How is red tape holding your business back? If Queensland is going to be the best state in Australia to do business in, the State Government needs to cut the costs of red tape for small and medium sized businesses.

End of year funding grants are currently available to women in QLD to support their participation in a professional development program.

Read up on the latest works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill.

To assist small businesses with planning applications for grant rounds, the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training has released a grants schedule for 2019–20.

The two-day SandTunes Music Festival previously slated for Coolangatta Beach later this year has been moved to Metricon Stadium in Carrara following talks between the State Government and the promoter, TEG Dainty.

Surf Life Saving Australia has announced a new event is coming to Coolangatta and Kirra Beach during the Coolangatta Gold in October. Beach Warrior is an obstacle course featuring 25 challenges over a 4km course open to everyone aged 12 and over.

Australia's favourite annual nostalgia festival, Cooly Rocks On, celebrated record growth in 2019, with Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones, releasing the official festival statistics with Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Josh Martin, last week.

The Southern Gold Coast is gearing up for a huge season of major events hitting our region this spring, playing host to artists, musicians and elite athletes with events that celebrate our destination, our culture and this spectacular time of year.

Karen Andrews MP wants to encourage local community groups to take advantage of Round 5 of the very successful Stronger Communities Programme.

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