on 16 December 2016
From February 2017, the Queensland lockout laws will come into full effect and it is important that affected businesses are aware of their new responsibilities, as there are harsh penalties for breaches.
The Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce has previously voiced its opposition to these laws on the basis that they will hurt the Gold Coast's nighttime economy without enough evidence that they will improve safety.
The new laws have been in place since 1 July, but the lockou...
on 13 December 2016
This month, a focus on Pacific Pines.
On Saturday 10th December we held our Christmas in the Park, and it was a wonderful evening. We all owe our thanks to a team of volunteers who have planned this over many months, from the Residents Group, from Kiwanis, and from Southland Church. I've had the privilege to lead this group who have been meeting since June, and they have taken on a huge body of work and presented the community something great. We'll make improvements next year. Fee...
on 8 December 2016
Summer has arrived and Christmas is just around the corner. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday period. Enjoy our beautiful beaches, ensure you slip, slop, slap in the sun and have a good break with family and friends!
Unfortunately the unbelievable has happened, the Palaszczuk Labor Government has softened the criminal bikie gang laws which I am sure will be to the great detriment of the ...
on 1 December 2016
ENCOURAGING the next generation of young entrepreneurs will be a key priority of the new-look Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce board.
The half-dozen new faces on the board will bring an innovative and disruptive outlook and a broad spectrum of skills from a variety of industries.
Alongside myself, the new members are Andrew Shields (Secretary), Stuart Sanford (VP Surfers Paradise), Daniel de Vries (VP Nerang), Christie McCabe (VP Membership), and Loretta Lynch.
They join Laura ...
on 17 November 2016
Creating a community Christmans event
Kicking off with a Christmas Event at Crocker Park, Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters on 26 November, incorporating a Christmas Movie in the Park together with a Multicultural Garden Group.
Followed by Ernie Tebb Park, Miami on 10 December 5pm 9pm combining a Christmas Movie in the Park with interactive family games and activities.
Culminating with Community Christmas Carols in John Laws Park on Burleigh Headland on 15 December.
on 11 November 2016
Some items regarding Nerang!
Green bridge a new pedestrian/cycle crossing of the Nerang River
Since my early days as Councillor for Nerang, there has been significant frustration with the lack of suitable crossings of the river in the CBD precinct. This is considered vital to help bring the pieces of Nerang together, by encouraging linkages from the railway station to Price Street. Efforts were made many years ago to progress this, but it died a slow death.
Now I am ...