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Greater use of Gold Coast beaches by restaurants & cafes would boost tourism

Mike Winlaw, CEO of the Surfers Paradise Alliance, a business chamber, has suggested the Gold Coast take inspiration from Bali and allow commercial operators greater access to the beachfront. The Gold Coast Bulletin reports that Mr Winlaw said: “Many tourism … Continue reading

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Subsidised blockbusters like Aquaman crowding out local film productions

There is new anecdotal evidence from film industry insiders that subsidised blockbusters such as Aquaman, currently filming on the Gold Coast, are not delivering the economic benefits they allegedly deliver. International film productions on the GC have benefited from federal … Continue reading

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Brisbane to have a denser inner city, but urban sprawl as well

I’ve written before about how residential building development is being concentrated in a few former commercial areas in the inner city and outer suburban areas such as North Lakes and Springfield (Where is residential development occurring in the Brisbane metro … Continue reading

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Gold Coast light rail debacle should serve as a warning to other cities

The Gold Coast light rail project has had a number of significant failures, including major cost blowouts, major disruptions to local businesses during construction, and poor signage that will infuriate tourists who hop off at the Surfers Paradise station when … Continue reading

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Strong growth in Gold Coast airport passenger numbers in 2012-13

Queensland Airports Ltd, which operates the Gold Coast, Townsville, Mt Isa and Longreach airports, today reported good growth in airport passenger numbers over 2012-13, largely driven by strong growth at the Gold Coast airport (see chart above). The company’s media … Continue reading

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