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GATAKERS FLOOD APPEAL @ THE FRASER COAST TO BE A GALA AFFAIR ON SATURDAY THE 23RD FEB 2013

February 12th, 2013

THE Gatakers Artspace Courtyard will come alive to the sounds of didgeridoos, saxophones, harps and classical, Spanish and acoustic guitars as some the region’s best performers ply their trade for a good cause on Saturday, February 23.

Musicians from across the Fraser Coast will unite to raise money for flood-affected residents at the next Gatakers by Night on from 5-9pm.

They include:

  • Al Davies (classical/spanish guitar)
  • Crystal Newmann (guitar and vocals)
  • Dan Boulton (acoustic guitar)
  • Lynda and Harry (harp and didgeridoo)
  • Jon Vea Vea (guitar and vocals)
  • Paul Marshall (saxophone)
  • Sam Hutchinson (guitar and vocals)

Councillor for community, cultural and family services George Seymour said all money raised from the gold coin entry will go those affected by the recent wild weather.
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“Some people are doing it tough following the floods and storms and the money raised will go those who need it most,” he said.

“Lillianas on the Bay will also be operating a mobile coffee station and will donate $1 from every cup sold to the flood appeal.

“Hervey Bay calligraphy artist Haiyi Wu will be writing traditional Chinese messages of hope and inspiration for a gold coin donation. All the proceeds will be donated so it’s great to see so many people lending a hand.”

As part of the Haiyi’s calligraphy exhibition on show at Gatakers, Chinese Lion Dancers will also make the trip from Bundaberg to perform as part of ongoing Chinese new year celebrations.

Local poet Shelley Hansen has written a poem, inspired the resilience shown by flood-affected residents of Maryborough and will recite it on the night.

Local Butchulla people will open the event with a traditional dance and welcome to country.
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Cr Seymour urged all residents to show their support.

“Gatakers by Night has become extremely popular and all the traditional favourites will be there including food and wine stalls, live art demonstrations and much more,” he said.

“It’s been a tough time for a lot of people but the support from the Fraser Coast community has been nothing short of overwhelming.

“Every little bit helps and I’m looking forward to seeing a great crowd.”

Fraser Coast Regional Council hosts Gatakers by Night on the last full weekend of every month.

This month the event will cap off Australia Day II celebrations across the Fraser Coast.

“Because some events were washed out as ex-tropical cyclone Oswald drenched the coast, we’re rescheduling Australia Day,” Mayor Gerard O’Connell said.
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“The fun and games will start with a free community breakfast on the Town Hall Green from 7am. It will be followed by the presentation of the inaugural Fraser Coast Australia Day Awards at 9.30am and a Citizenship Ceremony at 11am.

“I hope everyone can come out to celebrate, especially to recognise the achievements of the Australia Day Award recipients”

At the breakfast, the Rotary Club of Maryborough Sunrise will provide 500 free breakfasts as well as a range of games including egg-and-spoon races, sack races, thong throwing and celebrity dummy spit.

Australia Day II events are also being planned by Hervey Bay Meals on Wheels for Scarness Park at Hervey Bay, community celebrations will be staged by the Burrum Heads Progress Association and the Glenwood Progress Association.

A full list of Australia Day II events is available from the Fraser Coast Events website frasercoastevents.com.au.
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Sourced from the local chronicle news & published by Henry Sapiecha

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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MARYBOROUGH & DISTRICT HISTORICAL RECORDS/PHOTOS AVAILABLE IN GRAND OLD BUILDING

December 1st, 2010

MARYBOROUGH HISTORICAL BUILDING HOUSES DATA RECORDS

Perhaps you are after some history in the area to help with some marketing programme for your business.

Perhaps you just want to find something out from the past

Ask the staff at the historical society, they are only too willing to help out.

41216646   or  shirley.h@live.com.au

Opening hours are Wednesdays & Fridays 9am-12 noon

and each Thursday 9am to 12 noon

MARYBOROUGH WIDE BAY & BURNETT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

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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.

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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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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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TORBANLEA MUSEUM HUTS HAVE BEEN RELOCATED TO HOWARD

August 16th, 2010

Combining both Torbanlea & Howard Museum @ the Fraser Coast makes sense but at the loss of several buildings, however…..more

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TAFE MARYBOROUGH QLD HAS OPEN DAY TO SHOW WHAT IS ON OFFER

August 5th, 2010

The Wide Bay Institute of TAFE, Maryborough Campus, is having an Open Day on Thursday 12th August 2010.

The Open Day is an opportunity for industry, potential students, parents and members of the community to come to the Maryborough Campus to experience what TAFE has to offer.  The Open Day will highlight the facilities and programs on offer from the regions largest Training Provider.

If able to attend or may know of anyone that would like to attend this day – we welcome you.
Please CLICK HERE to download flyer.
Please CLICK HERE to download invitation.

Kindest Regards,

Daniel Sanderson

Community Education Training Officer

Wide Bay Institute of TAFE

Phone: (07) 4120 2568

Fax: (07) 4120 2466

Daniel.Sanderson@det.qld.gov.au

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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

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POSITIVE THOUGHTS – CREATES POSITIVE MOVES – RESULTS?

March 10th, 2010

POSITIVE MOVES TO IMPROVING MARYBOROUGH BUSINESS

BLUE TICK ON BOX & WHITE BACK

The Maryborough Chamber of Commerce committee is active and wanting results: To this end, individuals have taken on specific roles ….. please find David Dwyer’s comments  and his report  (available from Maryborough chamber of commerce) with respect to the CBD focus group initiative that he has been involved with.  Others have been involved in other very diverse roles, and we intend to keep you, our members, up to date and involved with what this Committee is doing on your behalf.

In the attached information are points made in our three focus groups. We will now reflect on the issues and develop plans to tackle the ones

we see as most important and where we believe we can achieve some results. Will keep you updated once we know our direction.

Please note:  if you would like to have your say…….and its not been covered in the attached……simply email us and your point will be added to our list for consideration.

Soenaid Mulholland

Secretary

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www.maryboroughchamberqld.com.au

PO Box 282

MARYBOROUGH  QLD  4650

Mobile    0407 872 876

NOTE BY EDITOR

I have read the list of ‘to do’s’ and one would be very impressed by the accurate content and comments therein and once actioned, a very substantial and positive way to get things moving in our wonderful heritage city of Maryborough  in the Fraser Coast.

Congatulations and the best of luck I say.

Published by Henry Sapiecha 11th March 2010

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