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SBRC event support

South Burnett Regional Council has offered a full refund, for any event/booking that has been cancelled, in Council controlled halls.  Any event that has been postponed, will only be charged at the current rate, with no adjustments of charges in the coming financial year.  For details, please contact Council by phone on (07) 4189 9100.

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Effects of COVID-19 on regional businesses

Is your business being constrained by supply chains?  Are you finding it difficult to source stock for business operations?  Has the price for stock increased which is causing financial pain?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, please send brief outline to Council’s Economic Development Office.  Your information will be treated confidentially, informing State and Australian Government initiatives to support ongoing regional business operations.

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Managing & Surviving the Coronavirus Crisis

How can you keep your business open, staff employed, bills paid and customers spending? There’s a lot to consider. In this webinar we looked at where to find reliable information, how it affects the operation of your business, dealing with staff, suppliers, kitchen systems, customer service, landlords and creditors. Plus improving communication with customers and important sanitation and hygiene issues.


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Webinar: Building your Takeaway & Delivery Food Business

Suddenly takeaway and delivery food is very important – it may become the main way you make sales to your customers. Some businesses have been doing this for a long time, and others need to pivot quickly and add this to their offer. In this webinar we share; how to create a profitable takeaway menu, marketing options, kitchen equipment and layout, organising delivery through 3rd party services or your own drives, plus legal and food safety issues to consider.


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Landlords & Leases: Understand Your Options

Are you finding it difficult to pay the rent? You’re not alone. – it’s an issue facing many hospitality operators. To help you handle negotiations with your landlord, we’ve brought together two experts, who are very used to dealing with these issues: Richard Edwards, Head of Commercial (and former hospitality lawyer) at Pragma Legal, and Paul Leach, business broker from GSE Business Consultants and director of the popular Growth, Strategy & Exit Planning Facebook Group.

We discussed what you can negotiate and how to mange the process, new legal regulations, what you need to support your case, and understanding the players involved: tenant, landlord, lawyers, centre management and brokers. Our experts also answered dozens of questions.


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COVID-19 Series: State and Federal Government resources available for business

CCIQ webinar: ‘COVID-19 series: State and Federal Government resources available for business’ – recorded on Tuesday 24 March 2020, with Jack Baxter from CCIQ and guest Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman.

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COVID-19 Jobs Support Loan scheme application checklist

QLD Rural and Industry Development Authority has released an easy-to-use checklist for businesses applying for the Queensland Government’s $500M COVID-19 Jobs Support Loan scheme. Following these simple steps will ensure that businesses provide the essential documents needed to help their applications be processed sooner. Watch the video here:



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Assistance Update

Did you know that TAFE QLD facilitates a skills program that can assist workers who have been displaced across several industries.

The Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy (RSAS) is a $15 million three-year initiative that will target specific regions facing economic uncertainty, and support individuals to gain the foundation, employability and technical skills needed to transition to the jobs of the future. Current research suggests that individuals will be required to navigate greater, faster and different workforce transitions in the future due to changes in Assistance can be provided to workers at risk of losing their jobs due to economic change, or impacted by whole of industry adjustment.

RSAS will support workers that are at risk of being displaced from traditional industries, and will provide a regional response to workers retrenched as a result of significant company closures. RSAS will also provide proactive support to employers in the resources, manufacturing, infrastructure, food processing and agriculture sectors, to build workforce resilience and address skills or labour shortages.

For more information please contact Mark Petrakis, at


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nbn increases Sky Muster™ data allowances, enhances Sky Muster™ Plus

NBN Co has unveiled new measures to support increasing capacity and data demand for nbn satellite services in regional and remote Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

nbn™ Sky Muster™ data download limits significantly increased

Effective from 31 March for a limited period of up to three months, nbn will increase the download data limits that apply to RSPs for the standard nbn™ Sky Muster™ service, providing an additional 45GB for each standard nbn™ Sky Muster™ service at no additional cost to those RSPs.

This additional 45GB will allow RSPs, in some cases, to effectively double the average monthly download limits on retail plans offered to many of their customers.

Enhancements to nbn™ Sky Muster™ Plus

Available from 1 April on an ongoing basis, enhancements for nbn™ Sky Muster™ Plus plans will include an expansion of unmetered content. Once these enhancements take effect, all traffic on nbn™ Sky Muster Plus plans will be unmetered, except for video streaming and traffic via a VPN, both of which will continue to be metered.

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nbn waives additional wholesale capacity charges of up to 40 percent for 3 month

NBN Co will waive charges for additional capacity of up to 40 percent to Retail Service Providers (RSPs) for at least three months to help them support Australian residential and business nbn customers.

The additional capacity pricing relief applies to all fixed line, fixed wireless and satellite nbn technologies.

From Monday 23 March NBN Co offered retailers access to pricing relief for up to 40 per cent more Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity as required to help meet demand over time at no additional cost.

This announcement follows weeks of detailed planning and assessment by nbn’s engineers on the network’s capabilities to effectively meet Australia’s growing broadband requirements as more people choose to spend more time at home working, studying, shopping, and streaming entertainment content.

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