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HSR Training through the government funded Rural Support Training Program
Monday, 19 August 2019 17:23

Training is being offered in drought declared Regional/Shire Council areas and is fully funded (eligibility criteria apply) for community members in accredited and non-accredited units.

You can find more information about the various Rural Support Training programs which may be of interest to your staff and contacts by following this link:

Rural Support Training Program

These courses are fully funded for eligible participants under the Rural Support Training Program. The eligibility has three criteria:

  • age - minimum age 15 years (minimum of 18 years for HSR Training)
  • citizenship – Australian or New Zealand citizen or  Australian Permanent Resident or Temporary Resident on the pathway to permanent residency
  • place of residence or work - must be a Queensland resident and reside or work in a drought declared council area (e.g. Western Downs, Paroo, Toowoomba, Quilpie, Bulloo, Scenic Rim, Rockhampton) or on an independent drought declared property

One of the offered courses is Rural Support Training Program 1 (Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Training) to be delivered in Kingaroy from Monday 25th November to Friday 29th November (Please see attached Flier).

There are currently places available, places are allocated once application paperwork has been received and reviewed.  To express your interest in this program please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 07 4160 4450.

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Free apprenticeships for under 21s
Monday, 19 August 2019 16:30

The Queensland Government is increasing support for young Queenslanders up to the age of 21 by providing access to fully subsidised training across 139 prioirty apprenticeship or traineeship qualifications.

Free apprenticeships for under 21s will cover the cost of training for apprentices and trainees who commence or are undertaking a priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualification from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023.

Click the below links for full details -



South Burnett Peer Group
Monday, 19 August 2019 16:07

South Burnett Peer Support Group have been successful in obtaining funding through the NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Readiness Grant round and this was done through an auspice agreement with Graham House Community Centre.

Two of the uses for this funding will be the development and maintenance of a one stop community website containing information specific to our local community.  The other is to provide upskilling, training and development to anyone with a disability, their families and carers to improve their leadership, communication and advocacy skills, and capability.

Click here for flyer with contact and meeting details.

Taabinga Rotary Bookarama - 7 - 8 September 2019
Monday, 19 August 2019 13:05


On Saturday, 7 September 2019 & Sunday, 8 September 2019, the Taabinga Rotary Club’s annual “Bookarama” book sale will be held at the Kingaroy Town Hall.

A visit to the annual Bookarama 2019 is ‘a must’ for avid readers.

At the same time, it will allow the Taabinga Rotary Club raise funds for various local community projects.

This year, the funds will go to:

  • Kingaroy Hospital Auxiliary;
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service;
  • CTC Emergency Relief; and
  • Polio eradication.

Check out our Facebook Pages for the Taabinga Rotary Club.

Taabinga Rotary Club: https://www.facebook.com/taabingarotary/

South Burnett Online: https://southburnett.com.au/news2/2019/07/02/collections-start-for-bookarama/

Why not come along and make a day of it!!


All donations of books can be left at:

Murgon – AKA Accounting, 88 Lamb Street, Murgon (thanks to Andrea Anning)

Wondai – Datawave Internet, 12 Scott Street, Wondai (thanks to Luke Radunz)

Kingaroy - Collection bin at Kingaroy Shoppingworld (next to Big W)

Kingaroy - JA Carroll & Son, Solicitors, 12 King Street, Kingaroy

Kingaroy - Ken Mills Toyota, Youngman Street, Kingaroy

Kingaroy - Kingaroy Joinery, 94 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy (thanks to Darren Kefford)

Kingaroy – Office Central, 163 Haly Street, Kingaroy (thanks to Susan Robertson)

Kingaroy – Collection bin at IGA Kingaroy (thanks to Trace O’Neill)

Nanango – Fleming’s Garage, 29 Fitzroy Street, Nanango (thanks to Brian Fleming)

Nanango - JA Carroll & Son, Solicitors, 75 Drayton Street, Nanango

KCCI Meet & Greet - 6th August 2019 hosted by Mulanah Gardens
Thursday, 08 August 2019 15:58

KCCI's Meet & Greet  hosted by Mulanah Gardens on 6th August 2019.

Guest speakers were NBN – Damon Cavalchini, nbn Local Manager,  Southern Queensland and Kingaroy Hospital Redevelopment– Tim Turner - Principal Project Manager

Please click on the link below for SB Online article for more information

Businesses Get Tips On NBN

Stronger Communities Programme Round 5 - Now Open
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 15:20

Strengthening our communities is a key priority of David Littleproud MP because it brings people together and guarantees future generations are involved in our rural and regional areas.

Community groups such as yours contribute so much and make Maranoa a great place to live, work and raise a family. In order to support such contributions across Maranoa, the Federal Government will open Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

An additional $150,000 in Round 5 of this Programme will be available to support community projects that:

  • bring our communities together
  • strengthen social connections
  • build community participation and
  • create vibrant and viable communities into the future.

Your organisation is invited to express interest for funding through the Stronger Communities Programme. Grants can range from $2,500 to $20,000.

Schools looking to complete community projects are encouraged to apply for funding under the Local Schools Community Fund (LSCF).  For more details regarding LSCF, please contact my Roma Office on (07) 4622 7166.

Expressions of Interest must be received by 5pm (AEST) Friday, September 6th 2019.

Click here for Stronger Communities Programme Factsheet

Click here for Expressions of Interest Form

Small Business Grants - Now Open
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 15:12

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program - Now Open!

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program Round 5 is now open for applications and will close 5pm, 30 August 2019.

Matched funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) are available to help small businesses engage a consultant, advisor or business coach for up to 3 months and businesses choose their own consultant or advisor to work with.

Business Growth Fund - Now Open!

The Business Growth Fund is now open for applications.

Funding of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) may be provided for eligible business to purchase and implement highly specialised equipment to enable them to move to the next stage of growth.

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