COVID-19 Update 30 August 2020

Four new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Queensland, all close contacts of previously confirmed cases linked to the Wacol correctional training academy.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - September 2020

Read the latest news from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill

Meet the candidate breakfast - Qld State Election

Join the Southern Chamber of Commerce, Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce, and Southport Chamber of Commerce as we host our Meet the Candidates Breakfast on Thursday, August 27 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

COVID-19 Recovery Plan Webinar, including latest updates on JobKeeper 2.0

Join the team from CHG Integrated Wealth for their COVID-19 financial update webinar on Thursday 27th August, 12pm.

People's long weekend delivers a much need boost to hospitality and tourism businesses

Over the People’s Long Weekend, Gold Coast’s tourism sector benefited from an uplift in trade as both locals and an influx of drive and overnight visitors soaked up the warm weather and explored every corner of the region.

Queensland's Economic Recovery Plan released

The Queensland Government has released the Queensland’s Economic Recovery Plan. The Plan highlights current COVID response measures; including business support programs, (payroll) tax relief, fee relief, tourism grants etc.

Notice of 2020 AGM

We are excited to announce the date for our upcoming 2020 AGM.


Check out the latest news on all things road works, local council investment and planning. Keep up to date with what happening in the local area and plan ahead for your small business.

SME Ombudsman’s inquiry response ‘overwhelming’

The Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman says the public response to an insurance inquiry announced two weeks ago has been “overwhelming”. Make your submission here.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital: Busy as ever

Despite the COVID crisis, 2020 is tracking to be the busiest year ever at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital!

Are we trying too hard to be the best?

Chamber President, Hilary Jacobs, asks if the proportionality of economic harm, when compared to current COVID cases both in QLD and NSW, maybe getting lost in the apparent rush to be “the best” at something.

LATEST - Queensland borders following the long weekend

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed there have been no new cases of coronavirus in the state in the past 24 hours, as police report 500 people being turned away at the border over the long weekend.

Member Spotlight: Armstrong&Co Architects

An innovative, practical and sustainable architectural practice where experience, expertise and creative thinking are invaluable assets brought to every project.

Member Spotlight: Best Hopes Counselling Services

Striving to deliver solution focused therapy, this local business aims to ensure its clients can reach their full potential.

Southern Cross University: doing 'Open Day' a little different

Reset your future and register now for Discover Southern Cross University to gain access to exclusive content, live sessions and the latest event updates.

Border Bubble Explained

With the new restrictions coming into effect over the weekend this is your guide to how our border works now.

JobKeeper payments extended

Minister for Finance, Mathias Cormann, has ended discussion surrounding the design of the JobKeeper scheme in the wake of Victoria's rise in cases.

Amendments to COVID-Safe Industry Plan & Events Framework

The Queensland Government has made further amendments to the restrictions on businesses and activities relevant to the tourism and events industry.

QLD's Regulatory Support for Commercial Tenants

In response to the Federal Government’s release of a Code of Conduct regulating commercial leases, the Queensland Government has introduced regulations under the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020.

QLD BORDER UPDATE: Closures Announced

Business conditions continue to flatline in Queensland

The results of the recent CCIQ-Suncorp Pulse Survey of Business Conditions are in and its showing COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc across Queensland.

Support for business and workers during the COVID-19

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training wants to keep you informed of the latest assistance from the Queensland and Australian Governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Member Spotlight: Golden Words Proofreading & PR

As the world moves online, Golden Words is your friendly and affordable solution to concise, clear and error free communication.

How trams will change Gold Coast Hwy

With Transport Minister, Mark Bailey, confirming that consultation held in March showed support for the highway route; here is your update on the road ahead...literally.

Insurance challenges: ASBFEO launches an inquiry

Small and family businesses have faced difficulties with their insurance companies, ASBFEO have launched an inquiry to investigate the practices of the insurance industry and consider whether insurance products are fit for purpose.

Currumbin MP offers support to frustrated locals

Currumbin MP, Laura Gerber, is offering some support in these frustrating and confusing times.

JobKeeper: What has changed?

Hundreds of “zombie” businesses have warned the government they will close their doors when the JobKeeper cash runs out. PM warned 1 in 10 businesses won’t survive after support ends.

Surfers stand up for koalas

Koalas are set to dine out on the success of one of the last major gatherings held on the Gold Coast before the Coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of the international events industry.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation seeks items for upcoming raffle

The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital team are seeking support of businesses to donate a raffle or auction item to be used in an upcoming raffle in September.

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