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.
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:
- “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
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.