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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

The Communities 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

May 2018

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 one of our free sessions to learn how to respond to a person who requires emergency assistance including how to perform CPR on an adult, child or infant. Places are limited.

Please note: this is not an accredited CPR course.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 8 May 2018 10am to 11am Kirra Hill Community Centre, 1 Garrick Street, Coolangatta
Thursday, 10 May 2018 9am to 10am Upper Coomera Community Centre, 90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera

Register your interest

To nominate for the workshop you are interested in attending, please contact the Safe and Liveable Communities Branch on 07 5581 6642 or email liveable@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.


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 the City on 07 5582 8211.

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