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BURRUM HEADS PROGRESS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER FOR NOV 2013

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ASSOCIATION NEWS
Our guest at Wednesday’s meeting, Gary McKiernan
from the Hervey Bay City Rotary Club, informed the
community that the Club intended to donate a Red
Cross Disaster Evacuation Centre Kit. This kit will be
presented at a later date and will assist the Burrum
Heads community should we once again suffer a
“disaster” … Heaven forbid !!. Many thanks to the
Rotary Club for their generous donation.
Members discussed the “formal” structure of the
planned Community Disaster Group. However, there
are concerns about State & Local Government
requirements that include the appointment of a local
“Warden” and what his/her exact role will be.
Concerns were also expressed about the legal
standing of volunteers involved in dealing with any
“disaster”. Many members of the community have
indicated that they are willing to help out in any
disaster situation … thank you.
Cr. Light informed us that the proposed closure of the
BH Waste Facility will not go ahead .. thank
goodness. In the near future the FCRC will be taking
over the maintenance of the Dolphin Waters Estate,
this should provide some continuity in services.
FCRC is aware of the subsidence of parts of the
retaining wall at Lions Park, this will be attended to
ASAP.
Cr. Light has asked that the community be reminded
that his BH office is NOT a defacto FCRC Office
and that an appointment has to be made with him for
a “conversation” at that office by phoning
0448 038 891. The receptionist at that premises is
NOT Cr. Light’s employee and must be treated
respectfully.
After recent concerns expressed by the community it
has been decided that a Dress Code will apply to all
those accessing the Community Hall. The Code will
be similar to that imposed in the Library.
Hall hire fees and newsletter advertising rates will
remain unchanged for the 2014 BHPA financial year.
FCRC has indicated that the Playscape Exercise
Equipment BHPA submitted meets their
requirements, we will now apply for a grant to cover
most of the cost.
Congratulations to the BH Christian Community
Church for another successful Tombola raising in
excess of $5,000.00 to be used for the upkeep of the
Community Church.
Now is the time to mark your calendar for the Village
Christmas Party on the 7th. December. Most
children’s activities will be free and Santa will pay a
visit. The “Money Tree” raffle this year will be a
“Fuel Tree” raffle with a total prize pool of $300.00.
Thanks to those who volunteered to help with this
activity.
……….. Ron Gregson (President)

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After more than three years of “gentle reminders” the
Council has completed the restoration of the Lions Park
revetment wall and the Park was officially declared
open to the public again on Friday morning by Cr. Rolf
Light. Once again residents and visitors can enjoy this
beautiful spot. The Burrum Heads Outriggers now
have a safe launching area for their boats which is a
great asset for the outriggers and the community.
The upgrade of the Community Hall and administration
building is now complete, we greatly appreciate the
assistance of the State Government in the form of a
grant to carry out this work. Also the assistance of the
Fraser Coast Regional Council has helped enormously.
Over the last 12 months there have been many
volunteer groups who have carried out all the “little
background jobs” to make it all happen … on behalf of
the community we thank them.
The installation of the “disaster” generator is now
complete, a UHF two way radio has been installed by
Fraser Coast Regional Council so that the community is
able to maintain contact with Council’s base station in
Maryborough and with stations in Howard and
Toogoom as well as other areas. Training in the use of
this equipment will take place at a later date.
It is great news that Cr. Rolf Light will be opening an
office in Burrum Heads shortly. This will give the
community greater access to our Divisional Councillor,
– see Cr. Light’s article for details.
There will be a Community Chat on the 15th. October
from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm outside Foodworks, during
this time various Councillors will be available to “talk
with the community.” Have your concerns ready.
Remembrance Day Commemorations are being
planned with a service commencing at 10:50am at the
Community Hall with refreshments afterwards.
Approaches have been made to Main Roads to have the
100km speed limit relocated to a position past
(outwards) Orchid Drive to ensure the safety of S.E.S.
Volunteers and motorists turning into the S.E.S.
Complex.
Council is undertaking a study into the possible
relocation of the pedestrian crossing in Burrum St. to
allow safe access to the walkway through the Caravan
Park. Hopefully this safety issue will be resolved soon.
Volunteers are needed to help with the BHPA
sponsored Village Christmas Party, at the moment we
have a “working committee” of one !!!
Plans are in hand but workers are necessary.!!!
……… Ron Gregson
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the Federal seat of Hinkler in the forthcoming
elections.
It was great to hear that the S.E.S. Christmas in July
was very successful…. Well done S.E.S! This was the
first “big” function to use the upgraded facilities in the
Community Hall. Now is the time to mark your
calendars for the Village Christmas Party on the first
Saturday in December—sponsored by BHPA.
The Community Church has started a Mainly
Music program for under school age children on
Wednesday mornings .. Further details elsewhere in the
Newsletter.
After more consultation with FCRC the
Management Committee will need to do further
research to find suitable exercise equipment to
withstand the effects of our salty climate along the
Esplanade. Hopefully this will be completed very soon
so we can go ahead with this project.
The damaged and missing navigation beacons
out from the mouth of the river have been repaired or
replaced .. (apparently one is still “slightly” bent
according to reports!!)
Congratulations to all the volunteers who
organised and participated in the Seniors Concert on
Sunday.
— Ron Gregson © BHPA

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NEXT PROGRESS GENERAL MEETING
7 pm on Wednesday 18 September 2013
In the Community Hall
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

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It’s great to be back in “paradise” after five weeks
and 7,000 klms exploring NW Queensland. We live in
a vibrant little village which is very well serviced, very
obvious when you have visited remote small towns.
Work is well underway on the rebuilding of the Lions
Park retaining wall, still on track to be completed in late
September. Together with the changes of the boundaries
of Hillcrest, Lions Park, will once again be our attractive
gathering/meeting place to enjoy.
It is now seven months since “the disaster” and
thanks to the generosity of many people and organisations,
we have now purchased a 10.5 kvs generator
which will power the Community Hall and administration
building should we once again be isolated. We
greatly appreciate the funding provided by the HB
Neighbourhood Centre which allowed this purchase to
be made. FCRC has provided a concrete base for the
generator. Once the base has been completed, Andrew
(Foodworks), has generously offered to mount the generator
on the base. There is still much to put in place
before the community will have a safe place to gather
when isolated.
Due to Brad Dyson’s foresight during the aftermath
of “the disaster” and his contact with HB
Neighbourhood Centre, the Burrum District Community
and Neighbourhood Support Service will be opening in
Burrum Heads in early September. More details elsewhere
in the Newsletter. Welcome to Julie Jorgensen,
the Centre coordinator.
There will be a “meet the candidates” night on
Wednesday the 28th August at 6:00pm in the Burrum
District Community Centre (Howard). This will be
your opportunity to ask questions of the candidates

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE FRASER COAST.EVENTS AND MORE HERE…

Dear Henry 

Are you making the most of having one of Australia’s favourite destinations as your backyard? There really is no place like the Fraser Coast when it comes to the range of interactive natural experiences and outstanding attractions on offer.

So over the Easter Break and beyond why not visit the incomparable Fraser Island …. explore the stunning aquatic playground of the Great Sandy Strait …stroll on golden beaches… discover fascinating living history or visit one of the region’s charming countryside areas.

This newsletter is your guide to living life happy in your own backyard.  Each month, it will be packed with places to visit, special locals deals, events information, competitions and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

In The Issue
STAYcations – Live Life Local and save!
Be quick for some Hot Deals
Win, win, win!
Do you have an old Staycations Card?
118th Heritage Queensland Eisteddfod in Maryborough
Hervey Bay Triathlon
Turning back the clock 150 years
Easter Fun Day and Twilight Markets
Other egg-citing Easter Events

Our Fraser COst

My Fraser Coast
Events
Staycations
Recreation
Experiences
Arts and Culture
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Expore Region 
Events 

Thursday 21 April
Easter Fun Day and Twilight Market
 

 

 

Friday 22 April
Toogoom Easter Fair 

 

 

22 April – 24 April
Burrums Heads Easter Fishing Classic 

 

 

Saturday, 23 April
Easter Fun Day 

 

 

Sunday, 24 April
Easter Sunday in the Park
 

 

 

11 April – 24 April
118th Heritage Queensland Eisteddfod 

 

 

30 April – 1 May
Hervey Bay Triathlon 

 

 

14 May – 15 May
Wings, Warbirds and Wheels 

 

 

26 – 28 May
The Fraser Coast Show 

 

 

11 June – 13 June
Queensland Brass Band Championships 

 

 

Sunday 12 June
World’s Greatest Pub Fest 

 

 

Parks and Picnic Trails
The weather on the Fraser Coast is just made for long, lazy days in the great outdoors. So grab the family and friends, fill the picnic basket with goodies and start working your way around the region’s fantastic collection of parks, gardens, playgrounds and nature reserves. 

Click here for parks and gardens within the Fraser Coast Region.

 

 

Markets Trail
It is hard to resist the appeal of a local market with its fresh, seasonal produce, handmade creations, original giftware and grassroots colour and enterainment. 

On the Fraser Coast, your can find a market to visit every weekend and every Thursday and Friday. Click here for more

 

 

NEW interacitve self guided Heritage Walk Tour 

Maryborough’s heritage walk tour, which takes in around 50 points of interest in the city area, is now available as an exciting new interactive tour which can be accessed by a smart phone, iPhone, iPad, tablet device or a PC.

Take a self-guided tour around Maryborough’s historic city centre and Portside precinct that features images, historical and architectural details and audio commentary for each particular site.

The interactive tour is one of the first of its kind in Australia to utilise cross platform web based technology, allowing users to access the tour via a web-address or with a smart phone, Tablet or iPhone. It is another initiative by Fraser Coast Regional Council to support local tourism.

The tour can also be viewed online at www.maryboroughwalk.info or look out for the QR scan code on the new signage outside the City Hall Visitor Information Centre.

 

 

WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

1 April 2011Hello

Become a Fraser Coast ambassador this Easter.

Have you experienced all the attractions that the Fraser Coast has to offer so that you can pass the good news on to friends and family who might want to visit?

With Easter approaching I would encourage all Fraser Coast residents to consider holidaying at home.

Use the Staycations Card attached to the Council’s quarterly newsletter that was recently delivered to all 46,000 households in the region to take advantage of great discounts and deals from regional businesses and attractions and explore your fantastic backyard.

By holidaying, shopping and dining locally, you are helping businesses affected by the drop in the number of tourists to the region. If they are supported, they will in turn support other businesses in the region.

So live life local during Easter! You will be holidaying in the best region in Australia by far and helping your community.

Mick Kruger
Fraser Coast Mayor Henry Henry

FRASER COAST REGIONAL COAST NEWSLETTER 

Celebrating 150 years of municipality

The Fraser Coast will mark 150 years of Local Government with a re-enactment of the first local government election and meeting in Maryborough, and descendants of people involved are invited to take part.
The re-enactment and other celebrations will be held during the week 25 to 30 April.
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Nominate for Mayoral Environment Awards

Nominate your favourite Fraser Coast environment group, project or individual for a Mayoral Environment Award. Nominations close on 29 April.
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Queensland Eisteddfod attracting top adjudicators

A selection of Australia’s top musicians will adjudicate at the 118th Heritage Queensland Eisteddfod which takes to the stage at the Brolga Theatre, Maryborough from 11 to 24 April. Book for the shows now to ensure you don’t miss out on this feast of musical performances.
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Use your Companion Card at Hervey Bay pool

Companions of people with a disability can now enter the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre free of charge thanks to the Council introducing the Companion Card program to the pool.
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Fraser Coast popular choice for 2013 Ulysses Club AGM

Interest in the Fraser Coast was running hot in Newcastle last week with visitors to the Ulysses AGM Event 2011 keen to discover what our region has to offer them when they attend the 2013 Ulysses AGM Event on the Fraser Coast.
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Maggs Hill Road now open

Maggs Hill Road which links Doolong Flats with Main Street in Hervey Bay has been reconstructed, sealed and is now open to traffic.
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2011 Fraser Coast Heritage Awards

It’s time to enter the 2011 Fraser Coast Heritage Awards which recognise contributions made to the preservation of the region’s historic buildings.
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Pedal pushing for cancer research

Council employee Denise Cox and her team of cyclists are planning to ride 200km in two days in August to raise funds for cancer research and they need your support.
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New roof for main hall at showgrounds

Fraser Coast Contractor Andrew Lakey is replacing the roof on the main hall at Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park.
The $120,000 project should be completed by 5 April, depending on the weather.
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Community Voice, Have Your Say 

Next Community Chat – Urangan Central Shopping Centre
Council holds regular Community Chats in various localities to hear ideas and concerns and to keep residents informed on what Council has planned for their area.
The next Community Chat is at: 

Urangan Central Shopping Centre
Tuesday 19 April 9am to 4pm

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Your say: Draft Tree Management Policy
Time is running out to have your say on how Council should manage its trees throughout the region. Have your say by 8 April.
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