Organisers warn Gold Coasters could lose show public holiday

Gold Coasters could lose one of their public holidays next year, with the Gold Coast Show struggling to find a new permanent home.

Gold Coast sporting and community organisations have banded together to call on the government to step up and deliver a new home for the much-loved annual show after it was made homeless in 2013 by construction for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

“Failure to identify a new permanent location for the Gold Coast Show might see the cancellation of next year’s 31 August Show Public Holiday,” they said in a statement.


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Other iconic events and sports such as Big Day Out, harness racing and greyhound racing have also allegedly been left homeless by the closure of Parklands.

The organisations have now joined forces to seek further local and state government action to create a Parklands 2.0.

A media call will be held in Mudgeeraba this morning to discuss the organisation’s impending action.