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.

Training Ombudsman to review apprentice experience

The Queensland Training Ombudsman will examine the support available for the state’s apprentices and trainees, with a special focus on removing barriers for women in traditionally male-dominated trades.

New committee to focus on Gold Coast jobs

The Gold Coast is to receive support from the Queensland Government to create jobs and grow local businesses and industries, with a dedicated Regional Jobs Committee coming to the area.

Freeman's Organic Farm the feature of short movie

The short film captures the farms past, present and future with Owner and General Manager, David Harold Gower Freeman.

Mask Wearing EXTENDED

Anyone who has been in City of Gold Coast in the last 14 days must continue to wear a face mask.

CHECK OUT Mayor Tom Tate's address to members

Did you miss our 'Post Budget Luncheon'? Check out Mayor Tom Tate's address to members here.

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 consultation period has begun

There was a steady stream of residents at the community consultation session in Tugun with officers from Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) providing information.

Southern Cross University’s Open Day is here.

This year our friends at Southern Cross University are running their Open Day for a whole month! You can also win an Open Day Scholarship worth $15,000.

Business Boost Grants Program - Opening 30 July 2021

Applications for the Business Boost Grants Program from the QLD Government will be opening on 30 July 2021.

More vouchers added to Gold Coast Holiday Dollars program

The Gold Coast Holiday Dollars campaign will be boosted this week, with a further 10,000 vouchers to be distributed to lucky recipients who missed out in the original draw.

Gold Coasters given sneak peek of designs for light rail beyond Burleigh

A detailed animation showing how a future light rail route beyond Burleigh might look has been released to coincide with the start of community consultation.

Currumbin Sanctuary launches a traditional yarning circle to celebrate NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is an extra special occasion at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary this year, as 2021 is the Year of Indigenous Tourism. To celebrate, the Sanctuary has unveiled its Yarning Circle. While it represents different things in different Cultures, to many it may demonstrate a commitment to supporting and acknowledging the connection and beauty of Australian cultures and philosophy.

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

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) quarterly Pulse Survey measures employment levels, turnover, business profitability and business confidence – information gathered is then used by the CCIQ to advocate to government with your business needs at the forefront.

Check In Qld app mandatory from 9 July for a range of businesses and venues

Under the current Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21), it will become mandatory for a range of businesses, venues and other organisations to collect customer information through the Check In Qld app from this Friday 9 July.

Changes to Payroll from 1 July 2021

Are you aware of changes that are applicable to payroll from the start of this new financial year? *

A four-phase plan to the new normal - National Cabinet's COVID Response

On Friday 2 July 2021, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the National Cabinet have agreed to halve international arrivals and create a four-phase plan, aligned with vaccination targets (which are still to be determined by scientific modelling).

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 is on Its Way

The Queensland Government, in partnership with the Australian Government and the City of Gold Coast, is delivering old Coast Light Rail Stage 3 (GCLR3), extending the light rail network by 6.7 kilometres from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads, linking communities to business centres, shopping, dining, education and medical facilities.

COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package sent to every Queensland MP

Yesterday every Queensland MP was notified of the need for a COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package to support businesses in lockdown.

New restrictions to take effect from 1am 29 June 2021

Restrictions in Queensland are being implemented for 11 South East Queensland local government areas from 1am on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

Invitation to community groups to attend forum on QLD single-use plastics ban

As of 1st September 2021, Queensland will be introducing bans on certain single-use plastics, including plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, bowls, plates, and expanded polystyrene cups and containers.

Nominations now open for the 2022 Australian of the Year Awards

The Australian of the Year Awards gives Queenslanders the opportunity to nominate individuals who show courage and inspire us to make our own contribution to a better Australia.

Titans and SEE Civil wearing beanies for brain cancer

The Gold Coast Titans and Chamber Gold Sponsor SEE Civil have both shown their support for the Mark Hughes Foundation ahead of the NRL's Beanie for Brain Cancer Round.

Training to become a Justice of the Peace

Ever wanted to become a Justice of the Peace? Now is your chance. Gold Coast Branch Queensland Justices Association is offering a unique opportunity to attend a face to face 3 day training program for those aspiring to become Justices of the Peace.


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.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - July 2021

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

Eased restrictions, COVID Safe Industry Plans removed and new checklist for events

More businesses must use the Check In Qld app, including supermarkets, beauty and personal care services, leisure and recreation facilities including gyms, campsites, caravan parks, aquariums and zoos, public facing government services, higher education institutions, adult entertainment venues, hotels and other short-term residential businesses.

2021-22 State Budget

We're keen to hear from you about your reaction to the release of the State Budget announcement. Take a quick survey so we can continue to advocate for the issues that matter to you.

Fotoforce promo

Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce members are able to receive 10% off headshots through member business - Fotoforce Photography.

Business Accelerator Workshops

LVL Up Consulting, have two new business accelerator workshops that they are bringing to the Gold Coast business owners from July.

Gold Coast Holiday Dollars launch

The Palaszczuk Government will deliver 30,000 tourism vouchers to entice visitors to head to the Gold Coast as part of the next stage of Queensland’s successful Holiday Dollars program.

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