31 May | '2021

CHT Column-Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Bulletin May 22, 2021

‘One of the positives of the pandemic is the partnerships in the industry and across the city that have helped individuals and organisations solve problems, and offered general support. It has been beneficial for the airport to be included in the City Heart Taskforce led by Moncrieff MP Angie Bell’. Chris Mills CEO Gold Coast Airport

13 May | '2021

$1.2bn Tourism Support Package-Half Price Airfares

  See Gold Coast Tourism Half-price Airfare Speech Good solutions in a time of crisis start with leadership—leadership that listens to stakeholders, crafts efficient and effective policies and then executes well. The minister for tourism has done exactly that for the Gold Coast, listening to Gold Coast tourism stakeholders, who’ve said that what they need […]

12 May | '2021

Budget 2021 – Securing Australia’s Recovery

Australia has come a long way over the last year. All Australians can be proud of the role they have played. Around the world, there are currently around 800,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day. Here in Australia, this scale of tragedy has been avoided. Last year, the UK, French and Italian economies declined by […]

7 May | '2021

RISE Funding for the Arts in Moncrieff

Pictured: Angie Bell MP, Arts Minister Paul Fletcher, Jan McCormick and Billy Cross In Broadbeach today, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Member for Moncrieff, Angie Bell announed funding for Gold Coast events. Major Events Gold Coast (MEGC) and Cross Promotions International received federal government funding […]

7 May | '2021

Light Rail Stage 3 Funding Announcement

The Morrison Government will provide a $126.6 million funding boost for the Gold Coast Light Rail, boosting jobs, investment and transport connections across the region.Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the additional funding for Stage 3 of the project would help to ensure more Gold […]

28 Apr | '2021

CHT Column-Tourism

Gold Coast Bulletin April 17, 2021 ‘The City Heart Taskforce led by Angie Bell MP, Member for Moncrieff, and the ongoing valued support from Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and councillors affords us great opportunity to succeed and bounce back post-pandemic’. Paul Donovan Destination Gold Coast Chair

29 Mar | '2021

We All Have a Responsibility to Support Women

Gold Coast Bulletin 29/3/2021 I joined several of my Morrison government colleagues at the women’s march in Canberra last week because I support Australian women and I represent the women of Moncrieff. I do not believe the march alone will improve respect for women and deliver outcomes to women, who deserve to be safe at […]

22 Feb | '2021

Is the COVID Vaccine the Light at the End of the Tunnel for Tourism?

Gold Coast Bulletin 20/2/2021 The Gold Coast tourism sector had 120,009 people on JobKeeper 1.0 and dropped significantly to 49,222 on JobKeeper 2.0. A total difference of -59% (ATO). Whilst this is the third worst percentage in the country behind Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, due to lockdowns, and Cairns, due to international reliance, other tourism […]

15 Feb | '2021

CHT Column-Regional Development Australia, Gold Coast

Gold Coast Bulletin Feb 13 2021

‘I am the Director of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gold Coast, a federally-funded economic development agency, and also an Executive Member of the City Heart Taskforce (CHT). We have been working hand in hand with the CHT to identify and build on the Gold Coast’s innovation and technology strengths, and support local businesses to be globally competitive and sustainable’. Estella Rodighiero Director RDA Gold Coast