Media Releases & News

Sunshine Coast Business Council Welcomes New Board Members

07 December 2023

The Sunshine Coast Business Council held its annual AGM and Christmas Drinks in Peregian Beach last night, taking the opportunity to bid farewell to long-serving board members, celebrate the appointment of new faces and reflect on another successful year. Re-elected Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said she was delighted to welcome three new…

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Robust Discussion As Business Council Forum Tackles Region’s Big Issues

09 November 2023

More than 75 invited guests attended the Sunshine Coast Business Council’s Combined Government & Business Forum to encourage collaboration across all levels of government and the business community on a shared regional vision and the economic and social infrastructure required to deliver the vision. The annual forum, hosted at the UniSC Innovation Centre on Tuesday,…

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SCBC Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks

03 November 2023

SCBC Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks Date: Thursday 23rd November 2023 RSVP: Downloads: Agenda Nomination form Proxy form

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Council CEOs share strategies to tackle housing shortage

11 October 2023

The Sunshine Coast Business Council, in collaboration with sponsor Regional Development Australia, hosted a corporate luncheon to discuss regional housing strategies at the Maroochy RSL on Friday 15 September. Attendees included council representatives, local business leaders and community representatives who gathered to hear from the two regional councils’ Chief Executive Officers on how their housing…

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Annual Think Tank Series Hhighlights Talent Attraction and Retention Strategies for Regional Economic Growth

08 September 2023

The Sunshine Coast Business Council recently conducted its 7th annual Think Tank Series with more than 20 industry, academic and government participants coming together at the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC). The series provided a platform to discuss talent attraction and retention strategies to ensure the Sunshine Coast region is in a strong position…

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23 August 2023

CORPORATE LUNCHEON: Regional Housing strategies to accommodate growing population and address homelessness Friday 15 September 2023 12.15pm to 2.15pm Maroochy RSL      Download the program Register

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Conference explores crucial role of transport in Sunshine Coast’s regional urban and economic growth

04 August 2023

Sunshine Coast, [4 August 2023] – The Sunshine Coast Business Council’s upcoming ‘Importance of Transport to Regional Urban & Economic Growth Conference’ is set to provide an insightful platform to examine how transportation systems will affect the Sunshine Coast’s urban and economic development. Presented in partnership with sponsors TAFE Queensland, UniSC, Maroochydore City Centre, Property Council…

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Commentary on the Draft SEQ Regional Plan

03 August 2023

Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair, Sandy Zubrinich  “Yesterday’s release of the state’s Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan is an important milestone as Queensland prepares to welcome a further 2.2 million residents to the south east corner over the next 20-plus years. “We are already experiencing a serious housing shortage and with projections now estimating…

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Conference: Importance of Transport to Regional Urban & Economic Growth

26 July 2023

Thursday 17 August 2023 Auditorium, UniSC Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs Download the program Register

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Commentary on Stockland’s Aura South application

15 July 2023

“Stockland’s application for the environmental assessment of the Aura South site is a proactive step to prepare for our region’s future, particularly given we are in the midst of an extended housing crisis as our population is predicted to reach more than 500,000 in the next 18 years. “We are at a tipping point that…

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