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Division 1 News

April 2019

Consultation closed

Councillor Donna Gates

City Budget 2019-20 consultation has now concluded. Thanks for your feedback and participation.

Council is now involved in compiling and reviewing all submissions including those received from my Division 1 Survey in which 177 participants had their say.

Budget deliberations will follow with the long-term financial sustainability of the Gold Coast a priority – how we can grow, connect and balance the priorities.

In the next six months the city will see a number of projects commence including construction of the much anticipated Pimpama Sports Hub. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who let me know what they want to see delivered, not only for our area, but also city wide. It goes without saying that your input and feedback is greatly valued.

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Friends of Parents (FOPS) support group

Friends of Parents (FOPS) is a support group for parents of teens. Guest speakers and the support of other parents, grandparents, and carers will help transform your relationship with your teen through encouragement, listening and guidance.

The group is open to all parents, grandparents and carers of teens 12–18 years of age. The support group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at Upper Coomera Centre, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Light refreshments will be served. For further information login to Facebook and go to the FOPS Facebook page.


Bleach* Festival 2019

The 2019 Festival promises to be the city’s most personal and playful yet, honouring our rituals and celebrating the magic of beginnings to herald a new era for the Gold Coast.

Check out the Bleach* Festival event page for more information.

Free outdoor movie and BBQ

This event was postponed last month due to weather. Enjoy a free BBQ and outdoor movie night at the Gem Hotel outdoor event area – 287 Stapylton Jacobs Well Road Alberton, Saturday 6 April from 4pm.

Come and connect with your local community, have a chat with local emergency service community champions and learn more about disaster preparedness in your local area. It will be a great night for the whole family.

This event has been organised as a response to Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie – and the resulting inundation at Alberton. We need to be prepared in the event of a future disaster and staff will be on hand to provide guidance and listen to your suggestions. See you there.

Contact me

Cr Donna Gates Division 1

Northern Gold Coast is home to more than 56,000 residents, and we expect that number to continue to grow as people make the migration north!

Growing quickly presents many challenges as well as exciting opportunities for Council as we strive to continue providing the services and infrastructure that our community deserves.

I will continue to work collaboratively with the community to plan how I can meet the needs for our area moving forward.

Contact me at or 07 5581 6301 should you require assistance or information. The Facebook Page is not the forum for official requests due to the legislative requirement to capture corporate information. So please email any formal requests to the divisional email address.

Phone: 07 5581 6301

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