QRRRWN COVID CRISIS & REBUILDING RESPONSE

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

Concerned about the disproportionate impact that an economic down turn can have on women’s employment in rural and regional areas, and the ability of women to be key drivers of rebuilding a local economy, the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) has launched its own Covid-19 Crisis and Rebuilding Response in an effort…

South Burnett Regional Council #supportsmall

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett

South Burnett Regional Council Mayor, Cr Brett Otto urges the South Burnett community to step up and #supportsmall business! May is the month to show your support for Queensland’s small businesses. Shop locally and show how you support small business on social media with #supportsmall. Mayor Otto said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way…

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…

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…

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…

Local videos raise awareness

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

To deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, newly introduced government restrictions have been forced on mainstream food service businesses.  These restrictions require cafes, restaurants and bakeries to adapt, implementing a takeaway and/or home delivery service model. In addition to national food laws, the COVID-19 pandemic has added further need for vigilance. With this in mind, the…