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HERVEY BAY TO MELBOURNE REGULAR AIRFLIGHT

April 30th, 2010

Dear Members and Supporters,


A message from Cr. Anne Nioa

Good Afternoon Friends

– Maybe Melbourne –here we come!

About 18 months ago I ran an email campaign to gauge support for the establishment of an air service from Melbourne to Hervey Bay.  The response to that campaign was fantastic – and today, I ask for your support once again.
We have a terrific opportunity to express community support for a Melbourne route as Tiger is currently running an online survey to determine interest.
Please log onto www.tigerairways.com and on the right hand side there is a panel that encourages you to “VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE DESTINATION DEPARTING FROM AVALON”
Please vote as soon as you can, and please forward this email onto all of your networks – the more votes we get for the Fraser Coast the better.  Your support can only help with our current negotiations…………so please get behind the campaign to put the Fraser Coast on the top of Tigers’ list.

Kind regards

Cr. Anne Nioa

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Marketing, Tourism and Events

Mb: 0418741624

anne.nioa@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 30th April 2010


NOT TO BE MISSED – EDI MARYBOROUGH & BUSINESS NETWORKING

April 29th, 2010

“Business Networking Function”
12 May, 2010

Mr Allen Meiring, Executive Manager Downer EDI Rail Maryborough, together with the Australian Industry Engineering and Manufacturing Network have great pleasure in inviting you to attend the networking function at the Downer EDI Rail workshops and to learn about what they produce and their role in the community.


CLICK HERE to download more information and the registration form.

RSVP is this Friday, 30th April, so don’t delay in registering.

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 29th April 2010


RED SHIELD APPEAL & FREE CHAMBER BREAKFAST 7TH MAY 2010

April 29th, 2010

Dear Members and Supporters,

Official Launch Breakfast


for the


“Red Shield Appeal”


7 May, 2010


RSVP BY 30 APRIL


The Hervey Bay District Red Shield Appeal Chairman, Ted Sorensen MP, invites you to attend the Hervey Bay District Official Launch Breakfast to be held at the Hervey Bay Boat Club on Friday, 7 May.
There is NO CHARGE to attend the breakfast, however a donation to the Red Shield Appeal would be appreciated. It is essential, however, to RSVP.

CLICK HERE to download more information and the registration details.
RSVP is  Friday, 30th April, so don’t delay in registering.

Published by Henry Sapiecha 29thApril 2010


ANZAC DAY CELEBRATION FREE PHOTOS AVAILABLE HERE

April 25th, 2010


AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND ARMY CORP

My very small contribution to those gallant men and women who have served or are serving our country.These photos which I had taken on the morning of the 25th April 2010 @ Howard Queensland Australia are available to download for any persons who wish to avail themselves of memories of this event and what it represents.

Distinguished guests mingled with the community and we were all as one humbled by a common thread to honour the fallen

Regards
Henry Sapiecha

PH-0741290152
M-0411896524

LEST WE FORGET

Director
Wide Bay District Developments Pty Ltd
Mearcon Developments Pty Ltd
QHL Queensland House and Land

View and download the photos here

www.frasercoastcentral.com.au

TOURISM INDUSTRY FORUM HIGH PROFILE SPEAKERS FOR 2010

April 23rd, 2010

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2010 Tourism Industry Forum

Building a Sustainable Future
Join the
Federal Shadow Minister for Tourism, Steve Ciobo and John Anderson, founder of Contiki Tours along with other industry experts and gain specialist knowledge on Maximising Resources, Tourism Tends and Initiatives, Economic Development, Infrastructure and Investment.

Other keynote speakers include:

  • Matt Hingerty (Managing Director – ATEC)
  • Nathalie Hesse (Head of Markets QLD – NAB)
  • Julie Sloan (Director – Workforce Planning Australia)
Date: Tuesday 18th May 2010
Venue: Peppers Pier Resort / Pier Restaurant
Forum: 8.15 am to 2.30 pm
Lunch: 12.30 pm – Pier Restaurant
Tickets: FCSBT Members $55 per person

Non-FCSB Members $155 per person

Price includes Forum and Morning Tea, along with a fantastic Lunch at the Pier Restaurant

Terms & Conditions

  1. Member priced tickets must only be used by members and are non transferable.
  2. Names must be provided for tickets.
  3. 50% refunds will be provided on cancellation prior to 14th May 2010.  On or after 14th May no refund is applicable.

Proudly sponsors by our Industry Partners

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 24th April 2010

IS GARRETTS PLAN FOR FRASER FISHING ANOTHER FIASCO?

April 23rd, 2010

Peter Garret’s plan could end all fishing off Fraser.

THIS MATTER HAS TO BE VERY CAREFULLY THOUGHT OUT


The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts under the guidance
of Peter Garret MP is currently assessing for closure, large areas of the marine
environment on the east coast of Australia. Of particular concern to the Wide Bay
and Cooloola regions is the shaded dark blue area off Fraser Island. This area is in
excess of 13,000 square kilometres and is being assessed for potential closure to all
fishing. Potential large scale closures such as this seems to indicate that current
management practices are failing. There are numerous management tools at the
disposal of authorities. Industry participants are unanimous – “current management
practices are sufficient to protect these waters”; wholesale closure is not justified and
will cost hundred of millions of dollars and many jobs.
The local Wide Bay and Cooloola communities need to think very long and hard
about the potential social and economic impact this closure will have. These closures
could have a catastrophic impact on our economy. The local trawl, spanner crab,
charter and tourism industries rely heavily on this area and should access be restricted
Businesses will fail. Further many recreational fishers from all over Australia and
internationally come to this region and regularly venture into the offshore waters. The
flow on effect to the local economy will see restaurants, cafés, accommodation
providers, chandleries, marine sales, marine services and tackle shops all at risk of
failure. Businesses from the Sunshine Coast in the south through to Gladstone in the
north will suffer. An already difficult employment market will be made almost
impossible. Members of the Cooloola and Wide Bay communities could be forced to
sell up and leave. The local property market will be the next to suffer.
Peter Garret has indicated that he will not be providing the details of actual closures
prior to the next election. He has indicated that it is inevitable access will be
restricted and Green Zones will be forced upon us in the waters off Fraser Island. No
industry can operate with such uncertainty. Businesses will find it difficult to attract
and maintain staff while business investment will stop.
If you are a marine dependant business, Charter Boat Operator or Recreational Fisher
you must act now. If you are in any way linked to the Fraser Tourism Industry or
provide services to these industries you must act now. If you are concerned about the
value of your property you must act now. The Cooloola economy in particular is at
significant risk of large scale failure if Fraser Island is shut down. The government
has indicated that there is little room for business to be compensated and for the
Recreational Fisher history has shown that you will not be compensated at all.
Concerns will not just come from local quarters. The many thousands of visitors
(from many electorates) will also need to act. It is quite possible that people visiting
the region are from as far a field as the Federal Electorate of Kingsford Smith, such is
the appeal of the Fraser coast.
Peter Garret has proven himself to be a less than effective manager of large projects
and has struggled to manage change. It is therefore important that the Prime Minister
is made aware of your concerns.
What should you do? You need to register your concerns by telephoning:


1. The office of the Prime Minister – 02 6277 7700. Ask for your concerns
to be recorded and passed through to the Prime Minister.
2. The office of the Environment Minister – 02 6277 7640. Ask to speak to
Ryan Black Departmental Liaison Officer, ensure your concerns are
recorded and passed through to the minister


3. Send an email to:
http://www.pm.gov.au/PM_Connect/contact_your_pm_form
Chairman
Fight 4 Fraser
fight4fraser@hotmail.com

This email was received and published 24th April 2010

Make your voice heard as to where you stand with the issue raised.


Hervey Bay Qld is basically there because of Fraser Island and Fishing

It is hard to imagine where Hervey Bay would be if recreational fishing was severley restricted.

Is the picture of dad & his son fishing a thing of the past?

Are family fishing outings a thing of the past?

Where is the line to be drawn by Mr Garrett?

As I am not familiar with current commercial restrictions, I am unable to comment on same. I just hope we will still have top quality fish produce available to us and not be just left with products from some overseas countries where polluted & contaminated waters are prevalent in the environment in which some of our table fish imports originate.


Can we be guaranteed that we will still have fresh local fish for our families and restaurants, cafes and the like who are heavily reliant on local produce to supply the many thousands of tourists who flock here and demand local produce instead of some frozen fish products imported from the polluted waters of far away lands

One has  to obtain the facts and the intentions of the government need to be quite clear before making a determination.

On the face of it, if fishing is over regulated – GOODBYE Hervey Bay.

THE GOVERNMENTS INTENTIONS NEED TO BE TRANSPARENT

IF YOU ARE UNHAPPYOR UNSURE, DEMAND THE FACTS NOW, SO YOU CAN VOTE ACCORDINGLY AT THE NEXT ELECTION

NORTHERN ENERGY CEO TO ADDRESS CHAMBER MEETING

April 22nd, 2010

MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NOTICE

The  committee for the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce  has agreed to distribute minutes from our executive meetings. This will occur from our last meeting and will be distributed once they have been tabled at the following monthly meeting. We believe this will provide an update of local business and chamber activities. Paul Smith is also looking at a members function that would allow you to set topics for discussion and action.

Danial Sanderson and David Dwyer are working on two projects regards the Maryborough CBD. We would like to see some outcomes from this yesterday but they are not that easy to complete. If you are interested in being a part of these important initiatives please let me know. While there has been some negative feelings regards our CBD the Chamber has a positive outlook, just ask Paul Pisasale or Campbell Newman how good own town and people are!

It was fantastic to have Campbell Newman and his family in our city and he provided us with some great thoughts which we are incorporating in our activities.

CEDE project has its first formal meeting on April 20. We already have a major Maryborough project that we would like them to focus on now however again we are just in the early stages. You will be kept up to date.

Upcoming at the Brolga  –  Please mark your diaries!

Lunch With Larry – May 28 – 12:30 – Guest Speaker Larry Sengstock

Northern Energy – June 23 – 7:00 am – CEO Mark Turner – Combined breakfast with Hervey Bay

Received and posted by Henry Sapiecha 22nd April 2010

A WINE EVENT WITH ENTERTAINMENT ON MOTHERS DAY

April 22nd, 2010

WINE WOMEN & SONG

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 22nd April 2010

WIDE BAY TAFE RUNS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

April 22nd, 2010

Photography Basics

Bring your 35mm or digital camera to class to gain a better understanding

of how it works and howto perform basic maintenance while improving your

photography skills.

When:                    Wednesday 5 May, Wednesday 12 May

and Wednesday 19 May 2010

Where:                  Maryborough Campus

Time:                      4:45pm arrival for 5:00pm start to 7:00pm each day

Cost:                      GREAT PRICE – $53.00

Call:                        1300 656 188 to enrol direct

Please encourage any person that may be interested in attending this course –

it will be a RIPPER!!

© Wide Bay Institute of TAFE
www.widebay.tafe.qld.gov.au

Daniel Sanderson

Community Education Training Officer

Wide Bay Institute of TAFE

LMB 279

Maryborough  QLD  4650

Ph No: (07) 4120 2568

Fax:    (07) 4120 2466

Email: daniel.sanderson@deta.qld.gov.au

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 23rd April 2010


DAYLIGHT SAVING FOR QUEENSLAND SURVEY

April 12th, 2010

How would Daylight Savings affect your business?

The State Government has committed itself to community consultation on the issue of daylight savings. It is crucially important a business perspective is provided as part of this consultation process and Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland wishes to circulate to all members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly the results of the below snap poll.

Once and for all we wish to understand whether this debate is a lifestyle one or has economic implications as well. We also wish to ascertain how important this issue is for the Queensland business community.

Our snap polls have come tantalisingly close to cracking the 1,000 mark on several occasions and we are anticipating that daylight savings will be the biggest poll yet. Your input is vitally important and it is crucial the voice of business is heard in this debate.

The Daylight Savings Snap Poll will be open until 5.00pm on Friday 23 April.

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Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 20th April 2010