The stories of two young restaurateurs, their outstanding successes, goals and frank views on what needs to be done on the Gold Coast to enable their expansion, boost their industry and the image of the city as a dining and entertainment destination.
WE live in a city that is overflowing with greatness – it is a place to raise a family and retire, it is a leading tourism destination, it has thriving education and medical hubs and, most notably, it is forging ahead as a powerhouse for business.
Newly appointed Young Professionals Gold Coast co-vice president Flynn McFarlane has been in business since his teens, is a director of a flourishing digital services enterprise and sees enormous future opportunities for his firm and the Gold Coast.
Restricting Uber from operating within the Gold Coast Airport precinct and other major tourist spots is growth prohibitive and counter-productive for a city which is working to boost tourism and diversify its economy. International and domestic tourists have come to expect the choice of using Uber.
Growing congestion on Gold Coast roads should be addressed by multi-modal transport solutions as opposed to a “Band-Aid fix” widening of the M1, according to the city’s leading advocacy group.