The Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber was pleased to host a breakfast event with the SandTunes organisers TEG Dainty as guest speakers to explain their event to the wider business community on Thursday 11 July. The Chamber is one group representing business on the Precinct Advisory Group engaging with TEG Dainty, the event promoters, to ensure that the business community needs are understood and where possible met by the event.

The Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber was pleased to host a breakfast event with the SandTunes organisers TEG Dainty as guest speakers to explain their event to the wider business community on Thursday 11 July. The Chamber is one group representing business on the Precinct Advisory Group engaging with TEG Dainty, the event promoters, to ensure that the business community needs are understood and where possible met by the event.

So far the event organisers had taken on board many of the issues raised by the Precinct Advisory Group. These include the overall event activity period, with a later start each day to give event goers time to arrive early and enjoy the Coolangatta precinct, before going into the gates. One good outcome is the proposed creation of a pedestrian zone on Marine Parade between the event and The Strand, which has the potential to become a hub for community activity during the event. The Chamber and the rest of the Precinct Advisory Group, including Connecting Southern Gold Coast, will continue to work through the finer details of the event and how the locals can enjoy the event without being inside the fence. It was clear that TEQ, which is supporting the event marketing, are anticipating this event to become a National event in future and the influx of interstate and overseas visitors to the area is driving their involvement. The ongoing NSW coroner’s inquest into six drug related deaths at NSW festivals was also raised and TEG Dainty have pledged that they will have a strong medical presence at the event. This is a concern that has been raised by both State and Local politians. The line-up for the event will help us all to understand better who we can expect to be attending and the overall demographic of the event crowd. Those details are anticipated late in July. These details will also go a long way to understanding the potential for noise issues, raised By Jann Stuckey, Member for Currumbin. The Chamber of Commerce remains committed to making sure that we continue to learn from the 2018 Commonwealth Games and it was great to see Dr Joan Carlini, for Griffith University at the breakfast. Her research into the Games should be used to inform how this event can deliver a better outcome for the local business community. The Chamber of Commerce would welcome similar research for this event, so everyone can continue to learn, and we can set an example for the best way to integrate an event into the community.

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