Welcome from the CEO...

Good communication and access to the right information are some of the most critical aspects of running a successful business. Welcome to the first Noosa Council Economic Development newsletter which is aiming to help our local businesses with both of these issues….plus more! So why is Council launching our “Noosa, Good for Business” E-Newsletter? We already interact with our community in many ways, but this newsletter is specifically for our business community.

We have a very passionate Economic Development Team that is always trying to find ways to help grow local business. Whether it is running business networking events, helping businesses find out about State or Commonwealth business grants or simply providing baseline economic data, this team is at the forefront of improving our local business environment.

This eNewsletter will become a treasure trove of information. I hope that you find this newsletter interesting, relevant and above all, useful to your business. 

It will help you stay connected with Council and perhaps learn more about how we can help the local business community thrive in our great Noosa environment.


Brett de Chastel

Chief Executive Officer


This month's Top Tips...

Hit the new financial year running with this month's 3 top tips on where to access business grants and learn more about the resources available to make your application hit the spot.

Visit Economic Development Grants  TODAY!


The 2019-2020 Economic Development Grant Round is now open. Need a place to start? Ask yourself, does your project connect local business; Encourage innovation; Build business capacity and skills; Contribute to the ease of doing business in Noosa; Enable partnerships and collaboration in the Noosa region? 

Acquaint yourself with economy.id

Haven’t heard of economy.id before? It’s a FREE tool that helps you build a strong business case for your grant application, business plan or new project.  Economy.id can be accessed via Council's website.  

Never miss a grant opportunity again - 
Start using GrantGuru! 

Noosa Council Funding Finder’ is now available on Council's website. This is a FREE service and provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available to you. Don't miss the next round of Digital Grants and watch out for the Energy Efficient Communities Program.

It's Time for Noosa Businesses to Shine 

The 25th Sunshine Coast Business Awards are now open and accepting nominations and applications. We had a record haul of winners last year, and we're keen to make it even bigger this year! Nominate your favourite local business here or you can apply on behalf of your own business here. A free workshop on the application process will be held at The J on July 11. 

Meet  Tewantin business-woman Ashleigh Shea who is applying in this year's awards.  


Digital Hub Happenings...

The Peregian Digital Hub has become a driving force in developing Noosa's digital ecosystem. The Hub's flexible environment has attracted world class talent as tenants, co-workers and speakers in a wide ranging education program currently on offer at the Hub. 

There is an exciting schedule of monthly events happening at the Hub, bringing together various digital industry groups to network, share ideas, and be inspired by top notch presenters. Interested in a new Digital industry group for those involved in eCommerce?  We're keen to hear from you. 


 Events & Workshops 

Local business events to boost your skills and networks.  For more information, visit our Events page.


July 10

Sunshine Beach Association Meeting.  All welcome. 9.30am at Embassy XO Duke St, Sunshine Beach

July 11

Sunshine Coast Business Awards Application Workshop 

July 24

Facebook Community Boost Social Media Training 

July 30

Food and Agribusiness Network Information Session  "Export Asia - Opportunities for the Sunshine Coast Region"

July 31

Get Pitch-Ready by Trade & investment Queensland 

August 13 

Annual dinner with the Mayor hosted by the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce 

Keep up to date with local and state wide events at the Business Queensland Events Calendar 

Interesting facts...

How well do you know the local business environment? Which industry employs the most people in Noosa? Might not be what you think....Click here to learn. 

There's lots of facts about our perfect patch of the world on economy.id.


Around the traps..

Your update from our local Business Associations.  

Meet the new Cooroy Chamber of Commerce Committee! Click here for the profile of the new Committee. 

Innovate Noosa has recently elected a new President and Vice President.     


Have your say on Signage! 

Noosa Council are looking at making some changes to the way advertising signage is managed across the Shire.  A draft local law proposes to maintain most of the existing requirements, with some changes aimed at maintaining the distinct character of Noosa. Give us your thoughts at Your Say before July 26


Light Bulb Moments from the Digital Hub....

Getting to know the faces behind our local business. This month meet Raeleen Kaesehagen from mudputty.com, a new tenant at the  Peregian Digital Hub. 

Membership renewals for Tourism Noosa for the 2019-2020 financial year are now open!  Or if you haven’t been a Member  before check out their prospectus for all the benefits of membership.

Noosa Junction Association  provides a central and united voice representing Noosa Junction businesses in the Noosa community and has a comprehensive agenda full of events, activities and projects.  

Peregian Beach Business Association have had a busy few months setting up their new committee, organising a stellar line up of speakers and preparing for a new website to be launched soon.

The Noosaville Business Association  Committee are committed to continuing their work in providing value to members. Click on Read More for their current highlights.   

Thank you to these volunteers who work tirelessly to support the brilliant work that our Chambers and Associations do for our precincts. 

Would you like to join your local Business Association, including the new Sunshine Beach Association? Click here for a list of local Associations.


What would you like to see in future editions...

As this is our first edition, we'd love your feedback on what you would like to see in future newsletters. Please email us with your ideas for future editions.  


With a  new financial year, it might be a good time to review your business plan.   

Now’s a good time to clean up your tax time clutter – try the myDeductions tool in the ATO app.   

Don’t miss the Small Business Income Tax off set. The offset can reduce the tax you pay by up to $1,000 p.a. 


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