The Gold Coast central business district (CBD) is the planned main commercial centre of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. . In late , City of Gold Coast announced a new CBD Program that aimed to revitalise the area by The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 . At the heart of the Gold Coast is the emergence of a CBD that is revitalised, dynamic and . The LNP repeated its sweep of the Gold Coast seats at the election, and retained all but one Gold Coast seat at the state election. Have your say on our Gold Coast CBD and go in the draw for a chance to win a $ voucher for the recently upgraded Australia Fair shopping.
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Some diversification has taken place, with the city now having an industrial base formed of marine, education, information communication and technology, food, tourism, creative, environment and sports industries. These nine industries have been identified as the key industries by the City of Gold Coast Council to deliver the city's economic prosperity.
Gold Coast City's unemployment rate 5. Around 10 million tourists visit the Gold Coast area every year: There have been various prospects and proposals raised for even more theme parks.
Brisbane Airport is less than one hour from the centre of Gold Coast, and direct trains operate. Accommodation options available range from backpacker hostels to five star resorts and hotels. The most common style of accommodation is three and four star self-contained apartments. Since the opening of what was then the world's highest residential tower in it is now the fifth highest , the Q1 building has been a destination for tourists and locals alike.
It is the second highest public vantage point in the southern hemisphere after the Eureka Tower in Melbourne. The observation deck at level 77 is the highest of its kind in Queensland and offers views in all directions, from Brisbane to Byron Bay.
In total, the Q1 is Another famous tourist attraction are the Surfers Paradise Meter Maids , instituted in to put a positive spin on new parking regulations. To avoid tickets being issued for expired parking, the Meter Maids dispense coins into the meter and leave a calling card under the windscreen wiper of the vehicle. The Maids are still a part of the Surfers Paradise culture but the scheme is now run by private enterprise.
Skull Island , Thor: The Studios consists of eight sound stages, production offices, editing rooms, wardrobe, construction workshops, water tanks and commissary. These sound stages vary in size and have an overall floor area of 10, sq metres, making Warner Roadshow Studio one of the largest studio lots in the Southern Hemisphere. The Queensland Government actively supports the film and television production industry in Queensland and provides both non-financial and financial assistance through the Pacific Film and Television Commission.
The Gold Coast's culture has been impacted by rapid development and traditional marketing programs orbiting around 'sun, sand, surf and sex.
Despite rapid socio-economic changes and a tourist-centred image, there is evidence of local resident-driven culture such as surf gangs in geographical pockets and a broader 'Gold Coaster' identity drawn from globalised resort and real estate marketing material.
Home of the Arts HOTA is the Gold Coast's premier cultural facility for visual and performing arts with a performance theatre, two cinemas and an underground venue. Musicals, plays and a variety of performances are regularly scheduled. Film festivals and the Comedy Club host international artists.
Burleigh Bears rugby league football club play in the Queensland Cup and have won three premierships in , and Recreational activities on the Gold Coast include surfing, fishing, cycling, boating and golf. Some of these facilities are being superseded by newer and larger capacity facilities.
The Gold Coast formerly known as Lexmark Indy is a car racing event held annually, usually in October. The course runs through the streets of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach. Formerly an Indy car event, V8 Supercars are now the headline attraction, using a similar track route, as the circuit was cut in half by a hairpin. There are plans to relocate and build a state-of-the-art new racetrack at Palm Meadows which will incorporate the Magic Million sale with facilities for up to horses.
Each June, Coolangatta hosts the Wintersun Festival renamed as Cooly Rocks On for , a two-week s and s nostalgia festival with free entertainment and attractions, including hot rods , restored cars and revival bands playing music of the era. Every July, more than 25, congregate on the Gold Coast from around the world to participate in the Gold Coast Marathon.
It is also the largest annual community sporting event held on the Gold Coast. In , it will be held on 4—5 July and the 37th Gold Coast Airport Marathon is set to motivate and challenge more than 25, people of all ages and abilities.
Late November to early December sees thousands of school leavers across the country descend on the Gold Coast for Schoolies, a two-week period of celebration and parties throughout Surfers Paradise, hosted by the City of Gold Coast.
The event is often criticised nationally and locally for its portrayal of drinking and acts of violence, however every effort by the Queensland Police Service and State Government to ensure all school leavers have a good time are put into place, including locals volunteering by walking the streets and keeping an eye out for those in need of assistance. The Arts Centre Gold Coast located in Evandale, features a fine art gallery featuring local and international works from painting to sculpture and new media.
In addition, there is a theatre for live productions including musicals as well two arts cinemas showing foreign and independent films from Australia and abroad. Chinatown, Gold Coast , located in Southport, hosts the annual citywide Lunar New Year festival as well as regular monthly events. The Gold Coast straddles the boundary between the television licence areas of both Brisbane metropolitan and Northern New South Wales regional: Subscription television service Foxtel is also available.
Both Nine and Seven produce local Gold Coast news bulletins. The Gold Coast's FM commercial and community stations include The Gold Coast is home to two major university campuses: There are over primary and secondary schools, both public and private and of a variety of denominations, including the selective state high school Queensland Academy for Health Sciences and single-sex private schools The Southport School and St Hilda's School.
The longest established public school on the Gold Coast is Southport State High School , having originally opened in There are a number of libraries located on the Gold Coast. For a full list see Gold Coast libraries. Electricity for the Gold Coast is sourced from Powerlink Queensland at bulk supply substations which is provided via the National Electricity Market from an interconnected multi-State power system.
The Government-owned electricity corporation Energex distributes and retails electricity, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas LPG and value-added products and services to residential, industrial and commercial customers in South-East Queensland. The Little Nerang Dam which feeds into Hinze Dam can supplement part of the city area's water needs, and both are managed by the city council directorate Gold Coast Water.
Reforms of the way in which the water industry is structured have been announced by the State Government, with transfer of ownership and management of water services from local government to the state occurring in — City of Gold Coast also sources water from Wivenhoe Dam , west of Brisbane for northern suburbs when the Hinze Dam, at one-tenth of Wivenhoe's capacity, becomes low.
Water shortage and water restrictions have been current local issues, and a few new Gold Coast residential areas have recently included dual reticulation in their planning and development to supply water from a new water recycling plant being built concurrently. This will make available highly treated recycled water for use around the home in addition to potable water. The Gold Coast has received world recognition for this scheme in its Pimpama-Coomera suburbs. Gold Coast Water has also been recognised for its world leading HACCP water quality management system by the World Health Organization which published Gold Coast Water's system as a good model for managing water quality and safety from catchment to tap.
In recent the years the local and state governments have invested money in transport infrastructure on the Gold Coast to combat the increasing congestion on many of the city's roads. The Pacific Motorway M1 is the main motorway in the area. Before the Tugun Bypass was completed in , the motorway ended at Tugun.
Starting at the Pacific Motorway at Tweed Heads, it runs parallel to the coast until it reaches Labrador, where it turns inland to meet the Pacific Motorway again at Helensvale. The Gold Coast's light rail service is called G: The line follows the same route as Brisbane's Beenleigh railway line , continuing on after reaching Beenleigh.
It then follows a route similar to that of the Pacific Motorway, passing stations at Ormeau , Coomera , Helensvale , Nerang and Robina before terminating at Varsity Lakes. The Gold Coast's main provider of public bus services is Surfside Buslines. Services are frequent during the day, with intervals being as little as 5 minutes between Southport and Burleigh Heads.
Services are provided to interstate capitals and major cities as well as to major New Zealand cities, Malaysia, Japan and Singapore. The City of Gold Coast has relationships with the following cities: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the city in Australia. For the local government area, see City of Gold Coast. For other uses, see Gold Coast. City in Queensland, Australia. Gold Coast skyline from Nobby Beach , History of Gold Coast, Queensland.
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Due to the lack of a suitable purpose built performance venue for choral music, these choirs typically perform in the city's many churches. Brisbane is also home to numerous small theatres that provide access to emerging amateur and pro-am artists and companies. The oldest is the Brisbane Arts Theatre which was founded in It has a regular adult and children's theatre and is located in Petrie Terrace.
Brisbane has maintained a constantly evolving live music scene, producing acts spanning genres including punk see Brisbane punk rock , indie rock , electronic music , experimental music , noise rock , metal and post-punk.
Brisbane's live music history is often intertwined with social unrest and authoritarian politics, as retold by journalist Andrew Stafford in Pig City: There are also popular entertainment pubs and clubs within both the City and Fortitude Valley.
Brisbane has hosted several major sporting events including the Commonwealth Games and the Goodwill Games. With the closure of the Milton Tennis grounds in , Brisbane lacked a major tennis facility. The construction was completed in The Brisbane International is held here from January Warana meaning Blue Skies was a former spring festival which began in and was held in September each year.
Run as a celebration of Brisbane, Warana was similar to Melbourne's Moomba festival. In the annual festival was changed to a biennial Brisbane Festival. BIFF features new films and retrospectives by domestic and international filmmakers along with seminars and awards. It was launched by Brisbane Marketing in to promote Fortitude Valley as a hub for arts and youth culture.
The Bridge to Brisbane fun run has become a major annual charity event for Brisbane. The Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival was launched in by the Caxton Street Development Association to promote Caxton Street in historic Petrie Terrace as a significant entertainment precinct that celebrates and promotes Australian music, seafood and wine.
The annual Buddha Birth Day festival at Brisbane's South Bank is thought to be the world's largest, attracting over , visitors each year. Tourism plays a major role in Brisbane's economy, being the third-most popular destination for international tourists after Sydney and Melbourne.
The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in and was the world's first koala sanctuary. The river itself was popular with bathers, and it permitted boating excursions to Moreton Bay when the main port was in the city reaches. Other popular recreation activities include the Story Bridge adventure climb and rock climbing at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
The nearby Australia Zoo , made famous by Steve Irwin , also encourages many tourists to visit Brisbane. In , a competition by travel guidebook Rough Guides saw Brisbane elected as one of the top ten most beautiful cities in the world, citing reasons such as "its winning combination of high-rise modern architecture, lush green spaces and the enormous Brisbane River that snakes its way through the centre before emptying itself into the azure Moreton Bay.
There are community and suburban newspapers throughout the metropolitan area, including Brisbane News and City News , many of which are produced by Quest Community Newspapers. The former free afternoon paper mX was distributed in Brisbane from until its closing in Brisbane is served by all five major television networks in Australia, which broadcast from the summit of Mount Coot-tha.
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