Main Beach Association updates
Main Beach Association
Advocates for Protecting and Enhancing Main Beach
Favourite thing about Main Beach: “The friendly and vibrant Village ambience”
The Main Beach Association was founded early in 2016 by a group of Main Beach residents concerned about proposed high rise developments on The Spit, despite the new City Plan specifying that heights in the area should not exceed three storeys. Since that time, the Association has played a leading role in advocating for the protection and enhancement of the very special character of Main Beach, including The Spit. With a committee comprising business and professional people, the Association has a strong track record of creating detailed submissions on a wide range of issues, particularly those involving town planning. Campaign successes include working with other community organisations to establish the Spit Master Plan and persuading the City of Gold Coast not to proceed with their deeply unpopular proposal to push a light rail spur through Tedder Avenue.
The Association’s most recent major activity has been to organise and deliver the Main Beach Spring Flower Festival over the weekend of 7-8 September. This ambitious event, which was attended by 7000 people, showcased Tedder Avenue to a wide range of visitors, many of whom had never been to Main Beach before. It provided a much needed boost to Tedder Avenue businesses and demonstrated what can be achieved when residents, traders, landlords and the Council work together to create long term benefits for the local community.
The Association is already actively involved in responding to the proposed amendments to the City Plan, especially as they affect the visual amenity and quality of life in Main Beach and beyond.
Main Beach Association members are people who care deeply about the future of Main Beach and the Spit—and are determined to work to protect and enhance the character of this very special part of the Gold Coast.
New members are welcome, whether local residents, traders, landlords —or simply visitors to Main Beach and The Spit.
To find out how join this very active group, contact Association president Sue Donovan.
Email: suedonovangilder@gmailcom Mobile: 0411 138 113