Western Melbourne overtakes the Gold Coast on population growth

By Angela Dorizas The western edge of Melbourne has become the fastest growing region in Australia, according to new research. KPMG demographer Bernard Salt said the municipalities of Wyndham and Melton added 18,000 new residents over the past 12 months to June 2009. They have overtaken the Gold Coast by 1000 residents to become Australia’s […]

CMC clears Gold Coast Council of misconduct

By Angela Dorizas Queensland’s corruption watchdog, the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC), has cleared Gold Coast City Council of alleged misconduct over the purchase of Tipplers Resort. Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke said the finding of the CMC was that there were no abnormalities in council’s purchase of two leases associated with Tipplers Resort on South […]

City changes from gold to green

Gold Coast City Council is on the way to setting a new environmental benchmark. Image: Murray Waite, Tourism Queensland. By Rachel Borchardt When rampant developers known as the ‘white shoe brigade’ led the high-rise and canal building boom on Queensland’s Gold Coast in the 1960s and 70s, environmental sensitivity did not appear on the radar. […]


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