Sponsorship Press • ID: 993824221 SIXTEEN years ago Jesse Rasmussen was dressed in a black suit with shiny dots, putting on the moves to be translated into a penguin for the animated feature film, Happy Feet. Fast forward to 2018 and the 33-year-old now has his own brigade of happy feet preparing for one of the biggest eisteddfods in the country. View original - Full text: 229 word(s), <1 min

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Townsville Enterprise reckons now is the perfect time to spruik our region to the nation's ... Power 100, Townsville, 07:00 News, Newsreader

10 Aug 2018 7:03 AM

Duration: 0 min 43 secs • ASR AUD 445 • QLD • Australia • Sponsorship Radio & TV • ID: X00075650135 Townsville Enterprise reckons now is the perfect time to spruik our region to the nation's top leaders. Thirty industry leaders and local government's spokespeople, including the Townsville Mayor, are in Canberra next week to talk water security, tourism, defence, and generating jobs. Enterprise CEO Patricia O'Callaghan says there are a few things on the wishlist. Audience N/A All, N/A MALE 16+, N/A FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Patricia O'Callaghan, CEO, Townsville Enterprise Also broadcast from the following 1 station 106.3 FM (Townsville)

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Thirty industry leader and local government representatives, including the Townsville ... 106.3 FM, Townsville, 06:00 News, Newsreader

10 Aug 2018 6:01 AM

Duration: 0 min 45 secs • ASR AUD 466 • QLD • Australia • Sponsorship Radio & TV • ID: X00075655294 Thirty industry leader and local government representatives, including the Townsville Mayor, will meet on Canberra to discuss water security, tourism, defence, and generating jobs with the nations top leaders next week. Audience N/A All, N/A MALE 16+, N/A FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Patricia O'Callaghan, CEO, Townsville Enterprise Also broadcast from the following 1 station Power 100 (Townsville)

CRUISIN' FOR TUGUN Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Andrew Potts

13 Aug 2018

Page 1 • 731 words • ASR AUD 9,822 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 1,339.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Airport Press • ID: 994454526 EXCLUSIVE REPORT: ANDREW POTTS A BOLD new Gold Coast cruise ship terminal proposal is being touted as part of an ambitious $2 billion tourism resort earmarked for the city's south. View original - Full text: 731 word(s), ~2 mins

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Interview with Martin Ryan, Head of Transport and Parking, Brisbane Airport. Austin asks ... ABC Radio Brisbane, Brisbane, Drive, Steve Austin

10 Aug 2018 4:23 PM

Duration: 8 mins 11 secs • ASR AUD 4,012 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Airport Radio & TV • ID: X00075656423 Interview with Martin Ryan, Head of Transport and Parking, Brisbane Airport. Austin asks his listeners about their experiences of parking at the Brisbane International Airport. Austin wonders whether his listeners have encountered a time when they been told that the parking space around the Brisbane International Airport is now full. Austin says there are times, during spring and summer, the multilevel car park at the International Terminal fills up. Austin says that the Airport has planned to create a major second car-park, but it would take around 18 months to build. Ryan says there has been a lot of international flights being made on a weekly basis, with major peaks being evident around holiday periods. Ryan explains that the new carpark is an ongoing plan to improve parking and transport options to and from the airport, as well as meeting the demand of customers. Ryan says there are currently around 2,200 car parks at the Airport. Ryan says the new car park will be built directly adjacent to the existing car park. Ryan says the direct car parks will be temporarily unavailable during the construction period, but there are plans being conducted to ensure that a majority of car parks remains operational during the construction period. Ryan says the carparks are developed by the Brisbane Airport Corporation. Ryan says construction for the new car park begins during sometime in 2019. Ryan says they are considering whether the area is contaminated by PFAS, but they will ensure that if there's a case of PFAS they will be dealing with it right away. Ryan says there's contamination report that has been released and their environmental team is now dealing with the matter. Audience 20,000 All, 8,000 MALE 16+, 11,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Martin Ryan, Head of Transport and Parking, Brisbane Airport

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Tigerair Australia To Be The Only Low Cost Carrier To Operate Hobart-Gold Coast Route EGlobal Travel Media

10 Aug 2018 9:30 AM

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TT Restarts HBA-OOL Travel Today, New Zealand, General News

10 Aug 2018

Page 2 • 34 words • ASR AUD 11 • Photo: No • Type: News Item • Size: 14.00 cm² • NZ • New Zealand • Gold Coast Airport Press • ID: 994460373 Tigerair (TT) will recommence services between Hobart and the Gold Coast from 30 Oct, operating three return services per week. TT has launch fares starting from AUD69.95 one-way for sales to 10 Aug. View original - Full text: 34 word(s), <1 min

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Queensland researcher part of elite team tackling toxic firefighting foam issue The Age by Toby Crockford

11 Aug 2018 9:43 PM

618 words • ASR AUD 3,525 • Airline/Aviation Industry News Online • ID: 994135010 Read on source site

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Katherine declares class action against defence force for use of PFAS chemicals Brisbane Courier-Mail

10 Aug 2018 11:25 AM

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City flush with funding $1.8b being spent on water, sewerage upgrades ANDREW POTTS

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MORE than $1.8 billion will be spent on a drastic upgrade of the Gold Coast’s water and sewerage network to cope with the city’s booming population. The city’s treatment plants will been upgraded and the capacity of the city’s existing pipes will be boosted under long-term projects, city plan documents reveal. The infrastructure upgrades are planned over a period of 48 years through until 2066. In just the first decade of works, the council is planning:  Delivery of the Long-Term Recycled Water Release project.  A major expansion of the city’s recycled water networks.  Growth-related expansion and upgrades to the Pimpama, Coombabah and Merrimac sewage treatment plants.  Major water and sewerage network upgrades in the north of the city to meet growth. Mayor Tom Tate said the long-term plans were in place ahead of the city’s expected population increase. “Ratepayers expect us to plan and fund long-term future infrastructure, whether it is roads, park assets or water and sewerage,” he said. “With the (Commonwealth) Games behind us and fully funded, we can now direct our attention to these citychanging projects. “Our city’s population growth is on a strong trajectory so we need to stay ahead of the curve.” The long-term recycled

water release project is a pipeline which will run across the Broadwater to South Stradbroke Island. Expected to cost around $400 million, it is set to be the Gold Coast’s single most expensive piece of infrastructure. Stage 2 of the offshore release is expected to cost $60 million and is targeted for a 2021 completion. The third stage, also with a $60 million price tag is tipped to be finished by 2026. At least a further $117 million worth of work and expansions on the network are planned through to 2066. At one point it was mooted to go to The Spit but council officers ruled it out as a location in 2016. The planned upgrades to the city’s north come amid the city’s population continuing to increase. In June, The Gold Coast Bulletin revealed the Gold Coast’s population was expected to reach one million people by 2034, many years earlier than projected. Deputy Mayor and Yatala councillor Donna Gates said many of the upgrades were “long overdue”. “We have been sending our waste (from the city’s most northern suburbs) to Beenleigh under an agreement with the Logan City Council. “It is well past time that our network was expanded and the work is long overdue, especially for the Yatala enterprise area.”

OUR CITY’S POPULATION GROWTH IS ON A STRONG TRAJECTORY SO WE NEED TO STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE. MAYOR TOM TATE


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No pledge on department move by MP GAVEN MP and Assistant Minister for Tourism Meaghan Scanlon will not say if she supports a tourism department on the Gold Coast, despite agreeing the city is a major hub for the industry. The first-term MP would not commit yesterday to support a push to establish the government department locally, despite calls from business leaders who say moving the state’s tourism headquarters to the tourism capital would generate jobs and a regional focus. Instead Ms Scanlon referred the matter elsewhere. “That is ultimately a matter for the minister,” she told the Bulletin. Ms Scanlon said she would always lobby for the region but was not clear on whether she would call specifically for the department to be relocated. “In relation to the Tourism Department, I think our priority always needs to be that we are investing in the Gold Coast for experiences and attractions,” she said. “I am always making sure the Gold Coast gets the best deal. I will make sure I lobby whether it be council, State or Federal Government, for the best

outcome for the Gold Coast.” Ms Scanlon denied Gold Coast tourism developments were in a holding pattern since the Commonwealth Games, despite the Government’s outright rejection of a $4.4 billion cruise ship terminal proposal from the Breakwater Group this month. “The Gold Coast is going from strength to strength. We just had the biggest event in a decade in Queensland, the 2018 Commonwealth Games,’’ she said. “We have had record investments here on the Gold Coast, including in transport. “So I think that the Gold Coast is continuing to go from strength to strength and we are backing that up.’’ Despite accusations of Brisbane bias from the Breakwater Group, Ms Scanlon said she was happy to see The Spit masterplan consultation continue at its current pace, to conclude in 2019. “I want to see The Spit masterplan and the consultation done properly. This is ultimately an issue that is extremely important to people on the Gold Coast, regardless of what side you sit on the decision of what happens to The Spit,” she said.

“I think it is important that we hear what all Gold Coasters want to see with The Spit. “The people who want to submit to it should be given the opportunity. “It is important that process be decided in an appropriate manner.” Asked what other tourism investment she would like to see locally, Ms Scanlon said it was up to businesses to put forward the proposals and seek Government support. “We have our Growing Tourism Infrastructure fund and I understand the Mayor would be putting forward his pyramid dive site proposal. “This is record funding in the budget for experiences across the Gold Coast. “We have a huge events calendar this year, but it is about events and also attractions and that is why we are funding all of those.’’ Ms Scanlon would not speculate on a confirmation date for a second casino project or a preference for the build. “We don’t have an end date at this stage. We need to put it out to the market to see who is interested and bidding for this project. I know the minister has said she would love the focus to

be on entertainment and that is what a number of Gold Coast residents want to see as well. We are certainly going through the processes to ensure this is done in the right way.’’ Ms Scanlon was just as elusive on law and order, saying any increase in police numbers was up to the Police Commissioner. But while the commissioner allocates police resources, the Government determines the numbers. “It is a matter for the commissioner, we have no jurisdiction to allocate where they go,” she said.


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Meaghan Scanlon will continue to lobby. Picture: JERAD WILLIAMS

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Changing face of Gold Coast landscape THESE images show how fast the Gold Coast is growing and the lagging reaction of key infrastructure. Aerial photos taken by mapping company Nearmap reveal the population explosion in burgeoning suburbs such as Pimpama and Coomera. From a dust bowl in 2014 to a sea of homes in 2018, it’s easy to see why traffic congestion is the number one issue in Pimpama. In Coomera, housing has quadrupled in four years, while Robina has turned into a thriving CBD. Nearmap executive Shane Preston said building the right infrastructure for urban growth was a challenging task.

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TRAFFIC PART OF COAST’S APPEAL

Tunnel opponent argued gridlock part of Surfers Paradise charm that added to the ‘drama and razzamatazz’

A BOLD solution is needed to fix the Gold Coast’s gridlock issues and get the city’s streets flowing. That’s the message city leaders have told locals for years as the city’s population has increased and more development taken place. Earlier this month the Bulletin revealed the council will spend more than $705 million over the next 14 years building new roads and upgrading the city’s existing network. This, coupled with the light rail extension and the M1 upgrade, are big steps towards solving the city’s traffic woes. But it was a different story 30 years ago this week as discussions continued over a proposal to build a tunnel under Surfers Paradise. The controversial idea, which was recently floated again, was mooted in early 1988 by a local consortium.

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It was suggested as a solution to the area’s traffic issues, but one businessman saw things differently. Frank Goldstein was spokesman for an action group opposing a push by Gold Coast Plaza Pty Ltd to create a tunnel under the Glitter Strip. Mr Goldstein said that traffic jams in fact were part of the charm of Surfers Paradise. “Let’s keep Surfers Paradise unique as things have never been better and are getting better all the time,” he said. “The traffic is part of the drama, razzamatazz and showplace that Surfers should continue to be. “Surfers is the Pall Mall or Piccadilly Circus or Sunset Strip of the Gold Coast and should not be blocked off to traffic. That’s what Surfers is all about. “You can still drive through

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those famous places or have we forgotten about sightseeing – buses, cars, limos, Jags, Bentleys and Porches all together.” The $65 million proposal would have seen a three-lane tunnel built between Elkhorn Ave and Hanlan St, with a landscaped public plaza built over the top. The company claimed the project would come at no cost to either the council or the Ahern Government. However, they did ask that the company control the land under which the tunnel was built. According to plans shown to the media in 1988, southbound traffic coming from Southport would enter the tunnel on the Gold Coast Hwy near View St and exit near Hanlan St. Northbound traffic would have been unaffected and continue to travel along Ferny Ave. The developer also planned a “Bicentenary Plaza, a Town Square and an All National Flag Court with an amphi-


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theatre and stage” be built around Cavill Ave mall Mr Goldstein said Surfers had a “who’s who” atmosphere that should be preserved. It should not become “just another plaza, mall or expo” he argued. The new action group was called Surfers Paradise Action on Conserving the Environment (SPACE) and opposed any commercial development on the highway or loss of public space in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Mr Goldstein argued that the traffic snarls experienced in the area were aggravated by construction work and would ease as development projects were completed. “The traffic trouble might be just a short-term problem,” he said. “Let’s just wait and see.” SPACE pushed for widening of carriageways and clearways as alternatives to the tunnel project, which never went ahead. Traffic issues in Surfers Paradise eventually became so extreme the council was forced to spend more than $25 million solving the woes in the mid-2000s. Eventually the light rail’s first stage stretched through the heart of the suburb in a move which eased the number of cars which use the area.

opponent Frank Goldstein.

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An aerial view of the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Cavill Avenue in 1988.

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GIVE SPIT BACK

City elders tell Brisbane: Stop hijacking our future

ANDREW POTTS

BUSINESS and community leaders say the Gold Coast must assume control of The Spit to stop it being used as a political football by powerbrokers in Brisbane. Long-time city leaders say its fate should be decided by an independent committee or the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to end 40 years of failed masterplans, developments and broken promises. “The Government should keep out of it – let the free enterprise system work,” leading developer and former councillor Norm Rix said. REPORTS P4-5, 70-71


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Time for Brissy to butt out

City leaders clear: only locals can end heel-dragging on Spit ANDREW POTTS andrew.potts@news.com.au

BUSINESS and community elder statesmen say the Gold Coast must assume control of its most valuable asset to stop it being used as a political football by powerbrokers in Brisbane. Long-time city leaders say the fate of The Spit should be decided by an independent committee or the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to end 40 years of failed masterplans, developments and broken promises. They say the future of the area, worth billions of dollars, has too often been determined by out-of-town politicians on the whim of the electoral cycle. “A totally independent body should have the authority and should be involved in (the implementation of) the master-

plan,” leading developer and former councillor Norm Rix said. “The Government should keep out of it – let the free enterprise system work.” Businessman and Gold Coast Suns chairman Tony Cochrane said all decisions about The Spit should be made locally, and Brisbane should back off. “Locals should have the lionheart of the decisions and it just makes sense given The Spit is in our back yard. How would the people of Brisbane feel if we had a say on the way South Bank was rebuilt for example? “This would go down like a lead balloon but for some reason the good people of Brisbane think they should have a

full say over what we do down here.” Mr Cochrane said the political agenda on the eve of state elections had put a “handbrake” on the Gold Coast economy. Since the last change of government, Brisbane’s $3 billion Queens Wharf development and cruise ship terminal have blossomed, while the future of The Spit remains unclear. “I don’t begrudge them having Queens Wharf, it’s good for them, but equally they should not begrudge us having a big piece of infrastructure,” Mr Cochrane said. The future of The Spit has long been a political football. The Beattie government

strongly backed the building of a cruise ship terminal in the mid-2000s, developing plans at the northern tip of The Spit. However, it was abandoned just days before the 2006 election after unrest from some community groups and the threat of the National Partyled Coalition winning seats on the Coast. In 2012, the ASF Consortium revealed its multibilliondollar cruise ship terminal and Wavebreak Island development on the back of the Newman government’s Broadwater marine project. The LNP failed to green light the project and subsequently lost the 2015 election. Labor terminated the Wavebreak Island development and


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later cancelled ASF’s subsequent $3 billion resort and casino proposal. Taxpayers were stung with a $9m compensation bill. Mayor Tom Tate yesterday ruled out any interest in the council taking control of the entire Spit and said it should sit with the waterways authority. “Council has no desire to take over stewardship of this land. It rightly sits with GCWA as they manage the Broadwater as well,” he said. “All Gold Coasters want is a firm masterplan and certainty. “As Mayor, I am pushing for long-term stewardship of Philip Park only, as that’s where we are wanting to build infrastructure associated with the oceanside cruise ship terminal.” Save Our Broadwater president and former councillor Alan Rickard said oversight of The Spit should rest with the waterways authority. “We need to get away from the mindset that it is State Government land. It is our city’s land,” he said. “One of the troubles is that you get a new government and they change everything the old government was doing, so there never seems to be any continuity.” Save Our Spit president Dr Steven Gration agreed, saying a community management committee should be created to oversee the masterplan’s implementation. Former Southport MP Mick Veivers, a long-serving Nationals member, favoured Gold Coasters taking charge of decision making, saying “people in Brisbane do not know the history of it”. However, he strongly believed the area should not be developed. Retired tourism boss Terry Jackman said “the less development, the better” was important for The Spit. He said it was “a fact of life” that the State

would have a say over the area, which is Crown land. Another former Southport MP, Peter Lawlor, had a different view. He argued the Government’s State Development Department should have a strong say in the future of any major infrastructure, including The Spit. The current masterplan process was announced in August last year after the Palaszczuk Government terminated ASF’s second project. It will be released in mid-2019.

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Brittany Capps bring a bit of Gold Coast style to The Spit, posing for a photoshoot with a yellow Picture: STEVE HOLLAND McLaren Spider 650s.

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LET THERE BE GC DAYLIGHT GOLD Coast Mayor Tom Tate and the city airport boss have joined more than half of south-east Queenslanders calling for daylight savings. Cr Tate and Queensland Airports Ltd CEO Chris Mills are among city leaders behind a renewed push to put clocks forward an hour each summer. A new poll shows 55 per cent backing overall statewide with just 41 per cent opposed. Mr Mills said: “The Gold Coast is a tourism leisure destination with so much business traffic being disadvantaged because of the time differences. “It would be seriously beneficial for the Gold Coast.” FULL STORY P2

Time for a change, say Queenslanders PEYTON HUTCHINS, ANDREW POTTS, DARYL PASSMORE AND JEREMY PIERCE THE Gold Coast Mayor and its airport boss are behind the more than half of southeast Queenslanders wanting to bring in daylight savings across the state. A YouGov Galaxy poll for the Bulletin showed the change had 55 per cent backing overall statewide, with 41 per cent opposed. That’s a reversal of the

result at the last referendum on it more than a quarter-of-a-century ago. Back then 54.5 per cent of people voted not to join the rest of the eastern seaboard states in putting the clocks forward an hour each summer. Queensland Airport Limited CEO Chris Mills, based at Gold Coast Airport, said it would make everyone’s lives easier if the city had daylight savings. “It creates confusion for travellers and employ-

ees because our times don’t change,” he said. “We can’t fly any earlier than 6am and it becomes harder when states are running off different time zones — especially because the Gold Coast is the biggest gateway into Queensland. “The Gold Coast is a tourism leisure destination with so much business traffic that is being disadvantaged because of the time differences. “It’s been a long time since the last trial, and

times have changed since then, but I think it would be seriously beneficial for the Gold Coast.” Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is also a fan of bringing it in: “The last referendum on this matter was 1992. “The demographics of the State have changed considerably since then so I want to see another referendum. “But whatever happens, keep politics out of it and just let people have their say.”


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Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce president Hillary Jacobs said she would like to see daylight savings adopted on the Glitter Strip. Tweed Chamber of Commerce and Industry secretary Peter said the Twin Towns had learned to live with the two time zones. “If there was a major issue it would be that our peak hour traffic lasts for two hours instead of one,” he said.

Alistair Liddemore is one of thousands affected by daylight savings each year. He travels from his Burleigh Heads home to his Tweed Heads business each day and for the past 15 years has lived on NSW time to make life bearable. Picture: JERAD WILLIAMS


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Airport CEO light rail call RYAN KEEN THE Gold Coast Airport’s boss says he is backing light rail first over heavy rail as the next connection off the rank to the terminal. Queensland Airports Ltd CEO Chris Mills, based out of the Gold Coast Airport and newly appointed to the board of Tourism and Events Queensland, said the terminal 20-year masterplan contained provision for light and heavy rail access. But he favoured getting Stage 3 of the city tram network linked up first. The airport masterplan through to 2037 has earmarked where a light rail station would go at a spot near the terminal, he said.

“My view is it’s unlikely to be the case that both will happen at the same time,” Mr Mills said of light and heavy rail connections. “For me, momentum seems to be with the light rail and we’ll get behind that and back it in. “The thing is we need to get good public transport connections to the airport and the light rail is something well supported, well understood and making good progress. “I don’t want to dilute the focus, don’t want to push for both as it splits the focus. “I would rather say let’s get behind one of them and really work hard as a city to get it done. “(But) I think there will come a time when the master-

plan will be fulfilled and heavy rail will connect as well,” Mr Mills said. As it stands, a bursting Gold Coast Airport sees 6.6 million people through its terminal annually. By 2037, that is projected to soar to 16 million. “How do you manage that sort of growth? We can’t put more cars on the road,” Mr Mills said, saying public transport links would be crucial to the airport’s future. “Heavy rail will take longer and we’ll continue to preserve the corridor and support that on the basis connectivity is critical.” Mr Mills is the sole Gold Coaster on the TEQ board and was appointed earlier this month alongside league great Johnathan Thurston.


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Flight must turn back A QANTAS flight heading from Sydney to Coolangatta yesterday morning was forced to turn around following an engineering issue. Flight QF860 was in the air for about 20 minutes before pilots had concerns the autopilot had not been checked. With no engineers at Coolangatta, the plane was turned back to Sydney for an inspection. The aircraft was returned to service soon afterwards. A Qantas spokeswoman said the plane landed safely without incident.

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An oasis of smiles amid the big dry SAM BUCKINGHAM-JONES

Amid the dust and drought gripping a huge swath of central Queensland, the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo was an oasis of smiles and entertainment for thousands of pastoralists at the weekend. An estimated 26,000 people descended on the town, where 600 competitors battled it out for a prize pool of $200,000. Cowboys and cowgirls went head-to-head with steers, bulls and broncos on red dirt. “It really does provide a good opportunity for them to get off the land, forget about their woes and get a bit of entertainment,” Mount Isa Rodeo arena director Steven Hilton said. This year is the event’s 60th edition and attracted a team from the US competing as well as the odd European backpacker among the spectators.

While the federal government moves to provide financial relief for drought-affected graziers and farmers around the country, those involved in the weekend’s rodeo said the event had been nourishment for the soul. “I think it’s really good for the social fabric,” rodeo manger Natalie Flecker said. “They may be working on the land for a really long time in drought conditions and not get to see other people, their family and friends. There’s certainly a camaraderie when they’re doing it pretty tough.” For Mr Hilton, the weekend was his 42nd consecutive Mount Isa Rodeo. “It’s dangerous. It’s a big challenge for competitors to do what they do,” he said. “Rodeo is a heritage sport here. They were rodeo-ing in the 1890s.” Riley Schmidt, 10, won the

poddy calf ride on Saturday. “It felt really cool,” he said. “I’ve never been to such a big rodeo.” ADDITIONAL REPORTING: AAP

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Jace Land shows his cowboy style in the steer wrestling event at the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo


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WHAT GOES ON BACKSTAGE AT THE COAST’S OWN EISTEDDFOD KATE PARASKEVOS PERFORMING at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod has become more akin to a full-scale Broadway production than your average show. Besides the months of training and rehearsals, travelling time and perfecting intricate physical moves, it can also mean waking up at 6am to do stage-ready hair and makeup and spending thousands on equipment, costumes and props. Dani Elden, dance principal at Kids on the Block (KOTB) at Southport was at HOTA yesterday afternoon for the acrobating sections of the 2018 Gold Coast Eisteddfod. Her group of 10 performers were all stage

ready in full costume, makeup and styled hair. She said pulling together an Eisteddfod-worthy performance did not come cheap nowadays. “We have an acrobat mat we bring along and roll out worth close to $1000. “Grooming is very important, so it’s full stage makeup and hair including false eyelashes. The mums (of the performers) have been up since 6am doing their makeup and hair.” She said the preEisteddfod preparation included learning a lot of skills and acrobating tricks, walkovers, somersaults and lifts which the girls learnt from Ben Nicolodi, who has performed as an acrobat on stage at Paris’ Moulin Rouge.

Judith Ferber, general manager of Eisteddfod for 37 years, said this year was the best standard adjudicators had seen “in the country”. There have been 1200 dance group performances in the HOTA theatre – 330 bands and orchestras begin eight days of competition today. Ten days of speech and drama will be held next month. The Eisteddfod ends on September 13.

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Pictured clockwise from above: KOTB competing at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod at HOTA yesterday; Club Dynamite’ in action; and Erin Davis, Eloise Tolstoff and Tullie Parbery of Club Dynamite prepare for their performance. Picture: JERAD WILLIAMS


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HOLD ON: Morgan Marks competes in the Saddle Bronc event at the Mount Isa Rodeo. Picture: AAP

JEREMY PIERCE With this weekend’s Mount Isa Rodeo attracting record crowds, the Queensland Government will today launch a new $12.2 million Outback Infrastructure Fund to help propel the region’s tourism industry. Launching the fund at the Mount Isa Rodeo, Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the Outback was one of the fastest-growing tourism markets in the state and deserved its fair share of funding. “As the most decentralised state in the nation, Queensland’s regional towns have a rich history and hospitality that will capture a traveller’s heart,” she said. “We’ve already started discussions with local stakeholders about how best to grow the Outback’s promising tourism industry. “Our investment is about ensuring the Outback has the tourism infrastructure it needs to continue to attract more visitors who stay longer and spend more in Queensland.” In the three years to March this year, Outback domestic visitor spending grew 11 per cent to $617.3 million. The announcement comes as the rodeo celebrates a record-breaking weekend. A crowd of more than 15,000 is expected to deliver an economic windfall of about $8 million during the weekend.

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Jesse Rasmussen with some of his performers preparing for the Gold Coast Eisteddfod.

BRITT RAMSEY SIXTEEN years ago Jesse Rasmussen was dressed in a black suit with shiny dots, putting on the moves to be translated into a penguin for the animated feature film, Happy Feet. Fast forward to 2018 and the 33-year-old now has his own brigade of happy feet preparing for one of the

biggest eisteddfods in the country. Thousands of kids and young adults have already graced the Gold Coast Eisteddfod stage over the past two weeks with individual music and vocal acts and choirs. Today is the last day of choirs at HOTA – the last two sections will be the A Grade and special Premier Grade.

Bands begin on Monday and the dance component begins today. Dancers from Mr Rasmussen’s studio, The Studio Entertainment, will perform 18 routines across the next five weeks, half of those tomorrow alone. “We’ve been working on these for the past 12 months,” he said. “It takes a lot of hard work from the kids, a lot of

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practice to get the routines eisteddfod ready. It is a competition, as an adjudicator myself, I look for how clean and polished the routine is, the look – costuming, and entertainment value. “We generally do pretty well, but walking away knowing the kids did the best they could, that’s our core goal.”


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CRUISIN’ FOR TUGUN EXCLUSIVE REPORT: ANDREW POTTS

A BOLD new Gold Coast cruise ship terminal proposal is being touted as part of an ambitious $2 billion tourism resort earmarked for the city’s south. Three cruise liner berths form part of newly revived plans to be lodged with the State Government for a global tourism hub. FULL STORY P4


13 Aug 2018 Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD Author: Andrew Potts • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 21,468 • Page: 1 • Printed Size: 1339.00cm² Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 9,822 • Words: 731 • Item ID: 994454526

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• Bold new big boat terminal sails into contention on the southern Gold Coast • Room for three cruise liners, a casino,

cargo ship berth, hotels and superyachts

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: ANDREW POTTS


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Tugun focus for $2b terminal plan ANDREW POTTS A GIANT $2 billion global tourism hub will be built on one of the Gold Coast’s iconic beaches, with room for a casino, cruise ship terminal and six resorts, under a bold plan. Developers Denis and Lester Hughes have resurrected a proposal – with a bold new option for realising the Gold Coast’s cruise ship terminal dream – for a development on Bilinga beach. It was previously floated six years ago but opposed by Gold Coast surfing world champion Mick Fanning and the then-Newman Government. It was quietly shelved in 2013. But now it has been revived and revamped on the back of the Palaszczuk Government preparing to go to market to create a global tourism hub on the Coast. It is being pitched as a “state of the art recreation, leisure and tourism project”. Denis Hughes told the Gold Coast Bulletin the Gold Coast Ocean Terminal would inject more than $2 billion into the economy and would revitalise the southern Gold Coast. “If the State Government is serious about creating a global tourism hub, this is the chance,” Mr Hughes said. “Why not locate it beside the airport, and the future

terminus of the light and heavy rails. This new scheme protects southern surf breaks and creates new ones to ease congestion.” Under the proposal, which the brothers hope to submit to the State Government, the development would become home to the city’s second casino and would transform the southern Gold Coast into a major tourism and transport hub. Its features would include: • A three-vessel cruise terminal with room for ships of between 150m and 300m, with the potential for a 450m craft. • A cargo ship berth for loading and unloading. • An international resort and 5000sq m casino. • Hotel towers of between seven and 15 stories, plus serviced villas. • Up to 14 apartment sites of up to 30 storeys. • A central hub, the “NK Quay”, home to a transfer terminal, restaurants, museums and exhibition space. • 2ha water park with a giant wave pool which could host surfing competitions. • The North Kirra Surf Club being given a new facility which would include a beach volleyball amphitheatre, and playgrounds. The original project, unveiled in mid-2013, had the backing at the time of billion-

aire Gold Coast developer Bob Ell’s LEDA group. Much of the opposition to the previous proposal was directed at concerns it would damage or destroy some of the city’s most iconic surf breaks, including Kirra. However, Mr Hughes said, the new proposal would leave the Kirra break untouched and would in fact create new breaks at Bilinga. The project would undergo rigorous environmental assessment to determine its impact, he said. It would be aimed at catering to the city’s growing love affair with superyachts, a sector that now has official State Government support, providing berths of 28 of the luxury craft as well as a 560 boat marina. There would also be a ‘world-class’ wave and surf pool facility, a retail and restaurant precinct and a 15ha parkland. Mayor Tom Tate, who is pursuing the Gold Coast City Council’s own plans for a $500-million offshore cruise ship terminal at The Spit, welcomed the proposal. “It’s admirable to see people with a vision for our city continue to put their ideas, and ultimately their money, behind these concepts,” the Mayor said. “Council is continuing its

focus on the oceanside cruise ship terminal project, off Philip Park. I see this as a critical tourism and investment asset for today’s, and the next generation. “Everyday, tens of thousands of cruise dollars pass the Gold Coast, literally. It is incumbent on me as Mayor to do everything we can to capture that market.” BULLETIN VIEW, P16

IF THE STATE GOVERNMENT IS SERIOUS ABOUT CREATING A GLOBAL TOURISM HUB, THIS IS THE CHANCE. DEVELOPER DENIS HUGHES


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An artist’s impression of the cruise ship terminal, integrated resort and global tourism hub proposed for Tugun.

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TT Restarts HBA-OOL

Tigerair (TT) will recommence services between Hobart and the Gold Coast from 30 Oct, operating three return services per week. TT has launch fares starting from AUD69.95 one-way for sales to 10 Aug.

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