Input sought into Gold Coast beaches

CITY of Gold Coast is asking for community input into a review of the current approach to commercial activities on the city’s ocean beaches.

Consultation will determine what sort of business activities the community wants on the city’s beaches and how they should be managed.

Acting Gold Coast Mayor, Donna Gates said the City wants to hear from anyone with an opinion about our ocean beaches.


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“We want to find out if residents want to see more concerts, sporting competitions or to allow coffee vendors or hire companies on our ocean beaches for example” she said.

“We want to get the balance right for communities up and down the coast, and the only way we can do that is if locals tell us what business activities they want to see on our ocean beaches.”

Cr Gates encourages residents to have their say online or come down to one of the four consultation marquee locations at Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, Main Beach or Coolangatta.

The review is an action under the Ocean Beaches Strategy 2013-2023, developed to help the City manage valuable assets and the environmental, social and economic benefits they bring.

‘After considering the community’s views, the City will develop a management plan for commercial activities on ocean beaches, to be presented to the Council in June 2014.

Consultation activities will run until Monday 14 April, 2014.

Residents can share their views and find out more by visiting the following website.

Consultation marquees are located next to the Surf Lifesaving Clubs at:

Burleigh Heads – Friday 21 March 2014 (7:30am – 11:30am)
Main Beach – Saturday 22 March 2014 (7:30am – 11:30am)
Coolangatta – Sunday 23 March 2014 (7:30am – 11:30am)