The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Unite and recover for Queensland Jobs released — The three priorities for stage 1 cover building vital infrastructure, strengthening Queensland’s industries and enabling future growth. Measures in the strategy include: $100 million Small Business Adaption Grants open for applications — Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible small businesses to recover and rebuild…

The road map is released and now it’s over to you

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

Over the past few weeks, I have been in more online video meetings and chats than ever before.  There are numerous opportunities for business owners to get involved in online conferencing from Arts Hour to KCCI Meet & Greet.  This week I attended Breaky with BIEDO online and listened intently as Leanne Kemp, the Chief…

Price freeze offers further relief for farmers

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Price freeze offers further relief for farmers Thousands of Queensland farmers will see their irrigation water prices remain the same or fall next year thanks to a Palaszczuk Government price freeze. Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the…

New measures introduced to access seasonal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Coming into effect from 12:01am Tuesday 5 May 2020, the Queensland Government has introduced new measures to help agribusiness and commercial fisheries access seasonal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes ensure seasonal work can continue so Queensland’s food supplies are secure while meeting COVID-19 public health directions.  The Government’s priority is to prevent the…

How is your business travelling? (Part 3 of 3)

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

Some great news this week with the Queensland Government reviewing home confinement restrictions and taking a step towards the new normal. In Part 3 of our mini-series looking at how business is travelling, this week a quick review of your business profile and network. What does your online profile look like? A simple online search…

Welcome to our May monthly newsletter!

Managing Senior Accountant - Chesterton Accounting

Well, it’s safe to say that no business owner could have possibly predicted what 2020 had in store for them! After devastating bush fires and now the Coronavirus pandemic, the economy has certainly taken a hit. Small business owners and their workers have been greatly affected over the last few months. We encourage all of…

How is your business travelling?

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

Continuing our series looking at how your business is travelling, this week focusses on your business market – supply and demand. Speak with your suppliers. Do you source product from countries that are in lockdown? Are there any constraints in your local supply chain – transport, wholesalers, continuity of supply, price changes? Are minimum order…

Provenance toolkit to help rural businesses stand out

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

When it comes to food and fibre, consumers want to know who produced it, where it was produced and how it was produced. New AgriFutures Australia funded work not only confirms that building provenance through storytelling is a critical strategy for bringing brands and products to life, but also offers the practical tools to help…

JobKeeper Payments – Enrolling & Applying

Managing Senior Accountant - Chesterton Accounting

The ATO have released more information relating to the recent JobKeeper payments as part of the Government stimulus package. Please follow the below steps to ensure that your business can receive these payments for eligible employees: Register your interest at https://www.ato.gov.au/Job-keeper-payment/ Check that your business and your employees are eligible through https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/Employers/Eligible-employers/ and https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/Employers/Your-eligible-employees/ Ensure…

How is your business travelling?

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

Traditionally post Easter, with the change in season, we would expect to see a change in business across the South Burnett. In 2020, the change is vastly different from previous years. In the past six weeks, business and social restrictions have heavily influenced decision making for business. Over the next 3 weeks, BEAP BEAP will…