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BusinessDecember 2018

Fun runs to festivals: SRJ Walker Wayland on maximising its message

With offices in Brendale, Caboolture and Brisbane, 2018 marked yet another busy year for SRJ Walker Wayland Accountants and Advisors. Aside from its core business offering across accounting, audit ...

BusinessDecember 2018

Building the innovation community through ARIP

Innovate Moreton Bay attended the second annual Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP) conference in Townsville from November 27-28. The two-day conference drew representatives from lead orga...

BusinessDecember 2018

Is your business digital & trade ready? – Qld Tourism workshops

Enhance your digital skills and trade knowledge with free upskilling workshops for all Queensland tourism businesses, thanks to an initiative by the State Government. What’s on offer? Dig...

BusinessDecember 2018

New tech event announced for 2019

A major new event celebrating and showcasing Queensland entrepreneurs and innovation has been announced, delivering information on artificial intelligence, data, robotics, and the changing busi...

BusinessDecember 2018

Discover the value of financial forecasting

Banks and financiers commonly require small and medium businesses to provide financial forecasts when reviewing their current debt positions. Such a request can be met with resistance or enthusiasm...

BusinessDecember 2018

Safety first – free assistance for Qld small businesses

Did you know that Workplace Health and Safety Queensland don’t just do compliant? They also deliver the very successful Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program. The program works a...

UniversityDecember 2018

USC graduates kicking goals with new sporting app

Keen sportsman and USC graduate Jackson Dickfos has co-founded an innovative online network that aims to change the face of community sport in South East Queensland – and beyond. Jackson,...

BusinessDecember 2018

Christmas parties and tax: the details your business needs to know

Article by Donna Gillies, SRJ Walker Wayland Will you be rewarding your employees with an end-of-year Christmas party to celebrate? A dinner with drinks or a gift maybe? If ...

BusinessDecember 2018

Best in the bay celebrated at Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

Sustainable practices and a focus on farm-to-plate style experiences has seen Redcliffe café Flock Eatery named Moreton Bay Regional Council Business of the Year at the 2018 Moreton Bay Region ...

BusinessNovember 2018

Small business entrepreneur grants now open

The latest round of the Queensland Government’s Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program is now open, with matched funding of up to $5,000 on offer. Under the program, eligible businesses c...

BusinessNovember 2018

Businesses vie for top title at the 2018 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

From stand-out marketing campaigns and sustainable workplace practices to innovative school projects and top customer service, more than 200 entries were received for the 2018 Moreton Bay Regio...

BusinessNovember 2018

Graduate keen to use gaming for good

One of the first students to graduate from USC’s Bachelor of Serious Games says he’s found his calling – and his community. Philip Lyon, 22 from Burpengary, says gaming has a huge network on the Su...

BusinessNovember 2018

Baggy greens to the boardroom: Michael Clarke talks leadership in Moreton Bay

Everyone has the ability to be a leader. They may not captain the Australian cricket team or claim an international victory on the pitch, but that doesn’t mean they can’t champion a winning busi...

BusinessOctober 2018

Female digital pioneer steps up at Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur

Internationally acclaimed Queensland businesswoman Leanne Kemp has been appointed the state’s new Chief Entrepreneur. Ms Kemp’s ground breaking blockchain start-up was listed as one of the Wor...

InnovationOctober 2018

Seaweed - The superfood that could help save the planet

Seaweed has long been a staple ingredient in cuisines around the world, and is increasingly popular among Australian food lovers. But few people know that large-scale seaweed productio...

BusinessOctober 2018

From USC graduate to environmental innovator

Environmental Science graduate Mathew Davis's career has included launching two companies, creating life-changing charity projects, winning an innovation award — and being invited to Ri...

BusinessOctober 2018

Starting a business? Three key things you need to consider before you start

Article by Tracy Johnson, SRJ Walker Wayland Accountants and Advisors Small Business Administration statistics suggest about 20 percent of business start-ups fail within the first year of operat...

BusinessOctober 2018

Open day for BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

After many requests from the local community, BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort is excited to announce a public viewing day on Sunday, 21 October. Officially opening for business on 1 Novemb...

BusinessOctober 2018

Businesses invited to help spread the Christmas cheer

Local businesses and organisations are invited to come on board as a table sponsor for this year’s Community Christmas Lunch, and help spread the festive cheer to those less fortunate....

UniversityOctober 2018

USC Moreton Bay starts to take shape

The impressive foundation building of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new campus at Petrie is starting to take shape. National private commercial builder Hansen Yuncken began piling works ...

BusinessOctober 2018

$5k grand prize for bright ideas

  Are you a business or sole trader who has launched an innovative new product, process or service? This is your chance to share in a total $30,000 prize money as part of the 2018 M...

BusinessOctober 2018

Nominate a local hero for Moreton Bay’s Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Moreton Bay Australia Day Awards and council is calling on locals to nominate someone they think is deserving of recognition for their community, sportin...

EventsSeptember 2018

Win a share in $30k prize money at the 2018 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

Do you own or manage an exceptional business? Have you launched an innovative product or service, or ran a successful marketing campaign? You are invited to nominate for the 2018 Moreton Bay Re...

TourismSeptember 2018

Redcliffe rolls out red carpet for Gold Coast attraction

Redcliffe will be the place to be this summer, with a massive new inflatable waterpark under construction and en route for the Peninsula. Moreton Bay Regional Mayor Allan Sutherland said he was s...

TourismSeptember 2018

$3m boost for rapidly-growing Qld tourism industry

The rapidly-growing Queensland tourism industry has just received a $3 million boost from the Queensland Government. The new industry-focussed Business Capability Program will give all ope...

BusinessSeptember 2018

New holiday resort drives local job opportunities

Opening in late 2018, BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort is set to be one of a kind with world class facilities and accommodation options, which will soon need a dedicated team to operate. Th...

BusinessSeptember 2018

Call out for young agricultural innovators

Australia's young agricultural scientists, innovators and researchers are being invited to submit their agricultural research project ideas for a chance to share in up to $286,000 in grant fund...

BusinessSeptember 2018

Queensland’s top trainers take to the stage

Brendale business Spencer Constructions has been crowned Small Employer of the Year at the Queensland Training Awards after taking out the regional title earlier this year. Queensland Pr...

DigitalSeptember 2018

$10k digital funding grants up for grabs

Queensland small businesses wanting to boost their business and increase their digital and online presence can now apply for funding under the latest round of Small Business Digital Grants. ...

EventsSeptember 2018

Yo-get-it goes mobile

Foodies will now be able to create their own frozen yoghurt masterpieces all over Australia, with Yo-get-it announcing it has an exciting new mobile food truck. The food truck will be launche...

BusinessSeptember 2018

Local students win major award at international robotics competition

Five students from two local secondary schools, including Moreton Bay Region’s Grace Lutheran College, have represented Australia at international robotics competition, the FIRST Global Challenge (...

BusinessAugust 2018

Regional Development Australia: Have your say

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay is undergoing some changes. It has a new contract with the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities; an expanded M...

BusinessAugust 2018

Queensland mechanical firm looks to break into Chinese market

An innovative Clontarf mechanical firm is changing the way transport industries test wheel brakes with its wireless system that’s already being used throughout Australia and may soon make its...

BusinessAugust 2018

Let your business shine at the 2018 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards, helping to celebrate the rising stars of the local business community. Presented by ...

BusinessAugust 2018

Get on board! You’re invited to become a 2018/19 MBRIT Member

We would like to thank all Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) Members for their support over the last 12 months, as we worked together to encourage growth and prosperity for th...

BusinessAugust 2018

Innovation in the Bay – what’s up next for the Business Conference Series

It was a sold-out event at the Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series with Shark Tank Australia’s Steve Baxter on Friday, 10 August at Redcliffe Leagues Club. More than 350 local busin...

BusinessAugust 2018

North Lakes Sports Club’s summer sports grants now open

North Lakes Sports Club has announced that applications are now open for its 2018-19 Summer Sporting Sponsorship Funding. Sporting clubs and associations that are registered with Queensland Fair...

BusinessAugust 2018

Brendale business named among best trainers

Brendale-based Spencer Constructions is among 11 metropolitan winners heading to the state finals of the Queensland Training Awards next month. Brisbane’s best trainers, trainees and apprentices we...

BusinessAugust 2018

Business by the bay: Sebel’s new offering takes meetings to the next level

Looking for the perfect waterfront venue to hold your next business meeting or conference? Newly opened The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach offers corporate function packages to suit all tastes and ...

EventsJuly 2018

Escape the office at Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Beat the boardroom blues and treat your staff and clients to some top-quality food and drinks at this year’s highly-anticipated Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival. New to the culinary scene, the Mo...

TourismJuly 2018

Bookings open for Sandstone Point’s new holiday hot spot

Bookings are now open for the much-anticipated BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort, with the first wave of guests welcomed from November this year.  The newly-appointed General Manager o...

Major ProjectsJuly 2018

New projects support business owners, employees

Local business owners joined Treasurer and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad at Caboolture’s Revolution Espresso Lounge for Mark Ryan’s latest small business network coffee catch-up on Thursday, 19 Ju...

InnovationJuly 2018

Govt ramps up support for regional tech startups

Tech entrepreneurs in regional Queensland will be given a leg-up as part of a new Palaszczuk Government program announced by Innovation Minister Kate Jones. Advance Queensland is funding the Startu...

UniversityJuly 2018

Work officially underway at USC Moreton Bay

Work is officially underway to create the University of the Sunshine Coast’s newest campus at Petrie, USC Moreton Bay. Slated for opening from Semester 1, 2020, students will have access to almos...

BusinessJuly 2018

More than $70k in council community grants for Bribie, Caboolture and surrounds

Local community groups across Bribie Island, Caboolture and surrounds will share in more than $70,000 in the second round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Community Grants Program for 2017/1...

BusinessJuly 2018

Samford and Hills District community groups get grant boost

Community groups from the Hills District and Samford will share in more than $66,000 in the second round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Community Grants Program for 2017/18. Councillor for...

InnovationJune 2018

Innovation leading the way

The extension of the Australian-first Hot DesQ program, additional funding for artificial intelligence and robotics, and continued support for the Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP)...

BusinessJune 2018

Don’t get caught short planning this year’s Christmas party

We know what you’re thinking – it’s too early to start thinking about Christmas. Right? Wrong! According to Margate-based restaurant, The Golden Ox, the key to planning a successful Christmas party...

FinanceJune 2018

EOFY tax tips for your business

It’s that time of year again – the end of the financial year is just around the corner. Here’s some top tax tips for your business leading up to 30 June from SRJ Walker Wayland Accountants ...

SportJune 2018

Bumper crowds set for Dolphin Stadium

Stage two of Dolphin Stadium’s expansion will open on 1 July, creating further opportunities for the venue which played host to the 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championships earlier this yea...

BusinessJune 2018

Kindred tackle Kokoda, now jumping into Jetty2Jetty

Thirteen employees of Kindred Property Group have completed a gruelling seven-day, 96km trek of the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea this month. Driven to pay respect to Australian troops and...

BusinessJune 2018

Community groups score in latest round of grants

Community groups, sports clubs and artists from across the peninsula are among those who will share in more than $313,000 in the latest round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s community grant...

Economic DevelopmentJune 2018

What the Qld 2018-19 Budget means for Moreton Bay

It’s a Budget that promises to build infrastructure and skill workers into Queensland’s future – so, what’s in store for the Moreton Bay Region? According to local members, the 2018-19 Budget han...

BusinessJune 2018

Export opportunities ripe for the picking

An Elimbah-based strawberry farm is among a group of businesses from the Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast regions eyeing export opportunities into Asia. E & A Coco and Sons Pty Ltd participated i...

Economic DevelopmentJune 2018

Lifestyle Budget kicking goals for locals

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s record $622 million Budget for 2018/19 delivers all the hallmarks of a Moreton Bay Budget - disciplined fiscal settings, continuing finance for catalytic infrastr...

Major ProjectsJune 2018

Mill koala monitoring program turns new leaf

The industry-leading koala monitoring program at ‘The Mill at Moreton Bay’ has been extended. Moreton Bay Regional Council Lifestyle and Amenity Spokesperson Councillor Denise Sims has announced Th...

Major ProjectsJune 2018

First smart tech announced for The Mill

Moreton Bay Regional Council has announced one of the first smart technologies to be delivered at The Mill at Moreton Bay: a smart lighting and city network system. Council this week awarded ...

BusinessJune 2018

Kindred opens Deception Bay & Burpengary office

Kindred is proud to announce the opening of its third office in the Moreton Bay Region, with additional offices earmarked for opening over the next 12 months. The announcement of the Deceptio...

BusinessJune 2018

Join your RDA

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is calling for leaders to drive regional economic development in the Moreton Bay Region. Applications are now open for position of Deputy Chair as well as Commi...

BusinessJune 2018

New entrepreneur’s guide available online

What is it about Australia, and its subsequent startup support mechanisms, that make it such a great launching pad for business? And how can entrepreneurs take advantage of this? This mont...

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