Gold Coast goes Platinum

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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.

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