MP Jann Stuckey with CEO of the Gold Coast Airport Paul Donovan and the countdown clock.
MP Jann Stuckey with CEO of the Gold Coast Airport Paul Donovan and the countdown clock.

Surfboard shaped clock will count us down to the games

GOLD Coast Airport unveiled its latest attraction with the city's second Commonwealth Games Countdown Clock.

Tourism and Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey said on Friday the 2.7m surfboard-shaped clock bearing the Games emblem and an LED clock would count down to April 4, 2018, when the games were due to start.

Ms Stuckey said she was delighted that the airport had commissioned this clock, given the potential exposure to an ever increasing volume of traffic through the terminal.

"This will be a great reminder to domestic and international visitors that the Commonwealth Games will soon be coming to the Gold Coast," she said.

"Like the clock located on the Esplanade in Surfers Paradise, it will be a popular attraction with tourists taking photos, 'checking in on Facebook' and uploading and sharing on social media, making a great contribution to the promotion of the city."


Few days in jail deemed enough for man with child sex images

Premium Content Few days in jail deemed enough for man with child sex images

The Whitsunday man who has volunteered at various organisations was caught with 200...

Airlie Beach cafe owner revealed as alleged cocaine pusher

Premium Content Airlie Beach cafe owner revealed as alleged cocaine pusher

The 27 year old was allegedly found with 6.3 grams of cocaine and later $10,000 in...

REVEALED: Companies vying for slice of Shute Harbour rebuild

Premium Content REVEALED: Companies vying for slice of Shute Harbour rebuild

The new facility will include a cafe, office space, fuel facility and ticketing...