Meet the Mayoral Candidates Forum – 15th February 2024

15 February 2024

The Sunshine Coast Business Council recently held a Meet the Mayoral Candidates Forum leading up to the 16th March 2024 local elections. Regional mayoral candidates were invited to participate and discuss key issues facing the Sunshine Coast, particularly relating to business. Download forum papers: Forum Agenda Candidates statements summarised from their websites Candidates responses to…

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Combined Government & Business Forum – Delivering Regional Infrastructure Priorities – 31 st October 2023

31 October 2023

The Combined Government & Business Forum is a by invitation annual event to bring 3 tiers of government and business leaders together. The 2023 theme is “Delivering Regional Infrastructure Priorities”. Combined Government & Business Forum 2023 – Brochure

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Think Tank Series 7: Talent Attraction Strategies

30 October 2023

Think Tank Series 7 focussed on Talent Attraction Strategies allowing the Sunshine Coast region to compete nationally and internationally. The series was held over four months – May, June, July and October 2023. A final session to review action items and future strategies are planned for March 2024. Click the links below to view and…

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Annual Strategic Direction Workshop – 31 Jan 2023

31 January 2023

The purpose of the workshop, which engaged with around 30 Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) members, was to finalise the group’s advocacy agenda for the year ahead. The workshop focused on the Business Council’s 2023 theme ‘Creating the environment to unleash private sector investment and deliver regional economic growth for the next decade and beyond’.…

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04 November 2022

Housing affordability, availability and liveability was the theme of this year’s forum drawing on work from both the Property Council of Australia and SCBC Download the forum brochure

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Think Tank Series 6

06 September 2022

This session updated industry participants on the status of the drafting of the next Sunshine Coast Council planning scheme, on the advocacy activity that had occurred since SCBC lodged the industry submission resulting from TT Series 5 and to seek feedback from members prior to the next SCBC presentation to Sunshine Coast Councillors relating to…

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February 2022 – Strategic Directions Workshop

24 February 2022

SCBC held its 2022 strategic workshop with members on 24 February 2022 with attendance by both invited guests and members. The workshop focused on sustainable economic growth and reflected on the year that was and the impacts of Covid and how the Region ended the 2021 year and what would be required to continue to…

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05 October 2021

This Forum commenced the discussion between the 3-tiers of government and industry in terms of the importance of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and what preparation that will be required. Download the forum brochure

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Think Tank Series 5

06 August 2021

Preparation of an industry submission as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s community engagement seeking input into a proposed a new Planning Scheme. SCBC chaired three separate workshops attended by twenty industry and council representatives between May and July 2021 to consider what is required of a modern planning scheme to support growth and changing industry…

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Making Sunshine Coast region a competitive digital economy

06 August 2021

SCBC has hosted several discovery sessions during 2020 and 2021 to explore the need and opportunities to grow ICT as a core regional capability to underpin digitalisation of the regional economy. One of the key recommendations to emerge from this work was to establish a regional ICT Industry Group to bring leadership and cohesion to…

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