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Analysis of the City of Gold Coast Annual Budget.

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 1 July 2020

The City of Gold Coast's annual budget involves some big dollars but what will it mean for the business community looking to recover from the COVID-19 crisis? The Tom Tate-led council has handed down a total budget for 2020-21 that is a whopping $1.72 billion. That is a big figure, but it is down nearly $10 million from last year. The City Council is planning to borrow money this year to invest in infrastructure and intends to keep borrowing until June 2025. Total debt is forecast to i...
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Chamber applauds opening of Qld border

Posted on 1 July 2020
The Gold Coast's peak body for business has welcomed the State Government's announcement that it will reopen the Queensland borders from July 10. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall said Gold Coast business owners had been crying out for the borders to be reopened because the economy had a significant reliance on tourism, hospitality, and retail trade. Mr Hall said the State Government's decision to restrict travel to and from Victoria was sensible consi...
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A Letter to Mayor Tom Tate

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 17 June 2020
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Cr Tom Tate
Mayor
City of Gold Coast
RE: City of Gold Coast response to COVID-18 crisis Dear Cr Tate, I write following my various discussions with you, your office and the Council's Economic Development Team and also reference my letter to Council CEO Dale Dickon on 20 March 2020 which remains unanswered. The current state of the Gold Coast business community is terminal. After a prolonged downturn which has suffocated our economy, the border opening whil...
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A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - June 2020

Posted on 3 June 2020
  Mid-year is upon us and the challenges related to COVID-19 continue to wreak havoc on our local businesses and community.  As we approach what would traditionally be a hectic winter school holiday break with many southerners descending to enjoy our fantastic winter sunshine, beaches and fine dining options; ongoing closure of Queensland's borders translates into a huge loss of income for many Gold Coasters.
Constant mixed messaging from the Palaszczuk Labor Government ...
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GC Hotel opens in Covid-19

Posted on 26 May 2020
When choosing to open a brand new 4.5 star apartment hotel on the Gold Coast, the Covid-19 pandemic was certainly not in the sights for the grand opening, but experienced franchisees Joshua and Fleur Nadzielski are very optimistic. The pair have gone full steam ahead launching Quest Apartment Hotel's first Gold Coast property in the heart of Robina, with confidence the region's pre-covid economic boom will continue post lockdown. The $32-million Quest Robina opened on Monday 4th M...
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Study finds Gold Coast businesses hurting more

Posted on 18 May 2020
The Gold Coast economy is among the worst hit in the state with businesses in the region reporting massive declines in revenue because of the COVID-19 crisis. These are the findings of the first ever Gold Coast Pulse Survey Report, which is a joint initiative between CCIQ and Gold Coast Chambers of Commerce, and is produced as part of CCIQ's Queensland Pulse Survey Report. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall said the Gold Coast economy had a significant reliance...
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