Residents of Surfers Paradise property can help the local economy as well as the environment by purchasing their Christmas gifts locally.
A new campaign encouraging Queenslanders to buy local has been set up by Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey.
"Queensland’s 410,000 small businesses represent 96 per cent of all businesses in the state and employ more than 1 million Queenslanders. They underpin the Queensland economy, spanning every industry sector," she said.
This is a small part residents of real estate in Surfers Paradise can play to foster local business, with each dollar spent returning more into the community though employee wages, rates and the purchase of goods and materials.
It is easy for citizens of Surfers Paradise to purchase goods locally, with many markets available.
Get your Christmas shopping done at the beachfront market on the Foreshore. Open every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night, there are 100 stalls available as well as live music to set the tone.
Choose from a variety of goods including jewellery, art, fashion, photographs, beauty products and homewares.
If you can't find what you're looking for there, try the Sanctuary Cove Mummy Tree Markets, which feature homemade products created by mostly stay at home mums.
The goods found at this market are rare and unique – and made to the highest quality.