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Supporting the community

City of Gold Coast has implemented a range of initiatives to support the voluntary sector across the city.

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Community development

The City’s community development products and services are described below.

Community activities

Our Community Development program provides opportunities for residents to meet their neighbours and interact with others through free or low cost community activities in local areas. These activities are accessible to all residents and cater for a diverse range of people.

For other lists of community activities in your local area visit our Events calendar, see our Online Gold Coast Community Directory page or visit We Are Gold Coast.

Support for community groups

Sustainable community groups are a key aspect of the City’s vibrant lifestyle. Our Community Development program contributes to the sustainability of all these community groups by:

  • raising awareness about programs and services they offer
  • providing training and professional development activities
  • assisting with information about grant funds and financial support
  • facilitating partnerships between community groups
  • providing strategies to increase membership and volunteers
  • partnering with community groups to deliver community activities.

Upcoming free community workshops


Free CPR Awareness Session 

Support your community – learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills that may assist in an emergency. Cardiac arrest can happen to people of all ages and at any time or location. Come along to this free session to learn how to respond to a person who requires emergency assistance including how to perform CPR on an adult, child or infant. Please note: this is not an accredited CPR Course.

Date Time Location
Friday, 17 August 2018 10am to 11am Carrara Community Centre, Nielsens Road, Carrara

To register, please contact the Safe and Liveable Communities Branch by phone 07 5581 6642 or email Places are limited.

Disaster management workshop

The City of Gold Coast has partnered with the Queensland Government to hold Building Active Communities Workshops which are designed to support local sporting and recreational clubs. Where numbers permit community groups are also able to attend. This free disaster management workshop will ensure that your club is prepared for disasters and will assist you to learn how to write an effective disaster management plan. Learn about disaster communications, insurance and recovery and what help and support is out there.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 6pm to 8.30pm Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive (corner San Antonio Court, Robina)

Please note: all registrations for the Disaster Management workshop are via the Queensland Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing.

Community partnerships

Community development officers develop and maintain partnerships with representatives from community groups, local businesses, other City branches and other levels of government. Projects may include:

  • special events, activities or programs
  • provision of community information and resources
  • formation of community groups
  • community planning initiatives
  • policy and research projects.

For more information about the City’s Community Development program please contact us on 07 5582 8211.

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