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City of Gold Coast partnership with Griffith wins two national awards

Mayor Tom Tate with Griffith Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O'Connor

Mayor Tom Tate with Griffith Vice
Chancellor Professor Ian O'Connor

Following a double win at the 2015 Australian Coastal Awards, Mayor Tom Tate visited Griffith Centre for Coastal Management to recognise the success of its partnership with City of Gold Coast.

“These latest awards and positive attention that the city is getting is a huge endorsement of our investment and joint efforts in developing best practice, caring for our coastline and strengthening our coastal defences through our Ocean Beaches Strategy,” he said.

“The real winners are Gold Coasters, who can be confident that we’re doing our best to protect and care for our beaches, and the 12 million visitors to our city who are able to enjoy our beaches because of the tireless efforts made by the City, our partners at Griffith and many people across our community, all year round.”

Coastal Community Engagement Program

The aim of the Coastal Community Engagement Program is to facilitate increased awareness and involvement of the wider Gold Coast community in coastal management issues. This is achieved through the annual implementation of two key programs.

  • CoastEd - aims to maximise the involvement of the community in coastal management decision making, delivering coastal education and information sessions to a range of schools and community groups and using media, social media and community networks to promote key coastal management issues and activities.
  • BeachCare - provides opportunities for local people to help care for their local beaches through the establishment and ongoing care of dune rehabilitation areas. This award-winning community volunteer program allows participants to develop a deeper appreciation and ownership of these unique urban conservation areas. Download the BeachCare calendar.
  • Find out more on how you can be involved with our BeachCare and CoastEd programs.

Coastal Research Program

Each year GCCM delivers a targeted coastal research program on behalf of the City. Priority research topics include:

  • coastal process studies
  • beach health assessments
  • development of coastal management strategies and plans
  • identification of priority coastal works

Find more information on the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management.

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