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DevelopmentJuly 2017

Tourism roadmap details job, training needs

Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath has released a plan that maps out the future of the state's tourism workforce and outlines how the industry is expected to need another 20,000 work...

Business MagazinesJuly 2017

Applications now open for Generate Festival

Applications are now open to local artists, buskers and creative performers to help activate Caboolture’s laneways and CBD areas as part of the Moreton Bay Region’s newest creative arts festi...

DevelopmentJuly 2017

Council seeks community ideas for Margate CBD

Moreton Bay Regional Council is seeking ideas from local businesses and residents to help breathe new life into the heart of Margate’s business district. From 15 July to 5 August 2017, residen...

InnovationJuly 2017

Awards celebrate top tourism and hospitality students

  Students from Albany Creek State School and St Columban’s College at Caboolture are among the winners and runners-up of this year’s 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards. The Award...

InnovationJuly 2017

$30k prize for innovation in tourism up for grabs

Businesses are invited to enter the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) Prize for Innovation in Tourism, with a $30,000 support package up for grabs for the winner. The QTIC Prize for I...

DevelopmentJuly 2017

The Mill continues industry-leading koala program

After identifying, tagging and ensuring the health of 45 koalas around the site, Moreton Bay Regional Council has now engaged Endeavour Veterinary Ecology (EVE) to undertake the next stage in i...

DevelopmentJuly 2017

North Lakes Sports Club backs summer sports

North Lakes Sports Club has announced a new round of funding for summer sports off the back of $60,000 in previous sporting club grants awarded earlier this year. CSC Group Sport & Com...

DevelopmentJuly 2017

Commonwealth Games offers business boost

Online tendering resources are now available for businesses looking to capitalise on the opportunities arising from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). Not only are the Games expe...

DevelopmentJuly 2017

New policy to encourage economic growth across Moreton Bay Region

Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) and Unitywater have unveiled new policies to help stimulate economic growth, encourage urban renewal and deliver diverse and affordable housing options for t...

DevelopmentJuly 2017

Officeworks opens its doors at North Lakes

Officeworks is the latest in a line of big-name retailers to open its doors at the booming North Lakes precinct. The North Lakes store, opened on 30 June, is the retailer’s 165th opening in Austral...

Business MagazinesJune 2017

Pine Rivers employers in line for Back to Work payments

Employment Minister Grace Grace is urging Pine Rivers businesses to hire a jobseeker and put themselves in line for support payments of up to $20,000 under the Palaszczuk Government’s expanded ...

InnovationJune 2017

New wave of innovative business for Moreton Bay Region

Advance Queensland funded training and mentoring programs for entrepreneurs in the Moreton Bay Region have achieved outstanding success with around 20 new innovative businesses forming and grad...

Business MagazinesJune 2017

Jobs ripe for the picking

Strawberry season is well underway in the Moreton Bay Region, with hundreds of local job opportunities expected to be ripe for the picking right through to October. The strawberry industry is a...

Business MagazinesJune 2017

Beachmere Art & Music Festival kicks-off

Beachmere Area Network Group Inc (BANG) is calling for local artists to participate in the inaugural Beachmere Art & Music Festival (BAM). BAM is a series of FREE workshops kicking-off on Satu...

InnovationJune 2017

Ignite Ideas Fund - round 3 now open

Grants of up to $250,000 are on offer for small to medium businesses looking to commercialise their innovations as part of the Government’s Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund. The funding is...

DevelopmentJune 2017

Child Safety tender to support local jobs

The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible Queensland companies to tender for government office fit out works for a new Child Safety Service Centre in Morayfield. Member for Morayfield Ma...

UniversityJune 2017

QUT and USC agree on Caboolture Campus transition

The governing Councils of QUT and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) have agreed to move towards a transfer of QUT’s Caboolture campus to USC from 1 January, 2018. QUT Vice-Chancellor ...

Business MagazinesJune 2017

Positive partnerships

Providing healthcare services to the Redcliffe Peninsula community and the surrounding Moreton Bay Region for over 30 years, Peninsula Private Hospital knows all about fostering long-term, positive...

Business MagazinesJune 2017

Ready...Set...Go!

Superannuation Year-End Planning By Katrina Brennan and Brett Griffiths  The end of the financial year always seems to come faster than it should. Given the impending July 2017 superannuation...

Business MagazinesJune 2017

Finding the work-life balance

Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series: Event #2 Wrap It’s the question facing many business owners in today’s world of increased mobile connectivity: how do you find the ideal balance betwe...

DevelopmentJune 2017

Visitor Information Centre changes to help boost local tourism

Moreton Bay Regional Council has resolved to engage Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) to manage the operation of the region’s network of Visitor Information Centres, as part of it...

InnovationJune 2017

Investment supports regional growth of Icon

Cancer care company Icon Group, whose flagship integrated centre opened in North Lakes last year, is set to further broaden its reach into regional Australia and international markets following...

DevelopmentJune 2017

2017/18 budget focused on enhancing lifestyle of growing Moreton Bay Region

Moreton Bay Regional Council has handed down its $563 million budget for 2017-18, which will continue to deliver significant investments in the lifestyle of the growing Moreton Bay community, w...

Business MagazinesJune 2017

Your Guide to Effective Tax Planning

Tax time ahead? Your Guide to Effective Tax Planning By Katrina Brennan Would you like to reduce your home loan? Top up your super? Invest more into growing your business? Even take that holiday y...

Business MagazinesMay 2017

Building and Construction Employees Business - Claiming against allowances

By Tom Polkinghorne In order to assist our clients better understand the tax environment in which they operate, last month Vincents released the first of a two part series to summarise the rul...

InnovationMay 2017

Wave of support for Moreton Bay seawall study

Moreton Bay Regional Council has claimed a hometown victory at the 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference in Redcliffe after it took out top honours last night for its innovative use of re...

Business MagazinesApril 2017

For health insurance that’s all +, check out Bupa Plus

Open up a world of benefits with exclusive discounts and information to help make the most of a membership. Bupa Plus is a new service that uses Bupa’s relationships across a range of industrie...

Business MagazinesApril 2017

Keeping healthy in the workplace

These days, sitting is considered ‘the new smoking,’ and with Australians spending 80 percent of their working day sitting down, it’s good to know how to keep healthy in the workplace. A sedent...

Business MagazinesApril 2017

Unique vision for better health

Peninsula Private Hospital shares its unique vision for top-rate health care and promoting active lifestyles, as well as the importance of community involvement and customer connection… Un...

DevelopmentMarch 2017

Lawnton Aquatic Centre has unveiled a new Grandstand

A new $1.6 million grandstand has made a big splash at Lawnton Aquatic Centre just in time for Christmas and the sweltering summer months. With the warmer weather already setting in, the grands...

DevelopmentMarch 2017

Abbeystowe Medieval Life Experience

  Home to the Southern Hemisphere’s premier medieval attractions; the Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology (Abbey Museum) and the Abbey Medieval Festival, it’s no surprise that the Mor...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

It’s Full Steam ahead for a Unique Dining Brisbane North Experience in Caboolture!

An iconic piece of Queensland’s rail history is on-track to transform into a vastly different Moreton Bay Region dining experience at Caboolture Historical Village with a $2,000 contribution fr...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Disabled Facilities Accessibility & Infrastructure Inclusiveness to Improve

  In the latest Moreton Bay news around our region sure to benefit locals with a disability, the Moreton Bay Regional Council has now greenlighted the development of the region’s first Dis...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Moreton Bay Region wins GOLD at Queensland Tourism Awards

  Taking home two gold awards at Friday night’s Queensland Tourism Awards, the Moreton Bay Region has been recognised for its outstanding achievements in the Queensland tourism industry an...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Icon Cancer Care partners to present Christmas in the Moreton Bay Region

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) and the Moreton Bay Regional Council are excited to announce Icon Integrated Cancer Care North Lakes as the Major Partner of the Christmas in t...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

A New Moreton Bay Region 2017 Queensland Festivals and Event Calendar

The 2017 calendar of South-East Queensland festivals and events for Moreton Bay Region has been unveiled under the new marketing banner – Let’s Go! Moreton Bay Region. An initiative of Moreton ...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

North Harbour offers Community Lifestyle Living North of Brisbane

North Harbour — the unique residential development that not only offers a convenient location, but also an irreplaceable sense of community for residents. With plans to develop sporting f...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Top 10 Tips to Streamline Your Business Finances

From investing in cloud accounting solutions to streamlining filing systems, there are a number of ways you can maximise efficiency when it comes to managing business finances, says Katrina Brennan...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Building and Construction Employees – Navigating Tax Deductions Part 1

As an employee in the building and construction industry, it is often confusing as to what tax deductions are available to you. To make life easier, Accountants Practice Vincents has summ...

InnovationMarch 2017

University Precinct awarded Queensland’s ‘Best Planning Idea’

Moreton Bay Region’s University Precinct, set to transform the old Petrie Paper Mill site, has been awarded Queensland’s Best Planning Idea at the 2016 Awards for Planning Excellence. Mayor All...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Want Less Paperwork?

  Sign Up to Receive Unitywater E-bills and Manage Your Account Online 24/7 Running a small business is hard work. Anything that saves precious time, improves efficiency and generally makes li...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Two Strong Voices in State Government

With two senior Ministers representing Moreton Bay Region at the Queensland Cabinet table, we took a moment to talk with Queensland Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Minister for Training ...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Moreton Bay Region Tourism Snapshot

Tourism is everybody’s business, and it’s big business for the Moreton Bay Region. Each year, more than 2.9 million people visit the Moreton Bay Region from all around the world, spending over $67...

DevelopmentMarch 2017

The Mill at Moreton Bay Set for Major Development

The Mill at Moreton Bay has officially been declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) by the Queensland Government. The former Petrie paper mill site known as The Mill at Moreton Bay facilitates ...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Team Building Through Triathlon

Bring your health and wellbeing goals to work in 2017 with the Moreton Bay Triathlon Keep your workplace active by entering a team in Triathlon Queensland's flagship event, the Moreton Bay Triathl...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Sports Tourism is Big Business!

There’s no better place in the world to hold a sporting event, than right here in Moreton Bay Region. Boasting a number of world-class sporting facilities including sporting grounds, swimming pools...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

5 Reasons Why Sponsoring an Event is a Brilliant Marketing Strategy

Did you know that the average person is exposed to over 5,000 advertisements a day? That’s 1,825,000 a year! Now, more than ever, it’s a tough gig trying to cut through all that advertising noise...

DigitalMarch 2017

Social Media for Business: Tips and Tricks You Can Use

It’s not often you’ll find someone without a social media account; Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest...the list goes on. So why should businesses be any different? As long as it’s used effic...

InnovationMarch 2017

Champion for Change: Moreton Bay Region local named QLD’s first Small Business Champion

In a bid to strengthen connections across government and promote opportunities for business, the State Government has announced a Moreton Bay Region resident as Queensland’s first Small Busines...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

The Rise of the ‘Lady Tradie’

Hans Electrical opened their tool boxes six years ago by the husband and wife team, Hans and Petra Krumbholz. They are strong advocates in encouraging today’s youth to pursue their trade c...

DevelopmentMarch 2017

Rejoice for Redcliffe Foreshore Redevelopment!

Our iconic seaside suburb is set for redevelopment with the Moreton Bay Regional Council hoping to grow and develop the economic potential of the Redcliffe foreshore. This comes after a number...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Chuggin’ Along the Redcliffe Peninsula Line

Opened to the public in October 2016, the Redcliffe Peninsula Line is already proving successful within the region. The first week alone, it clocked-up more than 40,000 passengers.  The Re...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

New Year, New Career – with QUT Caboolture

The start of a new year provides the perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months, make changes in your life and broaden your horizons by making your mandatory list of New Year’s resolutions. Thi...

DevelopmentMarch 2017

Queensland State Equestrian Centre Under Construction

Queensland’s premier equestrian sport and multipurpose events venue is getting an upgrade. Construction has begun on the Main Warm-Up Area at Queensland State Equestrian Centre (QSEC) in Caboolture...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

5 Reasons You Should Invest in Print Advertising

In a world that is largely dominated by the World Wide Web, people are often surprised to hear that print is still an effective form of advertising. While many people think that print is dated, thi...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Open Data Paves the Way for Innovation

In light of the region’s commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, Moreton Bay Regional Council has adopted a new Open Data Policy. Opening up a world of new opportunities for entrepreneurs a...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Putting Moreton Bay Region on the Map

Moreton Bay Region recently partnered with two of Australia’s travel powerhouses; Apollo Motorhome Holidays and Virgin Australia, to showcase the beauty of the region and promote our slice of parad...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

New Rescue Vessel for the Redcliffe Coast Guard

Superheroes of the water, the Redcliffe Coast Guard, have received welcomed support from all levels of government and the community to repair their primary rescue vessel to help save lives. J...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

Moreton Bay Wins National Conference Bid

Moreton Bay Region has been unveiled as the winning destination for the 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference, held from 3 – 5 May at Mon Komo Hotel at Redcliffe foreshore. ...

Business MagazinesMarch 2017

MBRIT Partnership to Deliver World-Class Tourism and Major Events for Moreton Bay Region

Moreton Bay Regional Council has joined with Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) to announce a key partnership that delivers ongoing major regional events, tourism promotion and eco...

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