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BURRUM CHAMBER of COMMERCE ATTENDED BY COUNCILLORS AND GUEST SPEAKER

March 1st, 2010

GUEST SPEAKER TONY WEAVER POINTED OUT HIGHLIGHTS IN TRAINING IN THE COAL INDUSTRY AND MININGS POSSIBLE EFFECT ON OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY.

This was a great evening with some serious input by the guest speaker and the two councillors.There was a feeling that perhaps it will reach a stage very shortly of being well past a talkfest and be action driven -We hope..!!

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Two councillors Les Muckin & David Dalgleish attended and gave the night a jovial input to what can be serious business of employment and infrastructure for the mining industry as well as the local community and council itself.

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There were many interesting issues discussed and hopefully these discussions will be accurately recorded in the minutes to be published in due course.

One of which was having an environmental friendly solar power generating system installed on all the buildings at the new Fraser Coast Trades & Service Centre feeding power back into the grid from all the buildings. Mines need accommodation. It was put forward by yours truly a project to supply 300 modular homes on the Bruce Highway for their possible use. Furthermore an offer to develop the land adjacent to the Howard Railway station for carparking with other infrastructure at no cost to the council given that we the developers are offered suitable terms to do so.

It seems that council are still negotiating with Queensland Rail on the purchase.

There was talk also of perhaps the mines contributing significantly to paying for sewerage for Howard-

The Centre of the Fraser Coast          www.frasercoastcentral.com.au

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The centre of the Fraser Coast Howard/Torbanlea is well positioned to take advantage of the impending needs of the coal and gas companies  and we had raised the role of perhaps our new Fraser Coast Trade & Services Centre  www.fctsc.com.au playing a significant role in supplying some of the needs of these mining companies when they begin operations.

We are awaiting some input from a ‘Bundaberg ‘group which is to steer the needs of the mining companies and the way in which the communities and them will interact?

A little far from us , so let us see what effect they have on us here steering it from Bundaberg, supposedly with members representing all areas. Still pie in the sky stuff until it happens. We have heard it all before so let us hope this time it is all for real.

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Their needs are many and varied. Mr Weaver had quoted some very impressive numbers for employment in the area if these mining ventures were to go ahead.

He was speaking in the thousands.Time will tell

The locations of the proposed mines are not disclosed and therefore are at this point merely conjecture and wishful thinking to a degree.

An actual commitment to proceed by the  mines themselves would be a distinct advantage in securing the support and involvement of the local community.

Once the mines have made some definitive statements on their levels of committments we will know better where we stand

Again time will tell

I will post the minutes of the meeting on this site when I have them available.

In the meantime I offer Mr Weaver  the Fraser Coast Trades & Services Centre as a central point to the mines to utilize for some of their servicing needs.

We all would love to have them here using this location as a main base.

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL FACILITATORS  >www.aipf.com.au

Community members should judge for themselves the credibility of the speaker and what company he represents by viewing the info in the above link.

The web site speaks of Associates – Members – Fellows,  but no reference to Directors.

It is unclear as to the exact role of the group Tony represents and on who’s behalf he makes representations for the mining companies.

Perhaps Tony ‘Director’can respond to these queries??

We would like to think that what we are being told is to happen will happen.

Again time will tell.

In the meantime the info received at the meeting fron Tony will be well used in promoting this area as a centre of mining activity and the consequential spinoffs for local businesses.

Enjoy your life and prosper here at the centre of the Fraser Coast

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Henry Sapiecha on behalf of the  Fraser Coast Commerce/Industry Community

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