If you could fix one local issue what would it be?

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  • LucyLu over 4 years ago
    The unemployment rate and percentage of the Gold Coast is absolutely ridiculous right now more so than ever. I have now been unemployed for over 6 years despite my constant efforts of applying to jobs, completely many courses whilst gaining more qualifications, attending job interviews and working unpaid trials; I am still no closer to finding a job nor having no such luck in that area. The Gold Coast needs to get its act together and start creating more equal job opportunities and availabilities because it's not looking at all good for me nor my brother who's struggling at 19. Please do something about this monumental problem because at almost 25; I nor anyone else who might be struggling should be having to rely on the government for its very little income support. I haven't been able to even start my life yet and it's getting beyond a cruel joke. This is the biggest issue that the Gold Coast is facing at the moment and something absolutely needs to be done about it by now.
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    • rff over 4 years ago
      GC Council should give rates and tax incentives to encourage multinationals to set up here. Have an IT Corridor for example. Do what Singapore did by encouraging large companies to have regional state offices and low cost manufacturing here.
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      • maree over 4 years ago
        yes, my friend made redundant after 10yrs, her new Indian boss had creative accounting ideas! also all jobs in this very large accounts office to go overseas next year! Jobs that our school leavers could have, going overseas. Phoned Telstra help line, having trouble understanding, asked could someone else there help me, NO I was being helped by someone in the Phillipines.
    • JoeCr over 4 years ago
      gold coast great place to live but few opportunities,maebe you should consider relocatingto somewhere else where jobs are more plentiful,it would certainly take a little more pressure off social services!
    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Rather than employment opportunities we need disincentives to migration. Increased population inevitably leads to lower standard of living.
    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Have you ever considered moving someplace else where there just might be a chance of finding employment ?? It might sound harsh but the reality is there are, and always will be infinitely more bodies than jobs on the glitter strip. Employers, especially the shark variety endemic to the Gold Coast, will always take advantage of that situation.
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      • jued12 over 4 years ago
        I came here more than 20 years ago (to the Gold Coast) I came to Australia more than 40 years ago. I have never been unemployed why because I am willing to do the extra yards to get a job, to look like a person that an employer would want. There are a number of people who really do not want to work because the government will provide . I would suggest that if you cannot get a paid job and you are getting the Dole or other assistance then Volunteer for unpaid work. Move to an area where there is work (including overseas) Today everyone wants a pay out and gives nothing back. Walk the streets with a resume and as soon as you see a sign "assistant wanted" go in and ask. Maybe if we thought more about people having a job we would have had the Cruise terminal and potentially 15000 employed instead of a lump of sand in the broadwater
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  • DeeSop over 4 years ago
    Have just heard about the proposed beachfront walkway proposed between Tugun and Bilinga. Can't believe that in this beautiful city this beachfront walkway is being made to not continue along the beach but rather to go onto Gold Four Drive and then eventually continue along the beach front. the Gold Coast - a beach front walkway along a road? What a wonderful experience for all, residents and tourists alike, being lost by the walk way bypassing the beach and instead being made to continue along the road. Come on! The beachfront walk way continues along the beach!
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Might I suggest some research on the identity & political affiliation of property owners who don't want a walkway between their property and the beach would be enlightening..
  • Chrisaw4214 almost 5 years ago
    Local Law inspectors need to visit residential areas in the evenings and weekends to restrict illegal parking. Main areas around Parkwood, and Crestwood Heights with narrow streets where there is a large occupancy of "share rental homes". These are used by students and other singles, and as aconsequence up to four or more vehicles parking on nature strips etc. Many tenancies using the double garage as additional living space so cars not parked inside. In many instances there are more than four individuals in these houses, again no monitoring by council.
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    • Jonesjl almost 5 years ago
      We need to assist some of our residents rather than fine them. Times are tough enough as it is. Might not be great but some of the residents could just use a break. As you know Rome wasnt built in a day so imporved public transport and more suitable parking will come. .
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      • Chrisaw4214 almost 5 years ago
        Sorry but you don't get the picture. In my street it is not a main road, but due to the City Planners at the time is quite narrow. There are a number of residents who have built or bought homes because of the "quiet" nature of the street. The children play in the street which is terrific to see. However, in the last twelve months we have had four homes being sold and then put on the rental market. The occupiers have had to meet high rentals and as a consequence there are four or more individuals living in each of these houses with same number of vehicles. The owner/occupiers use their garges to park their vehicles whereas the renters do not. Thus the street becomes very blocked and hard to negotiate because of narrowness, Also the Renters are the primary defaulters in using excess speed to negotiate thus putting children at danger. The University and the University Hospital should have built residences for students and or staff. The only assistance these renters need is to help them get out of the area.
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        • Jonesjl almost 5 years ago
          Sorry I do get the picture. Isn't it a planning issue. There is a reality of current times and people are struggling to make ends meet. Finding more people is not the answer. We need to be encouraging the GC economy. Speed is a different issue and a police matter. Not Council jurisdiction. And not encouraging and supporting those people who are being educated to save lives is very disheartening. I would have thought more doctors and nurses and top quality health is important. They need to start somewhere and they need to learn and also live somewhere while they do so. But that is a side issue from the forum. I would have to agree better planning might alleviate some of your issues. But discriminating against university students cannot be solved through the Local Planning Act. Stay safe.
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          • Crayon over 4 years ago
            By allowing Nature strip parking you will see that erosion of these areas becomes a real problem as is access to water/telstra services and Fire hydrants for emergencies. These houses are rented out the D/Garage is used for storage and if all cars are not on the nature strip they make the street one-way or impassable...great when you need an Ambulance/Police or Fire Brigade. The Council have been fully informed with Photos etc and they just bury their heads. Rental houses should only exist where there is adequate off street parking and in streets WIDE enough to allow parking.
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            • Jonesjl over 4 years ago
              Our city planners should not be enabling this type of situation to occur. Why not plan a city where kerbside parking is safe and allow traffic to go through. I agree that our streets should be wide enough and we should be planning our city not to exasperate the issue.
        • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
          The real blame lies with the lunatic town planners who allow houses to be built without adequate provision for parking.
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          • Jonesjl over 4 years ago
            my point exactly.
          • maree over 4 years ago
            agree. Too many cars. Town Planners could arrange for all public transport to be free, this would help students, pensioners etc. and reduce the number of cars on the coast.
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            • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
              Free public transport would certainly be a move in the right direction however the most likely funding source would be congestion taxes and I suspect the concept could well bring down a government. Personally I'd like to see a moratorium on population growth but that would go down like a lead balloon.
    • kingy over 4 years ago
      Pacific Pines with the multiple room lettings and poor roads has cars parked all over footpaths, blocking views around corners. Inspections required after, say, 5.p.m. and week ends to catch culprits.
  • parkway16 over 4 years ago
    Fast track the cruise ship terminal . Most gold coasters want it. Why should job opportunities be delayed by blurs racy.
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    • rff over 4 years ago
      Brisbane is building a new terminal sea side of the bridge. No point having another cruise terminal 1 hour away here. Also what is there for cruise passengers to see here on their one day shore stay?
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      • Chrisaw4214 over 4 years ago
        Richard,Take off your "blinkers", We have lovely beaches, great shopping centres and the Hinterland and Mount Tamborine would be loved by Cruisers. We have much more to offer. Brisbane is harder to get into than Sydney.
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        • rff over 4 years ago
          I agree on some of our attractions BUT cruises drop off passengers for up to 8 hours so by the time you get coaches loaded and drive up to mt tambourine for example it would leave little time to explore and spend their dollars.
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          • Chrisaw4214 over 4 years ago
            Sorry Richard, but it is obvious you haven't cruised very much. Cruise lines ensure that Coaches are brought up close to ship are filled quickly and are off to their various destinations. A half hour drive and you are up at Mt Tamborine, then could go to Green Mountain and even maybe stop at some wineries as well as the shops.
    • steveRo over 4 years ago
      The land up at Port of Brisbane is already ready to go and does not require expensive dredging - not like the GC. The developers are not relying on overseas gambling (misery money) and land give aways to get started - not like the GC. Brisbane would be a port to embark and disembark passengers - not like the GC day port. Brisbane is geared to handle loading and unloading ship fuel and sewage - not like the GC. So re-build a 'decent' International style terminal at the mouth of the Brisbane River, improve infrastructure between the airport, the Brisbane Terminal and the Gold Coast. Plenty of jobs, safe development and control remains in Australian hands.
    • Tango22 over 4 years ago
      The Gold Coast is one of the premier tourist destinations in the country and tourism a major Gold Coast industry. Cruise ships want fast access to good destinations. The Brisbane river, with its long access channel is a poor choice.
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      • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
        The Gold Coast lost the plot years ago and will never recover until / unless the attitude of business changes significantly so that the concept of more sharks on the land than in the water is no longer acceptable.
    • Tango22 over 4 years ago
      The Gold Coast is one of the premier tourist destinations in the country and tourism a major Gold Coast industry. Cruise ships want fast access to good destinations. The Brisbane river, with its long access channel is a poor choice.
    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      The proposed location on the spit is mindless, what ASF aren't admitting is the deal struck with Tate for a casino to be operated by his grubby mates.
    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      I'm ecstatic that the ASF proposal has finally been pronounced extinct
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      • jued12 over 4 years ago
        There are too many greenies who seem to get their way in these types of discussions. Brisbane is too far away for cruisers to come down to the coast and spend megabucks. I have been on many a cruise in the states and Europe, Villages in Alaska have 4 or 5 ships a week pull in , 300 people benefit as well as the millions in major cities. The Gold Coast would have benefited from 15000 jobs probably millions of dollars a day from big Liners parking at our door. We seem hell bent on stopping all development for a man made island or some near extinct species (that could be moved) and to hell with all those people that would benefit from the work and improvement in life style it would bring. At times we are a selfish mob!!
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        • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
          Far more than sufficient public open space has already been allocated to the white shoed fraternity. Those avaricious parasites should try spending some of their own money for a change and not expect ratepayers to bankroll them. Furthermore the fanciful projections regarding employment couldn't hope to withstand even the most cursory investigation. There is a reason for the 'more sharks on the land than in the water' saying.
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          • jued12 over 4 years ago
            I find that attitude revolting . That white shoe brigade fought for the country and allowed you to blither off, maybe you should show more respect to the elder statesmen and women and then the Gold Coast could be a better place. I think most of them have paid their taxes much long than most of the greenies and tree huggers up here. Most of the sharks are the dole bludgers suck society dry
  • ChippyDude over 4 years ago
    I am a Licensed Builder, Yet to quote and Build a Garage or Extension or Grannyflat or House, I must get an Architect, an Engineer, a Private Certifier, a Council Approval and Jump through a Million Red Tape Hoops just to build something so simple I could have done it myself as an Apprentice 30 years ago. What is the Point Of me being Licensed to Build to the Australian Building Code, If I cant just Build and certify the work Myself,. Why do I need an Architect, an Engineer, a Private Certifier, and a Council Approval to build something that Complies to the Australian Building Code. I am a Builder, I know what complies and what dosnt, Why cant I Certify the Work, What is My Builders Licence even For ??? If I arnt allowed design and build and Certify my Own Work that Complies to The Australian Building Code. Why Cant I approve the Work ??? Why do I need a Council Approval ?? Dont You get it ?? Its stupid. This is why its so Hard to maintain Building Employment and why its so hard to employ people and Build and get things done, WAY too much red tape, Too many Hoops to jump through, even just do a basic Job, its just so darn long winded. I should be allowed to Quote and win job, and design it to Code, get started the next day Building the thing. Ive already Blasted the State Ministers for not making the Building Code Free for everyone to access, . The Planning Laws should all be written into the Code with The Maps for each Planning law, Then Builders Like me could just Quote and do jobs to The Building Code that applies to the Planning Law for that House address. Also all Underground Sewer and water pipes and electrical wires underground should all be on a Map online. With all the Planning Laws and Building Codes That apply for that area, That way I could Design and Quote up a Job in a Day that applies to that Code, Then I could just do the job at my leisure and Certify Myself as I am a Licensed Builder , That I have Completed the Works to the Building Code and Planning Laws that are set out on the Code. Then I can Build stuff. Then I can employ , then I can get people Working and , Put Families into Homes, and into Grannyflats or Dual accommodation style extensions. ANd give people a Place to Live. And get people employed. Let me build, Let me Build extra Homes on Acreage Properties, Let me sub-divide Acreage Properties with extra homes, Let me make money, Let me employ. Please Remove the RED TAPE.
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Ah yes, but removing all the red tape would deprive hundreds of folk who would otherwise be totally unemployable of an extremely lucrative part time income.
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      • jued12 over 4 years ago
        The removal of all reed tape would allow cowboy builders to put up and certify buildings that may not conform. We need some but a Builder and a certifier should be separate. Council approval must always be obtained but at minimal cost!!!
  • Jonesjl over 4 years ago
    How about we help and support our homeless and less fortunate. Either through existing charities such as Rosies or have our Council providing clean blankets everyday for homeless people to use. We could arrange to go to our local farmers in the area and pick up any left over produce lying on the ground for a very small price or free. Especially if it is not cost effective for our farmers to pick up this remaining produce. Use this food for our homeless and less fortunate.
  • Crayon over 4 years ago
    Their is a huge intersection at the UNI/Hospital which should have a walkway for all the Students to cross as the Brainless Bus System drops them on the Parkwood side and all the renters from Parkwood side have to walk across holding up the lights even longer. The right hand turn from Ferry Road into Queen Street turns into a road block because the New lights stop them for so long it backs up across this intersection. If ever a Roundabout was needed it is at that New Light intersection to keep the traffic flowing.
  • Crayon over 4 years ago
    When are Council going to stop the geniuses who dump their lawn clippings/rubbish into nearby Forests. Haven't these clueless people heard of Bushfires.
  • troy over 4 years ago
    Proper sequencing of traffic lights, longer green lights for main traffic thoroughfares, removal of unnecessary lights where possible. We have the worst traffic light caused congestion in the country and it could be easily avoided!
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    • malaprop over 4 years ago
      Completely agree. I just don't get the light system here. Having driven in most capital cities in Europe with far higher traffic density you can easily see how it could be improved here.
    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Given the low cost of computer power, it wouldn't take a lot of human thought to get traffic lights syncronized, unfortunately functional grey cells are in extremely short supply in the Gold Coast Council
  • malaprop over 4 years ago
    Not been on the Gold Coast for that long but the two areas I think could benefit from some attention are public transport and litter dumping. It's such a beautiful area and yet on old coach road every week people are dumping furniture, tyres and filth. Litter has been thrown out of the window of cars all the was along the road. As for public transport, it doesn't exist in many areas. Be easier to crack down on drink driving if there were more alternatives available. (Not that I'm excusing drink drivers)
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Even where public transport does exist, its so unreliable that nobody in their right mind would consider relying on it. I've submitted numerous complaints about non-appearing Surfside buses and I understand from our over-paid representatives that they receive thousands however I've yet to see any indication the problem is being addressed.
  • mccatra1 over 4 years ago
    Public transport needs to be cheaper and more accessible. This would attract more people to the system which would balance out the cheaper fares; it would free up the road networks, meaning the cost of repairs and upgrades would decrease, as would accident and injury; and it would alleviate parking issues in troubled spots relieving stress and tension from affected residents, which, in turn, means Councillors can shift their time to more important issues.
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    • alto over 4 years ago
      I travel to Brisbane every day on the train. The fact that it is so full on every train is ridiculous. Surely it can't be that hard to add more services during peak hour!
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      • Sean A-E over 4 years ago
        The tram line I want to be longer to Helensvale Train station in the north and to the south to the Airport.I also like more trams to be in the network
      • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
        Actually I've yet to encounter a crowded train although I'm not a regular train commuter. Maybe its a time of day issue ?? What bothers me more is the unreliability after several services failed to run because something or other reportedly broke. One service terminated at Beenleigh around midnight leaving dozens of passengers going to Gold Coast stations stranded. Reason given was that the crew had run out of hours. No doubt the overpaid management fatcats were tucked up in bed with their phones turned off.
    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      I've always been amazed by the blinkered approach to public transport in Australia. The powers that be cannot get the concept of providing any service that doesn't return a profit. One of the very first places I would have expected our grossly overpaid elected representatives to visit for 'fact finding' is Oahu, a place where public transport is not only extremely affordable but very well patronized. Mind you I suspect the only 'facts' studied by our elected representatives in the Hawaiian islands are the menus and wine lists at the fancy resorts.
  • thebleaks over 4 years ago
    Extend the heavy rail down to Gold Coast airport and then down to Coolangatta/Tweed Heads border.
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      I thought that was on the state government wish list ..... probably due for completion sometime in the next two or three centuries. Unfortunately the only way its likely in the forseeable future is a private party partnership which would result in utterly extortionate fares a la the Brisbane Airtrain that few prospective users could afford. Figure a way to defeat that and you will have a winner.
  • sunshinegirlnz over 4 years ago
    The citys roads, too many unnecessary lights, lights that we do need, need to be on sensors, not timers, more roundabouts to create traffic flow, especially in suburban areas.
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Personally I detest roundabouts because they encourage 'might' of way rather than 'right' of way. Invariably the biggest vehicle and / or the most aggressive driver gets to inconvenience every other road user.
  • JasonJo over 4 years ago
    The streets & major roads..The B.Corp sorry council should have more of their "Council Inspectors" start looking at road signs being covered up by tree branches, roads with pot holes repaired only to be needing redoing after a down pour of rain. Busy local streets that haven't resurfaced in years. Its obvious just get out of your A/C offices and have a look about its not hard
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Its long since time for councils to be recognized for what they really are, ie bodies corporate. There is no reason to be apologetic, in fact its the clowns who choose to hoodwink the public into believing so-called local 'government' has any legitimacy who should be apologizing to us. .
  • lucyc over 4 years ago
    REEDY CREEK - Traffic in the morning on Old Coach Road is getting out of control during the school weeks. The round-a-bout near the Reedy Creek Woolworths has become extremely congested and the traffic builds up from as early as 7:30am. It's only a one lane road on Old Coach Road off the round-a-bout and it is hard to get through at a reasonable time without having to wait in traffic for a long period. Something needs to be done as there are so many new residential areas in Reedy Creek. That one lane road is becoming a problem with everyone trying to get around all at the same time!
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Experience elsewhere on planet earth has proven conclusively that its impossible to fix traffic congestion by building 'better' roads. The **ONLY** thing 'better' roads have ever achieved is yet more traffic using them. The way sustainable to fix congestion is to get commuters out of private cars and into public transport however I won't go there because Australians as a race are incapable of comprehending something so profound.
  • varsitylady over 4 years ago
    Get rid of these horrid Electricity Poles!
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Underground power is fine in theory but unfortunately there are massive costs involved, both for installation and for maintenance. The cost of upgrading the power lines from above ground to underground along the existing toy train route alone would run into billions.
  • Pop Cap over 4 years ago
    Road congestion is becoming a major issue all over the coast. Some roads are carparks for certain times of the day. We need public transport alternative solutions and incentives NOW. Please put in a roundabout intersection Tallai Road and Old Coach Road and include Mudgeeraba Road. No more traffic lights please.
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      You can blame road congestion on the the clowns responsible for the hair-brained toy train set. Blind Freddie could have forseen the problem with taking half the roads away when they were already horribly congested. A far more intelligent solution would have been a monorail.
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      • marg2663 over 4 years ago
        how on earth does this comment add to the discussion. I believe if you have a problem then give us a solution not a whinge. but what would you expect from a drunk guy at the pub.
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  • marg2663 over 4 years ago
    I would complete the light rail to Burleigh, south and the heavy rail north.
  • xoxo over 4 years ago
    The one local issue I would fix is attitudes to compliance. From dumping of rubbish to barking dogs, illegal camping, keeping of livestock, illegal building work, vegetation clearing and everything else that goes on around the coast with no penalties. There are mechanisms in place to take action but on the Gold Coast the only people who suffer are those who are impacted by others non-compliance. Council needs to tackle this culture of anything goes by using the local laws rather than turning a blind eye. Where local laws are not applicable then police or state agencies should be informed.
  • not_enough over 4 years ago
    What about a cheap rent high rise for those who struggle, then everyone who lives there gets offered jobs/apprenticeships that are available. Rather than people consistently applying for jobs with no luck. It would kinda centralize the issue of job finders and hard living especially for young people.
  • not_enough over 4 years ago
    I don't think it will cost you anything, but the way slave rates to employees are going and the increase of everyday expenses, rates/tax/gst, rent, transports, what ever you can think of . We're going to end up struggling forever!!
  • chloeleetaylor over 4 years ago
    The traffic on Sunbird Avenue paradise point is horrible! They flaunt their cars too make the lights.
  • abcd1964 over 4 years ago
    The beachfront walkway at Tugun belong to all citizens not a select few...therefore the idea to move a beachfront walkway to a busy road is beyond belief !!!!.I pay rates and dont wont my exhorbitant rates wasted on a lemon idea...we live near the beach we want to ride/walk near it...I was never surveyed or consulted about this ...Surfers and broadbeach beachfront walkways were not diverted onto a sidestreet or main road...this is the dumbest idea council has come up with..and will be another waste of our money...a beachfront walkway diverted to a road??? wake up and represent what the majority of ratepayers and visitors want.. if you want to walk along a road go to MELBOURNE A survey to ALL southern Goldcoasters please
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Ah yes, but remember the property owners potentially disadvantages by the walkway are 'significant' folk whose views are obviously far more important than the wishes of the hoi-polloi
  • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
    The cost of salaries paid to the CEO, mayor, councillors and bureaucrats are way beyond ridiculous and the number of utterly pointless junkets only adds insult to injury. All the aforementioned should concentrate their efforts on doing their jobs instead of constantly swanning off on ratepayer funded jaunts. Personally I'd like to see all council salaries slashed by at least 30%, ratepayer funded holidays banned completely, and ratepayers given full access to all council meetings with provision for us to make comment on the actions and decisions of OUR servants whether elected or otherwise.
  • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
    Moderators who don't believe in freedom of speech.Its blatantly obvious that only comments that don't offend the ruling dictatorship are acceptable.
  • LindaCa over 4 years ago
    Complete the Gold Coast Oceanway and, in particular, the beachfront section from Bilinga to Tugun.
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  • Julie Taylor over 4 years ago
    would not allow developers to bulldoz every single tree. I hate seeing wildlife looking for their habitat afterwards.I wish I had a camera as I actually saw a kangaroo roll down a new hill on Hope Island.Then at Upper Coomera near the shopping center every tree on a the block opposite the shopping center was bulldozed and now the songs from the native birds are silent,I think it is fair for developers to make profit but surely they could leave small corridors for the wildlife? Sydney has Lane Cove and the Northern Beaches.I would like someone to give me an answer please
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      You are forgetting the developer motto 'if it moves shoot it, if it grows chop it down'
  • JoeCr over 4 years ago
    overpopulation,too many renters,existing facilities and roads already under pressure
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    • drunk guy at the pub over 4 years ago
      Ditto ditto. Corporate & political fascination with the obviously failed economic growth paradigm has blinded the powers that be to the reality that population growth is a cancer that will inevitably destroy the city, the state and ultimately the country.
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  • Frosty over 4 years ago
    Clean up and restore to former glory Greenmount Hill. Weeds, chopped up trees, untidy refuse from turkeys and a generally uninspiring venue not a shadow of it's former glory.
  • Gary C over 4 years ago
    Central Surfers and beach front needs to be landscaped and maintain properly, and replace dead palm trees, not a good sight...
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  • brighley over 4 years ago
    Over the last few days I have seen a lot of young mothers posting on facebook pages desperately looking for a place to live otherwise in just a couple weeks times they are facing being homeless... with a baby.I would like to see there be some sort of housing for young mothers trying to get their lives together and provide a better future for their child. It should contain a day care so mothers can actively look for work or go to work, clean facilities and maybe once a week workshops/support group on single parenting etc. Us other people can definitely just learn to deal with congested roads (first world problems, right?). I would be a lot happier knowing that a mother and her child have a place to sleep at night and meeting other women in the same situation. P.s, incase you are wondering, no I am not a mother nor pregnant or single
  • destry14 over 4 years ago
    The completion of the Oceanway Project appears to have been killed off by stealth. By rejecting approved federal funding, redirecting developer contributions, and now wasting millions of ratepayer dollars trying to dress up Hedges Avenue and Golden Four Drive, the council is looking after a handful of rich residents instead of working for the greater community. You only have to observe the thousands of people that use the existing beachfront sections to understand what a tremendous asset this would be for the city. Hedges Avenue will never be wide enough to be safe for multi-use traffic no matter how much money is thrown at it.
  • annie over 4 years ago
    Fine people who leave rubbish on the footpath in front of their homes. It is an eye sore and makes our streets look like a rubbish dump. Why aren't they stopped from doing this??
  • livelovelaughoz over 4 years ago
    Make Gold Coast a better service hub to provide more jobs and improve economic activity. Improve its intellectual property services and white collar jobs.
  • rff almost 5 years ago
    chevron island thomas drive bridge junction with bundall roadthis bottle neck junction gets worse every year.build a pedestrian footbridge, thus creating an extra lane for trafficcreate a left turn into bundall road slip from the bridge before the lightson slater avenue junction with bundall road, create an earlier slip road left into bundall road going north . the existing one is to too close to the lights meaning cars wanting to turn left block the lights and cars wanting to go forward.
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    • sunshinegirlnz over 4 years ago
      The entire Bundall road intersections need upgrading, Chevron Island is the worst, but the Sorrento intersection is also a nightmare, I lived on Isle of Capri, that intersection is an accident waiting to happen, people struggle to see which lanes go where. Bundall road is at a standstill in peak hour traffic - quicker to go on the tourist conjested GC highway - not good enough for the locals.
    • rff over 4 years ago
      Further to above. Council officer told me that they have no intention of improving traffic via chevron island . They want to keep chevron as a low traffic area and want as much traffic as possible to go to surfers via Isle of Capri or Sundale bridge/queen street. Ridiculous as it creates bigger jams in southport.
  • rmarks over 4 years ago
    Review and upgrade the traffic lights: the Gold Coast is the most frustrating city I have encountered to drive in due to the current traffic light setups. The red turning arrows at off peak times, the single direction traffic flow instead of allowing the turners initially but then continue with both lanes flowing in opposite directions. Add more "free turns", have the tram interferences put the light sequencing on "pause" rather than waiting for another cycle in the sequence which then bottlenecks traffic at peak hour ( eg nerang and Queen, Nerang and High intersections)
  • JoySt over 4 years ago
    End the madness and future extermination of the beautiful, pristine open space of the Southport Broadwater. Keeping it open and pristine for generations to come. In 30 years time our Gold Coast will be a massive city with the current growth rate, the Southport Broadwater will offer health through the open space, pleasant outlook, support of wildlife, peaceful surroundings, quietness, a place to sit and relaxer charge the batteries and enjoy all the basic needs for LIFE. DO NOT STEAL THIS FROM THE CURRENT AND FUTURE RESIDENTS for the sake of someone to make money on and only be enjoyed by a select few, who want to change it for themselves!
  • JStone over 4 years ago
    More streamlined process for controlling dog noise. Since moving to Pac Pines 3 years ago, we have been suffering from constant dog barking. Every neighbour within 5 houses from us has 1 or more dogs that are barking day and night. I have written to Animal Management many times and to their credit, have done the best they can with the system that is in place. Unfortunately, the system is far too forgiving for the dog owner. They get many chances to control their dogs before any infringements kick in. As long as they keep their dogs quiet for 2 weeks after notification, the matter is considered resolved until the next complaint. For the sufferer, they have to keep a detailed log of when the disturbance occurs - try doing this for 5 different dogs or more and you find yourself doing nothing else with your time. If I could afford the expense of selling up and relocating, I would.
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    • parkway16 over 4 years ago
      I agree we have also had problems in 2 locations on the Gold Coast. People who work and leave their dogs barking all day outside. People who let their dogs out at 4.00 am to bark at everything that passes. We have spoken to many retirees who have their lives made misery on the Coast by barking dogs - the only answer is to give up their home and move into an apartment. The council need to follow the noise abatement laws used in other cities in Australia. The current laws are a joke.
  • Jonesjl almost 5 years ago
    Inability to deliver key projects. Looking at council minutes for the last 5 years same stuff, same excuses, same budget figures so can we expect the lack of delivery.
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    • Chrisaw4214 almost 5 years ago
      You must not go out and about very much. There have been a considerable number of projects which have been completed, or are well on their way to completion. The wonderful work done on our Botanical Gardens is just one. Then all the work that has been done on our waterfronts. The Botanical Gardens and adjacent Dog Park are terrific. We have taken overseas and interstate visitors here and all have expressed admiration. Some US friends who have visited over the years always ask to go back to see whats new. Our wonderful libraries, pay a visit and be heartened to see all generations participating in numerous activities. Road upgrades in residential streets, more lighting and footpaths. I appluad our Council for their foresight, and remember "Rome" wasn't built in a day, there are fiscal restraints, and the "dollar" spread around.