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No manager for FCO Fraser Coast Opportunities position

May 19th, 2015

FRASER COAST COUNCIL LOGO BAR

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

BUSINESS EXPO TO GO AHEAD AT THE FRASER COAST

January 31st, 2011

Inaugural Fraser Coast Biz Expo to go ahead


The Inaugural Fraser Coast Biz Expo is an initiative of the

Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce, the University of Southern Queensland

FraserCoast Campus, Fraser Coast Regional Council, Wide Bay TAFE, the

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation and

Maryborough Chamber of Commerce. The Fraser Coast Business Expo 2011

will provide business people on the Fraser Coast with a one stop event to

help put the puzzle together.The expo will have 15 sessions running

throughout the a f t e r n o o n  w i t h information covering most

aspects of business as well the future of the Fraser Coast and how to win extra

business.
Starting at 12.30pm and finishing….More here biz expo

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FRASER COAST BUSINESS EXPO IS ON & YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE

January 27th, 2011

Dear Members and Supporters,

REGISTRATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM

16TH FEBRUARY, 2011

VENUE: USQ HERVEY BAY


The inaugural Fraser Coast Biz Expo will be held on the 16th February 2011 at the University of Southern Queensland, Hervey Bay Campus.  This exciting event will provide the business people and the community of the Fraser Coast with the answers to:

  • Where the Fraser Coast is headed
  • Where to get help for your business
  • How to make your business more profitable

This event will provide the business community with valuable tools and advice to take back to their organisation. Anticipated topics include social media, marketing, banking and finance, industrial relations, tendering processes, customer service, employee skilling and retention, advertising, case studies of successful businesses and more.

The event is an initiative of the following:

  • Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Maryborough Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • Wide Bay Institute of TAFE
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council
  • Queensland Government – Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Who should attend?

  • Business people on the Fraser Coast
  • People wanting to start a business
  • Anyone interested in the future of the Fraser Coast
  • Anyone looking for new ideas to improve their future.

CLICK HERE for details on the event and to download the registration form. Forms and payment must be received no later than 11 February, 2011.
It would be appreciated if you could circulate this email/flyer to your networks or anyone else who may be interested.
For more information about this event please contact, Sharon Philp, Secretariat of the Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce on admin@herveybaychamber.asn.au

RESERVE THE 16th February 2011 in YOUR DIARY NOW

*errors and omissions excluded, event specifics are subject to change

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WIDE BAY BURNETT UNEMPLOYMENT AVERAGES 6.8%

December 4th, 2010

Average Unemployment In Wide Bay Burnett 6.8 Per Cent
The Wide Bay Burnett’s unemployment rate for October was 5.9 per cent, demonstrating the volatility of the region’s jobs profile and underlining the importance of government policies promoting consistent economic growth. Member for Hinkler …


CENTRELINK JOB EXPO TO BE HELD IN HERVEY BAY QLD

September 29th, 2010

JOB EXPO FOR AUSTRALIA WIDE EMPLOYERS

I would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation for your company to attend the upcoming  Centrelink Jobs Expo. The event is 100% free and details about the Expo can be found below.

Centrelink is holding a series of Jobs Expos across Australia as part of the Australian Government’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.  The Centrelink Jobs Expos support the ‘Keep Australia Working’ initiative, an Australia wide federal government strategy supporting Australian jobs and industry.

The Centrelink Jobs Expo is intended to provide a vehicle for employers, industry groups, recruitment and training providers, and other key stakeholders, to participate in a local community event that provides people with access to job vacancies, information about options that enhance employability, training opportunities, as well as information about other related local support services.

This will be a great opportunity for employers to promote and effectively fill job vacancies for all job types – a real ‘Jobs Marketplace’.

To date Centrelink has coordinated 30 Jobs Expos around Australia with over 130, 000 Job Seekers and well over 2000 Exhibitors attending.

The Centrelink Jobs Expo schedule is as follows  ;

  • QLD – Hervey Bay – Friday 19 November – Wide Bay Institute of TAFE 45 – 97 Urraween Road, Pialba

The schedule for southern Queensland is:
· Fraser Coast – Friday 19 November – Wide Bay Institute of TAFE 45 – 97 Urraween Road, Pialba
· Gympie – Wednesday 24 November – The Pavilion, Gympie Showgrounds, Gympie
· Caboolture – Friday 10 December – Morayfield Park Leisure Centre, 298 Morayfield Road

As an Exhibitor you’ll be provided with free display space, including table, chairs, signage, and a light lunch.

If you could indicate your interest ASAP via return email on the attached Registration form it would be much appreciated.

You can also find additional information about the Expos at www.centrelink.gov.au

In the interim, if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Ryan Wickson
Exhibitor & Jobs Coordination
Centrelink  Jobs Expo
Education, Employment & Support Programmes
Outposted NSO, Collins Street Melbourne
W: (03) 9963 4404

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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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