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Council of the City of Gold Coast

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Cr Donna Gates

Cr Donna Gates

Division 1 Councillor and Deputy Mayor

Division 1 is the northern gateway to the City of Gold Coast. The boundaries comprise what has historically been the city's largest division, in both area and resident numbers. It is home to much of the city's development and has great diversity and importance as a region.

Division 1 encompasses the suburbs of: Alberton, Cedar Creek, Upper Coomera, Gilberton, Jacobs Well, Kingsholme, Luscombe, Norwell, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Pimpama, Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Stapylton, Steiglitz, Willow Vale, Wongawallan, Woongoolba and Yatala.

Contact details

Phone: 07 5581 6301
Fax:      07 5582 8355
Mobile: 0424 778 999 

Postal address

PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9729 Australia

Office location

Upper Coomera Centre
90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera
(Parking and entry off Abraham Road)

Please contact the office for an appointment at a mutually convenient time.

For after hours emergencies, please phone 1800 637 000.


Donna Gates was reinstated unopposed as the Division 1 Councillor for the City of Gold Coast at the 2016 election. 

This reflects Donna’s hard work and strong representation of the northern community since coming to office in 2007. Donna has overseen the delivery of substantial community facilities and remains committed to the ongoing provision of new facilities and services to benefit the people she represents.

Donna worked in the radio industry in a variety of executive and production roles over a 12 year period and in small business through her family’s real estate and tourism ventures.

She has been married to Bill for more than 30 years and together they have a son Matt who is a prestige real estate sales consultant on the Gold Coast.

Donna is also our city’s Deputy Mayor and is passionate about the future prosperity of the city.

Council committees

  • Council
  • Special Budget - Deputy Chair
  • City Planning - Deputy Chair
  • Governance and Administration
  • Economic Development & Major Projects


  • Gold Coast Turf Club Board - Director
  • Local Disaster Management Group - Deputy Chair
  • Mayoral Technical Advisory Committee - Deputy Chair
  • Council of Mayors - Alternate Director
  • Council of Mayors (SEQ) Infrastructure and Planning Committee  - Proxy
  • Regional Mosquito and Biting Midge Group - Delegate

Community affiliations

  • Ormeau Junior/Senior Rugby League Club (Patron)
  • Woongoolba Bowls Club (Patron)
  • Clay Target Club (Patron)
  • Northern Gold Coast Relay for Life 2011, 2012, 2013 (Patron)
  • Coomera Valley Rotary Club (Honorary Member)

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