Cash card initiative supports local

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Everyone mentions it and we all know that we should “support local” and now, the ‘Sunny Coast Cash Card’ offers the perfect means to do exactly that and before you head down the highway to a big shopping centre or log onto your favourite online store, think about what you can buy in Coolum, Peregian and its surrounding towns.

This is the message that is being promoted by Coolum Business and Tourism (CB&T) and their #shoplocal4573 campaign. The business group is calling on the 4573 community to rally behind the Sunny Coast Cash – Shop Local initiative, which is aimed at keeping money in the region.  

CB&T President, Mark Cameron called on the local community to show their support to local businesses and give back to their community by gifting Sunny Coast Cash cards and encouraging friends and family to shop local, buy local and support local.  

“Our primary focus is to keep people spending in the region and together, we can all help to support local businesses that, in turn, support the local economy through job creation and invest funds back into the community,” Mr Cameron said.  

“At a time when things are so uncertain, there are little things each individual can do to help, from buying your Christmas and birthday gifts from Peregian Beach Village Square to buying a caravan from the Coolum Industrial Park.”

Mr Cameron further went on to say that local support was needed for many businesses to stay open.

“We have so many amazing local businesses within the 4573 postcode and every $100 spent locally is estimated to have a local impact of about $180.”

Participants and local business owners will be provided with an update on the program at the CB&T spring business update, which will be held on Thursday, September 16 from 5.30pm at the Coolum Beach Hotel. Members and non-members alike are welcome to join the event for a Hawaiian Luau to celebrate the launch of the spring program and hear from government and tourism leaders.

For those looking for more information on the Sunny Coast Cash program or information on upcoming events, visit

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