Be inspired by other Gold Coast workplaces that have already introduced a number of great travel initiatives.
Programs include providing employees with increased options for travel to and from work, helping to save employees' money and increase their wellbeing, flexible work options, retiming deliveries and managing transport network impacts during events.
Gold Coast based security company, Border Security, analysed its transport needs and made changes to save time and money, while delivering improved customer service. The company has achieved a 20 per cent reduction in fuel and maintenance costs by understanding its travel and implementing measures to make it more efficient.
Border Security profile(PDF, 310KB)
During late 2014 and early 2015, 400 City of Gold Coast employees relocated from Nerang and Varsity Lakes to Bundall, bringing the total number of employees in the Bundall offices to 1100. With limited on-site parking options, the City aimed to increase the number of employees who walked, cycled, carpooled or caught public transport to and from work.
City of Gold Coast profile(PDF, 401KB)
Condev Construction is responsible for some of the most iconic commercial and residential buildings on the Gold Coast. As a family owned and operated company, Condev Construction prides themselves on offering their staff an active and healthy lifestyle in and out of work. This includes staff walking and cycling to work, access to gym facilities and free yoga and trainer sessions. Employees enjoy working flexible hours, and end of trip facilities including shower facilities and secure bike parking support their employees' travel options.
Condev Construction profile(PDF, 444KB)
Occupying two of the most iconic buildings in Southport, Co SPACES provides open plan and technology-enabled workspaces for businesses. This modern workspace allows for free work habits in and out of the office, including flexible working hours and the option to work from home with the help of teleconferencing. Co SPACES is also in an enviable location with close links to public transport, allowing workers the ability to leave their cars at home.
Co SPACES profile(PDF, 228KB)
Gold Coast Health is one of the largest employers on the Gold Coast with 7400 staff across its two main centres at Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital. Read how they have improved the travel choices for their workplace.
Gold Coast Health profile(PDF, 317KB)
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) employed 332 staff (as of August 2016) at its Ashmore offices. The workforce grew to approximately 1500 when the Games began. As part of its commitment to sustainability and creating behavioural change around active and public transport, GOLDOC's goal was to change the habitual use of cars and promote the ease of walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling.
GOLDOC profile(PDF, 525KB)
Hamilton Hayes Henderson (HHH) Architects is located on the busy commuter thoroughfare, Ferry Road, Southport. To maximise productivity, HHH avoid travelling to external meetings during peak hours. They also offer informal and individual flexible work agreements, enabling HHH to retain valuable staff and attract better quality new employees.
HHH Architects profile(PDF, 347KB)
Main Beach Travel is an award-winning boutique travel agency in Main Beach. The agency prides themselves on innovative management solutions and flexible work practices for their employees, reducing congestion on the roads. Read how flexible work benefits Main Beach Travel.
Main Beach Travel profile(PDF, 322KB)
Mantra Sun City is based in the heart of Surfers Paradise. The hotel is frequently impacted by events, but works with its suppliers and the City of Gold Coast to ensure deliveries are on time and easily accessible, stock levels are high, employees are informed and guest experience is a priority.
Mantra Sun City profile(PDF, 314KB)
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre has recently undergone a $670 million transformation, adding an additional 120 specialty stores and creating the largest retail, lifestyle and dining location in Queensland and one of the largest shopping centres in Australia.
As one of the largest employers on the Gold Coast, Pacific Fair has an in-house engagement program, which encourages employees to become more active by cycling, walking or catching public transport to work. This also ensures more parking for customers.
Pacific Fair profile(PDF, 182KB)
Pluvo is a Gold Coast-based creative agency and recently moved from a private office to the co-working facility, Co SPACES in Southport. They have implemented flexible working hours and telecommuting as well as encouraging employees and visitors to use the close public transport networks to travel to and from the office.
Pluvo profile(PDF, 278KB)
Sofitel Broadbeach offers staff and hotel guests, close proximity to the beach and public transport like the G:link and bus services. Sofitel Broadbeach encourages its 200 employees to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle with walking, running and cycling to work. In an environment where guest satisfaction is key, it is important that staff embrace the happy and healthy lifestyle true to the Gold Coast.
Sofitel Broadbeach profile(PDF, 340KB)
The University has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability. Their over-arching program supports the SCU One Planet, which encourages employees and students to reduce unnecessary travel and increase active travel to the Gold Coast campus.
Southern Cross University profile(PDF, 316KB)
Located in Southport with 250 employees, Southport Sharks is one of the biggest and most successful clubs on the Gold Coast. As part of Love to Ride Gold Coast 2015, Southport Sharks joined in the fun and challenged employees to 'Beat the Boss' on kilometres achieved during the challenge. Shower facilities, change rooms, ironing facilities, lockers and secure bike parking are also provided to support the travel options of staff.
Southport Sharks profile(PDF, 367KB)
The Strand is one of the southern Gold Coast's busiest shopping and dining precincts, particularly during major events like the annual Cooly Rocks On Festival. The event draws in more than 100,000 visitors each year, meaning parking facilities are limited. Read how retailers have used a number of strategies to improve their travel choices to and from work.
The Strand profile(PDF, 315KB)
WMS Solutions is one of the Gold Coast's largest professional firms with six partners and 55 employees. Committed to supporting the local community and the environment, WMS Solutions has introduced a travel and wellbeing initiative, encouraging team members to walk, cycle or catch public transport to and from work.
WMS Solutions profile(PDF, 336KB)
With more than 500 staff based on the Gold Coast, the company identified the opportunity to encourage employees to lead healthier lifestyles while balancing family, work and other responsibilities. Through its Be Well program, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is encouraging employee wellness with many in-house programs, as well as inspiring its staff to walk or cycle to work.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts profile(PDF, 397KB)