Forums and Events

Outlook For Business Investment

03 May 2024

Investment spending is critical for the long-term economic sustainability of our nation and our regions. SCBC have been highlighting the signs of slowing private investment in the Sunshine Coast Region and the need to ensure regional investment signals are working to attract and increase the flow of investment and not act as a barrier. This…

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Annual SCBC Strategic Directions Workshop – 8th February 2024

21 February 2024

The Sunshine Coast Business Council held its annual Strategy half day workshop to set the scenes for the year ahead on Thursday 8th February, 2024 at the morning session at the UniSC Auditorium at Sippy Downs.  The agenda and copies of presentations are included below. Workshop Agenda Caloundra Chamber – Regional competitiveness: Our chance to shape a stronger Sunshine Coast Property…

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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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Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks – 2023

23 November 2023

Members and guests who participated in this year’s AGM and Christmas Drinks were welcomed by Member, Scanlon Property Group, to their new Essence Boutique Hotel at Peregian Beach complex. Financial Statements For The Year Ended 30 June 2023 Chair’s Annual Report for CY 2023 Notice of Annual General Meeting Sunshine Coast Business Council Sunshine Coast…

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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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Regional Housing Strategies – Corporate Lunch

15 September 2023

We are all aware of the housing crisis being experienced throughout Australia and in the Sunshine Coast Region.  There is a lot of publicity and talking around housing affordability and availability putting pressure on businesses seeking to attract staff, students wishing to study on the Coast and the vulnerable trying to find affordable housing to…

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Importance of Transport (August 23 event)

17 August 2023

The Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in Queensland and is forecast to grow to 600,000 people by 2046.  Public transport infrastructure has not kept pace with population growth and is fast becoming a limiting factor to this region’s future sustainable urban development.  Download presentations below: Conference Brochure The transport / economic…

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Lunch with the Deputy Premier, Steven Miles MP

22 March 2023

SCBC is proudly hosting Steven Miles at the Sunshine Coast Business Council Lunch on Thursday 27 April 2023. Join us for an update on how State Government is progressing the Queensland Housing Summit Outcomes Report released November 2022, and on preparing SEQ for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Gain valuable insights on how…

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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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