WSL announces that Snapper Rocks will host the WSL Challenger Series

In partnership with World Surf League, Major Events Gold Coast have announced that they've secured the Gold Coast to place host to the opening event of the WSL Challenger Series in a three-year deal, from 2022 – 2024.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - August 2021

Read the latest news from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill

$600M package to help Queensland businesses

The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have reached a 50/50 funding agreement that will see the value of the Queensland COVID-19 Business Support Grants rise from $260 million to $600 million.

New National Trust of Australia (Queensland) CEO Announced

After five years with the National Trust of Australia (Queensland), Jayme Cuttriss has been announced as the new CEO, based at the National Trust’s largest property, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

CCIQ Pulse Survey: The latest results are in!

Deteriorating business confidence on the Gold Coast is the lowest in the state, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’s June quarter Pulse Survey shows.

COVID-19 business update from the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Qld (CCIQ)

Support for COVID-impacted business announced: Rebates, refunds, tax relief and more!

COVID-19 Lockdown Business Support Grants

The Queensland Government has announced that $5,000 grants will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland affected by the current COVID-19 lockdown (commenced Saturday 31 July 2021) and lockdowns in other states.

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Register to apply for GCBF funding

Gambling Community Benefit Fund round 111 is now open and will close midnight 31 August 2021.


Check out the latest news on all things road works, local council investment and planning. Keep up to date with what happening in the local area and plan ahead for your small business.

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 consultation period has begun

There was a steady stream of residents at the community consultation session in Tugun with officers from Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) providing information.

Training Ombudsman to review apprentice experience

The Queensland Training Ombudsman will examine the support available for the state’s apprentices and trainees, with a special focus on removing barriers for women in traditionally male-dominated trades.

New committee to focus on Gold Coast jobs

The Gold Coast is to receive support from the Queensland Government to create jobs and grow local businesses and industries, with a dedicated Regional Jobs Committee coming to the area.

Freeman's Organic Farm the feature of short movie

The short film captures the farms past, present and future with Owner and General Manager, David Harold Gower Freeman.

Mask Wearing EXTENDED

Anyone who has been in City of Gold Coast in the last 14 days must continue to wear a face mask.

CHECK OUT Mayor Tom Tate's address to members

Did you miss our 'Post Budget Luncheon'? Check out Mayor Tom Tate's address to members here.

Southern Cross University’s Open Day is here.

This year our friends at Southern Cross University are running their Open Day for a whole month! You can also win an Open Day Scholarship worth $15,000.

Business Boost Grants Program - Opening 30 July 2021

Applications for the Business Boost Grants Program from the QLD Government will be opening on 30 July 2021.

More vouchers added to Gold Coast Holiday Dollars program

The Gold Coast Holiday Dollars campaign will be boosted this week, with a further 10,000 vouchers to be distributed to lucky recipients who missed out in the original draw.

Gold Coasters given sneak peek of designs for light rail beyond Burleigh

A detailed animation showing how a future light rail route beyond Burleigh might look has been released to coincide with the start of community consultation.

Currumbin Sanctuary launches a traditional yarning circle to celebrate NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is an extra special occasion at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary this year, as 2021 is the Year of Indigenous Tourism. To celebrate, the Sanctuary has unveiled its Yarning Circle. While it represents different things in different Cultures, to many it may demonstrate a commitment to supporting and acknowledging the connection and beauty of Australian cultures and philosophy.

CCIQ Quarterly Pulse Survey now open - Have you business voice heard!

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) quarterly Pulse Survey measures employment levels, turnover, business profitability and business confidence – information gathered is then used by the CCIQ to advocate to government with your business needs at the forefront.

Check In Qld app mandatory from 9 July for a range of businesses and venues

Under the current Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 21), it will become mandatory for a range of businesses, venues and other organisations to collect customer information through the Check In Qld app from this Friday 9 July.

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 is on Its Way

The Queensland Government, in partnership with the Australian Government and the City of Gold Coast, is delivering old Coast Light Rail Stage 3 (GCLR3), extending the light rail network by 6.7 kilometres from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads, linking communities to business centres, shopping, dining, education and medical facilities.

A four-phase plan to the new normal - National Cabinet's COVID Response

On Friday 2 July 2021, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the National Cabinet have agreed to halve international arrivals and create a four-phase plan, aligned with vaccination targets (which are still to be determined by scientific modelling).

Changes to Payroll from 1 July 2021

Are you aware of changes that are applicable to payroll from the start of this new financial year? *

COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package sent to every Queensland MP

Yesterday every Queensland MP was notified of the need for a COVID-19 Hotspot Recovery package to support businesses in lockdown.

Invitation to community groups to attend forum on QLD single-use plastics ban

As of 1st September 2021, Queensland will be introducing bans on certain single-use plastics, including plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, bowls, plates, and expanded polystyrene cups and containers.

New restrictions to take effect from 1am 29 June 2021

Restrictions in Queensland are being implemented for 11 South East Queensland local government areas from 1am on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

Nominations now open for the 2022 Australian of the Year Awards

The Australian of the Year Awards gives Queenslanders the opportunity to nominate individuals who show courage and inspire us to make our own contribution to a better Australia.

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