Councillors discuss future of controversial Gold Coast sign

UPDATE @ 9.45 AM | COUNCILLORS have recommended the controversial Gold Coast sign on the Pacific Motorway at Yatala be taken down and placed into storage.

The Gold Coast City Council committee discussed the future of the $2 million light installation at an open Transport and Infrastructure Meeting on Tuesday.

It’s understood the cost of storing the art project is around $250,000.


During the meeting, Councillors also revealed that they would look at “re-purposing” the lights into parks throughout the city.

A full council meeting will be held next Wednesday to discuss the recommendations.

EARLIER @ 6.30 AM | The controversial Gold Coast sign on the Pacific Motorway at Yatala could be removed if Gold Coast City Council come to a decision on Tuesday.

Councillors are set to decide on the future of the $2 million light installation at a closed Transport and Infrastructure Committee Meeting.

The art project, which was jointly funded between the State Government and City of Gold Coast, has caused widespread outrage since being installed at the end of 2017.

Passionate locals haven’t been shy about voicing their opinion on the light-pole shaped lettering, with many claiming the feature cannot be easily read.

It’s understood Council is exploring “all options for the sign” including decommissioning the art structure, modifying it in its current location; or relocating it to a site where the word GOLDCOAST can be viewed clearly.

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How is it that the Police Commissioner won’t allocate more police or set up up a new Coomera / Pimpama command, but they can waste $2 million bucks on this crap that nobody could even see without a drone hovering next to the highway, wasting electricity on the taxpayer dime? This country is being run by a bunch of snakes.


Re-position the lights to an M1 overpass that faces the traffic directly as you’re driving towards it. It will read forwards one way, so place that facing southbound traffic as it enters the GC from Brisbane. It will read backwards on the reverse side, so have that side facing Northbound traffic as people leave the city limits as they head towards Brisbane. Simple.