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Mix of new and old faces on board as FCO looks to the future in business opportunities in the Fraser Coast

July 15th, 2015

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THE new board members of the previously embattled tourism entity, Fraser Coast Opportunities have been announced, featuring a mix of new and old faces.

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Fraser Coast USQ executive manager Brett Langabeer, Stockland Hervey Bay centre manager Paul Kelsey and former CEO of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Libby Anstis are the three new members of the FCO board.

Southern Cross Media Fraser Coast and Bundaberg general manager Greig Bolderrow and Fraser Coast man, Dr Paul Cotton successfully re-applied for their positions, with Dr Cotton replacing Mayor Gerard O’Connell as chair.

Cr O’Connell said he was pleased with the mix of new and old faces selected.

“They have varied skills, including running large organisations, and are passionate about the Fraser Coast,” he said

The five members have been appointed for two years.
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Henry Sapiecha

*Comment-So how is the new team going to change anything when previous members are in control of the panel?

We shall wait & see I suppose..Hi Paul. Doug Kelsey’s son.

NATIONAL NEWS PRESENTERS ON THE PROJECT GIVE FRASER COAST MASSIVE EXPOSURE

February 21st, 2013

FRASER COAST GETS NATIONAL NEWS COVERAGE FOR TOURISM

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Channel Ten’s The Project will be featuring stories highlighting the Fraser Coast tourism industry after a reporter meets operators across the region for one-on-one interviews on Thursday and Friday.

Tourism Fraser Coast general manager Pip Close said the publicity the region had secured this week, including Sunrise weatherman Grant Denyer broadcasting from Hervey Bay and Fraser Island from Tuesday to Friday, was hugely significant.

She said it would play a key role in attracting visitors back to the region in both the short and long term.

“Businesses have been doing it tough across the region since the recent flooding – and now that the recovery efforts are well underway it is important to show that we are open for business as a region and the Fraser Coast is a fantastic destination for a holiday,” Ms Close said.

“We have been extremely fortunate to secure this publicity, and to have this level of exposure through both Sunrise and The Project in the space of two weeks is a massive coup for the region.”
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AGL POWERHOUSE IN ENERGY TO HOLD COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN WIDE BAY & FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

April 16th, 2012

Learn how you could reduce your electricity bills at one of these community meetings to be held in Maryborough, Hervey Bay & Bundaberg by AGL.

Come along to this free community meeting to learn four great ways to help reduce your electricity bill.
We will have experts at the meeting who will be on hand to explain:
> How solar power systems work and whether solar power is right for you.
> How to access the federal and state government incentives.
> Ten common mistakes to avoid when going solar.
> How you can go solar without large upfront costs.

5 reasons to come along:
The knowledge you gain from this free community meeting could help you save energy and money

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1. Protect yourself from rising electricity bills.
By generating your own electricity, you could reduce your electricity usage charges and help protect yourself from rising electricity prices.
2. Go solar now and make the most of the government incentive
The federal government’s solar incentive is set to drop by 33% from 1 July and to qualify for the current incentive, solar power systems must be fully installed before then.
But you need to act now, because to ensure installation in time, we need to receive deposits before 12 May 2012.1
3. Learn the advantages of going solar with a trusted company.
AGL has been a trusted energy company for 175 years, so you can be confident that we will support you from inquiry to installation.
4. We make solar affordable.
With our payment plan, you can go solar by paying only $199 upfront for installation of a 1 kW system, then pay your system off from $2.45 a day over 2 years (total minimum cost of $1,990 or from $1,699 without a payment plan).2
5. Maximise the return for any electricity you feed into the grid.
As a retailer, AGL offers an 8 cent premium on top of the amount payable under the Solar Bonus Scheme, giving you a great return on the electricity you feed into the grid.3

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Launch location When Where

Hervey Bay

Sunday, 22 April 2012
2–3pm.
Hervey Bay RSL
11 Torquay Road, Pialba.

Bundaberg

Monday, 23 April 2012
1.30–2.30pm and 6.30–7.30pm.
Bundaberg Civic Centre
Supper Room, 190 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg.

Maryborough

Tuesday, 24 April
1.30–2.30pm and 6.30–7.30pm.
Maryborough RSL, Heritage Function Room,
163–175 Lennox Street, Maryborough.

To register your attendance,


Call Michelle Hislop on 0447 776 379.

PDF doc of this notice available here

FRASER COAST STATE MEMBER ELECTIONS CANDIDATES TO FRONT UP FOR A ‘MEET THE CANDIDATES’ EVENT AT BURRUM

March 14th, 2012

THE FRASER COAST STATE ELECTIONS ARE TO BE HELD SOON, SO COME AND HEAR WHAT THE CANDIDATES HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WHAT THEY OFFER THIS COMMUNITY

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HERVEY BAY RUNNING A 'SHOP HERVEY BAY' CAMPAIGNE

April 23rd, 2011

Dear Members and Supporters,

Become a ‘Shop Hervey Bay’ Ambassador

When residents support a local business, they are not just supporting the business owner, they support their suppliers, staff and help them to spend more money locally. Our family, our friends, our neighbours, every dollar spent helps our local economy. It also helps to create jobs and make Hervey Bay an attractive place to do business, and that helps everyone in our community.

The Hervey Bay Independent, with the support of the Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce, is launching the biggest citywide marketing campaign ever launched to rebuild consumer confidence and our vibrant business community and more importantly to spread a strong positive message.

We invite you to become a part of this great initiative and take the pledge to support local business.

Please download a registration form (click here) and a flyer (click here).

Registrations close on Friday 29 April, 2011.

Regards

Bernard Whebell, Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce

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PRESS RELEASE ON GOV DISCUSSION ON OUTDOOR ADVERTIZING & OBESITY IN CHILDREN

March 22nd, 2011

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House of Representatives

PRESS RELEASE

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Tuesday 22 March 2011

One-day public hearing for outdoor advertising in Sydney Friday, 25 March 2011

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs is heading to Sydney on Friday 25 March 2011 to hold a public hearing for its inquiry into the regulation of billboard and outdoor media. The Committee is investigating ways that the current self-regulatory system could be improved.

Advertising industry stakeholders Outdoor Media Association, the Communications Council, and the Media Federation of Australia, will discuss industry self-regulation and the growth of outdoor advertising as an advertising medium.

“Outdoor media is a very popular form of advertising that is rapidly growing in Australia, and this is reflected in the increasing proportion of complaints about outdoor advertisements compared to TV and print advertisements,” said Committee Chair Mr Graham Perrett MP.

The Committee will also hear from witnesses about the link between food advertising and childhood obesity, the process of making complaints about advertising and appealing decisions, and issues of stereotyping and vilification in advertising images.

“We are interested in hearing from community groups about their perspectives on advertising standards, the adequacy of the various voluntary advertising codes of conduct, and the complaints process upon which the self-regulatory system is based,” said Mr Perrett.

Public Hearing

9.00am – 3.00pm, Friday 25 March 2011

Macquarie Room, Parliament of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney

The program can be accessed at http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/spla/outdoor%20advertising/hearings/program%2025%20March.pdf

A public forum will be held from 2.00pm at which interested members of the public are welcome to make a brief statement regarding the inquiry.

The next public hearing is scheduled for Monday, 4 April 2011, in Melbourne.

Information about the inquiry is available on the Committee website at www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/spla/outdoor%20advertising/index.htm or by contacting the Committee Secretariat on (02) 6277 2358.

For media comment, please contact the Committee Chair, Mr Graham Perrett MP, on (07) 3344 2622 or 0408 883 312.

Issued by:

Andrew Dawson, media manager, International & Community Relations Office,

Parliament of Australia Tel: (02) 6277 2063 wk, 0401 143 724 mob.

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FLY IN, FLY OUT FRASER COAST & NATIONAL MINING JOBS

March 5th, 2011

MONEY TO COME INTO FRASER COAST WITH A FLY IN FLY OUT FORMAT
26 February 2011

Fly In Fly Out-Fill out the survey


Our collegaues at Regional Innovations Australia are conducting an online survey to ascertain the number of people who are interested  in living in the Wide Bay area of Queensland and using the Fraser Coast  airports as a fly in fly out hub to mining destinations.

The establishment of a Fly in Fly Out (FIFO) hub during the curent Australian mining boom could be a major economic boost for lifestyle areas who otherwise will miss out on the  great mining boom.

Achieving a target of even 1000 people living  in a coastal area and working in remote mining locations could generate a minimum $100,000,000 to $150,000,000 in wages to an economy.

The aim is to determine commercial and economic opportunities around the creation of a FIFO hub on Queensland’s Fraser Coast for those within 1 1/2 hours driving distance of Hervey Bay.

The survey can be taken at:

http://svy.mk/flyinflyout

Please pass the link on to your networks and people who may be interested.

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DRIVE TO SURVIVE @ THE FRASER COAST QLD

October 8th, 2010

Dear Chamber Members & Supporters,

This morning sees the launch of the Chronicle’s “Drive to Survive” campaign.

Spanning the age groups, the deaths over the last 4 months have been truly shocking

On behalf of the Chronicle, I would ask for your support as we campaign to get 10,000 people on the Fraser Coast to take our Pledge online. The ‘drive to survive’ pledge is a 10 point commitment to safer driving and we are asking all our members and supporters to sign up on the website www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au

I do hope we can have your support and you will pass this on to your staff and encourage them to sign.

Bernard Whebell
President

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MORE GREAT THINGS FROM OUR FRASER COAST COUNCIL

September 22nd, 2010

Enjoy your region these holidays @ the Fraser Coast Queensland holidays
Do you want eco-experiences to revitalise your soul, adventure activities to get your heart racing, history that amazes or art and culture that inspires?
The good news is that you can have it all here on the Fraser Coast. Check out 20 discovery trails to get you started. Go to www.ourfrasercoast.com.au

Call for Audit Committee members

The Fraser Coast Regional Council is calling for expressions of interest from people who would like to sit on its Audit Committee.
The structure of the existing audit committee had to change with the introduction of the new Local Government Act on July 1. A committee member has also resigned requiring a replacement.
Under the new Act the number of Councillors sitting on the committee has been limited to two, plus two external members. The committee meets four times a year. Expressions of interest close on 30 September 2010 and should be forwarded to the Council’s CEO outlining your relelvant experience and skills. Further information is available from Council’s Internal Auditor Graham Jeffery on 4197 4547.

Get ready for National Youth Week 2011!

The theme for National Youth Week from 1 – 10 April 2011 is “Own It” and the Council wants young people to do just that by helping to plan the Fraser Coast’s celebrations. A meeting will soon be held to discuss ideas. Watch this eNewsletter and the Council’s website www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au to find out how you can get involved. For more information contact the Council’s Youth Development Officer Sue Lawler on 4190 4330 or Youth Services Officer Patrice Bates on 4190 5806.

Young people rejuvenate Rainbow Gully Community Garden


The once languishing Rainbow Gully Community Garden, off Oleander Drive in Hervey Bay, is bursting into orderly growth again. Young participants in the Hervey Bay Community Solutions’ Get Set For Work program, with the help of the Fraser Coast Regional Council, are clearing, replanting, mulching and nurturing the two-hectare garden back to its original glory. Watch that space as it develops into a gem of a park that we can all enjoy.

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GET YOUR ADVERTS IN FOR THE RURAL NEWS RE- THE TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES

August 26th, 2010

SEE YOU AT THE TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES @ QUEENSLAND

HI,

It’s that time again! Thought I should give you as much notice as possible…

Planning for the annual Torbanlea Picnic Races on Saturday October 16 is well underway. This year, like 2009, Wide Bay Rural Weekly is a major media partner, and will feature the event over a 3 week series, maximizing promotion, especially to encourage bus bookings, camp site bookings, and all those people who prepare for Fashion of the Field.

The biggest advantage of featuring the event in Wide Bay Rural Weekly, apart from the hugely discounted rates on offer, is the insertion of Wide Bay Rural Weekly into Bundaberg’s NewsMail, Fraser Coast Chronicle and Gympie Times, which provides virtually triple the coverage.

This year the event is likely to be bigger than ever, bus bookings already, campsites and stalls booked already, folk from as far as New Zealand enquiring, and now even Corporate Marquee bookings available for groups 10, 20, 40 and more.

We invite you to consider participation, promote your message and support Torbanlea’s biggest fundraiser of the year. I look forward to opportunity to discuss this with you, and will follow up with a phone call in the next few days.

Should you have any query please feel free to contact me at your earliest opportunity.

  1. Bus bookings with Wide Bay Transit and G & D Ross Bus Charters
  2. Campsite bookings
  3. Entries for Fashion of the Field
  4. Team entries for the Team Tug of War event
  5. Riders and horses nominating for events
  6. The newest addition…..corporate tables and marquee bookings…groups of 10, 20 , 40, 50 or more can prebook to have a set place ready for their group, in the shade of a marquee, with table and chairs and includes the gate entry….for just $25 per head…and it’s all set up and cleaned up for you….

For event details folk can email torbanleapicnicraces@live.com.au and for participation in the promotion, and program, supporting this major fundraiser email edith.rutherford@apnnewspapers.com.au

We look forward to your bookings and seeing everyone on the day…

Cheers for now,

Edith Rutherford

APN NEWS & MEDIA

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Mobile: 0409 609 971

Email:edith.rutherford@apnnewspapers.com.au

PO Box 100 Childers 4660

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