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SGC Profile - Christina Sarunic, co-owner – Obala Café

Posted on Monday, November 06, 2017

Obala is bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to Kirra. Located under Nirvana by the Sea, the new restaurant and bar has only been open for several weeks, but is already settling into the scene as a new favourite for locals and visitors. ..

SGC Profile – Greg Howell, Climate Wave Enterprises

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017

Greg Howell started his path towards environmental advocacy surfing along Victoria’s coastline in the early 1970’s. In 1989 he attended his first No Nukes Rally in Sydney, and then gave into the temptation of surfing in warmer waters of the Gold Coast in 1992, where his passion flourished, and he has been an environmental campaigner ever since. ..

SGC Profile – Kelly Nyssen – Owner, Kelly Lane Homewares

Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2017

From humble beginnings making homemade Christmas gifts in a garage, Currumbin’s own Kelly Lane has evolved into one of Australia’s leading gift and homeware wholesalers. ..

SGC Profile: 15 Years of SWELL

Posted on Friday, August 04, 2017

A shared moment between two creative minds in 2002 has seen the birth of not just one of the Southern Gold Coast’s leading festivals, but an internationally renowned exhibition that captures the hearts and minds of all who visit.  ..

SGC Profile – Scott Chapman, Co-owner, Zambrero Coolangatta

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017

From a background in media sales and marketing to one of the fastest growing franchises on the Gold Coast food scene, Scott Chapman is part owner of several Zambrero restaurants including the Gold Coast and Queensland’s first store at Coolangatta. ..

SGC Profile – Paul Hart & Levi Corby, Hutchinson Builders Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hutchinson Builders is a fifth generation family business and Australia’s largest privately owned construction company. Celebrating 105 years in business this July, the local office has found a new home, planting their roots in the heart of Coolangatta’s CBD. ..

SGC Profile – Mal Sutherland, Chairman – Surf World Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

Surfing stalwart Mal Sutherland is the Chairman of Surf World Gold Coast, the city’s first surf museum located in Currumbin. Part of the original steering committee set up in 2008, Mal has been the Chairman since the museum opened in March 2009 and has been involved with organising and running events, and maintaining the history of the industry that has shaped the city, in particular the Southern Gold Coast.   ..

CSGC Profile – Katie Barton-Harvey, Sustainability Marketing Manager, GOLDOC

Posted on Monday, March 06, 2017

Katie Barton-Harvey, a proud Southern Gold Coast local, is the Sustainability Marketing Manager at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC). Part of the GOLDOC team since 2013, Katie shares the vision and actions already taken to achieve the Games’ ambitious sustainability legacy.  ..

CSGC Profile: MICDesigns

Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Brought up living on the beach at Bilinga and attending Coolangatta State School, Diane Spence’s Southern Gold Coast roots dig much deeper than her business, MICDesigns. ..

CSGC Profile – Archie Jamieson, Managing Director and Chief Instructor, Gold Coast Skydive

Posted on Friday, December 02, 2016

Having jumped out of a plane around 14,500 times, it’s no surprise Gold Coast Skydive Managing Director and Chief Instructor, Archie Jamieson, is always looking for the next big adventure. The Kirra-based company, which Archie has now been operating since October 2008, facilitates about 500 thrill-seeking jumps per month, increasing up to almost 800 during the peak summer months.   ..

CSGC Profile: Judy Simpson, Owner, Bellakai

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2016

You’d be hard pressed to find a Southern Gold Coaster who hasn’t wined or dined at iconic beachside restaurant, Bellakai on Marine Parade in Coolangatta. The family business, run by Judy Simpson and her daughters Kylie and Shonel, has been part of the thriving Coolangatta dining scene for nine years. In that time they’ve seen a steady increase in local clientele as well as becoming a favourite stop for regular visitors to the Coolangatta region.  ..

CSGC Profile – Glenn Raine, Gold Coast Trades College

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2016

They say the future lies in the youth – and if local training organisation, Gold Coast Trades College, is anything to go by, they’re in good hands. On a Friday afternoon the workshops of this well-presented training college in the Currumbin Industrial Park are buzzing with students from local high schools undertaking their vocational education training, while apprentices and trainers bounce through the halls.
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CSGC Profile – Michael Smith, Director, Medical Rescue

Posted on Monday, August 01, 2016

With just a sign visible from the Gold Coast Highway at Tugun, Medical Rescue is the unassuming headquarters of a sophisticated aeromedical operation, with over 100 employees around the country performing everything from patient retrieval to paramedic services, helicopter rescues and driver training. We spoke with Director Michael Smith about the growth of this business into new international and domestic markets in just 10 years. ..

CSGC Profile: Fergus and Victoria Sillar, Earth n Sea

Posted on Sunday, July 03, 2016

As a much-loved local institution, Earth n Sea has recently been through the biggest evolution in the restaurant’s 23-year history. With expanded all-day dining and swish new digs under the recent $80M Sanbano development, owners Fergus and Victoria Sillar have transformed the restaurant while remaining true to the original Earth n Sea philosophy.  ..

Southern Chambers Unite For Stronger Voice

Posted on Friday, July 01, 2016

Our city’s two southernmost Chambers of Commerce, Creek to Creek and Southern Gold Coast, have joined in an historic merger, taking on the new name, Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce. The merger was finalised at the Special General Meetings held on June 30, and is hoped to bring a greater voice to the local business community, from Tallebudgera Creek south to the border. ..

Southern Light Rail Route Preferred by City

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Public consultation on future stages of the Gold Coast Light Rail has favoured the Southern Coastal Route as the preferred option for Stage 3 of the public transport system.  ..

Cuddling a Koala Best on the Coast at CWS

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s new Koala Experience has been named the Gold Coast’s top animal encounter experience, according to a Gold Coast Bulletin poll.  ..

CSGC Profile: Balter Brewery

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016

Currumbin’s new brewery, Balter, has got everyone talking – and not just because of its high profile co-founders, champion local surfers Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Bede Durbidge and Josh Kerr. The combination of good beer, good branding, good people and a good place to meet has made the long-awaited opening of this Southern Gold Coast destination all the more worth it. ..

Di Cartmill Appointed Deputy Chair of Cooly Rocks On

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016

La Costa Motel owner, Di Cartmill, has been elected to the position of Deputy Chair of Cooly Rocks On after Cr Gail O’Neill stepped down from the position following her recent election to Council. The appointment was made at the Festival’s April Board Meeting, with all stakeholders welcoming Di to the position. ..

CSGC Thanks Small Business Solutions for Partnership

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

CSGC has thanked economic development partner, Small Business Solutions/TAFE Queensland, for their long-standing commitment to supporting businesses in the region. CSGC has been promoting the Certificate 3 and 4 Small Business Management courses delivered by Small Business Solutions/TAFE to local small business stakeholders for the past three years, with over 50 local businesses taking advantage of the highly subsidised courses to date. ..

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