Sand bypass system responsible for growing Gold Coast tourism and marine industries celebrated

Sand bypass system responsible for growing Gold Coast tourism and marine industries celebrated

Updated October 13, 2018 09:08:40 Photo: The Gold Coast Sand Bypass System jetty is popular with tourists. (ABC Open: Davis Rowe) It is a hit with Instagrammers and anglers, but most people do not realise that one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic pieces of infrastructure helped turn the once-sleepy …

Baby whale freed from shark nets off Gold Coast

Baby whale freed from shark nets off Gold Coast

Posted October 09, 2018 10:00:21 A whale calf has been freed after becoming caught in a shark net off Queensland’s Gold Coast, authorities say. A member of the public walking along Greenmount beach spotted the whale about 50 metres offshore about 6:00am. The walker alerted the Queensland Boating and Fisheries …

Tom Lynch joins Richmond Tigers as Gold Coast Suns departure is confirmed

Tom Lynch joins Richmond Tigers as Gold Coast Suns departure is confirmed

Posted October 08, 2018 13:55:27 Photo: Tom Lynch has left the Suns to join the Tigers on a seven-year deal. (AAP: Dave Hunt, File) Richmond is celebrating the news it has landed star forward Tom Lynch on a mammoth seven-year contract after the Gold Coast Suns decided not to match …

World Parachuting Championship hits the heavens above the Gold Coast

World Parachuting Championship hits the heavens above the Gold Coast

Posted October 05, 2018 05:33:32 Photo: Archie Jamieson and Alana Bertram in training over the Gold Coast ahead of the world championships. (Supplied: Archie Jamieson) After thousands of practice jumps and hundreds of hours in a plane, skydiving medals are won and lost within 45 seconds, 4 kilometres in the …

Up to 900 jobs at risk at Gold Coast Jewel development site amid ‘unprecedented’ problems, union warns

Up to 900 jobs at risk at Gold Coast Jewel development site amid ‘unprecedented’ problems, union warns

Updated October 04, 2018 14:43:34 Photo: The CFMEU says it fears for all 900 construction jobs on the site. (ABC News: Elise Kinsella) Up to 900 construction jobs on a Gold Coast high-rise development site could be at risk amid “unprecedented” problems, the construction union says. Hundreds of workers on …

Drone delays air rescue of fisherman stranded on rocks in Gold Coast Seaway

Drone delays air rescue of fisherman stranded on rocks in Gold Coast Seaway

Posted October 03, 2018 15:49:46 Helicopter rescuers have had to wait for a drone to leave the skies above a boat accident before an injured fisherman could be winched to safety on the Gold Coast. The 76-year-old angler was fishing in the Gold Coast Seaway around 9:00am when his boat’s …