COVID-19 restrictions easing

Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions outlines a staged approach to giving Queenslanders more freedom to travel, participate in more activities and hold more gatherings.

The Road to Recovery Series: 2020/21 City Budget - Episode 4

Cr Gail O'Neill (Councillor for Division 14 of the City of Gold Coast) talks with Zac as the they discuss the recently adopted city budget.

The Road to Recovery Series: Hospitality - Episode 3

Join host Zac Revere and guest Steve Edgar, GM of the Surf Club Coolangatta, as they discuss the importance of a traditional Australian staple (such as the local surf club) being able to adapt and embrace the challenge of COVID-19.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary re-opens after 3 month closure

The Sanctuary was forced to close due to the COVID-19 restrictions, however the iconic Sanctuary has now re-opened it's doors in time for the school holidays.

Southern Gold Coast says farewell to tourism and events body

Following the council resolution from 2018, our council-owned entity of Connecting Southern Gold Coast will be wound up from 30 June, 2020, so it's time to say goodbye to the team based in Coolangatta.

Member Spotlight: Focus Plus Service Auditors

Focus Plus Service Auditors have been helping businesses implement change and improve their customer service standard since 2005.

Member Spotlight: Crowley Calvert & Holmes Pty Ltd

This Palm Beach business is busier than ever, supporting their clients as they navigate their way through unprecedented levels of uncertainty and a minefield of financial support.

Changes to Queensland workers compensation laws

Last year there were some changes to the Queensland workers compensation system because of amendments to the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld). A second raft of changes, many of which could affect your business, will come into force next week on 1 July 2020.

COVID-Safe Industry Plan vs COVID CLEAN

There has been some confusion around the COVID-Safe Industry Plan and the COVID-CLEAN Practicing Business Program.

See the below for a break down on these two topics.

The Road to Recovery Series: 2020/21 City Budget Update - Episode 4

The Road to Recovery with the 2020/21 GCCC budget update with Cr Gail O'Neill, Councillor for Division 14 of the City of Gold Coast.

#SupportTheSouth

As restrictions begin to ease, it's never been more important to keep our small business community in business.

National Minimum Wage and Modern Award wages increase decision

National Minimum Wage and Modern Award wages increase by 1.75%: Fair Work Commission decision issued 19 June.

Supporting Business - Training Opportunities with TAFE Queensland

Recently another wave of free or low cost training opportunities have become available to individuals and businesses as part of the Government response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Community Organisation Hardship Grants

The City of Gold Coast is providing $500,000 in funding to support community organisations in their endeavours to respond and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

The Road to Recovery Series: Tourism - Episode 2

Join host Zac Revere and guest Michael Kelly, GM of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, to explore the lead up to the COVID-19 crisis and what is need for the tourism industry to recover.

The Road to Recovery Series: The Gateway - Episode 1

In this episode, join host Zac Revere with Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce President, Hilary Jacobs, as they address the broader context of the road ahead for the southern Gold Coast Business Community.

Member Spotlight: Kirra Beach Hotel - The best seat in the house

With sweeping views of the Gold Coast, located directly across from world renowned surf break, Kirra Beach, you will have to agree that Kirra Beach Hotel has the best seat in the house.

Member Spotlight: Southern Cross University - Upskilling for the future

See how Southern Cross University can help you regain control over your businesses future, enrol in a short course this July.

Ready, set, apply: another $100 million for small business recovery grants

Last time these Grants ran out in less than 5 days, so get in quick if you want to apply, there are only 10,000 grants so less than 3% of QLD SME's will be lucky!

GREAT NEWS! 🎉 More of our theme parks are reopening.

As restrictions ease and businesses embrace their COVID-Safe plans, our biggest tourism operators are beginning to re-open their doors. See which operators and when below.

Crowley Calvert & Holmes: Tax Time is Coming

Crowley Calvert & Holmes are offering this tax-saving strategy prior to 1 July 2020.

ShopLocal: A new way to support a local retailer

Introducing Shop Local: an online marketplace being created to address the challenges small retail businesses in local communities face.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - June 2020

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

The Realestate Dancer: COVID-19 has changed the industry

In many ways, COVID-19 has changed the way in which the real estate industry conducts its business ... but that question lies ... will it be 'forever'?

Currumbin RSL: Reopening

The Currumbin RSL has officially reopened its doors. Their first guests were lucky enough to experience the newly renovated bar and dining areas.

Queensland Government Investing into Tourism

$5 million to 15 Queensland airports to secure new domestic flights & $11 million to support Gold Coast tourism icons to continue to pay workers through the COVID-19 pandemic. See more here.

Cucina Vivo and Kiyomi restaurants reopening after coronavirus shutdown

Restaurants at a major Gold Coast venue are opening again after being forced to close due to coronavirus restrictions.

Queensland Border Update: Tom Tate calls for re-opening

Gold Coast businesses still waiting on border relief and Mayor Tom Tate has joined them

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: Re-Openning

After the longest extended closure in its 72-year history, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be reopening its doors to the public and is excited to welcome you back.

‘Local As Qld’ tourism initiative: how you can benefit

A central campaign will flow into over 30 local chambers spread across the state, empowering each area to represent and speak on behalf of their local & small businesses, unveiling the hidden gems that seldom few ever find.

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