Media Releases & News


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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Sunshine Coast Business Council raises $51,583 for 2023 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

26 June 2023

Last night eleven Sunshine Coast Business Council members raised more than $51,000 as part of the 2023 Vinnies CEO Sleepout, to support the estimated 1,650* people experiencing homelessness on the Sunshine Coast each night. With homelessness becoming an unwelcome reality for many on the Sunshine Coast, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout held on Maroochydore beach, raised…

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Infrastructure Summit Commentary

14 June 2023

The Sunshine Coast Infrastructure Summit, held at the Innovation Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast last Friday, attracted approximately 180 attendees from government, industry groups, businesses, schools and the community. The event, hosted collaboratively by Sunshine Coast Council, Sunshine Coast Business Council and Infrastructure Association of Queensland, provided a platform for diverse voices…

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Sunshine Coast Infrastructure Summit to identify infrastructure priorities to 2050

25 May 2023

The Sunshine Coast Infrastructure Summit will bring together federal, state and local government representatives, local business leaders and community representatives to identify next generation major infrastructure to inform the development of a prioritised infrastructure plan for the Sunshine Coast to 2050. The Summit, which is a collaborative venture presented by the Sunshine Coast Council, Sunshine…

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Federal Election Commentary

12 May 2023

Sandy Zubrinich, Chair, Sunshine Coast Business Council “In the first instance, we’d like to applaud the government for reporting a modest surplus and prioritising support for lower-income workers and welfare recipients in this budget. These increases are well overdue and it’s heartening to know that those Australians who need help most, will finally be getting…

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Join Sunshine Coast Business Council to Break the Cycle of Homelessness

12 May 2023

The Sunshine Coast Business Council is pleased to announce that we are again participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout on the 22 June 2023.   If you would like to join us, or donate to the cause, please click the link below.  

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