Childers Chamber of Commerce members warmly welcomed the announcement of a $4500 Council grant at today’s breakfast meeting held at the Isis Club.
Mayor Jack Dempsey, who was guest speaker at the breakfast, made the announcement with the funds to help the Chamber purchase a Community Noticeboard.
“The Chamber has identified that a noticeboard of this type is required for placement adjacent to the RV parking area in Crescent Street.
“The location, through its RV Friendly status, continues to attract excellent numbers of travellers looking for an overnight stay,” Mayor Dempsey said.
Childers Chamber president Teena Mammino said the parking area was a fantastic Council initiative and one that continued to benefit local traders.
“Visitors are stopping, shopping and buying,” she said. “The noticeboard will allow local business operators to advertise in one place attractions or services available to those people utilising the RV parking area.”
She said it would also be open to local residents to use to promote community events. The noticeboard will be lockable and graffiti proof said Ms Mammino.
In other points delivered during his address to the Chamber, the Mayor discussed projects that had been rolled out across Childers and Woodgate over the past 12 months and the projects that were currently in the pipeline.
“Obviously Council’s $18 million investment in the current upgrade to the Childers and Woodgate water supply is a massive undertaking and one that will ensure the delivery of a quality reticulated supply for years to come.
“These are very exciting times for Childers with projects like the extension of the Isis Mill rail line, the $20 million expansion at Oreco to its garden enhancement products and the heating and covering of the Isis Pool among tremendous outcomes.”
Mayor Dempsey also touched on the assistance available to local businesses through Council’s COVID-19 business support initiatives.
“We also have a range of incentives available to anyone contemplating development or investment in the region with targeted support for business, agricultural or tourism-based projects,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“Council planning and development officers are able to assist by calling Council on 1300 883 699 or approach your local Chamber representative to facilitate that contact.”