Gold Coast Show full steam ahead

GOLD Coast Show organisers are getting ready to swing open the gates at their new home next month.

This year’s event kicks off on Friday August 29 and will be held at the Bundall Turf Club for the first time.

Show Society President Doug Reiser said show goers would need to be a bit patient with them as the event shifted from Parklands.


The move made to make way for the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village to be built.

Mr Reiser put to bed concerns about parking, with authorities putting off plans to turn a lake into a car park.

Council recently delayed plans to fill in the lake following a public backlash.  Residents were worried they plan would threaten the future of local birdlife.

But Mr Reiser said with racing not going ahead during the show there may be even more spaces for people to leave their cars over the three days.

He admitted that traditionally people tended to drive to the Gold Coast Show rather than catch public transport and the light rail system was too far away to benefit them now.

City of Gold Coast also announced that next year’s public holiday would be on the 28th.