Media Releases & News

Brisbane to Sunshine Coast rail solution

29 November 2021

For more than a decade the Sunshine Coast Business Council, along with many others in the business community, has been calling for an integrated regional transport plan, which is now even more pressing given the escalating trajectory of our population growth. While much has been said about transport over this time, there is still no…

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Walker Corporation joins Business Council board

29 November 2021

The Sunshine Coast Business Council has announced that Walker Corporation Development Manager Kelli Thomas will join the advocacy group’s board following its AGM held in Marcoola yesterday. Re-elected Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said she was delighted to welcome Ms Thomas to the board as a key player in Walker Corporation’s Queensland development…

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Collaboration key to capitalising on 2032 Olympics

07 October 2021

Transport and accommodation top priority at Combined Government & Business Forum The region’s government and business leaders explored how the Sunshine Coast can play to its strengths when the 2032 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games come to town, at the sixth annual Combined Government & Business Forum hosted by the Sunshine Coast Business Council this…

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Tech leadership and job creation high on agenda for new ICT industry group

02 September 2021

Entag Group CEO leads industry group to address the region’s ICT growth trajectory This week the Sunshine Coast information and communications technology (ICT) industry celebrated the establishment of a regional industry group to drive growth in a sector that has seen the Sunshine Coast lag significantly behind national and international growth rates. Sunshine Coast Business…

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Interview regarding the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Para Olympic games for the Sunshine Coast Region

27 August 2021

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18 August 2021

Winning the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games presents South East Queensland and this region with wide-ranging economic and social opportunities.  It also brings into immediate focus what we will need to achieve over the next 11 years to ensure the region is positioned to seize these opportunities. Over the past decade the Sunshine Coast…

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Ageing in Place conference attracts leading experts to the Coast

27 July 2021

At 21 per cent, the Sunshine Coast has a higher percentage of people aged over 65 compared to the rest of Australia at 16 per cent*.  The expectations of how and where people wish to age continues to evolve and the Sunshine Coast Business Council Ageing in Place conference on Tuesday 20 July explored ageing trends and…

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Lunch with Mark Steinert, Stockland CEO

07 May 2021

Retiring Stockland CEO Mark Steinert – who has over three decades of property and investment experience – will share his perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the Sunshine Coast at a Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) lunch with over 140 guests on Friday at Maroochy RSL. With the Sunshine Coast and other regions seeing…

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Businesses Council drives ICT growth agenda

08 March 2021

On Thursday the Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) met with key stakeholders from across industry, local government and educational institutions to explore opportunities to accelerate the growth of the Sunshine Coast’s ICT including the cyber security market. SCBC Chair Sandy Zubrinich said the Business Council — in partnership with RDA Sunshine Coast — had commissioned…

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Businesses welcomes opportunity presented by new planning scheme

02 February 2021

The Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) wants a seat at the table when discussions and community engagement begins to facilitate the development of a new planning scheme for the Sunshine Coast region. The Sunshine Coast Council recently announced it would start the process to develop a new scheme to cater for the region’s unprecedented growth,…

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