The accommodation sector is a key driver for the tourism industry. The digital growth program will be a 6-month program aimed at helping you retain and increase avenues for income. Register now.
Our newly appointed officers are available to assist small to medium sized businesses to access federal and state funding. Learn more about this and other business support.
The City fast-tracked the discretionary grants program to support community groups impacted by the pandemic. 252 community groups were provided $535,603.
We are implementing initiatives to support local businesses and local jobs, through the Gold Coast's road to recovery from COVID-19. We continue to work with you to keep you safe, informed and supported. Find information about relief and support available to the community and businesses below.
From 2020 our City Budget and business support packages have included:
$5 million relief package for 2021-22
STATUS: in progress
More flexible payment arrangement terms for those experiencing hardship due to COVID-19
Continuing to waive a range of fees and charges for businesses
Continued our buy local procurement policy
Initial $26.9 million support package
$4.3 million for targeted stimulus measures
$7.5 million in accelerated capital works, to support job creation
Supported food and beverage businesses to move to takeaway models during lockdowns
As businesses reopen and COVID-19 business restrictions ease, you may be eligible for financial or other types of relief. Search the Queensland Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council offers a range of grants throughout the year to operators in the tourism industry.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council – Grants Gateway
Destination Gold Coast continues to keep the tourism industry up-to-date on industry specific support via their LinkedIn page.
Destination Gold Coast LinkedIn page
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