Gold Coast Tool Library in the news

News stories, videos, articles and interviews of the GCTL and Team

GCTL promo video – the short version.

Created by the GCTL Team as part of the Positive Action with every Transaction campain delivered by QSEC.

GCTL promo video – full version.

Many thanks to Digital Storytellers for the training course allowing the GCTL Team to create our own digital story.

CH 9 Brisbane

Repair Cafe event, Karma Collab Hub, Miami. 20th March 2021

Channel Nine news story on our Miami Repair Cafe event.

Reporter, Nick Kelly.

View the story on CH9 Facebook page.

CH9 Repair Cafe Gold Coast segment

Impact Boom

Gold Coast Tool Library Founder, David Paynter, is interviewed by Tom Allen on his Impact Boom podcast, episode #256

Impact Boom brings together thought leading interviews of those involved in creating positive social change.

Tom Allen, / March 2021.

Listen to or read the podcast script here.

Impact Boom podcast logo

Planet Ark

In the lead up to the launch of Planet Ark’s Australian Circular Economy Hub, 21 case studies were published showcase real world circular economy examples.

The GCTL was featured as one of these case studies on the ACE Hub, launched via a live event from the Sydney Opera House.

Lucy Jones / November 2020

Read the article here.

Planet Ark Gold Coast Tool Library article

ABC Life

How the sharing economy can help you reduce waste, save money and make new friends.

Patrick Wright / 29th May 2020

Read the article here.

David Paynter founder Gold Coast Tool Library

Blank GC

Loan. Use. Return. Repeat. That’s the motto for the city’s newest sustainability-focussed startup, and never has there been a more poignant time to get it off the ground.

Samantha Morris & Amaya Coburn / 3rd April 2020

Read the article here.

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We are Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Tool Library is powering up to lend locals useful items, embracing the sharing and circular economies. 

Helen Stubbs / February 2020

Read the article here.

GC Tool Library Committee 2020

ABC Radio Gold Coast

Matt Webber of ABC Radio Gold Coast talks with David Paynter about establishing the GCTL and Repair Cafe events.

Matt Webber / October 2019

Listen to the segment.

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