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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.

End of Year Funding Available for Women's Leadership Development

Residual funding is available to support the development of female leaders in Queensland. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $2,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in one of three programs.

Have your Say on Proposed City Plan Changes

The City of Gold Coast has opened consultation on amendments to the City Plan. Southern Gold Coast locals are urged to view the proposed changes and have your say on shaping our unique part of the City so that our region continues to grow in line with the expectations of local residents, visitors and businesses.

Southern Gold Coast Industry Leaders Share Insights with SCU

Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO Josh Martin joined other Southern Gold Coast business leaders last month at a development workshop facilitated by the Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism for academic staff to hear directly from industry about the capabilities graduates needs to succeed in their careers.

Three Year Deal for Coolangatta to Host Australian Junior Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball is set to reappear on Coolangatta Beach in an exciting new partnership between Volleyball Australia, Tourism Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast - further cementing Coolangatta as a major events destination for the city.

Division 14 Update from Cr O'Neill - November 2019

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

Division 13 Update from Cr McDonald - November 2019

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

Suncorp CCIQ Pulse Survey Now Open

How is red tape holding your business back? If Queensland is going to be the best state in Australia to do business in, the State Government needs to cut the costs of red tape for small and medium sized businesses.

End of Year Funding for Women's Leadership Development Available

End of year funding grants are currently available to women in QLD to support their participation in a professional development program.

Division 14 Update from Cr O'Neill - October 2019

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

Small Business Grant Schedule Available for 2019-20

To assist small businesses with planning applications for grant rounds, the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training has released a grants schedule for 2019–20.

SandTunes Festival Moved from Coolangatta to Carrara

The two-day SandTunes Music Festival previously slated for Coolangatta Beach later this year has been moved to Metricon Stadium in Carrara following talks between the State Government and the promoter, TEG Dainty.

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