Weather havoc devastating for Queensland

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How devastating it is to see the effects of the recent floods and erosion at Queensland beaches. I visited a couple of our local Gold Coast beaches over the weekend and it’s heartbreaking to see the havoc caused by the latest weather events.

Many of the old salts down at the Southport Surf Club in Main Beach had tears in their eyes as the platforms were washed away by the pounding surf and floated away. It’s the same story up and down the Coast as platforms, showers and public infrastructure is destroyed by the wild seas.  Palm Beach and Mermaid Beach have also been hard hit with Gold Coast City Council workers having to move surf towers using overhead cranes.  Foreshore stability is also a major concern however this issue cannot be addressed until the weather subsides. And it looks like continuing for at least another week.

The sand erosion and beach fronts are unrecognisable as trees are uprooted and the beach front is chewed up. Unfortunately damage costs will be in the millions but I sincerely hope the beachfront can return to its former beauty – only time will tell.

The recent flood damage is equally devastating. Peoples homes have been flooded and private property destroyed. Our team has been busy travelling the length of the Queensland Coast attempting to offer what help they can for home owners and marina operators that need assistance. We hope everyone keeps safe during this difficult time.

More information on ABC News and Goldcoast.com.au

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Free WiFi in the Gold Coast Broadwater Parklands

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How good is free Internet? As a result of a sponsorship agreement between OntheNet and the Gold Coast City Council, the Broadwater Parklands area in Southport, Gold Coast now benefits from a free WiFi enabled Internet network.

This free Gold Coast City Council initiative is available to locals and visitors and provides 30 minute sessions or when a limit of 50MB is reached, with a 15 minutes cool off period between.

The operating time of the Internet network during December through to March is 7am to 9pm and between April to November, will be 7am to 7pm. The coverage area comprises the Little Lawn, the Great Lawn, the Main Car Park, and the Rock Pools.

Superior has also been involved in the improvement of this beautiful part of the Coast when in 2006 the company designed and installed a timber deck on the southern end of the Parklands area, allowing people to enjoy the amazing Broadwater vistas in the comfort of a stunning on water location while also incorporating gazebos and timber seats for additional coziness.

As always Superior is proud to take part in the improvement of the Australian lifestyle by providing practical designs and aesthetically pleasing products.

Superior congratulates both OntheNet and the Gold Coast City Council for this remarkable initiative, providing Gold Coasters and visitors alike with a great service while making sure the architecture and ambience of the park was not compromised by the network facilities.

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