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Division 12 News

December 2019 - January 2020

Community office

For the convenience of residents in our local area I'm going to be holding mobile offices in the community on the following dates from 9am to 11am to help answer any council related questions or concerns:

  • Thursday 5 December — Crocker Park, 92 Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters

Upgrading local infrastructure Deodar Park

Stage two of the "Deodar Park Masterplan" playground construction commenced on Monday 11 November 2019, with the removal of the existing shade sail.

New playgrounds works will begin on 4 December 2019, due for completion around 20 December 2019. Weather permitting.

Playground facilities will accommodate ages 1-12 years. These improvements will be a great community asset for everyone.

John Handley Community Centre

A new water tower with tap bubbler and dog bowl has been installed at the John Handley Community Centre just in time for summer.

Reg Chesters Park

Two fitness stations have been replaced in Reg Chester’s Park at Burleigh Heads and are now ready for everyone to use.

Majorie St Henry Park

Majorie St Henry Park at Burleigh Heads now has a new shelter and furniture creating an improved look to be shared by all of the local community.

Pizzey Park

The Pizzey Park Precinct is one of the largest multi-sports complexes on the Gold Coast playing host to a broad range of sports and recreation enthusiasts and clubs.

City of Gold Coast has created a draft master plan in close consultation with the local community that intends to guide development for the next 15 years.

The master plan proposes to:

  • enhance the community offering through a central hub and celebration lawn
  • deliver skate park improvements and an events space
  • improve traffic flow and parking options with safer access into and around the precinct
  • implement general improvements including signage, security, activation opportunities and management.

The Pizzey Park Master Plan consultation runs from 27 November to 17 December 2019.

Get in touch
Parks and Recreational Services
P 07 5581 6984

Supporting our community groups

Divisional Donations 2019-20

We received 49 applications for divisional donations this year from our local community and sporting groups, with requests totalling $123,050.51. I had the unenviable task of allocating the available $50,000.

My priority is ensuring that the money will benefit our local community and sporting groups and goes towards projects within those groups that will also benefit the community as a whole. Successful applicant letters have been sent.

What’s on and coming up

Burleigh Christmas Carols

Thursday 12 December, Memorial Park and John Laws Park, Burleigh Heads 4.30pm-8.30pm.

Join us for a wonderful afternoon and evening of free Christmas entertainment and fun. Bring the family and a picnic blanket, relax and sing along to your favourite Christmas carols.

Single Fin Festival

Saturday 11 January - Sunday 12 January 2020 Burleigh Beach, Burleigh Heads.

The Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Classic will take place from 11 to 12 January 2020, with a field of red hot locals taking on current and former tour surfers. The 23rd annual single fin festival will invite all surfers, locals and tourists to celebrate our life in the beautiful nature of Burleigh Heads.

Tenth Annual Burleigh Swim Run

Monday 27 January 2020, Burleigh Beach, Burleigh Heads.

Slater + Gordon Burleigh Swim Run Australia Day Challenge is a fun community fitness event held in front of the Burleigh Lifeguard HQ that is open to everybody from kids as young as five to adults over 60.

Find out more on the Burleigh Swim Run website.

The Sixth Biennial Global Wave Conference

Monday 10 February to Friday 14 February 2020

The conference will bring together environmental and social scientists, world surfing legends, conservationists, surfing industry and the sustainability and eco-surfing conscientious.

Find out more at

Super Sports Saturday 2020

Saturday 29 February 2020, Pizzey Park Precinct, Miami.

Try new activities, sign up for a new sport, and talk to local coaches and officials. Celebrate the amazing array of sports and fitness organisations in Division 12 at the Gold Coast’s biggest sports sign on event.

Featuring live music, food trucks, sports stalls, scooter jams, mascot race and more!

Christmas office hours

The Division 12 office will be closed on Wednesday 25 December 2019 and reopening on Monday 6 January 2020.

I wish you a safe and happy Christmas with your friends and family and hope you enjoy the festive season.

Thank you for your contribution to making our local area a beautiful place to work, live, learn and play.

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