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CLEARING work now underway to return Point Lookout in Churchill Street, Maryborough, to a lookout has uncovered a mystery – what is behind the green door? A pad-locked green shed has been standing prominently on the footpath beside the lookout for years without anyone opening the door. Neither the current neighbours nor Fraser Coast Regional Council senior officers know what is in the shed. Councillor Chris Loft’s investigations so far have revealed nothing. He believes at least 15 years have passed since the shed was last opened and he is appealing to the public for information. “If no one has the key, council staff and I will have to break in with bolt cutters,” he said. Meanwhile, Point Lookout will soon live up to its name again with overgrown vegetation being cleared on the forgotten tourist attraction. Mr Loft said council staff and contractors were tidying the site to reveal the panoramic view where aborigine kids once lit smoke fires to alert customs staff of incoming ships. “It’s a gorgeous view up and down the river but some say it’s over 15 years since it could be used as a lookout.” Work is expected to be finished within a month.

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Graduates Jessy Bourke (left), Robert Booth, Pearce Booth, Carl Jensen, trainer Dave Sanders, Jacobus Bauwens and Raymond McIntyre watch as Justin Parsons entertains the audience with his didgeridoo. Also graduating on June 28 were Jesse Bonnick, Joshua Leafe and Travis Blake.

AIEMnet graduation a success A MONTH after the first group of 11 indigenous students graduated with engineering certificates in Maryborough, the next group is well on its way to achieving the same. The second group of 16 students participating in a training series for up to 50 Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islanders in Certificate II in Engineering and pathways to future employment are now into Week Four of their 12-week program and project co-ordinator Belinda Thompson is delighted with their progress. “This group includes two women who are enjoying the program as much as the men,” Ms Thompson said. On the first group’s graduation day, June 28, Jesse Bonnick (inset) proudly told Globe News of the structures he had made. “I made a glass table myself using scrap metal and donated glass,” he said. “It’s a one-of-a-kind table.” Justin Parsons made go-karts for his children aged 10, 12 and 14. “This course is a new beginning for me. I was living at Alice Springs and performed Page 2. Globe News, August-September, 2012

didgeridoo with a traditional dance group but recently moved back here. This training helped build my confidence with machinery, welding and angle grinding. I’d be happy to relocate my family again if it meant finding a job.” Ms Thompson from Australian Industry Engineering and Manufacturing Network (AIEMnet) said the industry-based association was working with the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and Fraser Coast Training and Employment Services (TESS) to deliver the program. As part of the program, students visit industry partners Downer Engineering, Vickers Aluminium Pty Ltd, Global Manufacturing Group and Dix Manufacturing Group of Maryborough, and J Smith & Sons Pty Ltd and Performax International Pty Ltd of Gympie. To find out more and register interest in the third and final program for 2012, contact Gail Endres or Cindy Griffen at Fraser Coast TESS on 4122 4444 or email gail@tess.org. au or cindyg@tess.org.au.

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A GROUP of local apprentices with the potential to be crowned Australia’s best at the National WorldSkills Championships later this year has hit a snag – State Government funding they were relying to get them to Sydney has been withdrawn. As a result, WorldSkills Australia - Wide Bay Regional Committee is now rallying support for the 20 apprentices because they have already proven they’re the best in the Wide Bay by winning a one-day regional competition. “At the end of August they’re to compete against the best apprentices from around Australia at the Sydney Showgrounds,” a spokesman said. “If they win, they could go to Germany in 2013 for the International Championships. “We are desperate for money. About $10,000 has already been raised. “If you have any ideas of businesses that would be interested in sponsoring or making a donation, please let us know. Competitors would have sponsors branded on their shirts. The competition is also an exhibition, so there are 100K+ visitors.” If you can help, contact Jody Ridgeway 0438 287 893 or Andrew Dower 0459 245 836.

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Beauty out to master tradies’ domain By Jocelyn Watts

Hospitality students mean big business NEXT time you’re nibbling on a delicious gourmet bruschetta or cocktail sized sushi roll at a function in Maryborough, chances are it has been prepared by one of Gabrielle’s students under the supervisions of Cecilia Esterhuizen (pictured). The Maryborough State High School hospitality teacher’s flare for international cuisine is influencing the students’ work so much the school’s restaurant food is now so popular they’ve had to turn down some jobs.

Maryborough Technology Challenge and the school’s internal events. Ms Esterhuizen said Aldridge State High School hospitality students also used the MSHS industrial kitchen, the only public school kitchen of its type in the area. Certificate II in Hospitality (Operations) and Certificate III in Tourism (through Wide Bay TAFE) are included in the school’s program and give students the opportunity to do work placements and traineeships while still at school. “As a reward for Year 12 students, I usually take them to Palazzo Versace, which is a five-star on the Gold Coast where they get to experience both front and back of house operations,” Ms Esterhuizen said.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell

Trade Training Centre a win on many levels The development of the Trade Training Centre in Maryborough is a win on many levels, Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell said. “The centre represents the coming together of schools, TAFE and industry.” “It is not just the significant investment in the building and outfitting the centre, it is the level of co-operation between all sectors that is fantastic and will reap great benefits for students. “By remaining at school students will have the opportunity to stay engaged and continue with their studies, while at the same time they will acquire the skills they will need to gain employment.” Cr O’Connell said he was particularly impressed with the backing that the Trade Training Centre had from Maryborough businesses such as Downer EDI, QCMS Razor and AIMNet. “Wth the backing of all education sectors and industry, the centre, and students, will have credibility and be sought after,” Cr O’Connell said. “It is perfect economic development: training our youths for jobs here in a training centre that has the confidence of the local companies which are industry leaders in their fields. “We have great teachers, the best training equipment and students who want to learn; I am sure that its reputation will put the centre at the forefront of training providers. “It offers students a career path and the perfect opportunity to get ahead. “I am sure that as its reputation grows, other areas will want to build on that success and we will see a trade training centre open in Hervey Bay as well.”

KATIE Thorburn had two careers in mind last year when she chose her Year 11 subjects at “We’re so busy, “Mrs Maryborough State High Esterhuizen said. “We have School. One involved constant bookings through microdermabrasion skin the year but at the moment scrubbers, the other plaswe’ve scaled down on the ma cutters and lathes. functions beBeauty and engineering cause our Year 12 have some parallels with students needed machinery but otherto prioritise their wise the industries are work and study.” worlds apart, particularly when it comes to shoes. Front page: Katie Gabrielle’s Katie chose steel-capped Thorburn and Trent Fuchs Restaurant runs workshop boots over high from Maryborough State as a small busiheels and has no regrets. High School at the Maryness, opening More than eight months borough Trade Training its doors to later, Katie has more than Centre that will be officommunity and just stepped up to the cially opened on Thursday, corporate funcmark. She is completing September 6. Katie holds tions as well a Certificate II in Ena cut-out she made using as catering gineering at the Marythe centre’s plasma cutter. for fundraisborough Trade Training ers, theatre Centre and as a high restaurants, achiever she participates in the AIEM network’s Engithe annual neering TALENT program. River Body Maryborough Trade Training Centre shows the manager Richard Jack (inset) said that chocolate under the TALENT program, higher sundae achieving students were employed by he made MRAEL Group as a School-Based Train- recently at ee who were placed within numerous Gabrielle’s AIEM Engineering employers, whereas Restaurant. normally they were involved with just one employer. Katie is among about 500 students receiving industrystandard training at the Maryborough Trade Training Centre, which will be officially opened on Thursday, September 6. An Open Day is planned for later this year when visitors will be able to see what’s inside the building. The state-of-the-art centre Sean Upton adjusts the drill press. on the corner of Ferry and Sussex streets was built in 2010 after a consortium of four public and private schools – Mary• Announce initial projects under the $115 million Building our Future borough State High School, Aldridge State High School, Riverside Schools fund Christian College and St Mary’s College – received funding from the Federal Government and an old TAFE building on the site was demol• Announce the first round of university scholarships for women in male ished. “Maryborough Trade Training Centre is no g dominated career and skills shortage areas rainin T e d white elephant,” Mr Jack said. “From the outl a Tra i c • Complete the first funding round to support chaplaincy in schools e offi side it may appear as though nothing much is Centr ing happening yet but inside it’s a hive of activity. open • Complete the skills and training Taskforce Report r 6 Industry is very impressed and there are excite b m e t p e S ing times ahead.” • Fund Step Up into Education initiatives for 2013 Certificates I and II in engineering, boat building, furnishing and furniture making are offered at the centre. “We are now delivering these qualifications through a Wide Bay TAFE partnership.” MEMBER FOR MARYBOROUGH Mr Jack also said the community organisations were being invited Shop 1, Comet Place, 133 Lennox Street, Maryborough Qld 4650 • PO Box 51 Maryborough Qld 4650 to use the centre after school hours. For more information phone P 4122 2277 Toll Free 1800 813 794 E maryborough@parliament.qld.gov.au F 4122 1980 MSHS on 4120 9333 and ask to speak with Mr Jack.

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The Irish are back to stay By Jocelyn Watts

Paul Crawford, the new owner of the Shamrock Hotel in Maryborough . . . the biggest thing about an Irish pub is not so much about what’s in it but about the welcome, how you’re looked after and how you felt.

BUDDING chefs looking for apprenticeships could be in luck if they spruce up their resumes and give them to Paul Crawford at the Shamrock Hotel on Walker Street, Maryborough. The pub’s new owner said he would be employing at least two apprentice chefs when the historic hotel reopens in early September. Mr Crawford and his family are bringing a touch of Ireland back to the Heritage City and currently renovating the Shamrock. How many more employees he can enlist depends on how well the revamped pub is received. “The more people who frequent the place, the more trade we’ll have, and the more opportunities for more employees.” In the meantime, local tradies and sports clubs are benefiting from the renovations. “Local tradies are doing our painting and electrical work and we’re donating all the old furniture to local sports clubs. “All being well, with council’s approval, we’ll also have a decking area outside and we want to turn the upstairs area into backpacker or budget accommodation with 44 beds, which

would bring 44 more people to town on a daily basis. If they each spent $10 to $15 every day, that’s quite a lot of extra revenue to the town. But that plan will depend on fire restrictions.” Mr Crawford is also investing in good quality carpets and Irish furniture and fittings to create a familyfriendly atmosphere, without Pokies, Keno and TAB. “The carpet is not like you’d see in any other pub – it’s like carpet you’d buy for your front room – and we have quite a lot of other Irish-themed stuff on order from Ireland, UK and America. We intend to make the function room a tradie’s bar. It’s not about separating people but about people

sitting in a space they’re comfortable with. “The colour scheme will be very Irish in cream with black and gold trimmings, and the outside will be illuminated so people can see the building from a long way off. “But the biggest thing about an Irish pub is not so much about what’s in it but about the welcome, how you’re looked after and how you felt. We’re going to extreme lengths to make it as Irish as possible, even with solo musicians from Ireland playing twice a week. “This is a long-term investment that we see will be our home for the next 5-10-15 years.”

The Shamrock was built in 1877 in what was known as Irishtown and has retained its original name. It was burnt down in 1910 and replaced with a two-storey wooden building. It continued trading through extensive remodelling in 1952, when a brick exterior wall was put up so it could be rebuilt from the inside out. • Extract from Maryborough & Historic Pubs Trail , researched by Nancy Bates and Jan Downman. Image courtesy of the Maryborough Wide Bay Burnett Historical Society.

Colin’s journey with Jobsmart Colin is a mature aged man who has completed training through JobSmart. This is a story of his journey which he wrote at the conclusion of JobSmart Productivity Places Program contract. I came back into study in 2009 to complete a Certificate IV in Business. I completed this certificate through Recognition of Prior Learning and it was funded from Skilling Solutions Queensland and my Job Services Australia provider. Using RPL enabled me to get my knowledge, prior learning and experiences recognised into a formal qualification which complimented my existing qualifications in Education and Training. I then found out about the Productivity Placement Program and I applied to do a second Certificate IV in Business Administration through the same provider that I had worked with to get the first certificate. Unfortunately this provider became “difficult” and would not allow my claim for RPL on about three units because “my skills were out of date”. I tried to discuss this with them but they couldn’t understand that even though my proof was about five or six years old that my work still met the standards and levels of competency. I was about to just “give up” when I discovered Job Smart and Lana Lang. Lana took one look at my work and set about putting me back on course with my studies and aspirations. As a result I finished the certificate and then took on another certificate course through Job Smart – and it was all due to Lana, her encouragement and guidance are legendary.

Colin receives his certificate from Lana Lang.

Earlier this year, I met Cheryl who had no experience or qualifications Tyson Walsh and Tayla Barron from Aldridge State High School chat with Gail Endres outside of the motel industry and was from Fraser Coast Training Employment Support Service (TESS). looking at an uncertain work future. After talking to Cheryl about my Thomas Woiwod (left), Joshua Tanious success with the PPP program she and Jai Lambden from Fraser Coast Anglican College ask Taz Webber about indicated that she would like to have Cental Queensland University’s range of a go at getting a qualification. tertiary courses. I contacted Lana and explained the situation to her, and she was able to put forward a proposal for Cheryl to enrol in a Certificate III in Business Administration with me to be her mentor. Cheryl has completed her Certificate and is now looking for work. I am very proud of what we have achieved by working together; it only happened Story and photography by Jocelyn Watts jocelynw@globenews.com.au because Lana Lang and Job Smart HUNDREDS of job seekers from and distance university courses, TAFE cared enough to help us. throughout the region packed into the and other training opportunities, job I now have the opportunity of finishHervey Bay PCYC on July 26 hoping vacancies and in particular, how to find ing a Certificate IV in Frontline Manto find the right information that would jobs in the booming mine industry. agement as a fee for service client, of help them find their dream jobs. course it will be with Job Smart and Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor Most left the Fraser Coast Careers with Lana managing my study case Gerard O’Connell said the event was & Jobs Expo carrying large bundles load. great for the local economy and helped of booklets and flyers from the array Thank you Job Smart and thank people connect with the wide range of of education and employment stalls you Lana, you have made our learnservices available here. onsite. ing experience somewhat special and The expo was an initiative of the The high school students, unemI hope that we will be able to explore Fraser Coast Regional Council and ployed workers and tertiary graduates other opportunities in the future. – Maryborough Chamber of Commerce. were looking for on-campus, part-time Colin. Page 4. Globe News, August-September, 2012 www.globenews.com.au Editorial: jocelynw@globenews.com.au - Marketing: tonyb@globenews.com.au - Production: ians@globenews.com.au

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Hard Yakka should be compulsory , says mum make a personal plea to By Jocelyn Watts Mr Bleijie and the State KYM Stiller’s hopes Government to make for her son’s future were boot camps compulsory pinned on the shoulders of Jarrod Bleijie, Queens- for young offenders. “My son has been in an land’s Attorney-General out of court several times and Minister for Justice, and is now on probation; when he recently visited the next step is jail,” she Operation Yard Yakka at said. “It took a lot to get Susan River to see firsthim into the Hard Yakka hand how boot camps program but in his first incould break the cycle of terview with Youth Justice youth crime. he was told they couldn’t Operation Hard Yakka force him to do anything. is a military-style train“How do you tell him ing facility for the unthis program is good for employed and youth at him and he has to stay? risk. Run by Bob Davis, He’s an outdoors person a former Special Forces and loves this stuff. If instructor, the “tough he’d stayed it would have love” approach has helped sort him out. transformed the lives of more than WHAT “This program U gives kids self80 troubled teens s O uY O D ail and gets m e since 2008. ? worth K N I them into the workH T However, Ms force. It should be Stiller said her a compulsory probation 17-year-old son, John, order, not just a sentencwas accepted into the ing option.” program but no one in Member for Maryborauthority could tell him ough Anne Maddern said he had to stay and he Ms Stiller was one of dropped out. many Fraser Coast parWhile John was absent ents who devoted most of from the gathering of their time to helping their government officials, meteens with little success. dia and Hard Yakka staff “The parents need and participants on July help,” she said. “I know 3, Ms Stiller was there to of one father who gave support the program and POSITIVE national and local media coverage since Mr Bleijie visited Operation Yard Yakka at Susan River has given Mr Davis hope the program will receive more funding. “Since the Today Tonight Show aired after the Attorney-Gener-

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up his job to help his son full-time.” Mr Bleijie said his Operation Hard Yakka visit provided valuable input into the structure of the LNP Government’s boot camp trail. “Our three-month intensive boot camp will be offered as a sentencing option for kids to keep them out of detention and give them a chance for genuine rehabilitation. “If we don’t help these kids while they are young, it will cost taxpayers $100,000 per child to keep them in adult deten-

al’s visit we have been inundated with calls and emails from parents from around Australia,” Mr Davis said. “We have decided to conduct an 18-day Hard Yakka program from August 14 to 21. Lads will be attending from as far away

tion centres down the track.” Mr Davis, who is lobbying the government for funding, said the 28-day Hard Yakka course cost $6000 per person. If Mr Davis’s campaign is successful, John will have a chance at reenlisting. Mr Bleijie also visited similar programs across Queensland gathering information for the LNP’s boot camp model to make sure the two-year trial achieved all that it needed to.

as Perth. In relation to the Attorney General, I sent through information on the program and was thanked and told that I have been put on a service providers’ list, which means we may not receive the funding but our hopes are still high.”

Tough course pays off for juveniles

ABOVE: Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie talks with participants in Operation Hard Yakka.

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Bob Davis (below left) said the Hard Yakka course was military style with adventure and cultural-based activities. He agreed that initially it was tough and some juveniles dropped out but after 28 days, those who completed the course were excited about their achievements and their futures. “Of the 14 participants who attended the last course, 10 were now paying taxes. Among them, one is in the army and another is training at a Hervey Bay restaurant to become a chef. “Mothers say they get their sons back (it’s more applicable to sons than daughters). Most are good kids, just misguided. We’re simply re-directing their spirits in the right direction.”

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USQ opens new cafe

It was drinks all round recently when University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast celebrated the opening of the campus’s revamped cafe. Management, lecturers and staff gathered in the cafe on July 23, to experience the new alfresco café that features striking red, black and white retro decor. The 15-year-old facility adjacent to the Hervey Bay Library now has a wider menu, separate kitchenette and 24-hour access to the general seating area for

campus and community use. Fraser Coast campus manager Brett Langabeer said the $540,000 cafe makeover would enhance the student experience and hopefully become a hub for community and student social activities. “It is also hoped the cafe will help build a student culture that adds to the many dimensions of a university experience,” he said. The cafe is open to the public on weekdays as usual.

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USQ Fraser Coast campus manager Brett Langabeer (second front) welcomes managers, lecturers and staff to the celebratory drinks at On the Bay Bella’s Cafe.

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Dr Paul Cotton, Karen Bellert from Energy Skills Queensland, and Steve Hogan (DEEWR) pictured with the Strategic Deployment Services graduates.

Filling demand in drilling

By Jocelyn Watts SIMON Micevski had the energy to work 18 hours each day during an intensive 10-week training program at Strategic Deployment Services and now he has the skills for a career in mining. The 20-year-old supermarket night packer was one of 30 Fraser Coast jobseekers selected to undertake a fully government funded job placement program that equipped them with highly-sought-after drilling skills to help meet the expected industry workforce shortfall. All but one of the 30 jobseekers completed the course run at Dr Paul Cotton’s private training facility on Nerada Road, Maryborough. The other participant left before completion because he found full-time employment. On graduation day, June 29, Mr

Micevski (pictured) said he was thrilled to have completed the course and he was looking forward to scoring a job as a driller’s assistant at either the Surat or Bowen basins. “I was in a rut and wanted to do something that would lead to a career, not just a job,” Mr Micevski said. “The course was all good – it was a great opportunity. I kept working as a night filler while doing the course and got to bed at 1am then was up again at 6am to get to the course on time.” The Strategic Deployment Services training course was part of the

Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy, an Energy Skills Queensland initiative funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations through the Local Employment Co-ordinator Flexible Funding Pool and the Queensland Government’s Department of Education, Training and an Employment. ESQ’s Karen Bellert said all participants from the Fraser Coast program would gain employment opportunities in the booming Surat and Bowen basins. About a third had been placed before graduation day. “We worked closely with local job service providers – Sarina Russo,

Community Solutions, Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service and Mission Employment – to identify participants and facilitate the training required,” Ms Bellert said. Successful participants earned a Certificate II Drilling Operations, which is an entry level requirement to work at the mining sites. Ms Bellert said many of those who secured jobs at the mining sites would continue to live on the Fraser Coast. “There’s not a lot of opportunities to earn money here but these job opportunities offer a ‘drive in/drive out’ lifestyle with workers coming home, bringing money back to the town, during their breaks. “Back-filling opportunities will also exist in local industries as these workers take up positions elsewhere.”.

Focus on small business

The best of memories

Former Maryborough State High School teacher Jean Hunter (left) enjoyed catching up with her former students Kay Smith (nee Caswell), Robin Henricks (nee Winterflood) and Jocelyn Campbell when the school officially opened its museum on July 25. Robin said she, Kay and Jocelyn had been the only Maryborough Girls’ High students in 1958/59 allowed into the Boys’ High on the opposite side of Kent Street, a practice normally forbidden before co-education was introduced. Their passes were granted because they were studying Latin, a subject taught only in the boys’ school. MSHS principal Karen Mckinnon said the new museum showcased the school’s vast history and was open to the public by appointment only. Future appointments and tours can be booked by contacting MSHS on 4120 9333.

Gordon Dale (right) was born in Maryborough and grew up in Mount Isa. He was a postman and a diesel fitter with M.I.M before moving to Townsville and becoming a croupier at the Breakwater casino. Gordon worked for Telstra for 14 years before he and his wife Isobel, after moving back to Maryborough, bought the old service station on John Street and transformed it into a thriving business. The John Street Mini Mart has easy access and off-street parking. “We pride ourselves on supporting local products,’’ Gordon said. “From milk, bread, jams, chutneys. fruit and veg to supporting

local suppliers and transport. Supporting local is very important to our economy’’. Gordon and Isobel are great ambassadors for the area. “We love Maryborough, the history and the easy lifestyle. “We renovated an old Queenslander while raising our two children

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here in Maryborough, and we are currently renovating our home. “We encourage young people to renovate and help bring our beautiful homes back to their former glory.The opportunities are boundless,’’ Gordon said. “We renovated and extended our store and love seeing our

customers every day. We have some very positive people in Maryborough who see what we see.’’ The Dales employ their son as well as one other staff member. “We still have lots of energy after 11 years , and are always adding new lines to our stock. “My philosophy is ‘give anything a go ,and make it work’.’’

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Sporting coup for region ‘Another economic boost for Fraser Coast’ JUST weeks after Queensland Touch Association pledged to hold its junior state cup in Hervey Bay for the next five years, Wide Bay Secondary Sport also chose the city to host the 15 Years State Football Championships in July. Students from Maryborough and Hervey Bay represented Wide Bay during the championships that ran from July LEFT: Fraser Coast students who represented Wide Bay and North West teams are (back) Thomas Schulz, Ryan Palmer, Jacob Chapman, Lewis Riebel, Connor Reeves, Ben Waters, and (front) Lachlan Baldwin, Blake Baidwin and Sam Kirk. Absent from photo: Khan Yarrow and Claudia Wharton, Mikha Bryen and Paige Murray.

26 to 29, and more from the local area participated for the North West region, ensuring all 12 school sport regions were involved in the championships. Hervey Bay Independent editor Scott Rowe said that not only was it a great achievement for students to represent their regions at state level on home ground but also for Wide Bay Secondary Sport to hold the championships in Hervey Bay was another sporting coup for the region. “This is another economic boost to the Fraser Coast region as Hervey Bay and surrounding areas accommodated and entertained between 600 and 800 people including officials, players, parents and supporters for the duration. “

Adventure on our doorstep Local employees vital

Aquavue Café Watersports offers something for everyone . . . Sea for yourself! From morning tea for the local line dancers to a eco jet ski safari to Fraser Island for adventure tourists; Late breakfast breathing in the sea air to an adrenaline charged jet ski ocean ride in front of the cafe. Throw the kids into the water on an action packed big banana ride or throw the small ones back on a fishing charter to the bays secret fishing spots. It doesn’t matter what age or background Aquavue has something to offer. This remains true as we continue to monitor growth and development of all activities with an eye on trends

and listening to customer feedback. Aquavue understands that the desires of locals and visitors to Hervey Bay have changed; they now demand adventure activities of a high quality and a memorable coffee and food experience to keep them com-

ing back. EXCITING TIMES AHEAD Larry Burch from Aquavue is very excited about plans he has to really get the Fraser Coast rocking. Their new adventure will include Maryborough and the Mary River and is to start very soon.

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for tourism growth

Aquavue Café Watersports is active in many positive tourism activities in the Hervey Bay area. By working cohesively with other community and business organisations the team at Aquavue hopes to be a positive face in the tourist industry and part of the formula assisting the stimulation of long term economic growth throughout the Fraser Coast. The Burch family employ only local people within Aquavue, training and developing hospitality and water sport skills for our community’s young people so they can in turn be an asset in the tourist growth of the area.

Steps Group Staff, Australian Agricultural College RTO and employer Macadamia House congratulate successful jobseekers.

Groups work together to provide training, employment

Maryborough office of Steps Group Australia (a DES provider), the AustralAquavue Café Watersports has great staff, an amazing ian Agricultural College (an RTO) and location and crucially a great reputation with positive Macadamia House have developed a word of mouth and a wall of awards to prove it. project to provide job seekers with onthe-job work experience and mentoring Aquavue has many different activities under the same support. umbrella - this cohabitation ensures the business The project was formulated folis greater than the sum of its parts as each activity lowing discussions with a significant macadamia producer and employer, receives a positive spin off from the other. Macadamia House, which was having difficulty recruiting suitable workers for Aquavue also runs The Australian Boating College. The Coltheir farm and factory at Bauple, 40 lege offers both Recreational Powerboat and Jetski license km from Maryborough. testing including VHF and HF marine radio courses. These Maryborough Steps undertook a are nationally recognised and taught by qualified instructors. recruitment process to identify 11 participants to undertake training and work experience. All the participants selected were either long term unemployed and/or people with disability that have had difficulty securing positions in Maryborough. The Steps group applied for a flexible funding pool through BundabergHervey Bay (DEEWR) LEC Steve Hogan and Linda Mortimer for the hire of a bus to transport jobseekers to the training and employment. The bus was provided by Fraser Coast Tess. Collaboration between the three stakeholders through the LEC has been a great success – delivering real training on a working farm and creating sustainable employment pathways for long term unemployed and/or people with disability. The project is ongoing. Four of the participants have now achieved a Certificate II in Horticulture and three of the jobseekers have already received ongoing work with Macadamia House. www.globenews.com.au Editorial: jocelynw@globenews.com.au - Marketing: tonyb@globenews.com.au - Production: ians@globenews.com.au


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WH&S Consultants – With two Workplace Health & Safety Consultants available, AST is on call to meet your WH&S auditing needs, or to help train your staff to carry them out. Barry is also available for WH&S consultants. Please contact Barry directly 0427 687 292, should you require further information on this service. www.globenews.com.au Editorial: jocelynw@globenews.com.au - Marketing: tonyb@globenews.com.au - Production: ians@globenews.com.au

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