The LAKE EUCUMBENE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (Inc.)
The Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce (Inc.) was established at a public meeting in December 2002.
Since then it has worked hard to foster business and economic development throughout the whole
Eucumbene area. It has an active business and social policy and believes that economic development
and a healthy community environment are intertwined.
Jan Leckström Chairman, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Fountain, Deputy Chairman, Email: email@example.com
Joan Fogarty, Secretary & Public Officer, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sven Olsen, Treasurer, Email: email@example.com
Jan Norris, Committee Member.
1) The special meeting to be held with the Snowy River Shire Council to discuss matters associated with the Adaminaby Tip on Tues. 14th Nov. @ 7.00pm (see above)
2) Progress is being made by the TVF Program Steering Committee, work on the refurbishing of the Adaminaby Information Centre is continuing with the map and most signs being repainted, the books have been successfully audited, discussions have been recommenced with the mayors about the Bobeyan Road.
3) Reports were given about:
* The SRSC's 100th Anniversary and Adaminaby's role on Sat. 25th Nov. which is also the day of the Adaminaby Cup.
* The specifications for the type of weather station required for linking with our website,
* The necessity for a small committee to produce regular written fishing reports to appear in fishing magazines and newspapers.
* Various meetings attended.
of the Adaminaby Hall.
Our guest speaker was David Madew the National Party candidate for our state seat of Monaro. He gave a very challenging and informative address outlining the great benefits that would flow to regional NSW and small businesses within the Monaro electorate when the Coalition achieved government at the next state election. He was particularly insightful about the problems currently faced by primary producers, being one himself. He answered questions freely and directly addressed the issue of his proposed place of residence if elected.
Jan Leckström and David Madew enjoy a chat.
All Businesses & Members of Community organizations were invited. Business was to:
............*Review and update our 2001 Strategic & Marketing Plan,
............*Examine new funding and planning options so we can:
.................................Market our region effectively,
.................................Produce a new brochure and
.................................Organize events and projects.
Some other important issues discussed were operating levels, comparative water levels and capacities between Lakes, rainfall patterns over the last century, the availability of reliable weather information on Lake Eucumbene and communication between the Chamber and Snowy Hydro. A very productive and positive two way interchange of ideas took place. Members gained a great deal from Ken's presentation and found it extremely valuable.
Other important matters discussed at this meeting were:
*A NPWS meeting called to discuss distributing the IPART winter surcharge money,
*Telsta's commissioning of Broadband on 30th Sept,
*The new petition for the 'Back Road' for ACT residents only, which is in the supermarket,
*Activities being planned by Adaminaby community groups for the Snowy River Shire's 100th xanniversary celebration:
On 4th July it was announced that the Chamber, working with the Adaminaby Craft Group, had received a Federal Regional Partnership Grant for the upgrading of the historic century old Adaminaby Hall and School of Arts. This involves over $33,200 from the Federal Government, $35,000 from the Snowy River Shire Council, and $9,800 from the local community in cash and kind, including $500 from the Adaminaby Rural Fire Service.
Here some committee members thank their local Federal member for Eden-Monaro, the Hon. Gary Nairn, MHR, for his support. He is also the Special Minister for State.
OUR "SLOGAN" COMPETITION:
There was excellent community response to this competition and 46 formal entries were received. Many entrants submitted several slogans so there were a large number to chose from. Prior to the meeting the Committee drew up a short list and then a vote was taken during the meeting.
THE WINNER IS
Aaron Hedger (aged 10)
"ADAMINABY - The Town for FOUR Seasons"
Here's Aaron happily accepting the winner's prize of a $50 book voucher, proudly presented to him by Jan Leckström (Chairman)
The Runners-up were:
Leigh Stewart: ADAMINABY - WHERE THE MIGHTY SNOWY SCHEME BEGAN
Tim Corkill: ADAMINABY - A TOWN ON THE MOVE
Steve Brayshaw: ADAMINABY - A WALK ON THE QUIET SIDE
BUSINESS FROM PREVIOUS 2006 MEETINGS:
- Privatisation of Snowy Hydro: The Chamber was extremely relieved and happy about the outcome. It particularly expressed its appreciation to our Federal Member and Minister of State Gary Nairn, the Mayor of Snowy River Shire, Richard Wallace, the Mayor of Cooma-Monaro Shire, Roger Norton and people in the local community had given unimaginable hours of work to achieve this.
- Great concern is felt about the imposition of the NEW IPART winter
surcharges . The first stage of the two stage imposition began at the start of this Winter.
It will be exclusively charged to people entering all gates of the Kosciusko National Park. Last year's entry fee
was $17, this year's $22 and in 2007 it will be $27.
The lack of equity and negative economic impact on the Selwyn gate is a huge worry for the Chamber.
Effective lobbying strategies have been implemented and accommodation providers and other businesses related to the winter season were encouraged to explain the situation to their customers by displaying notices and providing pro-forma letters.
A list of suburbs in State electorates relevant to this campaign and copies of the pro-forma letters are available by emailing Lake Eucumbene Units: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Snowy River Shire's Celebration of 100 Years of Local Government
Nov 25th- Dec 3rd Dec 2006:
- The Chairman is the community's representative on this Committee.
- She has asked for suggestions for ways for this event to be celebrated by community organizations.
- These celebrations last the whole day and will be linked with the Adaminaby Race Meeting on Sat. 25th Nov. 2006
- There will also be celebrations held in Berridale, Dalgety and Jindabyne.
- There is a budget for community projects. Adaminaby's Project is the upgrading and refurbishment of the BIG TROUT.
- Chamber Submission to Coroner's Inquest 30/05/06. The Coroner's recommendations included issues of boat and personal safety in high altitude, large, alpine lakes. Steps that the Chamber could take to promote these are an on-going issue of concern, particularly the long-standing problem of inadequate weather forecasting.
- On Tues. 2nd May 2006 Sarah Hannebery of SEACC facilitated a BUSINESS WORKSHOP in which she assisted Chamber members
to identify ways to effectively PROMOTE
and MARKET the Lake Eucumbene region.
- A Brochure to publicise and market the area is urgently needed,
- It was decided to adopt the 'Big Trout' as the area's 'brand' as it is associated with this region Australia-wide,
- In order to effectively market our region, the creation of a logo with a slogan that identified specifically the most important characteristic of our unique area by the community, was seen as a crucial starting point,
- In order to discover what the town wanted it was decided that a TOWN COMPETITION would
be held and prizes awarded for the for the best slogan/s. The Winner
- The Chamber was extremely concerned about this, consulted with experts, had serious reservations about the process and supported all efforts to open up debate
- On Thurs. 20thApril the Chamber participated in the Forum organized by the Mayor of
Cooma-Monaro Shire, Roger Norton. Guests included the Hon. Gary Nairn MHR, Special Minister for State and member for
Eden Monaro, John Della Bosca MP, NSW Minister for Finance, Steve Whan MP, Member for Monaro, Richard Wallace the mayor of our shire of
Snowy River and mayors of our neighbouring shires.
Many deeply held and differing views were expressed. A huge amount of information which had been thoroughly and expertly researched was presented. This meeting was widely reported in the media and whilst unfortunately it may not change the NSW Government's financially motivated decision to sell our national icon, there was enough expert information presented to hopefully make it review its decision.
We found it a very rewarding experience to get together with other like minded people from our wider community.
a)TOPICS covered included:
- Practical Cash Flow Management,
- People Management for Small Business,
- Media Release Writing,
- Website Design Maintenance and Promotion,
- Future Business Trends in the region,
- Spam and Internet Security,
- There were many important issues raised and participants enjoyed the opportunity to discuss business issues with Sarah and colleagues.
- The Lake Eucumbene region must foster the "Big Trout" as this is universally identified with our region.
- This region needs positive, constructive marketing.
All participants benefited from the 'round table' discussion that Sarah initiated. They agreed:
- The Chamber is working constructively to bring local community groups together: under our umbrella to assist them get funding to make our region a better place:
- In Round 1 of the 2006 Recreational Fishing Community Grants Program announced in January the Adaminaby Fishing Club was awarded $22,840 to extend the Old Adaminaby boat ramp. This project will extend the length of the existing ramp to enable usage at times of low water levels.
- Are in the process with the Adaminaby Craft Group and the Snowy River Shire Council of applying for a Regional Partnership Grant from the Commonwealth Government to refurbish and upgrade the historic Adaminaby Community Hall and School of Arts.
- With the Adaminaby Youth Group successfully applied for and were awarded $17,000 for the upgrade and rebuilding of a multi-purpose sporting surface from the NSW Dept. of Sport and Recreation.
There already has been a working bee held to clean and tidy up the building which is located near Adaminaby's famous 'Big Trout'. Members are now working at updating business signs so they can display their up-to-the-minute business information. Business members will receive a preferential rate for the display of their business sign.
REGULAR MEETING DAY
The first Tuesday in each month, (excluding January, July and August).
**** Please note that there is to be a ONE-OFF change of day and date for the November 2006 meeting - this is to be held on Wednesday 8th November. Meeting information
REGULAR MEETING PLACE & TIME:
Adaminaby Community Hall @ 7.30 pm.
- Business: $80
- Community: $20
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BUSINESS MEMBERS RECEIVE:
- Listing of their business information on this website with links to their own sites.
- Through this Chamber's affiliation with Australian Business Limited, (which is the result of the recent merger between the NSW State Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Manufacturers) some of the benefits our Business members receive are:
- 'Hotlinking' of this website via ABL's and thus exposure for our business members of their business information throughout Australia's business community,
- Access to free industrial relations, legal and business etc advice
- Updates via a weekly e-Newletter, a monthly e-magazine to the changing world of Australian business.
- Access to major conferences, workshops and certain venues at extraordinarily favourable rates
- Access to specialist lobbying services,
- and MUCH, MUCH more.
- Listing of members business information
- Very favourable rates for additional information if required.
OUR PLANS for 2006:
- Completion of our Strategic Plan,
- Commencement of a high quality MARKETING CAMPAIGN with the production of a high quality brochure to publicise the northern Lake Eucumbene region and its Businesses,
- To continue to run a productive Chamber of Commerce which will benefit its members in all ways.
- See all our Community Projects through to successful completions.