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November 22nd, 2010

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WIDE BAY BURNETT REGIONAL PLAN DISCUSSION & H ERVEY BAY FORESHORE CLEANUP TALKS

November 17th, 2010

Dear Members and Guests,


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

NOVEMBER BREAKFAST SPECIAL

2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1

This month the Chamber has the unique opportunity to be able to offer two presentations for the price of one with both presentations focussing on the future development of our great region.

1. UDIA BRIEFING ON THE WIDE BAY BURNETT REGIONAL PLAN

Now is the time for you to have your say.  The State Government has outlined its’ plans for the development of the Fraser Coast over the next 20 years and is calling for submissions on how this plan will impact on you.  We are talking about a plan that will impact on how you live and how you do business for the next 20 years and it is essential that you understand what it means.

To help us understand what it all means the Chamber has asked the local branch of the UDIA to provide us with a comprehensive briefing on how the plan will impact on life in Hervey Bay.

2. PETER CHAPMAN, EDITOR OF THE CHRONICLE ON THE FORESHORE DEBATE

We have all seen the recent media debate about cleaning up the foreshore and have asked Peter Chapman, the editor for the Fraser Coast Chronicle to talk to the Chamber and tell us about the feedback he received as a result of the survey and what he thinks the next step is.
DON’T MISS OUR LAST BREAKFAST FOR THE YEAR


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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 $20 for Chamber members or $25 Non Members you really can’t afford to miss this breakfast.

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 22 November, 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 CHRISTMAS PARTY ON 17 DECEMBER, 2010

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

CENTRELINK EXPO FREE FOR EMPLOYERS AND PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES

November 6th, 2010

A message from Centrelink


I would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation for your company to attend an upcoming Centrelink Jobs and Skills Expo.  The event is 100% free and details about the Expo can be found below.

Centrelink is holding a series of Expos across Australia as part of the Australian Government’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.  The Centrelink Jobs and Skills Expos support the ‘Keep Australia Working’ initiative, an Australia wide federal government strategy supporting Australian jobs and industry.

The Centrelink Jobs and Skills Expo is intended to provide a vehicle for employers, industry groups, recruitment and training providers, and other key stakeholders, to participate in a local community event that provides people with access to job vacancies, information about options that enhance employability, training opportunities, as well as information about other related local support services.

This will be a great opportunity for employers to promote and effectively fill job vacancies for all job types – a real ‘Jobs Marketplace’.

The event will be extensively publicised, and all local job seekers will be issued with a personal invitation to attend. Centrelink is working with the Local News to maximise public awareness of the Keep Australia Working Jobs and Skills Expos.  Sales representatives of local news may contact you to offer advertising space in a special Jobs Expo supplement which Centrelink will be supplying with editorial information about the expo. It is important to note that you are under no obligation to purchase advertising in this supplement.

To date Centrelink has coordinated 30 Expos around Australia with over 130,000 Job Seekers and well over 2000 Exhibitors attending.

The schedule for southern Queensland is:
·         Fraser Coast – Friday 19 November – Wide Bay Institute of TAFE 45 – 97 Urraween Road, Pialba
·         Gympie – Wednesday 24 November – The Pavilion, Gympie Showgrounds, Gympie
·         Caboolture – Friday 10 December – Morayfield Park Leisure Centre, 298 Morayfield Road

As an Exhibitor you’ll be provided with free display space, including table, chairs, signage, and a light lunch.

Please CLICK HERE to download a Registration Form for the Expo to be held on the Fraser Coast on 19 November 2010.  Please complete and return the form as soon as possible.  If you are interested in attending other Expos, please indicate which one/s in your response.

You can also find additional information about the Expos at www.centrelink.gov.au Regards,

Jayne Ross,
Manager,
Hervey Bay
Centrelink
Ph:  4125 9030

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SPEAKERS ON WIDE BAY BURNETT DEVELOPMENTS

November 6th, 2010

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF WIDE BAY FRASER COAST BURNETT REGIONS

This major event will provide an opportunity

to hear from high profile, expert speakers as

well as participate and share your views on

the future of our region.

DATE:Tuesday 30th November 2010 TIME:9.00am – 3.00pm REGISTRATION: 8.30am
VENUE:University of Central Queensland Bundaberg Campus, BUNDABERG

In recent months RDA Wide Bay Burnett has consulted extensively with community leaders and representatives across the Wide Bay Burnett and reviewed over 90 regional plans and strategies. Through these ongoing consultations we have learned much about the pressing needs and opportunities for the region. Our findings have been documented in a draft Regional Roadmap which identifies key priorities for the Wide Bay Burnett:

– Strengthening our Regional Profile
– Driving Economic Prosperity and Job Creation
– Fostering Natural Resource Management and Sustainability
– Advancing Education and Training
– Supporting our Community and Social Wellbeing

The draft Roadmap is a ‘living’ document and will continue to evolve as we introduce our organisation to more members of the community. RDA Wide Bay Burnett partners directly with all three levels of government (Commonwealth, State and Local) and brings them together on local challenges and priorities. We aim to enhance partnerships between governments, industry and the community to address the issues and opportunities that matter most when it comes to advancing this region’s development.

We invite you to further strengthen the Roadmap by sharing with us your views on what matters most for the Wide Bay Burnett at the Regional Summit.

Join these and other key note speakers, including representatives from the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments.

Robyn Moore

Rural Communities Proposal

Robyn Moore is regarded as one of Australia’s best and most in-demand speakers. For over 30 years she has been working in Education, Advertising and the Communication/Entertainment Industry. She has unique skills with “the Power of the Word” and her entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking presentations totally captivate her audiences at national and international conferences and community events. Robyn’ s presentations are quite often literally described as “life changing”.

Dr Keith Suter

Understanding and Capitalising on the ever changing political, social and economic environment.

Dr Keith Suter is one of the world’s great thinkers and communicators. A foremost speaker on global issues, as well as a highly regarded economic and social commentator, strategic planner, conference speaker, futurist, author and broadcaster. Keith has an extraordinary mind and extensive knowledge; his expertise covers International Affairs, Law, Society, Leadership, Business, and the Future.

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE NOW – CLICK HERE

Numbers are limited – register by 19th November to secure your booking

Cost: $40 GST Inc.

Payment methods:  Visa / Mastercard via online registration
Or cheque made payable to: Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett Inc.
Post cheques to: PO Box 1045, HERVEY BAY QLD 4655

More information/enquiries:

www.rdawidebayburnett.org.au  ‘News and Events’ tab  |  Phone (07) 4125 9272  |

e-mail info@rdawidebayburnett.org.au

WIDE BAY BURNETT REGIONAL PLAN AVAILABLE HERE FOR STUDY

November 4th, 2010

Draft Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan


The draft Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan (PDF icon 5.4 MB) (draft WBB Regional Plan) was launched and formally notified by the Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development and Regional Planning Minister (Wide Bay Burnett), The Honourable Andrew Fraser in Maryborough on 1 October 2010.

Document section

The draft WBB Regional Plan will guide land use and development in the region over the next two decades. It provides a planning framework to help sustain the region’s communities, strengthen its economy, inform the delivery of social services and infrastructure, and protect its environment. The draft WBB Regional Plan outlines eight desired regional outcomes which are supported by a range of policies and programs:

  • Sustainability and climate change
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Rural futures
  • Strong communities
  • Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Settlement pattern
  • Strong economy
  • Infrastructure and servicing.

Land use categories

The draft WBB Regional Plan establishes the use of three land use categories to classify parts of the region – Urban Footprint, a Rural Living Area and a Regional Landscape and Rural Production Area for the region.

The Urban Footprint will be the focus for urban growth in the region to at least 2031. The nature and the extent of the land uses in the Urban Footprint will be determined through local government planning schemes. A broadhectare study was completed in 2009 which established the amount of land available for residential use in the region. This study assisted in determining the amount of additional land that needed to be included in the Urban Footprint.

The Rural Living Area identifies land suitable for future rural residential development. Limiting rural residential development to land within the Rural Living Area will help ensure effective access to services and facilities and protect agricultural lands.

Land included in the Regional Landscape and Rural Production Area will be protected from inappropriate development, particularly urban and rural residential development. However, some diversification may be supported, for example appropriate small-scale tourist, recreation, business or industrial development.

A series of fact sheets have been developed to provide an overview of how the draft WBB Regional Plan specifically effects each of the regional councils in the Wide Bay Burentt. You can also download the Regulatory Maps that show the boundaries of the Urban Footprint, Rural Living Area and the Regional Landscape and Rural Production Area for the region.

Have your say

You can have your say on the draft WBB Regional Plan and the draft WBB State Planning Regulatory Provisions 2010 which are open for public comment until 5pm, Friday 24 December 2010. A series of public information sessions on the draft plan and regulatory provisions are also being held across the region.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 October 2010 )

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BUSINESS STALWARTS OF MARYBOROUGH MAKE SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE CITY CENTRE

November 4th, 2010

Maryborough CBD Renewal Update


Following our General Business Community CBD Renewal Meeting held 13 August 2010, and workshop previously held which was conducted by newly elected Marketing Committee members, this workshop has developed a ‘working document’ that has formed the basis of our Marketing Plan.  Serving also as a reference guide, this document should be ‘dynamic’ in nature in order to capture ongoing inputs from future forums and discussions.

I would like to acknowledge:

– Vince Rovere (Operational Manager, TOAST Espresso Bar),

– Andrew Brien (Chief Executive Officer, Fraser Coast Council)

– Lisa Desmond (Director, Organisational Services, Fraser Coast Council)

– Councillor Gerard O’Connell (Fraser Coast Council)

– Bridget Edwards (DEEDI)

– Guy Meredith (Principal Ray White Maryborough) and

– Anne Maddern (Maddern Valuers)

Who were able to complete such a comprehensive marketing plan in a very short timeframe – well done!

I would also like to acknowledge Executive Team that consists of the following people:

–       Councillor Gerard O’Connell (Fraser Coast Council)

–       Andrew Butkis (Principal, Zip Print, Maryborough)

–       Anne Proctor (Anne’s Lingerie, Maryborough)

–       Jason Town (Manager, ANZ Maryborough)

–       Alan Wetton (Principal, LJ Hooker, Maryborough)

–       Vince Rovere (Operational Manager, TOAST Espresso Bar)

–       Guy Meredith (Principal, Ray White, Maryborough)

Who have been vital to the successful progression of the CBD Renewal Plan.

There are 2 parts to the Initial Phase of the ‘CBD Renewal Plan’.

1.Make a Priority List of the actions, strategies that we should attend to first in relation to aesthetics, infrastructure, communication, team and pride building, and building positive networks.

We have listed strategies / objectives to be achieved in Priority Order from 1 to 9 at our recent CBD Executive Meeting held Friday 27 August, 2010.  An overall timeframe and responsible authorities will now be attributed to each objective assigned in Priority Order.

2. Develop a simplified research project that can be actioned and deliver a report within a one to two month period.  This will identify all actions and strategies relevant to the CBD of Maryborough’s message communication, branding and positioning and will be addressed within the same timeframe as Phase 1.

By the end of the first timeframe (e.g. 3 to 6 months), we should be in a position to move into the execution phase of the Key Strategies in our plan.  This will require some investment from Fraser Coast Council, local government and private business. However, assuming the successful completion of the first phase of the CBD Renewal Plan, we should have a more positive and willing group of key stakeholders than would currently be the case.

9 Key Strategies have been proposed and elected in Priority Order from 1 to 9.  These key strategies range from ‘incentive programs to identifying key aesthetic issues and developing rectification plans that can be actioned quickly’.  The key strategies outline and incorporate all key tasks previously identified in establishment stages of CBD Renewal Plan.  These strategies are very exciting and vital for the progression of Maryborough’s CBD.

We will now be working closely with Fraser Coast Council, local government, and local business (individual business owners) to facilitate and coordinate relevant objectives to be achieved in a reasonable timeframe.

We are very grateful to have received great support by our Local Council.  At a recent executive meeting held Friday 17 September 2010, it was agreed that Council will provide assistance and are committed to working with the CBD Renewal Group on the 9 Priority Projects.

Council has formed an internal “CBD Taskforce Project Team” consisting of the Executive, Planning, and Engineering and Economic Development staff to undertake the following tasks:

Strategy 1 – Define “CBD” area
The Council Project Team is presently reviewing and confirming the Precincts identified in the Maryborough City Centre Development Strategy commissioned by the Maryborough City Council. This process involves collecting existing business uses and identifying vacant shops within each of the identified Precincts. These identified “Precincts”, will underpin the new planning scheme and assist in development within those precincts.

Following this it is then proposed that a meeting be organised with Council’s marketing team and the CBD Executive to discuss branding and consistent marketing strategies for the CBD and its “Precincts”.

Strategy 2 – Identify key aesthetic issues and develop rectification plan
Council has finalised plans for the replanting of garden beds etc within the CBD including cleaning of footpaths.   This work is scheduled to be undertaken over 3 weekends during October.

This would be a great opportunity to organise a “Spring Clean Maryborough CBD” day with Business Operators, the Council and the community.  Council has offered assistance with the provision of minor equipment (pressure cleaners etc); skip bins etc and depending on the interest from Business Owners the CBD may need to be closed.

A sausage sizzle could be organised for all involved. Any aesthetic issues should be identified prior to this day to ensure that tasks are co-ordinated and completed.

It has been decided a ‘Clean up Maryborough CBD Day’ will be held 14 November 2010 in the Maryborough CBD.  Action steps are:

– Tree Pruning (Kent Street Trees)

– Public Clean up (Gerneying footpaths, gutters, shopfronts)

– Window and Glass Cleaning (All shopfronts)

– General Cleaning

– Small Renovations

All business owners are encouraged to participate in this day. To record your interest and participation, please RSVP to lisa.desmond@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or call (07) 4197 4457 to confirm your attendance.

We NEED YOUR SUPPORT to ensure this great step forward is a large success!

Strategy 5 – Incentive programs
Council will investigate options for incentive programs that will encourage the updating and repair of facades/awnings.  Part of this will include sourcing material prepared by the previous Maryborough City Council regarding style guide and affordable facade refurbishments.  In addition to this investigation will be undertaken on potential Development Concessions for businesses establishing or operating within the “Defined Precinct” areas.

Strategy 6 – CBD Pedestrian Friendly
Council is currently working on a proposal for a pedestrian friendly CBD area within Kent/Bazaar/Adelaide and improved linkages between the “Precincts”.  This will include a review of car parking. The scope of this project will depend on funding availability and further consideration by Council however when the concepts are finalised and approved by Council these will be submitted to the CBD Renewal Group for further input and discussion.

Strategies 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9 will be issued for publication in the very near future.

The Key strategies identified in the CBD Renewal Plan will be approached in Priority Order so we will see successful change step by step, ensuring we create a positive environment for the growth of investment and commerce leading to the revitalisation of the Central Burnett District of Maryborough.

As Ernesto Sirolli once wrote, ‘the message is that person centred, responsive economic development works.  When a community can help motivated people succeed, the motivation spreads’

‘The future of every community lies in capturing the energy, imagination, intelligence and passion of its people’

Progress is and will continue to be made.

Many thanks,

Regards,

Daniel Sanderson

CBD Renewal Chair, Maryborough Chamber of Commerce

© Maryborough Chamber of Commerce
www.maryboroughchamberqld.com.au

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LATEST GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGIES IN ENERGY WASTE AND WATER SUMMIT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

November 4th, 2010

18 November 2010

Industrial Eco-efficiencies

Come to QWESTNet and find out about energy, waste and water savings and other innovative technologies that can reduce your costs, lower your emissions and give your business a competitive edge.

Hear from technology users and local business case studies about their experiences with energy efficiency, waste management and retrofitting. Find out what business assistance schemes are available to your business. Visit the trade display area and find out about today’s most innovative, best practice sustainable technologies and services.

Who should attend?

  • Small to medium sized industrial businesses
  • Manufacturers
  • Consultants
  • Academic and research organisations

Register Now

?WHEN-Thursday 18 November 2010

TIME-9:00am – 1:00pm (registration open from 8:30am)

VENUE-Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club

Cnr Sparkes & Francis Rd, Bray Park
Click here for a map of the venue

COST-$44 (incl. GST)

QWESTNet Agenda

Register Here Before: 2pm, Monday 15 November 2010

CONTACT-qwestnet.info@derm.qld.gov.au
or phone (07) 3330 5433

QWESTNet is an initiative of the Department of Environment and Resource Management to accelerate the use of sustainable water and energy technologies and environmental best practice for business in Queensland.

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BUSINESS BRIEFING BY BRISBANE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

November 4th, 2010

SPECIAL BRIEFING
DATE THURSDAY, 28 OCTOBER
2010
TIME 7:00am for 7:15 start
Breakfast will be served
VENUE Queensland Tennis Centre,
(Pat Rafter Arena)
190 King Arthur Terrace
Tennyson, QLD 4105
SPEAKERS Mike Traynor Partner
RSVP 26/10/2010
COST $35 Members
$40 Non Members

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