KEEP AUSTRALIA WORKING INITIATIVE – COMMITTEE

KEEP AUSTRALIA WORKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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MINUTES KAW Advisory Committee Formation Meeting

10.00am 16 December 2009

Police Citizens Youth Club – Bundaberg

Jason introduced himself as the Local Employment Coordinator appointed to the Bundaberg – Hervey Bay Priority Employment area.  He then provided background statistical information in support of the need for assistance to be offered in the identified priority areas.

Attachment 1:-  Attendees and Apologies.

1.         Jason provided a brief review of the Keep Australia Working Forum conducted in Hervey Bay on 13 October 2009.  Highlighted areas of interest that may need to be concentrated on locally for the priority area.

2.         Discussed the need for PPP consideration for the Maryborough employment area.

3.         Also discussed that there needs to be a concentration on the Construction industry especially around the BER opportunities and the need to focus on Local Employers.

4.         Reduction of Red Tape was also discussed but acknowledged that there is a need for it but shouldn’t be at the expense of projects.

5.         Need to look to the Talent Program and what can still be done there.

6.         Transport was a major issu

7.         The issue of boundaries was raised especially with respect the North Burnett and whether it would be included in the role??

8.         Need to look to New Development Opportunities; areas of influence; focus on Existing plans;

9.         Kerry Blackman asked for focus on Indigenous opportunities

10.       Re the Terms of Reference – asked for the issue of Timing to be included and for the UNI to be added.

11.       Brain Stormed the interest / alert areas including Sustainability/Green, Business Development, Education and Trade Training.

12.       There was then a call for people interested in being members of the working groups identified and after discussion people offered to approach after the meeting rather than immediate offers.  The following individuals have offered to be involved for specific programs in the key themes to explore & develop strategies:-

Education:

Lance Stone

Tracey Mason             

Dominic Tape

Business Development:

Peter Gregory

Tony Weaver

Tracey Mason

Cheryl Graffunder

Employment

Cheryl Graffunder – Treasurer of the Bundaberg & District Chamber so could represent that way as well.

Training & Trade

Julia Mijic

Training

Peter Gregory

Geoff Kelly

Sustainability/Green

Peter Gregory

Transport

Julia Mijic

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS are:-

Neil McPhillips Lance Stone – TESS

Julia Mijic – CRS Aust

Ron Bishop – CQU

Cheryl Graffunder – NEATO Donna Norman – TaFE

Peter Gregory – AIMNet

Naomi Searle – Bundaberg RC

Kerry Blackman – Gidargil

Andrew Jackson – Fraser Coast RC

People are currently being approached to confirm their interest in being part of the Committee, and you will be advised of the final committee members..

First Meeting of the Advisory Committee will be at 9.00am 29 January 2009 at the Council Chambers Reception Room in Maryborough – cnr Kent & Lennox Streets.

Attachment 1

ATTENDEES:-

Ron Bishop & Phillip Clift – CQU; Ian Bent – CAMit Pty Ltd; Frank Trendelkamp – Bombardier; Greg Weir – B’berg Fruit & Vegetable Growers; Neil McPhillips – Starfire Solutions; Grant Maclean – RDA Wide Bay Burnett; David Rees Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce; Peter Gregory – AIMNet; Geoff Kelly – Construction Skills Qld (CSQ);Kerry Blackman – Gidarjil Development Corp; Betty Lappin – CQID Ltd; Ara Harathunian – B’berg & Burnett Region Community Development Aboriginal Corp. Tony Weaver – Better Development & Training; Tracey Mason & Anne Wendt – Community Solutions; Cheryl Graffunder – NEATO; Andrew Bainbridge – Employment Services Qld; Judy Heard – Impact Make Your Mark; Lance Stone – Fraser Coast TESS; Garry Bannister & Joe Harrold – Jobfind B’berg; Julia Mijic – CRS Aust; Michael Whiting, Julie Gee, Michelle Davies &  Zona Hussey-Smith DEEDI; Donna McMah – Skilling Solutions Qld; Donna Norman – Wide Bay Tafe; Cory Pignatelli – Centrelink; Lee Sunderland, Alicia Weiderman, Mark Rowland – DEEWR; and Jason Millward

Not sure if there – Maxine Brushe – Gladstone Regional Council; Vicky Wilson Discovery Coast Tourism

APOLOGIES:-

Phil Ainsworth – Microavionics; John Maclean –Bundaberg Brewed Drinks; Allan Meiring – Downer EDI – Rail Maryborough; Max Voigt – CQMS Castings Geoff Nocher – Maranta Hervey Bay; Jason Pascoe – Port of Bundaberg; Graham Richers – Richers Transport; Garth Robinson – Retravision Childers;  Rory McDonald – Master Builders; Cameron Bisley – former Wide Bay ACC; Yvonne Brams – Manager Rockhampton ICC; Andrew Jackson – Economic Development, Andrew O’Brien CEO &  Cr Gerard O’Connell – Fraser Coast Reg Council; Cr Greg Barnes – Coral Coast Chamber of Commerce; James Corvan – Bundy North Burnett Tourism Ltd; Glen Churchill – Gladstone Area Promotional & Develop; Cale Dendle – Gladstone Regional Council – Mark Powell – Woodgate Tourism; Christine Malone – Buderoo Emp & Training; Peter Shirres – Centrelink Hervey Bay; Ken Collier – Exec. Regl Director -Education Qld; Donna Constable  – Skilling Solutions Qld; Steve Dixon – Qld Commercial Properties; Phil Dowling – Global Manufacturing Group; Jane Harrison – Tri Care Pt Vernon; Seath  Holswich – Aust’n Employment Covenant; Bob Hockey – DEEDI M’boro; Trevor Schwenke – TAFE Hervey Bay; Lorraine Pyefinch Bundaberg Regional Council; Alana Sinnamon & Paul Clifford – Employment Services Qld.

Received & published by Henry Sapiecha 15th Jan 2010

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GREET PARTNERSHIP SOCIAL GET TOGETHER – PARROTS RESTAURANT M.B.

Hi All,

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Please note GREET Regional Partnership Meeting scheduled for Friday 20 November 2009, this meeting has been postponed.

Rather than a meeting, we would like to invite all members along for a time of celebration and reflection on the year that was for the GREET Regional Partnership.

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May you please confirm if you can attend a Morning Tea on?

When:              Tuesday 8 December 2009

Where:             Parrots Restaurant

Maryborough Campus

Time:               10:00am to 11:30am

Your response is appreciated ASAP for catering purposes.

Cheers,

Daniel Sanderson

Community Education Training Officer

Wide Bay Institute of TAFE

LMB 279

Maryborough  QLD  4650

Ph No: (07) 4120 2568

Fax:    (07) 4120 2466

Email: [email protected]

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 15th November 2009

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FRASER COAST YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EVENT

Come and celebrate the 1st Birthday of FCYP

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DATE Friday, 6 November, 2009
TIME 7:00 PM – 10.00 PM
COST $25.00pp (Includes cocktails, tapas and dessert)
LOCATION The Red Room, Bayswater Hotel and Restaurant
569-571 The Esplanade – Urangan
RSVP Click Here by Wednesday, 4 November
DRESS Cocktail / Evening

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Enjoy the Night;
Catch the Free Bayswater Bus!

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by Henry Sapiecha 29th October 2009

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LUNCH WITH JOHN SYMOND of AUSSIE HOME LOANS

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Dear Members and Supporters,


Lunch with Aussie’s

John Symond

In conjunction with Aussie Hervey Bay, the Chamber is extremely proud to present Aussie’s John Symond for the Chamber’s November function.


John Symond is arguably one of Australia’s favourite Aussies, and he will be visiting Hervey Bay on 13 November 2009 for the opening of Aussie’s new office on Boat Harbour Drive, Pialba.

As part of his visit to the Bay, John will be joining us for lunch as the Chamber’s Keynote Speaker and will share stories of his amazing life journey with us.

John describes his life as a typically Australian one – a happy childhood in Brisbane and Sydney’s west, a near miss with financial failure after the 1987 crash and subsequent emergence as one of Australia’s most inspiring businessmen.

Date: Friday, 13 November 2009
Time: 12.00pm for 12.30pm start
Venue: Hervey Bay Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan Marina
Cost: $50 for Members and $60 for Non Members
Member rates apply to members of the Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Burrum
and Tiaro Chambers of Commerce, Fraser Coast Young Professionals,
UDIA and Fraser Coast South Burnett Tourism.

RSVP: On or before Tuesday 10 November 2009 (if not sold out prior)

CLICK HERE

to download the flyer and registration form.

There will be limited seats for this event, so EARLY BOOKINGS will be a must to secure your spot.

All attendees will have a chance to win a personally autographed copy of “Aussie John”, his latest book (so don’t forget your business cards). There will also be an opportunity to purchase tickets to win a bottle of 2002 Vintage Penfolds Grange, kindly donated by The Hervey Bay Boat Club.

We would like to extend a big thank you to our supporters who are:

AUSSIE HERVEY BAY
FRASER COAST CHRONICLE
SEVEN WIDE BAY
MIX FM 103.5
THE BOAT CLUB, HERVEY BAY

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FUNCTION REPLACES OUR USUAL END OF MONTH BREAKFAST

Received and published by HenrySapiecha 23rd Oct 2009

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BUSINESS NETWORKING AT THE OUTRIGGERS 16th October

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Dear Members and Supporters,

BUSINESS HERVEY BAY IS ON THIS FRIDAY
16Th October 2009

Get your networking glad rags pressed and ready: the next Business Hervey Bay evening function will be held on:

Date: Friday, 16 October

Where: Fraser Coast Outriggers on the Esplanade
(opposite the Bay Apartments)

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Thank you to our sponsors who are:

Community Solutions

Business Hervey Bay networking functions are open to all business people in the city. The evenings once a month give business people a chance to catch up and chat in a relaxed atmosphere.

For more information on Business Hervey Bay or to register to receive a regular email update on the monthly functions log on to http://businessherveybay.com

We look forward to seeing you there.

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 15th Oct 2009

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