Commonwealth Games passport

Have you got your Commonwealth Walkways Route Passport?

How well do you know our city?

Because the City of Gold Coast has created a new Commonwealth Walkway Route to give you a better idea of our history, and it all starts with this passport.

The 10km route can be done all at once or over time – going past 37 significant spots in the Gold Coast’s history from the Southport Town Hall to the Council Chambers in Bundall.

And you’ll be answering questions all along the way like: How many pools are in the aquatic centre? What year is inscribed on the stone beneath the metre maid sign? And how many feet are in Bigfoots cave?

So start exploring – get your passport from a City of Gold Coast customer service centre today.

Traffic

Gold Coast Highway at a standstill following crash

Motorists are experiencing lengthy delays southbound on the Gold Coast Highway this morning following a multi-vehicle crash.

The accident happened opposite Australia Fair Shopping Centre at Southport just before 8.00am.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads confirmed only one lane was currently in operation as a result, with traffic banked up.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.

Ambulance NSW

Man seriously injured in horror Surfers Paradise fall

A man is in a serious condition after falling from a building in Surfers Paradise overnight.

Queensland Ambulance confirmed paramedics were called to a location on Beach Parade just after midnight.

A man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was treated at the scene before being rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital.

A QAS spokesperson said the man was accompanied by the high acuity response unit and a critical care paramedic.

There are no further details available at this time.

Ambulance QLD

Man rushed to hospital in serious condition after coming off skateboard

A MAN is in a serious condition after coming off his skateboard on the Gold Coast this morning.

The man, aged in his 30s, was riding along Olsen Avenue and Central Street in Labrador when he reportedly fell just after 5.30am.

Critical care paramedics treated the man at the scene for a head injury.

He has since been rushed to hospital with the high acuity response unit.

 

Heat

Scorching temps set to continue on the Gold Coast this week

Gold Coasters are being warned to brace for another stinking hot week, with temps expected to soar into the high 30s.

The Gold Coast is expected to hit 31 degrees today, however in areas like Nerang, a top of 36 degrees is predicted.

At 7.00am on Monday morning, temps were already quite high at 22 degrees.

Weather experts have warned that Thursday could be the hottest September day ever, with residents set to swelter through 38C at Nerang, 35C in Surfers and 37C at Coomera.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service imposed a total fire ban across the Gold Coast and Scenic Rim areas on Saturday, however that ended at midnight last night.

The hot weather has prompted the Queensland Ambulance service to issue warnings and tips about the heat.

“Plan your day around the heat – avoid being outdoors between 10am and 3pm which is the hottest part of the day,” a QAS spokesperson said.

“If you don’t have air-con at home consider spending time in a cool place like a shopping centre or cinema to beat the heat”.

Those most vulnerable to heat stress are the elderly, babies & kids, pregnant & breastfeeding women, and people with medical conditions.