Gold Coast goes Platinum


The City of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, has extended their Commonwealth Walkway into a 30km Jubilee Walkway to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Charities across the city are being encouraged to utilise the coast’s new route, opened on 2nd June, as part of official celebrations to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of reign as ‘Queen of Australia’.

His Worship, Tom Tate, Mayor of Gold Coast said: “Our city is playing its part in the celebrations as we open the coast’s Jubilee Walkway, from Queen Elizabeth II Park in Coolangatta all the way to Philip Park at the Spit (named after her late husband the Duke of Edinburgh).

“We have installed 70 bronze markers into the path along the walk. As well as the markers, we are finalising the installation of 20 interactive signs with QR Codes. The markers highlight facts about Her Majesty’s Coronation as well as interesting local stories. I encourage charities and the public to visit any section of the walkway and learn a little about our city’s history and the times when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited.’’

“Active travel is part of our city’s DNA and I know local charities often have walks along various sections of the coast. I encourage them to choose a section of the Walkway, or the entire 30km stretch, to raise funds for their charities.’’

Mayor Tate joined local councillors in Coolangatta to walk the first section of the pathway and to mark the occasion the city’s HOTA green bridge and outdoor stage, and the iconic Q1, was lit purple.



2 thoughts on “Gold Coast goes Platinum”

  1. I’m Chair of the WA Commonwealth Walkway Committee which has developed similar projects for Perth and Fremantle. Have watched progress on the Gold Coast with keen interest and look forward to seeing at first hand one day soon.
    Hon Barry House AM

  2. As the Chair of the WA Commonwealth Walkway Committee, we have admired and followed the development of your magnificent trail on the Gold Coast. We have developed Walkways for Perth and Fremantle and also have a plaque in the pavement in London. I look forward to seeing your trail at first hand one day soon and invite you to make contact with us if you get to WA at any stage. Congratulations on your excellent work and best wishes.
    Hon Barry House AM

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