Cr Robinson - Celebrating local businesses
  • Monday 19 November 2018

Celebrating local businesses

Congratulations to all the amazing businesses who won a 2018 Sunshine Coast Business Award, including Division 9 small business Ice Cream Curls. A huge congratulations also goes to an outstanding local Bli Bli business, Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat, for taking out the Business of the Year award for their high quality accommodation and terrific customer experience.

The awards, which are sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council, were announced at a gala dinner attended by more than 500 guests at Twin Waters Resort. Congratulations to the Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance for a successful event.

Major projects update

Our major projects are tracking well. The airport expansion project, with the new runway, is well on schedule. We recently delivered, via dredge, 1.3 million tonnes of high quality sand to the site, which can be seen when driving north to Coolum.

The recent announcement of the international broadband submarine cable will really put the Sunshine Coast on the map, giving our region the fastest broadband connection to Asia and the second fastest to America.

And finally, the Maroochydore CBD project is taking shape with many of the roads within Stage 1 constructed, construction on the main canal underway and construction of the first buildings due to start soon.

A fantastic fundraising effort

The Bli Bli Unite Family Fun Run/Walk attracted a record crowd with terrific community representation. It was great to see the Bli Bli community and visitors banding together to support this important charity. There was also a good police presence, including a speech by Superintendent Darryl Johnson. As a result of this event, as well as other fundraising activities, $17,500 was presented to White Ribbon Australia.