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Sunshine Coast University Hospital and Nambour Bus Network Service Changes

Sunshine Coast University Hospital Service Change The proposed changes will support the planned opening of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) in early 2017. Key benefits include: New facilities at the new SCUH, including a new bus station and introduction … More..


Kawana Way Upgrade

Roundabouts on Kawana Way at the intersections with Jamaica Way, Kawana Island Boulevard, Premier Circuit and Metier Linkway will be upgraded as part of the access improvements. Works will be carried out from the week commencing 18 July 2016 and continue until … More..

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EOI RDA Sunshine Coast Committee Members

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – COMMITTEE MEMBERS Make a Difference in your Region Would you like to give something back to your community? Are you interested in joining a board of community leaders who will focus on your regions economic development? … More..

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The Cleantech Effect 2016

Join leading South East Queensland businesses to find cost-effective, innovative cleantech solutions which are available for your business. Date and time:   Friday 29 July 2016 Conference:      12pm – 5pm, including lunch Networking:       5pm – 7pm Location:        … More..

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Major Community Grants Now Open

  The Community Grants Program offers funding to not-for-profit community organisations for projects, events, and activities that benefit the Sunshine Coast community. Groups can apply for a grant through one of seven categories: Community Development, Community Events, Community Facilities, Cultural … More..


ASCA welcomes government’s smart city initiative

When the Federal Government launched its Smart City Policy a few months ago, the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) gave it the thumbs up. Consequently, the government has now allocated (if re-elected) $50 million for smart city and smart suburb … More..


Sunshine Coast Smart Technologies on Show at International Conference

The Sunshine Coast’s Smart City Framework program was featured to world representatives at last week’s Smart Cities Needs and Barriers conference in Berlin, Germany. Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) President Michael Whereat met with Mayors, city leaders and vendors to … More..

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Webinar: Managing Innovation in the Food Technology Sector

What: Managing Innovation in the Food Technology Sector When: Jun 16 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (AEST) Over the past four years, Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Innovative Food Technology unit (IFT) has run several short and medium-term transformational innovation projects designed … More..

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Workshop Opportunities for Sunshine Coast Businesses

INVITATION: Industry Suppliers Briefing- Spotless Facility Management for Sunshine Coast Public Hospital and Sunshine Coast Solar Farm I 16 June 2016   At this joint Industry Suppliers Briefing of potential business opportunities: Spotless Group at Sunshine Coast University Hospital and The … More..

Andrew Pitcher - new RDASC Committee Deputy Chair

RDA Sunshine Coast committee welcomes new Deputy Chair

Independent company director and management consultant Andrew Pitcher has been appointed as the new Deputy Chair for the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast committee. Mr Pitcher has 24 years cross-industry sales, strategic consulting, technology, change management and general management experience … More..