Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - September 2021

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

Safer Suburbs Awards

Do you know an active community member or organisation that makes our city a safer place to live? Give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a 2021 Safer Suburbs Award.

Border restrictions are here to stay - Will you survive until November?

If your businesses is one of the many that is feeling the impact of no staff, no customers or not being able to trade, then now is the time to start to plan how to mitigate the impacts. The Southern GC Chamber has been lobbying for the QLD Government to recognise the very localised impacts being felt by almost every small business in the border area one way or another, and to get some very targeted support for those businesses.

Buy Local, Play Local $3M campaign

The City of Gold Coast is investing $3 million into a ‘Play Money’ rewards program to support the city’s tourism, dining, retail, and arts/culture industries. The program will be facilitated by Destination Gold Coast.

Can you donate some time assist the Palm Beach/Currumbin Red Cross?

Palm Beach/Currumbin Red Cross is looking for someone to donate their time to help with auditing their books.

QLD Covid support grants have now opened for applications!

Further to the announcements last week, the Qld Covid Support Grants have now opened for applications. The good news is that these grants are now open to more businesses and also they are for larger amounts. This is as a result of the changes following the Federal Government's further support announced last Friday.

WSL announces that Snapper Rocks will host the WSL Challenger Series

In partnership with World Surf League, Major Events Gold Coast have announced that they've secured the Gold Coast to place host to the opening event of the WSL Challenger Series in a three-year deal, from 2022 – 2024.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - August 2021

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

$600M package to help Queensland businesses

The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have reached a 50/50 funding agreement that will see the value of the Queensland COVID-19 Business Support Grants rise from $260 million to $600 million.

New National Trust of Australia (Queensland) CEO Announced

After five years with the National Trust of Australia (Queensland), Jayme Cuttriss has been announced as the new CEO, based at the National Trust’s largest property, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

CCIQ Pulse Survey: The latest results are in!

Deteriorating business confidence on the Gold Coast is the lowest in the state, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’s June quarter Pulse Survey shows.

COVID-19 business update from the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Qld (CCIQ)

Support for COVID-impacted business announced: Rebates, refunds, tax relief and more!

COVID-19 Lockdown Business Support Grants

The Queensland Government has announced that $5,000 grants will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland affected by the current COVID-19 lockdown (commenced Saturday 31 July 2021) and lockdowns in other states.

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