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Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline creates 680 jobs The North West Star by Derek Barry

14 Feb 2018 9:14 AM

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Townsville hosts a number of high profile endurance events Townsville Bulletin by Bettina Warburton

14 Feb 2018 1:00 AM

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EPIC FAIL Stunning Games ticket bungle Courier Mail, Brisbane, Edition Changes - Metro, Ryan Keen

14 Feb 2018

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Disruption likely to affect airport growth Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, Business News, Dene Mackenzie

14 Feb 2018

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Airport's festive Games welcome Gold Coast Sun - Central, Gold Coast QLD, General News

14 Feb 2018

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Drone exam is a smart idea Courier Mail, Brisbane, Editorials

14 Feb 2018

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Queensland mining towns bouncing back Australian Financial Review, Australia, General News, Mark Ludlow

14 Feb 2018

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Far North lifesavers are bracing for an influx of tourists at local beaches from this week ... Southern Cross Cairns, Cairns, Nine News Far North Queensland, Samantha Heathwood and Jonathan Uptin 13 Feb 2018 6:02 PM Duration: 1 min 37 secs • ASR AUD 484 • QLD • Australia • Other Tourism Industry News Radio & TV • ID: X00073589504 Far North lifesavers are bracing for an influx of tourists at local beaches from this week for Chinese New Year celebration. Drones have arrived in Cairns to help monitor local waterways after a trial late last year. The trial was launched to help spot crocodiles amid a sighting spike. Six lifeguards now have the skills to use the eye in the sky year round. Extra lifeguards will be on hand in Green Island over the celebration after it was named by Surf Life Saving Queensland as the most dangerous beach in 2017. Audience 8,000 All, 3,000 MALE 16+, 4,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Jay March, Surf Life Saving supervisor |Tim Wilson, Senior lifeguard Vision Westpac

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Hamish Griffin, a Cloncurry resident, says exorbitant flight prices have forced him to ... ABC Western Queensland, Longreach, 12:00 News, Newsreader

13 Feb 2018 12:01 PM

Duration: 0 min 58 secs • ASR AUD 238 • QLD • Australia • Townsville Airport Radio & TV • ID: X00073583088 Hamish Griffin, a Cloncurry resident, says exorbitant flight prices have forced him to consider running his own charter flight service for the community. Griffin says it's cheaper to fly his wife and son overseas from Sydney that it is to fly from Cloncurry to Townsville. Griffin says a return charter flight from Cloncurry to Townsville would cost about $26,000 producing a fare of $260 if 100 tickets were sold. Griffin hopes it'll pressure Qantas to lower its prices. It comes amid a Senate inquiry into the operation, regulation, and funding of air services in rural and regional communities. Audience N/A All, N/A MALE 16+, N/A FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Hamish Griffin, a Cloncurry resident Also broadcast from the following 1 station ABC North West Qld (Mt Isa)

GOLD COAST TO HOST CORROBOREE ASIA 2018 Media Releases, , News

13 Feb 2018

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Feedback on airport hotel plan Tweed Valley Weekly, Murwillumbah NSW, General News

08 Feb 2018

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14 Feb 2018 Courier Mail, Brisbane Author: Ryan Keen • Section: Edition Changes - Metro • Article Type: News Item Classification: Capital City Daily • Audience : 135,007 • Page: 1 Printed size: 164.00cm² • Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 2,880 words: 327 • Item ID: 912103931 Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

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EPIC FAIL Stun RYAN KEEN RED-FACED Commonwealth Games bosses were last night scrambling to deal with a stunning fiasco which saw thousands of opening cer-

emony tickets printed with the wrong day and passes to several sport sessions feature the wrong time. Late yesterday organisers of the Gold Coast spectacle issued an extraordinary re-

minder to ticketholders of when the April 4 opening ceremony will take place, after Ticketek sent out 14,000 passes incorrectly listing the day of the showpiece as a Thursday instead of Wednesday.

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A Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organising committee (GOLDOC) statement last night said the 14,000 opening ceremony tickets sent out so far were still valid and would not be reprinted. “GOLDOC wants to reassure ticketholders their current ticket is valid and will gain them entry to the Opening Ceremony,” the statement said. However, those wanting a “replica” ticket with the correct day on it as a keepsake could request one after the April 4 ceremony to “avoid any confusion with their current ticket”. “GOLDOC have sought assurances from Ticketek there are no further issues in relation to the Opening Ceremony or any other tickets. “Ticketek are working through the night to review all ticketing data to provide this assurance.”

Games organising committee CEO Mark Peters hastily called media to HQ to confirm the 14,000 opening ceremony tickets issued so far had the correct date (April 4) but wrong day on them. At the time of the press conference, Mr Peters said he was not aware of any other ticketing blunders and the mistake had “emanated” from Ticketek’s end. However a Ticketek spokesperson conceded the further blunders last night: “Several hundred tickets to a weightlifting session, a table tennis session and the triathlon on 7 April were printed with an incorrect session time.”

Hundreds of tickets to a weightlifting and a table tennis session and the triathlon on April 7 also went out with wrong times on them, The Courier-Mail can reveal. CONTINUED P2


14 Feb 2018 Otago Daily Times, Dunedin Author: Dene Mackenzie • Section: Business News • Article Type: News Item Classification: Metro • Audience : 32,696 • Page: 14 • Printed size: 235.00cm² Market: NZ • Country: New Zealand • ASR: AUD 519 • words: 350 • Item ID: 912110131 PMCA licensed copy. You may not further copy, reproduce, record, retransmit, sell, publish, distribute, share or store this information without the prior written consent of the Print Media Copyright Agency. Phone +64-4-4984487 or email info@pmca.co.nz for further information.

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Disruption likely to affect airport growth | DENE MACKENZIE

AUCKLAND International Airport is expected to report its lowest level of earnings per share (EPS) growth in more than seven years when it reports its first-half results on Friday. Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird said yesterday construction disruption would feature in passenger spend rates, as the expanded duty free and specially store areas traded only from early December. ARI, one of the duty free concessions, commented sales had climbed by about 30% since the store fully opened. The second half of the financial year was likely to show a marked improvement in retail income per passenger, she said. Auckland Airports price reset assumptions implied international passenger growth of about 6% for the 2018 financial year. In the first half, inter-

model is predominantly driven by international passengers, who are valuable, given their high level of spending on duty free retail from which the airport generates concession income. "It is in the company's interest and its retail concessionaires', to optimise passenger spending." The current outbound retail expansion should support medium-term retail income growth but near-term disruption was expected, Ms Kinnaird said. The lumpy nature of the upcoming capital expenditure and its commissioning meant there was an increased margin

for error in forecasting both depreciation and interest costs. Both would increase materially over the next few years. Management was likely to provide further details, timing and net cash proceeds, of the impending disposal of a 24.55% stake in North Queensland Airports. It might provide updated commentary on its funding needs, she said. Auckland Airport also has a stake in Queenstown Airport. Key risks included an economic downturn. Growth in the numbers of New Zealanders travelling offshore was closely correlated with domestic consumer confidence.

national passenger numbers, excluding transit passengers, were up 5.8%. In light of slowing growth through the second half of the year, given capacity withdrawals, Forsyth Barr now saw a risk to its 5% forecast for the full-year. "Auckland Airport's business Passenger spending . . . The second half of the financial year is expected to show an improvement in retail income per passenger for Auckland Airport. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES


14 Feb 2018 Gold Coast Sun - Central, Gold Coast QLD Section: General News • Article Type: News Item • Classification: Regional Audience : 181,273 • Page: 28 • Printed size: 206.00cm² • Market: QLD Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 844 • words: 180 • Item ID: 911698939

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Airport’s festive Games welcome COMMONWEALTH Games athletes, officials and spectators will be treated to a vibrant spectacle of Aussie sound and colour as they arrive in and leave the city. Thousands of visitors will be welcomed at the Gold Coast Airport with pop-up theatre, live music, wildlife presentations, indigenous performances and stilt walkers. “During our peak arrivals and departures periods during the Games, the number of passengers will be similar to Christmas and New Year, so our entertainment and activations are our way of enhancing the experience for passengers,” the airport’s chief operating officer Marion Charlton said. Performers will include Michael Eotvos, Sarah Archer, Chris Hutchison and Games mascot Borobi. Bleach Festival has incorporated an airportexclusive production, The Welcome Party, in its program,

Anthony Cora, Luther Cora, Jay Thompson and Freja Parkinson will welcome visitors to the Gold Coast during the Commonwealth Games.

which will run in tandem with the Games, while Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will show

off native animals. Parking had been extended for passengers of up to four additional dom-

estic aircraft. Games athletes, officials and media will get a purpose-built lounge.


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EDITORIAL DRONES have rapidly moved from the realms of science fiction to being an almost prosaic presence in our skies. These remote-controlled vehicles though are just that – vehicles – the difference being that unlike other, piloted aircraft, the person in control needs nothing in the way of licensing or training before taking to the skies. The proliferation of these aircraft has also brought with it a rise in risky use, with the Civil Aviation Authority reporting that last year it issued a record 32 fines and hundreds of written warning notices for flying the devices in

a dangerous manner. In this regard, it is welcome to see leading drone manufacturer DJI partner with CASA to develop a compulsory safety exam that drone owners must complete before launching their machines. This is a sensible move that it is hoped would be followed by other drone companies. This is not the stuff of nanny state regulation. Conversely, if it results in more informed drone users being aware of, and obeying, the rules, it lessens the likelihood of other more onerous regulation, such as licensing schemes.

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14 Feb 2018 Australian Financial Review, Australia Author: Mark Ludlow • Section: General News • Article Type: News Item Classification: National • Audience : 44,635 • Page: 7 • Printed size: 392.00cm² Market: National • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 7,929 • words: 659 Item ID: 912075571 Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

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Queensland mining towns bouncing back Mark I ud low Moranbah - the mining town in central Queensland at the heart of the last mining boom - is making a comeback. While southern investors lost a truckload of money in the town when the bottom fell out of the property market after the end of the boom, the upturn in the coal price and renewed activity in the resources sector has seen property prices in Moranbah surge 22 per cent in the past 12 months. But in 2018 it's mostly locals buying into the market trying to gain a foothold before the next boom gains traction. The median value of a house in Moranbah in December last year was $215,083, according to figures from CoreLogic. This is less than half of the median value from 2012 ($566,963), but the 92 houses sold in the same month show the market is starting to move again. In the wider Isaac Regional Council region - which includes other mining towns such as Dysart, Claremont, Nebo and Coppabella - there was more modest growth of 6.8 per cent to a median value of $221,677. Locals in the Bowen Basin are quick to talk down another coal boom, but say the burst of activity has been welcomed in a region that had been hanging its economic recovery on Adani's controversial $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine, a few hundred kilometres to the west. "The downturn is well and truly finished and we are back on track," Mackay Regional Council mayor Greg Williamson told The Australian Financial Review.

"This is a community which has seen it all before, albeit the last boom which was unbelievably high which made the drop off more painful. But we have recovered now. This is growth we can handle. The big dollars are still being paid in the mines but it's nowhere near like it was." Mr Williams said Mackay - which serves as a mining services town for the Bowen and Surat basins - was experiencing a surge in economic activity as mining companies increased production and hired more workers. Moranbah real estate agent Bella Exposito said while house prices were moving in the right direction in the mining town, 210 kilometres southwest of Mackay, no one was getting too excited. She is selling only about three houses a month, when during the height of the last boom she could clear 10 houses a week. "There is definitely more action in town, you can see that driving from Mackay to Moranbah," Ms Exposito said. "But the prices are still on the low side. It is coming back again but never to what it was because we still have lots of supply." Whereas Ms Exposito was swamped by southern investors in 2011 wanting to invest in Moranbah, she said she had received only one call from a potential investor in the past 12 months. The buyers snapping up bargains in the current market are young locals moving back to gain a foothold in the market "It's not investor purchasing, it's the local community coming back. They are probably worried that when it

booms again [they won't be able to afford it] but it will never be the same as 2011," she said. The economic pain of the last mining boom was still being felt according to Ms Exposito, with an auction from a bank repossession being held on Saturday. She said decent three and four bedroom houses less than three years old could be snapped up for $280,000 to $300,000. Mr Williamson said Mackay Regional Council's rate base was growing and rental vacancy rates are now down to 2.8 per cent from 10 per cent The stream of workers flying up from Brisbane has also increased.

The only way is up Property price recovery Median house value (S)

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215,083

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332,351

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Property prices in Moranbah in central Queensland have surged 22 per cent in a year. PHOTO: GLENN HUNT

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THE HON STEVEN CIOBO MP Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment MEDIA RELEASE GOLD COAST TO HOST CORROBOREE ASIA 2018 13 February 2018 I am pleased to announce the Gold Coast will host Tourism $XVWUDOLDÂśV&RUURERUHH$VLD event. This is the first time the Gold Coast has hosted the biennial trade event, which brings together more than 100 Australian tourism operators to meet with around 300 qualified Aussie Specialist agents from priority Asian markets, including Greater China, Japan, Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Qualified Aussie Specialists are all frontline travel sellers who work with the Australian tourism industry and routinely sell Australian tourism product within their markets. Hosted in partnership with Gold Coast Tourism and Tourism and Events Queensland, the event will take place from 26 to 31 August 2018 and will be followed by five-day familiarisation trips around the country. &RUURERUHH$VLDLV7RXULVP$XVWUDOLDÂśVOHDGLQJDJHQWWUDLQLQJHYHQWSURYLGLQJD business, educational and social environment for agents who will have the opportunity to experience a range of travel experiences on offer on the Gold Coast and across Australia. This helps to encourage agents to become true advocates of Australia and sell our country with confidence. Strong international visitor numbers and growth in spend reflects a continued demand among travellers for Australian tourism experiences. In the 12 months to September 2017, Australia welcomed 8 million international visitors who spent over $41 billion. The Gold Coast saw a 4.2 per cent growth in international visitation to a record 1.1 million over the same period. The inaugural Corroboree Asia held in 2016 in Perth resulted in a 98 per cent satisfaction rate among agents, with 100 per cent of them saying the event increased their ability to sell Australia.


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The Turnbull Coalition Government recognises tourism as a major pillar of the Australian HFRQRP\DQGDFFRXQWVIRUDVLJQLILFDQWSRUWLRQRI$XVWUDOLDQMREVWKDW¶V why we are providing record funding to Tourism Australia. MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Dillaway: 0409 598 102 | Valeria Cheglov: 0438 494 351


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Feedback on airport hotel plan TWEED SHIRE residents are invited to have their say on plans to develop a $50 million Rydges branded hotel at the Gold Coast Airport (GCA). A Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan (PDMP) was released this week and maps out the proposed construction of the hotel, comprising of up to 200 rooms, meeting/conference facilities, a rooftop bar, resort-style swimming pool and a restaurant. The hotel is planned to be constructed within the Gold Coast Airport precinct, near Airport Terminal 1 and the Southern Terminal Expansion as part of Project LIFT, and if approved construction is planned to commence in September this year. According to the PDMP the building is expected to be between five and eight storeys although most likely seven. GCA Chief Operating Officer Maripn Charlton said she was excited about the major project, which she said would enhance the appeal of the airport as a destination. "We wanted to develop an iconic hotel that improved convenience and amenity for passengers and visitors to the local region," she said. Queensland Airports Limited Executive General Manager Property and Infrastructure Carl Bruhn said the organisation had several projects underway on the southern Gold Coast and in northern NSW. "Our long-term property strategy aims to develop land on airport and our external sites, to cater for growth over the next 20 years," he said. "Master planning on both the former Border Park Raceway site and Wollemi Place is progressing and we are exploring the most suitable land uses." Prominent developer and experienced hotel operator John 'Foxy' Robinson, who is leading the hotel development, said

Artist's impression of Gold Coast Airport Hotel

he believes it will be amongst the most successful airport hotels in Australia. "The hotel project at Gold Coast Airport is especially exciting because of its unique location," he said. "Although this is my first commercial investment on the Gold Coast, I have built several airport hotels and accommodation venues, and I'm confident it will be the most successful airport related project I've developed to date." Stakeholders and community members are invited to make submissions about the PDMDP via the online submission form on the GCA website or in writing to the Chief Operating Officer, PO Box 112, Coolangatta QLD4225. Public consultation closes 5pm Friday, May 4. After the 60 business-day public consultation period, submissions received from stakeholders and the community will be incorporated into a revised Draft MDP and submitted to the Federal Government for consideration.

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