Grown Locally – this Saturday!
Register today for the QRRRWN Grown Locally event, held this Saturday at Hidden Gold Homestead.
Celebrating International Rural Women’s Day and hosted by Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Womens Network the event will show case local produce and locally grown young women serving in rural communities throughout Queensland. Women, girls and men from all rural walks of life are welcome to attend.
For more information, click here.
Do you work in Agribusiness?
Are you doing something ‘a little different’ within your business?
Agvention will be held on Friday 25 October and will have over 50 exhibitors attending, including Australia’s first mobile abattoir. Showcasing innovation, invention and ideas – AgVention, a field day like no-other powered by the Food and Agribusiness Network in collaboration with BOS RURAL SUPPLIES.
AgVention reflects a passion for regenerative agriculture and the technology that can support its broad scale adoption. The event will feature displays including virtual fencing, remote monitoring, irrigation controllers, inbuilt inverter solar pumps and non-chemical parasite control products and a brand-new USDA certified organic herbicide that has the potential to replace current defoliant chemicals which has not been seen in the Australian market. Hear from guest speakers and take part in discussions on the future of food, renewable energy developments and other thought provoking topics.
For more information, visit https://agvention.com.au/
Are you a woman in business within the South Burnett?
The inaugural Women in Business Breakfast, hosted by Business South Burnett will be held at the Wondai Colonial Motel And Restaurant on Tuesday, 22 October.
$18 per head will be payable directly to the Colonial Motel on the morning. This will become a quarterly event, with the next breakfast to be held within Kingaroy in December (Christmas theme, date and location to be advised).
RSVP’s essential to Council’s Economic Development Officer on 4189 9100 or email@example.com
South Burnett Council’s Disaster Dashboard is now online
When disaster strikes, essential information can be the difference between life and death.
Now all of this information can be found in one place through South Burnett Regional Council’s Disaster Dashboard.
The Disaster Dashboard includes real time information from Council, Emergency Services and Ergon, while displaying current weather warnings, road status updates, social media posts, school closures, river heights and access to Council’s interactive flood mapping tool.
To access the Disaster Dashboard go to http://dashboard.southburnett.qld.gov.au/
HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED BY THE DROUGHT?
A Drought Community Outreach: Kingaroy, QLD will be at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Tuesday, 24 September from 10am to 1pm to support farmers, communities and regional businesses…
For further information on assistance available check out this flyer, visit the Australian Government website link http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought or call 0447 901 396.
Australia Day Awards 2020 – nominations open!
Nominations are now open for the region’s annual Australia Day Awards for 2020.
These awards provide the community with an opportunity to acknowledge and reward outstanding groups and individuals committed to improving the lifestyle experience in our region.
The award categories that have been chosen give our individual communities equal opportunity to nominate those who have made special contributions to their local community. If someone has won an Australia Day Award in the last three (3) years, they are not eligible for nomination for that same category.
For more information, click here.
Regional Connectivity – Feedback on discussion paper requested
The Australian Government is seeking input on the design of the new Regional Connectivity Program. This program is part of the Government ‘s $220 million Stronger Regional Digital Connectivity Package. The Regional Connectivity Program will take a place-based approach, targeting investment in local priorities to maximise economic opportunities and region-wide benefits for regional, rural and remote Australians.
We are seeking feedback on the discussion paper to inform the design of the program and development of program guidelines.
Telecommunications industry, all levels of government and other interested stakeholders and encouraged to make a submission to help inform the Government ‘s consideration of possible program implementation methods.
To make a formal submission, it is recommended that you review the discussion paper. The formal submission should include your name,organisation name (if applicable),contact details and confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public.
To make a submission or for more information, visit www.communications.gov.au/have-your-say/regional-connectivity-program
Ollies Mower Service is promoting Kingaroy Baconfest by running a raffle for all customers spending over $100 in store from now until Saturday 24th August. First prize is a $100 pork tray and second prize is $100 small goods tray from The Little Butcher Kingaroy Shoppingworld. Get into the spirit of Baconfest by shopping at Ollies Mower Service.
South Burnett Flavours
Do you grow or create food within the South Burnett? If so, do not miss the opportunity to be involved in South Burnett Flavours.
South Burnett Flavours provides the perfect opportunity to test new products and promote your business to a large volume of visitors and locals of the South Burnett.
Have you thought about taking your product to farmers markets? South Burnett Flavours is an ideal platform to test your product within a market environment, right here in the South Burnett.