DRAFT PLANNING SCHEME FOR THE FRASER COAST IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR YOUR COMMENTS & VIEWING

LODGE YOUR VIEWPOINT NOW ON THE PROPOSED NEW PLANNING SCHEME FOR THE FRASER COAST

The draft Fraser Coast Planning Scheme is now open for public comment.

Submissions close at 4.45pm on Friday, 12 April 2013.

The draft Fraser Coast Planning Scheme will affect what you can do with your land, what your neighbour can do and what can happen in your street and neighbourhood. The new planning scheme will help Council to manage land use and development across the region in a sustainable way. It will help to plan for future growth while still ensuring that the Fraser Coast is a great place to live, work and play.

Council wants everyone to have their say on the draft Fraser Coast Planning Scheme and planning scheme policies, so the Fraser Coast can develop in a way that is consistent with the community’s vision. Public consultation will run from 18 February 2013 to 12 April 2013, with plenty of opportunities for you to gain information, both online and in your local area. In addition to ‘drop in’ information sessions to be held in Tiaro, Howard, Maryborough and Hervey Bay and a dedicated Planning Scheme Hotline, town planners will also be available to answer queries at the Maryborough and Hervey Bay Customer Service Centres.

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The draft Fraser Coast Planning Scheme is now open for public comment and we want to hear from you.

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EXPLOSIVE FORCE OF A HURRICANE TORNADO RIPS APART A BURRUM HEADS FRASER COAST QLD HOME & MORE

WHEN IS A HOUSE IN A STATE OF DESTRUCTION BY A TORNADO

WITH an explosive force that tore an entire wall off her home, Ann Roberts was thrown against her bedroom wall by the tornado that struck in the early hours of Sunday.

“We’ve been here for 18 years…I’ve never seen anything like it,” she said.

“It was frightening.”
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Mrs Roberts was in bed with her husband, Barry, when the worst of ex-cyclone Oswald hit Burrum Heads.

She said she had just got out of bed when the windows smashed, sending glass everywhere – including one large shard that embedded itself deeply into the wall just above their bed.

“I go thrown back so hard… it was like an explosion,” Mrs Roberts said.

Along with the extensive damage to their home, Barry said their boat and campervan were also damaged in the storm.

Their story was echoed by many other residents of Burrum Heads on Monday.

Next door, Kevin and Gay Parr also had glass shatter throughout their home.

They said the tornado happened so quickly there was nothing they could do to prepare for it, before it moved on in a narrow path of destruction towards the Hillcrest Caravan Park.
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Some 1500 properties lost power and dozens suffered serious damage such as roofs or walls being torn off by the strong winds.

A number of vehicles and boats were also damaged, with witnesses telling the Chronicle at least three boats were sunk during the storm, including a large local fishing trawler.

Huge trees were snapped in half like twigs and sheets of metal flew through the air until they found something to lodge into.

It was a night Ann will never forget and nor will the rest of Burrum Heads.



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TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES EVENT IS ON 22ND OCTOBER 2011

COUNTDOWN TO THE YEARLY EVENT KNOW AS THE TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES BEGINS.

The event is on October 22nd starting 10am on that Saturday.

Corporate support is well on track with around 500 supporters to be there in that area alone.

Helicopter joy flights will be on between races & the Miners Arms hotel will launch the event at 2pm on the same day.

More to come here in the next few days. This years event promises to be the best ever yet, so be there to enjoy the festivities.

Enquiries & ticket purchases should be directed to  >>>

Edith Rutherford     M-0409609971

torbanleapicnicraces@live.com.au
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FRASER COAST COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE ON AREA TO BE A SERVICE CORRIDOR FOR QUEENSLAND

TORBANLEA  & HOWARD AREA HAS ALL THE REQUIREMENTS TO FIT IN WITH THE PROPOSED SERVICE CORRIDOR IN QUEENSLAND AS OUTLINED BY OUR LOCAL FRASER COAST COUNCIL.

We have plenty of  land here for a major airport, industrial estates, transport terminals, electric trains & station, highway access, skilled available workforce, water supply, electric power, national broadband connection availability, short distance to beaches and more than adequate community services & facilities

One proposal I have suggested also was to have a huge ‘container terminal’ here to take some of the pressure from the Brisbane wharves. This would be serviced by the existing but upgraded rail & highway network in shifting the containers from the Brisbane wharves as they arrive there to here where they can be stored and dispersed from here to various locations around the state of Queensland.

I have access to corporations that will assist in putting together such a development given that this proposal is now possible. We need however to commission a report investigating the initiative.With the local & state governments co-operating and funding such a report, one can confidently march forward towards a prosperous future for our region

A great start is a local Fraser Coast central trades & services project that requires some support to kick start the proposal. Refer link below.

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**Refer the Fraser Coast council press release below

Council advocates for a service corridor

16 September 2011

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has called for the State Government to recognise the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay Burnett as a service corridor under plans to promote regional Queensland.

The push was contained in the Council’s response on the draft Queensland Regionalisation Strategy and draft Queensland Infrastructure Plan.

“The Fraser Coast and Wide Bay Burnett should be recognised as a service corridor to the developing gas and mining sectors next door,” Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger said.

The draft plans indicate that services account for at least 20% of the Queensland economy but fail to recognise the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay and Burnett in maps outlining Queensland’s economic zones. (See purple area to be added to map from planning document.)

“The map shows our region as a white void,” Cr Kruger said.

“Our submission on the draft documents includes support from Wide Bay Burnett Mayors, the Regional Development Authority, the Urban Development Institute of Australia – Wide Bay and all chambers of commerce  – for our region to be included as a service corridor to the growing resource sectors to the west and north.

“The Fraser Coast is more than just a tourism destination.  It is ideally positioned at the gateway to the gas and energy sectors so our skilled trades, manufacturing and service industries will have an important role in the development of the resource sector.

“Recognition of the Fraser Coast as a service centre will focus attention on our ability to provide equipment, logistics, fully serviced and affordable industrial land, land for homes as well as workers.

“It will also focus government attention on the need to fund infrastructure here so we are ready to meet the demand for new homes and industries to expand.

“The support of regional stakeholders to this proposal is strong and we urge the State to recognise the economic opportunities for the Wide Bay Burnett in these strategic plans that will guide future infrastructure investment and development of the state.”

The Council submissions on the Queensland Regionalisation Strategy and Queensland Infrastructure Plan have been lodged with the State Government as part of the community consultation process.  Outcomes are expected later this year.

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JOBS.JOBS & MORE COAL MINE JOBS FOR THE FRASER COAST SAYS THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER

Colton Coal Mining Job applications being accepted for the Fraser Coast says the local Fraser Coast Chronicle Newspaper.Great news for the local economy.

THE financial buy-in earlier this year by mining giant New Hope has set Maryborough's Colton Coal Mine project on track for a start as early as next year.

THE financial buy-in earlier this year by mining giant New Hope has set Maryborough’s Colton Coal Mine project on track for a start as early as next year.

Job applications are now being processed to help fill the 100 positions the mine will create and current mine workers already living on the Fraser Coast are at the head of the queue.

The long-awaited project has taken off since Ipswich-based coal company New Hope bought 59% of shares from Northern Energy Corporation (NEC) with a $238 million cash bid in February this year.

Acting chief executive officer of NEC, Shane Stephan, said the buy-in had provided the extra capital needed to get the project off the ground.

“The major change has been that the project has been reinvigorated now that New Hope has taken over,” Mr Stephan said.

“New Hope is very large and has the resources needed to get it going.”

Once it was up and running, the mine was set to inject about $20 million a year into the Maryborough economy in wages and local services.

“The key message is we are collecting resumes and the preference is for applications from appropriately qualified local people,” Mr Stephan said.

The site at Colton, north of Maryborough, covers just more than 1000 hectares and the company expected to mine about five million tonnes of coking coal in eight to 10 years.

“We are currently undertaking exploration drilling, and a follow-up environmental management plan is being lodged with the Department of Environment and Resource Management,” Mr Stephan said.

Following the plan’s approval, a public notification process would take place and the final paperwork would be completed to grant the mining lease.

“Once the lease is granted, which could be in the last quarter of 2012, we should be looking at starting work,” Mr Stephan said.

The coal would be sent by rail to Gladstone for export, initially through Barney Point and later through the Wiggins Island terminal.

 

COLTON MINE FAST FACTS

  • The project will boost the Maryborough economy by about $20 million a year.
  • About 100 jobs will be created for local plant operators, truck driver, electricians, surveyors and more.
  • The mine at Colton will be built near the site of a historic mine that operated from the late 1800s to the 1990s.
  • About half-a-million tonnes of coking coal will be extracted every year, for an estimated 10 years.
  • The mine is expected to open late next year.

To register interest in a job at the mine, visit www.northernenergy.com.au/work_with_us

Sourced from the local Fraser Coast Chronicle newspaper

FRASER COAST COUNCIL DELEGATION GETS RESULTS FROM MEETING WITH STATE LEADERS

Ministerial delegation brings results

A delegation led by Mayor Mick Kruger lobbying support for our region has received a positive response from state leaders and resulted in a meeting with Invest Queensland.

Seeking financial assistance and backing for major mining, marine and engineering projects that would generate employment and investment in our region, the local delegates met with Deputy Premier Paul Lucas, Treasurer Andrew Fraser and other ministers who reacted positively to the region’s initiatives.

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TV STATION AND NEWSPAPER MARRY UP FOR PROMOTION OF STAYCATIONS AT THE FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND


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FRASER COAST CHRONICLE & CHANNEL 7 TV PARTNER UP TO PROMOTE STAYCATIONS IN THE FRASER COAST

The region’s two largest media outlets, Channel Seven and the Fraser Coast Chronicle, are partnering with Council’s Fraser Coast Staycations marketing initiative by implementing a $100,000 multi-media campaign to boost the Fraser Coast economy.

Don’t miss your opportunity to leverage off this promotion for free.

If you haven’t already signed up as a business partner of the scheme and would like to know more about this free promotional opportunity, please contact:

Vanida Petts
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Phone: 4197 4731
Email: Vanida.petts@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

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GREAT FREE EVENT AT THE BURRUM RIVER.BE THERE.READ ON HERE…

ENTRY- FREE
SUNDAY 13th MARCH 2011

0800 to 1600.. Come and Join in on the
action-filled Charity Open Day for the
Qld Flood Appeal..Donations Please.
Sausage sizzle, and soft drinks for
sale. Abseil, Para Jump or Flying Fox
off the Commando Tower, Assault
Course, Kayaks, Volley ball, Cycle
Fish, BBQ, Picnic etc. See Charges.
Book a hut or caravan site if travelling
from afar.More below………….

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HOWARD GIVES TO FLOOD APPEAL @ AUCTION IN PEPPERS RESORT HERVEY BAY

A property auction last week at the Peppers Resort Hervey Bay saw a number of properties passed in .

What was sold was a voucher for 2 for accommodation with champagne, chocolates and breakfast for two nights at the resort.

Who else but yours truly Henry Sapiecha submitted the highest bid for the  above prize and the money was generously donated by the Peppers Resort to the Queensland flood appeal.

I need now to find someone to share the 3 days & 2 nights with at the resort

Howard once again gives to a worthy cause

HOWARD GIVES TO HERVEY BAY MUSEUM

GEORGE FROM THE HERVEY BAY MUSEUM WAS STUCK FOR A NEW MOTOR REQUIRED FOR A LATHE IN THE MUSEUM AFTER THE ONE IN THE MUSEUM BURNT OUT.

HENRY SAPIECHA FROM THE NEW FRASER COAST TRADES & SERVICES CENTRE @ HOWARD
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HEARD OF HIS PLIGHT AND DONATED A NEW 1.5HP ELECTRIC MOTOR TO THE MUSEUM.
HERE WE HAVE GEORGE ACCEPTING THE DONATED MOTOR ON BEHALF OF THE HERVEY BAY MUSEUM.