Council vows to rescue Borobi from Brisbane

The Gold Coast Council is preparing to end Borobi’s stint in the back of a Brisbane office and return him to his home on the Coast.

The giant, blue mascot of the GC2018 Commonwealth Games has barely been seen since April and the Gold Coast City Council want him back.

Councillor Donna Gates says a three-month stint in Brisbane is long enough.


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“Borobi is a national icon now,” she said.

“The Mayor is going to write to the Minister, he is trademarked so his costumes can’t be used without approval, and we’re going to get permission to use him in the city.”

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is open to the idea of Borobi becoming a Gold Coaster.

“I’m more than happy to talk to the Gold Coast Mayor about that, and if he’s got somewhere we can display Borobi I’m all for that,” she said.

“We’ll talk to the Commonwealth Games Federation.

“If there’s a free spot, maybe in the Mayor’s council chambers, we can display him.”

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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