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4 CITY NEWS MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Taking extra care of our wildlife We all have a role to play in the preservation of our magnificent fauna. Latest City data reveals the extent of wildlife-vehicle collisions on our roads. The report identified a high density of collision hotspots between koalas and vehicles concentrated along several key roads within Currumbin Waters and Currumbin Valley, Elanora, Tallebudgera, and Burleigh Heads areas. Major roads within the northern suburbs also pose a risk with further hotspots in Parkwood, Arundel, Coombabah as well as Helensvale. Two key issues have been identified: driver behaviour and the need for more mitigation measures. The City currently undertakes a range of measures to reduce strikes such as fauna exclusion fencing, fauna underpasses, static wildlife signage, koala speed awareness devices, variable messaging signs as well as community education and awareness messaging. But we must do more – and we are. New mitigation measures to be explored include: Additional signage (static as well as vehicle activated); new fauna fencing; modify existing fencing; installing fauna culverts; vegetation management; vehicle calming devices such as speed humps, rumble strips and chicanes; koala grids (to restrict access to roads) and koala ladders (to enable escape from roads). More than 13,000 records of wildlife-vehicle collisions (all native species) have been reported on Gold Coast roads in the last decade and koalas make up 12.5 per cent of these records. I urge drivers to play their part and slow down at known koala hot spots, especially around dawn and dusk. TOM TATE MAYOR We’re shaping the future of the Gold Coast. The Corporate Plan supports the implementation of the City Vision, Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by opportunity. It outlines what we want to achieve for the community over the next five years. We want to ensure we meet the needs and aspirations of our residents and customers, and that the Gold Coast continues to be a great place to live, work and visit. For updates on the Corporate Plan engagement, head to gchaveyoursay.com.au to sign up. Could your dog find their way home? We know you love your dog and want to do everything you can to keep them safe and happy. Last year, 839 dogs were picked up outside of their home. Thankfully many were reunited with their owners, however not all dogs were lucky enough to go home. To improve the chances of them being safely re-united with you if they get lost or go wandering, keep their details upto-date. If you have moved address, have new contact details or your dog’s microchip details have changed, you can update your details quickly and easily by scanning our QR code or calling our friendly team today, on 07 5667 5990. The Corporate Plan Your city, your ideas.

5 COUNCILLOR NEWS Councillor William Owen-Jones Division 2 P 07 5582 8555 E division2@goldcoast.qld.gov.au PO Box 5042 GCMC QLD 9726 @WilliamOwenJonesDivision2GoldCoast W cityofgoldcoast.com.au MAY 2022 National Road Safety Week Every year, approximately 1200 people are killed and another 44,000 are seriously injured on Australian roads. Traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under 15 and the second biggest killer of all Australians aged between 15 and 24. These numbers are growing every year but are preventable if we choose to Drive So Others Survive! National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partnering road safety organisations and Government. The week highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it. Speed awareness devices There are a number of restrictions as to where the devices can be placed. They cannot be placed on multiple lane roads, near school zones, roundabouts or where the road curves. The signs are designed to slowly change driver behaviour. Whilst they capture the speed of vehicles approaching and passing the sign, number plate information is not captured. However, the data regarding vehicle numbers and speeds is regularly passed on to the Queensland Police Service. Last financial year the signs counted over 56,100,000 vehicle movements, on average vehicles travelling over the speed limit on approach to the signs reduced their speeds by 9km/h. The sites that have been identified in Helensvale, Hope Island and Oxenford to date are generally on City roads with higher volumes of traffic. The sites have been added to over time with residents’ suggestions. I would welcome any feedback regarding additional sites for future deployments. School footpaths The City has recently completed two school footpath projects in Helensvale, both designed to encourage students and parents to actively travel to the school gate (walk, cycle, scoot). The smaller of the projects was new footpath works along Adaminaby Drive, which was funded through the local area works program. The larger project was undertaken over several months on Lindfield and Discovery Drives and involved the installation of DDA (Disability Discriminatory Act) compliant pram ramps, driveways and footpaths. Whilst there were some disruptions due to the time involved, we thank the local school community for their understanding, as the short-term pain of works makes way for the long-term gain of better footpath connectivity. These works are not always cheap to deliver because they can involve the relocation of services, the introduction of retaining walls, and always requires traffic management, which is incredibly expensive. In the case of the two projects near the Helensvale schools, the City spent just over $800,000. The State makes no contribution to these costs, despite being responsible for schools. Police Link The City has a part to play in relation to roads and safety, however driver behaviour (speeding and hooning) can only be enforced by the Queensland Police Service. I would encourage residents to continue to log complaints with QPS Police Link (131-444) or Hoon Line (134-666). The QPS is data driven (reports of speeding) in relation to scheduling their enforcement programs. Community consultation I am a Justice of the Peace (Q) and available to meet with members of the community in my office on the ground floor of the Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre from 9am – 10.30am most Mondays and Fridays. Please contact the office first on 5582 8555 to confirm attendance. I welcome feedback from residents at division2@goldcoast.qld.gov. au or contact my Facebook page – WilliamOwenJonesDivision2GoldCoast Speed Awareness Device The City of Gold Coast has over 100 “smiley face” speed awareness devices which are deployed across the City-controlled road network. There are currently 10 speed awareness devices located across Division 2. The signs are rotated around approximately 30 different locations on a three month basis. ia O en-Jones i i i i i i l . l . . @WilliamOwenJonesDivision2GoldCoast W cityofgoldcoast.com.au

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Phone 1300 727 247 GOLD COAST UKULELE GROUP - this newly formed Group operates at Southport Community Centre every second Thursday between 1:30 & 3:30pm. Songs are projected to a large screen that includes lyrics and ukulele chords. Songs are from the 60’s through to 90’s including Country - Pop - Light Jazz etc. Beginners, intermediate and advanced players welcome. Email: Graeme: goldcoastukulelegroup@gmail.com and find us on Facebook. THE OXENFORD BOSOM BUDDIES BREAST CANCER SUPPORTGROUP meets the first Thursdayof everymonth at 10am at the Oxenford/Coomera Community and Youth Centre, 25 Leo Graham Way Road, Oxenford. A group for breast cancer people, their family, friends and supporters, everyone welcome. A morning tea is supplied by the Oxenford Bakers Delight. Lee 0439 754 180. HELENSVALE SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB INC. is open Tuesday to Friday mornings and welcomes people over 50 who would like to join in a variety of activities, including games, pool, table tennis and Tai Chi. 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BLUECARE, NORTHERN GOLD COAST is seeking people from diverse backgrounds and aged over 18yrs interested in joining our team of volunteers who provide support to the frail aged and elderly of our community. For more information about becoming a Blue Care Volunteer contact: Lorraine Castner (e) L.Castner@bluecare.org.au (m) 0418 184230. MELODY MAJORS CHOIR welcomes new members of all ages, male and female, to our Wednesday mornings choir rehearsals at Owens Park rooms at Southport. It is not necessary that you read music. Short music/singing tutorial and a warm-up. We’re a social, enthusiastic group, and if you enjoy singing and meeting new friends, then this is for you. Phone Jeanette 0468396998. ARUNDEL – FREE STROKE SOCIAL GROUP held twice monthly on the 2ndand4thMonday of themonth 10am till 2pm. A relaxed social gathering, with guest speakers, monthly topics, activities and tips and tricks to help support those who are a stroke survivor. The Hopewell Centre 11 Dunkirk Close Arundel. 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Call 1800 811 811 anytime 24/7, or visit www.DVConnect.org LIONS CLUB OF HELENSVALE Meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of each month. The Car Boot Markets are on the first Sunday of everymonth EXCEPT in January. at Helensvale Plaza car park (near themotor registry)from 5am until 10 am. $15 per site. Stallholders must supply their own marquees, tables and chairs, and must clean and vacate their sites by 10am. Foodstuff is not to be sold by the stallholders. Contact Lions Club of Helensvale 0416877545 or helensvale.qld@lions.org.au AL-ANONTHERE ISHOPE. If someone in your family has a drinking problem, you can seewhat it’s doing to them. But can you see what it’s doing to you? For information and help contact Al-Anon 1300252666. COME EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN!!! FREE SOCIAL CHESS - The community centre, 2a Gidgee Ct, Molendinar, Mon and Fri 9am to 2 pm. Sharks Footy Club, Olsen Ave, Weds 10am to 2pm. Ph Ray 0411520833 co-ordinator. IT’S YOUR MOVE! Also Free Computer Lessons Tue & Fri mornings. ROTARY CLUB OF ASHMORE for men and women interested in supporting their local, national and international communities. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month at the Ashmore Rotary Community Centre, 139 Currumburra Road, Ashmore from 6 pm. Dinner optional – but RSVP is important. Please contact President Denise Payne on 0414 791195 for more information on how you can become a volunteer and help with others to do good in our world.

10 HOTA and City of Gold Coast are searching for 200 rockstars to take to the stage this July Grab your guitars, Gold Coast – registrations are now open to perform as part of Those Who Rock – an epic concert featuring Aussie music icons on HOTA’s Outdoor Stage this July 3, presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and City of Gold Coast. A participatory arts and community-focused event led by internationally acclaimed artist, Joseph O’Farrell (JOF), Those Who Rock will bring together people of all ages and abilities, offering the opportunity to rock out on the big stage for the ultimate celebration of all things rock and roll. With the callout officially now open, community members are invited to grab a guitar and register, to join in the free community workshops from May to June across the Gold Coast. Everyday rockstars and guitarists of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds, are invited to join JOF and his team to rehearse a set list of iconic rock anthems at the free workshops to be held in community centres across six areas of the Gold Coast - Tugun, Robina, Carrara, Runaway Bay, Helensvale and Pimpama. The culmination will be a huge concert under the stars, featuring hundreds of our local guitarists and some of Australia’s rock music legends on HOTA’s Outdoor Stage, hosted by Australian television personality and radio presenter, Myf Warhurst. Rockers will perform on stage with some bona fide Aussie icons, including Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) and Dave Gleeson (The Screaming Jets). Each guitarist group will have their moment in the spotlight, banding together to perform a song learnt throughout the workshop process. Rock jams include ‘You’re the Voice’ by John Farnham, ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’ by The Angels, ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica, ‘Horses’ by Daryl Braithwaite, ‘I Love Rock’n’Roll’ by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen.In an epic finale, all groups will take to the stage and join forces to perform ACDC’s classic rock anthem, ‘For Those About to Rock’. HOTA CEO, Criena Gehrke said: “Since 2018, the HOTA Outdoor Stage has hosted some incredible artists. From Ocean Alley, L.A.B., to Ministry of Sound, and our very own Amy Shark, projects like Those Who Rock will bring out the next generation of rock stars.” “What better way to celebrate the return of live music after some undeniably difficult years for the industry – rocking out as only Gold Coasters can,” she said. Those Who Rock Creator, JOF, said this is a one-of-a-kind event that’s only been seen once before when the concept premiered in Melbourne in 2019. “Get your guitars ready Gold Coasters, I am so excited for everyone to experience this rocking good time and intergenerational event that is going to rock the community. We encourage everyone to get involved. It really doesn’t matter if you’re a complete newbie to guitar or an experienced player, our team will be there to guide the group towards an amazing show.” “Those Who Rock is about the community, being part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience and promoting diversity, while celebrating and giving live music some glory following the pandemic,” added JOF. Participants of all ages will need to bring their own guitars and attend a minimum of two workshops, plus a rehearsal and the main concert. Workshops kick off on Saturday, May 28 until Sunday, June 26 and will be held at Tugun Community Centre, Robina Community Centre, Carrara Community Centre, Runaway Bay Youth Centre, Helensvale Cultural Centre and Pimpama Community Centre. The Those Who Rock concert will be held at HOTA, Home of the Arts on Sunday, July 3 and tickets go on sale late May, with a waitlist for the concert already available on the HOTA website. Those Who Rock is presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and City of Gold Coast and supported by Everybody NOW!. To find out more or sign up to get involved, visit HOTA’s website: www.hota.com.au/thosewhorock 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 PRINTING SPECIALS Distribution from $35/1000 *Price includes basic artwork and GST • Full colour flyers on 130gsm gloss • Business cards 420gsm card • Letterheads 80gsm bond Contact Geoff on 0411 134 507 geoff@localnewsletters.com 10,000 A5 Flyers $495* 5,000 A4 Flyers $495* 500 Letterheads $150* 10,000 A4 Flyers $795* 1000 Colour Business Cards $139* 5,000 A5 Flyers $320* from from from from from from Tickets available 5532 2096 www.gclt.com.au 21A Scarborough St, Southport P R E S E N T S An Australian Drama

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