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6 February, 2012 – Wave pools and artificial reefs to fight Gold Coast surf rage, The surfing industry generates $3.3 billion a year for the Gold Coast economy, but it is also in danger of being loved to death, with local beach breaks under increasing pressure from huge crowds. With the surf cranking on the southern Gold Coast yesterday, some waves were being shared by up to a dozen boardriders, a recipe for tension in the water. A new surfing taskforce has been formed with the mission of moving the industry forward, and taskforce chairman John Nielsen said that means bringing wave pools and artificial reefs to the Tourist Strip.

1 February 2012– Its now official from the 1st February  2012 Beachcomber Resort Surfers Paradise will no longer be run under the Breakfree franchise , all  agreements  have been cut with Breakfree and the management rights for the Beachcomber Resort are now owned 100%  by Greg Kafritsas, who will be running the Resort along with his family who have been well known for years on the Gold Coast for successfully managing resorts and accommodation offering first choice affordable apartments in Surfers Paradise. The Kafritsas family have already commenced extensive renovations to the Resort.

1 February 2012 – Gold Coast tower resort provides 750 jobs CRANES will again be on the Surfers Paradise horizon after a $600 million, four-tower resort was approved yesterday. Construction will start before the end of the year on the reborn family-orientated Paradise Resort with four apartment buildings reaching between 30 and 58 levels. The first of the towers, which will be 30 levels, was recommended for approval at the Gold Coast City Council’s city planning meeting just three months after the application was lodged.

16 January 2012 – Man Base Jumps from 33 storey Gold Coast Resort Police are hunting for a BASE jumper who leaped off the roof of a high-rise apartment complex on the Gold Coast, a spokesman says. Witnesses told police they saw a caucasian man jump off the Gold Coast building about 12.30am yesterday. It is believed his parachute became tangled on a pole but the man freed himself before fleeing the scene. A police spokesman declined to name the building but the Gold Coast Bulletin reports it is the 33-storey Golden Gate Resort in Surfers Paradise.