GC City Council determined to build hinterland cableway

The Gold Coast City Council is confident they’ll be able to build a cableway, which will help grow the Coast as an eco-tourism destination.

Council has committed millions of the 2018/19 budget to maintain parklands and creating green spaces across the city to increase the eco-tourism industry.

Yesterday, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate told Newscorp he’d like to see the cableway created in his tenure as Mayor.


“We have the capacity to deliver more infrastructure but I don’t want to deliver just transport infrastructure but also tourism infrastructure,” he said.

“If they (the state government) don’t push for the skysail, I reckon we should look at it and council will build it ourselves.”

Today, Acting Mayor Donna Gates said the creation of the $100 million cableway shouldn’t disturb residents or the environment.

“The one thing we need to consider with any cableway is the amenity of the residents and any impact on the environment,” she said.

The idea of a cableway was floated in 1998 and pushed again in 2014.

Cr Gates said it would be a fantastic way to showcase the hinterland.

“It would be a must do on the Gold Coast, a great way to witness the pure beauty of the Coast’s beaches to the hinterland,” she said.