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Gold Coast man suffers burns after electric shock

A man has been rushed to hospital after suffering an electric shock on the Gold Coast this afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to a location on Vista Street in Surfers Paradise just after 2.30pm.

Upon arrival, they found a man in his 40s with burns to his chest.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed the man was transported in a stable condition.

Lengthy delays on M1 after car erupts into flames

Emergency crews are currently on the scene of a car fire on the Pacific Motorway, which is causing chaos for southbound motorists.

The vehicle erupted into flames near Exit 49 in Pimpama around 12.00pm on Tuesday.

Residents in the area are being urged to close their windows and doors with thick black smoke seen billowing over the suburb.

Motorists traveling through the area are also being warned to take extra care.

Traffic is currently at a standstill all the way back to Ormeau, with police urging drivers to seek alternative routes.

It’s not yet known if anyone has been injured.

More to come.

New $94 million development approved for The Spit

The Spit is about to get its first new development in more than two decades, with the state government confirming a new apartment project.

Gold Coast-based company Gordon Pty Ltd has been handed the lease for the Village Centre South project following a ‘rigorous’ expression of interest process.

They’re planning a massive $93.6 million development, which will include 47 luxury apartments, retail and public spaces and a 52-berth marina.

It’s set to create 300 jobs during construction, and around 100 jobs once totally operational, according to the developers.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the news on social media this morning, saying the development follows the Spit Master Plan.

“We held a rigorous EOI process for the project, to make sure it’s consistent with The Spit Master Plan and the preservation of the area’s natural values,” Annastacia Palaszczuk posted on Twitter this morning.

“Importantly, it’ll adhere to a maximum of three stories or 15 meters in height.”

The Deputy Premier Steven Miles says they’ll be working closely with Council as well.

“We will be working with the proponent and the City of Gold Coast to ensure that this proposal adheres to the City of Gold Coast Planning Scheme, is consistent with the master plan and the preservation of The Spit’s natural values.

“This project will support economic recovery on the Gold Coast .”

Gordon Corporation Director Tim Gordon says the company has over 30 years’ experience in delivering residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects.

“As a Gold Coast-based company, we are very excited about the prospect of working with the State Government to realise our proposed project, being the first new development in many years on The Spit,” he said.

Construction is expected to commence next year and finish late-2023.

Tom Tate

Gold Coast Mayor calls for Olympic infrastructure commitments ASAP

The Gold Coast Mayor seems pretty confident that Queensland will win the 2032 Olympic bid, already calling on state and federal government to commit to vital infrastructure.

An official decision on where the event will be held isn’t due to be made until July 23, but Queensland is the clear front-runner.

The Gold Coast would play a significant role in hosting various sporting events due to the existing stadium and event spaces here from the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

But Mayor Tom Tate is staying ahead of the game, calling on both the state and federal governments to commit to handing over more funding for transport and other infrastructure upgrades.

Ideally, he’s looking for funding for light and heavy rail to the airport, green bridges linking Surfers Paradise and Chevron Island, a boutique stadium and some extra cash for tourism.

He says all levels of government’s need to be ready to make the necessary commitments and that he’s not going to sit around and wait.

“You get off the mark first, you put up your hand and go ‘Olympics – it’s a wonderful sporting event’, but for Queensland, it’s all about infrastructure.”

“The planning and the promise for infrastructure should be brought forward so that any infrastructure we need for the games, roads and the like, we press the button and go for gold now,” he said.

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Elderly woman suffers multiple injuries after getting hit by car, Gold Coast

An elderly woman is in a serious but stable condition in hospital, after she was hit by a car on the Gold Coast last night.

Emergency services rushed to Labrador around 6.20 pm, following reports of the incident.

It’s understood the woman, aged in her 70s, was walking near Proud Street and Whiting Street when she was struck by a passing car.

She was assessed for multiple injuries, including to her abdomen, pelvis and leg, and had to be taken to hospital for further treatment.

She’s in a serious but stable condition at the Gold Coast University Hospital this morning.