Welcome to the October 2016 issue of the WBBROC newsletter. We hope you find it informative and interesting.
Your positive feedback has been appreciated, and we are always happy to improve the way we communicate with you.
Don't forget that the WBBROC website www.wbbroc.org.au also has up-to-date information about our organisation and the various sub-committees, projects and WBBROC events.
New regional priorities set
WBBROC has revised its priorities for the region for the upcoming 4 years. The priorities are now:
Port of Bundaberg
Bruce Highway Upgrades
Unallocated State Land Opportunities
Wide Bay Burnett Minerals Province
First and Last Mile Project (getting freight to and from the farm)
Water for Economic Development
Regional Export Extension Service
Mayors and Deputy Mayors will be meeting with State Government Ministers at Parliament House, Brisbane, on 10 November to seek their ongoing support for these priorities.
Regional logo updated
The perfect place logo for the region has had a small facelift. This has essentially been done to simplify the catch-line for the logo. WBBROC will gradually replace the old logo with the new over time:
Heavy vehicle demonstration day
WBBROC, Bundaberg Council and the NHVR recently held a Heavy Vehicle Demonstration Day in Bundaberg to demonstrate the capabilities and safety features of modern heavy vehicles. The old double B trucks and semi-trailers have in many cases been replaced by far superior vehicles.
These new vehicles often carry more freight, while at the same time spreading that weight better to reduce wear and tear on our roads. They are also safer and more manoeuvrable. This last point was well demonstrated on the day, when all the various trucks easily travelled around roundabouts.
The media also took great interest in the vehicle demonstrations.
Cr Mick Curran, WBBROC Chair, being interviewed by WIN Television News
Water Trails (in the) Wide Bay Burnett
Water Trails (in the) Wide Bay Burnett is progressing with final proofs approved and is currently being printed for distribution within the month. It includes an A4 sized map and location listings from across the Wide Nay Burnett that feature fishing, swimming, boating and all water activities. The first meeting of the new WBBROC Committee approved a draft and a print run of 25,000 booklets to be distributed through Visitor Information Centres, and other outlets throughout the region and beyond.
Look out for the brochure in your region soon!
WBBROC MEETING DATES
WBBROC will be meeting on the following dates in 2016: