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March 13th, 2012

You are invited to the launch of Council’s latest development initiative – Expressway.

Council has established a range of fast track measures which will significantly reduce timeframes for the assessment of applications.

It is estimated approximately 70 percent of all development applications will be processed through one of the Expressway initiatives.

To find out about the key components of Expressway come along to the launch to be held on

Thursday 22 March 2012   

at 3.45pm (for a 4.00pm start)   

in the Executive Suite / Seminar Room at the USQ Campus in Old Maryborough Road, Pialba. 

Light refreshments will be available after the presentation and Council staff will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding Expressway.

Please RSVP to by Friday 16 March, 2012.


Michelle Knapp
Executive Assistant | Community and Development | Fraser Coast Regional Council | Hervey Bay Office
77 Tavistock Street TORQUAY | PO Box 1943 HERVEY BAY  QLD  4655
Telephone:  (07) 4197 4346 | Facsimile:  (07) 4197 4455

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January 20th, 2012


November 7th, 2011

Dear Members & Supporters,

Hervey Bay & Maryborough Joint Chamber Breakfast Invite
10 November, 2011 (Thursday THIS week)
Venue: Hervey Bay RSL

Topic: Economic Update

Speaker: Spiros Papadopoulos, National Australia Bank

Spiros Papadopoulos is the Senior Markets Economist at National Australia Bank, and is based in the NAB’s dealing room in Melbourne. Spiros is involved in the analysis and forecasting of the macroeconomic outlook for the Australian and international economies.

Spiros joined National Australia Bank in 1996. In 2000 he moved to the UK, where he was the Senior Economist in the NAB’s dealing room in London. Spiros returned to Melbourne in 2001 to take up his current role.

Prior to joining National Australia Bank, Spiros worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, in various roles in their Economic Analysis Group.

When:   Thursday, 10 November
Where:  The Hervey Bay RSL, 11-13 Torquay Road, Pialba
Time:     6.45am for a 7.00am start
Cost:     $20 Members
$25 Non Members
RSVP:   8 November, 2011

CLICK HERE to download registration form.

Don’t miss this breakfast – RSVP today!

Business Card Draw sponsored by Mango 4

Speaker Sponsored by the National Australia Bank

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October 19th, 2011

Dear Members & Supporters,

Breakfast Invite – 20 October, 2011

Speaker: Lars Olsen – Forget Me Not Foundation

Come and join in with the Maryborough Young Professionals to hear from an inspirational local, Lars Olsen.

In 2004, Lars Olsen travelled from his home town of Hervey Bay to Nepal to volunteer at a children’s orphanage. During this time, he became deeply disturbed by the systemic problems of malnutrition, abuse and poor levels of care that plagued the orphanage. Upon returning to Australia, Lars devoted himself to improving the lives of Nepalese orphans and worked to establish the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Home in Kathmandu. From the orphanage’s humble beginnings where it housed six orphan girls, Lars has led a tireless fundraising effort that has seen the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Home grow dramatically. Come along to hear his inspirational story.

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2011
Location: Maryborough RSL, Upstairs Function Room
Time: 6:30am for 6:50am Start
Duration: Finish by 8:00am
Price: $15.00

We look forward to seeing you there!

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August 25th, 2011

Dr Ernesto Sirolli will share his highly successful approach to local economic and business development at a one-day seminar in Hervey Bay in September.

The founder of the internationally acclaimed Sirolli Institute will outline how businesses can improve their bottom line results at the USQ Fraser Coast campus in Hervey Bay on Tuesday, 13 September.

The seminar is supported by Council, the Noosa Institute for Socio-Economic Research, the Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation and USQ Fraser Coast.

More Information:
Click here to register or find out more information.

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June 17th, 2011

Hi money makers & motivated people. Don’t miss this event.

This is  HUGE!

These people are coming to Australia
Probably likely to be the BIGGEST success and MONEY event ever in this country.

You can check it out here.

…and it’s not surprising when you hear the lineup.

For the first time ever, Donald Trump is coming to Australia.

Add to that, the global phenomena of Rich Dad Poor Dad fame, Robert Kiyosaki with his wife Kim Kiyosaki.

…and the success icon of our generation, Anthony Robbins.

All on one stage, all LIVE, all here in AUSTRALIA.

Now that lineup alone is enough to get your attention and start making your plans to attend.

So go to this website now to find out more about the event.

But don’t dilly-dally, I just got off the phone with the promoter, Michael Burnett and 5,315 tickets have already been SOLD. (As a seminar producer, I’m drooling with envy).

…add to that 3,000 tickets currently being held by several major corporations and the fact that the venue only holds 10,000, the event is effectively 80% sold out.

That’s why I’m rushing this email to you on a Friday.

Grab your seat today!

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April 23rd, 2011

Hervey Bay & Maryborough

Chamber Breakfast

4 May, 2011

Speaker:   Jeff Seeney, Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for State Development
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure & Planning
Shadow Minister for Reconstruction
CLICK HERE to download biography

Topic:        Small & Medium business in Regional Towns –
What actions and support will be forthcoming
from the LNP to enable them to survive and

The Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them at their first joint breakfast for the 2011 year:

When:   Wednesday, 4 May
Where:  The Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan
Time:     6.45am for a 7.00am start
Cost:     $30 Members
$40 Non Members
RSVP:   3 May (10am)

Seats will be limited, so REGISTER NOW!

Pre registration and payment (by EFT or Credit Card) must be made prior to 10am, 3 May.

CLICK HERE to download registration form. Registration form must be faxed to 1300 886 993 or sent via email to

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat

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March 6th, 2011

Dear  Henry Sapiecha,

Just a reminder.  There are only a few days left to join us for this
practical,60-minute webinar.  

"Proven Employee Recognition Strategies that Boost Morale & Reduce
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET


How to Keep Your Best Employees from Leaving: Rewards & Recognition
**   Creative ways to reward without money - what's working in 2011
**   Don't underestimate the power of praise- how to use it effectively
**   What your best employees want from you & how to deliver consistently

What Supervisors Can Do Today to Inspire & Motivate Your Superstars
**   Simple ways to integrate employee recognition into your daily routine
**   Ways to spark passion in drained high performers & build loyalty
**   How to liven up boring & redundant tasks for discouraged employees

How to Avoid the Top Mistakes that Cost Supervisors their Best Employees
**   Coaching tips to make your best employees feel valued & appreciated
**   Identify & remedy the most common causes of boredom & burnout
**   How to pinpoint the problem BEFORE they get to the exit interview

Live question and answer session - Have your specific questions answered
by our expert speaker:

Expert, Hunter Lott, is an award-winning trainer with the American
Management Association, Vistage and the Society of Human Resource
Management. Highlights of his background include:

**   He serves as HR support for small, growing businesses through his
     membership organization Hunter 24/7. Hunter has reviewed over 1,100
     employee handbooks in the last eight years.
**   His clients include Anheuser-Busch, FedEx Kinko's, Carpet One,
Vistage, The National Institutes of Health and Morton Buildings.
**   He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, graduated from Iowa
State University and currently resides in Rochester, MN.

Earn HRCI Credit:
This program has been approved for 1 re-certification credit hour
toward PHR and SPHR re-certification through the Human Resource
Certification Institute (HRCI).

As a leader in fast-read, actionable advice on workplace issues, the
conference gives you the opportunity to add immediate impact to your
HR efforts in a manner that is:

FAST - No wasted time here. Get right to the heart of the matter in a
1-hour block designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

CONVENIENT - No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office.
Listen from the comfort and convenience of your desk.

EASY - A telephone and computer with access to the Internet is all the
equipment you need. Just dial in, punch-in your access code, then click
the link to access the website and you're in. That's it. Follow along
with the Webinar handouts provided in advance.

ACTIONABLE - Our conferences provide money-saving tactics you can
start using right when you hang up the phone.

IDEAL FOR MULTIPLE LISTENERS - Use a speakerphone and as many people as
you want can listen in - at no extra cost to you. A projector is
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Many professionals use these sessions as a cost-effective,
 time-efficient means of training supervisors, managers, and
staff while reinforcing key issues in a fresh, new manner
that they will remember and act on.

AFFORDABLE - Priced at $199, it is a fraction of the cost of travel and
attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

** "Proven Employee Recognition Strategies that Boost Morale
& Reduce Turnover" **
** Live, 60-Minute Webinar Conference **
** Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET **

Register now for this exciting event by clicking the following link or
calling 1-888-669-6067:

We hope you'll join us.


Executive Education
P.O. Box 31
Devault, PA 19432
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March 3rd, 2011

Real Estate Forum – Breakfast

8th March, 2011

The Brolga Theatre

Real Estate Forum – Next Tuesday March 8th at the Brolga Theatre (6.30am for 7.00am sit down)

Get the latest update from the leading professionals in our region.  Find out what the current trends are, what’s hot property at the moment and what’s not.  What are the experts predicting for 2011 – should we be expecting growth or the opposite?  Find out what the bank preferences are for real estate investment, where they believe the strong growth is going to be and if there are going to be any changes to lending criteria’s.

This is going to be a popular breakfast with a great line up of speakers –

Glen Winney is the Principal of Knight Frank Fraser Coast.  Glen will talk about commercial real estate on a regional perspective encompassing the entire Fraser Coast.  Current projects in motion, potential developments hitting our area and the challenges our region will be facing both in 2011 and 2012.

Bruce Sprake of Sprake Real Estate.  Bruce is one of the most respected agents in Maryborough, with 50 years of local knowledge and experience.  Bruce will provide an informative update on the Maryborough residential market.

Martin Fraser from the Queensland Business Network (formerly Fraser Coast Business Brokers) will talk about the top 4 questions for businesses that are exploring buying or selling options: (1) Post GFC: will my business sell?  (2) Where are the Buyers coming from?  (3) What businesses are in demand, which ones are not?  (4) And how to prepare for a sale?

Marty Constable is a Senior Partner with the National Australia Bank based on the Fraser Coast.  Marty has been involved in Commercial finance for over 15 years and will discuss the lending market in relation to Real Estate investments & developments, and most importantly, how the NAB can work with you.

This is going to be a very informative morning with a great breakfast to get your engines started for the day.  Get your RSVP’s in now!

CLICK HERE to RSVP online.  RSVP’s please by Friday 4th March.

We could possibly assist with transport by organising a bus if demand warrants it.

WIN….A lucky door prize of a $50 gift voucher compliments of the Bayswater Hotel.

Don’t miss your chance to get this information first hand!

Regards, Stace.

Stacey Foster

PO Box 282
Mobile: 0407 589 398

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March 3rd, 2011


UDIA WID Lunch – 8th March, 2011

Help us celebrate 100 years of women’s achievements on International Women’s Day.

Special Guest, Nancy Bates, will be a provocative and entertaining speaker. Questions from the floor will be encouraged.
Guys, you are welcome to this event and we look forward to celebrating this day with all of the business community.
When:            Tuesday, 8th March, 2011
Where:           Hervey Bay House, Hervey Bay RSL, Pialba
Time:              12.15pm for a 12.30pm start
RSVP:            EXTENDED – Friday 4th March, 2011 to
Download fler details HERE >>    Invite WID lunch 8th March 2011

Some notes on Nancy Bates below

Maryborough votes

Broadcast: 25/4/2003


This weekend 26,500 Maryborough voters go to the polls to choose a replacement for retiring Independent and former One Nation MP John Kingston. The by-election result won’t drastically alter Queensland’s political landscape. Labor will retain its huge majority and the new Coalition will continue the struggle to remake its image. But with a State election looming, the tussle between Maryborough’s eight candidates could teach the major parties a lesson.

CHRIS FOLEY, INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE: We’re doing a few gigs around the place and it’s fun, you know I’ve got my wife and my daughter on backing vocals and it’s a real family occasion. We have fun.

KIM LANDERS: Chris Foley has been rehearsing with his band, while preparing for perhaps his most important performance, as a candidate in this weekend’s Maryborough by-election.
The part-time pastor, martial arts teacher and full-time financial planner hopes to hit the right note with voters.

CHRIS FOLEY: I’ve got a successful business I don’t need the money, I don’t need the stress and aggravation in my life. But I feel very passionately about representing this area because I love it.

KIM LANDERS: It’s enthusiasm he’d offered to harness for the National Party, which was desperate to prove new leader Lawrence Springborg could attract popular candidates who’d help revive the Opposition’s electoral fortunes. But local party members snubbed Chris Foley, forcing him to run as an Independent.

CHRIS FOLEY: I’ve had a lot of people locally suggest that they’ve completely shot themselves in the foot and Maryborough is a good example of that. Now I don’t want to sound conceited about that and go I’m the best candidate nah nah nah nuh, you know I mean that’s their choice they exercised their democratic right not to choose me.

KIM LANDERS: The editor of the local newspaper is another who believes the National party got it wrong.

NANCY BATES, EDITOR FRASER COAST CHRONICLE: As long as we don’t have too much about politics on the front page because people just aren’t interested. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an election where people have switched off as much as they have this one. There’s nothing really to capture people’s imaginations.

KIM LANDERS: Nancy Bates is Australia’s longest serving female newspaper editor. She traces her reader’s political apathy back to the emergence of One Nation, when it claimed the seat two State elections ago.

NANCY BATES: People were fairly disillusioned then. Now we’ve got the same thing happening. They’re even more bitter because I think this time people were really ready to go back to a major party, you know, they were talking National, they were talking Labor and they were pretty excited because they thought they had a couple of really good candidates.

KIM LANDERS: Instead she says, the major parties have delivered second rate candidates.

DOUG LOGGIE, LABOR CANDIDATE: Morning Doug. Gidday Dennis, how are you? Just the papers? yes please mate, cheers. Thank you great.

KIM LANDERS: It’s not uncommon for the daily paper to deliver bad news to one-time postal worker Doug Loggie.
He’s often reminded it was a factional deal which narrowly won him Labor party pre-selection over popular Gayndah Mayor Peter Huth.

DOUGH LOGGIE: I take notice of the papers but as I say I’m focusing on what I’ve got to do to ensure that people have a fair say in the Beattie Government.

KIM LANDERS: To do that, he has to convince voters to make Maryborough number 67 in the swag of Parliamentary seats already held by the Beattie Government.

DOUG LOGGIE: Maryborough is a unique seat, there is only one seat of Maryborough, and that’s what’s important to me and that’s what people in Maryborough really want is the fact they want a seat in government.

PROF. JOHN WANNA, GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY: I think it’s important for the party to be able to win those seats back because if they can’t hold Maryborough and they can’t win back Gladstone, then it makes their claim to represent all sort of working class areas of the state quite fragile. Independents are winning Labor territory.

KIM LANDERS: Peter Beattie is prepared for a six to eight percent swing against Labor. But denies he’s trying to drag Doug Loggie over the line by promising to fund things like a bridge upgrade.

PETER BEATTIE, PREMIER: We haven’t really pork barrelled here at all. We’ve announced a number things that would have been normally announced as part of the ongoing government program.

PETER ANDREWS, NATIONAL PARTY CANDIDATE: I’ve been doing the hard yards, walking the electorate and talking to people. Ah I feel that ah people are being responsive to me.

KIM LANDERS: National Party candidate,and railway station master Peter Andrews knows he can’t match the Premier’s pork barrelling and has had trouble shifting his campaign into high gear, having only joined the Nats a week before pre-selection.

PETER ANDREWS: I’m a down to earth person I like the sound of the Harley Davidson, its raw and powerful. It’s not the smoothest bike but it has a lot of character.

KIM LANDERS: Nor has it been the smoothest campaign for Peter Andrews. Like his Labor rival, he’s been branded an unpopular candidate by the local newspaper.

PETER ANDREWS: No, I don’t see that as personally hurtful because ah I want to prove that I am the best candidate and after all their perception and somebody else’s perception can be quite the opposite.

KIM LANDERS: But even those in his own party concede victory for Peter Andrews is impossible. They only hope to salvage a result better than the 14 percent they polled in Maryborough at the last State election.

JOHN WANNA: If Chris Foley, an Independent, a former National wins the seat then it really looks bad for the Nationals that they can’t have a single candidate and can’t hold a decent opposition up against Beattie in a by-election like this.

NANCY BATES: I feel pretty sorry for Lawrence Springborg actually because had they put Chris Foley up I think he would have had quite a triumph in Maryborough and it would have been seen beyond Maryborough as a triumph for Lawrence Springborg.

KIM LANDERS: It will soon be clear whether Labor and the Nationals had enough time to persuade Maryborough’s 26,500 voters not to opt for another Independent. With a State election less than a year away, this by-election could deliver an important wakeup call to the major parties.

NANCY BATES: Streets are going to be pretty empty without all those politicians aren’t they?

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