Cr Robinson - Suppliers Forums
  • Thursday 11 August 2016

Connecting with CQU

We recently had a meeting Brett Langabeer, Head of Campus at CQU Noosa recently to talk about council's Economic Development Strategy and in particular, the education industry and relevant investment initiatives. During the discussions it was clear there were some opportunities for greater collaboration between CQU’s Noosa campus and Sunshine Coast Council. With the future of the Sunshine Coast tied to high value industries and services, it was evident that there were opportunities for an even closer alignment between the university's courses and the high value industries outlined in the strategy. Following this meeting, the university campus will continue to work with council and the education sector to further investment and study opportunities.

Suppliers Forums

Is your business looking for extra work? Come along to one of two suppliers forums and find out which council projects your business can win work from during this financial year. These council sessions will be held at Lake Kawana Community Centre.

  • August 30 – hear from people who manage council’s Capital Works Program, with an overview of upcoming contract opportunities within the 2016/17 program
  • August 31 – hear from people who coordinate council’s panel of suppliers for services such as mowing and landscaping, marketing, public relations, community engagement and photography.

Register for the events at

Festive grants

With less than five months until Christmas, now is the time for business groups to apply for council grants to help with decorating business centres during the festive season. There is $5000 in funding available for Division 9. Find details about the application process and guidelines on council’s website.