Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - August 2020

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

Member Spotlight: REM Media

Based on the Gold Coast, the team at REM has been delivering integrated Graphic Design and Print solutions to help clients across Australia grow their brands since 2011.

SWELL Sculpture Festival is ON!

Exciting news! Pop the champagne! Tell your friends! Plan your trip! 11-20 September 2020

What's happening locally this week?

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.

UPDATE Covid-19 Restrictions: Businesses, activities and undertakings

New directions has been given to reinstate the restriction for businesses to ensure all dining and drinking is for seated patrons, and provide clarity for event organisers.

Latest on the Light Rail

Southern Gold Coast business owners are aghast at Mayor Tom Tate’s push for light rail to sidestep Palm Beach and its “whingers”, fearing they will miss a huge commercial bump.

Public vs. Private

Understanding the role your private (company) policy plays in conjunction with public (legal) policy.

Member Spotlight: Shine Lawyers (Robina)

Started in 1976 in Toowoomba, Queensland, this Australian owned company continues to go above and beyond in the pursuit of justice.

Gold Coast Airport: welcomes returning services

Queensland Airports Limited CEO Chris Mills has welcomed the return of the Gold Coast-Adelaide service, which will help to restart part of our visitor economy

Single-use plastic straws, plates to be banned

Single-use plastic such as straws and plates will be banned under new legislation tabled in Queensland Parliament.

Gold Coasters brace for ‘disaster’ once JobKeeper payments stop in September

Travel agents, aviation staff and the “working poor’’ are among the thousands of Gold Coasters bracing for “disaster” once JobKeeper payments stop in September.

Tafe Queensland: Latest Online Courses and Webinars

The following courses and webinars are offered by a number of government and industry bodies. Eligibility requirements may apply.

SGC President, Hilary Jacobs, calls for consideration on border

Chamber President, Hilary Jacobs, has backed Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate's suggestion to move the border checkpoint south to Banora Point.

CLOSING SOON: City of Gold Coast Community Organisation Hardship and Recovery Grant Program

Don't miss this opportunity: close on 31 July 2020.

Member Spotlight: 2020 Business Consulting

At 2020 Business Consulting; Small and Medium Business Owners can achieve their personal and business goals through coaching and consulting with a focus on delivering tangible results.

Member Spotlight: Mango Kar Dynamix

Peter Blades is very proud of what Mango Kar Dynamix is accomplishing and knows the importance of delivering a premium and quality Gold Coast Car Cleaning service.

Queensland Government ends talks over a global tourism hub in the city

THE State Government has killed off talk of a global tourism hub on the Gold Coast – and will not sign off on a monopoly deal with The Star for its Broadbeach casino-resort.

Welcome back, interstate friends!

Queensland’s borders have officially reopened to all states except Victoria, The Gold Coast Airport will reopen on Friday 10th of July and Mayor Tom Tate calls for Coolangatta border to be moved south to Tweed.

Energy efficiency grants for small businesses

The Morrison Government is delivering on its commitment to help small businesses lower their power bills and play their part in reducing Australia’s emissions.

5 things you are getting wrong with the latest COVID-19 restrictions

Is your business doing the right thing? After a Gold Coast business was fined an eye-watering amount for allegedly failing to comply with COVID-19 rules, see how you can do the right thing.

Upcoming roadworks which may affect your business

Here is your running guide on major road, path and parking upgrades near your business.

CCIQ Pulse Survey now open

The CCIQ-Suncorp Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce Pulse survey is now open and we need YOUR voice.

The Road to Recovery Series: Events - Episode 5

Join host, Zac Revere with Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Josh Martin, as the two discuss the role of the events industry in capturing the identity of our community while supporting local business.

Member Spotlight: Robbins Watson Solicitors

Established in 1958, Robbins Watson Solicitors is a mid-sized, well respected, multi-discipline Gold Coast law firm which has maintained a team of solicitors providing expert legal advice and practical help to clients for over 60 years.

Member Spotlight: McLaughlins Lawyers

Founded in 1958 by Frank McLaughlin, the firm’s history is dotted with milestone decisions that helped shape the development of its home city, the Gold Coast.

Member Spotlight: Wilson Haynes Law

Starting in 1983, this Tweed Heads firm is focused on delivering the best outcomes, efficiently and affordably.

New portal for Queensland job hunters

The Queensland Government recently launched the Jobs Finder Queensland portal.

Keeping Qld front of mind in Japan

See how Qantas and a Japanese musician's 2019 partnership is keeping our state connected internationally in 2020.

Queensland's events are Good to Go

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has approved an Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events. All event organisers need to familiarise themselves with the approved Industry Framework.

Queensland Small Business Commissioner report

Maree Adshead unpacks the first months activities for the Office of the Queensland Small Business Commissioner and provides key tips for small business, including financial counselling, negotiating leases and securing agreements.

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