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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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FORUM ON A WORKING COUNTRY – INVITATION TO COMMUNITY LEADERS.13TH OCT. 2009

BUSINESS GROUPS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
INVITATION TO ATTEND
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You are invited to participate in a Keep Australia Working forum, being hosted by the Parliamentary Secretary for Employment, the Hon Jason Clare MP and Business Leader Mr Lindsay Fox.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
9:30am for a 10am start – concluding 12:30pm
Hervey Bay Boat Club
Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Queensland
The purpose of Keep Australia Working forums is to bring together key local business and community leaders to discuss how to:

  • maximise the impact of the stimulus package
  • support existing jobs and industry
  • promote new opportunities, new industry and new skills

  • identify what new skills need to be developed.
The forums are playing a major role in helping to activate local communities, with key stakeholders working together to create and maintain jobs and maximise opportunities created by the Government’s economic stimulus measures.
By attending the forum you will be playing a major role in identifying solutions to local employment problems. You will also have the opportunity to contribute directly to the development of the Regional Employment Plan for the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay priority employment area being written by the Local Employment Coordinator.
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The forum also provides you with the unique opportunity to share your experiences and ideas with the Parliamentary Secretary and Mr Fox.
If you would like to attend, please register via email or phone by close of business on Tuesday 6 October 2009 to:
Ms Leeha Debnam– [email protected] or phone (07) 4930 8114
Posted by Henry Sapiecha 28th Sept 2009
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Published by Henry Sapiecha 6th July 2009

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BCC MEMBER/EXECUTIVE PUBLICITY OFFICER – HENRY SAPIECHA

The pen is mightier than the sword they say

Henry Sapiecha has taken up the pen

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PUBLICITY OFFICER

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It is critical that communication lines are open and transparency in your dealings paramount with the community and members of the chamber of commerce Burrum and its affiliates and associates.

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There is a need for current and potential members of the chamber to evaluate the credentials and experiences of its executives.

With this in mind my profile is structured accordingly for viewing.

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red-tick-black-sq-white-back Has held directorship positions in various companies involved in property and business acquisition/operation and development.

red-tick-black-sq-white-back Advisor to the Pine Rivers Shire Council [now moreton shire]on commercial & industrial development and investment matters. Sale to council of 14 acres for industrial development, sold council solicitors other investment property.also.

red-tick-black-sq-white-back Provided 40 acres of industrial land to A.P.M. for their new $40 million paper mill facility in Brisbane’s north side.

red-tick-black-sq-white-back Project manager for 2 years for a shopping centre development in Brisbane. Obtained the Giant group of companies to set up their first store in Queensland, & other stores such as red rooster, sizzlers, video ezy, then on sold to Franklins Fresh.

red-tick-black-sq-white-back Owned and operated the north side building and home display complex for North Brisbane.

red-tick-black-sq-white-back Owned and operated Q.H.L. (Queensland House and Land) – House and land packages, house sales, land sales, etc.

red-tick-black-sq-white-backOwned and operated Compac Realty dealing under      license with development, commercial and industrial property and businesses.

There were also operations relating to insurance and finance broking

red-tick-black-sq-white-back I have had extensive experience, directorships, ownerships, investments and control of unit construction; engineering and electrical companies; supermarkets; motels; liquor barns; nightclubs; restaurants, hotels; the greyhound and horse racing industry; international commodity trading; tourism; accommodation; publishing and advertising; transport and distribution; and retail businesses of various types.

red-tick-black-sq-white-back Details and verification of above can be provided only to those on a need to know basis

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However locally my experiences have been:-

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blue-on-whiteOwner and operator of ‘The Bay Central Tavern’ and the ‘Big Can Liquor Barn’ Hervey Bay Qld

blue-on-whiteOwner of a backpacker business in Hervey Bay

‘Fraser beachside backpackers-Charles St’

blue-on-whiteOwner of ‘Sirens Restaurant Silver Service’ on the esplanade-now a thai restaurant.

blue-on-whiteOwner and publisher of ‘Hervey Bay Handiguide’ a large map in full colour with paid advertising etc

blue-on-whiteOwner and operator of ‘Fishing World’ on the esplanade Hervey Bay

blue-on-whiteAccommodation booking agent for ‘Yagubi multi cultural festival’ and others via ‘ACBO CALL CENTRE’ Australiawide Central Booking Office.

blue-on-whiteOwner of a cafe on the esplanade Hervey Bay Qld

blue-on-whiteAdded value to a 60 acre land parcel at the corner of Burrum River Rd and the Bruce Highway to become a 12 lot x 5acre lots subdivision with town water and onsold as a approved site for development to be released for buying by the public

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CURRENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE AREA

checklimegreenrigh1-57x85.Publicity officer Burrum Chamber of Commerce

checklimegreenrigh1-57x85Owner and sole director of

‘Wide Bay District Developments Pty Ltd’

checklimegreenrigh1-57x85Owner and sole director of

‘Mearcon Developments Pty Ltd’

checklimegreenrigh1-57x85Owner of QHL Queensland House & Land

checklimegreenrigh1-57x85Owner of HTSC – Howard Trades & Services project land at Old Bruce Highway Howard

checklimegreenrigh1-57x85Owner of 13 acres development land at Annie St Howard marked for an aged unit complex.

checklimegreenrigh1-57x85Owner of 60 acres on the Bruce Highway for a possible 300 modular home complex for’Grey Nomads’ people aged 50-70 years of age.

checklimegreenrigh1-57x85Ownership 50% of python jungle plant nursery and fish hatchery at Howard Qld

checklimegreenrigh1-57x85A stable of web sites and a massive email mailing list under construction at all times and growing.

Regards
Henry Sapiecha
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PH-0741290152
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Publicity Officer
Burrum Chamber of Commerce
Director
Wide Bay District Developments Pty Ltd
Mearcon Developments Pty Ltd
QHL Queensland House and Land

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