The Gold Coast has just lost another one, maybe two major events, as the coronavirus continues to take its toll on the tourism city.
The Gold Coast Marathon, which was due to be held in July, will now not go ahead, according to Mayor Tom Tate.
He says city funds will instead be rolled into the event next year.
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“It won’t be going ahead, it will be postponed for another year. It’s just another event that has to be postponed.
“From Council point of view, we’ll be backing it from next year, so we’ve all got 12 months to train for it,” Mr Tate said.
The next event on the chopping block is the Gold Coast Show, due to be held in August. But Mayor Tom Tate doesn’t see good news for that event either.
“Well it’s got to be postponed for the next year, Council will make the final decision at the meeting next week.
“Postponing it 12 months, I think that’s the right thing to do. But, I’ve already done a verbal to the state government, but I will put it in writing, we still want the holiday,” the Mayor said.
The double-blow comes just days after officials confirmed the GC600 had been axed, costing around $55 million to the local economy.