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Business MagazinesSeptember 2017

Direct flights from Beijing a boost for tourism, business

Brisbane has secured its first direct flights from the Chinese capital with Air China to fly four times a week from Beijing, injecting more than $191 million into the Queensland economy. T...

Business MagazinesSeptember 2017

Queen's Baton to touch down at Brisbane Airport

With 200 days until the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) it has been confirmed the Queen’s Baton will arrive at Brisbane Airport (BNE) on Christmas Eve, 100 days befor...

Business MagazinesSeptember 2017

Queensland Training Awards state winners

Businesses from around the Moreton Bay Region were among the winners at the recent Queensland Training Awards, celebrating the achievements of the state’s top apprentices, trainees, employers...

Business MagazinesSeptember 2017

Rugby 7s star calls on nominations for 2018 Australia Day Awards

Olympic gold medalist and rugby sevens ace Evania Pelite has issued a challenge to Moreton Bay residents to nominate someone in their community for Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2018 Austral...

DevelopmentSeptember 2017

New Moreton Bay Region economic action plan

Moreton Bay Regional Council has unveiled its five-year action plan for Moreton Bay’s $12.9 billion economy, outlining 29 key actions that focus on local business growth, ongoing investment a...

Business MagazinesSeptember 2017

Wave of support sees expanded Redcliffe2Moreton Express service

Following the announcement of the Redcliffe2Moreton Express two weeks ago, the public demand for this brand-new service has exceeded expectations and as a result an additional Friday service ...

DevelopmentSeptember 2017

North Lakes growth set to continue

New residents, students and commercial businesses continue to flock to North Lakes, making it the fastest growing region in Queensland according to the latest Census data. Contributing to thi...

InnovationSeptember 2017

Innovative businesses share in Advance Queensland funding

Eighty-five innovative Queensland businesses will share in $10 million of Palaszczuk Government funding to develop products and create new jobs, Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital...

DigitalSeptember 2017

eSmart week promotes smart and safe technology use

Equip yourself with vital e-knowledge and cyber-safety skills this National eSmart Week with free technology sessions and classes at Moreton Bay Regional Council’s libraries. National eSmart We...

InnovationSeptember 2017

Raising the quality of healthcare services in the Moreton Bay Region

Putting patient care front and centre, Peninsula Private Hospital offers a wide range of services, including: orthopaedics, ophthalmology, rehabilitation, dental, plastics, and urology. With the...

InnovationSeptember 2017

Steve Baxter named Queensland’s new Chief Entrepreneur

Well-known investor, tech founder and Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter will take over from Mark Sowerby as Queensland’s next Chief Entrepreneur in October, Minister for Innovation, Science and the...

DevelopmentSeptember 2017

Brendale industrial precinct to become new home of major TJM headquarters

A 26,295m² piece of land at 17 Johnstone Road, Brendale is set to become the new headquarters of one of Australia’s leading manufacturers and distributers of 4x4 equipment - TJM. Mo...

Business MagazinesAugust 2017

All aboard! New Redcliffe to Moreton Island passenger service announced

Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) has today launched a new passenger ferry service direct from Redcliffe jetty to Moreton Island, in a landmark move that will bring a wel...

Business MagazinesAugust 2017

Attorney-General officially opens North Lakes Sports Club

North Lakes Sports Club has been officially opened by the Honourable Yvette D’Ath, Attorney-General of Queensland and Member for Redcliffe, in a ceremony held on Thursday, 17 August. The H...

Business MagazinesAugust 2017

Peninsula Private Hospital – a healthy approach to business

Located in the heart of Kippa-Ring, Peninsula Private Hospital utilises community-based partnership opportunities to drive referrals and, in turn, help grow business. Not only do not-for-pro...

DevelopmentAugust 2017

Rail line opens up further investment opportunities

Potential investors can now register their interest in residential and industrial opportunities arising from the new Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Corridor (RPRC), as part of a new prospectus and on...

DevelopmentAugust 2017

Have your say on the Moreton Bay Region planning scheme

Moreton Bay Regional Council is inviting the community to view and provide feedback on proposed amendments to the region’s planning scheme, including the much-anticipated plan to create $9.5 bi...

Business MagazinesAugust 2017

Region’s top trainers eye state titles

Everton Hills-based electrical contractor Tradesmen on Time is among the regional winners of the Queensland Training Awards, which will vie for the state titles next month. A total of 11 ...

UniversityAugust 2017

Former Defence chief appointed new USC Chancellor

The Governor of Queensland, Paul de Jersey AC, has installed Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) as the University of the Sunshine Coast’s (USC’s) new Chancellor. Hundreds of in...

Business MagazinesAugust 2017

Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce celebrates 25 years

The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce has celebrated 25 years - growing from humble beginnings in an Everton Park coffee shop in 1992 to boasting the 110-strong membership it has today....

DevelopmentAugust 2017

Moreton Bay Region unveils first land supply reports

Moreton Bay Regional Council has unveiled its first major land supply reports for the region, with data revealing Moreton Bay is well-equipped to meet demand for residential and industrial land...

Major ProjectsAugust 2017

Redcliffe secures bid to host rugby league championship

In a major win for the Moreton Bay Region, Redcliffe’s Dolphin Stadium will host the 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Games Championship ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The announceme...

DevelopmentAugust 2017

Construction underway at Morayfield Health Hub

Construction on the multi-million dollar Morayfield Health Hub is well underway, ahead of the opening of its first stage in October this year. The first stage will see the commencement of a new GP ...

DigitalAugust 2017

Faster mobile forms

Whether it’s a building foreman conducting site checks, teachers taking assessments, government officials conducting surveys, medical clinics capturing customer information, or real estate agents c...

Major ProjectsAugust 2017

Final 600 Games jobs on offer ahead of GC2018

The final 600 jobs with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) will be advertised from Monday 7 August. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said with just 244 days until the Gam...

InnovationAugust 2017

Tourism accelerator looks for fresh ideas on the Horizon

Untapped talent in Queensland’s tourism, entertainment and leisure sector will be given an opportunity to team up with first-class mentors and connect with investors under a new Advance Queensl...

Business MagazinesAugust 2017

Visitor Information Centre goes mobile

Visitor Information Centres (VICs) play a vital role in showcasing all there is to see and do in the Moreton Bay Region. That’s why, together with Moreton Bay Regional Council, MBRIT has unve...

InnovationAugust 2017

Is your business Asia-ready?

Australian businesses with an adaptable attitude can maximise the opportunity the Asian century presents. The Asian century constitutes one of the most remarkable shifts in economic power ever. For...

Business MagazinesAugust 2017

Regional Flavours showcases tastes of the Moreton Bay Region

The tastes of the Moreton Bay Region were served up to local foodies at the annual Regional Flavours event, held from 15-16 July at Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands. Attracting more than 80,000 ...

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...

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