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Division 12 News

June 2020

Community office

Community consultation will recommence in July at Burleigh Stockland, Miami One and the Q Super Centre Shopping Centres. Dates to be advised and confirmed shortly.

Supporting our community

Thank you Division 12

I am both humbled and honoured that you have re-elected me to council and I will proudly represent you.

I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure our community and our city is the best place to live, learn, work, play and raise a family.

Moving forward it is important we have stability, experience, security and genuine representation.

In these uncertain times we all need to take care of ourselves and each other physically, mentally and emotionally. I will continue to keep people informed and connected to their community.

Following the election Division 12 extended northwards to include all of Mermaid Waters and Mermaid Beach. The division is bounded by Bermuda Street in the west, Hooker Boulevard and Margaret Avenue in the north, and in the south, the Burleigh Waters suburb boundary.

Division 12 currently has 27,006 voters and predicted to have 28,610 voters by 2024.

Financial hardship assistance

Property owners experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 can apply online for an extension of payment timeframes for rates and water bills.

Residents and community organisations please visit our Community support page for additional information.

Gold Coast libraries

The City of Gold Coast has a plan for a staged reopening of services and facilities, including libraries, ensuring we meet all social distancing requirements and hygiene protocols. While our libraries remain closed to the general public for now, we’re pleased to announce that a click and collect service is coming.

Return your books - our 24-hour return chutes are open at Helensvale, Southport and Elanora – thanks to all who have returned their books so far, please keep them coming in! A reminder though that all physical items have been extended to 31 July.

Pick up your holds - we’ll be contacting customers who have existing holds, and they’ll be able to pick up their items from Saturday 13 June at specified locations, dates and times.

Click and collect - from Saturday 11 July, library customers will be invited to place new holds on items and will be contacted to pick up their items at specified times, dates and locations.

We’ll continue to update you over the coming weeks so if you haven’t already, please like and follow our page so you can stay up-to-date with the latest information.

Waste and recycling centres

Recycle Street

From Monday 1 June, the odds and evens customer system has been removed allowing residents to visit a centre on any day of the week, during usual opening hours .Social distancing measures remain in place with selected parking bays closed.

For those wishing to dispose of garden waste please note that residential green waste is ONLY being accepted at green waste drop and go's at Coomera, Molendinar, Merrimac and Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centres.

Tourist parks

Tourist Parks will take bookings from 13 June to allow contractors time to re-engage staff and prepare parks. Due to Queensland Health requirements via mandated Health Management Plans, communal amenities and cooking facilities will need to remain closed until these restrictions are eased. Bookings will be restricted to Villas, en suite sites and self-contained caravans.

Customer Service Centres

At this time our customer service centres connected to libraries are closed to the public, until further notice. Our centres at Bundall, Nerang and Southport remain open from 8.15am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Aquatic Centres

The Gold Coast, Palm Beach and Miami Aquatics Centres will reopen with restricted services on Monday 22 June, subject to Industry Plans allowing groups of 20 in the separate sections of the venues. The City will use the coming weeks to return staff to work and ensure all water quality and temperatures are back to public access levels.

Upgrading local infrastructure

Public Amenities - Ed Hardy Park, North Burleigh

Amenities upgrade Ed Hardy Park

I am pleased to advise that new public amenities will be constructed at Ed Hardy Park, North Burleigh.

Construction will commence shortly for an approximate period of 3-4 months.

The existing amenities south of the North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club have reached the end of their safe usable life and will be replaced with new amenities, located approximately 70 meters south from the existing building to enable improved access for people with disability.

The new amenities have been designed to accommodate beach wheelchair access from the ocean way and will include one male cubicle, one female cubicle, one unisex cubical and a unisex change room.

The architecturally designed building is open and airy and located to minimise any loss of amenity along the foreshore.

Ed Hardy Picnic Hub upgrade

Improvements are now complete with the installation of a concrete pad, garden bed, new turf, irrigation upgrade and the relocation of existing seating. This popular area can now be enjoyed by all.

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Park shelter in Ken Mansbridge Park, Miami Beach

Replacement of park shelter - Ken Mansbridge Park, Mermaid Beach

The construction of a new double shelter and furniture has commenced at Ken Mansbridge Park and is due for completion over the coming weeks, weather permitting.

Miami Aquatic Centre redevelopment

We’re now delivering an $18 million contemporary, integrated aquatic centre that will provide increased lap swimming and learn to swim facilities. The redevelopment will:

  • replace the original eight-lane 50 metre pool with a new, multi-functional 10-lane pool in-keeping with high performance classification
  • renew the learn to swim pool to provide a more contemporary facility with direct links to public amenities
  • establish a new entry, reception and administration area, first aid and public amenities
  • provide additional car parking and bus set-down facilities.

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