2020 Council and State Elections Survey

The Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce wants to know which issues are important to you and your business as we move towards the next Council and State elections, and a possible by-election in Currumbin in March.

Coronavirus to impact on Gold Coast tourism industry

City tourism leaders have warned the city’s tourism industry would also take a hit from the “double-whammy” of the bushfire disaster and Coronavirus outbreak.

Gold Coast Airport smashes records with busiest day ever

It’s been another bumper year for tourism on the Gold Coast with Gold Coast Airport recording its busiest day of all time and busiest December ever.

Currumbin MP Jann Stuckey resigns from parliament, reveals battle with depression

Currumbin MP Jann Stuckey has announced she is resigning from parliament from the 1st of February, saying she has been 'swamped' by the 'black cloud' of depression after being 'ridiculed and abused'.

Tweed Sand Bypassing Online Survey

Tweed Sand Bypassing is a joint initiative of the New South Wales and Queensland State Governments. The project's objectives are to establish and maintain a safe, navigable entrance to the Tweed River and restore and maintain the coastal sand drift to the beaches on the southern Gold Coast of Queensland.

Up to $5,000 available to support volunteers

More good news for our local community organisations!

The Hon. Karen Andrews has announced that applications are now open for the very popular Volunteer Grants Program.

Division 14 Councillor News - February 2020

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill. This will be the last one until after the March Council elections.

Currumbin Beach Vikings launches 100th year Major Events Calendar

The Currumbin Beach Vikings is celebrating their 100th year by launching a full calendar of events for 2020.

New dining precinct now open at Currumbin RSL

Currumbin RSL said a fond farewell to Award Winning Alleys Restaurant in September 2019 as Stage 1A of their renovations commenced. After three months of anticipation, Stage 1A of the face-lift has been completed and Currumbin RSL are very excited to announce that they have a brand new, modern dining precinct.

Bush fires and drought conditions hit close to home

The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is facing a 20% increase in admissions related to the recent bush fires and drought conditions affecting much of Australia.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital sees busiest year on record

2019 was the busiest year on record at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The total admissions for 2019 were 12,198, compared to 11,082 the previous year. The hospital located at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a National Trust property and is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world with the mission to treat, rehabilitate and release native wildlife.

Division 14 Councillor News - January 2020

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill.

Merry Christmas from the Southern Gold Coast Chamber

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a safe & Happy New Year

Division 13 Councillor News - January 2020

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 13 Councillor Daphne McDonald.

Kirra Beach Hotel approved for redevelopment

The iconic Kirra Beach Hotel is set to shut its doors for more than two years while the site is redeveloped into a two-tower resort, rooftop bar and ground level retail laneway.

Optimise your social channels

In a digital-first and experience-driven economy, social media is a key tool for showcasing your business.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary launches Wild Island Adventure Splash and Play Zone

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a National Trust property, is excited to introduce their newest addition, Wild Island Adventure Splash and Play Zone. The Wild Island precinct is surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical flora and fauna with sculptures of Australian wildlife and natural features.

First ever direct flight from Gold Coast to Seoul takes off

A partnership between Gold Coast Airport, Queensland Government, Jetstar Airways and Destination Gold Coast have secured the first ever direct flight from the Gold Coast to Seoul. Celebrating the commencement of the route on the 9th of December 2019.

Southern businesses want trams to aid in economy

Southern Gold coast businesses want the trams to go to the border and warn Palm Beach must embrace light rail for its businesses to survive and secure the tourist dollar.

Koala Conservation Strategy for South-East Queensland

The state government made a major announcement that an additional 400,000 hectares of land is being preserved for koalas and wildlife plus an additional $50,000 for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. 🐨🐨🐨

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary caps off winning year

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has capped off the year with a number of awards including the 2019 Tourism, Hospitality & Events award as part of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards.

Small Business updates

Find out about changes to the PAYG and deductions for payments to workers. Information about STP (single touch payroll) and superannuation guarantee along with many more tips and tricks. This advice has been provided from Crowley Calvert & Holmes Chartered Accountants, a Gold Member of the Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce.

Division 14 Update from Cr O'Neill - December 2019

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill.

Jonathan Fisher Appointed to QTIC Board

National Trust of Queensland Queensland CEO, Jonathan Fisher, has been appointed to the Board of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) at their Annual General Meeting in October.

First Look at Gold Coast Airport Expansion

The first look at the new Gold Coast Airport terminal has been revealed, with construction now underway on the southern terminal expansion.

Queensland Business Conditions Hit 'Rock Bottom' as the State Lags the Nation: CCIQ

Business conditions in Queensland have hit ‘rock bottom’ according to the latest Suncorp-CCIQ Business Pulse Survey, where the September quarter revealed that local economic conditions for small and medium enterprises are the worst on record with the confidence index falling to 36.4 points below the indication of optimism of 50 points.

Division 13 Update from Cr McDonald - December 2019

Read up on the latest works and events happening in Palm Beach from Division 13 Councillor Daphne McDonald.

Safer Communities Fund - Round 5 - Infrastructure Grants

Provides schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils with grants of up to $1 million for crime prevention initiatives aimed at reducing crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and/or other security risks driven by racial and/or religious intolerance.

SGC Presents Cheque to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

It was a pleasure to present the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital with a cheque yesterday for $343, which was collected from the raffle at the Chambers recent After Dark Function at Currumbin Vikings. We were even lucky enough to see little Poco who was visiting for a bandage change!

IR Alert: Annual Close-Downs

Many employers will be looking at closing down their businesses over the Christmas and New Year period so they can have a well-deserved break.

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