The Gold Coast Bulletin



ONE of the biggest surprises for councillor­s arriving at the HOTA gala was seeing all their names on the official plaque for the new art gallery.

This is a council where there are deep disagreeme­nts on cruise ship terminals, cableways or filling in Black Swan Lake – but arts seemingly enjoyed everyone on board, at most times.

A council insider said: “I think the councillor­s were only expecting it would have the Mayor’s (Tom Tate) name. All those people played a part. It was a nice gesture (by him).”

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