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Sold-out conference tackles challenging outlook amid national business investment slowdown

08 May 2024

The Sunshine Coast Business Council’s ‘Outlook for Business Investment’ conference hosted last Friday (3 May) provided the 130-plus attendees from the Sunshine Coast business community, as well as representatives from local and state government, with an insight into the challenging investment climate being experienced both nationally and locally. The conference, hosted at the Maroochy RSL,…

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State’s heavy rail plan falls short

27 February 2024

Whilst Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich has welcomed the investment commitment made by Queensland Premier Steven Miles in  Sunday’s announcement regarding the Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, she has expressed disappointment that the much-anticipated rail connection will not extend into the Maroochydore CBD ahead of the 2032…

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SC Business Council hosts Meet the Mayoral Candidates Forum

22 February 2024

Approximately 45 members and key stakeholders of the Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) had the opportunity to hear from mayoral candidates for both the Sunshine Coast and Noosa Councils at the advocacy group’s forum hosted at Youi headquarters in Sippy Downs last Thursday. SCBC Chair Sandy Zubrinich facilitated the panel discussion including eight of the…

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SC Business Council Sets Strategic Direction for 2024

21 February 2024

Members of the Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) met at the advocacy group’s Annual Strategic Workshop to confirm the priorities for 2024 and to gain insight into the region’s current and projected performance in regards to the economy, housing, population growth and job creation. The members-only workshop attracted around 30 attendees who benefitted from national…

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Commentary: Changing of the Guard

23 December 2023

With both local and state government elections in 2024, we will see leadership changes happening at both levels of government.  This is major pivot point.  A time to reflect on where we are as a state and a region, looking beyond the headline numbers to the qualities we require in our leaders and the style…

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Sunshine Coast Business Council Welcomes New Board Members

07 December 2023

The Sunshine Coast Business Council held its annual AGM and Christmas Drinks in Peregian Beach last night, taking the opportunity to bid farewell to long-serving board members, celebrate the appointment of new faces and reflect on another successful year. Re-elected Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said she was delighted to welcome three new…

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Robust Discussion As Business Council Forum Tackles Region’s Big Issues

09 November 2023

More than 75 invited guests attended the Sunshine Coast Business Council’s Combined Government & Business Forum to encourage collaboration across all levels of government and the business community on a shared regional vision and the economic and social infrastructure required to deliver the vision. The annual forum, hosted at the UniSC Innovation Centre on Tuesday,…

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SCBC Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks

03 November 2023

SCBC Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks Date: Thursday 23rd November 2023 RSVP: https://www.trybooking.com/CMPNX Downloads: Agenda Nomination form Proxy form

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Council CEOs share strategies to tackle housing shortage

11 October 2023

The Sunshine Coast Business Council, in collaboration with sponsor Regional Development Australia, hosted a corporate luncheon to discuss regional housing strategies at the Maroochy RSL on Friday 15 September. Attendees included council representatives, local business leaders and community representatives who gathered to hear from the two regional councils’ Chief Executive Officers on how their housing…

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Annual Think Tank Series Hhighlights Talent Attraction and Retention Strategies for Regional Economic Growth

08 September 2023

The Sunshine Coast Business Council recently conducted its 7th annual Think Tank Series with more than 20 industry, academic and government participants coming together at the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC). The series provided a platform to discuss talent attraction and retention strategies to ensure the Sunshine Coast region is in a strong position…

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