On Wednesday 16 September, Connecting Southern Gold Coast hosted a Southern Gold Coast Business Strategy Seminar at the Currumbin RSL Club. The Seminar was jointly hosted by the Institute of Business Leaders.
The aim of the Seminar was to obtain input of local businesses into the preparation of an Economic Development Master Plan for the Southern Gold Coast. Over 90 businesses were represented.
Major issues highlighted included the need for improved public transport and infrastructure; public safety issues, particularly late at night; the need for future development to be environmentally sustainable; improved Broadband coverage; reduction in local government infrastructure charges; implementation of daylight saving; and closer cooperation with the Tweed Shire.
The Institute of Business Leaders has been engaged to implement a series of industry sector forums over coming months, leading to production of a document that can be shared with the Gold Coast City Council and other levels of Government, in the hope of achieving better progress and funding for our region.