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Buderim Men’s Shed and Caloundra Events Centre major winners in Building Better Regions Fund

Buderim’s Men Shed has secured $500,000 in funding for the construction of their new premises. As the largest Men’s Shed in Australia, Buderim Men’s Shed is a non-profit, non-commercial community organisation providing a safe and friendly meeting place for men to work on projects. A major objective of the Men’s Shed is to advance the […]

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Intro to Coding Short Course

Future-proof yourself Get started with the basics of coding using a range of applications to develop coding and programming skills. Students will begin by looking to understand coding principles with a focus on Javascript. This course is designed for students looking to develop entry level skills in coding or existing employees looking to enhance their […]

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Committee Profile: Tony Riddle

Tony is a professional entrepreneur with a reputation for getting things done and has enjoyed success in developing and growing numerous diverse businesses within Australia. Tony is a keen property investor, particularly in the commercial sector, while also working enthusiastically in startup businesses. Tony holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from QUT, is a Fellow […]

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Calling all designers, innovators, business people, community members & data junkies!

GovHack 2017 – Registrations are open! CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS/DESIGNERS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, BUSINESS PEOPLE & DATA JUNKIES of the mighty creative community on the Sunshine Coast – it’s time to GovHack! Join us at Spark Bureau from 28th to 30th JULY – for free food, great company, fast wi-fi and the chance to win CASH in […]

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Transport Survey Report

Our transport troubles – how you rate the Sunshine Coast’s most pressing problems MOST Sunshine Coast people believe upgrading the Bruce Highway is the region’s most critical transport infrastructure priority, according to a survey carried out by Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast. Residents also say they would happily use public transport, and take the train […]

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Queensland Budget 2017-18: Sunshine Coast winners

Queensland Budget 2017-18 Treasurer Curtis Pitt handed down his third budget on Tuesday, with the Sunshine Coast winning across health and education. A total of $64.7m was set aside for the ongoing construction and development of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, and $7.9m for the Caloundra Hospital refurbishment. A new primary school in Caloundra South […]

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Innovation Minister announces Sunshine Coast as first region benefiting from $1m program to create ideas and jobs

The Sunshine Coast will benefit from a $1 million program to drive innovation, boost economic opportunities and create new jobs – thanks to a co-funded partnership between the Palaszczuk Government, the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Noosa Shire Council, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast and over 24 other partners. Speaking at the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast today, Innovation […]

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Queensland Chief Entrepreneur returns in support of our local start-ups

Image: Mark Molesworth & Mark Sowerby Queensland Chief Entrepreneur Mark Sowerby has provided insights into his experiences in investing in start-ups at the “Invest in the future – Sunshine Coast Start-ups” event hosted by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast and BDO this week. The event was held both in Noosa and Brightwater and attracted […]

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Density and Diversity Done Well – Competition Launch

UDIA Queensland partners with Queensland Government for competition We know from the insights gathered through our Research Foundation, presented by Construction Skills Queensland, that people want greater housing choice. We approached the Queensland Government about our findings and how we could  work together to encourage innovation within the sector. Density and Diversity Done Well, an Open […]

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Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity in Regional Australia

The Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity regional policy statement released. Publication sets out the Government’s agenda for regional Australia towards 2030—working to make regional Australia an even better place to live, work and invest. The Regions 2030 agenda encompasses the five key focus areas of Jobs and Economic Development; Infrastructure; Health; Education; and Communications. Regional Australia […]