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.

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.

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).

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? *

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.

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.

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.

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.

🚧 TRAFFIC ALERTS 🚧

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.

BUSY Ability invites you to the Launch of Employ-Ability 100 - Inclusion at Work

Did you know 1 in 5 people experience a disability in their lifetime, yet they are 30% less likely to be employed in work?

Member Spotlight: Lee's Environmental

They're proud to be an Australian owned and operated family business supplying liquid waste services since 1980. But there is something even more impressive about this new member.

🚧 TRAFFIC ALERTS 🚧

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.

Best of Qld Experiences results released

The It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar is enjoying one of its busiest months of the year, with around 30 events across May set to bring visitors to destinations all around the state to experience our events.

Origins of Success Luncheon

Tweed Seagulls RLFC has the pleasure of inviting the community together to join us for lunch which is to be held on Friday the 11th of June 12:30PM – 2:30PM.

SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM IS DRAWN NEXT WEEK!

Want solar for your house AND the ability to support local Young Veterans for potentially only $5?

NOMINATIONS OPEN - 2021 Australian Training Awards

It's time to highlight the hard work of our students, apprentices and trainees, as well as their teachers, trainers and employers.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - June 2021

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

2021 Safe city survey

City of Gold Coast is seeking our community’s views on safety from 27 April to 17 May, with participants getting the chance to win one of 5 x $250 Eftpos vouchers.

Tourism showing signs of recovery

We have seen green shoots of recovery for Gold Coast’s tourism sector in the second quarter of 2021. The federal governments half-price flight program is proving to be very popular with hundreds of thousands choosing to holiday here over winter.

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