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REZONING OF LAND PARCELS BY COUNCIL TO FIT IN WITH PROPOSED EVELOPMENTS IN THE FRASER COAST REGION

December 2nd, 2010

Hervey Bay City Planning Scheme Draft Amendments


Council is proposing to amend the Hervey Bay City Planning Scheme in order to provide a sound planning tool to manage development within the former Hervey Bay City local government area until the completion of a consolidated scheme for the Fraser Coast Regional Council area.

You are invited to review the proposed amendments and lodge a submission during the public notification period, which extends from 29 November 2010 to 31 January 2011.

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

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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BUSINESSES ON THE INTERNET @ THE FRASER COAST QLD

October 8th, 2010

Embracing Business Online


The Embracing Business Online Program is an Australian Government initiative funded under the Small Business Online program representing outstanding value.

  • Develop a web strategy to support your business goals
  • Grow your web presence
  • Personal mentoring
  • Online workshops
  • Unfold the power of the internet for your business

Hervey Bay Workshops commence Friday, 12 November.

Cost only $33 – Spaces are limited.
Click Here to download Flyer and registration details.

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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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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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CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKSHOP @ H ERVEY BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST

August 18th, 2010

Dear Members and Guests,


Hervey Bay Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 25 August, 2010
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan


Customer Service Workshop and Breakfast

Workshop will finish by 8.00am

PRESENTER: Pauline Rees

Customer Service tips you can apply as soon as you leave the breakfast, at no expense, with immediate and lasting results to your bottom line.

Rather than an information session, Pauline will host a workshop.

You will still be able to leave for work by 8.00am.

This would be a good chance to bring your management team or invite a client as a guest.

Pauline’s workshops are never dull, are extremely practical and relevant to any size business.

Come prepared to join in and go away with something real for your tool box. You will be pleased you did.


Pauline Rees – Ambassador, Influencer, Change Agent


The face and strategic voice for successful initiatives to create jobs and increase prosperity throughout the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay Regions.

Experienced Industry Consultant
Ensuring an increased market share, better conversion and frequency rates and improved bottom line by developing strategies for increasing turnover and motivating a “can do” productive corporate culture with measurable results.

Community Development
Advising community, school, business and industry groups on employability skills, the power of image, and the effect of a profitable customer focussed corporate culture.

DON’T MISS THIS IMPORTANT BREAKFAST


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PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS ARE 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 speaker.

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 23 August, 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 MONTHLY BREAKFAST ON WEDNESDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER, 2010

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
T: 0428 725 662

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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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EMPLOYERS TO BE MADE AWARE @ BUSINESS BREAKFAST OF HIRING BENEFITS BY SARINA RUSSO

August 5th, 2010

Sarina Russo Job Access Morning Tea


Be inspired and amazed at what is available to you as an
employer on the Fraser Coast

Sarina Russo would like to invite everyone to a Morning Tea that is being held next Tuesday the 10th August from 10am to 11am.

If anything, we wish to enlighten employers on what is available to them by way of incentives in easy to understand terms.  We feel that employers are missing out on this vital information that can support the employment of suitable jobseekers by accessing wage subsidies and other government initiatives.

Please come along and enjoy some food and meet our friendly staff and see how Sarina Russo can help create jobs on the Fraser Coast.

Please CLICK HERE to download flyer.

Nyree Binney

Employment Consultant (Job Unit)

Sarina Russo Centre

Level 1, 15 Torquay Road

PO Box 3275

HERVEY  BAY QLD 4655

PH (07) 4194 4600

FAX (07) 4194 4699

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SHOVEL READY PROJECTS INITIATIVE BY FRASER COUNCIL A WINNER

July 26th, 2010

Developers and consultants who are and have been struggling to make ends meet have been shown some light at the end of the tunnel.

Some of us who have lost our jobs, cancelled projects or been queing in the welfare line can now breath some sigh of relief as this new council initiative takes effect and puts us back in the workforce in a viable way.

It is not perfect but it’s a great start.

CONGRATULATONS TO THE COUNCIL AND COUNCILLORS OF THE FRASER COAST

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