CCIQ’s IR Reform Survey

CCIQ is calling on Southport Chamber businesses to complete a short survey on IR Reforms before COB Monday. This will allow CCIQ to better understand how businesses feel about the proposed IR changes. See below brief outline of IR changes and how this can affect businesses, or refer to our recent blog posts on our website that provides further information about this bill.

Business Basics Grants Program

The Queensland Government provides specific support for the small business sector.

2022 Annual General Meeting Agenda

Please be reminded that the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Southport Chamber of Commerce Inc will be held today, Tuesday 22nd November 2020 at 5:00pm.

A message from the Australian Chamber of Commerce

Seismic shifts to Australia’s workplace relations system announced by the federal government today will increase strikes, create more complexity, and lead to higher unemployment, amid an increasingly challenging international economic outlook.

A Message from Hon Angie Bell MP

Last week in Parliament I spoke on the Albanese Government’s Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 to highlight the disastrous consequences that this Bill will have on small and medium sized businesses across the country, especially on the Gold Coast.

Donation of Raffle Prize

Both Gold and Corporate Members of the Southport Chamber of Commerce are given the opportunity to donate a raffle prize for the events of the chamber. We are currently putting together our list of Prizes and donors and ask for kind donation.

Update from Rob Molhoek MP MAICD

Throughout estimates and in every media and ministerial statement, the Premier continually refers to unprecedented and unexpected growth as the excuse for our current housing, health, and transport crisis. These are the three biggest issues I hear about from Southport locals, from homelessness to ambulance ramping, Southport is not immune to the poor management of our state, and the lack of appropriate social housing investment is exacerbating our homelessness problem.

November update from Cr Brooke Patterson

Community consultation surrounding our Southport PDA development scheme review continues since discussed in the previous update. Just recently, our City Planning officers held a workshop inviting local business and industry stakeholders to have their say about current issues and the future of the PDA.

The Future of Work Report

Supported by Australian Retirement Trust

Update from Rob Molhoek MP MAICD

Throughout estimates and in every media and ministerial statement, the Premier continually refers to unprecedented and unexpected growth as the excuse for our current housing, health, and transport crisis. These are the three biggest issues I hear about from Southport locals, from homelessness to ambulance ramping, Southport is not immune to the poor management of our state, and the lack of appropriate social housing investment is exacerbating our homelessness problem.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2022 and Call for Nominations

You are hereby notified that the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Southport Chamber of Commerce Inc will be held on Tuesday 22nd November 2020 at 5:00pm.

CCIQ September quarter Pulse Survey closes soon

Don't miss out: CCIQ's September quarter Pulse Survey closes soon

STP Phase 2: Steps for a successful transition

Changes are on the horizon for Single Touch Payroll (STP) Phase 2, the next stage of the STP journey.

Sonic HealthPlus

About Sonic HealthPlus

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With four decades of experience delivering commercial and industrial projects across a range of sectors, our organisation employs over 300 skilled individuals working on building sites or in our offices on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.

Update from Cr Brooke Patterson

Throughout the CBD, many infrastructure and street works are being planned and undertaken. These works will play an important part in elevating our areas, building a sense of community through communal spaces we can all be proud of.

Overseas students, Back Packers, Gap Year Students: An update from Study Gold Coast CEO

While the Gold Coast’s education sector is recovering faster than anticipated the number of international students hasn’t yet reached pre-COVID levels. We know that the Gold Coast is still a very popular global study destination, possibly even more so than it was prior to the pandemic given the relatively low rate of infection here coupled with a highly resourced and well-regarded health system.

Update from Cr Brooke Patterson

As people are aware, the power to address homelessness as well as anti-social behaviour on our streets is with the State Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and the Police. Council has established its own homelessness action plan and public space liaison officer program to engage and connect to resources but that only works if those State government resources are forthcoming. The issue is the Gold Coast is not getting its fair share of emergency accommodation.

President's Report - June 2022

I begin this month’s Presidents Update with a big welcome to our new Gold Members, Small Business Expo, Rob Molhoek Member for Southport and Feddersen Consulting Group. I’m delighted that we have now exceeded the opportunity for Gold Membership, with all 12 spaces now occupied by local businesses.

Update from Cr Brooke Patterson

Since elected I have been championing for a significant event to be held in our CBD to showcase its potential. That is why I am so delighted to partner with Placemakers* Gold Coast in bringing the inaugural event, BIG CITY LIGHTS* festival to our patch.

Vinnies CEO Sleepout Thursday June 23 - Gold Coast

Southport Chamber of Commerce is proud to support Vinnies CEO Sleepout and Vice President - Membership Lorraine Lovatt who will be sleeping out at her 7th Sleepout this year. There is only just over 2 weeks to go until this year’s CEO Sleepout on Thursday 23 June when Lorraine will again be sleeping on the concrete on a piece of cardboard at CBUS Super Stadium as part of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout® 2022.

Latest CCIQ Gold Coast Report shows improved outlook from March Quarter.

Latest results indicated that the Gold Coast businesses are confident that the future of the state and national economies will remarkedly improve. However, it is important to note that the turnaround is off a low base and actual business performance is reported to remain low.

Donation of Raffle Prize

As a member of the Southport Chamber of Commerce you have the opportunity to donate a raffle prize for the event, we are currently putting together our list of Prizes and donors and ask for kind donation.

BIG CITY LIGHTS*  |  A new arts festival for Southport's CBD.

A new arts festival is coming to Southport CBD in July!

BIG CITY LIGHTS* is an ambitious new arts festival that celebrates light, design, installation and live performance.

Rail Trail between M1 and Southport

We are seeking your feedback, on proposed construction of a rail trail following the Southport Branch of the old South Coast Rail corridor. The rail corridor extends between Parkwood and Southport and includes the heritage listed Ernest Junction tunnel.

A warm welcome and thank you to our Newest Gold Member - Small Business Expos

We welcome and thank Small Business Expos our newest Southport Chamber of Commerce GOLD Member.

Small Business Expos hosts 5 small business expo events across South East Queensland this year and 8 in 2019. Since 2014 we have successfully rolled out 6 small business expos. Each expo focusing on 8 key goals ; collaboration, generate, skills transfer, charity, promotion, inform, celebration, platform.

2022 Mayoral Mission to UK and Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Mayor Tom Tate will lead a business trade mission to the United Kingdom – with a focus around the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Business and Tourism Program (BATP

The delegation will comprise up to 40 businesses/stakeholders, and will run over two weeks from 26 July – 8 August 2022.

President's Report - March 2022

I’m pleased to start this month’s President update with the news that the Southport Chamber of Commerce now has over 300 members – a fantastic milestone that shows the strength of business within the Gold Coast CBD.

Update from Mr. Rob Molhoek, State Member for Southport

Last week, the Queensland Parliament passed the Small Business Commissioner Bill 2021, which permanently establishes a Queensland Small Business Commissioner and a supporting office for the Commissioner. The permanent Commissioner will provide tailored support and advice to Queensland small businesses and provide timely and affordable access to justice through the permanent commissioner’s dispute resolution function, which relates to retail tenancy disputes and enable mediation for commercial le

Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP) moves to next stage

In line with the Council endorsed Music Action Plan, the introduction of a Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP) in Southport will protect and encourage opportunities for Southport to be a hub for live music. A vibrant destination where locals can see world class artists.

Our valued corporate members

Our corporate members are highly valued for their contribution to the Southport Chamber.

The MBA Partnership Study Gold Coast Gold Coast Business Hub

Our valued gold members

These members are highly valued for their contribution to the Southport Chamber.

State Member for Southport Sewroo Key Business Network Gold Coast Tweed Small Business Expos Fiskl Advisory First Asset Management White Lady Funerals BADGE Constructions VMA Promotional Products Gardian Sonic HealthPlus Feddersen Consulting Group