PM drops into local RSL
OUR region has certainly had some attention in the past few weeks from the nation’s top politicians.
We were lucky enough to have the Australian Prime Minister visit, which is a first for Caloundra. While in town, Malcom Turnbull spent an evening at the Caloundra RSL for a “politics in the pub” style event with 300 people able to say hello and ask questions directly to the PM. The Prime Minister stayed in Caloundra overnight then next morning visited the construction site of the $929 million Bruce Hwy upgrade from Caloundra Rd to the Sunshine Motorway.
The development in our region is truly on the move, and there are signs everywhere of growth and development.
Langs Building Supplies celebrated the opening of its new $20 million Caloundra warehouse and trade store in the Sunshine Coast Industrial Park near the racecourse. The business will generate 100 new jobs for locals.
The official opening was the culmination of 10 years of planning for the family owned business. The new premises is state of the art, with a drive-through trade store, bulk building supplies and on-site manufacturing of roof trusses, wall frames and floor trusses.
There is a great opportunity for local manufacturing as the region moves forward with large scale projects such as the new Maroochydore CBD, Aura and Harmony at Palmview.
The coast is experiencing increased building approvals, currently at an eight-year high with an increase of 32% compared to last year.
The investment by Langs is estimated to have contributed $54 million into the regional economy during construction, and once fully operational the manufacturing company is estimated to contribute $193 million to the regional economy annually.
The Queensland Government has just announced its Go Local campaign and changed its state procurement policies to give added weight to local businesses tendering for government work and supply contracts. Langs is now in a great position as are many other local firms to bring home the bacon for the Sunshine Coast.
For more information about Go Local head to business.qld.gov.au/golocal