By Tom Degun

Broadwater ParklandsMarch 25 - Gold Coast 2018 have relocated the unveiling of their new logo for the Commonwealth Games on April 4 to Broadwater Parklands in Southport.

The special community celebration to unveil the logo next month was originally scheduled to take place at Surfers Paradise Beach but due to a huge response for the public to attend the event, the Organising Committee have moved the event to Broadwater Parklands, which has a bigger capacity.

The move was also made to ensure that the on-going restoration of Surfers Paradise Beach could continue without interruption.

"The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games launch and emblem unveil has been relocated to Broadwater Parklands in Southport," said a Gold Coast 2018 statement.

"The relocation follows a great community response and the organiser's desire to make sure everyone can enjoy the historic occasion.

"A decision was made today to move the celebration from Surfers Paradise beach to ensure beach restoration could continue without interruption and that there was easy access and plenty of space for people to watch.

"The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games launch will start at 7am with sporting activities and fun for the children followed by the official ceremony, entertainment and emblem unveil at 7.15am."

The logo will be central to the Gold Coast 2018 visual identity programme and following the unveiling, it will be featured across the city as a constant reminder of its status as host city of the 21st Commonwealth Games.

The unveiling comes just over 16 months after the Gold Coast were awarded the event at the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly in St Kitts and Nevis in November 2011 when they held off sole rivals Hambantota of Sri Lanka by 43 votes to 27.

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