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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.

No manager for FCO Fraser Coast Opportunities position

May 19th, 2015

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EXTERNAL consultants will be employed by Fraser Coast Opportunities on a needs basis to replace the position of a full-time investment attraction manager.

Following a meeting on April 15, the Fraser Coast Regional Council voted to conduct a review into the structure of FCO.

Included in that structure review would be the appointment of an investment attraction manager, currently vacant along with the general manager role.

Despite a recruitment process being finalised and candidates short listed in April, Mayor Gerard O’Connell said the appointment was on hold.

But yesterday he confirmed the position would not be made into a full-time role in “the foreseeable future”.

Cr O’Connell said the benefit of not having an investment attraction manager was the ability to hire specific consultants.

“To be able to get ready-made firepower, if I can call it that,” Cr O’Connell said. “Consultants who have got very focused and expert abilities, we thought that would be a better use in getting the investment attraction.

“For instance if we were going to really ramp up investment attraction in aviation, let’s go and get an aviation expert.”

The investment attraction office has been left vacant since the highly respected Scott Rowe resigned in August 2014.

Cr O’Connell said momentum was building for the restructuring of FCO.

He and the council’s CEO, Lisa Desmond, along with councillors Stuart Taylor, Darren Everard and Chris Loft have removed themselves from the FCO board.

Expressions of interest have gone out for new independent directors

EDITORS NOTE:- Grand idea & workable if done in the right manner.

However it would still require a member of council to decide what area is needed to be promoted for the consultants to work on.

This little black duck [me] was the advisor for investment to the Pine Rivers Council in the shire at Brisbane north side before the amalgamations of the councils there.

I did the deals on a shopping centre at Kallangur & the huge AMCOR paper mill at Brendale by attracting them into the developments & even sold properties to the council & its head solicitor.

The council heads are aware of my & my credentials yet I received no expression of interest forms to fill out. So who did they send the forms to & decide not to appoint anyone anyway.

Does that speak of the quality of the applicants or just a change of direction by council?

What we have had to deal with in this council & previous councils is that none of them have had any real experience in developments & really have limited knowledge of what major investors want. Any investments made in this shire have already been decided by the investors & the council members are just shirt tailing the developments for political mileage.

We have good people on council but there need to be some experienced persons in the system.

Talk fests & committees are great if they are focused on what will attract developers & investors & action it accordingly.

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Henry Sapiecha

UPDATED FRASER COAST COUNCILLORS CONTACT DETAILS SEPT 2013

September 27th, 2013

COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE FRASER COAST COUNCIL

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Mayor
Cr Gerard O’Connell
Economic Development
Ph: 0438 231 868
gerard.oconnell@frasercoast.qld.gov.auDivision 1
Cr James Hansen
Primary Production & Rural Infrastructure
Ph: 0448 074 310
James.hansen@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Division 2
Cr Phil Truscott
Cultural & Performing Arts
Ph: 0448 051 462
Phil.truscott@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Division 3
Cr Christ Loft
Small Business, Manufacturing & Service Industry
Ph: 0418 227 142
Chris.loft@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Division 4
Cr Daniel Sanderson
City & Town Centre Development
Ph: 0448 073 355
Daniel.sanderson@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Division 5
Cr Rolf Light
Water and Wastewater
Ph: 0448 038 891
Rolf.light@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Division 6
Cr Trevor McDonald
Infrastructure Planning
Ph: 0448 075 332
Trevor.mcdonald@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Division 7
Cr Darren Everard
Events, Sport & Recreation Open Space
Ph: 0448 045 041
Darren.everard@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Division 8
Cr Robert Garland
Community Health, Education & Training
Ph: 0448 038 831
Robert.garland@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Division 9
Cr Stuart Taylor
Tourism and Regional Marketing
Ph: 0421 602 480
Stuart.taylor@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Division 10
Cr George Seymour (Deputy Mayor)
Community, Heritage & Family Services
Ph: 0448 183 372
George.seymour@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Henry Sapiecha

HOW DO THE PROPOSED TOWN PLAN ZONE CHANGES EFFECT YOUR BUSINESS

March 15th, 2013

Read these council pdf docs to get a clearer picture.

Part 6 – Zones that may effect what you can & cannot do

Proposed new Fraser Coast town plan

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6.2.03 – High density residential zone code.pdf 20.8k
6.2.04 – Principal centre zone code.pdf 17.5k
6.2.05 – District centre zone code.pdf 20.1k
6.2.06 – Local centre zone code.pdf 17.2k
6.2.07 – Neighbourhood centre zone code.pdf 15.0k
6.2.08 – Low impact industry zone code.pdf 16.6k
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6.2.10 – High impact industry zone code.pdf 15.8k
6.2.11 – Waterfront and marine industry zone code.pdf 16.4k
6.2.12 – Sport and recreation zone code.pdf 15.0k
6.2.13 – Open space zone code.pdf 14.3k
6.2.14 – Environmental management and conservation zone code.pdf 14.1k
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6.2.16 – Emerging community zone code.pdf 19.6k
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TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EARMARKED FOR DEVELOPMENTS IN HERVEY BAY FRASER COAST QLD

February 21st, 2013

TORQUAY & URANGAN DEVLOPMENT PROJECTS FOR HERVEY BAY

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A NEW Torquay shopping centre, a controversial $60 million eco-resort, and a six-storey Esplanade resort in a low-density part of town are expected to gain council approval on Wednesday.

The developments, if granted, would follow an endorsement at last week’s penultimate council meeting for a $25million McDonald’s and IGA supermarket at Urangan.

Earlier this year, the Torquay shopping complex was approved and Wednesday’s decision should see the building design signed off on.

An artist impression, sourced from council’s website, shows a Woolworths supermarket, fast-food and speciality stores.
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Documentation also revealed the complex has permission to trade from 6am -7pm seven days a week, and would provide 302 car parking spaces, including 63 in a basement level.

Controversially for some, the $60 million Rosewood eco-resort at Urangan has been recommended for approval although there still appears to be concerns.

Butchulla elders have made it known the area near the Pulgul St site is of significant importance to them.

FC Division 10 Cr George Seymour admitted he was worried about the development.

“I don’t agree with it, I think it’s still too high-density. It still doesn’t fit with low-density in my view. It’s 22-units-a-hectare, low density is meant to be up to 10, so I think it’s out of character for the area and I can understand residents concerns about it.

Also expected to be given the green light is a six-storey resort that will front Beach Rd and the Esplanade at Pialba.

The 81-unit project features a resort lounge and reception, spa and gym, squash and tennis courts, swimming pools and playground.
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THANK YOU FRASER COUNCILLORS FOR VOTING TO REMOVE THE POISONOUS FLUORIDE FROM OUR WATER

February 21st, 2013

AT LAST REASON PREVAILS BY OUR FRASER COAST COUNCIL.

We must not be forced to drink poisons that have been forced on us by the state.

THE Fraser Coast Regional Council has voted 8-3 to stop adding fluoride to its water supply at its ordinary meeting in Maryborough on Wednesday morning.

Councillor Rolf Light, who supported the removal of fluoridation, took the opportunity to voice his displeasure at the State Government for handing responsibility back to councils, saying he was “absolutely disgusted”.

Cr Trevor McDonald, who refused to support a motion to remove fluoride on the basis it was a State Government responsibility, said he believed the LNP had shown a lack of leadership.

Earlier, protestors gathered outside the Maryborough council chambers to voice their concerns about the controversial additive.

A date for stopping the addition of fluoride to the water supply is yet to be set.
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ESPLANADE HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT TO GET THE GREEN LIGHT BY FC COUNCIL MAYOR

February 18th, 2013

DEVELOPERS TO GET SOME BETTER VALUE WITH HIGHER DENSITY

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell and president of the Fraser Coast branch of the Urban Development Institute Association Ward Veitch look over the draft Fraser Coast Planning Scheme which has been released for comment.

THE new draft planning scheme unveiled on Monday by the council could create “robust discussion,” as it allows higher -density development on the Charlton Esplanade.
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Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell admitted there would be some in the community who would not like the new scheme, but said that was why there was a public consultation on the plan until Friday, April 12.

Under the scheme, land along the Esplanade from Pilot St in Urangan to Beach Rd in Pialba has been included in the high density residential zone.

A height of up to 20m is anticipated, rising to 26m in the high density residential precincts.

Cr O’Connell said it was important to note there were a number of conditions that would have to be met before any such development could occur, so it was not as if developers could just take a block of land on the Esplanade and start working.

The Mayor said he expected there would be “robust discussion” about this point.
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Other key changes include outbuildings on vacant land, subdivisions and overlays which deal with heritage and neighbourhood character, flood hazards, coastal protection, biodiversity, waterways and wetlands.

After the public consultation period, the council will consider all properly made submissions and advise each submitter of its response to the issues that have been raised.

The council then advises the Minister of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning if it intends to proceed with the draft planning scheme and, if so, with any modifications.

If the Minister approves the draft scheme, it is anticipated that the Fraser Coast Planning Scheme and planning scheme policies will be adopted and implemented in mid-2013.
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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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FRASER COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS FOR COUNCILLORS

January 23rd, 2013

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sph0825CURRENT FRASER COAST COUNCILLORS PROFILES

GERARD O’CONNELL [Mayor]

gerard.oconnell@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0438231868                    0741974323

PO Box 1943 Hervey Bay Q4655

CR.JAMES HANSEN-DIV-1

PortfolioPrimary production & rural infrastructure

james.hansen@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448074310

CR.PHIL TRUSCOTT-DIV 2

Portfolio-Waterways & Coastal infrastructure

phil.truscott@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448051462

CR.CHRIS LOFT-DIV 3

Portfolio-Small business,Manufacturing & service industry

chris.loft@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0418227142

CR.DANIEL SANDERSON-DIV 4

Portfolio-City & Town Centre development

daniel.sanderson@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448073355

CR.ROLF LIGHT-DIV 5

Portfolio-Aviation

rolf.light@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448038891

CR.TREVOR McDONALD [Deputy Mayor]-DIV 6

Portfolio-Infrastructure planning & delivery

trevor.mcdonald@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448075332

CR.DARREN EVERARD-DIV 7

Portfolio-Sport, Recreation,Open spaces & events

darren.everard@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448045041

CR.ROBERT GARLAND-DIV 8

Portfolio-Health, Education & training

robert.garland@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448038831

CR.STUART TAYLOR-DIV 9

Portfolio-Tourism & Regional marketing

stuart.taylor@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0421602480

CR.GEORGE SEYMOUR-DIV 10

Portfolio-Community,Cultural & Family services

george.seymour@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448183372

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MEET & GREET THE NEW FRASER COAST COUNCILLORS @ COMBINED CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST MEETING @ THE BROLGA THEATRE

May 30th, 2012

COMBINED FRASER COAST CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE INTRODUCE NEW COUNCIL TEAM ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE @ BROLGA THEATRE BREAKFAST.




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URGENT MESSAGE REGARDING THE COMBINED CHAMBER BREAKFAST 31st May  2012

We have had a fabulous response and great interest across all Chambers in meeting our new Mayor and Councillors.

As there will be 160 people in attendance, the format has had to change.

Registration will commence at 6.15am and a buffet breakfast will now be served from 6.30am. Please arrive early or you will miss out.

For those who have not registered, please do not just turn up as there is no further seating available.

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