Economic Development and Tourism in South Burnett region - South Burnett Regional Council/South Burnett Directions
Buy local activity

Have you got any ideas that you’d like to contribute to establishment of a South Burnett buy local campaign?

Your business representatives groups and Council are working together to develop a whole of region campaign and would love your input. Traditionally in our region, buy local campaigns have been industry/Council led such as Town Proud or South Burnett Rewards.

We’d love to hear about other ideas that celebrate local business. Post your ideas on Business South Burnett Facebook, comment on the Localised Buy Local Notice or send them by email to Council’s Economic Development Office or your local business representative group.

Inputs collated and reported through Council’s BEAP-BEAP newsletter in week ending 1 May 2020.

Business Development and Industry Engagement - TAFE Qld
Hospitality Training

During this period of encouraged (sometimes forced) hibernation, there is no better time
to receive recognition for the study you have completed or the skills you’ve gained from
the workplace.  This means less study time for you, and being qualified a whole lot sooner.

BIEDO Keeps Connected with Burnett Inland Business

Three fast updates from Team BIEDO:

  1. “Breakky with BIEDO”: BIEDO is hosting weekly informal networking and information sharing sessions via Zoom for businesses across the South Burnett and North Burnett regions during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Whether you’re based in town or on farm, you’re invited to join us at 7am this Wednesday 22 April! It’s free to join, pop the kettle on and follow this link! https://zoom.us/j/94986127289
  2. First online Ag Network Meeting: Our Ag Network meetings are moving online! Join us this Wednesday 22 April from 12-1pm and hear updates from DAF, QRIDA, BMRG, Monto Veterinary Services and guest speaker Josh Gadischke from Proteco Oils. All welcom & free to join – register here and receive the Zoom link via e-mail: biedo.org.au/events
  3. COVID-19 Business Resources: A range of links & information for businesses including JobKeeper and stimulus support, government fact sheets, WHS info and more – updated regularly! biedo.org.au/handup-covid19

For more information on how BIEDO is keeping connected with Burnett Inland businesses, please visit our website or read our latest press release from Friday 17 April 2020.

Economic Development and Tourism in South Burnett region - South Burnett Regional Council/South Burnett Directions
Ray of Sunshine South Burnett

A recently created Facebook page celebrates Sunshine, Hope and Happiness. The theme is yellow so we want people to decorate their homes inside and out. Post pictures, songs or anything to do with Sunshine, Hope and Happiness to the Ray of Sunshine South Burnett.

Economic Development and Tourism in South Burnett region - South Burnett Regional Council/South Burnett Directions
COVID-19 Industry Support Resources Update

The Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development has collated advice from Australian and Queensland Government, updated on 14 April 2020. The COVID-19 Industry Support Resources Update can be viewed online in a simple to navigate newsletter format with multiple links.

Economic Development and Tourism in South Burnett region - South Burnett Regional Council/South Burnett Directions
Local videos raise awareness – Food safety for home delivery and takeaway

South Burnett Regional Council has released food safety videos to support business owners, informing their staff on safe food practices and alternative service delivery methods.

Economic Development and Tourism in South Burnett region - South Burnett Regional Council/South Burnett Directions
Local videos raise awareness – Food safety for businesses in the food industry

South Burnett Regional Council has released food safety videos to support business owners, informing their staff on safe food practices and alternative service delivery methods.

Economic Development and Tourism in South Burnett region - South Burnett Regional Council/South Burnett Directions
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.

Economic Development and Tourism in South Burnett region - South Burnett Regional Council/South Burnett Directions
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.

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett
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.

WATCH THE ZOOM RECORDING HERE