Sunshine Coast Business Council raises $51,583 for 2023 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

26 June 2023

Last night eleven Sunshine Coast Business Council members raised more than $51,000 as part of the 2023 Vinnies CEO Sleepout, to support the estimated 1,650* people experiencing homelessness on the Sunshine Coast each night. With homelessness becoming an unwelcome reality for many on the Sunshine Coast, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout held on Maroochydore beach, raised…

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Infrastructure Summit Commentary

14 June 2023

The Sunshine Coast Infrastructure Summit, held at the Innovation Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast last Friday, attracted approximately 180 attendees from government, industry groups, businesses, schools and the community. The event, hosted collaboratively by Sunshine Coast Council, Sunshine Coast Business Council and Infrastructure Association of Queensland, provided a platform for diverse voices…

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Sunshine Coast Infrastructure Summit to identify infrastructure priorities to 2050

25 May 2023

The Sunshine Coast Infrastructure Summit will bring together federal, state and local government representatives, local business leaders and community representatives to identify next generation major infrastructure to inform the development of a prioritised infrastructure plan for the Sunshine Coast to 2050. The Summit, which is a collaborative venture presented by the Sunshine Coast Council, Sunshine…

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Federal Election Commentary

12 May 2023

Sandy Zubrinich, Chair, Sunshine Coast Business Council “In the first instance, we’d like to applaud the government for reporting a modest surplus and prioritising support for lower-income workers and welfare recipients in this budget. These increases are well overdue and it’s heartening to know that those Australians who need help most, will finally be getting…

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Join Sunshine Coast Business Council to Break the Cycle of Homelessness

12 May 2023

The Sunshine Coast Business Council is pleased to announce that we are again participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout on the 22 June 2023.   If you would like to join us, or donate to the cause, please click the link below.  

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Aura welcomes news of 1,100 additional homes

06 May 2023

Stockland welcomes the recent announcement by Deputy Premier Steven Miles approving an additional 1,100 new housing lots in Stockland Aura, bringing the total number of approved lots in the masterplanned community to nearly 10,000. Stockland Project Director, Josh Sondergeld said the release of the additional lots will help to alleviate the increasing pressure on housing…

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Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair, Sandy Zubrinich on growth and housing

27 February 2023

The Sunshine Coast is recognised as a high growth region when measured both by population and economic growth. Over the past decade the region has seen its population boom, a strong increase in Gross Regional Product (GRP), higher improving household income, a diversifying economy and a strong investment pipeline leading into the next decade. During…

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HeliMods and Covey Associates join Business Council board

11 November 2022

The Sunshine Coast Business Council has announced that HeliMods Founder and Managing Director Will Shrapnel, and Covey Associates Managing Director Kevin Covey will join the advocacy group’s board following its AGM held in Maroochydore last Friday. Re-elected Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said she was delighted to welcome both Mr Shrapnel and Mr…

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Local leaders team up to tackle Sunshine Coast housing crisis

04 November 2022

At the seventh annual Combined Government & Business Forum at Maroochy RSL today, government and business leaders explored managing regional growth covering areas such as housing availability, affordability and liveability and attracting funding and investment in major infrastructure such as transport, sports, entertainment, tourism and hotels in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic and…

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

28 October 2022

Tuesday’s budget indicates that the Treasurer still believes Australia can avoid a recession, however there was a clear warning that there are tough times ahead — both for businesses and Australian households at large,” Ms Zubrinich said. “While the Prime Minister suggests this budget fulfilled the ALP’s election promises, it unfortunately offers little hope, with…

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