Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate Stands Firm On Calls To End GC Lockdown

Calls for more localised lockdowns

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Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is holding firm in his bid for the Gold Coast to be excluded from lockdown despite one new exposure site in Southport.

Cr Tate has called for the Premier to drive a “ring of steel’ around Brisbane where most the state’s Delta cases are growing. 

“If you applied the logic of possible exposure sites as a reason to lock down the second largest city in Queensland, you may as well lock down the entire state…Data drives the decision to lock down so the same data, or lack of it, should drive us out.”

- Cr Tom Tate

Tom Tate spoke to Triple M Gold Coast this morning, listen now:  

Meantime Queensland’s Deputy Premier Steven Miles has said the government had spoken with all southeast mayors on Monday afternoon where the “overwhelming feeling was that we’re all in this together”

“There are concerns about exposure not just in Brisbane but also on the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast and that’s why we have included all the local government areas in-between and that includes an exposure site at Southport.”

The Gold Coast remains one of 11 LGA’s locked down due to Brisbane’s outbreak, despite having no locally acquired cases of Covid-19. 


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3 August 2021

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