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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

This Chronicle press release was put out just prior to xmas 2012  12th Dec 2012

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.
Lifeandlooks

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.
Your Everest

Sourced from the local Chronicle & published by Henry Sapiecha

BIG MONEY MILLION DOLLAR PRIZES IN THE FRASER COAST FOR FISHING COMPETITION

February 21st, 2013

FRASER COAST TO BE A BIG TIME PRIZE AREA FOR FISHING COMPS

THE Fraser Coast could soon be offering $1 million in prizes to boost recreational fishing.

Marlin fishing in the fraser coast image www.frasercoastcentral.com.au

Tourism Fraser Coast has proposed a three to four-week competition called the Million Dollar Fishing Classic, which could be introduced as early as next year.

Tourism Fraser Coast general manager Pip Close said a $15,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study into the event had been secured.

The proposed event would target different elements of recreational fishing including game, fly, beach, sports and family style fishing events, Ms Close said.

“Our plan is to create the largest annual fishing event in Australia with prizes to the value of $1 million,” Ms Close said.

“An event such as this would provide a major boost to tourism and the associated economy, in what is traditionally a quieter tourism period in November, by attracting large numbers of intrastate, interstate and international tourists.

“The aim of this event would also be to generate significant publicity on a domestic and international level, to further highlight the Fraser Coast as a leading recreational fishing and holiday destination.”

Ms Close said by running the event over three weekends it would provide an extended economic boost during the off-peak season for Fraser Coast’s tourism operators.

The feasibility study is expected to be completed by June.
Fishing Lure Shop

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha [From Local Chronicle]

FRASER COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL OCTOBER 2011 NEWSLETTER

October 19th, 2011

LATEST NEWSLETTER FROM THE FRASER COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL ON WHAT’S HAPPENING @ THE FRASER COAST

The Fraser Coast Opportunities partnership continues to gain momentum as it works towards delivering a network of support for businesses across the region.

Please help us broaden the network of support by forwarding this enewsletter to a business colleague.

Click here for the latest issue to be sent directly to your inbox.

IN THIS ISSUE
» Airport master plan will attract investment
» BOOST your business is here!
» Work for Queensland mining & gas jobs expo
» Fraser Coast major projects
» BUSINESS PROFILE: Whale City Butchery
» Current opportunities to tender

Airport master plan will attract investment

The Fraser Coast has set itself as a major player in the aviation industry with the adoption of the Fraser Coast Airport Master Plan 2011-2031.

The plan will guide the development of the airports for the next 20 years to ensure they are safe, competitive and attract development.

This plan will allow the Fraser Coast to firmly position itself as an aviation industry hub for aircraft maintenance and refurbishment and aggressively pursue new business,” Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger said.

Council estimates that if the airport precinct was developed to its full potential it would generate 1,432 jobs and inject $71 million into the local economy stimulating the construction industry; creating jobs; attracting new, technology based businesses to the region; and positioning the Fraser Coast as a front runner in regional development initiatives.

More information can be found at www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au.

BOOST your business is here!


Don’t miss the launch of BOOST Your Business, the Fraser Coast Opportunities small business package to take place as part of the Business Hervey Bay networking evening to be held on Friday, 21 October from 5.30 to 7.30 pm at the WetSide Cafe and restaurant.

As part of the BOOST Your Business package, Council asked businesses to offer services to new and established small businesses as they set about achieving their goals.  Services available include accounting, legal, advertising, financial and banking, business coaching and mentoring.

The BOOST Your Business package is an ongoing initiative of the Fraser Coast Opportunities partnership and interest can be registered at any time following Friday’s launch by completing the webform located at www.frasercoastopportunities.com.au.

Business Hervey Bay fosters a strong sense of community, while providing a social atmosphere for business people to mix and mingle. It is a free service offered under the Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce. You don’t have to be a chamber member to attend and events are open to business owners, managers and staff.  Entry is by gold coin donation.

More information can be found at www.frasercoastopportunities.com.au or www.businessherveybay.com.au.

Work for Queensland mining & gas jobs expo

The Work for Queensland Mining and Gas Jobs Expo is just days away and will be held at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough on 28 October.

The expo is an opportunity to showcase to mining company executives the region’s capacity to service their industry with employees, goods and services and is being organised by the Queensland Government in partnership with regional councils and major mining and gas industry employers.

Major mining and gas industry employers will be on hand to provide job seekers with information on current job opportunities, the range of jobs and careers available in the resources sector; industry pay, conditions and lifestyle and future job opportunities.

Resources sector training providers will provide free training and career information and will outline the training options available to pursue a career in the mining or gas industry.

For more information on the Work for Queensland Mining and Gas Jobs Expo and the Work for Queensland initiative, visit www.skills.qld.gov.au

or call 1800 773 048.

The Fraser Coast is bustling with activity as work on the following projects progresses:


Chinese Garden:

Work has commenced on the construction of a Chinese Garden within the grounds of the Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens. The Chinese garden will be visible and accessible from Elizabeth Street and will be bordered by Dayman Street.  The works are being completed internally by Parks Coordinator Glen Rae and his team.  An order has been sent to China to supply authentic ‘Chinese’ components for the garden.  These authentic pieces will be included within the main entry with dragon and phoenix statues, bluestone flooring and a feature wall.  The contemplation court, fountain and moon gate will also feature the authentic Chinese pieces.

Hervey Bay Animal Refuge:

With the completion of the Maryborough Animal Refuge, plans are now underway to construct a new facility for Hervey Bay.  This facility will be constructed off Cicada Lane and will comprise blocks of kennels similar to Maryborough, as well as a new refuge administration facility.

Hervey Bay Community Centre:

Construction of the new Hervey Bay Community Centre is progressing and it is expected to be completed late November 2011.  The facility will be the home of the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre who will be managing the complex.  More than 20 community groups will also call the centre home.  The centre will give Hervey Bay another venue for functions.  An accredited day care centre will also be housed within the building.  The outdoor area of the facility will include a long timber seat that is being constructed with timbers recycled from the iconic Urangan Pier.

Maryborough Aquatic Centre:

Win Constructions Queensland, a local company, has been awarded the contract for the redevelopment of the Maryborough Aquatic Centre.  A new 50 metre pool, new hydro therapy pool and a new children’s play area will be part of the redevelopment.  Work will be done on the current heated 25 metre pool.  All current dressing sheds and administration centre etc will be demolished and replaced with new modern facilities.  Construction has commenced and it is expected the works will be completed mid 2012.

Tiaro Medical Centre:

Construction of the Tiaro Medical Centre is well underway taking over the site of the old Tiaro Shire Council administration centre.  The centre will house doctors in general practice and will be used by associated medical agencies in consultant capacities.  The centre is scheduled for completion in October.

Hervey Bay Cultural Centre:

The tender for the construction of the Hervey Bay Cultural Centre has closed and the tender assessment process is underway.  At the completion of this process the successful tenderer will be announced and construction of Stage 1 will commence almost immediately.  Stage 1 will include the Regional Art Gallery and Interpretive/Discovery Centre. The facility when completed will sit opposite the new Hervey Bay Community Centre.

Maryborough Special Needs Centre & Toy Library:

Construction has commenced on the redevelopment and extension of the Maryborough Special Needs Centre & Toy Library in Lennox Street Maryborough.  The redevelopment will give much needed extra space for the centre with the construction of a large storage area.  The new area will have complete PWD access.  Local construction company, Metcalfe Constructions, was awarded the contract.

BUSINESS PROFILE: Whale City Butchery

Gary Richards, Hervey Bay Business Awards 2011 Retailer of the Year and sole owner of Whale City Butchery is leading the way in embracing new opportunities for existing business.

Recognising the need to develop your business as the economic climate and ways of doing business change, Gary has recently added an online ordering facility to the factory and 2 shop fronts operating under the Whale City Butchery banner.

This unique facility is supported by free delivery for orders over $50, and includes delivery to homes outside of Hervey Bay once per week.

Despite never having gone online or been one to send emails, Gary works on the basis that, “you’ve got to try anything and everything to try and survive”.

In addition to opening a new avenue for his customers, Gary has spent the past 12 months exploring the opportunities that exist for him as the resource sector booms on the doorstep of the Fraser Coast.

In early September 2011, Gary attended the Surat Basin conference and personally experienced how other industries can leverage and benefit from the boom in the resource sector.

It was eye opening to see for myself how things operate on a mine site and I would encourage other business owners and stakeholders to do the same thing” Gary said.

Gary is continuing to research how his business can become involved in supplying meats to the mines and hopes to soon add them to the list of testimonials he has received as a result of supplying locally to the likes of the Torquay Hotel, Kingfisher Bay Resort and Wide Bay Institute of TAFE.

The recent accreditation of Whale City Butchery as a member of the Industry Capability Network (ICN) is sure to help Gary as he continues to work towards ensuring the continued sustainability of a local business that has been in operation for the past 23 years.

More information:

Contact the Whale City Butchery on 4128 3841 or see their website www.hervebaybutchers.com.au.

Current opportunities to tender

There are currently no opportunities to tender.

More information:

Go to www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au to monitor opportunities that may arise.

Received & published by Henry Sapiecha

FRASER COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATION MODELS TO CHOOSE HOW YOU ARE REPRESENTED HERE…

February 7th, 2011

THE FRASER COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL HAVE ASKED FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AS TO WHAT MODEL SHOULD BE USED FOR THE BEST COUNCILLOR REPRESENTATION OF THE CITIZENS IN THE FRASER COAST COMMUNITY QUEENSLAND

View here for the details  >>> COMMUNITY VOICE_Councillor_Representation_Models

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SPEAKERS ON WIDE BAY BURNETT DEVELOPMENTS

November 6th, 2010

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF WIDE BAY FRASER COAST BURNETT REGIONS

This major event will provide an opportunity

to hear from high profile, expert speakers as

well as participate and share your views on

the future of our region.

DATE:Tuesday 30th November 2010 TIME:9.00am – 3.00pm REGISTRATION: 8.30am
VENUE:University of Central Queensland Bundaberg Campus, BUNDABERG

In recent months RDA Wide Bay Burnett has consulted extensively with community leaders and representatives across the Wide Bay Burnett and reviewed over 90 regional plans and strategies. Through these ongoing consultations we have learned much about the pressing needs and opportunities for the region. Our findings have been documented in a draft Regional Roadmap which identifies key priorities for the Wide Bay Burnett:

– Strengthening our Regional Profile
– Driving Economic Prosperity and Job Creation
– Fostering Natural Resource Management and Sustainability
– Advancing Education and Training
– Supporting our Community and Social Wellbeing

The draft Roadmap is a ‘living’ document and will continue to evolve as we introduce our organisation to more members of the community. RDA Wide Bay Burnett partners directly with all three levels of government (Commonwealth, State and Local) and brings them together on local challenges and priorities. We aim to enhance partnerships between governments, industry and the community to address the issues and opportunities that matter most when it comes to advancing this region’s development.

We invite you to further strengthen the Roadmap by sharing with us your views on what matters most for the Wide Bay Burnett at the Regional Summit.

Join these and other key note speakers, including representatives from the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments.

Robyn Moore

Rural Communities Proposal

Robyn Moore is regarded as one of Australia’s best and most in-demand speakers. For over 30 years she has been working in Education, Advertising and the Communication/Entertainment Industry. She has unique skills with “the Power of the Word” and her entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking presentations totally captivate her audiences at national and international conferences and community events. Robyn’ s presentations are quite often literally described as “life changing”.

Dr Keith Suter

Understanding and Capitalising on the ever changing political, social and economic environment.

Dr Keith Suter is one of the world’s great thinkers and communicators. A foremost speaker on global issues, as well as a highly regarded economic and social commentator, strategic planner, conference speaker, futurist, author and broadcaster. Keith has an extraordinary mind and extensive knowledge; his expertise covers International Affairs, Law, Society, Leadership, Business, and the Future.

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE NOW – CLICK HERE

Numbers are limited – register by 19th November to secure your booking

Cost: $40 GST Inc.

Payment methods:  Visa / Mastercard via online registration
Or cheque made payable to: Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett Inc.
Post cheques to: PO Box 1045, HERVEY BAY QLD 4655

More information/enquiries:

www.rdawidebayburnett.org.au  ‘News and Events’ tab  |  Phone (07) 4125 9272  |

e-mail info@rdawidebayburnett.org.au

FRASER COAST YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EVENT

October 8th, 2010

Next Thursday – October 14
Start your day the FCYP way.

Limits limit reaching our full potential.

Find out how the sausage king, Darren Everard turned a local

butchery into a goldmine.  There are ‘no limits’ to dreaming

big and achieving great things.

Don’t limit yourself in missing this breakfast!

A very big thank you to our sponsor’s Mission Australia for their support!

Please RSVP ASAP for catering purposes.

RSVP HERE

Event Details

When: Next Thursday14 October 2010
Where: Maryborough RSL
Time: 6:30am arrival for 6:45am start to 8:00am
Cost: $15.00 per person (Includes great guest speaker,

full buffet breakfast, hot and
cold beverages and an unforgettable morning)

Mission

A Word From Our Sponsors

At Mission Australia Employment Solutions, we’re all about

great service at no cost.

Whether you’re looking to hire new staff, or if you’re interested

in apprenticeships and traineeships, we can help.

As part of our professional services, we offer employers a whole

recruitment package, all at no cost. We’ll attract and screen

candidates, provide access to interview rooms, and can provide

information on wage subsidies, apprenticeships and traineeships.

We can even show your business how to access over $4000 in

government incentives by taking on an eligible apprentice or trainee.

Contact your local office today on 131124 or drop into

80 Adelaide St Maryborough or 14 Torquay Rd Pialba.


Received & published by Henry Sapiecha

FRASER COAST YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPEAKER EVENT

September 28th, 2010

FCYP are excited to announce David Smith as our guest speaker for the September breakfast.

David is an accomplished business man, he is not only the owner of your local Cartridge World store, but has set up over 70 Cartridge World franchises in Australia and currently has plans to open franchises in India and other areas abroad. David was also the very proud winner of the coveted Business Person of the Year Award at The 2010 Hervey Bay Business Awards held in August.

David is pleased to have the opportunity to share his personal journey to success and best advice to FCYP members on making their own way to the top.

Event Details

Tuesday 28 September 2010
6.30am for 6.45am start
at 2nd Kitchen
$20 per person

RSVP HERE

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FRASER COAST MAYORAL BALL CANCELLED

June 24th, 2010

Dear Members and Supporters,

Cancellation of 2010 Chamber Mayoral Ball

For many years, the annual Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Ball has been the premier event for the local business community. This event has provided sponsors an opportunity to showcase their business as well as valuable networking opportunities to members and guests.

Unfortunately we have not been able to save this year’s ball. In part this is due to the economic downturn in the region which is reflected by an insufficient number of sponsors and not being able to secure a new Platinum Sponsor.

Whilst we have no doubt that this year’s event would have been traditionally sold out, revenue raised from ticket sales does not cover the shortfall of costs for such a prestigious event.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our current sponsors for their ongoing support and our members who continually look forward to our annual Chamber Ball.

We look forward to your support for this event in 2011.

Caroline Vinson

Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Ball Committee

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NET WORKING IN HERVEY BAY QLD EVENT

February 19th, 2010

Dear Members and Supporters,

BUSINESS HERVEY BAY IS ON THIS FRIDAY

How is the new year treating your business? Well come along to the first Business Hervey Bay networking event for 2010 and find out what other business people are thinking.

The first networking session for the year will be held THIS FRIDAY

DATE:    19 February

TIME:      from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

WHERE: At the recently opened 65 Main Street, Pialba.

COST:     Gold Coin Donation

The sponsors are:

Knight Frank
VDM Consulting.

Business Hervey Bay is an informal social networking evening for people in business across Hervey Bay to allow you to take time out from your busy work schedules to socialise and network at the same time. The events are held in a different venue each month sponsored by a variety of Hervey Bay businesses.

For more information on Business Hervey Bay, or to receive regular reminders of where the monthly events will be held, log on to www.businessherveybay.com.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Cheers

Kevin Corcoran

Posted by Henry Sapiecha

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