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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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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

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OUR NEXT FUNCTION WILL BE OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY ON 17 DECEMBER, 2010

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

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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WIDE BAY BURNETT DEVELOPMENT PLAN BY QLD TREASURER

September 28th, 2010

Qld Govt Treasurer, Mr Andrew Fraser


talks on our Regions’ Future



Andrew Fraser was reappointed as Treasurer and given additional responsibilities as Minister for Employment and Economic Development following the re-election of the Bligh Government in March 2009.
Mr Fraser is currently overseeing the preparation of the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Plan, a document that is critical to our region’s future. He will talk about the status of the statutory planning process.
This will be one of the most important presentations for the year; don’t miss your opportunity to hear first hand where the Government envisages our future.
When:            Friday, 1st October
Where:           The Waterfront Restaurant, Urangan
Time:              12.45pm for 1.00pm until 3.00pm
RSVP:            Wedneday, 29th September, 2010 to
lee.nugent@vdmgroup.com.au

CLICK HERE to download flyer.

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TRIATHLON EVENT IN HERVEY BAY @ the FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND

September 24th, 2010

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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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BOOK AHEAD EARLY @ THE BROLGA FOR THE NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

September 22nd, 2010

New Year’s Eve event to remember @ THE FRASER COAST QLD AUSTRALIA

Make this New Year’s Eve your best ever! Gather a group of friends and come to the Masquerade Party at the Brolga Theatre Maryborough. Full entertainment program from 7.30pm to 1am including music by the Shimmer Band and magic by John Sharp. Book on-line at www.brolgatheatre.org, at the Brolga Theatre, Torquay Post Office or Hervey Bay Transit Centre Hervey Bay. Tickets $85. Early bird and group concessions available.

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MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON @ THE BOAT CLUB HERVEY BAY QLD

September 10th, 2010

Dear Members and Guests,

FLEMINGTON IN THE BAY


Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Melbourne Cup Betting Free Bets

Date: Tuesday, 2 November, 2010

Time: 11:45am for noon

Cost: $90 per head for members and $100 non-members OR $800 per table of 10. CLICK HERE to download registration form
ALL tickets booked and paid for prior to 30 September, 2010
will receive a $10 discount per ticket


Venue: Fraser Room – Hervey Bay Boat Club

RSVP:    On or before Friday 29 October 2010
(if not sold out prior)


Member rates apply to members of the Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Burrum

and Tiaro Chambers of Commerce and Fraser Coast Young Professionals

You don’t have to be at famous Flemington to celebrate the historic 150th running of the Melbourne Cup, as the Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce is bringing Flemington to the Bay.

The Boat Club will be transformed into a race day precinct, including a seafood smorgasbord lunch, fashion parades, lucky door prizes, sweepstakes, entertainment and raffles.

CLICK HERE to download the flyer.

This event will definitely be limited, so it is best to book in early.

Please note that payment is required at time of registration.

If you have any queries, please contact Sharon at
admin@herveybaychamber.asn.au

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BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AGM WITH COUNCILLORS & LOCAL MEMBERS ATTENDING

September 6th, 2010

BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HELD ITS’ AGM 6TH SEPT 2010

New elections were held for the executive with some small changes which will be outlined in the minutes when they become available soon. A good crew selected.

Our honoured president Bill Gosewisch retained his presidency to everyones delight with the re-election of our secretary Donna Gibson.

A number of issues were discussed in the presence of our honoured guests.viz…

1..MP Chris Fowley

2…Clr.Debbie Hawes PH-0458100224

3…Clr. Belinda Mc Neven PH-041777206

Fellow chamber members to be outlined in the minutes later.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND YOUR BUSINESS FREE WORKSHOP

August 30th, 2010

Do you make sustainability work for your business?
USQ  Fraser Coast Campus is running a workshop to help you improve your business performance through managing environmental sustainability change.

This workshop is FREE to Chamber of Commerce Members.
When: 23 September, 2010 and
24 September, 2010

Duration: 1 Day
Where: USQ Fraser Coast Campus, Hervey Bay
CLICK HERE to download RSVP details, information on what to expect and details of other dates/venues.

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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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