An update from Crowley Calvert & Holmes Chartered Accountants

It's November already and apparently that seems to be the perfect time to implement a range of changes from the ATO, ASIC and other Government bodies.

Crowley Calvert & Holmes Chartered Accountants have compiled a shortlist of the most important below to keep you on top of everything being introduced before the Christmas break.

Manufacturing Hubs - Round 2 of Grant Program

The Gold Coast Manufacturing Hub are about to open a round ($2.5m) of grants for local SME operators, designed to help them adapt and adopt new technologies in their manufacturing process.

Clean Up Currumbin Day - 21st November

Currumbin RSL has teamed up with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and created 'Clean Up Currumbin Day' to help Clean Up Currumbin on Sunday the 21st November from 9am.

The Queensland Government has announced new public health and social measures linked to vaccination

These new social measures will come into place on 17 December 2021 or when Queensland reaches 80% double vaccinated status.

Wrap for Good at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s Christmas Fundraiser

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is calling on accomplished and amateur gift wrappers alike to donate their hands and hearts this festive season to raise funds for animals in need.

The CCIQ September Pulse Survey results are in

Christmas business confidence missing traditional festive cheer!

City of Gold Coast's Community Group Hub - Now online

Are you a part of a Gold Coast community group? Community organisations including sporting clubs, are the heart and soul of our city, and City of Gold Coast’s new online hub is a one-stop-shop of free information and resources.

Gold Coast's Play Money Rewards is back!

Support businesses in the border region and get $50 off* retail, dining, services and experiences, and $100 off* accommodation.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - November 2021

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

Queensland Government's Small Business Connect update

Find out about the latest from the Queensland Government through this update as part of the Unity & Recover program.

Daylight saving petition

A group based in South-East Queensland has set up a formal petition with the Queensland Parliament to promote daylight savings for the region.

New Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary exhibit secures federal support

One of the Gold Coast's most iconic attractions has received major Federal Government funding to support the construction of an exciting new exhibit, designed to attract international visitors.

Queensland's COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

In welcomed news for the Gold Coast, the Queensland Government yesterday (18 October) released Queensland's COVID-19 Vaccine Plan outlining key milestones for borders to re-open to interstate hotspots. Travel restrictions will ease when 70% and 80% of eligible Queenslanders are fully vaccinated.

Creative tourism grants

Creative Tourism Grants support projects underpinned by the work of professional artists – their ideas, platforms and/or products. Projects must show they will have a reasonable tourism impact. Grants of up to $50,000 are available to Gold Coast based organisations.

SummerSalt beachside festival is hitting our shores

Following the enormous success of the SummerSalt concert series across Australia over past summer seasons, Zaccaria Concerts & Touring are thrilled to continue announcing the next season of SummerSalt concert events around Australia in 2022.

Sink Your Fangs into Frightful Fun at FestEVIL at the Fangtuary this Halloween

Enter Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s lair after dark and enjoy three spook-tacular nights of Halloween family fun…if you dare!

Free webinar | That's not rubbish: How to turn waste into a valuable resource

Discover how to turn your waste into a valuable resource, save money for your business and reduce your environmental impact.

CCIQ Quarterly Pulse Survey now open - Have you business voice heard

CCIQ’s September Pulse Survey is now open!

Help us find our next Mentoring for Growth volunteer business mentors

It’s Indigenous Business Month and we want to help more First Nations owned businesses reap the benefits of the Queensland Government’s Mentoring for Growth (M4G) program, which has successfully mentored Queensland businesses of all industries and sizes for nearly 20 years.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - October 2021

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

Express your interest in the Digital Growth Program for accommodation operators

Council voted this week to offer a free and targeted Digital Growth Program for the accommodation industry.

Return to Stage 2 Restrictions for Southern Gold Coast

The Queensland Government has advised that there will be a return to Stage 2 restrictions for 5 LGAs in Queensland for two weeks from 4pm today (Thursday).

Support extended for the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) Program

The Federal Government will continue to secure Australia’s economic recovery by expanding support to help apprentices finish their training - protecting the skills pipeline delivered under the government’s successful Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) program.

Top 10 tendering tips webinar

From planning your response to submitting your tender, this webinar will give you the top ten tips to tendering success.

$70 million in grants announced for tourism industry

The Federal and State Government have announced $70 million for tourism and hospitality grants as part of the $600 million Business Support Package. This is positive news that will strengthen support for Gold Coast’s 4,600 tourism businesses.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Celebrates Vaccination Milestone on Save the Koala Day

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is marking Save the Koala Day on September 24 by celebrating an important achievement. The Hospital has administered a lifesaving chlamydia vaccine to 135 Koalas that have been released back into the wild.

Exclusive round 2 of 'Play Money' for the border businesses

City of Gold Coast has announced that there will be a ‘Round 2’ of Play Money specifically for the border business community solely.

Current grants and support

Here is some information on relevant grants and business support services applicable to the Gold Coast tourism industry.

Current as at 21/09/21.

Latest Pulse Survey results show business confidence falling

Results from our recent Pulse Survey of Business Conditions indicate that the Queensland economy and business community are not out of the woods yet, with business confidence taking a dip for the first time since the COVID-19 crisis began.

Cyber Health has launched

The Cyber Health program is powered by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and REDD Digital, and fully funded by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources. Content and resources are courtesy of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).

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