Media Releases & News

Meeting of the minds to tackle the region’s challenges and opportunities

26 November 2020

Combined Government & Business Forum hosted by Sunshine Coast Business Council The region’s government and business leaders will explore how the Sunshine Coast can play to its strengths in the post-COVID recovery phase, at the fifth annual Combined Government & Business Forum at USC’s Innovation Centre today. The event — which is hosted by the Sunshine Coast…

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Business leaders call to prioritise the economy in state elections

21 October 2020

The Sunshine Coast Business Council is calling on voters to turn their focus on economic recovery and the creation of jobs when determining who should be leading Queensland through the next four challenging years at the upcoming state elections on 31 October. Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said the Sunshine Coast Business Council had already…

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Sunshine Coast’s chance to educate Canberra on the region’s economy

21 September 2020

How the Sunshine Coast economy is coping with the impacts of COVID-19 and its business response will be in the spotlight as Senator Gerard Rennick makes a special visit to the Sunshine Coast Business Council lunch at USC on Tuesday 22 September. Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said this is a great opportunity…

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Twin Waters Development – Commentary from Sandy Zubrinich, Chair, Sunshine Coast Business Council

28 July 2020

Following the Global Financial Crisis, it took several years for most businesses to get back to anything like their previous normal.  What we are going through now is far more challenging – the double whammy of a health and an economic crisis unfolding simultaneously. Our Federal Government has taken the brunt of political and financial…

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Webinar: Getting Queensland Working – Coming out of Covid-19 in to the recovery phase

08 July 2020

Monday 20th July 2020 Starts 4:00pm – Ends 5:00pm All levels of government are turning their focus to how we can reboot our economy.  The road to recovery will be long and challenging.  Now more than ever we need a State Leader who can unite and lead all Queenslanders to rebuild an already under performing economy…

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Regional group established to retain and create jobs

18 June 2020

While the COVID-19 health crisis is largely deemed under control, local business leaders have acknowledged that the extent of the economic crisis impacting some industries in the region is only just becoming evident. Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich believes the true economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will only be revealed when government…

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Sekisui House Decision to Bolster Jobs During Economic Downturn – Commentary from Sandy Zubrinich, Chair, Sunshine Coast Business Council

28 May 2020

Job creation from the $900 million Sekisui House development at Yaroomba couldn’t come soon enough according to Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich, following the announcement that the Planning and Environment Court rejected the appeal by a local community group to block the development. “The Sunshine Coast is facing a significant economic challenge due…

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Covid-19 Reopening of State Borders To Reignite Economy – Commentary from Sandy Zubrinich, Chair, Sunshine Coast Business Council

21 May 2020

As Queensland prepares to further ease COVID-19 restrictions over the coming months, Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich is calling on the State Government to reconsider the decision for state borders to remain closed until September 2020 due to the significant impact this will have on economic recovery. “While we don’t underestimate the continued…

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The Sunshine Coast Region – Digital Transformation Workshop Postponed from March – Pending due to COVID-19

04 May 2020

Digitalisation is at its infancy in this region and SCBC is accepting responsibility to help other regional stakeholders maximise the take up of transformative digital technologies across industries. Industry and the three layers of government are working together to build on the work already undertaken in 2019 (Conference in June 2019 focusing on digitalisation and…

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Local Government Election Results – Commentary from Sandy Zubrinich, Chair, Sunshine Coast Business Council

22 April 2020

As eight new Councillors and a new Mayor take their positions at the Sunshine Coast and Noosa Shire Councils this week, Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich looks forward to the significant role that local government will play in restoring the economy, protecting jobs and working collaboratively with state and federal governments and with…

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