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Local Digital Champion Announced

1 August 2019 

Congratulations to local technologist Malte von Ruden for being recognised in the latest round of Queensland Digital Champions.

Malte von Ruden is a highly-experienced embedded software engineer based in Noosa. For the past few years, he has been volunteering his time teaching the Young Inventors Program at Sunshine Beach State School.

Instead of teaching students how to use technology, he teaches them how to invent with it. Around 20 students meet weekly to learn an advanced curriculum of STEM topics they would typically encounter in first year university computer science and engineering classes.

Malte's approach emphasises how to reason from first principles to solve problems and he is repeatedly impressed by the levels of understanding of the material exhibited by the kids who are as young as Year 4.

Malte has also taught local 3D design and printing course to adults and taught the computer science and engineering components of the Hub's drone program.

A worthy recipient of this accolade.  More information 

NBN now connected to 10 million homes 

July 24, 2019

NBN Co today announced more than 10 million homes and businesses are now able to connect to the nbn™ access network. This major milestone comes with less than twelve months of the build remaining.  Over 90% of Noosa Shire is now able to connect to the NBN via the different technologies - fixed, wireless and satellite. 

With all these people ready to connect, visit their website to see what you can do to ensure the most optimal nbn™ experience in your premises.     

For more tips on how to get to best connect to the NBN, visit  

Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2019

June 4, 2019

It's time for Noosa businesses to shine. 

The 25th Sunshine Coast Business Awards were launched at the Queensland Small Business Week Breakfast on May 29.   Mayor Tony Wellington helped launch the awards to over 300 business leaders at the breakfast featuring outstanding past award winners. There were 17 finalists from Noosa last year and we want to scoop the pool this year! 

The region’s most prestigious awards are designed to recognise business success throughout our community who excel in their industry.  Let's recognise our local business owners and operators. Nominate your favourite business or apply for an Award now.

Visit the Awards website to nominate, apply or for more information. 


'Better Together' Networking Event 

May 2 2019

The Economic Development team proudly hosted its inaugural ‘Better Together’ networking event for local business associations. The Wednesday gathering included a Q+A discussion panel featuring Jacqui Price from the Food Agribusiness Network FAN, Michael Tozer from Noosa Junction Association, Vivien Griffin from Zero Emissions Noosa and Sandra Arico from Innovate Noosa, who each shared some excellent insights in to the importance of collaboration and proper planning in creating effective action.  

We also heard  from Mayor Tony Wellington, Council CEO Brett De Chastel, and Senior Economic Development Adviser Carolyn Bullen, who all spoke about the value of the business associations and collaboration to our local economy. 


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