Waters of Gondwana: Yarning Circle – Gold Coast locals, youth, ecologists and Traditional Owners share their connection with water

A recent Yarning about the Waters of Gondwana was held by Hinze Dam, featuri3ng diverse speakers sharing personal and local tales to positively re-imagine the management of water. This yarning brought together voices of encounters with nature, of regeneration, of solutions and cultural ways of being and knowing, all toward Read more…

Gecko and Queensland Conservation Council host a series of workshops on issues around protecting native forests and wildlife in the SEQ Regional Plan update 2023

Homes for all – Save our iconic wildlife Join us for conversations about protecting native forests and wildlife in the SEQ Regional Plan update 2023. The draft plan update for our region is out and the clock is ticking down to be a voice for our environment. We recognise that Read more…

Light Rail Stage 4 Burleigh to Boyd St Tugun Public Consultation

The public consultation of the concept plans for the light rail stage 4 finished on 17th September. While there were certainly plenty of opportunities for residents of the southern Gold Coast to view the concept drawings and talk with Transport and Main Roads (TMR) officers, there were few answers to questions. Gecko’s full submission is available on web site – https://gecko.org.au/campaigns/liveable-and-green-city/

PAID VACANCY – Campaigns Coordinator

PAID VACANCY-The Campaign Coordinator, in representing Gecko across a range of community sectors, will undertake to respond to a broad scope of environmental issues with the support of the members of the campaign team. Campaign work is organised under the 4 fields of biodiversity, climate change, liveability, and sustainability in planning. See www.gecko.org.au for more info

Councillors vote on ASF Proposal

Dear Councillors, Councillor vote on ASF Proposal It has been reported in the Gold Coast Bulletin that you are being pressured to vote on whether or not to proceed with the ASF Consortium possible proposal tomorrow. This appears to be happening without you receiving adequate information or time to properly consider the limited information you do have. While we always take what is reported in the GC Bulletin with a pinch of salt, in the absence of any other source of information the stories over the last few days have raised grave concerns.

True Risks of Oceanside Cruise Ship Finally Revealed

Cruise terminal tribute to Prince Philip or a promise to save the park named in his honour?
It is time for the Mayor to abandon the Oceanside cruise terminal. The terminal is totally inappropriate on the Philip Park site or anywhere in the Broadwater and Gecko Environment Council’s success, at long last, of getting the PwC Business Case Report, released in full, clearly reveals that. The Mayor and most Councillors should be held to account for failing to release all of this report, especially Appendix E which lists all the risks involved in this proposal. See wwewe.gecko.org.au for more info.

City Planning Amendments Again

City Planning Amendments Again!
Round 4 of the latest version of the Amendments to the City Plan are out and there is an opportunity to make a submission by Thursday 8th April by email to cityplansubmissions@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or on online gchaveyoursay.com.au/ourcityourplan
Gecko has put together a submission which you can find on our home page of the website www.gecko.org.au
You are welcome to use any of the information from this submission or all of it or you can simply write and say you endorse the Gecko submission. More submissions tell Council the residents are watching what is happening in planning for our city’s future.