on 7 November 2016
It was a busy month in Burleigh with The King of Burleigh Hill go kart racing over on Goodwin Terrace as part of Gold Coast Superfest celebrations. It was a great afternoon out with racing, live music and good food and of course, perfect Spring weather. I got to play starter, race timer and even wave the flag. It's wonderful to have major events like this in the electorate to showcase our beautiful landscapes.
There was also the Burleigh State School fete on in October. A late Frid...
on 1 November 2016
The Surf Parade $4.5 million redevelopment is nearing completion of Stage 1 and are on track to be complete by December for the Christmas holiday season.
Stage 1 works completion date
A completion date for Stage 1 has been identified as 9 December 2016. (Date subject to change due to weather or other circumstance that impact on construction activity).
To date the City has made significant upgrades to the underground infrastructure. These include future proofing...
on 28 October 2016
SURFSIDE Buslines General Manager Martin Hall is the new president of the Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce (GCCCC).
Mr Hall takes charge of a new-look board with six new faces: Andrew Shields (Secretary), Stuart Sanford (VP Surfers Paradise), Daniel de Vries (VP Nerang), Christie McCabe (VP Membership), and Loretta Lynch.
"I lead an innovative and disruptive new board with a wealth of experience from a variety of industries that will challenge convention," Mr Hall ...
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...