OPPORTUNITY FOR BUDDING CHILDRENS NOVELESTS

An opportunity for emerging children’s authors and illustrators

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The Courier-Mail Little Big Book Club, in partnership with Fraser Coast Regional Libraries, is proud to present a special forum for those interested in writing or illustrating books for children. The award winning team of author, Frances Watts and illustrator, David Legge are embarking on a national tour to celebrate the release of the rollicking new book, Captain Crabclaw’s Crew.

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An informal session will be held at Hervey Bay Library, 161 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba on 13 May 2009 at 6.30 pm. Frances and David will discuss issues such as what makes a ‘good’ children’s book; tips on getting published; and the role of literary agents and editors.

About the book

‘Shivering shellfish,’ Captain Crabclaw said proudly, as he admired his

brand-new pirate ship, the Speedy Squid. ‘Now all I need is a fearsome crew…’

But Captain Crabclaw didn’t expect to sail in search of treasure with a duck…and a cow…and a chicken…and an elephant…and a giraffe! It’s hoist the mainsail and anchors aweigh with the most unusual pirate crew the high seas have ever seen! This rollicking tale of swashbuckling and scrambled eggs will delight landlubbers young and old. From the award-winning creators of Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books and Kisses for Daddy.

About the author, Frances Watts

Frances Watts’ first book for children, Kisses for Daddy, also illustrated by David Legge, was an Honour Book in the Early Childhood category of the 2006 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards. Her second project with David Legge, Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books was the Eve Pownall award winner of the 2008 CBCA Awards for Best Information Book. Frances lives in Sydney’s inner west.

About the illustrator, David Legge

David Legge is the illustrator of many innovative picture books, including the award-winning Bamboozled, Baby Boomsticks, Kisses for Daddy and the award-winning Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books. Not only is he a firm favourite with the CBCA, David is a consistent winner of the Children’s Choice awards throughout Australia. David lives in Sydney.

For further information or to book contact Hervey Bay Library on 4197 4220.

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Supplied by

Linda Harris
Councillor,
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Ph: 0417 711 993

FRASER COAST COUNCIL ENVIRONMENT AWARDS

MEDIA RELEASE

27 April 2009

Mayor’s Environment Awards

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The hard work and dedication of residents who help the environment will be recognised by the Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor, Councillor Mick Kruger.

Nominations for the inaugural Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor’s Environment Awards opened on Monday April 27 and will close on May 27.

Nomination forms are available from the Fraser Coast Regional Council offices in Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Tiaro or can be downloaded from the council’s website www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au.

The winners will be announced on World Environment Day, June 5.

“The awards are open to everyone from people who pick up rubbish on their daily walk to volunteer groups doing major restoration projects,” Mayor Mick Kruger said.

“The council is very aware of the need to protect the environment. It has helped set up a number of groups where volunteers look after areas of the region’s foreshore and parks.

“These awards are a way for council to recognise and reward everyone who makes an effort to look after our environment.”

The categories for the awards include:

  • Fraser Coast Environmentalist of the Year. The award recognises individuals who have been a positive force for carrying out environmental work, organising projects or setting an example to the community.
  • Fraser Coast Young Environmentalist of the Year. The award highlights the efforts of young people (17 years of age and under on 1 January 2009) who show leadership in environmental projects.
  • Environmental School. The award recognises an outstanding school project that encourages and promotes environmental activity and awareness.

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SOURCED BY Henry Sapiecha-Publicity Officer

Received from

Linda Harris
Councillor,
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Ph: 0417 711 993

NOTIFY US OF YOUR BURRUM AREA PROJECT

All projects to be made known to the locals and others alike.

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If you have a pet project you would like promoted via this site please submit the details for us to post it here for access by everyone.

There  will be a category listing all the projects in the Burrum area.

Our aim is to have all projects in the Burrum district posted here for any new prospective business or peoples who wish to look at moving into the area and want to know what is going on here by way of progress.

This will give them some level of comfort in making a decision to move here to contribute their expertise to our local community either as a business or as a valuable member of the local workforce.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT NOW

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO BURRUM CHAMBERS MEMBERS

Regular ARTICLES

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Over a period of time there will be placed into this web site blog some articles of interest that promote good and profitable business practices.

Opportunities for members will be posted for access and use if required.

They will be selected at random from various sources and posted here for your reference.

These articles will not necessarily be sanctioned nor solicited by the executive of the chamber or its members.

They will be placed here as a service to Burrum Chamber of Commerce members and the community generally by the editor of this blog and the publicity officer of the Burrum Chamber of Commerce – Henry Sapiecha.

There is the opportunity for members to submit their profiles for inclusion in this web site-So send in your photos and info-

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Feel free to constructively comment on these postings at any time.

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CHAMBER PUBLISHED MINUTES SEPTEMBER 2008

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Our AGM at the last meeting in September for the chamber of commerce saw out the past executives and new admin members were elected & appointed with the return of the past president as the head of the group.

Fraser Coast Regional Councilor Dave Dalgliesh chaired the election & appointments after presidents report.

Other councilors past and present were also in attendance. We thank them for that & their show of support

New administration committee panel is at the foot of this letterhead

Various items of interest to the Burrum District residents were brought up and discussed @ its 118th meet..

1…Sewerage

2…Zoning of Trades & Services land

3…Burrum Town & Lower Thomas St Council land

4…Bendigo Community Bank

5…Powerhouse & Picnic boat ramp area

6…Security cameras

7…Lentils Dam Rd upgrade

8…Triathlon Idea for the district

9…Railway land & Maria Creek

Donations of $50 each was made by the Chamber to the local kindergarten and the prostate cancer cause championed by Councilor Dave Dalgliesh. We are always softies for a great cause..

Court action by an aggrieved member requiring wheelchair access to the earlier venues for the meetings was ruled in our favour to the delight of all other members and the admin team.

Local developers John Turnbull and yours truly were praised by the president past and current for our efforts and real progress in providing some work opportunities and infrastructure for the area by developing Industrial and Trades & Services zonings currently with council.

Town planner from FCRC Mike Ellery was very helpful and informative with responses to some proposed developments in the Howard/Torbanlea region. We thank Gerard O’Connell for assisting in arranging our meeting. Written email responses were obtained within several days on all projects put forward.

Local sporting teams were seeking sponsorship for their matches and owners of Python Jungle Plant Nursery and Licensed Fish Aquacultural Centre at Howard took it upon themselves to sponsor some of the local teams when the secretary outlines the teams requiring sponsorship.

The meeting was well attended with the president of the local progress association also in attendance

Business operators as well as all Burrum citizens are encouraged to become members and attend meetings

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

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Email…. bcc@acbocallcentre.com

P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

CHAMBER PUBLISHED MINUTES OCTOBER 2008

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119TH GENERAL MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 6TH OCTOBER, 2008

Some lively debate was had on the issues concerning the Burrum District residents’ needs for the area

The chief points raised by members / guests for actioning were

1…..Drainage & Sewerage for the Howard area

2…..More police stationed here.

3…..Burrum town update

4…..Bus services for district.

5…..Footpaths.

6…..Street lighting in 60klm zones.

7…..Curb & Channeling.

8…..Boat ramp maintenance.

9…..Bendigo bank.

10….Triathlon.

11….Areas museums.

12….Councilors attendance of chambers meetings.

13…..List of works to be provided to council for this area

14…..Liaison officer appointed between Progress Assoc. & Chamber

15…..Disappointing turnout to discuss huge council rate increases for area

16…..Burrum News offered front page colour to members for good rate

NEXT MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, 3RD NOVEMBER, 2008.

Meeting closed at 8.45 pm.

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

*Publicity Officer – Henry Sapiecha Email…. bcc@acbocallcentre.com P.O. Box 174 Howard Q4659

CHAMBER PUBLISHED MINUTES NOVEMBER 2008

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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…. bcc@acbocallcentre.com 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…. bcc@acbocallcentre.com 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…. bcc@acbocallcentre.com 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 admin@burrumcc.org.au

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).