SPRINTING INTO THE FUTURE

New major infrastructure is changing the face of the Gold Coast.

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THE REAL GOLD COAST – A CITY THAT MEANS BUSINESS
12:45pm - 12/02/2018
BEHIND the glitz of the Gold Coast is a serious city. While it was lifestyle that started the Coast’s growth, a quiet revolution has been taking place away from the sandy beaches and flashy nightclubs.
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INTERNET OF THINGS CONNECTS THE GOLD COAST
11:50am - 12/02/2018
BY 2021 the City of Gold Coast expects to have more than 60,000 devices connected to the Internet of Things. The “devices” range from major infrastructure such as dams, pumping stations and sewage plants that will monitor and adjust to demand, down to park sprinklers capable of sensing when the soil is dry and turning on the taps. This rapidly escalating technology is one of the reasons the city council is installing a massive fibre-optic backbone the length of the Coast.
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COAST BUSY BUILDING ITS FUTURE
11:30am - 12/02/2018
COMMONWEALTH Games host city, the Gold Coast, is building its future one storey at a time as it roars through a $15 billion boom. Already at least $2 billion in major commercial construction is under way or completed, with at least another $13 billion ready to kick off.
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10:00am - 12/02/2018
QUEENSLAND’S first large-scale food waste recycling plan is to undergo testing on the Gold Coast following the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Already the scheme has been successful in its initial trial, with a second 12-month trial to test the system on a larger scale. The scheme takes waste food from some of the city’s biggest and best eateries and turns it into compost to fertilise parks and gardens.
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4:00pm - 28/09/2017
CHINESE cash is flooding into the Gold Coast in the latest wave of foreign investment in Australia’s tourist capital.
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