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Gold Coast Mayor – Head in the Sand?

Gold Coast Mayor – Head in the Sand?

The City of the Gold Coast needs an immediate building boost, red tape reduction and a “we are open for business” mentality from its Council (refer to No More Red Tape, Closed for Business? & Stimulus needed for Gold Coast). From the Mayor’s comments (see…

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Gold Coast Closed For Business?

Gold Coast Closed For Business?

Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke’s recent media release on building activity continuing (see below) states that the City’s development and building activity continues, but by the Mayor’s own figures, building activity on the Gold Coast whilst continuing is still clearly in significant decline from 2010…

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Dysfunctional Council & Bloated Bureaucracy Decimates City

Dysfunctional Council & Bloated Bureaucracy Decimates City

(Gold Coast Bulletin “Council’s Killing the Coast” Nick Nichols) The latest figures for building approvals and starts released by the GCCC for August 2011 are disturbing to say the very least. Last month a meagre 11 building approvals were completed, started or in progress in…

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Vow to Return Coast Waters

Vow to Return Coast Waters

ADC commends Campbell Newman and the Liberal National Party for promising to legislate for a Gold Coast Waterways Authority if elected. Sun, Surf, Sand and Water is the Gold Coast’s brand. It is this brand and the lifestyle behind it which this decision will help…

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Brick Tease, Council Grant Axed

Brick Tease, Council Grant Axed

Stimulus Needed For Gold Coast Says ADC Arnold Development Consultants (ADC) were disappointed by Gold Coast City Council’s recent decision not to proceed with the $5000-$8000 grant for new home buyers and builders. This grant would have been a great injection into the Gold Coast…

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Coast Falls Behind On New Projects

Coast Falls Behind On New Projects

Gympie has copped labels like “backward” and “backwater” from southeast Queensland residents for years, But the city overtook the Gold Coast in one crucial area in April. Just 15 residential and commercial projects kicked off on the Gold Coast in April, while Gympie – which…

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Melbourne or Bust

Melbourne or Bust

The building and construction industry says more Gold Coasters are heading to Melbourne than vice versa, for the first time since 1982. UDIA national executive Brian Stewart said figures in the Population Growth Highlights and Trends Queensland 2012 report had confirmed the flow of interstate…

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