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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March 2021 – Strategy Directions Workshop

23 March 2021

SCBC held its 2021 strategic workshop with members on 8th March 2021 with strong attendance by members and invited guests. The workshop focused on the economic and employment position of the region during this COVID period, the activity to enable and sustain a pipeline of Regional Projects enabling jobs as well as discussion regarding the…

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Combined Government & Business Forum – 26 November 2020 – University of the Sunshine Coast

26 November 2020

Opening address speech by Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Australia Andrew Wallace MP presentation Mayor Clare Stewart presentation Ted O’Brien MP presentation Agenda  

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COVID-19 Recovery Briefing Session 5 – 18 September 2020

01 October 2020


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