Aussies to tackle remote infrastructure project

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An Australian company has been tasked with delivering one of the world’s most remote civil and marine construction projects, with Hall Contracting having been contracted by the Government of Tokelau to upgrade reef passages and construct four new wharves in the remote island nation of Tokelau. The works — which will see Tokelauan locals benefit […]

The Retail Evolution

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Just as Uber has disrupted the taxi industry and Airbnb has impacted on the accommodation sector, retail is facing its own disruptions. Last year, we saw the collapse of many leading retail brands and this instability in the retail landscape appears to be continuing in 2018. In a period of increased competition, rising business costs […]

Security of payment reforms have serious implications for building and construction industry

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Upcoming changes to legislation within the Queensland building and construction industry will have serious implications to developers, builders, sub-contractors and suppliers, if not properly understood. Brendan Bathersby, Partner at Garland Waddington, Maroochydore, warns that significant penalties, including jail time, could be imposed for failure to comply with the new legislation. “These changes are complex and […]

Queensland Garden Expo to return in 2018

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Australia’s largest sub-tropical garden expo is back for another bumper year, with organisers announcing the 2018 Queensland Garden Expo will be held on the Sunshine Coast between 13 and 15 July. The event – now in its 34th year – is expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. […]

FEDERAL BUDGET COMMENTARY

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Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich today said there were many initiatives to be commended in the federal budget thanks to the $35 billion increase in revenue, largely due to more people participating in the workforce and more small businesses contributing taxes. “It is a reflection of a stronger economy and it’s the best […]

Girls go hard at regional championships

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As the Commonwealth Games draw to a close later this month, more than 200 female gymnasts from across South East Queensland will showcase their strength, agility and skill as part of the 2018 South East Queensland Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Senior Regional Championships being held at the Sleeman Sports Complex on 14 and 15 April. […]

Sod turned at Sage Landing

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The Sunshine Coast economy is set to receive another significant boost, with construction officially commencing at the Sage Landing residential development in Buderim this week. Michael Kain, Managing Director of Devcon Building Co — the builder appointed to construct the 13 designer homes — said more than 100 jobs would be created throughout the construction […]