HERVEY BAY CHAMBER REVAMPS THEIR WEB SITE

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OF HERVEY BAY CHAMBERS  REVAMPED WEB SITE

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BURRUM CHAMBER  LEADS BY EXAMPLE

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Dear Members and Supporters,

The Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce proudly launches its new website www.herveybaychamber.asn.au which will keep you up to date with all the latest information and news.

We would like to take this opportunity to ask each member to have a look at their details and ensure they are up to date with information and logos. Please click here to download a website information form if you would like to change or add your member details

If you would like to provide feedback on the new site, please email Sharon Philp at admin@herveybaychamber.asn.au

Caroline Vinson
Chamber Vice President

BURRUM MEMBERS ARE ALSO TO NOTE THE SAME REQUEST IS MADE OF THEM RE THEIR DETAILS IN OUR SITE HERE

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 29th June 2009

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BCC MEMBER PROFILE – JOHN & ALISON TURNBULL

A MEMBER OF WORTH IN THE COMMUNITY

Mover and Shaker who gets things done and does not slow down

LOCAL PROPERTY DEVELOPER AND BUSINESSMAN

Mr John Turnbull and Alison his hardworking wife

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This high profile member employs several people here in the district and has a number of  property and business developments either currently under way or in the pipeline.

In due course his full profile will be disclosed here for our fellow members and the community generally to fully appreciate the calibre of this member and his family and his worth to our local community

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Published by Henry Sapiecha 29th June 2009

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BURRUM TOWN DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

BURRUM TOWN HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR SOME TIME…………
HERE IS THE LATEST INFO ON THE COUNCIL OWNED LAND
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Letters between us and the council indicate they will consider selling
but need certain info supplied to them first.
This info has to be supplied by way of engaging consultants etc at the cost of the applicant to put forward various reports on the different aspects of the development.
The problem with this is the expense of doing so and then the thing goes out to tender and the expense not reimbursed to the original applicant.
Does not compute….Someone would have to pay for this assessment up front. Council perhaps or at least some way of compensating for the applicants costs for doing the assessment.
For the record the following is presented to our members……
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Henry
As advised, none of the submissions received covered the issues satisfactorily.  For Council to consider this matter further, it would need to be assured that these matters were addressed appropriately, at the developer’s expense, and yes, tenders would need to be called.  To my knowledge, Leigh Bennett’s engagement by Council is not related to this matter.  If you wish to put forward a further proposal, please mark it to my attention.  thanks
Janet Campbell

Principal Officer – Property Management
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Phone: (07) 41974358
Fax: (07) 41974455
Web site: http://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au


From: Henry Sapiecha [mailto:admin@acbocallcentre.com]
Sent: Monday, 22 June 2009 2:07 PM
To: Janet Campbell (HB); Leigh Bennett; sue-bill@bigpond.com; john.semfield@bigpond.com
Subject: Re: burrum town-henry sapiecha
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Hi Janet :-*

Thanks for the response.
I take it that the earlier submissions made by myself and others did not fullfil the reports ‘criteria’ needed by council.
If the necessary detailed reports were supplied to council on the matters raised in your email attachment herein,
then I take it the council would give due consideration to the sale of the property providing the guidelines are followed and the property once again put up for tender.
The reports would have to meet your requirements and would have to be compiled at ones own cost I assume or is that what Leigh Bennett has been engaged by council to do and from his assessment council would be setting guidelines on the sale to a developer?
I have CC’d this email to our president and my associate local developer John Turnbull and Leigh Bennett.

Regards
Henry Sapiecha
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Burrum Chamber of Commerce
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www.burrumcc.org.au

Janet Campbell (HB) wrote:

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Hello Henry
Your previous submission was presented to Council in 2005, along with other submissions, and Council agreed unanimously that no submission be accepted.  Subsequent to that the attached brief was drafted and was forwarded to you and others to assist in any future submissions regarding the development of Burrum Town.  The situation remains the same, with the issues outlined in the brief needing to be addressed before Council can consider any further proposals.  thanks
Janet Campbell
Principal Officer – Property Management
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Phone: (07) 41974358
Fax: (07) 41974455
Web site: http://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au

From: Henry Sapiecha [mailto:admin@acbocallcentre.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 16 June 2009 9:59 AM
To: Leigh Bennett; sue-bill@bigpond.com; Gerard O’Connell (HB); Janet Campbell (HB); Janet Campbell (HB); john.semfield@bigpond.com
Subject: Re: burum town-henry sapiecha
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Thanks for the reply 🙂
What project does ‘this’ refer to in your response?
We at the chamber were of the impression that you were collating info
on local community project needs and aspirations to assemble in some form to present to council for assessment after you give your input to them
based on the needs of the communities you visit.
Your response gives us little or no information.
Can you elaborate Leigh?

Regards
Henry Sapiechas-logo-hs-signature2

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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

Leigh Bennett wrote:

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Hi Henry

Sorry I am only engaged with the Council for this ??project, so cannot help or comment on the matters below too much.  Janet did do some work on Burrum Town but I will have to leave that for the current Council to answer.

cheers

Leigh Bennett

enterprise-innovations

Phone  07 41976983

Mobile  0438712738

www.enterpriseinnovations.com.au

PO Box 1788

Hervey Bay Qld 4655


From: Henry Sapiecha [mailto:admin@acbocallcentre.com]
Sent: Friday, 5 June 2009 2:29 PM
To: leigh@enterpriseinnovations.com.au; sue-bill@bigpond.com; gerard.oconnell@frasercoast.qld.gov.au
Subject: burum town-henry sapiecha

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Hi Leigh 🙂

We appreciated your input at our last chamber meeting at Howard .
I had emailed you some stuff on projects in the area
Can you comment on any of them as an advisor to council ?

*Also when you were in council the Burrum Town presinct was on the agenda
I submitted a proposal for developing the parcel after council had called for expressions of interest
It [the project] was shelved for some reason by Janet Campbell.
I was wondering what the status was for the Burrum Town parcel as far as the council was concerned.
Can my proposal  be resurrected and is it still on file to be reassessed once again and perhaps detailing any shortcomings so one can possibly make adjustments to the submission so it fits in with councils criteria

Regards
Henry Sapiechas-logo-hs-signature2

PH-0741290152
M-0411896524
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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STOP THE GREEDY QLD GOVERNMENT MONEY GRAB

STOP THE QLD GOV FROM RAISING THE CAR REGO FEES
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MONEY GRABBERS ARE AT IT AGAIN
THE PROMISES MADE MEAN NOTHING TO THE PREMIER.
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WHAT ARE WE TO DO??
TELL THEM WE DO NOT APPROVE
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QLD Government is proposing to increase Vehicle Registration by 20%.  I know that most can barely afford rego now, I,m not impressed paying an extra $250 per year, how about you? In simple terms this would mean that we will pay about $800 a year for car rego when Victoria only pays about $300!
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Click on the below link which takes you to the QLD Government E-petitions website.  Petition now to stop increase of Car Rego in QLD.

Please forward this onto every Queenslander you know and get voting….

ASIC MEETING INVITATION – BOAT CLUB HERVEY BAY

Dear Members and Supporters,

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You are invited to attend a meeting with ASIC
24th June, 2009 – 10.00am – 12 Noon
Hervey Bay Boat Club

RSVP by tomorrow to sue.fosten@asic.gov.au

Following nomination by your respective representative body,  I wish to extend an invitation to meet with me on Wednesday 24th June, 2009.   I will host the meeting to be held in the  Board Room, Hervey Bay Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan between 10.00-12.00noon, with a light luncheon to be served.
This meeting is part of an increased level of engagement between ASIC and its stakeholders, including those in regional areas, and follows the implementation in late 2008, of a significant restructuring of ASIC.  Among the key objectives of that restructure is ensuring a balance between national and regional issues, and more proactive knowledge of emerging developments.  I will discuss the restructure, its key objectives and the role of Regional Commissioners at our meeting.

The key aim of the meeting is to establish 2-way communication and networks between ASIC Queensland and your region, and I have already met with the Brisbane offices of each of your representative bodies.  I look forward to the opportunity of hearing directly from you as to the important issues in and for your region, likely developments over the next 6 to 12 months, and also your views on some of the issues which have arisen from the current economic conditions.  It is hoped that these regional liaison meetings will be able to be conducted twice a year, as one element of an ongoing liaison with your region.

I do not propose a formal meeting agenda, but rather to lead a general discussion around the above topic areas and others you may wish to raise.  Please feel free to email me prior to the meeting with particular topics for discussion should you wish to do so.

Again, we very much appreciate your time and willingness to engage with us in such consultation meetings and I look forward to meeting you on 24th June.  We would appreciate your  rsvp by 17th June 2009 to Sue Fosten on 07 3867 4738  or  sue.fosten@asic.gov.au.

Kind Regards
Maree Blake
Regional Commissioner Queensland

Received and posted by Henry Sapiecha 18th June 2009

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST JUNE 24TH 2009 – 7am

Dear Members and Guests,


Chamber Breakfast – Wednesday 24th June, 2009
at 6.45am for a 7.00am start at the Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive Urangan

JUNE – HERVEY BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST

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Our Guest Speaker this Month will be

Cheryl-Anne Laird, Director, Livingstones Australia

Topic: The Fair Work Act – What employers need to know

You’ve read all about the changes in the Fair Work Act and you think you are across the big picture. Putting it into practice is a different matter. What do you need to do in your organisation to prepare for the new industrial relations environment?

At this breakfast, Ms Cheryl-Anne Laird, a Director of Livingstones Australia, will provide an overview of the most significant issues for Employers as a result of the Fair Work Act. You need to act now, as some of the changes come into effect on 1 July, 2009.

Livingstones Australia is a unique team of industrial relations, psychology and human resource specialists who deliver practical and holistic people solutions to employers. They possess an enviable track record and more than 26 years industrial advocacy and representation in all State and the Federal jurisdictions.

Cheryl-Anne Laird is regularly sought out to present papers at conferences and has a high industry profile through her tenures as the past-President of both the Queensland and Australian Industrial Relations Societies.

NEW – PRE-PAYMENT OF CHAMBER BREAKFASTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR EFT.
CASH AND CHEQUES STILL BEING ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR


For a low Cost of of $15 for Chamber members or $20 Non Members you really can’t afford to miss these great speakers.

Please RSVP before close of business Monday, 22 June 2009.

Click Here to RSVP (if you wish to pay at the door)
Click Here to RSVP (f you wish to pay by EFT or Credit Card)

Or Phone The Chamber Secretariat Sharon Philp on T: 0428 725 662

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 16th June 2009

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WANTED – FOR SALE – JOBS. NOW FREE CLASSIFIEDS IN BURRUM CHAMBER SITE

Need a job, Want to hire, Going to sell, considering a swap, offering services – products.

Then you are now in luck. blue-tick-on-box-white-back

FREE ADVERTS FOR MEMBERS – CLASSIFIEDS

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Each financial member of the burrum chamber can currently place inTHREE 4 line text only adverts for their services and or products.

*All adverts for job offers and or work wanted will be  FREE to not only members but also to the community at large. Maximum 4 lines of text

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*At the header of the site please find the WANTED and FOR SALE links to take you to the required classifieds.

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*Each advert can be placed for up to 3 months at a time, at which time it shall be removed unless you alter it before hand. Minimum period for an advertisement is 14 days.

Members then can have 3 FREE adverts on a continuous basis.

A photo can be placed in an advert for an additional one time fee of $15.

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*Any non members who want to place adverts outside of the job catergory will be charged a one time fee of $15 for the 3 month period.

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CONTACT US HERE WITH YOUR DETAILS OR ENQUIRIES

admin@burrumcc.org.au

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BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MINUTES – JUNE 2009

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126th MEETING OF THE BURRUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INCORPORATED HELD ON MONDAY, 1ST JUNE, 2009

Meeting commenced at 7.10pm.

Items raised in discussion

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Council attendees –

Andrew Jackson, Gerard O’Connell, Leigh Bennett.

SOME IDEAS BEING SUBMITTED TO THE ABOVE BY MEMBERS WERE

1. Tracy Barlow -How will ideas affect Howard – improving the environment would be advantageous – do not wish to see Howard an outer suburb of Hervey Bay – agreed that some industrial areas will need to be developed but would like to see it remain mainly a rural area.

2. Consensus was that plans should not be based around a large influx of residents (urban sprawl) but hoped to see business growth without going too big.

3. Henry Sapiecha – stated that while this was good, he hoped it would not jeopardise people and business – natural progression.

4. Bill Gosewisch – would like to see sustainable development for job placements (i.e. accommodation, age care facility and small businesses). Also stated that there were 2 primary schools in the area but that our children had to then travel to Hervey Bay, Maryborough or Childers to attend High School. Meeting agreed that this was not in the best interest of the town as we were losing our young people to larger towns – Gerard O’Connell to follow up with Education Dept.

5. Carol Robertson – Howard should remain the hub of the District – simple signage would be advantageous to the area.

6. Yvonne Melverton – small industrial area should be developed to provide employment for our young people.

7. Some projects in the shire are being considered by the Council and these need to be maintained in an organised manner.

8. Andrew Jackson asked if we were able to get Broadband and good mobile reception – was told good in town but fades as you move away from town – impacts on business people who work from home as well as families. Was told that there was a fibre optic cable in area – further investigation to be made.

9. Henry Sapiecha – asked what impact/reaction from Council to a proposed development of 300 affordable homes – would need to be reviewed by Town Planners – on land classed as rural the State Govt. is involved – very hard to change from rural to urban development.

10. Helen Day – suggested a parcel of land be made available for development which would retain the “village” lifestyle – needs some sort of balance.

11. Sewerage – Street scaping –Area accommodation – Aged care facilities etc all raised for discussion

12. Debbie Trapnell –We need a more even council allocation of money

13. Henry Sapiecha – asked about the Bridge – not Council responsibility – this is an important link to the town – pedestrian footpath needed or converted to a weir with road, which would tie in with safety issues.

Closed @ 8:50pm.

Next meeting to be held on Monday 6th July 2009

*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

Published by Henry Sapiecha 15th June 2009

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SAY – NO – TO REMOVAL OF FUEL SUBSIDY IN QUEENSLAND

SAY NO TO REMOVAL OF FUEL TAX SUBSIDY

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BY THE QUEENSLALD GOVERNMENTBLIGH

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SIGN THE PETITION AND PASS IT ON TO OTHERS

FROM…

Nerissa Plumridge

Community Resource Officer

Department of Communities (Child Safety Services) – Central Zone

Phone:  (07) 4190 4560  (Ext: 66581)

Fax:  (07) 4190 4599

Mobile: 0411 779 655

Email:  nerissa.plumridge@communities.qld.gov.au

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Confident children and young people who are safe and valued by society,

especially those children and young people who have been harmed or who are at risk of harm

Dearer fuel for child welfare programme.


From: Cherie McGregor [mailto:Cherie.McGregor@frasercoast.qld.gov.au]
Sent: Monday, 15 June 2009 8:38 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: FW: Fuel subsidy petition Queensland

Kind Regards

Chérie McGregor

Senior Community Development Officer
Fraser Coast Regional Council

Telephone: (07) 4190 5822
Web site: http://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au .


From: CHELSEA SMITH [mailto:chelsea.smith@live.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 9 June 2009 1:50 PM
To: Adsy head; Amanda Scougall (HB); Amy Quinn; Ashley Stackman (HB); Ben Lavendar
Subject: FW: Fuel subsidy Queensland

For those in Queensland, some of you may be  unaware of the State Government’s plans to  scrap the fuel subsidy in the  July budget. Without this subsidy, fuel will  become approximately  9c/litre more expensive and registration costs on all vehicles will  increase.  The RACQ is doing an online poll/petition which they intend  to send to Premier Bligh objecting the scrapping of the subsidy.
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*** WE ARE WATCHING YOU PREMIER ANN BLIGH

Please sign it  here, and forward this email to anybody else you know in this State!!

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CLICK ON LINK BELOW HERE FOR YOUR FORM.

http://www.racq.com.au/promotions/fuel_tax_subsidy_petition

Assembled and posted by Henry Sapiecha

15th June 2009

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SEARCH LIBRARY CONTENTS FROM HOME COMPUTER

New cards and on-line

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for

Fraser Coast library users


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Library users can now search the collections of the five Fraser Coast libraries on the internet using the updated Web Browser-based search application (WebOPAC) and readers are being issued with new regional library cards.

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Fraser Coast Regional Councillor Linda Harris said the regional WebOPAC gave readers the opportunity to search and reserve the collections in Hervey Bay, Burrum Heads, Howard, Maryborough and Tiaro libraries.

“Previously readers would have had to search three different catalogues to see if the book they were after was available but now it only takes one search. Readers were also having to reserve material in different catalogues and remember to renew their loans at the different branches or online in two places and it also meant inter-branch loans took longer to process,” she said.

Now library customers can search, reserve books and renew loans on line in a one-stop web interface, and books can be transferred from library to library the same day by courier.

The Fraser Coast libraries have also purchased card printers for all branches to issue new regional library cards which reflect the regional service. The new card allows readers to borrow at any branch with the one library card.

Councillor Harris said plans were also under way for self-service kiosks at the main branches of Hervey Bay and Maryborough at which readers could independently check out books they want to borrow.

More information is available at any of the Fraser Coast libraries.

Received and published by Henry Sapiecha 12th June 2009

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