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Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Coordinates Support to Gold Coast Community

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is offering support to community organisations and educational institutions as the impact of COVID-19 leads to a spike in demand for services. Forced to temporarily close its doors due to legislation that limits gatherings and imposes social distancing, GCCEC has formed a Community Team tasked with leading initiatives to provide much-needed support.

Coronavirus analysis and insights note

The recent past – 2019 had been a strong year for Australian tourism. Total overnight visitor spend for the year ending September 2019 reached a record $124 billion – up 10% on the year. On these figures, total overnight spend was on track to reach $134 billion by the end of 2020, just short of the $140 billion target set under Tourism 2020.

$2.5b lost per month in business events shutdown

The need for immediate support – The necessity of shutting down gatherings of people to control the spread of the coronavirus has meant the business events sector is also shut down. Like other sectors that are reliant on people coming together, business events companies have been hit hard and fast by the rapid escalation of the virus around the globe.

Luna Park Venues announces brand new waterfront event space

Luna Park Venues is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new venue in our Events and Entertainment precinct. The all new Amphora Wine Bar will officially open on March 18th, 2020.
Amphora will be situated right near the entrance of Sydney’s iconic Luna Park on Sydney Harbour waterfront with stunning views of the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline.

Meeting of the Council of Australian Governments

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 48th general meeting recently in Sydney. The discussion focussed on Australia’s response to coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and on recovery from the 2019-20 bushfires. Leaders also made progress on a range of existing COAG priorities, directed at improving the current and future wellbeing of Australians. Protecting Australians from the impact of…