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MAXIMUM PARKING SIGNS FOR MARYBOROUGH A GREAT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

July 29th, 2015

COUNCILLOR James Hansen has called on the council to admit their timed parking changes in Maryborough were wrong.

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New four-hour signs were erected earlier this year in the CBD including Kent, Richmond and Wharf Sts, in areas which used to be all-day parking, drawing the ire of some drivers.

Wednesday’s debate between councillors came after rural Cr Hansen called for a review into the parking changes, with a report to be provided on October 21.

“It’s time to admit it was a wrong decision and move on,” he said.

Mayor Gerard O’Connell said the council was always going to do a review.

“It’s not about a right and wrong, it’s about getting an outcome that’s best,” he said.

Cr Hansen’s call for a report was rejected by seven votes to four.

Maryborough councillor Daniel Sanderson followed with a motion of his own, calling for a review to begin in October.

Cr Sanderson’s motion was passed 6-4 and the council will do a review into the Maryborough parking strategy in October.

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BEST THING TO HAVE HAPPENED TO HAVE A MAXIMUM PARKING TIME.
You cannot have people parking in the main city street all day including business owners & workers.

Shoppers go into the city, do their business over an hour or two & leave. Parking must be available to the shoppers not to shop workers in town.

All day parkers can park on the shop property or just outside of the CBD if they want to park all day.

The complainers about max times for central city parking need to get out from under their rocks & realize the new parking initiative will help revitalize the city centre.

A vacant lot in the city where a multi-level carpark can be built by council or a developer for all day parkers, but they pay for it just like in any other city centre…

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Henry Sapiecha

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FRASER COAST & AUSTRALIA SOMETIMES NEED TO LOOK AT OTHER COUNTRIES TO SEE HOW THEY DO THINGS-HOLLAND FOR ONE.

September 29th, 2013

THE NEDERLANDS DOES THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM THE FRASER COAST

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  • School finishes at midday on Wednesdays. This is so parents can spend more time with their kids, and many employers allow parents to go home at midday on Wednesdays.
  • Amsterdam really could not be less about prostitution and marijuana. They are small parts of the city that some tourists (and few locals) enjoy, but there’s so much more to Amsterdam than that!
  • Riding a bike is the primary means of transport for most people in cities, regardless of the “event” – going to a wedding (bride included!), dressed up, dressed down, wearing a suit, going to the beach, taking kids to school, moving house, going to work, shopping, having breakfast, talking on the phone, putting on makeup at the lights. Any time a person in LA might consider using a car, Dutchies will ride a bike. No one wears helmets.
  • On warm summer evenings, many people will eat on the street (or on their front steps), cos most homes do not have air-con, and the streets are generally lovely.
  • Parties often happen on open boats that motor around the canals (as opposed to, at someone’s home). They stop near public toilets every so often (and at bottle-shops, to stock up). I find it very weird seeing parties motor past our house, just like a party in someone’s living room… but on the water.
  • Many people leave their curtains open, so people walking down the street can see right into their home. It’s not uncommon to see people going about their lives, including moments that others might consider private, when looking thru windows. It’s considered impolite to look thru windows at these times, however.

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Henry Sapiecha

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HANGCOCK MINING SAYS FRASER COAST FIFO MINE WORKERS INITIATIVE COULD PAY OFF FOR THE REGION IN JOBS

December 20th, 2012

FIFO MINE WORKERS TO BE BASED AT THE FRASER COAST PERHAPS

MINING giant GVK Hancock will investigate tapping into a fly-in, fly-out labour force from the Wide Bay to use in the construction of two mines.
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Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett, RDA WBB, has signed a five-year agreement with GVK Hancock in a significant boost to the RDA’s stated aim of attracting 3000 resource sector workers to the region within three years.

GVK Hancock is developing two mines in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland – the Alpha Coal Project and the Kevin’s Corner Project, which are supported by rail and port construction.

GVK estimates it will require about 4500 construction workers at peak for the Alpha Coal Project and more than 1800 construction workers for the Kevin’s Corner Project.

Building a network of direct flights from the Wide Bay Burnett to feed both projects during the construction phase is the aim.

“Opportunities in the resource sector are there for the taking but the challenge is to link employers operating in remote areas with suitable workers in high available labour areas such as the Wide Bay Burnett,” RDA WBB executive officer Paul Massingham said.
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“This is a significant step forward in establishing fly-in, fly-out operations in the Wide Bay Burnett.

“To capitalise on this opportunity, I encourage all resource sector workers to register their details at IM4FIFO.com.au.”

Managing director of Hancock Coal Paul Mulder commended RDA WBB for showing leadership and taking the initiative to understand resource sector issues and GVK Hancock’s projects in particular.

“An (agreement) with RDA WBB gives access to a skilled workforce, direct flight infrastructure and training solutions to support construction” Mr Mulder said.
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The FIFO Coordinator project is part of a state and federal government jointly-funded program designed to link job seekers in the Wide Bay Burnett with resource companies

Sourced from the local chronicle paper & published by Henry Sapiecha

MINING WORKERS REGISTER SOUGHT FOR THE FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND

February 13th, 2012

MINERS & THEIR FAMILIES ARE SOUGHT TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AT THE FRASER COAST TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FLIGHTS DIRECT FROM THE MINES

CHARTER airline companies have called for a central register of Fraser Coast mine and resource sector workers to offer them & their families great deals to use the Fraser Coast as a home base.

Seair and Advance Aviation are ready to fly to any mine site in Queensland, but say they are hampered by a lack of direct contacts in Queensland’s rapidly expanding resource sector.

Operators say the register is a necessity if they are to be able to offer cheap airfares to service the mining industry..

The success of a fly-in fly-out model depends on mine workers being able to group together so they can charter a plane economically.

“We have eight-seater planes that we can run to anywhere, but we need to be able to get in contact with the workers so they can organise a charter between themselves,” Advance Aviation boss Alex Mercer said.

“For example, we can take off from Hervey Bay, stop in Maryborough and Bundaberg and then fly on.

“With a full plane you could probably go from the mine in Emerald to your front door in Hervey Bay or Maryborough for about $350 and it would take an hour and a half.

“If you have to hub through Brisbane it will take you the best part of a day.”

He said individual seats could not be sold for charter flights like commercial airlines.

The Queensland Resource Council says there are 845 resource sector workers living on the Fraser Coast but working outside the region.

Lawrence Consulting, in a report for Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett, estimates the total direct stimulus to the region at $38 million.

“We are currently developing a workforce strategy for the region and part of that is identifying workers in the resource sector who travel out of the region,” Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett economic co-ordinator Jared Moriarty said.

“We have to work out what will attract people to register with us so we can capture as many people as possible.”

Sourced from the Chronicle & published by Henry Sapiecha

HERVEY BAY QLD AIRPORT HAS JUMP IN PASSENGER TRAFFIC

August 24th, 2011

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An 8.5% increase in passenger numbers at the Hervey Bay airport in the past 12 months would strengthen Council’s case for increased services to the Fraser Coast.

A total of 169,893 passengers moved through the airport en route to and from Sydney, Brisbane and other destinations.

Fraser Coast residents and tourists continued to take advantage of Virgin Australia’s direct flights from Hervey Bay to Sydney, with an increase of 16,824 passengers in the past year.

Qantaslink flights to Brisbane also increased, up by 3,389 passengers.

“The figures show that air travel is still popular despite the tougher economy,” Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger said. “It also shows that there is room for expansion.

“If the trend continues we will have a good case to pursue more services on existing routes; more routes, especially a northern service linking the Fraser Coast to the Mackay and Townsville regions; or bigger aircraft servicing existing routes.”

Received & published by Henry Sapiecha


MELBOURNE TO FRASER COAST FLIGHT SUPPORT MESSAGE FROM FRASER COAST COUNCILLOR MESSAGE

February 13th, 2011

Melbourne Flights Update
Dear Maybe Melbourne Supporter

Firstly, let me thank you for the incredible support that this campaign has generated. We received over 3600 emails or letters in support of a new air route to be established between Melbourne and Hervey Bay.

At this stage, I do not have anything super positive to report. We have been in constant negotiations with the airlines and they are still very keen to explore the establishment of a new route when the economic climate is more stable. Whilst we missed out on the summer scheduling, we are by no means out of the race.

Please be assured that I will continue to give this project my energy and dedication, and hopefully in the future, we will all be able to fly to Melbourne on a direct flight.

Once again, your support is not only much appreciated, but critical to the cause.

Kind regards

Anne Nioa
Cr Anne Nioa
Fraser Coast Regional Council

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INVITES TO FORUM ON FUTURE TRANSPORT IN QUEENSLAND

August 24th, 2010

Come to QWESTNet and find out what new transport technologies and practices are available now and in the future to save you money, reduce your emissions and
put your business ahead of the game.

Hear about the future of freight and what that means to your business.

Discover what LNG, CNG, and BioFuels could do for your future transport fuel requirements.

Learn from case studies of other business experiences on how to save fuel through driver training and fleet car projects, and the creation of an Electric Vehicle Rental Car Project.

The Keynote speaker is Mark Gjerek, of RARE Consulting, a national consulting firm specialising in practical solutions to today’s contemporary transport and environmental challenges.

Who should attend?


Fleet operators
Logistics companies
Hire & rental companies
Freight and courier companies
Taxi owners/operators
Bus and coach companies,
and general business owners……
any business that uses transport, has commercial vehicles
or has staff that travel to their workplace

Register Now

Wednesday 15 September 2010

9:00am – 1:00pm (registration opens at 8:30am)

Brisbane Technology Park, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane

$44 (incl. GST)

QWESTNet Future Transport Agenda

Register Here
Before: 2pm Friday 10 September 2010

qwestnet.info@derm.qld.gov.au
or phone (07) 3330 5433

Received & published by Henry Sapiecha


PORT OF BUNDABERG HANDBOOK AVAILABLE

July 19th, 2010

Port of Bundaberg


The Port of Bundaberg is proud to release its Port Information Handbook 2010. The handbook provides prospective port users with a wealth of information on the Port’s capacities and capabilities.

The Port of Bundaberg is an important component of the Queensland Government’s port network.

Should you require a copy of the handbook or further information about the Port, please do not hesitate to contact Jason Pascoe, Manager Bundaberg on (07) 4130 2200.

The handbook is also available from the website www.portofbundaberg.com.au

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REGISTER YOUR SUPORT FOR THE MIGHTY TIGER FLIGHTS – HERVEY BAY TO MELBOURNE

May 18th, 2010

Hello Fraser Coast Friends – of the Tiger

Congratulations to each and every one of you for the obvious passion you hold for the establishment of a Melbourne – Hervey Bay Air Service.


We have certainly caught the “Eye of the Tiger” and at our meeting last week with the Managing Director, she was somewhat impressed with the vigour of voting for the Fraser Coast route!

But, there is much more work to do.  We have their attention, and I do believe that we are on a positive path, BUT, Tiger is a low cost airline – which means that all marketing dollars and support come from sources other than their own!  Fraser Coast Regional Council, Tourism Queensland, Fraser Coast South Burnet Tourism Board and Industry partners will all be asked to contribute to a marketing campaign if we are successful, but every resident of this community and every interested party that wants this service can play a part in securing this route by participating in our own low cost campaign.  By building our own data base of people that will use this service, we have a powerful negotiating tool when we go back to Tiger for further discussion. This data base will not be released to the Airline, unless a route is secured.

All you need to do is circulate this email with the fervour of the last, and ask everyone to register on the following link:

http://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/web/guest/melbourne-campaign2

Thanks once again for your terrific support

Kind regards

Cr. Anne Nioa

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Mb: 0418 741 624

anne.nioa@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 18th May 2010

HERVEY BAY TO MELBOURNE REGULAR AIRFLIGHT

April 30th, 2010

Dear Members and Supporters,


A message from Cr. Anne Nioa

Good Afternoon Friends

– Maybe Melbourne –here we come!

About 18 months ago I ran an email campaign to gauge support for the establishment of an air service from Melbourne to Hervey Bay.  The response to that campaign was fantastic – and today, I ask for your support once again.
We have a terrific opportunity to express community support for a Melbourne route as Tiger is currently running an online survey to determine interest.
Please log onto www.tigerairways.com and on the right hand side there is a panel that encourages you to “VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE DESTINATION DEPARTING FROM AVALON”
Please vote as soon as you can, and please forward this email onto all of your networks – the more votes we get for the Fraser Coast the better.  Your support can only help with our current negotiations…………so please get behind the campaign to put the Fraser Coast on the top of Tigers’ list.

Kind regards

Cr. Anne Nioa

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Marketing, Tourism and Events

Mb: 0418741624

anne.nioa@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 30th April 2010