on 21 October 2016
There's no doubt that Gold Coast locals and business owners are feeling a sense of optimism in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games in 2018. With recent infrastructure improvements, new projects, and an expected economic injection of $2 billion, we can't be blamed for feeling excited about the future of our City as we prepare for the Gold Coast to be projected onto the world stage.
Together with Gold Coast LNP MPs, I'm unashamedly pro-jobs, and am fighting to ensure that t...
on 21 October 2016
IT is good to see that the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is now believed to be willing to allow an offshore cruise ship terminal from Main Beach, adjacent to Phillip Park.
We need to enjoy and make the most of our public spaces and The Spit is currently underutilised.
For years, when there have been news reports about development on this strip of land, it has revolved around The People vs. The Developers.
But are most people against development? This Chamber does not believe so.
on 14 October 2016
A few weeks ago I hosted the Federal Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, at the Gold Coast Small Business Forum.
It was an opportunity for local small business owners and traders to speak directly with the Minister and learn about some of the key initiatives the Coalition has introduced to support small business.
There are more than 2.7 million small businesses around Australia.
There's no sector more important to growing the national economy than the sm...
on 10 October 2016
Spring has well and truly arrived, we have had an influx of visitors with the recent school holidays who have enjoyed our great local amenities as well as supporting our wonderful local businesses. The Gold Coast will only get busier with visitors as the Christmas festive season fast approaches and our international visitors, particularly the Chinese tourists who have increased dramatically over the past year enjoy the many wonderful attractions available on the Gold Coast.
on 6 October 2016
The City of Gold Coast's Emerging Exporters Program assists businesses to develop export capabilities and explore international markets.
This program consists of 4 x 3 hour sessions and is developed for Gold Coast businesses, new to export, and emerging exporters breaking into new markets and channels overseas.
The programs will enable business owners and staff of small and large companies to develop the skills and knowledge to develop and implement an export plan.
on 5 October 2016
Another exciting addition to the City's botanic gardens is the new Rotary Education Pavilion. The pavilion is a welcome improvement, providing a covered area for teaching and outdoor demonstrations as well as offering space for small scale exhibitions or an outdoor performance or event.
Colourful interpretive display boards have been installed as a teaching aid, inspiring visitors to this wonderful City asset about the amazing world of plants.
New concrete footpath Moya Edge...