Media Releases & News

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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ELECTION STABLITY AMIDST COVID-19 CRISIS – Sandy Zubrinich, Chair, Sunshine Coast Business Council

27 March 2020

Sunshine Coast and Noosa residents will have a chance to vote on a new local government in the council elections on Saturday 28 March but with that comes a huge responsibility according to Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich. Ms Zubrinich said the Sunshine Coast Business Council isn’t usually in the business of endorsing…

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Five election priorities to keep mayoral candidates on track

18 March 2020

The Covid-19 local response, infrastructure priorities and a casino made up for a robust discussion at the Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) Meet the Mayoral Candidate forum on Thursday 12 March at the Surfair Beach Hotel Marcoola. Five mayoral candidates attended the forum, including Chris Thompson, Mark Jamieson and Donald Innes for Sunshine Coast and Tony Wellington…

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Olympic Bid Commentary

16 December 2019

Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said yesterday’s confirmation that South East Queensland will bid for the 2032 Olympic Games was great news for the Sunshine Coast. “Firstly, I’d like to recognise our Federal Member Ted O’Brien and Mayor Mark Jamieson for their hard work in getting us to this point — their level…

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