Youth worker reveals the harsh truth of homelessness ahead of Vinnies Sleepout

01 August 2019

Next week is national Homelessness Week As members of the Sunshine Coast community prepare to sleep rough at the Vinnies Corporate and Community Sleepout on Thursday, 8 August, shocking statistics reveal nearly 24 per cent of homeless people in Australia are under the age of 18. Vinnies Youth Homelessness Mobile Support Worker Dean Hanley —…

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SC Business Council Chair calls on local businesses to support the Vinnies Corporate & Community Sleepout

18 July 2019

  WHAT Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich is calling on local business people to step up and swap their cosy beds for a cardboard box to support the Vinnies Corporate & Community Sleepout on 8 August. This is such an important cause and we’re looking for additional sleepers to brave the cold and…

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2019 Vinnies Community Sleepout – Thursday 8th August

20 June 2019

Vinnies SC Sleepout sponsorship proposal. To sleep out or to donate to the SCBC team, please follow the link:

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Alan Smith & Fran Dall'Alba

Data cable set to supercharge economy

12 June 2019

Yesterday over 120 local business people gathered at the Maroochy RSL for a Sunshine Coast Business Council conference exploring the benefits of the soon-to-be-installed international submarine cable. The cable will see the Sunshine Coast enjoy the fastest data connection to Asia from the east coast and initial indications are that the project will contribute $927…

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Julie McGlone & Bill Gissane

Business Council hosts pre-election candidates’ panel

23 March 2019

The Sunshine Coast Business Council hosted a Meet the Candidates panel on Tuesday 23 March to provide members with an opportunity to learn more about each candidate’s vision for the Sunshine Coast and their priorities should they represent their constituents in Canberra. The event ― hosted at Surfair Beach Hotel in Marcoola ― was attended…

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Photo of Kim Carroll, Jim Costello, Heidi Meyer

Annual Strategic Planning Workshop 2018

18 March 2019

Over 30 members of the Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) from across industries including construction, property, tourism, education and health met at in Marcoola yesterday as part of the advocacy organisation’s annual Strategic Directions Workshop.  Presentations included those on the health of the national and regional economies by Ted O’Brien MP and Hayden Rudd respectively,…

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Our Essence

The approach to developing Sunshine Coast Region – Our Essence

06 December 2018

This powerpoint provides the explanation of the background and approach to developing the Sunshine Coast Region – Our Essence, why and how it came about and the intent of the final product. Background to Sunshine Coast Region: Our Essence The output of the research is a video clip that can be accessed at .

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Sunshine Coast Region Our Essence

Business Council reveals ‘essence of the Sunshine Coast’

06 December 2018

Members of the Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) met in Marcoola this afternoon for the organisation’s Annual General Meeting and Christmas function, and to view a much anticipated audio-visual which aims to capture the ‘essence of the Sunshine Coast’.

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Conference to reveal the economic drive in Sunshine Coast projects

12 October 2018

The Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) will host a conference where a newly created framework to categorise projects of regional significance will be presented. The conference will feature Dr Steven Boyd, Program Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Property Economics & Development, University of the Sunshine Coast, as he presents findings from research into how significant…

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DebFrecklington MP, Sandy Zubrinich, Fiona Simpson MP

Business Council looks to the future

14 September 2018

It’s been a productive week for the Sunshine Coast Business Council, with the peak business body welcoming the Leader of the Opposition Deb Frecklington MP to address more than 120 business leaders over breakfast on Wednesday morning, as well as completing its fourth think tank series with 20 key stakeholders on Tuesday. Wednesday’s breakfast —…

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