Sunshine Coast Council as an organisation is committed to you as both a community member as well as a business representative. We are all working hard to support you as best we can and all information and changes will be announced via the Council website and added to the business support page.
Council alongside business and chamber groups are all encouraging a support local response to support our local businesses, which you will see in social media posts, our media outlets and message boards.
Council made available a free business wellbeing website called B-Well and Prosper. It is a wealth of information to support you and your staff during these unprecedented times and is completely private and confidential.
If you are a food and beverage business transitioning to take-away and/or home delivery and in need of signage and parking control, Council is making available posters and free parking signage to support keeping parking bays available and communicating new trading conditions. Complete this simple online formto apply.
Council has been paying invoices received in under seven days (usually 30 day terms) and released approximately $9m in to the economy last week alone.
Last week, Council held an Ordinary Meeting to grant the CEO additional powers to support a review of fees and charges to better assist businesses.
On Monday, Council announced a local economic stimulus package. It is important to note that those businesses eligible/affected (fee waivers/refunds) will be contacted directly by Council, relieving the need to apply.
Yesterday, Council announced that as part of its efforts to keep money circulating in the local economy and work flowing for the construction and related industries, will be accelerating programmed maintenance and other works. Should you need dedicated advice or support regarding temporary-use classifications please contact Council.
Sunshine Coast Council’s Economic Development Team is working directly with many affected businesses and in partnership with Chambers of Commerce and Industry groups.
New programs and support will be announced swiftly and regularly via the business web page sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Business/COVID19-Support-for-Business.
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