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The Gold Coast Airport could soon be an impressive three-level structure to rival ... hit90.9 Gold Coast, Gold Coast, 06:00 News, Newsreader

14 Jun 2018 5:59 AM

Duration: 0 min 22 secs • ASR AUD 120 • QLD • Australia • Report Builder • ID: X00074973512 The Gold Coast Airport could soon be an impressive three-level structure to rival Brisbane's domestic terminal. Audience 17,000 All, 7,000 MALE 16+, 8,000 FEMALE 16+ Also broadcast from the following 1 station Gold FM (Gold Coast)

LET'S KEEP GC GAMES FACES ON Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Chris Mills

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SPIT PROCESS IS FARCICAL Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News

14 Jun 2018

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Support grows for new hi-tech city centre Australian Financial Review, Australia, Supplements, Nicola Mrdougall

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Wake turbulence suspected in Qantas jet's sudden dive The Australian, Australia, General News, Matthew Denholm

14 Jun 2018

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Borghetti successor faces tough challenges The Australian, Australia, Business News, Annabel Hepworth

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Meet the Jetsons Courier Mail, Brisbane, General News, Jennifer Dudley-nicholson

14 Jun 2018

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NQ bid to host flying school Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD, General News, Tony Raggatt

14 Jun 2018

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Airport has bigger and better plan Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Ryan Keen

14 Jun 2018

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Coast's learner earner Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Ryan Keen and Brianna Morris-Grant

14 Jun 2018

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Townsville’s business community says the State Budget failed the resources industry by ... Seven Townsville, Townsville, Seven Local News, Rob Brough and Joanne Desmond

13 Jun 2018 6:03 PM

Duration: 1 min 36 secs • ASR AUD 950 • QLD • Australia • Report Builder • ID: X00074971545 Townsville’s business community says the State Budget failed the resources industry by not funding the Mt Isa rail link. It’s calling on all three tiers of Government to break the stalemate and work together so the region can move forward. The rail link was the number one project on the lips of local businesses ahead of [Treasurer] Jackie Trad’s debut Budget. However, there hasn’t been any mention of a highly anticipated piece of infrastructure from the State Government. Recent ABS data shows mining has had the most growth in the past quarter than any other since 2014. Townsville Enterprise says failing to capitalise on the soaring coal price would be a big opportunity wasted. There hasn’t been any power prices relief for industries or families as well. The region has welcomed further funding for education, health workers, and a pipeline duplication in hopes it would solve the water and jobs drought. Audience 15,000 All, 5,000 MALE 16+, 8,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Dale Last, Burdekin MP|Kevin Gill, Chairman, Townsville Enterprise Vision Townsville Enterprise

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Interview with Queensland Minister for Tourism and Innovation Kate Jones. Webber ... ABC Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Drive, Matt Webber

13 Jun 2018 5:06 PM

Duration: 11 mins 6 secs • ASR AUD 1,593 • QLD • Australia • Report Builder • ID: X00074970702 Interview with Queensland Minister for Tourism and Innovation Kate Jones. Webber shares the 2018/19 State Budget has allocated funds for the tourism industry to create more jobs and attract more business. He is joined by Minister Jones to discuss the matter by starting to ask about the significance of the $94.6m funding over five years for the 'Growing Tourism, Growing Tourism Jobs' initiative which will attract new international airline and cruise ship routes to Queensland. Jones says it is on top of the money they committed at the most recent state election. She adds they have partnered with the private sector to get new flights, cruise ships and infrastructures built in Queensland. She notes from day one, the State Government has been very supportive in having a cruise ship terminal for the Gold Coast. She claims the State Development Minister has been in talks with the city's mayor about a possible location that would work. She clarifies some of the money will be used in luring cruise ship companies to Queensland because they have seen a more competitiveness around the world in the tourism area, adding several countries are becoming new destinations globally. Webber says there was no specific mention in the budget about money towards getting a dive wreck off the Gold Coast. Jones states she has received an initial advice that there would be around $30m funding for the HMAS Darwin project in contradiction to MP Stuart Robert's prediction of $10m. She mentions $36m has been allocated for the regional tourism fund and has told Mayor Tom Tate that it was created to work with other tourism bodies to deliver new tourism infrastructure. She thinks a dive site is a good idea to attract tourists but notes application must be made first. Webber shares there is still a little discontent in the business community over opportunities missed due to the Commonwealth Games. Jones says she understands that there are some businesses that did not do well during the 11-day event, but adds all the newly-built and upgraded venues on the Gold Coast are now fully-booked for the rest of the year. She mentions they have doubled the amount of time to get those venues booked, enumerating major events such as the Australian University Games, Judo National Title and Australian Cup Championship will be held in the city. She states they have also secured 47 business events for the city since the Games, which will attract around 24,000 delegates and generate about $82m for the city. She notes the Gold Coast Marathon has sold out for the first time in its history. She claims there is still a lot of good that will come to the city's economy. She gives her thoughts about the contingency funding for businesses that suffered trade losses during the Commonwealth Games. She reminds Gold Coasters that the city will be hosting the Logies this year and for the next four years. She shares her thoughts about the comments made by Peter Beattie regarding trade losses during the Commonwealth Games. Audience 4,000 All, 3,000 MALE 16+, 1,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Kate Jones, Queensland Minister for Tourism and Innovation

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LET’S KEEP GC GAMES FACES ON CHRIS MILLS QLD AIRPORTS CEO

ENHANCING customer experience was a key focus for Gold Coast Airport in the Commonwealth Games lead-up. Building a volunteer airport ambassador program was central to it and when the Games arrived, 60 were rostered to welcome and farewell passengers. First launched in 2016, it has become a long-term initiative, with ambassadors on daily to help visitors and locals. Terminal entertainment was also a highlight. Pop-up theatre, live music, stilt walkers and indigenous performers were a huge hit for the Games. We intend to keep surprising and delighting visitors to the city in this way. The customer service boost we delivered at the gateway to Australia’s tourism capital was something seen across the city in the lead-up to, during and immediately post Games. The Games Shapers volunteers were a big part, putting a smile on faces. Now the Games are over, things appear to have gone back to normal. People expect a warm welcome and top-quality experience when they visit a peak tourism city. We need to work together to ensure expectations are met.

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SPIT PROCESS IS FARCICAL A SERIOUS master plan must be developed for The Spit and Broadwater. There is no argument against that. But while on the one hand there is huge value in having all parties make their submissions, the way it has been set up and the restrictions imposed by the Palaszczuk Government have left the city to deal with something that is bordering on the farcical. With a decree that there is to be no development north of Sea World, what is left is essentially a master plan for where picnic tables are placed. When the Government shot down the ASF proposal for a $3 billion integrated resort development last year, it set up an 18-month process to create the master plan. But before the starters were even out of the blocks it had ruled out any high rise and said there would be no casino on The Spit, although a second casino licence remains up for grabs on the Gold Coast. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said at the time that terminating the ASF development was not easy “but it was the right decision’’. She said she made no apology for the decision to establish a community-led master plan process. But for true consultation, everything must be on the table. There can be no justification for setting rigid limitations if this is to be a proper process. To have it otherwise is merely to pay lip service to the notion of developing a master plan that takes into account all submissions. The city is left to wonder whether this has simply been a thought bubble by the Premier, based on pressure from green groups. It makes little sense and even those same green elements must concede it would be absurd to do nothing with The Spit. Gold Coasters agree it can’t just sit there the way it is, overgrown and underused, except by a few – and their ranks are swelled by itinerants who see it as free accommodation. No one is suggesting the serenity of the area at the Seaway should be disturbed. But there is plenty of other land area that

has been locked away with little real justification. Ms Palaszczuk has snookered any sensible proposal for a cruise ship terminal. The Bulletin has already stated its reservations about the plan for an oceanside jetty and wharf, and understands there is much evidence to suggest it is impossible to construct a facility in the Broadwater, given the costs of dredging. But as reported yesterday, there are other options that could be considered, including a plan for a $4.4 billion terminal in a sheltered cove on The Spit. Cynics might wonder at what has motivated the Government’s stance. They could ask whether there was a political motivation to secure green preferences; or if there was a strategic objective to hand Brisbane a monopoly on cruise ships.

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M A R O O C H Y D O R E CBD

Support grows for new hi-tech city centre M a n y Companies have already Signed Up tO t h e Unique project On t h e j U n s n i n t r L.Od5L, Wllltrb Nimla MrDouaall

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onstruction of the first buildings in the Sunshine Coast's new central business district will start early next year, but there is already a wave of interest from companies keen to be a part of the unique development.

The 53-hectare greenfield site lies in the heart of Maroochydore, on the Sunshine Coast, which is a region that is entering a period of growth and economic expansion. The Maroochydore CBD project is just one kilometre from the coast's worldclass beaches and 10 kilometres from the Sunshine Coast Airport, which will offer direct flights to destinations in Asia and the Pacific when a new runway opens in 2020. SunCentral Maroochydore Pty Ltd was established by the landowner. Sunshine Coast Regional Council, in 2015 to oversee design and delivery of the city centre development. SunCentral chief executive John Knaggs said approvals were in place for 150,000 square metres of commercial gross floor area, 65,000 square metres of retail gross floor area and 2000 residential apartments, with the project's core commercial precinct currently in the market. "There are productive negotiations under way for 90 per cent of the lots in that precinct and we expect to take other stages of the project to market later this

year," Mr Knaggs said. "The market is calling for scale and that's what the new Maroochydore City Centre offers as a major urban regeneration project." Plans are in the pipeline for light rail to 4link the j^8 P ^new e ^ CBD £ i i awith the key coastal BiBfa-i centres of Maroochydore and Caloundra, and for the federal government to provide funding to develop a business case for a fast rail service between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. A proposed international submarine broadband cable connecting directly to the Maroochydore City Centre site offers further potential to transform the region's economy. Mr Knaggs said more than $10 million in infrastructure had already been installed below the streets of the core commercial precinct to ensure the new CBD was one of thee most advanced in the country. "There e will be digital solutions for the tr managementt of street lighting, car parking, of street lighting, car pa water and power and signage, and all publicc in infrastructure power usage will offset by bvthe theSunshine SunshineCoast Coast Regional Reaio beeoffset Council's 15MW solar farm," he said. "We have also installed a system that will allow waste to be transported underground from residential and commercial buildings and parks and public spaces at 70km/h to a central collection area, creating Australia's first CBD without wheelie bins." The new CBD will include commercial and mixed-use buildings, residential apartments, retail outlets, a premium hotel, and convention and exhibition facilities, with 40 per cent of the site dedicated to parks, plazas and waterways. Mr Knaggs said the total construction cost of the 20-year project was estimated

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at $2.1 billion in 2015. "The new CBD is expected to create more than 15,000 permanent jobs and inject more than $4.4 billion into the local economy." It will be a wonderful asset for the region and a desirable location in which to work, live, shop and dine, and to visit, he said. "The future is certainly bright for Maroochydore as the capital city of the Sunshine Coast."¥

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Wake turbulence suspected in Qantas jet’s sudden dive EXCLUSIVE MATTHEW DENHOLM

A “terrifying” mid-air incident involving two Qantas A380 jets this week forced one of the aircraft into a 10-second “nosedive”, in which passengers held hands believing they were about to die. The plunge above the Pacific Ocean, about two hours into QF94 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, was believed to have been caused by the vortex, or “wake turbulence”, generated by another A380, QF12, which was flying from Los Angeles to Sydney and took off two minutes before QF94. Qantas did not report the incident to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, but after questions from The Australian, the safety watchdog last night sought an explanation from the airline and promised to review the response. QF94 passenger Janelle Wilson said the “three-quarters-full” plane, with a seat capacity of 484, suddenly entered a “freefall nosedive … a direct decline towards the ocean” for about 10 seconds. “It was between 1½ and two hours after we left LA and all of a sudden the plane went through a violent turbulence and then completely up-ended and we were nose-diving,” Ms Wilson told The Australian yesterday. “We were all lifted from our seats immediately and we were in a freefall. It was that feeling like when you are at the top of a rollercoaster and you’ve just gone over the edge of the peak and you start heading down. “It was an absolute sense of losing your stomach and that we were nose-diving. “The lady sitting next to me and

I screamed and held hands and just waited but thought with absolute certainty that we were going to crash. It was terrifying.” QF94, which departed Los Angeles on Sunday night, landed safely but 30 minutes late, at Melbourne at 8am on Tuesday. While Qantas said no one was injured and no damage sustained, the incident traumatised some passengers. It is the latest in a string of mid-air scares potentially linked to the wake turbulence of the giant A380s. Aviation consultant and experienced pilot Byron Bailey last night called for a review of standards that are meant to safely separate A380s from other aircraft. “It’s a serious problem — they are going to have to really think about this,” Captain Bailey said. An ATSB spokesman said: “Following our correspondence, the ATSB has made inquiries with the operator (Qantas) and they are voluntarily submitting a notification. Once received, we will review the information to determine whether any further action is required.” Qantas suggested there had been no breach of separation stan-

dards, as the two A380 aircraft were understood to be apart by 20 nautical miles and 1000 feet in altitude. “We understand that any sudden turbulence can be a jolt for passengers but aircraft are designed to handle it safely,” said Qantas fleet safety captain Debbie Slade. “As the captain explained to passengers at the time, this A380 experienced a short burst of wake turbulence from another A380 flying ahead and above it.” Ms Wilson said Qantas staff on Continued on Page 6

Wake-turbulence vortices created by a C-17 Globemaster III are shown by flares fired through the disturbance US AIRFORCE


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Qantas A380 jet in sudden dive

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the flight described it as the worst incident they had experienced on an aircraft. “Everyone was pulled up from their seats by the ferocity of it; it happened so quickly with no notice and just shocked everyone,” Ms Wilson said. “There were glasses, plates, bottles that were all smashed at the back of the plane.” Ms Wilson said that, once the plane was stabilised, the captain addressed the passengers. “He said we had been caught in a vortex due to the A380 Qantas flight on its way to Sydney ahead of us and that they were contacting air traffic control to request an alternative route,” she said. “There were three flights we knew of that were leaving from LA to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (within close proximity) and we were delayed by just under an hour, so I don’t know whether that played a part in it. “We thought ‘how do two Qantas flights get so close?’ There was a lot of anger and curiosity after we all recovered from what was clearly a terrifying incident.” Ms Wilson said it was fortunate that dinner service had just fin-

ished, with most passengers still seated and wearing seatbelts. Last year, Germany’s Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation called for an urgent review of aircraft separation standards after a near disaster when a private jet was hit by wake turbulence from a Sydney-bound Emirates A380 above the Arabian Sea. Wake turbulence was also blamed for the near-stall of a Qantas 747 flight from Melbourne, about 110km from Hong Kong, in April last year. ATSB’s investigation into that incident, in which 15 passengers were injured, was “nearing completion”. Captain Bailey said that, from the witness descriptions, it appeared as though QF94 lost auto-pilot control after being hit by the wake turbulence and was momentarily uncontrolled. “It’s possible that the auto pilot exceeded the break-out threshold and has disconnected,” he said. Captain Bailey said Qantas might need to adopt a different approach to separating A380s on the busy Los Angeles route. “It might be a smart move to stay with the airway but to have each aircraft flying staggered, two to three miles off the centre line,” he said.

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THE INCIDENT

About two hours into the flight, QF94 goes into a 10-second nosedive, believed to have been caused by wake turbulence from QF12

QF12 takes off, bound for Sydney

1 3 The pilots are able to right the plane, averting disaster. QF94 lands safely in Melbourne at 8am on Tuesday

Two wingspans wide

WAKE TURBULENCE

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2 QF94 takes off from Los Angeles bound for Melbourne at 11.29pm on Sunday (US time), shortly after QF12

Flares show the wake vortex effect from a C-130J Hercules USAF

Every plane generates wake turbulence while in flight as a by-product of lift creation. The wake consists of two counter-rotating cylindrical vortices, the strength of which is governed by the weight, speed and wing shape of the generating aircraft. The main hazard of a wake turbulence encounter is induced roll, while structural damage is also possible.


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Borghetti successor faces tough challenges AVIATION: The successor to one of the nation’s top aviation executives, Virgin Australia boss John Borghetti, confronts challenges including the shakeup in the trans-Tasman market, ensuring the carrier stands “on its own two feet” and the structure of the shareholder register, experts say. As the sector digests the news that Mr Borghetti will not renew his contract after January 2020, and will probably go before then as the board conducts a global search, analysts pointed to the complex shareholder register. Graeme Ferguson, S&P Global Ratings’ director of corporate ratings, said Virgin was a “survivor in an industry littered with the bodies of past challengers” and that under Mr Borghetti’s stewardship, the airline had “repositioned itself as a viable alternative in the profitable corporate and government market” and was “not going away”. “Virgin’s biggest challenge is that it must stand on its own two feet,” Mr Ferguson said. “We don’t think it can rely on shareholder support to the same extent that it has in the past. There is still some work to be done on balance sheet repair and Virgin’s deleveraging must emphasise self-reliance.” Rico Merkert, an aviation expert at the University of Sydney Business School, said there were constraints from the ownership and thus board structure of the carrier, but also opportunities for Mr Borghetti’s successor. Virgin has a tiny free float and sizeable stakes are held

Borghetti by Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Chinese groups HNA and Nanshan, and Richard Branson’s Virgin Group through the vehicle Corvina Holdings. Peter Harbison, executive chairman of CAPA Centre for Aviation, pointed to Air New Zealand’s plan to end it strategic alliance with Virgin, coupled with the new codeshare between Qantas and Air New Zealand, as an issue. “It forces them into putting their own metal on the Tasman if they want to maintain a position there, which in turn means of course there’s going to be a lot more price competition on the Tasman, which is already a pretty bloody place to be,” Mr Harbison said. Fund manager Geoff Wilson, the chairman of Wilson Asset Management, said the priority should be to “find another John Borghetti” and reiterated his support for privatisation. Mr Wilson said he believed it was in the interests of the company and shareholders that the small free float was mopped up or privatised and that a way of funding this could be by selling down some of the stake in the Velocity frequent flyer scheme. ANNABEL HEPWORTH

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Meet the Jetsons

Fly-share Ubers are set to soar across Aussie air space by 2020

FLIGHT PLAN: Uber’s ‘flying car’ transport concept, reminiscent of the vehicles in the animated comic series The Jetsons, is edging closer to reality.


14 Jun 2018 Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD Author: Tony Raggatt • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 16,484 • Page: 4 • Printed Size: 230.00cm² Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 1,396 • Words: 363 • Item ID: 968881740

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NQ bid to host flying school TONY RAGGATT tony.raggatt@news.com.au

AN AIRPORT in bushland 30km north of Townsville is vying to become the home of the nation’s $20 million Qantas Group Pilot Academy which, if successful, could transform the city. Bluewater Airport is a privately owned facility which its venturers say has about 240ha of land and scope for greenfield development to really catch the eye of the flying kangaroo. Owner Alan Middleton believes they have a real shot. “I’d like to see Townsville excited about this. Yes, we are in there with a chance so let’s get excited,” Mr Middleton said. Consultant Philip Batty said

the airport “ticks all the boxes” in a lengthy list of criteria from its sealed 1600m airstrip to a requirement for 300 days a year of clear flying. The feedback from industry participants is that they have a good chance, while there has also been support from government, education and training organisations. “Bluewater offers Qantas a perfect opportunity to create something special, something which will be the envy of the world,” Mr Middleton said. “The bid has been supported by federal, state and local governments plus many local industries and educational institutions.” But there is a lot of competition for an academy which will create hundreds of jobs, millions of dollars in investment and, possibly, allied aeronautical industry. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce

has announced the airline will open with an initial intake of 100 trainee pilots in 2019, growing to train up to 500 pilots a year when fully established. “We want to help shape the next generation of pilots and that’s why we’re establishing the Qantas Group Pilot Academy,” the airline says. A Qantas spokeswoman confirmed 55 regional cities and towns across Australia from Devonport to Dubbo had submitted bids. “We’re really pleased with the response we’ve had from local communities and state governments around Australia,” a Qantas spokeswoman said. “More than 55 regional cities have put forward a proposal to be home to our new Group Pilot Academy. “Over the next few weeks we’ll be reviewing these responses (against) key selection

criteria before a shortlist is announced towards the end of this month.” The owners of Bluewater Airport hope to be on that list.


14 Jun 2018 Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD Author: Ryan Keen • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 21,468 • Page: 7 • Printed Size: 274.00cm² Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 1,748 • Words: 413 • Item ID: 968865326

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Airport has bigger and better plan RYAN KEEN

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BURSTING Gold Coast Airport is not just enlarging to cope with demand, it is upping customer service levels – and calling on the city to join it. The city gateway, which recently completed $86 million worth of airside expansion work to its taxiway and aircraft apron, is now shifting its focus to overhauling the terminal. It will be expanded to the south and become a threelevel structure with provision for aerobridges. The work, under the airport’s Project LIFT expansion plan to cope with ever-growing demand, is expected to start before the end of the year. Queensland Airports Ltd CEO Chris Mills said half a billion dollars would be invested into the airport precinct in the next few years as part of the redevelopment plans. Mr Mills has acknowledged to the Bulletin in the past the airport was operating “at or above capacity” at times. Project LIFT is expected to deliver an economic impact of

$426 million in Gross Regional Product and an increase in tourism expenditure in the region of $62 million a year. Work is also expected to start on hotel development at the airport precinct before the end of this year. Submissions by airport stakeholders and the community have now been incorporated into a revised draft Major Development Plan for a

Half a billion will be invested into the airport in the next few years 192-room Rydges-branded hotel and submitted to the Federal Government for approval. The expansion can’t come soon enough for the airport’s top brass or Gold Coasters. In a Bulletin Golden Age

survey, 83 per cent of respondents said the airport should be expanded. Asked how they rated the airport terminal, seven per cent gave it an “excellent”, 44 per cent voted “good”, 32 per cent ticked “fair” and 18 per cent rated it “below average”. Mr Mills is also launching a rallying cry for the city to maintain the impressive customer service offered up citywide during the Commonwealth Games. “The lift in customer service we saw right across the Gold Coast in March and April was one of the key (Games) highlights,” Mr Mills said. Games volunteers dubbed Games Shapers were central to that, he said. “The feedback from visitors about the warm and helpful welcome they received during the Games was overwhelmingly positive. This major event provided the muchneeded impetus for us to improve customer service. “It should also lead us to conclude that we should lift the standard consistently, not just during the Games.”


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Coast’s learner earner MORRIS-GRANT THE Gold Coast isn’t just Australia’s tourism capital — it is the country’s fastest growing hub for foreign students studying English. The city’s popularity as an education hub is soaring for foreigners doing short courses, particularly English language tuition, with many on tourist or working holiday visas. The Gold Coast has now officially become the fastest growing spot for English language students nationally, with a 26 per cent surge in numbers last year. The majority were from Latin America and Spain. Study Gold Coast CEO Shannon Willoughby said the city was emerging as the preferred destination for students from non-English speaking countries due to:  The quality of the education.  The destination’s holiday and lifestyle offering.  Access to part-time employment while here. Not only that, on average 70

per cent of the short-term students end up choosing to stay longer and completing more study once they get here. “Our English language students often come over for a short period to learn intensive English and then the love affair begins and they choose to stay and complete further education,” Ms Willoughby said. “This is why we are committed to building this market to help support a long-term sustainable pipeline of students coming to the Gold Coast.” The numbers and income associated with the sector speak for themselves. Study Gold Coast data shows 25 per cent of all foreign students each get nine visits by family members and friends while here. Each of those nine visits results in a stay on average of just over four nights, pumping $43 million into the economy. The value nationally of international education — with foreign students paying full fees — hit $32.2 billion for the 2017 calendar year, according to the Australian Bureau of

Statistics. Australia hosted 624,001 international students last year, a record number and a 12.7 per cent jump on 2016. Ms Willoughby said on the Gold Coast the growth was even more significant with a 15.8 per cent increase and a total just shy of 30,000 international students — and she added the city was “now well established as the English language capital of Queensland”. The latest figures showed on the Gold Coast Brazilians had overtaken Chinese as the highest percentage of the city’s foreign students. “A great number of the 5000 enrolled Brazilians are (enrolled as) English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and increasingly they are being joined by many others from Latin America,” Ms Willoughby said. “Our climate and lifestyle are two of the big drawcards for those students but our high quality education is just as important.” Australia had 155,448 ELI-


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COS students in 2017 with 6500 on the Gold Coast. More than 4000 foreign students on the Gold Coast were on a tourist or working holiday visa. Brown’s English Language School assistant director of studies Marcell Buist said the weather seemed to be the main thing drawing students to the Gold Coast, but there was more than that keeping them here. “There’s an easygoing lifestyle they’re attracted to in Australia. “They really just come out here, learn English and have a great holiday,” she said. “We have a lot of students re-enrolling after they’ve come here for a certain period of time, and extending their visas when they want to stay longer.” Destination Gold Coast chairman Paul Donovan said education had become a crucial tourism driver for the city

with a “three-pronged marketing attack” by Study Gold Coast, universities and English language schools paying off. “Long-term, their parents come and visit a couple of times a year, often they buy a property for the student to stay in while here and some decide to live here. “It is adding hugely to the economy,” he said. “We also have three universities here now spending an inordinate amount of money overseas marketing themselves and the destination.” Donovan said.

English g language g g students come — and the love affair starts

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STEVE LOPEZ, SYDNEY The airport is good but I can imagine it would be pretty full when busy. My family came up on Friday for the weekend. Once a year we go away on a family weekend. We picked the Gold Coast to see South Sydney play. We had a real good time, stayed Bel Air Broadbeach. I hadn’t been to CBUS Super stadium before. I was very impressed. Hard to get to and no pubs or eateries close by but that was the only downside. We went to the races Saturday, spent Sunday at the casino watching Jeff Horn.

CHRISTINE MEADE, BONDI Everything in the airport is nice and close which is good. It could have a bigger lounge area. Over the weekend the weather has been nice and it was good to get away from the cold in Sydney. Everything was quite reasonably priced. It was a good holiday I can’t complain about anything except the hangover, can you get rid of that?

VANESSA LOPEZ, WOLLONGONG

DANIELLE LOPEZ, SYDNEY The airport is small but it has a good selection of food. The Gold Coast is relaxed compared to Sydney, it doesn’t have the congestion compared to Sydney. I think it has got pretty much everything here.

It is a good size airport for the Gold Coast. It was quick and easy to get through check out and check in and very easy to get to. It could have more seating, bigger lounge areas and bigger gates. I was on the Gold Coast last September to see friends who moved up here. I like it further south, not right in the Gold Coast itself more like Burleigh Heads and Mermaid Beach. Spend a bit of time at the surf clubs, we did a pub crawl.

MICHELLE MCINERNEY, SYDNEY

MOIRA RYAN, RANDWICK

The airport is small, which is a good thing but it could be a little bigger. It’s good to get away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. It’s got a nice relaxed atmosphere here. The last time I was here was about two years ago. I don’t know why it has taken me this long to come back.

The Gold Coast Airport terminal is nice and easy to get to and it’s easy to check in, which is good. Not much to do when you’re here. We’ve been here since Friday for Michelle’s hen’s party. We had a treasure hunt, went out twice and had a house party, went out for dinner on Saturday, and went for breakfast today. It was good, a relaxed atmosphere, everything was very central, easy to get to within walking distance.

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