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Storm Recovery Community BBQ's
Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:25

SB Regional Council & BIEDO would love to welcome everyone, not only the families who were impacted by the storms, but also those who assisted with the immediate response and the broader community.

Kumbia - Sunday 25th February 2018 & Mondure - Sunday 4th Match 2018

Information from 3.30pm & free BBQ from 5.30pm.

Click here for full details

Back to Work - Regional Employment Package
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:37

Applications open for Back to Work employer support boost payments of up to $20,000

Businesses having put on a new staff member or looking to attract a new employee may be eligible to access payments of up to $20,000* through the Queensland Government’s Back to Work - regional employment package. Back to Work Employer Support Payments* are available to give Queensland employers the confidence to employ someone new in their business and provides the opportunity to grow their business.  For more information on this Program go to BACK TO WORK regional employment package

There are three (3) categories of Employer Support Payments available.

YOUTH BOOST*: Employment of a younger person 15-24 in Permanent Part-time or Permanent Full-time employment could be eligible for up to $20,000.

EMPLOYER SUPPORT*: Employment of a person 25-54 in Permanent Part-time or Permanent Full-time employment could be eligible for up to $15,000.

MATURE AGE BOOST*: Employment of a mature age person 55 and older in Permanent Part-time or Permanent Full-time employment could be eligible for up to $20,000.

The key eligibility criteria are the employee need to:

  • Be unemployed for over 4 weeks before starting with your business
  • Be employed in a permanent part-time (20 hrs or more plus entitlements) or full time (35 hrs or more plus entitlements)
  • Not worked for your business within the last 12 months (including in a casual role or one day a week)
  • Be an Australian resident
  • Be employed with your business for 4 weeks before you can apply but no more than 12 weeks

Note: ANY Casual employment of the jobseeker/employee prior to the offer and commencement of Permanent Part-time or Full-time employment with your business will be deemed INELIGIBLE to apply for this programme.

The application is an online process with required documents as evidence of employment etc.

* Eligibility criteria applies - to review guidelines:

BACK TO WORK regional employment package

Additional Funding for Qld Employers
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:38

The Queensland Government has announced additional employer incentives, as promised in the recent election campaign.

“Ms Fentiman said more will be done to support employment opportunities for Queenslanders in 2018.

“We know there are a lot of families still doing it tough after the downturn in the resources sector and we will be ramping up our efforts to support employment and training opportunities for people in 2018.

“I am pleased that, from 1 January, the Government is offering payments of up to $20,000 for businesses to take on Mature Age Workers, through our Back to Work program and on Wednesday I announced that we will be bringing round two of Youth Boost forward.

Youth unemployment is down across Queensland with Cairns leading the way by halving their youth unemployment rate.

“This outstanding result can be attributed to vital programs like Youth Boost, where 1 in 5 Youth Boost payments went to Cairns,” Ms Fentiman said.

Importantly the gap between regional and South East Queensland unemployment rates narrowed significantly over the last year from 2.3 points in November 2016 to 1.4 points in November 2017.

“This is why we are partnering with businesses in the regions, to work with them to be able to grow and bridge the gap between our regions and cities.” - END

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SB Regional Council Notice of Extension for Contractors
Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:34

Notice of Extension to Current Contracts for Prequalified Suppliers

Council wishes to advise that current Prequalified Supplier Contracts have been extended on a month by month basis until 30 June 2018. The purpose of this extension is to allow time to review the process behind the renewal and including the ongoing use of Prequalified Suppliers contracts.

Council was due to call tenders for Council’s Prequalified Suppliers Registers. The tenders were to be issued in early November with the new Prequalified Suppliers Registers contract period to commence in December 2017.

Council is undertaking a review of the Prequalified Suppliers Registers process. The current review will move toward the ability for Council to implement a longer contract period; greater flexibility to add and remove suppliers; renewal of suppliers every 12 months; and revising the Prequalified Suppliers Registers categories to better meet Council’s requirements and for ease of identification for Council Officers to meet service needs.

Please continue to monitor Council’s website for updates on the next round of Prequalified Suppliers contract.

For any enquiries regarding the Prequalified Suppliers Contract please contact Council's Customer Service Centres on 4189 9100.

South Burnett Regional Council - Quarterly Report
Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:08

South Burnett Economic Development - September 2017 - Quarterly Report

KCCI are key stakeholders in regional economic development and have received the first Economic Development’s first Quarterly report, just accepted for distribution by Council.

Click here for report


Wind Farm Meeting Report from SB Online
Thursday, 26 October 2017 16:15

A meeting to discuss business opportunities surrounding the construction of the Coopers Gap Wind Farm drew a capacity crowd in Kingaroy on Wednesday night 25th October.

Please click below link for report from SB Online

Wind Farm Sparks Business Interest

KCCI Membership is Now Due
Sunday, 08 October 2017 16:39

KCCI membership is due for renewal from 1st October.

Please click here for 2017-2018 membership form.

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