TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES READY TO GO AS THE BEST EVER YET AGAIN

Torbanlea annual picnic races 2012 Fraser Coast is set to be the biggest ever.

TORBANLEA’S annual picnic races are set to become one of the biggest events of their type in Australia.

The organising committee is re-energising the event and will put up one of the country’s richest picnic race prizes.

This year’s meeting on Saturday, October 20, will feature the Torbanlea Gold Rush Cup, offering $15,000 prizemoney.

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An exclusive field of 25 horses will be invited to compete down a straight, 500-metre course.

Torbanlea Picnic Races chairman Mal Chard said the time had come for a more professional approach to what had started out as a small community picnic meeting.

“We were swamped by supporters last year and the event buckled under the pressure; we just couldn’t continue to try and do things the old ways,” Mr Chard said. “In offering big prizemoney, we are hoping we will attract quality horses from through Queensland and Northern NSW to Torbanlea.”
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Calls from owners have been received from as far afield as Mareeba in far north Queensland.

He said the successful corporate tent area has been scaled back to 400 guests with a view to doing things right and giving every guest a great experience.

“Once again, we haven’t advertised the corporate offer but already more than half the 40 available tables have been locked away,” Mr Chard said. “All we need is good weather and this event will again deliver much-needed funds to many Torbanlea and Burrum community groups.”

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Those wishing to enter a horse in the Torbanlea Gold Rush should phone John Charlton on 0428 842 197 or 4129 9004. Nominations are $20 while the final acceptance fee is $180. Torbanlea is 20 minutes from Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

Sourced from the local paper & published by Henry Sapiecha

HORRIFIC CAR TRUCK ACCIDENT JUST NORTH OF HOWARD CLAIMS LIVES OF FIVE PEOPLE IN THE WALKER FAMILY

BRUCE HIGHWAY NORTH OF HOWARD AT THE FRASER COAST QLD CLAIMS 5 LIVES IN HORRIFIC CRASH

WITNESSES watched horrified as a 4WD drifted across the Bruce Highway yesterday, causing one of Queensland’s worst crashes for more than a decade.

Five  people were killed, all in the Toyota Prado that crashed head-on into a  B-double truck 8km north of Howard at Nulla Flat Creek, midway between  Maryborough and Childers.

LISTEN to the Police press conference on the fatal accident

Five members of the Walker  family were killed on their return from a trip away, less than an hour away from their Hervey Bay home when the crash happened at 3.45pm 30th Sunday.2012.

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AGL POWERHOUSE IN ENERGY TO HOLD COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN WIDE BAY & FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

Learn how you could reduce your electricity bills at one of these community meetings to be held in Maryborough, Hervey Bay & Bundaberg by AGL.

Come along to this free community meeting to learn four great ways to help reduce your electricity bill.
We will have experts at the meeting who will be on hand to explain:
> How solar power systems work and whether solar power is right for you.
> How to access the federal and state government incentives.
> Ten common mistakes to avoid when going solar.
> How you can go solar without large upfront costs.

5 reasons to come along:
The knowledge you gain from this free community meeting could help you save energy and money

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1. Protect yourself from rising electricity bills.
By generating your own electricity, you could reduce your electricity usage charges and help protect yourself from rising electricity prices.
2. Go solar now and make the most of the government incentive
The federal government’s solar incentive is set to drop by 33% from 1 July and to qualify for the current incentive, solar power systems must be fully installed before then.
But you need to act now, because to ensure installation in time, we need to receive deposits before 12 May 2012.1
3. Learn the advantages of going solar with a trusted company.
AGL has been a trusted energy company for 175 years, so you can be confident that we will support you from inquiry to installation.
4. We make solar affordable.
With our payment plan, you can go solar by paying only $199 upfront for installation of a 1 kW system, then pay your system off from $2.45 a day over 2 years (total minimum cost of $1,990 or from $1,699 without a payment plan).2
5. Maximise the return for any electricity you feed into the grid.
As a retailer, AGL offers an 8 cent premium on top of the amount payable under the Solar Bonus Scheme, giving you a great return on the electricity you feed into the grid.3

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Launch location When Where

Hervey Bay

Sunday, 22 April 2012
2–3pm.
Hervey Bay RSL
11 Torquay Road, Pialba.

Bundaberg

Monday, 23 April 2012
1.30–2.30pm and 6.30–7.30pm.
Bundaberg Civic Centre
Supper Room, 190 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg.

Maryborough

Tuesday, 24 April
1.30–2.30pm and 6.30–7.30pm.
Maryborough RSL, Heritage Function Room,
163–175 Lennox Street, Maryborough.

To register your attendance,


Call Michelle Hislop on 0447 776 379.

PDF doc of this notice available here

FRASER COAST COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE ON AREA TO BE A SERVICE CORRIDOR FOR QUEENSLAND

TORBANLEA  & HOWARD AREA HAS ALL THE REQUIREMENTS TO FIT IN WITH THE PROPOSED SERVICE CORRIDOR IN QUEENSLAND AS OUTLINED BY OUR LOCAL FRASER COAST COUNCIL.

We have plenty of  land here for a major airport, industrial estates, transport terminals, electric trains & station, highway access, skilled available workforce, water supply, electric power, national broadband connection availability, short distance to beaches and more than adequate community services & facilities

One proposal I have suggested also was to have a huge ‘container terminal’ here to take some of the pressure from the Brisbane wharves. This would be serviced by the existing but upgraded rail & highway network in shifting the containers from the Brisbane wharves as they arrive there to here where they can be stored and dispersed from here to various locations around the state of Queensland.

I have access to corporations that will assist in putting together such a development given that this proposal is now possible. We need however to commission a report investigating the initiative.With the local & state governments co-operating and funding such a report, one can confidently march forward towards a prosperous future for our region

A great start is a local Fraser Coast central trades & services project that requires some support to kick start the proposal. Refer link below.

www.fctsc.com.au

**Refer the Fraser Coast council press release below

Council advocates for a service corridor

16 September 2011

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has called for the State Government to recognise the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay Burnett as a service corridor under plans to promote regional Queensland.

The push was contained in the Council’s response on the draft Queensland Regionalisation Strategy and draft Queensland Infrastructure Plan.

“The Fraser Coast and Wide Bay Burnett should be recognised as a service corridor to the developing gas and mining sectors next door,” Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger said.

The draft plans indicate that services account for at least 20% of the Queensland economy but fail to recognise the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay and Burnett in maps outlining Queensland’s economic zones. (See purple area to be added to map from planning document.)

“The map shows our region as a white void,” Cr Kruger said.

“Our submission on the draft documents includes support from Wide Bay Burnett Mayors, the Regional Development Authority, the Urban Development Institute of Australia – Wide Bay and all chambers of commerce  – for our region to be included as a service corridor to the growing resource sectors to the west and north.

“The Fraser Coast is more than just a tourism destination.  It is ideally positioned at the gateway to the gas and energy sectors so our skilled trades, manufacturing and service industries will have an important role in the development of the resource sector.

“Recognition of the Fraser Coast as a service centre will focus attention on our ability to provide equipment, logistics, fully serviced and affordable industrial land, land for homes as well as workers.

“It will also focus government attention on the need to fund infrastructure here so we are ready to meet the demand for new homes and industries to expand.

“The support of regional stakeholders to this proposal is strong and we urge the State to recognise the economic opportunities for the Wide Bay Burnett in these strategic plans that will guide future infrastructure investment and development of the state.”

The Council submissions on the Queensland Regionalisation Strategy and Queensland Infrastructure Plan have been lodged with the State Government as part of the community consultation process.  Outcomes are expected later this year.

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TORBANLEA ANNUAL SWAP MEET A WINNER

TORBANLEA RACE TRACK BECAME A HIVE OF ACTIVITY FOR SWAP MEET STALL HOLDERS

Last Saturday 17th September 2011 a large turnout of stall holders arrived to take part in the quite new swap meet.

It was very impressive due to the large  numbers of diverse stallholders present.

The organizers did a great job attracting them to the event and I will certainly mark it in my diary to be a ‘must do’ for next year.

If it could be promoted to now attract more people to attend the event, Torbanlea races is on a winner for future events.

Some pictures are below of the Torbanlea races swap meet held last Saturday 17th Sept 2011

JOBS.JOBS & MORE COAL MINE JOBS FOR THE FRASER COAST SAYS THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER

Colton Coal Mining Job applications being accepted for the Fraser Coast says the local Fraser Coast Chronicle Newspaper.Great news for the local economy.

THE financial buy-in earlier this year by mining giant New Hope has set Maryborough's Colton Coal Mine project on track for a start as early as next year.

THE financial buy-in earlier this year by mining giant New Hope has set Maryborough’s Colton Coal Mine project on track for a start as early as next year.

Job applications are now being processed to help fill the 100 positions the mine will create and current mine workers already living on the Fraser Coast are at the head of the queue.

The long-awaited project has taken off since Ipswich-based coal company New Hope bought 59% of shares from Northern Energy Corporation (NEC) with a $238 million cash bid in February this year.

Acting chief executive officer of NEC, Shane Stephan, said the buy-in had provided the extra capital needed to get the project off the ground.

“The major change has been that the project has been reinvigorated now that New Hope has taken over,” Mr Stephan said.

“New Hope is very large and has the resources needed to get it going.”

Once it was up and running, the mine was set to inject about $20 million a year into the Maryborough economy in wages and local services.

“The key message is we are collecting resumes and the preference is for applications from appropriately qualified local people,” Mr Stephan said.

The site at Colton, north of Maryborough, covers just more than 1000 hectares and the company expected to mine about five million tonnes of coking coal in eight to 10 years.

“We are currently undertaking exploration drilling, and a follow-up environmental management plan is being lodged with the Department of Environment and Resource Management,” Mr Stephan said.

Following the plan’s approval, a public notification process would take place and the final paperwork would be completed to grant the mining lease.

“Once the lease is granted, which could be in the last quarter of 2012, we should be looking at starting work,” Mr Stephan said.

The coal would be sent by rail to Gladstone for export, initially through Barney Point and later through the Wiggins Island terminal.

 

COLTON MINE FAST FACTS

  • The project will boost the Maryborough economy by about $20 million a year.
  • About 100 jobs will be created for local plant operators, truck driver, electricians, surveyors and more.
  • The mine at Colton will be built near the site of a historic mine that operated from the late 1800s to the 1990s.
  • About half-a-million tonnes of coking coal will be extracted every year, for an estimated 10 years.
  • The mine is expected to open late next year.

To register interest in a job at the mine, visit www.northernenergy.com.au/work_with_us

Sourced from the local Fraser Coast Chronicle newspaper

TV STATION AND NEWSPAPER MARRY UP FOR PROMOTION OF STAYCATIONS AT THE FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND


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FRASER COAST CHRONICLE & CHANNEL 7 TV PARTNER UP TO PROMOTE STAYCATIONS IN THE FRASER COAST

The region’s two largest media outlets, Channel Seven and the Fraser Coast Chronicle, are partnering with Council’s Fraser Coast Staycations marketing initiative by implementing a $100,000 multi-media campaign to boost the Fraser Coast economy.

Don’t miss your opportunity to leverage off this promotion for free.

If you haven’t already signed up as a business partner of the scheme and would like to know more about this free promotional opportunity, please contact:

Vanida Petts
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Phone: 4197 4731
Email: [email protected]

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