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QUEENSLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY HAS REBRANDED ITSELF & UPDATED ITS WEB PRESENCE

May 25th, 2011

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New Brand and Website

Dear valued members and customers,

Recently, we have launched a new CCIQ brand and website.

In recent months, you have let us know that you – as business owners, entrepreneurs and managers – are time poor and need accurate and easy to understand information at your fingertips. Our new website is evidence that we are listening and responding.

To meet our sole goal of better serving Queensland businesses, we took a good, hard look at the way we structure our services and communicate them to you – our members and customers.

Key features of the new CCIQ website include:
  1. A direct link to search for upcoming training courses on our homepage. This is in response to your feedback that training is a highly valued service. Click here.
  2. Comprehensive information on all the services we offer to help your business, found under the services button on the top navigation bar.  These include CCIQ Advocacy, CCIQ Apprenticeships, CCIQ Consulting, CCIQ HR, CCIQ International, CCIQ Law, CCIQ Safety, CCIQ Sustainability and CCIQ Training. Click here.
  3. Map and directions to all CCIQ offices & Local Chamber of Commerce Offices found under the regions button on the top navigation bar. Click here.
  4. Information on our community programs including our School Business Community Partnership Brokers Program, Youth Invest. Click here.
  5. Information on upcoming events and webinars to keep you up-to-date on latest legislation, and to connect you with state and national leaders and decision makers. Click here.
Information you value

To make sure that we provide you with the most relevant information, we have also developed a CCIQ customer portal.

First and foremost, this will allow you to choose your areas of interests and subscriptions. You will also be able to view and update your contact details and to track online enquiries with the ‘member-only’ employer assistance line (EAL) team. More features will be added over time for your benefit. Click here to register for our portal.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us on             1300 731 988      . We value your opinion, so please also take this opportunity to let us know what you think of our new website by clicking the feedback button at the bottom of the site.

This is the first of many new initiatives that you will see rolled out over the near future to improve our service and value.

We’re doing everything we can to make your experience with us better.

CCIQ team

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FRASER COAST COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES FUNDING

December 4th, 2010

More Than $2 Million for Fraser Coast Home and Community Care Services
Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Almost $2.4 million has come into Home and Community Care services on the Fraser Coast, including $1.8 million to secure a site for a new respite service to be run by the Kalang Respite Care Centre Aboriginal Corporation.

Local Federal Member Paul Neville said the entire allocation of funding was a much-needed boost for local support agencies, and meant aged and frail people could stay in their own homes longer.

“We know the majority of people prefer to continue living in their own homes, and HACC services can provide people with that option while giving them greater independence.

“This funding will help these organisations provide services which maintain and improve the quality of life for older and disabled Australians.

“Without services such as domestic assistance, centre-based day care, meals, transport and home nursing, many local older residents and people with disabilities would have to move into residential care facilities, rather than stay in their own homes.”

Details of the local grants are:

• Kalang Respite Care Centre – $1.8 million to secure land and construction of a new building to provide centre-based day care and social support services
• Kalang Respite Care Centre – $139,838 for a new bus
• Kalang Respite Care Centre – $195,791for allied health care, centre-based day care, domestic help, meals, transport and social support
• Blue Care Fraser Coast – an extra $176,984 for domestic help, health and personal care and centre-based day care
• The Hervey Bay Day Care and Respite Centre – $8,576 for allied health care and centre-based day care in Hervey Bay
• The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre TransComCare – $5,994 for transport of clients
• Burrum District Respite Association – $5,298 for centre-based day care
• Centacare Fraser Coast – $39,784 for domestic help, social support, personal and respite care
• Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, Multicultural Respite Service – $5,955 for social support, centre-based day car and respite care
• Hervey Bay Home Assist Secure – $7,385 for domestic help and home maintenance services
• Wide Bay Respite Services Association – $4,618 for respite care services
• Hervey Bay Meals on Wheels – $15,510 for a new gas range and planetary mixer to help with meal preparation

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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

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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THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL REPORT ON COMMUNITY SERVICES AND AGED CARE

October 10th, 2010

IF YOU ARE INVOLVED WITH COMMUNITY SERVICES OR AGED CARE

YOU NEED TO ACCESS THE LATEST GOVERNMENT PAPER

Access your copy here now


national report AUST AGED & COMMUNTY SERVICES 2010

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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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COLTON MINE PROJECT HAS LODGED EMP FOR ASSESSMENT OF COAL MINE PROJECT

August 16th, 2010

Mr Henry Sapiecha


Dear Henry,

I am writing to inform you that Northern Energy Corporation Limited (NEC) has lodged the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for its proposed Colton mine project with the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) for their review.

We at NEC have made every effort to ensure that we keep all interested community members informed about the proposed Colton mine project. You are receiving this email because you have indicated to us that you would like to be kept up to date about our progress, and you provided us with your email address. We have written you a letter as well, and this should arrive in the coming days.

Activities we have undertaken to inform people about our project include holding community information sessions in Maryborough, Howard and Aldershot, introduction of various feedback mechanisms including the 1800 information line, updated project information on the company website and efforts to promote awareness of the EMP process and the Plan itself to enable community members and other interested parties to comment and provide feedback on the plan.

The EMP for Colton mine project includes reports with baseline studies on all project related issues and highlights measures proposed by NEC to ensure that the project’s environmental impacts are managed appropriately.

DERM will undertake an initial review of the EMP and will advise statutory requirements for further advertising and public comment in due course.

In the meantime, if you are interested in getting a copy of the EMP for your own review you can visit the project website and download a copy for yourself. You will see that there are quite a few files, and some of them are quite large. We have done our best to break them down into small reports and have provided enough detail in the title block to allow you to make a decision about which parts of the report you wish to download.

The address to access the full EMP, including all of the appendices and supporting reports, is:

http://www.northernenergy.com.au/projects/maryborough/environment-manage.html

Queries or comments may be directed to the project

toll free number on 1800 266 296

or email at coltonmineinfo@northernenergy.com.au.

Yours sincerely

Mark Turner

Chief Operating Officer

Northern Energy Corporation

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FRASER COAST INNOVATIONS IN SUSTAINABILITY – SPEAKER

August 13th, 2010

Invitation

Sustainable Development for the Fraser Coast

Gerard O’Connell, Fraser Coast Regional Council


and Maggie John, Transition Town Hervey Bay

We would like to invite you to an informative presentation on ‘Entering the Green Gold Rush’, unlocking the potential of our region.


The presentation will show some of the possible opportunities for the Fraser Coast and how global trends can be linked to our own ‘Economic Development Strategy’, Tourism Opportunities Plan’ and ‘Energy Descent Action Plan’ to ‘future proof’ tourism and other important industries in the Fraser Coast Region.

When: Monday 23 August 2010.


Time: 10.00am to 12 Noon

Where: The Library Meeting Room. Hervey Bay Library.
Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay


Tea and coffee available.

RSVP : Gerard O’Connell        0438231868

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SEAFOOD FESTIVAL AT THE FRASER COAST QLD

August 9th, 2010

Hervey Bay Seafood Festival

6 days to go!

The Hervey Bay Seafood Festival is on in just under a week.

Sunday the 15th August!

If you need any information about the festival, where, when, how much and more,

visit our website here.

Tastes of the Bay Selling Fast!

This year, we are running “Tastes of the Bay” which is selling fast, and only a limited number of tickets are remaining!

Tastes of the Bay is a sit down, three course lunch, prepared by Celebrity Chef Andrew Mirosch. We have two seatings, one from 11am to 12:30pm, and one from 1pm to 2:30pm.

Enjoy all of the following;

·         Baked Black Sesame crusted Hervey Bay Scallops on the Half Shell, with Moroccan eggplant and mint and Wine match Sirromet sparkling

·         BBQ Extra Large Swains Reef Garlic King Prawns with a sweet Vietnamese sauce, bean shoots and coriander salad, chilli tomato jam and Wine match Sirromet Verdelho

·         Oven Roasted Local Hervey Bay Bug Meat and Fraser Island Spanner Crab cake with Buderim pickled ginger and wasabi mayonnaise

Tickets are only $55 per person, include all meals with wine matches, and includes entry to the festival.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Terms and conditions are available on our website

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ULYSSES GROUP MEMBERS TO CONVERGE ON THE FRASER COAST – WELCOME NOTICE HAS BEEN SENT

May 20th, 2010

NOTICE FOR THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY OF THE FRASER COAST.

This welcome notice below has been sent to every individual chapter of the Ulyssess organization  throughout the nation of Australia.

The handy links displayed below will give the 5,000 odd visitors some insight into what we have to offer them here at the Fraser Coast

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Wide Bay District Developments Pty Ltd


www.frasercoastcentral.com.au www.frasercoasttourism.com

www.frasercoastevents.com.au www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au

www.fcci.com.au fctsc.com.au www.fcez.com.au

www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au

CEO – Henry Sapiecha –

We have some great property investments here for you

www.fctsc.com.au

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