Entries by Mitchell Van Homrigh

Mayor says the Gold Coast is the safest place for Schoolies

With Schoolies 2018 all wrapped up, Mayor Tom is confident the Gold Coast is still the best location for school leavers. This year’s celebrations were marred by the death of 18-year-old Sydney teenager Hamish Bidgood who fell from a balcony. In recent days, Newscorp has also reported that a girl from an exclusive school claims […]

Gold Coast gifts land to help Koala conservation

Gold Coast City Council has gifted the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary land to farm 15,000 eucalyptus trees to help cope with a rapidly growing number of sick and injured koalas. The program will be run by Wildlife Sanctuary staff who will plant, maintain and harvest trees. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Senior Veterinarian Dr Michael Pyne said the […]

Local fire ban issued for South-East Queensland

Queensland Fire and Emergency services have imposed a local fire ban on the South-East, including the Gold Coast, with warm and windy conditions expected. The ban comes as crews battle serious blazes in the State’s north. The local fire ban will be in place from midnight Wednesday 28 November until midnight Thursday 29 of November. […]

WATCH: Council revamps Christmas decorations

The City Council is breaking from the tradition of putting your decorations up on December 1, with a giant tree erected out of the front of Council Chambers on the Gold Coast. It comes as Council revamps their classic Christmas decorations. Modern LED lights have replaced outdated models improving the safety of the installation and […]