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).

Tourism and Hospitality Sector Hardship Program

The $40 million Tourism and Hospitality Sector Hardship Program will provide one-off grants of up to $50,000 to eligible tourism and hospitality businesses facing significant financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions and interstate lockdowns.

Play Money rewards on offer to drive economic recovery

Gold Coasters are being urged to spread the local love by snapping up one of 60,000 vouchers to eat, play and enjoy first-hand the best the region has to offer.

Currumbin RSL launches The Sporting Den

The Currumbin RSL has just launched a new private and tucked away sports bar with a difference.

70% of Waste Diverted from Landfill as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Renews Sustainability Pledge

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has cemented its reputation as one of the country’s most environmentally friendly businesses, after successfully renewing its EcoTourism Accreditation.

Border zone support package announced

The Chamber joined with a number of very active locals to lobby for a more tailored and targeted response to the impact of the NSW/QLD border closure and the government listened.

Free small business financial counselling now available

The Federal and State Government is funding this service to support all small businesses.

Report out now - Domestic and Family Violence as a Workplace Issue

Two thirds of businesses could be vulnerable to impacts of domestic and family violence.

Currumbin RSL fly both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags for the first time

In the spirit of reconciliation and acknowledgement of Indigenous culture and residents in the community, Currumbin RSL is proud to fly both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags for the first time this week alongside the Australian Flag.

Local Jobs Program

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the Australian labour market. Together with longer term economic trends that are changing skill requirements in many jobs and occupations, there is urgency in assisting job seekers to navigate this change.

Heartbreaking new job figures for Gold Coast tourism industry

Concerning new research commissioned by the Tourism and Transport Forum shows tourism jobs have been cut by 20 per cent in 12 months - that’s one in five jobs in tourism across the Gold Coast.

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