EXCLUSIVE: Terminal Cost Blowout

EXCLUSIVE: Terminal Cost Blowout

Gold Coasters have been dealt a combo of low blows over the proposed oceanside cruise terminal pre-election promise from Mayor Tom Tate with LiQUiFY able to reveal multiple issues which defy belief – namely that the actual cost for the ‘modest $70 million terminal’ floated by the mayor will now be half a billion dollars – that’s right, $500 million!

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The Spit and Broadwater Update

The Spit and Broadwater Update

It was a good turnout last Sunday, but there is still time for you to have your say. Submissions close 7th April. The public consultation on two aspects of the future of The Spit began with the publication of two questionnaires on the website of the Department of State Development. Act now

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The Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve

The Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve

The Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve A Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve from Burleigh to Snapper is there to protect and preserve our breaks, remove the threat and celebrate our history, culture and champions. A GCWSR would not close beaches to any particular group and works in with all pre-existing beach and surfing events, boardriding clubs, surf lifesaving carnivals, pros and recreational surfers alike. It […]

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Background Info-Spit&Broadwater

Background Info-Spit&Broadwater

Public Consultation on the future of The Spit is underway right now and Gecko urges everyone concerned about the integrity of our City Plan and the protection of public open space Go to the link thespitconsultation@donaldsonconsulting.net. auto register now for this consultation.

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Proclamation of Guardianship

Proclamation of Guardianship

At the Claim the Broadwater ceremony on Sunday 25th on Wavebreak Island over 200 people endorsed the Proclamation of Guardianship formulated by Gecko and supported by Save Our Spit and Save Our Broadwater. The Proclamation will be sent to all political parties with the request that they take action to support its demands. Other actions to take back control of our public open space assets will follow. Please endorse the Proclamation

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No Answers & Sham Community ASF Consultation

No Answers & Sham Community ASF Consultation

October was the month that ASF Consortium was expected to undertake “extensive Community consultation” about its proposed development on Wavebreak Island and the Cruise Terminal. It was also the month when Gecko tried another tack to get a response to the three letters sent to Deputy Premier Seeney since June and it was the month that ASF made unsubstantiated claims that the biggest of the cruise ships could use the Broadwater.

December 7 will be your opportunity to express your opposition to the ASF Wavebreak Island and cruise terminal proposal. Put the date in your diary or phone. We will literally need every body we can muster to be at this forthcoming rally.

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Gold Coast residents Stepped up efforts to save Black Swan Lake

Gold Coast residents Stepped up efforts to save Black Swan Lake

RESIDENTS have stepped up their efforts to save the Black Swan Lake at Bundall and the 32 bird species that call it home.

The Gold Coast and Hinterland Environmental Council (Gecko) has also thrown its weight behind the residents’ campaign, saying the lake should be protected at all costs.

The council-owned waterhole off Ascot Crt has been earmarked as a parking area as part of the $11 million upgrade of the Gold Coast Turf Club site to create the new home of the Gold Coast Show.

However, Sally Spain, spokeswoman for the Residents and Friends of Black Swan Lake lobby group, said they were determined not to lose the quiet, secluded haven for birds.

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Have Your Say? – Springbrook

Have Your Say? – Springbrook

Below are the letters for your information to write your submission to the Gold Coast City Council on Springbrook water extraction. Please make sure if you do use our submission letter below that you add your own comments to individualise your submission. The same submission letter repeated by different people can sometimes be treated as one letter so it’s important that you do add your own comments.

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Councillors vote on ASF Proposal

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.

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February 2014 Review of the Cruise Ship Terminal

February 2014 Review of the Cruise Ship Terminal

Information about the Broadwater Marine Project, better known to the community as the cruise ship terminal proposal, has been moving fast this past week, following the pictorial representation of the Chinese company ASFs plans to develop every square centimetre of the Broadwater’s Wavebreak Island and The Spit.

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