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InnovationMarch 2018

Moreton Bay startups to benefit from US mission

Moreton Bay Region has secured representation on a government-funded Startup Community Leaders mission to the United States, to learn more about the latest trends and best practices for emergin...

SportMarch 2018

Home side delivers clean sweep as footy fans dig deep

Moreton Bay Region footy fans donated a whopping $19,240 at the 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championship (23-24 February) to help Pacific Island nations recover from Cyclone Gita’s destruc...

BusinessMarch 2018

More funding to help Qld businesses grow

A new $2.3 million business fund to support more local Queensland companies grow and create jobs has been announced by the State Government. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fenti...

BusinessMarch 2018

Streten Masons Lawyers shortlisted for state award

Caboolture-based firm Streten Masons Lawyers has been shortlisted for the Queensland Law Society’s Innovation in Law Award for the development of the Business Legal Lifecycle. The Innovation in...

EducationFebruary 2018

2018 Education Awards open for nominations

Education Minister Grace Grace is encouraging Queensland state schools, teachers and principals to nominate for the 2018 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools. More than $619,000 in grant f...

InnovationFebruary 2018

Regional Innovation Showcase at Myriad 2018

Moreton Bay Region startups and entrepreneurs now have the opportunity to be involved in a showcase offering international exposure at the premier technology and innovation conference - Myriad ...

EducationFebruary 2018

Nominations now open for Queensland Training Awards

Queensland trainees, apprentices, trainers and training organisations are encouraged to nominate for their chance to win a prestigious Queensland Training Award. Minister for Training and Ski...

FinanceFebruary 2018

Professional Sportsperson Tax Deductions: All the essentials

For sports professionals – as with most non-salary occupations – there is always the looming risk of a huge tax bill at the end of the year. It doesn’t help that income is often unpredictable. This...

Major ProjectsFebruary 2018

Applications open for SEQ employer support payments

Employer support payments of up to $20,000 are now available to businesses in the Moreton Bay Region through the State Government’s latest Back to Work – South East Queensland (SEQ)...

BusinessFebruary 2018

Flavour finds a new home on the Peninsula

Waterfront restaurant Suttons Beach Pavilion has welcomed experienced chef Michael Harris to its growing team. Michael has been a prominent figure in the hospitality industry for over 20 years...

Economic DevelopmentFebruary 2018

Sandstone Point Holiday Resort announced

Concert goers and tourists will soon be able to play, and stay, at the waterfront Sandstone Point Hotel with the announcement of a new holiday resort opening later this year. Owner of the Com...

InnovationFebruary 2018

Help Shape the Future of Innovation in the Moreton Bay Region

Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) has successfully secured funding under the Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP). ARIP aims to turn regions into hubs for innovation an...

BusinessFebruary 2018

Pick yourself a sweet job

Get your hands dirty with a career in horticulture. The Sweetest Job program is back in 2018, ideal for those looking for employment and training opportunities in the food and agribusine...

Economic DevelopmentJanuary 2018

Have your say: Community Supported Fisheries Study

Commercial fishers in Moreton Bay are invited to participate in a survey being run by a student from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) which will help examine the likelihood ...

BusinessJanuary 2018

Register your event for Small Business Week 2018

Registrations are now open for small businesses looking to host an event for Queensland Small Business Week 2018 (QSBW) being held from 28 May to 1 June. Minister for Employment and Small Business,...

EventsJanuary 2018

Celebrating Australia Day Awards winners in Moreton Bay

A campaigner against domestic violence, koala carers and a 2018 Commonwealth Games baton bearer are among seven award recipients at Moreton Bay Regional Council’s annual Australia Day Awards....

FinanceJanuary 2018

Paid to Play: What your income means for a 'special professional' at tax time

With the landmark 2018 Rugby League Championships coming to Redcliffe in February, and local sporting stars recognised at the recent Moreton Bay Regional Council Australia Day Awards, sport has bee...

Economic DevelopmentJanuary 2018

Everton Hills photographer sets sights on Qld’s ‘Tower of Power’

Everton Hills photographer Peter Waddington is continuing to secure iconic projects, after he was chosen by construction giant Multiplex to create amazing visuals for its award-winning buildi...

InnovationJanuary 2018

Search on for Queensland’s ‘100 Faces of Small Business’

Small businesses across Queensland are encouraged to take part in the Queensland Government’s new 100 Faces of Small Business initiative. Minister for Employment and Small Business, Shannon Fenti...

DigitalJanuary 2018

Website optimisation: finding the right keywords for your business

Small Business Internet Marketing (SBIM) offers some pointers on driving more visitors to your website through targeted and effective keywords.   - By SBIM owner, Gary Weis If I asked you wh...

InnovationJanuary 2018

Assurance Consulting tops national titles for energy efficiency project

Assurance Consulting is proving it has what it takes after successfully winning the Master Electricians Energy Efficiency Project of the Year on both a state and national level. The awards, pre...

UniversityJanuary 2018

Award-winning Kangaroo Bus Lines to continue USC service

Kicking the New Year off with a bang, Kangaroo Bus Lines has been successfully reappointed to manage the USC Shuttle Service throughout 2018. It comes off the back of a tourism award win for t...

Economic DevelopmentJanuary 2018

Work to commence on $2.4m Redcliffe Jetty pontoon upgrade

Moreton Bay Regional Council is set to commence works on the $2.4 million Redcliffe Jetty pontoon upgrade, improving accessibility for the thousands of patrons who visit the Queensland icon and...

BusinessDecember 2017

Happy Holidays! – MBRIT Christmas update

It’s that time of year again – and what a year it has been! Over the past 12 months, industry and tourism in the Moreton Bay Region have reached new heights. We've seen a packed program of events ...

Economic DevelopmentDecember 2017

Review complete on community feedback to planning scheme

Moreton Bay Regional Council has completed its review of community feedback on the first proposed amendments to the region’s planning scheme. Mayor Allan Sutherland said during the public consultat...

BusinessDecember 2017

Businesses dig deep for book appeal

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland has applauded the generosity of local businesses and residents after they helped raise more than 1,340 books and $1,800 for the 2017 Smith Fa...

EventsDecember 2017

The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce celebrate awards in style

Celebrating an amazing year of growth and success, The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards night this month (12 December). Winners The winners of the inaugural Hills ...

BusinessDecember 2017

Moreton Bay represents almost a quarter of new Queensland Cabinet

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland has welcomed the announcement of the new Queensland Cabinet, taking the number of Ministers in the fast-growing region to a historic four C...

BusinessDecember 2017

Don’t pack up your marketing as you unpack the Christmas decorations

For most business owners December is a time for work Christmas parties, indulgent food and counting down to the moment when you can record your out of office phone message. But if you want to b...

EventsDecember 2017

Rogue Adventure headed for Moreton Bay

Rogue Adventure will make its way to Moreton Bay to host its ninth Rogue Raid 24-hour adventure race at Lake Samsonvale next May. Tickets for the popular racing adventure go on sale on Friday...

TourismDecember 2017

New local area visitor maps for Moreton Bay Region

A new suite of local area visitor information maps are this week being distributed across the Moreton Bay Region's Visitor Information Centres.  Produced in partnership with Moreton Bay Re...

InnovationDecember 2017

Startup Moreton Bay Region returns

Workshops, coaching and peer mentoring are on offer as part of the 2018 Startup Moreton Bay Region program, with online applications closing soon. The hands-on program, which will run from Febr...

EventsDecember 2017

Tradesmen on Time tops national training awards

Moreton Bay Region electrical contractor Tradesmen on Time has been named Small Employer of the Year at the 2017 Australian Training Awards. The business faced some tough national competition ...

Economic DevelopmentDecember 2017

New Year, New Wetland for Pine Rivers Park

Works will commence in the new year on a new wetland at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine to improve water quality in the South Pine River after Moreton Bay Regional Council awarded a $250,000 tende...

EducationDecember 2017

Korean students enjoy the tastes of Moreton Bay

For the second year running, the Moreton Bay Region has welcomed a student group from Yeosu - Korea for combined training in English and hospitality work. During their 12-week stay, which wrapped...

UniversityNovember 2017

New Koala Managment Plan to revegetate The Mill at Moreton Bay

More than 46,500 koala habitat trees will be planted and 90-plus hectares of former paper mill land restored under Moreton Bay Regional Council’s koala management plan for The Mill at Moreton B...

TourismNovember 2017

Silver and bronze for Moreton Bay Region at Queensland Tourism Awards

Moreton Bay Region has taken home both silver and bronze at this year’s prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards. The region won silver for Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group ...

Economic DevelopmentNovember 2017

Council commits $400,000 for first stage of Samford Main Street upgrade

Moreton Bay’s Councillor for Division 11, Darren Grimwade, has announced that council will invest more than $400,000 towards the first stage of a major upgrade for Samford’s Main Street. The $4...

BusinessNovember 2017

Making sustainability part of your business culture - Part Two

- By Cleanaway In the final part of this two-part series on making sustainability a part of your business’ DNA, we explore the ways businesses can turn sustainability practices into day-to-day h...

EventsNovember 2017

Region's best shine at Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

Moreton Bay Region recognised its most outstanding, innovative and successful businesses, organisations and individuals on Friday at the inaugural Business Excellence & Innovation Awards. H...

BusinessNovember 2017

Making sustainability part of your business' DNA

By Cleanaway It might not be obvious from the outset, but sustainability is at the heart of many businesses in the Moreton Bay Region, and it's easier than you think to start making susta...

Economic DevelopmentNovember 2017

Round two of the Building Better Regions Fund now open

Businesses are invited to apply for round two of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), which aims to support projects in regional Australia outside major capital cities....

EducationNovember 2017

Businesses jump on board 'Respect' project

This year, Redcliffe State High School started the ‘Respect – Commit to it’ project to help improve behaviour towards staff in schools, with the goal that the initiative would take off into the...

EducationNovember 2017

Bigger and better Sesame Lane Kippa Ring on the horizon

Sesame Lane Kippa Ring has been undergoing some major renovations over the last three months - stage one of the renovations has now opened, 15 years to the day that Sesame Lane Kippa Ring 1 ...

TourismNovember 2017

Moreton Bay Region hopes to win big again at the 2017 Qld Tourism Awards

Following a triumphant year at the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards, Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) and the Moreton Bay Regional Council are hoping to again take home gold ac...

Economic DevelopmentNovember 2017

Road upgrade for Albany Creek business and education hub

Moreton Bay Regional Council has announced a $1.3 million upgrade for Albany Forest Drive to boost road safety and reduce congestion at the entrance to one of the region’s largest high school...

Economic DevelopmentNovember 2017

Pumicestone Passage makes the grade in latest report card

Pumicestone Passage has earned an A-minus for its excellent environmental condition in the latest Healthy Land and Water Report Card unveiled at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum.  The wate...

BusinessNovember 2017

Strathpine Centre serves up new fresh food precinct

Strathpine Centre will celebrate the opening of its new fresh food precinct this weekend with a live cooking demonstration featuring TV celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue. Joining the Centre’...

EventsNovember 2017

Finalists announced for the Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

A local property group, law firm, children’s clothing store, dental surgery, frozen berries exporter, hair salon and school groups are among the finalists vying for honours as part of th...

BusinessOctober 2017

Binging on Christmas expenses

Enjoying the spirit of Christmas is all about celebration, giving thanks, gifts and entertainment. There are however a couple of tricks and traps you need to be aware of if you want to keep ...

EducationOctober 2017

Students awarded The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce scholarships

The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce has once again supported and awarded another round of annual scholarship opportunities to students within the District. The scholarship, whic...

TourismOctober 2017

New Best of Queensland Experiences Program

Is your tourism business ready for the new Best of Queensland Experiences Program? Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones has launched a world-first marketing initiative to shine the spotligh...

BusinessOctober 2017

More for Business Magazine

More for Business | Issue 6 Welcome to the Sixth Issue of More for Business. In this latest edition we cover the new Redcliffe2Moreton Express passenger ferry, discuss the residential and in...

BusinessOctober 2017

Flexible working is all about location

Managing Director of SRJ Walker Wayland, Jason Croston, talks about flexible working lifestyles and the benefits of living and working in the Moreton Bay Region. As I progressed through 19 year...

Economic DevelopmentOctober 2017

Moreton Bay investment campaign garners national acclaim

Moreton Bay Regional Council has taken out first class honours at the country’s top economic development awards for its pilot interactive, multimedia campaign aimed at attracting investment in ...

EventsOctober 2017

Paralympic legend to carry Queen’s Baton in the Moreton Bay Region

Bringing the excitement of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to the Moreton Bay Region, Paralympic world record holder Lakeisha 'Lucky' Patterson (OAM) has been chosen to carry the ...

BusinessOctober 2017

Packer Leather boots another winner

Narangba-based manufacturer Packer Leather is set to update its technology and boost jobs, thanks to a half-million-dollar State Government grant. State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynha...

EventsOctober 2017

Judging underway for 2017 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

Congratulations to all those businesses who entered this year’s Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards – a brand new program recognising, rewarding and supporting indust...

TourismOctober 2017

Local hotels take home gold at QHA Awards

Moreton Bay Region took home a swag of accolades this month at the prestigious Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) 2017 Awards for Excellence. Congratulations to our local award winners for raisi...

EventsOctober 2017

Nominate your local hero for an Australia Day Award

Time is running out to nominate an outstanding friend, family or community member for a Moreton Bay Region Australia Day Award. If you know someone who has achieved success in their field or made a...

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