Blackbutt combats COVID in Bazaar Fashion

Despite the festival blackout because of COVID19, Blackbutt Avocado Festival organisers have been working to ensure that the Blackbutt Community can continue to fundraise, help support our local businesses and provide a safe place for our locals and visitors to get outdoors. A new event – TOP OF THE BLACKBUTT RANGE BAZAAR – an outdoor boutique and local produce market that will take the place of the beloved Avocado Festival in Blackbutt for 2020, with the first one held along the Blackbutt Rail Trail head on Sunday 4th October 2020.

The town of Blackbutt, located just 150kms north-west of Brisbane, has been growing the Avocado festival for over 10 years and is known for producing Avocados (and Blackbutt Timber, Small crops, Persimmons, Honey and Macadamia Nuts to name a few).

There will still be the opportunity for patrons to taste Avocado based foods, as the Blackbutt Avocado Festival will be holding a food stall and still a space for some of the famous Avocado games.

Facebook Page “Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Gateway to the South Burnett”, Email admin@avofest.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/events/222430655754231/permalink/226589432005020/

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Community Ambassador - nbn Qld - nbn
NBN Co helps people to avoid scams at home

NBN Co is continuing its efforts to educate the community from scammers who are increasingly deceiving Australians with new and variations of common nbn themed scams emerging in recent months.

nbn themed scams are one of most common scams reported to Scamwatch, with more than 2,300 reported between January and June this year with losses of $320,624.

Australians lost more than $900,000 from nbn impersonation scams in 2019 with the highest number of reports and losses coming from people aged 65 years and older.

But it is not just people at home who are at risk.

Click here to read more and for tips on how to protect your home

Click here to book a one on lone info session

nbn local manager, Southern Queensland - nbn
NBN Co helps people to avoid scams at home and work

NBN Co is continuing its efforts to educate the community from scammers who are increasingly deceiving Australians with new and variations of common nbn themed scams emerging in recent months.

nbn themed scams are one of most common scams reported to Scamwatch, with more than 2,300 reported between January and June this year with losses of $320,624.

Australians lost more than $900,000 from nbn impersonation scams in 2019 with the highest number of reports and losses coming from people aged 65 years and older.

But it is not just people at home who are at risk.

In 2019, businesses reported 5904 scams to Scamwatch with losses of over $5.3 million with business email compromise (BEC) scams causing the largest losses of any scam type ($132 million).

BEC scams affect businesses, suppliers and individuals by tricking people into paying invoices to scammers’ bank accounts instead of the legitimate account.

In fact, Scamwatch reports from businesses show that false billing scams caused the highest losses, at $2.7 million (including some business email compromise reports).

Click here to read more and for tips on how to protect your home or business.

 

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett
Stehbens Street, Kingaroy Upgrade

South Burnett Regional Council wishes to advise that works commenced on the Stehbens Street, Kingaroy upgrade at the start of July 2020 and are expected to be completed late July 2020.

The upgrade works includes the installation of concrete channelling for drainage and extension of the seal to the end of the cul-de-sac.

In order to provide a safe work environment, Stehbens Street will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the works. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your patience whilst works are in progress.

For further information regarding the project, please contact Council’s Works team on 4189 9100 or email info@southburnett.qld.gov.au.

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We’re turning 5! Just Realty Nanango

Today marks 5 years since Just Realty Nanango opened for business!

Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be having a party, however if you are considering buying or selling in the Nanango area, please please feel free to call in and say hello!

We look forward to seeing you soon – Julie and Lew Saunders

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett
📢 Attention South Burnett Tourism Businesses
You can find information related to COVID Safe events and COVID safe planning for tourism and events businesses on the Department of State Development Tourism and Innovation’s Website – https://www.ditid.qld.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe-business
The Queensland Government’s hotline (134 COVID) and the Tourism Response Team (tourismresponse@ditid.qld.gov.au) continue to be available if businesses have specific questions related to the public health directions or COVID safe planning.

 

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Piano Studio Re-Opening!

After a successful 12 weeks of online lessons in response to Covid-19, Brillante Piano is excited to announce that the Studio is reopening for in-person lessons from Term 3.

Mrs Anderson is so excited to see all her students smiling faces in person and we’re kicking things off with a Studio Practise Challenge to get everyone pumped.

We’re back and better that ever: our students have access to libraries of studio licenced music so we can always find something you’ll love to play, engaging games and activities, and lots of interactive music learning apps. We’re a modern, creative Piano Studio were students play with brilliance.

Want to secure your place in term 3? Follow the link to complete our easy online enrolment form.  

BIEDO Burst out now – packed full of grants & opportunities!

The July edition of BIEDO Burst hit inboxes this morning, if you didn’t receive a copy, you can catch up on this edition and past Burst newsletters on our website here. You can also subscribe in less than a minute to receive future updates directly to your inbox!

In this edition:

  • Your invitation to the third installment in the Red Earth Conversation Series, hosted via the Zoom platform on Thursday 2 July from 5pm. Join Michelle Deshong (CEO, Australian Indigenous Governance Institute) alongside Burnett inland leaders Misty Neilson-Green and John Carey. Free, RSVP essential.
  • Save the date! Breakky with BIEDO returns on Wednesday 8th and 22nd July, hosted via Zoom from 7-8am. BYO coffee and join us online to chat about all things business. Next week we’ll be joined by Natalie Egleton (FRRR) to talk about grants! No need to RSVP, join us here: https://zoom.us/j/94986127289
  • Grants, opportunities and news you may have missed – this issue is PACKED with funding opportunities, awards open for nominations, mentoring programs and more!

Our feature photograph this month is with thanks to Amanda Sloan with “Sunrise” (at Coolabunia). To stay in the loop, please follow BIEDO on Facebook!

Seeking your feedback – BIEDO Communications Survey!

#TeamBIEDO are seeking your feedback on how we communicate to businesses and community across the Burnett inland  (South Burnett and North Burnett regions)!

Complete our 3 minute survey before the end of July and WIN! How do you like receiving info from #TeamBIEDO? Tell us what you think and enter the draw to win a BIEDO merch pack 🎉! Take survey here ➡️ surveymonkey.com/r/3FNBMMV

It’s not too late to subscribe to our e-News here to receive a copy of the next BIEDO Burst due out in July!

Strategic Procurement Coordinator - South Burnett Regional Council
South Burnett Regional Council Local Marketplace

Council has established a local marketplace for non-contracted low risk ad-hoc supply arrangements for business within the South Burnett Region.

If you are interested in supplying goods or services to us you can register your business on Council’s Local Marketplace on Felix for free.

Felix Marketplace is an online procurement system which allows council officers to search, nominate and invite local suppliers to quote.

Felix Marketplace is a great opportunity for local business owners to have their goods and services seen by a new audience.

Registration Process

  1. Go to the Felix Marketplace registration page 
  2. Complete the business profile
  3. Choose the relevant supply categories. Suppliers should select all the categories that best represent the goods and/or services available.
  4. Once registered, council staff can send a request for quote to suppliers when relevant products/services are required
  5. Suppliers can accept and submit a quote response
  6. Council staff will assess the quotations and award to the selected local supplier.