Coast City Council
Famous for its sun, surf and sand, Gold
Coast City stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline.
Famous for its sun, surf and sand, Gold Coast City stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline.Beyond the beautiful beaches, is vast rainforest hinterland with breathtaking scenery - all a short drive from our regional centres.
Gold Coast City spans across 1,402 square kilometres (approx. 541 square miles) featuring 70 kilometres of coastline from South Stradbroke Island to Rainbow Bay.
At June 30 2004, the population was
For information on the social demographics of Gold Coast City - housing, income, education, families and households - please visit our social research page.
Gold Coast City's climate is sub-tropical
with 287 days of sunshine annually.
The floral emblem for Gold Coast City is Banksia Aemula Proteaceae or “Wallum Banksia”, which flowers late summer and autumn and grows into a small twisted tree.
The flower prefers sandy soil with good drainage in full sun. The red, well-marked timber has been used for cabinet making. It is a dominant tree in some areas of sandy coastal heathland and dune ridges, and is the species which has given its name to the natural habitat of sandy soils and vegetation that occurs in various places along the coastal margin.
Wallum is the Aboriginal name referring to the natural habitat in which it grows. The Aboriginal people have have been reported as gatherers of honey from the flower heads.
The genus was named after Sir Joseph Banks the botanist with Captain James Cook on his voyage in the Endeavour.
Gold Coast City is a dynamic city with a wide variety of built and natural attractions including: