Gold Coast Mayor thanks locals for their patience during the Games

GOLD Coast Mayor Tom Tate has thanked locals and visitors for their cooperation during the Commonwealth Games – the biggest event ever held in the city.

The Mayor said it has been an “extraordinary” 12 days for the Coast and said the tourist city will benefit from the global exposure for many years to come.

The majority of roads closed across the city during the Games are expected to reopen by Wednesday.


“I’d like to thank each and every Gold Coaster for their patience and community spirit in helping to make this the best Games ever,” Cr Tate said.

“A record number of tickets were sold for our Games and to have full stadiums of Gold Coasters supporting the athletes no doubt contributed to the Games’ success and Australia’s record medal haul.

“The success of the Games helps ensure our city will continue to reap the benefits in the coming years.”

The Mayor said the bump-out of venues and Games infrastructure had already begun to ensure roads and venues could be reopened to the local community as soon as possible.

“As sports and Festival 2018 venues are returned to normal operation, I want to thank the community for their ongoing patience,” he said.

The city’s waste collection services will also return to normal hours (6am – 6pm) from Wednesday.

Residents are encouraged to put their bins out on Tuesday night to ensure their service is not missed.

All the essential information about venue, road, park and car park re-openings can be found on the Get Set for the Games website.