FRASER COAST TRADES & SERVICES CENTRE & THE MINING INDUSTRY @ HOWARD

Mining boom boosts Howard

Fraser Coast Chronicle

Stephen O’Grady | 9th March 2010

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Henry Sapiecha on his land at Howard.

Photo by Alistair Brightman

A RESURGENT mining boom on the Fraser Coast may be in its infancy but that is not stopping Henry Sapiecha from plotting a Burrum revolution.

Howard is close to Henry’s heart and as the publicity officer of the Burrum and District Chamber of Commerce, he believes that striking before the coal is out of the ground – let alone hot – is paramount for the little town.

“I’m working out a way to reinvent Howard,” Mr Sapiecha said.

“This is an area that should be going ahead. This is the start of a new beginning.

“This can be an important location for the industry during the upcoming decade.”

The Burrum chamber’s economic advisory committee hosted a meeting last week where a Mackay-based mining expert presented an idea of what would be required if mining corporations Santos and Northern Energy get the go-ahead in this region.

“He was talking about thousands of jobs,” Mr Sapiecha said.

“He is into training people for the mines so as not to suck the talent out of the community.

“He spoke about feeling out the community, getting the mining people what they want without disrupting the local community.

“This is about getting apprentices trained and knowing about the mining industry.”

Mr Sapiecha is determined for his town to reap the benefits and is proposing to develop a parcel of land near the Howard railway line into a custom-built trade centre.

His company, Wide Bay District Developments, and Semfield, owned by John Turnbull, own the adjoining sites.

“All areas of the Fraser Coast will benefit. All areas will get work and will interact with the industry in some way.

“But I’m biased; I want this area to be its base.

“This industry will need to be serviced and supported.”

He has set up Fraser Coast Trades and Service Centre at Howard which – aligned with nearby rail and highway infrastructure – can make Howard the hub of a mining boom.

“I want this area to interact with them as quickly as possible.

“They will still utilise services in the whole region but will need a more immediate back-up to service their requirements.

“We want to make it harder for these people not to use this place as a centre.”

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We would like to thank Steve and the Chronicle for giving us the coverage for the project and for the area generally especially in the light of the existing mining interests and the positive impact it would have on our local economy.

Hopefully more of the same in the near future.

Be aware that lots are available now for purchase as are sheds to be constructed for rent.  VIEW HERE.Rcyan www.fctsc.com.au

CASH IN NOW ON YOUR BUSINESS BY LOCATING HERE – OR MISS OUT

Published by Henry Sapiecha 10th March 2010

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BCC EXECUTIVE MEMBER PROFILE -DONNA GIBSON – SECRETARY

New secretary appointment for the Burrum Chamber of Commerce

Donna Gibson

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Donna is our new face for your general correspondence.

She is a sales administrator for 1st National Real Estate @ Howard

In due course we will post more info about her in the exec file

CONGRATULATIONS DONNA

Published by Henry Sapiecha 15t October 2009

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Thanks to our most valued earlier secretary Rhonda Davidson for the great work she has done for the chamber and what she continues to do for community projects unselfishly

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NEW EXECUTIVE FOR BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ELECTED

Results of our AGM elections – 5thOct 2009

Chaired by Councillor Gerard O Connell

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*RETIREMENT OF OUR SECRETARY AND TREASURER

Rhonda Davidson & Bill Brown

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*RE-ELECTION OF  PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

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*PUBLICITY OFFICER RE-ELECTED

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*NEW SECRETARY AND TREASURER APPOINTED

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Networking after the meeting

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Mal Chard speaks to our new secretary Donna Gibson

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Helen Day our new treasurer shares snacks with fellow member

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Our president Bill relaxes with members after his election-11th term

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Photos and posting by Henry Sapiecha 7th Oct 2009

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EL PRESIDENTE IS NOT DEAD – HE HAS BEEN HOLIDAYING IN ACAPULCO

THIS PHOTO IS THE PROOF- TAKEN TODAY 1ST OCT 2009

BILL GOSEWICH- BURRUMCC PRESIDENT

HOLIDAYING IN ACAPULCO

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The bikini clad girls have been removed from this photo.

They have been placed here below instead

THIS IS WHAT BILL DID NOT WANT YOU TO SEE

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WE MISS YOU BILL – FROM THE ACAPULCO GIRLS

You can call him    old-phone-2 on 41290181 to discuss his experiences

Published by Henry Sapiecha 1st Oct 2009

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FUN RIDE – MEALS ON WHEELS FUND RAISER – HERVEY BAY QLD

Wheels 4 Meals is a fun ride to raise funds for the Hervey Bay Qld Meals for wheels

31st October 2009

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With over 65,000 meals prepared and delivered in the Hervey Bay area each year, this group of dedicated staff and volunteers has out grown their current kitchen premises and requests your support in building their new kitchen centre.

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The Wheels for Meals Fun Ride is open to all ages and runs from Point Vernon to Dayman Park over an easy 1hr course (12km) along the picturesque Charlton Esplanade Hervey Bay. Download course map

At the finish line there will be a BBQ lunch with stalls and Family style entertainment. Singles, Families and corporate groups are welcome and imagination in their wheeled, non motorised transport is encouraged.

Money raised from this event will aid Meals on Wheels Hervey Bay in funding a larger meals preparation site, to cope with an increasing demand for the support of the frail aged, people with disabilities, and their caregivers, in our community, to assist them to continue living in their own homes.

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Register now to start fundraising using our online donation and tracking system. You can register as an individual, family, or corporate team

If you would like to help out but a bike ride is not your thing, you can donate or volunteer.

Notified by HB Chamber

and posted by Henry Sapiecha 7th Sept 2009

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BCC MEMBERS PROFILE – PENGUIN COMPUTERS

Penguin Computers Principals TRACEY & ANNE

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Waiting for info from Penguin Computers

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Published by Henry Sapiecha 17th August 2009

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GOLF CLASSIC @ HERVEY BAY – FRASER COAST Queensland

GOLF DAY

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Raising funds for local Special Schools

When:   18 September (Friday)
Where:  Hervey Bay Golf & Country Club

Bob Bridgestone Tyre Centre is organising a 3 Ball Ambrose Golf Day in which it is hoped they will raise $5000 towards a new bus for the Hervey Bay Special School and a further $5000 for the Maryborough Special School.

There will be food and drinks provided on the course + lots of raffles (so bring your wallet).

The day is all about raising lots of money for the local Special Schools.

Sponsorship fee is $350 or goods to that value.

Please contact Bob Wicks on 0419 722 746 or Steve at Hervey Bay Golf Club on 4124 4544 if you are interested in attending or putting a team together; or interested in sponsoring this event.

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 17th August 2009

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WINE JAZZ NIGHT – FREE PICKUP – $5

MUSIC EVENT WITH WINE AND ATMOSPHERE $5

ab3703_bponsardin-champagne-postersHave posted information regarding our next “Rhythm & Reds” on FATHER’S DAY Sunday 6th September featuring “MOJO” (Inky Jon Vea-Vea & BobCampbell).

These guys make an “awesome” team so come along and have some fun.
BUS PICK UPS
For anyone from Maryorough, Hervey Bay, Torbanlea & Howard,
please let me know ASAP if you would like to catch a bus.
If I can get 30 people thecost will be $15 each or if we can
get 40 or more the cost will reduce to $10 each.
ACCOMODATION
Here’s a great deal from the Palace Motel in Childers for
Brierley Wine’s customers only.
 Guest House available with own kitchen, lounge etc.
and 6 bedrooms which will sleep up to 18 guests for $200
per night.   This is an incredible $11 per person if you fill it.
If not, it’s still a great deal for even 6 couples at $33 per couple.
DON’T FORGET FREE CAMPING is available for self-sufficient
customers!

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Looking forward to seeing you all!
Cheers
Tony & Sue Brierley
Ph:  41261297
Mob.  0409579051
Email:  [email protected]
Published by Henry Sapiecha 5th August 2009
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BCC MEMBER PROFILE – CHRIS JONES SECURITY

CHRIS JONES SECURITY SERVICES

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At Chris Jones Security Services we are a team of dedicated professionals who install  Camera Surveillance and Alarm Systems, for your home or business. Back to base alarm monitoring 24 hours a day 365 days a year for as little as a $1.00 a day. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality of work possible and are committed to our after sales customer service.

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Published by Henry Sapiecha 3rd August 2009

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