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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...

EventsJune 2018

Talent shines at BPW North Lakes’ Awards Night

BPW North Lakes held its inaugural Awards Night on Friday, 25 May at North Lakes Hotel to recognise outstanding women in the Moreton Bay Region. The winners were chosen in each of the five ...

BusinessJune 2018

The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach celebrates grand opening

With its enviable rooftop terrace setting overlooking Moreton Bay at Margate Beach, The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach held its grand opening on Tuesday, 29 May. Representing a $15 million investme...

TourismMay 2018

Billion-dollar tourism industry for the Moreton Bay Region thanks to wave of new visitors

Moreton Bay Region is proving itself as one of Queensland’s must-visit destinations thanks to the diversity of attractions, tourism operators and vibrant annual calendar of events. An independe...

BusinessMay 2018

Balancing business demands: The Hon. Julia Gillard AC speaks at conference event

When it comes to business, and life in general, you should be ruthless about your priorities and have some clarity around your sense of purpose. That’s according to former Australian Prime Minist...

BusinessMay 2018

Queensland Small Business Week 2018 kicks off

The inspiring stories behind Queensland small businesses were in the spotlight on Monday (28 May) at the launch of Queensland Small Business Week 2018. Minister for Employment and Small Business Sh...

Economic DevelopmentMay 2018

Big news for Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

Sandstone Point Holiday Resort has announced it is joining forces with holiday park heavyweight BIG4, and will be known as ‘BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort’ when it opens later this year.&n...

BusinessMay 2018

Local brewery awarded for top drop

North Lakes-based White Brick Brewing has been recognised at the Australian International Beer Awards for its range of craft beers. The brewery won awards for three of its four beers submitted for ...

BusinessMay 2018

Council banking on new service in Dayboro

The call has been put out for a new bank to set-up shop in Dayboro following the announcement the Queensland Country Credit Union (QCCU) would close its Dayboro branch later this year. Moreton ...

BusinessMay 2018

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program is now open for applications, with matched funding of $5,000 on offer to help small businesses engage a consultant, advisor or business coach. ...

BusinessMay 2018

Advancing Queensland age-friendly community grants now open

Community groups and organisations within the private sector are invited to apply for grants of up to $100,000 under a government initiative aimed at enhancing the age-friendliness of communiti...

BusinessMay 2018

HR tools to help your business succeed

As the end of the financial year approaches, here’s some top advice from Akyra on how non-compliant HR documents are opening your doors to big fines and lengthy court battles. As business owners o...

InnovationMay 2018

Support the Moreton Bay Region at Myriad

Haven’t bought your ticket to premier tech event, Myriad? Don’t worry—you are invited to come along and support the regional delegates and exhibitors at ‘The Garage’, which is open to t...

BusinessApril 2018

Nominations open for 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Queenslanders leading the way in work health and safety or rehabilitation and return to work are being urged to enter the 2018 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards. Industrial Relations Minister...

BusinessApril 2018

Conditions for change: what does it mean for your business?

We all live and work in communities. To the extent our businesses operate in communities (and create communities in their own right), the prosperity of communities and business is inextricably ...

EventsApril 2018

The Hon. Julia Gillard AC to present at May Conference Series event

Australia’s first female Prime Minister, The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, will be presenting as keynote speaker at the next Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series event on Friday, 25 May at ...

EducationApril 2018

Moreton Bay Region hosts international study tour agents

The Moreton Bay Region has been put on show for a group of international study tour agents after securing funding to help boost visitation and educational opportunities. The tour, held f...

BusinessApril 2018

Who's who at Myriad

A wireless safety brake testing system and environmental advocacy program are among the innovations to be showcased at premier technology and innovation expo, Myriad, next month. Following a co...

BusinessApril 2018

Pop-up business opportunities along foreshore

Expressions of Interest are now open for anyone wanting to operate a pop-up business along sections of the popular Redcliffe Peninsula foreshore. Mayor Allan Sutherland said this trial program was ...

SportApril 2018

$7.8 million upgrade for Morayfield Sport & Events Centre

Moreton Bay Regional Council has announced a major $7.8 million upgrade for the Morayfield Sport and Events Centre (MSEC) as part of a plan to attract major sporting events and trade shows to...

InnovationApril 2018

Connecting the dots: startup mission brings home bright ideas

From flexible co-working spaces and shark tank-style pitch events to housing the headquarters of tech heavyweights Google and Facebook, the United States is taking the lead on startup culture a...

BusinessApril 2018

Two ways the latest tax changes affect residential property investors

As we move closer to the end of the financial year, it's important to keep in mind the latest tax changes for property investors, which mean that individuals, self-managed superfunds (SMSFs) an...

BusinessApril 2018

$50k to help Qld businesses grow

Queensland businesses wanting to grow and create more local jobs can now apply for funding up to $50,000 under the Business Growth Fund. Minister for Employment and Small Business, Shannon Fentiman...

InnovationMarch 2018

Latest round of Ignite Ideas fund now open

Queensland startups and small businesses can apply for up to $250,000 in funding to advance their innovative products and services under Round 4 of the Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas fund, whi...

BusinessMarch 2018

Redcliffe Jetty Markets set for major expansion

The operators behind Redcliffe’s popular Jetty Markets have announced plans for a major expansion over the next 12 months that will almost double the market’s floor space and include new food ...

BusinessMarch 2018

Kindred expands footprint in Moreton Bay Region

Kindred Property Group has marked its 10-year anniversary with the opening of a new office at North Lakes, announced as part of wider expansion plans within the Moreton Bay Region. Officially...

FinanceMarch 2018

Fringe Benefits Tax Compliance in 2018: Don’t get caught out this year

With the close of the 2018 Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year fast approaching, it’s important to take steps towards FBT compliance so that you don’t get caught out. The team at SRJ Walker ...

DigitalMarch 2018

Boosting business to go digital

Queensland small businesses wanting to boost their digital and online presence can now apply for funding of up to $10,000 under the latest round of Small Business Digital Grants.   Ministe...

BusinessMarch 2018

Streten Masons Lawyers wins state award

Streten Masons Lawyers, a Caboolture-based law firm founded by directors Jeremy Streten and Craig Mason, has won the 2018 Queensland Law Society’s (QLS) Innovation in Law Award for the dev...

EventsMarch 2018

Nominations now open for 2018 Telstra Business Awards

Make this year the year your business shines, with nominations now open for the 2018 Telstra Business Awards. This marks the 26th year for the Awards program, which recognises the achievements of s...

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...

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