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Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has supported the State Treasurer Jackie Trad’s ... ABC Gold Coast, Gold Coast, 07:30 News, Newsreader

12 Jun 2018 7:31 AM

Duration: 1 min 14 secs • ASR AUD 398 • QLD • Australia • Report Builder • ID: X00074945641 Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has supported the State Treasurer Jackie Trad’s plan to increase debt for infrastructure projects. Trad will deliver her first budget this afternoon with a capital works program of $11.5b in 2018-19. Health and education will be the biggest areas of spending with more than $27b in operating costs and capital investment. The Opposition has criticised Labor’s rise in debt which could reach $83b in 2022. Palaszczuk says her Government has borrowed in a measured way. She says the investments are necessary for the M1, the Bruce Highway, the Nambour to Beerburrum and Cross River Rail. The Government says $1.5b will be alloted for healthcare and $50m for schools in the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service will receive a $103m boost in the upcoming financial year and schools in Pimpama, Helensvale, Palm Beach, Currumbin and Pacific Pines will get funding for classrooms and other facilities. Audience 9,000 All, 4,000 MALE 16+, 5,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Annastacia Palaszczuk, Qld Premier

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says he hopes there can be new funds for a dive site. ... ABC Gold Coast, Gold Coast, 06:30 News, Newsreader

12 Jun 2018 6:32 AM

Duration: 0 min 34 secs • ASR AUD 183 • QLD • Australia • Report Builder • ID: X00074944908 Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says he hopes there can be new funds for a dive site. Tourism Minister Kate Jones has announced the Tourism Infrastructure Fund which is included in the Budget can support the project. Tate says there are other priorities in the city as well such as transport between Brisbane and Gold Coast, the film and television industry and Cross River Rail. Audience 9,000 All, 4,000 MALE 16+, 5,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Tom Tate, Mayor of Gold Coast

FIRST GC MARATHON WINNER TO TRY AGAIN Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Amanda Robbemond

12 Jun 2018

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Futures on the line Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD, General News, Tony Raggatt

12 Jun 2018

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GAMES COMPO CALL Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Paul Weston

12 Jun 2018

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HIDDEN JEWEL Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Ryan Keen

12 Jun 2018

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Sunshine Coast airport worst for delays Courier Mail, Brisbane, General News, Talisa Eley

12 Jun 2018

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Soaring coal price, outlook boost prospects for Carmichael mine Australian Financial Review, Australia, General News, Peter Ker

12 Jun 2018

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Airport opens at the Creek North West Star, Mount Isa QLD, General News, Derek Barry

12 Jun 2018

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NOT SELLING OUT BEACHES Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News

12 Jun 2018

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World class beach bars to take GC 'next level' Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Ryan Keen

12 Jun 2018

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New data from comparison website Finder suggests there are significant issues with flight ... Zinc FM Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, 09:00 News, Newsreader

11 Jun 2018 9:00 AM

Duration: 0 min 19 secs • ASR AUD 102 • QLD • Australia • Report Builder • ID: X00074933651 New data from comparison website Finder suggests there are significant issues with flight delays at Sunshine Coast Airport, saying nearly one in three of all domestic flights were delayed at the local airport. Hobart and Gold Coast Airports have taken the second and third spots respectively. Audience N/A All, N/A MALE 16+, N/A FEMALE 16+ Also broadcast from the following 1 station Hot FM 91.1 (Sunshine Coast)

More than 100,000 people have attended a music culture and arts festival on the Gold ... ABC Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, 07:30 News, Newsreader

11 Jun 2018 7:33 AM

Duration: 0 min 31 secs • ASR AUD 143 • QLD • Australia • Report Builder • ID: X00074934341 More than 100,000 people have attended a music culture and arts festival on the Gold Coast called the Cooly Rocks On Festival. Organiser Peter Doggett says a sunny weekend attracted a record crowd. Audience 7,700 All, 4,000 MALE 16+, 3,700 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Peter Doggett, Organiser, Cooly Rocks On Festival

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FIRST GC MARATHON WINNER TO TRY AGAIN AMANDA ROBBEMOND amanda.robbemond@news.com.au

THE winner of the Gold Coast Marathon’s first ever event is returning to the Glitter Strip for another crack at the gruelling race. Melbourne man Eric Sigmont won the first Gold Coast Marathon in 1979 and will fly up at the end of this month to compete once more — 40 years later. Now 69, the running fanatic admits he is under no illusions he will place despite continuing to train for the big event. “I’m not sure if I’m doing the full marathon (or the half),” he said. “It won’t be easy. It will be pretty hard for me to do it. If I ran (the full marathon), it would be to finish it. But I’m looking

forward to coming up.” A former student at the University of Houston under an athletic scholarship, Mr Sigmont won the first Gold Coast Marathon in 2:28:42. First prize was a free trip to Honolulu donated by QANTAS, where he placed 26th out of around 10,000 competitors at the famous Honolulu Marathon. He joined the Glenhuntly Athletic Club in 1964 alongside triple Olympic medallist Ron Clarke and later, world champion Robert de Castella. Mr Sigmont said when he ran the 1979 Gold Coast Marathon, it took him two days to drive up on the Friday and Saturday. He won the 42km race the next day. He said he still trained by

running 5km each day with his dog, playing golf twice a week and swimming three times a week. “I’d like to see Mary Murison, the first female who won the marathon,” he said. “If we could run together in one of the events that would be good.” The Gold Coast Marathon will be held on June 30 and July 1.


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Eric Sigmont, 69, will be running the Gold Coast Marathon again after winning the first event 40 years ago.

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12 Jun 2018 Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD Author: Tony Raggatt • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 16,484 • Page: 23 • Printed Size: 630.00cm² Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 3,823 • Words: 497 • Item ID: 967805103

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Futures on the line

Government dithering on freight services is hurting the North TONY RAGGATT business editor tony.raggatt@news.com.au

A MORE co-operative and respectful funding and policy arrangement is needed to overcome a “vicious cycle” of freight being moved from rail to road in North Queensland, leaders say. Also, a failure of State and Federal governments to agree on funding for Port and rail projects means they are “sitting stagnant” at a time when jobs are needed. Townsville Enterprise CEO Patricia O’Callaghan made the comments at a mining forum last week where rail users said their discussions with government to improve the use of the Mount Isa rail corridor had lost momentum after the State election. Ms O’Callaghan said issues around the Townsville to Mount Isa supply chain topped their list of priorities. Rail users were being crippled under the cost of access to rail lines, moving more and more freight onto the Bruce Highway, and also worried that further rail upgrades would add to their bills to the detriment of their operations, she said. “We are in a vicious cycle on this supply chain,” Ms O’Callaghan said. “It’s such a sad story considering we connect into one of the richest mineral provinces in the world. “It’s important we work as a community with our gov-

ernments to chart a more cooperative and respectful funding and policy arrangement around this.” The Queensland Competition Authority, the same agency causing cuts in coal haulage on the central Queensland rail network, is understood to be resisting change on the Mount Isa line. Capricorn Copper mine managing director Cal Hallion told the forum they got “very close” to resolving issues with the government before the election but then lost momentum after it. “There’s in fact some things that can be done without spending a lot of money. It just needs co-ordination from the government to improve the rail efficiency,” Mr Hallion said. In a separate issue, Ms O’Callaghan said differences in the sequencing of committed funding by State and Federal governments on two projects meant they were “sitting stagnant”. The projects are the widening of the Townsville Port shipping channel and the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor. “Every day that money remains unspent is another day lost in realising jobs and dollars that can genuinely make a difference in our community – a community that has already

experienced so much hardship,” Ms O’Callaghan said. The State Government has called on the Federal Government to match its $75 million funding to the Port channel, while Canberra says it is assessing the business cases of the channel widening and the Port rail line, for which it has committed $150 million but the state’s business case finds demand does not support its construction.

“There’s in fact some things that can be done without spending a lot of money. It just needs co-ordination from the Government to improve the rail efficiency.” CAPRICORN COPPER MINE MANAGING DIRECTOR CAL HALLION

Patricia O'Callaghan.


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PIVOTAL: An aerial view of the Townsville Port showing the shipping channel and its Port expansion area.

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12 Jun 2018 Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD Author: Paul Weston • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 21,468 • Page: 1 • Printed Size: 284.00cm² Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 1,811 • Words: 481 • Item ID: 967812852

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GAMES COMPO CALL GOLD Coast small businesses want the State Government to conduct a review and provide compensation to traders who suffered during the Commonwealth Games. In a letter to Games Min-

ister Kate Jones, co-owner of NightQuarter in Helensvale Michelle Christoe said her income during the Games was down by two thirds while expenses doubled. PAUL WESTON REPORTS P3

Firms call for Games review PAUL WESTON

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GOLD Coast small businesses want the State Government to conduct a review and provide compensation to traders who suffered during the Commonwealth Games.

NightQuarter at Helensvale, which employs 600 people and more than 100 small businesses, said trade reached 10-20 per cent of what was promised during the city’s biggest-ever event. In a letter to Games Minister Kate Jones, Night-

Quarter co-owner Michelle Christoe said GOLDOC encouraged the entertainment precinct to be part of Festival 2018, for which it delivered 75 events. GOLDOC had forecast that 1.55 million people would pass through the Hel-

ensvale transport hub, providing 15,770 in bus queues and 2000 moving from heavy to light rail daily, Ms Christoe wrote. But the transport scare campaign turned people away and NightQuarter found:  Users had to return to


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park’n’ ride locations within an hour of their event;  Day-trippers from Brisbane and northern NSW dropped from 19 per cent to one per cent of business;  Five stallholders left permanently and 20 closed during the Games;  Small businesses which would sell $9000 a day were below $700. “Our income during this time was one-third of our usual takings and our expenses doubled,” Ms Christoe wrote. Small businesses want the federal and state governments conduct a review and “provide some relief to small business on the Gold Coast”. “We have since been quieter than normal trading and definitely not the economic boost that was promised,” Ms Christoe wrote. “We thought there would be a campaign to offset what had happened, to offset the scare campaign.” Bonney MP Sam O’Connor said at least $1 million in contingency funds had been “returned” to the Government and should be used to help small business. “This money has been budgeted by the State Government as part of the funding provided to ensure the Games were a success. It is already committed to the Gold Coast,” he wrote to Ms Jones. Ms Jones plans to reply to both letters as the government determines how to best use the contingency funds. Acting Games Minister Leeanne Enoch last night told the Bulletin: “We’ll give priority to initiatives that deliver the greatest legacy outcomes for Gold Coasters. “A post-Games evaluation report is on track to be published in 2019. A final evaluation report is also expected in 2023. The post-

Games report will include detail about the benefits of initiatives like Festival 2018, the GC2018 Reconciliation Action Plan and the sports asset legacy program. “It will also include detailed economic, trade and tourism benefits as well as an analysis of how Games venues have been utilised.”

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12 Jun 2018 Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD Author: Ryan Keen • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 21,468 • Page: 1 • Printed Size: 2257.00cm² Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 14,396 • Words: 660 • Item ID: 967812867

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NEW owners of the $1 billion Surfers Paradise oceanfront Jewel towers have revealed their stunning plan to create a beach-edge oasis that will for the first time connect a hotel property seamlessly to the city’s coastline. The release of the images showing bars, restaurants and pools sitting on the foreshore comes as momentum builds for the Gold Coast to enhance its beachside offering with more than umbrellas, buckets and spades. RYAN KEEN REPORTS P4-5


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Jewel takes it to edge RYAN KEEN OWNERS of the $1 billion Jewel towers project have given a first peek at its stunning beach-edge bar, dining and swimming pools precinct. New artist impressions showcase a centrepiece food and beverage offering at the triple tower site, designed to feel like a seamless extension right up to Surfers Paradise beach. Some city leaders want to trial commercialisation of pockets of the Gold Coast beachfront with high-end drinking and dining hubs, but Jewel’s plans are already set to do just that. New project owners, Yuhu Group Australia, yesterday released the artist impressions of the alfresco amenities showing gardens, terraces, a pool net-

work, dining and retail. A Jewel spokesman clarified any commercial activity would be contained on its project site up to the beach edge but not spilling over on to the sand itself. All bars and restaurants would be open to the general public for “everyone to enjoy”. “The pools and gym are for our guests and residents only at this stage but that is adjustable depending on demand, and what the community and visitors call for,” the spokesperson said. Among Jewel’s beach-edge amenities will be:  An expansive beach-facing outdoor resort pool with swim-up bar;  A spacious all-day dining hall with a wide range of cuisine within clear view of the water;

 An outdoor dining, seating and lounge areas with lush poolside gardens;  An expansive lobby bar plus feature bar with an area of 450-plus square metres;  A 700sq m ballroom for up to 800 people with three-storey-high ceiling on the beachfront, overlooking the ocean;  Indoor pool with gym, health and wellness centre;  Up-market retail spaces. Yuhu Group Australia director Jimmy Huang said Jewel project was the first major beachfront resort on the Gold Coast in more than 30 years: “We want the Jewel to take people’s breath away.” Jewel’s on-site amenities extending to the edge of the beach aimed to take full advantage of a superb location, he said.

“The Jewel will offer a spectacular outlook over the ocean and our expansive pool area, gardens, outdoor terraces, bars and all-day dining spaces are designed to feel like a seamless extension of the beach,” he said. Mr Huang said beach-facing amenities made perfect sense in beautiful coastal locations as people felt happy when they could see the sand and water while taking in the sea breeze. He said Jewel would offer residents, hotel guests and visitors easy beach access. “We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to deliver something very special for the Gold Coast beachfront and we think people will be delighted with the end result,” he said. Mr Huang last week visited the Surfers Paradise with his


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father and Yuhu Group chairman Xiangmo Huang, revealing they planned reconfiguring the project communal areas to increase space for bars, shops, waterfront gym and pools. At the time, Jimmy Huang said they aimed to attract world-class retailers plus install a spa and wellness centre hoping to create a hub “that draws people in, somewhere they will love spending their time”. Jewel towers are expected to reach maximum construction height of 40, 46 and 34 by August. The project, which has sold 40 per cent of its luxury apartments, has a completion date targeted for mid-2019.

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New artist impressions showing the foreshore at the $1 billion Jewel project in Surfers Paradise with (clockwise from main) dining, garden terrace, lobby bar and amenity pools.

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12 Jun 2018 Courier Mail, Brisbane Author: Talisa Eley • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Capital City Daily • Audience : 135,007 • Page: 8 • Printed Size: 80.00cm² Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 1,405 • Words: 172 • Item ID: 967727618

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Sunshine Coast airport worst for delays

TALISA ELEY

SUNSHINE Coast Airport has topped a list of the worst airports in Australia, revealing almost one in every three flights were delayed last year. Comparison site Finder analysed 2017 data from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics landing four Queensland airports in the 10 worst airports around the country. Hobart earned the gong as

the second-most unreliable airport with 26.7 per cent of flights delayed, while the Gold Coast came in third place with 24.4 per cent. Other Queensland airports named and shamed were Mackay in 10th place and Rockhampton Airport, which climbed 13 spots since 2016 to reach No.5. More than 21,000 domestic flights were cancelled across

the country last year, with a quarter coming solely from

Sydney Airport. The major transport hub saw an average of seven delayed flights per hour throughout the year. Bessie Hassan from Finder said the cost of delays could add up for travellers. “Even for a domestic trip, a significant delay can put an inconvenienced traveller hundreds of dollars out of pocket.”


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Soaring coal price, outlook boost prospects for Carmichael mine Peter Ker Adani's controversial Carmichael mine would be viable at current thermal coal prices, analysts say, as the Indian company pushes on with efforts to secure federal approvals to extract billions of litres of water from Queensland's Galilee Basin. Adani has remained committed to building the Carmichael project despite numerous delays, fierce opposition from environmentalists and despite missing a self-imposed March 31 deadline to secure the funding required to build the $6.7 billion first stage of the mine. The financing struggle comes, ironically, as thermal coal prices trade at six-year highs and as analysts at JPMorgan raised their longterm thermal coal price forecast by 15 per cent JPMorgan had previously expected thermal coal, which was fetching $US112 a tonne in recent days, to fetch $US67 a tonne long term but raised that to $US77 in recent days. While coal's role in power generation is falling in many developed economies, JPMorgan said growth in demand from south-east Asian nations and reduced exports from Indonesia (currently the world's biggest thermal coal exporter) would create prices that would act as an incentive to open up the Galilee Basin. "Growth in coal-fired power generation through Asia is likely to support an additional 100 million tonnes per annum of seaborne demand by 2035. We therefore believe thermal coal prices will need to be strong for a sustained period, in order to incentivise the development of new coal basins such as the Galilee," JPMorgan analyst Lyndon Fagan said in a note. Acknowledging its estimates

Adani's Australian bossjeyakumar Janakaraj has vowed to continue trying to develop the Carmichael mine in Queensland, PHOTO: BEN RUSHTON

were undermined by Adani's lack of disclosure around the project, JPMorgan said Carmichael would need coal prices to average around $US84 a tonne to generate a 15 per cent rate of return.

Australia will need to maintain current export rates to meet demand. JPMorgan analysts

That assumption was built on the notion that Carmichael's high-ash coal sold at a 10 per cent discount to the benchmark Newcastle thermal coal price. "Under a long-term scenario of lower Chinese imports, lower Indonesian exports, and higher demand from other Asian economies, we believe it is reasonable to expect Australia will at the very

least need to maintain current export rates to meet demand. This means that mine depletion from existing assets will need to be replaced," JPMorgan said. "In our view this is likely to require a new coal basin to be opened up, such as the Galilee Basin." The opening up of new coal basins is contentious in both the political and financial sectors, with Westpac declaring last year it would not fund mines in new coal basins. Adani is not the only miner with ambitions for the Galilee Basin, with TerraCom, AMCI and companies linked to Clive Palmer having exposure to tenements in the region. Tim Buckley, an energy finance analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, said the long-term coal price was more relevant to Carmichael's viability than current spot prices. "The current spot price is much higher than the likely long-term price they would receive over the next 30 years if they built the project," he said. Mr Buckley said he believed a bigger price discount would be applied to coal from Carmichael. "My estimate is that Adani's highash product would fetch about 30 per cent less than the benchmark Newcastle coal price," he said. In recent days Adani has sought approval from the federal Environment Department to expand a 2.2-billion litre water dam near the Suttor River to 10 billion litres as part of its plan to build a water scheme to supply Carmichael and any other future mines in the region. The Queensland government has already given Adani a water licence to extract 12.5 billion litres a year from the broader Suttor River catchment, known as the Burdekin Basin.


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Airport opens at the Creek

BY DEREK BARRY

THE upgraded $2.2m Julia Creek Airport has officially reopened, providing an all-weather runway to ensure reliable year-round access to the community. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the federal Government committed $1.17m to the project under its Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. “The Federal Government is committed to upgrading remote airstrips to ensure safe year-round access to communities and delivery of essential goods and services and this is a great example of this investment delivering for McKinlay Shire,” Mr McCormack said. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the upgrade ensured Julia Creek had a safe, usable airport in all-weather situations. “The old runway was ex-

periencing ponding issues which made it unsafe during wet weather. This made responding to critical incidents very difficult, especially when these incidents have occurred on other infrastructure networks, such as road or rail,” Mr Dick said. “Thanks to $500,000 from Building our Regions, essential upgrades have been made to the runway to ensure it meets Civil Aviation Safety Authority standards.” Senator for Queensland Ian Macdonald officially reopened the upgraded runway, which features a stabilised surface and improved drainage. “The recent Federal Budget has committed $28.3m to extend funding for works under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program that strengthen local economies,” Senator Macdonald said. Member for Townsville Scott Stewart was also at the runway’s official reopening. “This is big news for the Julia Creek community,

with an instant pay-off in terms of delivery of essential goods and services including healthcare, fresh food and mail,” Mr Stewart said. McKinlay Shire Mayor Belinda Murphy said the Australian and Queensland governments’ financial support of the project was a great example of different levels of government working together for the benefit of local communities. “The support of our funding partners was integral in delivering this upgrade, which included resurfacing and sealing of the runway pavement, reinstatement of line markings, drainage works to protect the new runway and the replacement of navigation lights,” Cr Murphy said.


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NOT SELLING OUT BEACHES COMMERCIALISING the beaches. It is one of those phrases which polarises immediately — like cruise ship terminal, or proposed Spit development or a Meter Maids bar. Today’s Bulletin sees city leaders in politics, tourism and hospitality delving back into the debate about whether to “commercialise the beaches”. But what is key here is a need to be very clear about what we are actually talking about. One thing this is not about is selling out the beaches. It seems clear, from the comments published today that debate has evolved significantly from musing about ice-cream carts, food trucks and Meter Maid food deliveries for sunbathers to considering high-end bar and restaurant offerings on the foreshore. When we talk about “commercialising the beaches” that is in fact not right at all. What it actually is — and this is crucial if such an idea is to have any chance of being explored and realised — is “commercialising the beachfront”. It is not about hospitality and stalls plonked on the sand. This is about worldclass alfresco offerings on the foreshore, right up to the beach edge but not over it. Gold Coast entrepreneur Billy Cross, who has plenty of experience with pulling off festivals and concerts on the sand for Schoolies and the looming SandTunes event in Coolangatta, makes it clear foreshore venues are the obvious way to go. He’s talking sense — the potential of beach-edge hospitality hubs overlooking the ocean is enormous if done right. It is not a new idea and it is one tailor-made for this city with its stunning 42km of coastline and reliable, outstanding weather. Destinations overseas do it impressively, enhancing the beach experience without in any way spoiling it. Think Waikiki in Hawaii, Mykonos, St Tropez, Sardinia. Mr Cross knows firsthand how well it can work — he’s just about done them all. As he says today, a serious conversation

about tourism must look at embracing beachfront hospitality operations as a way of taking the Gold Coast experience to the “next level”. The political will at the top is there — Mayor Tom Tate has long been a fan of a trial — whilst Destination Gold Coast chair Paul Donovan agrees done in a style “befitting the destination”, it will be a winner. Conditions and licences would need to be strict. But there is no doubt this city, which has evolved its cafe and dining scene enormously and in a great way the past few years, has the operators who can pull off the world-class venues to make it work. Coincidentally, the timing today of the new owners of the $1 billion Jewel triple towers project revealing their beach-edge bar, dining and pool areas literally shows this city the way. Jewel artist impressions right up to but not spilling on to the sand at Surfers Paradise conjure up stunning visions of what commercialising the beach edge can mean. As said by Jimmy Huang — director of Jewel’s ownership company Yuhu Group Australia — the aim is for it to take your breath away. And that’s exactly what our coastline does already — so let’s use that even further to our advantage.

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World class beach bars to take GC ‘next level’

RYAN KEEN

ryan.keen@news.com.au

GO C l l tourism GOLD Coast political, and hospitality leaders believe commercialising pockets of city beachfront with worldclass food and beverage will take the destination to the “next level”. The debate about whether to allow businesses to set up hubs on certain stretches of the city’s 42 kilometres of beaches has been bouncing around for years. But those in favour of giving it a go all say it must be done at the edge of the beachfront — not physically on the sand — and a threshold set for high-end drinking and dining options. In the lead up to the 2016 election, Mayor Tom Tate said he was a fan of the idea. It would add value to the tourism

offering and should be trialled in Burleigh first and rolled out from there. Asked where he stood now, Cr Tate said he remained a fan and called for a trial this coming summer. “It’s about balance,” he said. “We don’t want to lose what we are famous for but at the same time, we need to keep pace with what other world tourism cities such as Miami and Rio de Janeiro are doing. “My vision is about a shared beach experience. That means 95 per cent of the beach foreshore could remain as it is — unimpeded for people to relax and enjoy, while a small gazetted area may have a commercial aspect such as a sunset bar, cocktails, controlled music and classy food. “A great area to trial this would be the beach adjacent Sheraton Mirage. This is away

from the bustling areas of Surfers and Broadbeach and could give us some valuable data as to what works, and what doesn’t.” Star Entertainment Group owns the Sheraton Mirage property and CEO Matt Bekier has previously expressed interest in setting up a beach club out front of the hotel. Cr Tate said: “I’d be willing to talk to the Sheraton owners regarding a trial. My view is, let’s have the trial over the upcoming 2018-19 summer.” In a column today for the Bulletin’s Golden Age campaign, Gold Coast entrepreneur and Star’s Nineteen rooftop bar partner Billy Cross said it needed to be clarified that beach commercialisation meant at the edge on the foreshore not on the sand and he envisaged world-class restaur-


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ant and bar hubs. “If we are seriously talking about tourism then we have to go to the next level with this,” said Mr Cross (see column below). Destination Gold Coast chairman Paul Donovan said: “I want it to be done in a style that is befitting the destination — more up-market. This is not about having an umbrella set up with an ice cream thing underneath. It’s about protecting the beaches because they are one of the key assets of the city.” Mr Donovan said he believed it was inevitable: “It is the future and it will be recognised and accepted. “Sometimes the thing that puts people off is because they think ‘Oh, commercialisation of the beaches, it’s a hamburger and throwing the paper down or an ice cream thing under an umbrella. That’s not what these people are looking at. “It has to be done in a very professional up-market way so people can go there, have breakfast, wander down to the beach, get an umbrella, layback chairs. But it’s got to be done in a way that’s befitting the destination.” Asked about Sheraton Mirage, Mr Bekier said for now Star “has its focus on our masterplan for the Gold Coast”. But there were plenty of examples of global cities or regions using “beachfront commercialisation to drive increased visitation through experiences unique to those areas”. “Mykonos and the south of France are known globally for their longstanding, authentic offerings while in Australia there are other states becoming active in beachfront developments,” Mr Bekier said. “Gold Coast has arguably the finest beaches in the world so the potential is clear.” Cr Tate added: “It is about diversifying our tourism offerings.

We cannot take for granted the 13.1 million annual visitors. They all have choices and we need to renew and refresh our city’s offerings constantly.” Gold Coast-based Federal Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo is a fan of trialling it but said “ultimately it is a council decision”. “My view is we would be better piloting it in one small area that could work well. Let them trial it in a small area in front of the hotel, a kind of premium experience people use in a destination like Hawaii and Europe.” BULLETIN’S VIEW, P14

We cannot take for granted the 13.1 million annual visitors. They all have choices and we need to renew and refresh our city’s offerings constantly MAYOR TOM TATE

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