Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

Buoyant Property Market

The local and national media has been recently reporting about the buoyancy of regional property markets amidst the COVID19 pandemic, highlighting the Sunshine Coast as one of the most popular markets, particularly for buyers from Sydney and Melbourne.

This month the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported a significant shift of people moving from capital cities to the regions including a net loss of 14,000 in Sydney in the first half of … Read the full post »

Working from Home: The Pros & Cons!

As the COVID19 pandemic continues to linger, there are still a significant percentage of the workforce working from home; however, prior to COVID this was already a growing phenomenon that was transforming the landscape of the Australian workforce.  Improvements in technology have been the driving force in propelling this change, with face-to-face connectivity facilitated via live streaming platforms, allowing workers absent from their workplace to join in group discussions, meetings, … Read the full post »

Demand for Lifestyle Regions on the UP!

The media is flooded with stories, mostly negative, about the Covid19 virus and its impact on the national economy – particularly focused on employment, business confidence, and diminishing international migration so critical to growing our economy, particularly in the property development sector.

However, amidst all this doom and gloom, there have been some interesting and quite positive trends emerging that are really starting to gain traction and the attention of industry … Read the full post »

School Holiday Fun!

We are now in a week into the mid-year Queensland school holidays, and to those with school-aged children, we hope you are enjoying it so far…whether you are staying at home or vacationing within our gorgeous expansive state with so much to see from outback, to rainforests, to sea!

There is so much to do on the Sunshine Coast that even staying at home feels like a holiday.  From spending time … Read the full post »

Going Troppo!

Despite the COVID19 pandemic and the challenges and disruptions to workplaces and life in general, the upgrading of the Sunshine Coast Airport, just down the road from here, is continuing to go ahead and great progress is being made.

On June 18, some exceptionally good news was delivered for those who have family and friends in far north Queensland, with the announcement that Alliance Airlines will provide three return services to … Read the full post »

The BRIGHT Side of Winter

Winter has formally arrived, and despite a mini record-breaking cold snap over a couple of nights in May; it has started off very mild.  Whilst some of us bemoan the arrival of winter, we are very lucky in Queensland, particularly along the coast, as our winters are generally rather glorious – dry clear sunny days and cool crisp nights…you always know it’s going to be a cold night when you … Read the full post »

Support Local Business

As a community we generally try to be mindful of supporting our local services; and now more than ever with the easing of restrictions we need to make even more of an effort to support these small businesses, many of whom have struggled during the lock-down measures the Covid19 pandemic created…and it’s not over yet.

There are so many good reasons to support local business:

Local businesses create employment opportunities, in … Read the full post »