Media Releases & News

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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02 December 2020

Sandy Zubrinich, Chair, Sunshine Coast Business Council “The reality is that infrastructure in Queensland and on the Sunshine Coast has been significantly underfunded by this government over the past five years and we would hope that a healthy percentage of the $56 billion earmarked for capital works and infrastructure in this State budget is invested…

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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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