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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

July 2018

Grants writing workshops

Come along to one of our free grant writing workshops for community groups, hosted by City of Gold Coast. Learn how to develop your grant writing skills and find out how to apply for funding. Places are limited.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 5.30pm to 7.30pm Coomera Community Space (Red Edge), 133 Finnegan Way, Coomera
 Friday, 27 July 2018 10am to noon Broadbeach Library meeting room, 61 Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters

Please note: priority will be given to local groups. If oversubscribed, groups will be notified of a future workshop.

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

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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