Concerns for Gold Coast man missing for almost a week

Police are appealing for help to find a 60-year-old man who has been missing from Carrara for almost a week.

Richard Pinson was last seen leaving a home on Palm Meadows Drive around 4.00pm on Friday, September 14.

He was driving a black 2004 Toyota Camry with the Queensland registration “58 RAP”.

Police say concerns are being held for Richard’s welfare as he suffers from a medical condition.

Mr Pinson is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 170cm tall, with a proportionate build, short grey hair and green eyes.

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Anyone with information in relation to his whereabouts is urged to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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Gold Coasters throw support behind Light Rail extension to Burleigh Heads

MORE than 75 per cent of Gold Coast residents are all-for extending the light rail to Burleigh Heads, an independent survey has revealed.

More than 3000 locals provided their personal feedback on the proposed route for Stage 3A of the Gold Coast Light Rail via an online survey and a number of community drop-in sessions across the Gold Coast last month.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the online survey was visited by more than 2000 people, with many residents providing positive feedback.

The local drop-in sessions also proved handy, with about 750 community members and business owners attending.

“At the drop-in sessions, 169 written responses were submitted, and feedback generally focused on localised issues and how the project may impact communities along the 6.7-kilometre alignment,” Mr Bailey said.

Stage 3A is the proposed extension of the Gold Coast’s light rail system from the Broadbeach South light rail station to Burleigh Heads.

It will see trams run in the centre of the Gold Coast Highway with planning for up to eight stations and a journey time of 16 to 17 minutes.

A Detailed Business Case for Stage 3A is currently being prepared in partnership with the City of Gold Coast and is due to be completed by the end of 2018.

Once complete, it will inform the government about the proposed route, station locations, procurement, financial and budget implications of the project.

If ticked off and approved, construction for Stage 3A would take approximately 3 years to build, meaning the extension would be operational by 2023.

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Concerns for two children missing in Logan

POLICE are appealing for help to track down two children who have gone missing from the Logan area.

The first child, an 11-year-old girl, went missing from Logan Central on Tuesday 18th September.

She was last seen on Ewing Road at around 3.30pm and has not made contact since.

Police say the youngster is described as being 150cm tall, fair complexion, brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing black shorts, a black long sleeve jersey with white writing and carrying a small black saddle bag.

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Officers are also searching for a 12-year-old boy who was reported missing from Marsden overnight.

The boy was last seen at an address on Daniella Drive at around 9pm and has not been seen by family since.

“Preliminary investigations indicate he may be in the South Brisbane or Brisbane City area,” police said.

The boy is described as Pacific Islander in appearance, is approximately 150cm tall and of a slim build with curly black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black shorts.

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Anyone who has information about the missing children’s location is urged to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

The inspiring new school set to become a reality in Robina

A NEW private education facility helping disadvantaged youth is set to become a reality in Robina after receiving support from Council’s Planning Committee.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the committee endorsed the new school, which will be operated by Arcadia College, at a meeting on Wednesday.

The college is a co-ed secondary school offering a safe, inclusive and future focused education and well-being program for students who have faced personal hardship and need a little more support.

If the new development is ticked off by Full Council tomorrow, the 300-student facility will be built at Centreline Place near C-Bus Stadium and the train station, offering accessibility and convenience for attendees.

“This will cost ratepayers nothing but will deliver lasting social benefit for those students doing it tough in life,’” Mayor Tate said of the new facility.

It comes following the success of the already established Arcadia College at Varsity Lakes.

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Hundreds of buildings lose power on the Gold Coast

MORE than 1000 homes and businesses have lost power on the Gold Coast.

The blackout hit just before 1pm and is affecting 45 streets in the heart of Nerang.

In all, 1,064 customers are without power and dozens of traffic lights are out.

It’s not yet clear what sparked the outage. Energex crews are investigating.

The current streets affected include:

  • Bartlett Ave
  • Beaudesert Nerang Rd
  • Billabirra Cres
  • Birribi Ave
  • Blue Lagoon Ct
  • Brookfield Ct
  • Bushmead St
  • Byfield Ct
  • Cameron Cl
  • Carham Ct
  • Carole Dr
  • Celia Ct
  • Colrene Ct
  • Colrene Dr
  • Conway Ct
  • Cotton St
  • Crane Cres
  • Honeydew Way
  • Kupara St
  • Lavelle St
  • Lawnhill Dr
  • Lutana St
  • Martin St
  • Mooyumbin Ct
  • Mortensen Rd
  • Mylor St
  • Nerang River Dr
  • Nerang St
  • Oak St
  • Price St
  • Queens Ridge Pl
  • Reeves St
  • Rokeby Ct
  • Seamist Dr
  • St Petersburg Pl
  • Swansdale Cl
  • The Avenue
  • Tibbing St
  • Tunbridge Dr
  • Wandin St
  • Wedgetail Lane
  • West St
  • White St
  • Wundowie St
  • Yamanie Ct