CHAMBER PUBLISHED MINUTES NOVEMBER 2008

Burrum Chamber of Commerce

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120TH GENERAL MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 3rd NOVEMBER, 2008

The highlight for the meeting was the attendance of

David Wiskar, Ray Stephensen from Wide Bay Water to discuss the provision of sewerage to the majority of the Howard area. It was carried that an application for a government grant to provide monies for this be made now by WBW to offset the forecasted $9m plus in 2006 for the works

Points of interest discussed were:-

1…Welcome to the Fraser Coast programme

2…Progress Association and Chamber of Commerce roles in the community

3…Rural fire brigade response to fires and its role

4…Bus services-Have we enough?

5…Police numbers in Burrum area-Inadequate

6…Triathlon-To unify surrounding communities.

7…Bendigo Bank- Local Community use

8…Lenthal Dam Road-Upgrade & responsibility.

9…Burrum Town future-Will council sell or keep?

10..Burrum Achievers Walk-Accolades for our past achievers

11…Torbanlea rail carriage and museum future?

NEXT MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, 1st DECEMBER, 2008.

Meeting closed at 9.06 pm.

*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard *Secretary – Rhonda Davison *Treasurer – Alan Russell

*Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

Email…. [email protected] P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

CHAMBER PUBLISHED MINUTES DECEMBER 2008

Burrum Chamber of Commerce

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121st GENERAL MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 1st DECEMBER, 2008

Discussion was had on the following matters of community concern

1…Donation from BBS of $500 to distribute to community by chamber

2…Developers keen to activate projects in this area

3…Council slow in some respects to fast track approvals for projects

4…Flight school proposal earlier discussed raised again

5…Rural enterprise project with councilor Gerard O’Connell and Chronicle to highlight

6..Written approval for re-alignment of boundaries at the HTSC project slow in coming.

7…Triathlon not a goer. Bike ride may be more viable

8…Lenthalls dam area and animal access brought up

9…Railway land usage at Howard mentioned

10..Welcome project with some pros & cons raised

11..Earlier court case chamber had won and costs awarded in favour

12..Chamber & Progress Assoc to consider joint meetings in some cases

13..Chamber to support business enterprise here and encourage more activity

14..Bus service ,Richards Rd & Bendigo bank were also discussed

NEXT MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, 2nd FEBRUARY, 2009.

Meeting closed at 8.40 pm.

*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard *Secretary – Rhonda Davison *Treasurer – Alan Russell *Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

Email…. [email protected] P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

CHAMBER PUBLISHED MINUTES FEBRUARY 2009

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122nd GENERAL MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 2nd FEBUARY, 2009

Discussion was had on the following matters of community concern

1…New treasurer for Burrum Chamber of Commerce appointed

2…Police numbers in Howard to now increase from 2 to 5 persons

3…Wide Bay Water report on state grant application to sewer Howard

4…Street light application Nov 2006 still not acted on by council

5…Howard-Torbanlea bridge, a lifeline to area but dangerous

6…Funding of Bridge upgrade by council please

7…Where are our rates monies from Burrum District being spent?

8… Fraser Coast Economic Profile Booklet – discrepancies regarding Howard

9…Councillor O’Connel seeks continued support for the ‘Greet Group’

10..Pacific Haven Circuit area a nightmare for following street numbers

11…Accurate flood & old mines maps to be made available to council & developers

12..Development Seminar hosted by HB to be attended by selected Burrum members

13..Coal mining to go ahead in the area near Howard. Expect 50-100 jobs..!!

14…Local Chambers and council to have 3 monthly meetings-Planned

15…Transport/Truck issues with coal mining activities

16…Arthur Thompson [SES Leader] send off function praised

17…Newspapers to interview selected successful local businesses

18…Update on Fraser Coast Rural Enterprises concept

19…Chamber members to submit their emails & staff for inclusion in mailouts

20…New SES leader temp. appointed. Tim Carson introduced to members

NEXT MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, 2nd MARCH, 2009.

Meeting closed at 8.50 pm.

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*President – Bill Gosewisch *Vice President – Mal Chard *Secretary – Rhonda Davison *Treasurer – Bill Brown *Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha

Email…. [email protected] P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

CHAMBER PUBLISHED MINUTES APRIL 2009

124th MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 6th APRIL, 2009

Meeting commenced at 7.10pm.

Matters under discussion were:- www.burrumcc.org.au

1…Fire and Flood Appeal function to be held at the Community Centre 19th April 2009. Please attend..

2…Rural Enterprise proposal, Contact Jocelyn of Fraser Coast Chronicle in promoting your business

3…Meeting with Fraser Coast Councils CEO Mr. Andrew O’Brien and Finance Adviser Andrew Jackson

4…Steam train stopping at Howard @ 1:30pm Howard. Hopefully a regular event.

5…A $200 donation to a community member for a needy cause selected by the chamber to be paid.

6…Up to date local flood and mineshaft maps to be followed up, sourced and acquired by the chamber

7…Lentalls dam overflow issues flyer received and discussed. Are we in danger of flooding or not???

Refers http://www.independentdamsafetymonitors.com/ .

8…Increase your business-Workshops by State Gov. Bob Hockey in Maryborough. Ring him.

9…Workshops for small communities. Councils to take heed says Mal Chard from the Chamber.

10..Planter boxes, new Howard town entry sign and walk of achievement projects under way.

11..Bursary supplied by our chamber to the local schools raised again for reinstatement.

12…Councilor Gerard O’Connell highlighted his ideas on local input and development

13..Chamber welcomes M.Webber & T.Barlow & their new business ‘Feral Penguin Computers’

14..Railway land project and proposals – No further advancement made to date.

15..Burrum chamber of commerce has now a web presence http://www.burrumcc.org.au

We are soliciting current members to view the web presence and to submit the details of themselves and their business to be included in the member’s area for access by members and the community.

They are also invited to participate in making comments on issues in progress or under discussion by the chamber of any other matters of concern to them as business people in the area.

Record of minutes will be archived on the site as will information about local events and businesses.

Included also details on the executive members of the chamber and flyers and notices of events and articles of interest to our members. NEW MEMBERS INVITED TO JOIN.

WE ARE HERE TO SERVE THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY OF THE AREA

TELL US WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU SUCCEED AND PROSPER

Henry Sapiecha Publicity Officer Burrum Chamber of Commerce [email protected]

President B.Gosewisch Ph-41290181– Vice Pres. Mal Chard Ph-41290996

–Secretary. Rhonda Davison 41290422

MEETING CLOSED AT 8.10PM.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 5TH MAY, 2009

(NOTE CHANGE OF NIGHT – MONDAY 4TH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY).

CHAMBER PUBLISHED MINUTES MARCH 2009


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123rd MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY. 2nd MARCH, 2009

Meeting commenced at 7.10pm.

Points of discussion made were:-

1…Effort from the BBS, P A,BCC and Community Centre to donate money $200 to a nominated needy person for sewer installation after partner died.

3…. Fund raiser – Community Centre will be holding a fire victims fund raiser on Sunday, 19th April – dinner show from 5.30pm – cost $25.00 – $30.00 – requests that as many members as possible attend. Contact secretary with your bookings.

4…Burrum River Bridge [our lifeline] upgrade with footpath and lighting,

5…Town entries/exits, security cameras, boom gates at railway crossings

6…Best use of council reserve land in the area. Airport and General industry usage.

7…The “Steam Train” would be going through on 15th April – unsure if it is stopping in Howard. Contact vice president for details.

10…We need larger development sites here for accommodation projects. No motels etc here for stopovers. Need more land approved by council for this use.

11… Infrastructure – Sewerage, expansion of Community Centre, railway land howard, playground, picnic facilities, playgrounds howard burrum,swimming areas,rural enterprise,Railway Land and Town Area Improvement (footpath’s etc).

12… Recreation – enlarge/improve Skate Park and playground/bridge, riverside – develop picnic facilities and swimming areas.

13…Rural Enterprise programme is keen to get local businesses exposed in the media. Contact us via the president/vice/secretary.

14…S.T.E.P.S. had reps at the meeting highlighting the government grants available to employers of disabled people

15…Sympathy card to the Lawrey family for the sad passing of a local business identity Bob Lawrey

MEETING CLOSED AT 8.45PM.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, 6th APRIL, 2009

Henry Sapiecha Publicity Officer Burrum Chamber of Commerce [email protected]

BURRUM RIVER FLOODS FROM LENTHALLS DAM?

WIDE BAY WATER CORPORATION HERVEY BAY  LENTHALLS DAM (QLD) GATES FAILURE 2008 –

A CASE STUDY IN GATE RELIABILITY AND HUMAN FACTORS, FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT RISK MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE.

Lenthalls Dam Crest Gates

The Lenthalls Dam Crest gates were installed in 2007 and failed to operate as designed from January 2008. In February 2008 high rainfall led to a moderate flood event, all gates inoperable. The gates failed to lower to release flood water.

In this incident, manual operation of the gates did not occur, it is believed the mechanism was not operable. The operating authority failed to implement the Emergency Action Plan and failed to evacuate flood impacted upstream sites. Three persons were put at risk due to upstream flooding.

Had the flooding been more prolonged or severe the persons trapped faced injury or death.

Australia has a strong reputation with respect Dam Safety and Incident management, this near fatal incident offers an opportunity to review and amend existing Dam Safety Requirements, Risk Management and Gate Reliability Criteria.

This incident provides an opportunity to review all current guidelines and enhance Dam Safety standards with emphasis on the importance of mitigating human failure and ensuring public safety.

For the Lenthalls Dam Gates Failure Research paper and the Gutteridge Haskins & Davies (GHD) Blank Emergency Action Plan for Wide Bay Water Corporation, City of Hervey Bay (Local Government Owned Corporation providing water and wastewater services), please refer to the links below. (requires Adobe Reader)

Click here to read the report and click here to view the Wide Bay Water Corporation Blank Emergency Action Plan prepared by Gutteridge Haskins & Davies (GHD).

Wide Bay Water Corporation Water Services Provider DRAFT Version of the Operation Manual for Lenthals Dam (prepared by Gutteridge Haskins & Davies) GHD and the Chief Executives Officers Responsibilty (Tim Waldron CEO).

Click here to read an extract of the Click here to read Wide Bay Burnett Conservation Council’s letter to the Minister Queensland State Government Department of Natural Resources and Water regarding Wide Bay Water Corporation (Local Government Owned Corporation) of former Hervey Bay City Council now Fraser Coast Regional Council and Interium Resource Operatiors Licence in 2004 and the innundation of Wongi Waterholes due to Lenthals Dam Gates failure to operate.

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 20th April 2009

WELCOME TO THE 1ST POSTING FOR THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- WE HAVE COME OF AGE

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL COMMUNITY

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TO THE NICEST PLACE IN AUSTRALIA

THE BURRUM DISTRICT of  QUEENSLAND

FRASER COAST – AUSTRALIA

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Our chamber of commerce [as others] has a mandate and a policy to promote and assist local existing businesses generally to be profitable and encourage new business to enter and prosper in the Burrum district.

The local Fraser Coast Council are updated regularly on developments in the area and are made aware regularly of requirements to facilitate business advancement in the district we represent.

The local progress association has a similar but more basic function in promoting advancement in the area. We have an arrangement where there should  be little conflict if regular dialogue in maintained.

The areas of our mandate cover –

Howard-Torbanlea-Toogoom-Burrum Heads-Burrum town

This also covers areas such as Pacific Haven, Stafford Estate and surrounds.

There are many modern efficient methods of having available and getting information  to our members and the community generally.

A web blog site such as this is a step in the right direction

A list of members businesses will be listed here for the record as well as the profiles of excecutive members.

Quick distribution of notices and minutes of meetings are important.

All available records of minutes in a published version will be posted here.

All members are requested to forward via email, details on their businesses in the form of text and photos. We will assess these for inclusion in this site.

These can include photos of business people themselves also to help personalize thier businesses to the viewing public.

Please include all contact details, especially email addresses.

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Submissions to be made to

[email protected] or [email protected]

Burrum Chamber of Commerce on world wide web

Burrum Chamber of Commerce on world wide web

The web address for the Burrum Chamber of Commerce >

burrumcc.org.au

The community at large as well as members are invited to place comments in this site on any issues raised to which one feels a response is warranted.

Posted by Henry Sapiecha 8th April 2009.

Publicity Officer for the Chamber.

In business we trust

In business we trust

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