Media Releases & News

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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Member AGM & Christmas Drinks

01 November 2019

Join us for the Member AGM & Christmas Drinks. Please note this event is for members and invited guests only. To book, click on the image or links below. Member AGM & Christmas Drinks flyer Book at  

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Sunshine Coast has healthy outlook for future job creation

31 October 2019

Infrastructure investment, with a particular focus on transport, education and training, was at the forefront of discussion during the fourth annual Sunshine Coast Business Council’s Combined Government & Business Forum. Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said the forum, which was held at USC’s Innovation Centre, was an important collaboration of more than 70…

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Building the right foundations for a brighter Sunshine Coast

25 October 2019

Politicians and the business community will put their minds together on 29 October at USC’s Innovation Centre to consider the Sunshine Coast region’s progress toward economic sustainability and positioning for future prosperity in a fast changing digital world. The fourth annual Combined Government & Business Forum hosted by Sunshine Coast Business Council will explore key…

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Driving new industry growth through digital transformation

04 September 2019

Industry leaders, government and academics congregated at Monday’s Sunshine Coast Business Council workshop at Marcoola to identify areas for growth and innovation through transformative digital technologies. Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said the new submarine cable when completed, together with 5G and NBN, provided the modern infrastructure for industry innovation and growth through…

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Digitalisation – Moving the Regional Economy Forward

03 September 2019

The Sunshine Coast is on the cusp of a digital revolution and the Sunshine Coast Business Council wants to ensure the health and education industries have the right tools and strategies to make the most of the fast-changing landscape. Industry leaders and academics will take part in a workshop on Monday 2 September at Marcoola…

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Digitalisation – Moving the Regional Economy Forward

02 September 2019

Digitalisation is at its infancy in this region and we are accepting responsibility to help other regional stakeholders maximise the take up of transformative digital technologies across industries. Industry and the three layers of government to build on the work already undertaken and an approach to develop an industry strawman initially for three industries (health,…

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Youth worker reveals the harsh truth of homelessness ahead of Vinnies Sleepout

01 August 2019

Next week is national Homelessness Week As members of the Sunshine Coast community prepare to sleep rough at the Vinnies Corporate and Community Sleepout on Thursday, 8 August, shocking statistics reveal nearly 24 per cent of homeless people in Australia are under the age of 18. Vinnies Youth Homelessness Mobile Support Worker Dean Hanley —…

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SC Business Council Chair calls on local businesses to support the Vinnies Corporate & Community Sleepout

18 July 2019

  WHAT Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich is calling on local business people to step up and swap their cosy beds for a cardboard box to support the Vinnies Corporate & Community Sleepout on 8 August. This is such an important cause and we’re looking for additional sleepers to brave the cold and…

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