Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Council blocks groundwater mining venture in the GC Hinterland

A COUNCIL committee has rejected a proposal for a commercial groundwater extraction venture in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development application, proposed by Hoffmann Drilling Superannuation Fund, could see up to 16 mega litres of groundwater extracted in Springbrook every year. Council officials had raised concerns about the venture, including impacts on the environmental features […]

Lifesavers given vital funding boost ahead of busy Summer season

Surf Life Saving Queensland has been handed a funding boost by the Queensland Government just days out from the start of the busy summer school holiday period. Premier Annastacia Palasczuk was down on the sand at Main Beach on Wednesday morning to announce an extra $150,000 in funding for SLSQ to supply equipment and deliver […]

Emergency services shut down GC road due to ‘leak’

An Ashmore road has been closed off by emergency services after reports a chlorine pipe has burst in the area. Emergency crews were called to Corporation Drive around 9.40am. It’s understood a chlorine pipe on a truck may have burst near a pool business. Hazmat crews have been called to the scene. A Queensland Ambulance […]