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Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce - Stanthorpe

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The Stanthorpe and Granite Belt Chamber of Commerce is the peak industry body for our business community.  Its sole purpose is to advance the interests of our members and to work towards growing our local economy.

 

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Becoming a valued member of the Stanthorpe & Granite Belt Chamber of Commerce is easy!  Either complete our On-Line Membership Request, or print out, complete and return our Membership Invitation.  We we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

We will forward an invoice to you and once your membership has been paid, you will be entitled to all the benefits that membership of the Stanthorpe & Granite Belt Chamber of Commerce provides.

 

Milestones & Goals

The Chamber has an economic development plan for our district which provides direction and keeps us focused on our goals. The plan identified what the Stanthorpe business community could look like in future, and what would need to be implemented for this to eventuate.  This involves strong partnerships with key organisations particularly the Southern Downs Regional Council, strong leadership and advocacy from the Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce and the agreement by the community of what can be achieved in a unique region such as the Granite Belt.

 

Key milestones reached were:

  • A formal working relationship with the Southern Downs Regional Council. We are currently completing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Council which will clearly state mutual expectations and will be the basis of working meetings with Council officers.

  • A close working relationship with our State Member Lawrence Springborg.

  • A close working relationship with our Federal member David Littleproud. David has agreed that our Chamber will be a conduit for him to the businesses of our district.

  • Formation of three working committees –

               1.  Economic Development Committee

               2.  Membership, Training and Development

               3.  Events and promotions

 

Significant achievements have included:

  • Initiating the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Inc. event in 2016. Produced a significant economic input to our region.

  • Shop Local campaign “Stanthorpe First” and the shopping precinct Christmas Promotion. Ongoing program aimed at increasing local spend and promoting a vibrant shopping precinct.

  • The Heritage Bank 2017 Business Excellence Awards.

 

Snap Shot – Chamber 2018/2019 Priorities

 

Priority

Champions

 Status

Emu Swamp Dam Detailed Business Case

Bill James, Amanda Harrold, Tim Carnell

The Final Draft of the Detailed Business Case was submitted to the Qld government at the end of November 2018.  After a final review made by the Qld Government, feedback was submitted to the committee and was incorporated into the Business Case.  The final document was submitted to the Queensland Government on Thursday, 30 January.  The Federal Government announced they are prepared to commit half of the construction costs for Emu Swamp Dam – or $42 million. It means food security for Australia and jobs however the Queensland State Government also needs to commit to the project and the Federal Government will be meeting with them.

Regulated Parking

Josh Cavallaro

Chamber has been working with SDRC on plans for regulated parking which was identified in the Streetscape plan by John Mongard Landscape Architects from July 2015.

B-Double Access

Tim Carnell

Long term project, SDRC has been working on overlay map of b-double access roads to improve access to farms and packing sheds.  Chamber has been actively working with SDRC on this project.

Events, Business Awards

Josh Cavallaro, Nathan Colyer, Amanda Harrold

Chamber will be holding our Business Awards in 2019 and work has already begun to make this a great event for our business community to be a part of.

RV Friendly Status

Josh Cavallaro, Scott Bradburn

This project has been championed by Mick Spiller and is almost at completion.  

Membership Building

Amanda Harrold, Scott Bradburn, Graham Parker

This year we will be focusing on building our membership base with not only local businesses, but also other groups and strengthening our voice in the region.

Update constitution

Bill James

As chamber diversifies its membership base the constitution will need to be updated.


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Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce - Membership Information

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