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March 25th 2011
Information meeting for Island businesses after Yasi

Following is an important message for Magnetic Island business owners from the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) regarding a meeting with information on the latest economic and recovery efforts following Cyclone Yasi.

Yasi economic recovery:
Information meeting for Magnetic Island business


MAGNETIC ISLAND businesses will be able to access the latest information about Cyclone Yasi economic recovery efforts at a meeting to be held on Thursday, March 31.

The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) is organising the meeting, to be held at the Magnetic Island RSL.

“Magnetic Island businesses, particularly those in the tourism sector, are still recovering from Cyclone Yasi,” DEEDI executive regional director Peter Mellor said.

“The meeting is being held to make local businesses across all sectors aware of the assistance available, and how they can access it.”

Mr Mellor said DEEDI’s team of business recovery officers would attend, and information from agencies including QRAA, Centrelink and the Australian Tax Office would be available.

DEEDI officers will give a brief overview of initiatives such as the appointment of Industry Recovery Officers.

What: Magnetic Island Cyclone Yasi Business Recovery meeting
When: Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Where: Magnetic Island RSL. Hayles Ave Arcadia

RSVP by Tuesday, March 29, to Tanya Davern, tanya.davern@deedi.qld.gov.au


Information meeting for Island businesses after Yasi
 
2 comments
 
Barb
March 25th 2011
On that note, I am once again organising the World Oceans Day festival 2011. To create greater chances of business, I chose to have it on 4th June, being the Saturday prior to the actual date of 8th. This is to encourage overnight stays, and it is hoped many businesses will try to take advantage of the event to enhance their own businesses. seafood for the weekend would be preferrably of a Sustainable nature...NO Coral Trout etc, but definitely Makeral and Barramundi(: Put your thinking capos on to see where you can benefit with minimum layout/maximum income(: Call me on 04298876448 if you have an idea.
 
Mandy Johnstone
March 25th 2011
Dear Editor,

I having been speaking to a number of local island businesses who are doing it tough as the moment. I encourage as many small business and not-for-profit organisations as possible to attend the DEEDI workshop on the 31st March.

I hope people find this session useful in what I know are difficult times, particularly in the toursim sector.

My main message is to NOT self assess what support your business could receive. Instead come along on the night and make use of the DEEDI staff who will be on hand to assist.

Best wishes,

Mandy Johnstone MP
Member for Townsville


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