Federal Budget Commentary – Sandy Zubrinich, Chair, Sunshine Coast Business Council

30 March 2022

“Politics will always influence budgetary decisions, particularly when announcements are made so close to a federal election,” Ms Zubrinich said. “Last night we saw another high spending budget with no reference to budget savings — whether by addressing waste and duplication across our three tiers of government or longer term structural reform. “Debt continues to…

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Sunshine Coast leaders call for change with vaccine mandate crippling tourism

22 March 2022

The Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) is calling on the Queensland Government to revoke vaccine mandates when it comes to several key tourism drivers in the region, including agriculture shows and open-air attractions. SCBC Chair Sandy Zubrinich said the time had come to level the playing field for these events and tourism operators, who have…

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PwC CEO Tom Seymour shares insights with Coast’s leaders

04 March 2022

PwC CEO Tom Seymour today provided insight into the macro-economic themes in the global and national economies against the backdrop of current economic and market conditions and the coming Federal Election, when he spoke at a Sunshine Coast Business Council lunch in Maroochydore. Mr Seymour addressed close to 100 of the Coast’s business leaders at…

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Business advocacy group sets strategic direction

25 February 2022

Members of the Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) met yesterday for their annual strategic workshop to confirm the group’s key focus areas for 2022 and to gain insight into what is required to achieve sustainable economic growth for the region going forward. Guest speakers were Ted O’Brien, Federal Member for Fairfax and Rob Sobyra, Director,…

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COMMENTARY – SEKISUI HOUSE DECISION: Sekisui decision will impact investor confidence

10 February 2022

Sandy Zubrinich, Chair, Sunshine Coast Business Council The Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) has raised concerns that yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to rescind the Planning and Environment Court’s approval of Sekisui House’s $900-million Yaroomba Beach development, may impact investor confidence in the region. “Investors need surety around planning schemes, and it is therefore imperative that…

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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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