Business & Invest

Gold Coast leads the Australian-made campaign in Queensland

Locally and Internationally, Australia has developed a reputation for high-quality, innovative products. Our manufacturers, farmers, fishermen and processors make some of the best products in the world. The Australian Made trade mark – launched by former Prime Minister Bob Hawke in 1986 – has become an iconic Australian symbol, displayed only on certified Australian products. By being part of the campaign and carrying the iconic trade mark, businesses align themselves with quality and make it easy for consumers to differentiate their products – particularly in markets saturated with cheap, low-quality imports. But, buying Australian Made is not just about quality.…

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The Australian Made trade mark – launched by Bob Hawke in 1986 – has become an iconic Australian symbol, displayed only on certified Australian products.
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Gold Coast ‘couldn’t be better’ for San Andreas Executive Producer, Rob Cowan

The Gold Coast’s portfolio of large-scale U.S productions continues to grow with San Andreas the latest Hollywood blockbuster to grace our shores. Described as an American 3D action-adventure disaster film, San Andreas’ plot follows the story of a rescue-helicopter pilot (played by Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock) and his ex-wife (played by Carla Gugino) as they attempt to rescue their estranged daughter (played by Alexandra Daddario) following a devastating earthquake in San Francisco. The movie was launched in May and has received global media attention, putting the city’s film industry and the big business it generates in the spotlight. Watch:…

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Gold Coast ‘couldn’t be better’ for San Andreas Executive Producer, Rob Cowan
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The Original Woody Caravans

Tucked away on Hilldon Court in Nerang is The Original Woody Caravans. A niche family-owned business operated by brothers Morrie and Shane Hook. With a combined 50 years trade experience in the shopfitting industry, the Hook brothers established The Original Woody Caravans, which offers custom-built reproduction Bondwood Caravans inspired by the 1950s era. “With a love of all things vintage and retro, the idea of building our caravans also allows us to use our unique skill sets to build 90% of the caravans in-house.” Offering a product, which is made in-house, is something the brothers are obviously proud of. After…

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“With a love of all things vintage and retro, the idea of building our caravans also allows us to use our unique skill sets to build 90% of the caravans in-
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Gold from green – successful eco-businesses

The beautiful natural environment the Gold Coast enjoys is motivating businesses to come up with global solutions to protect it. Globally renowned as Australia’s tourism capital, the Gold Coast is famous for its environment. The city’s pristine, golden beaches are flanked by the ‘green behind the gold’, home to World Heritage-listed rainforests. There’s no doubt the environment is a crucial ingredient of the Gold Coast tourism economy. But what most people are not aware is how caring for the environment is becoming big business as Gold Coast headquartered businesses focussed on environmental solutions and sustainable practices grow markets all around…

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Motivated by a beautiful natural environment, Gold Coast eco-businesses are finding gold in green through sustainable solutions for the city and the planet