Grow Global

Expand your knowledge of entering the US market. The Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs Monday 3rd Sept (10:30 – 12:30) Tuesday 11th Sept (TBA) Fine-tune your pitch and gain ideas and connections from Heather MacKenzie, an experienced entrepreneur based in Colorado. Ten local businesses will have the opportunity to participate in a two-hour workshop on the adoption of […]


Over $3m awarded to Sunshine Coast projects in BBRF Round 2

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to award $3,168,439 to four Coast projects under Round Two of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Infrastructure Projects stream. The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government announced the projects to be funded under the highly competitive […]


Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2018

RDA Sunshine Coast is proud to support the Sunshine Coast’s longest established business awards – which have been celebrating business success since 1995. This year they are managed by the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance – bringing a stronger, region-wide focus to the prestigious awards. The Sunshine Coast’s longest established business awards have been celebrating business success since […]

Committee Members, News

Committee member profile: Carol Cashman [Chair]

Carol served on the Brisbane City Council for 16 years where her portfolio was planning and development. She was responsible for introducing Neighbourhood Planning that was a successful and award winning citywide communication and planning project that engaged residents in how and where to plan for the growth of the city into the future. Earlier, she […]


Message from RDA Sunshine Coast: July Newsletter

Thriving Regional Centres  Around Australia, regional towns have been struggling with declining populations and online shopping eating away at traditional retail. Gulargambone, a small town in central-west New South Wales is aiming to buck this trend by using art and culture to spur economic growth. Key sites around town have been painted by globally renowned […]


Nambour Alliance and Cooroy Chamber of Commerce winners in Building Better Regions Fund

Congratulations to the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and Nambour Alliance Incorporated who were awarded funding in Round Two of the BBRF Community Investments Stream. Cooroy Chamber of Commerce was awarded $34,500 by the Federal Government for the 2019 Australian Body Art Festival – Blow Your Mind. The body art festival will consist of competitions in body painting, […]


RDA Sunshine Coast welcomes new committee members

  A group of experienced and accomplished men and women from the business and education sectors have been appointed to the committee of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast. They are: Jason Law, former Queensland State Manager of Telstra and Telstra’s current National General Manager, Local Government and Smart Cities David Andrews, management consultant and strategist […]