HOWARD BURRUM DISTRICT KINDY NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO STAY OPEN-RALLY NOW – APPROACH YOUR MEMBER-WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GET CHILDCARE AT $5-$10 PER DAY

THE BURRUM DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE KINDY IS NOT TO BE SHUT DOWN IF WE HAVE ANY SAY IN IT

BURRUM District Community Kindy at Howard is closing due to financial stress caused by Bligh Government funding changes, low enrolment numbers and a lack of community funding support.

A kindy spokeswoman said an executive meeting of the Burrum District Community Kindy decided for financial reasons to close the kindy doors.

She said they deeply regretted the decision but to continue to operate the facility under the current funding situation would have been illegal and irresponsible for an incorporated body.

“We would have been trading while insolvent,” the spokeswoman said.

“Staff have been notified about their jobs and we are notifying parents.”

The kindergarten has been operating out of the Burrum District Community Centre at Howard for a number of years.

“This will also be a blow to the Community Centre, as they rely on the rent from the kindy as part of their operational revenue,” she said.

“So this closure affects the whole area.

“The financial stress has been brought about by the funding changes made by the Bligh Government.

“Sadly, lack of community funding support and low enrolment numbers has also contributed.

“The committee has met with the ruling body C and K  to follow all possible avenues of recovery funding, but so far have been unsuccessful.

“We will continue to work together to try to solve the financial problems but at this stage we have no resolution and will need to commence selling off the assets.

“If the community wants to see the kindy re-open they can register their interest in fundraising support by contacting the Kindy on 4129 0994 immediately, before the assets need to be sold off.”

The content of this posting was sourced from the local Chronicle newspaper with my comments as the headlines & notes below.
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Published here as a community contribution by Henry Sapiecha

As a result of being notified today 23rd Jan 2013 by Ailsa of the centre of the impending closure of this much valued kindy, a well structured & heavy support campaign to retain the kindy facility shall be undertaken by this web site and support requests shall be sent to the many thousands of emails in our data base so that the kindy centre shall become viable & government support continued

In the meantime send your email & or letter of support to the centre.

41290994      [email protected]

FRASER COAST TO HOST AROUND 12,000 PEOPLE IN A SCOUT JAMBOREE FOR ELEVEN DAYS

MASSIVE INJECTION OF SCOUT PEOPLE INTO THE FRASER COAST

THE procession of buses that will bring in 11,500 scouts and their leaders to Maryborough is already well on its way as the set-up continues for the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree.

Arrivals at Maryborough Showgrounds are expected to continue through to late on Tuesday afternoon.

The grounds have been turned into a city-within-a-city for the event, including a sound stage, camping sections for each state and on-site activity areas.

Fireworks will be let off on Wednesday night to welcome the massive crowd before the scouts begin their first activities around the region on Thursday.

Fraser Coast scouts are already on-site setting up the tents they will call home for the next 11 days
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Sourced from the local chronicle newspaper & published by Henry Sapiecha

FRASER COAST ULYSSES CLUB CHARITY BIKER RUN WITH 600 ENTRIES

 

BIKERS CHARITY RUN IN THE FRASER COAST BY THE ULYSSES CLUBMembers of the Fraser Coast Ulysses Club Heather Hagar, Lee Hidden, Clayton Poole, Sharon Bossom, Karen and Tony Sciberras, Jack Frost, Sue Newhall, Lynne Nebel and Dave White will ride from Maryborough to Hervey Bay for charity.

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A SPECTACLE of more than 600 motorbikes, decorated with Christmas cheer, will roar into the Brolga Theatre car park early on Sunday morning.

The Fraser Coast Ulysses Club will hold its annual charity ride from starting in Maryborough at 7.30am and finishing at Kondari Resort in Hervey Bay.

Ride co-ordinator Heather Hagar said entry cost a gold coin donation.

“Anyone who owns a motorbike or three-wheeler is welcome to come along,” Ms Hagar said.

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“We have some great prizes for our raffles and people in both Maryborough and Hervey Bay have been generous with donations.”

Raffle prizes include bike gear from Maryborough’s Motoworx Motorcycles, Fraser Island cruises and tours and vouchers from Under The Gun Tattoo and Piercing.

Ms Hagar said money raised would go to StandBy, which supported people bereaved by suicide and to help the We Care 2 food van.

“Both charities will be catering the event,” she said.

“StandBy will offer coffee, tea and brekkie at the Brolga and We Care 2 will hold a sausage sizzle at the Kondari,” she said.

For raffle tickets can be pre-purchased – phone Heather Hagar on 0404 017 433.

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The route

Under police escort from the Maryborough traffic branch, riders will leave the Brolga at 9.30am, travel Lennox St to Woodstock, right onto Saltwater Ck Rd.

They will follow the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd, turn left into Tooth St, then right into Martin St and right onto The Esplanade, up to Elizabeth St and finish at the Kondari Resort.

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BURRUM HEADS NEW NEWSLETTER GIVES YOU THE LATEST GOS & INFO

Burrum Heads Progress Association has a new newsletter


It highlights a number of various businesses in that area and you are welcomed to view it here.

It will be regularly entered into this site as we receive it so you can access it for whatever purpose

OCTOBER ISSUE OF THE BURRUM HEADS PROGRESS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

BURRUM NEWSLETTER 11 October email copy

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BIKE RIDE FOR CHARITY IN HERVEY BAY @ THE FRASER COAST

On your bike for Tour de Bay charity ride!

Wake up the kids early, hop on your bikes and pedal to the Urangan Community Centre, Elizabeth Street, Hervey Bay for the start of the 2010 Tour de Bay Charity Bike Ride at 7am on Sunday October 31.

Organised by the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre and Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise, the ride aims to raise more than a sweat – all proceeds go to the Hervey Bay Youth Mentoring Program.

Choose an easy flat run for beginners and younger folk or the challenging loop for more experienced cyclists to take in some of Hervey Bay’s high country.

Water and healthy snacks will be provided along the route. The ride finishes back at the Urangan Community Centre where a Community Breakfast will be ready to welcome all intrepid riders!

Money raisers earn prizes.

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HOW CLOSE DO WE WANT COAL MINING TO OUR HOMES AT THE FRASER COAST ?

MORE QUESTIONS ARE NEEDED TO BE ASKED WITH DIRECT ANSWERS

20 April 2010
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Australian Securities Exchange Limited
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TIARO COAL TO COMMENCE BULK MINERALS EXPORT OPERATIONS –
SIGNS AGREEMENTS WITH CHINA QINFA GROUP AND BUYING AGENT


The relationship between China Qinfa Group and Tiaro Coal continues to strengthen with the incorporation of a joint venture trading company and execution of a co-operation agreement focussed on developing substantial volumes of export trade in bulk commodities. The initial business focus is on coal.
China Qinfa Group (through its wholly owned subsidiary Bright Rock Holdings Pty Limited) currently holds 13.6 million shares in Tiaro Coal and is now a significant shareholder of Tiaro Coal with a holding of 21%. Shareholder approval was granted at a general meeting of shareholders on 25 March 2010 to increase this interest to 30%.
A joint venture company Australian Minerals Trading Pty Limited (AMT) has been formed to facilitate trade supply negotiations and agreements with suppliers in predominantly the Australian and New Zealand markets. AMT shareholdes are Yuen Hoi Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Qinfa Group and Tiaro Coal.
Following completion of the co-operation agreement AMT entered into a service agreement with Australian Commodities Trader Exchange Pty Limited (ACTE) to act as its Buying Agent. ACTE is a specialist procurement organisation.

The service agreement provides for ACTE to:
(a) Source coal supplies in Australia, New Zealand, Russia and other countries as
maybe agreed;
(b) Source iron ore supplies in Australia;
(c) Provide operational & administrative activities associated with coal suppliers and
trade finance providers required to finalise purchase contracts with overseas
buyers including China Qinfa Group; and
(d) Provide miscellaneous services, including identifying opportunities whereby
reputable coalmines require development capital with the ultimate intention to
provide AMT with coal off take capacity for its strategic international shareholder.
The business objective of AMT is to establish a substantial trading house supporting the commodity requirements of its key shareholder China Qinfa Group.

For 2010/2011 financial years a business growth target in excess of a million tonnes of exported commodity is planned and.………..More ASX AMT Tiaro Qinfa Coal Trading

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ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION @ HOWARD PICS HERE

FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD THESE PICS BELOW

LEST WE FORGET


My very small contribution to those gallant men and women who have served or are serving our country.These photos which I had taken on the morning of the 25th April 2010 @ Howard Queensland Australia are available to download for any persons who wish to avail themselves of memories of this event and what it represents.

Distinguished guests mingled with the community and we were all as one humbled by a common thread to honour the fallen

Regards
Henry Sapiecha

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Director
Wide Bay District Developments Pty Ltd
Mearcon Developments Pty Ltd
QHL Queensland House and Land

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IPSWICH MAYOR SPEAKS OUT ON DEVELOPMENT IN FRASER COAST

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Dear Members and Guests,

DUE TO PAUL PISASALE SPEAKING AT THE MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER LUNCHEON EARLY IN FEBRUARY, THE HERVEY BAY JANUARY BREAKFAST HAS BEEN CANCELLED

HERVEY BAY CHAMBER’S NEXT FUNCTION IS A LUNCHEON ON
19 FEBRUARY
DETAILS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY

Please join the Maryborough Chamber on:

Date: Tuesday, 9 February
Time: 11.30am for a 12noon start
Speaker: Paul Pisasale, Mayor of Ipswich
Where: Brolga Theatre, Lennox St, Maryborough
Cost: Members $50; Non Member $60

Hear the State’s most successful Mayor who has transformed Ipswich into one of Queensland’s top addressses by facilitating selective development.

RSVP must be accompanied by payment.

Cheque Payments: Secretary, Maryborough Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 282, Maryborough  QLD  4650
EFT Payments: BSB 014 655  A/C 3873 20497

Email Payment details and RSVP to Shona at [email protected].
Any queries, please call 0407 872 876

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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.

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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]

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