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February 26th, 2010

2010 Shakespeare in the Park Festival

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The 2010 Shakespeare in the Park Festival is being held on Seafront Oval Hervey Bay Quensland from 18-20 March.

Please click here to download the information flyer and booking details.

Bookings can be made by calling (07) 4122 6060 or online at www.brolgatheatre.org.

Posted by Henry Sapiecha

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BURRUM CHAMBER of COMMERCE MINUTES FOR FEB 2010

February 22nd, 2010

CHAMBER LOGO

The following is a brief of discussions at the monthly meeting of the Burrum Chamber of Commerce

GENERAL BUSINESS:

Economic Development Advisory Committee, about 15 people on the committee to discuss the development of the area.

A very good initiative, where will it lead?

More directed at the future than the immediate.

Bill attended the Launch Economic Development Strategy meeting. About 50 people attended. A number of people not usually seen, attended the meeting.

Bob Hockey, Mike Berry – very important chap with Maryborough Sugar

Health Focus Committee

Bill is on the Health focus Committee and the Dialysis Group.

Bill attended the Health Focus meeting.

Since making a bit of noise, Chris Foley has activated a separate Health Task Force.. Health matters are a shambles.

Not concerned which political party members get involved as long as things get done!

Council have received a lot of criticism – some justified, some not.

FCCOC – Fraser Coast Chamber of Commerce

Have a meeting on Thursday night at Tiaro for the combined chambers

Bill, Mal, Councils Mayor & manager of  economic development Gerard O’Connell developers having a meeting regarding a proposed development. Developers were going to give up due to council issues. Have convinced them to keep going.  Gerard to check which council members attending.

Keep under the radar at this stage until more action has proceeded

Development of the Howard Trade & Services Centre is under way. So far interest from Wreckers and Tourism.

Mal had meeting re railway land.

Railway land still not dead in the water. Mal contacted Chris Foley, trying to get meeting with Transport dept. to find out why price of land doubled.

Everything still up in the air.

Possible New Library down the track and Day Time Caravan parking- KEEP TRYING

The old Torbanlea Museum site has been proposed  to  be cut into 4 blocks. Some of the old buildings from Torbanlea  to be  relocated to Howard.

Von asked if we can get a grant to buy Land or offer to lease. – Chamber would be liable for insurance etc so better if council owned.

Hoping it still comes through. It will be a big asset to the area and the council.

Bruce suggested write a letter and see if can lease. Linda suggested to find out the lease requirements would be to lease from Government as can be quite a lot of costs involved.

Council more open to discussion.  Since article in paper, Mick Kruger coming for meeting from one phone call instead of 16 and a no show!

Council Media release – re newspaper report of $7 million in debt of infrastructure charges.

Gerard – Not in debt, but short of the money anticipated. Developers have not gone ahead with developments due to infrastructure fees, global crisis, banks

Mal suggested down due to difficulties with getting projects through.

Since amalgamation, Council has spent 2 years settling it down – should see a lot of go ahead the next couple of years.

Still under old Hervey Bay Zone, Same infrastructure fees as Hervey Bay but service level varies.

Fees are kept at the original level for the length of the approval.

Caravan Park found process with the council ok

Advice is to have everything ready and don’t make changes once submitted.

If you make changes, you have to start back at the beginning.

Debbie has found Council very good. Used an architect so everything was done correctly and everything is going well

Linda – Check Council website, Planning shows applications received and approved.

Fire overlay causes delays – this is not set by council

Private planners are there for their own business

It’s not just what happens, but the perception of what happens.

The RV Park in newspaper has already been approved.

Bruce queried shed approvals not issued unless house plans submitted as well.

This has been procedure for quite a while, to stop people building sheds and living in them and never building house.

What happens if build shed then can’t afford to build house? Would council pull down the shed? Not sure.

Mining Lease for Keith Barker – Mining lease has been submitted. Aldershot residents not happy. Thought only 5 million tonnes of coking coal but now think about 57 million tonnes.

Shipping still to be worked out, can’t use the Bundaberg Sugar facilities due to contamination concerns.

Mine supposed to open mid 2011

GERARD

Gerard spoke about the the Farm and Nature Tourism (FANT) Project

Seafood  is one the suggested industries for our area.

He is hoping to have a meeting with the consultant in the next month.

Has had a meeting with State Development, they are interested in Rural area. May survey to see what people in the area want.

Are making progress.

One of the Themes of in the Economic Development Strategy Plan is Rural Development.

Members to contribute ideas.

Von asked if any plans to re open the information centre in Matilda.

No, as they have developed an  information centre at Tiaro and also have Maryborough Town Hall & the Hervey Bay Airport.

Still working on Transport Hub for the area.

High School for area. Government has land on Burrum Heads Road, or maybe make one of the local schools a High School

MEETING CLOSED AT 9PM.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY 1st MARCH  2010

Posted by Henry Sapiecha 22nd Feb 2010

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KEEP AUSTRALIA WORKING WORKSHOPS FREE-DON'T MISS OUT

February 22nd, 2010

Your choice of venues

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The Australian Industry Engineering and Manufacturing Network (AIEMnet)
is proud to bring you the following important seminars in Maryborough
and Bundaberg.
Special Guest Speaker
Mr David Allen Projects Control Manager, SANTOS


Topic: Regional benefits of the GLNG (gas) project.
Come and learn all about this huge gas project that will bring Coal Seam Gas
from the Surat and Bowen Basins to Gladstone and how you may benefit
from the forthcoming work.
Other guest speakers:
Tim McGrath and Soumen Dutta Special project officers, ICN

Topic: Why your business needs to be on the ICN data base and how this
can increase your chances of getting work in the mining and construction
sectors.

Mark Rowland Employment Project Officer, Keep Australian Working
Topic: How the Australian Government can help to create opportunities
and support jobs in our regions.

Deborah Mead Regional Manager, AusIndustry
Topic: How to benefit from the Australian Governments various grant
programs.

Bob Hockey and Michael Whiting
Regional Directors, Dept of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation (DEEDI)
Topic: Jobs assist- business assist program.

LOCATIONS
MARYBOROUGH ? Tuesday 23rd February
3pm start (5.30pm finish)
Wide Bay TAFE (Parrots Restaurant), Nagel Street
BUNDABERG ? Wednesday 24th February
3pm start (5.30pm finish)
DEEDI offices, 205 Bourbong Steet
These exciting seminars are FREE and refreshments will be served,
however BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL as seating is strictly limited so
please book early to avoid disappointment. To book, please
request a registration form  and FAX back to Peter
Gregory at AIEMnet on 4122 4858 or email to peter@aiemnet.com.
Bookings close Friday 19 February.
For further information, please phone Peter on 4121 7856.

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 23rd Feb 2010

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COUNCILLOR O'CONNELL TO SPEAK AT CHAMBER FUNCTION

February 22nd, 2010

Dear Members and Guests,


Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 24 February, 2010
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan\

REMINDER
RSVP CLOSES TODAY AT 5PM

FEBRUARY – HERVEY BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST


Speaker: Councillor Gerard O’Connell

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Everyone in business knows that Hervey Bay’s economy is in desperate need of resuscitation. Councillor Gerard O’Connell has given birth to a new Economic Development Strategy which can revive the city’s failed economy. Be among the first to hear details of the Council’s new approach from Gerard and Andrew Jackson, Council’s business facilitation crusader.

Your chance to hear Gerard in person, offer your support, express your concerns and ask questions. This promises to be a colourful event, one providing essential information for the city’s future.


PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR EFT.
CASH AND CHEQUES STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR


For a low Cost of of $15 for Chamber members or $20 Non Members you really can’t afford to miss this great speaker.

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 22 February, 2010

Click Here to RSVP (if you wish to pay at the door)
Click Here to RSVP (f you wish to pay by EFT or Credit Card)


OUR NEXT FUNCTION WILL BE OUR MONTHLY BREAKFAST ON  31 MARCH, 2010

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

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NET WORKING IN HERVEY BAY QLD EVENT

February 19th, 2010

Dear Members and Supporters,

BUSINESS HERVEY BAY IS ON THIS FRIDAY

How is the new year treating your business? Well come along to the first Business Hervey Bay networking event for 2010 and find out what other business people are thinking.

The first networking session for the year will be held THIS FRIDAY

DATE:    19 February

TIME:      from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

WHERE: At the recently opened 65 Main Street, Pialba.

COST:     Gold Coin Donation

The sponsors are:

Knight Frank
VDM Consulting.

Business Hervey Bay is an informal social networking evening for people in business across Hervey Bay to allow you to take time out from your busy work schedules to socialise and network at the same time. The events are held in a different venue each month sponsored by a variety of Hervey Bay businesses.

For more information on Business Hervey Bay, or to receive regular reminders of where the monthly events will be held, log on to www.businessherveybay.com.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Cheers

Kevin Corcoran

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TONY WEAVER – GUEST SPEAKER AT BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1ST MARCH 2010

February 19th, 2010

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GREEN ARROW DOWN WITH PEOPLE PIC

Development  & Training Director Tony Weaver will be guest speaker to discuss the opening of the Local area mines and how Local Business can best prepare to maximise potential opportunites. This is sure to be a very informative meeting, and look forward to full member / visitor attendance
Meeting 1st March 7.30pm
Burrum District Community Centre
(In the Hall)
See you all there
Regards

Donna Gibson
Secretary
Burrum Chamber of Commerce
www.burrumcc.org.au

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AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY-ENGINEERING-MANUFACTURING FREE SEMINARS

February 18th, 2010

Dear Members and Supporters,

FREE Seminars

AIEMnet (Australian Industry Engineering and Manufacturing Network) is proud to offer the following FREE Seminar to be held in Maryborough & Bunderberg on 23 February and 24 February respectively. RSVP by tomorrow, 19 February.
Please CLICK HERE to download flyer and registration form.

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Topics include:

  • Regional benefits of the GLNG (gas) project
  • Why your business needs to be on the ICN data base and how this can increase your chances of getting work in the mining and construction sectors
  • How the Australian Government can help to create opportunities and support jobs in our regions
  • How to benefit from the Australian Governments various grant programs.
  • Jobs assist-business assist program

Please contact Peter Gregory at peter@aiemnet.com for any further information.

Posted by Henry Sapiecha

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CELEBRATE LIFE IN MARYBOROUGH – JAN 2010

February 18th, 2010

MARYBOROUGH CELEBRATIONS

COCKTAILS ON THE BEACH

Please support Maryborough’s Celebrations this weekend

26th Jan 2010 Wharf St Maryborough

and if you are Community minded and have a spare $500,  Cr Barb Hovard would love to talk with you.   You see, the Council is trying to attract sponsors for the Childrens rides so that these can be free to all. I would be only too happy to pass on your details to Barb or contact the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Regards

Shona

Soenaid Mulholland

Secretary

MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER LOGO

www.maryboroughchamberqld.com.au

PO Box 282

MARYBOROUGH  QLD  4650

Mobile    0407 872 876

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MARYBOROUGH GUEST SPEAKER – MAYOR OF IPSWICH

February 18th, 2010

INVITATION BY MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – GUEST SPEAKER

AMEETING
The Maryborough Chamber of Commerce believes that our CBD plays an integral role in the development of the city. Currently we are working with council and businesses to develop initiatives which will help in the development of the CBD. These will be presented at our March breakfast.   Part of our process is to look at other cities who have been successful in revitalising their CBD and Ipswich is a standout.

Ipswich’s Mayor, Paul Pisasale, has been incredibly helpful in supporting us and is speaking at a lunch specifically about revitalising our city. We need all businesses and organisations to attend this lunch and see what is possible with a little energy and vision.   The sceptics will say that this is just another talk fest with no action. Please reserve your judgement for 12 months and come along and make sure you are part of the talking that will drive the action.

LUNCH @ the  BROLGA with Paul Pisasale, Mayor of Ipswich Tues 9th February ……11.30am for 12 noon sit down

CLICK HERE to reserve your lunch!   ——- $50 members  $60 non members RSVP please by noon on FRIDAY 5th February 2010 please pay by bank transfer to NAB bsb 014 655 A/c 3873 20497 – remember to type your name into the info field. OR drop your cheque into the Wesley Offices in upper Kent street (behind Luxtons Pharmacy) OR post to The Secretary, PO Box 282, Maryborough.

Please note:

If you RSVP, a payment MUST BE made! A courtesy cancellation can be effected if I am contacted within 24hrs prior to the Lunch.

Regards

Shona

Soenaid Mulholland

Secretary

MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER LOGO

www.maryboroughchamberqld.com.au

PO Box 282

MARYBOROUGH  QLD  4650

Mobile    0407 872 876

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ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

February 18th, 2010

Dear Members and Supporters,

A message from
Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise

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Please click here to download information from Rotary International regarding the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Program.

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