THE CARDWELL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC.

POSITION STATEMENTS - Policies/By-Laws   

Topic / Project

Chamber's present position

Decision dates

1

Preferred location for markets, festivals and concerts in Cardwell

Support all markets, festivals and concerts held that benefit Cardwell provided they are run by established organisations or associations.

Initial 21/4/2015
Revised 29/8/2017
Updated 23/4/2018




2

Reconstruction ("beautification") of Balliol Street in Cardwell into a historical and cultural precinct

Adopt a neutral stance – reconsider the Chamber's position at a later date.

Initial 3/3/2015
Updated 7/3/2017
Revised 29/8/2017




3

Reconstruction of Bowen Street in Cardwell to accommodate heavy two-way traffic, parking, no flooding

Support – and a higher priority than the reconstruction of Balliol Street.

Initial 3/3/2015
Reaffirmed 3/4/2017




4

Fishing memorial at the Cardwell jetty

Support.

Updated 3/4/2017
Reaffirmed 29/8/2017




5

Kirrama Range Road:

   

a

Restoration of Sullivan's Walking Track by Kirrama Range Road Support Group

Support.

Reaffirmed 29/8/2017




b

Ongoing monitoring and maintenance of the road by both Councils responsible (TRC and CCRC)

Support.

Initial 14/7/2017
Reaffirmed 8/8/2017
Expressed 8/8/2017 and 14/9/2017




6

Mountain Bike (MTB) trails near Cardwell

Support, as long as the trails provide Cardwell with a measurable economic benefit.

Initial 21/4/2015
Reaffirmed 29/8/2017
Revised 20/11/2018




7

Improving Cardwell's appearance:

   

a

Shade sails and bench seat at end of Jetty

Support.

Initial 31/3/2015
Expressed 21/5/2015
Reaffirmed 29/8/2017




b

Shade sails or similar to cover and shade the Jetty plaza amphitheatre

Support.

Initial 5/5/2015
Expressed 21/5/2015

Reaffirmed 29/8/2017




c

Trim, freshen, replant plants in existing garden beds in the Cardwell CBD

Support.

Initial 31/3/2015
Expressed 21/5/2015

Reaffirmed 29/8/2017




d

Paint murals or similar on some power poles in the Cardwell CBD

Support.

Initial 21/4/2015
Expressed 21/5/2015

Reaffirmed 29/8/2017




e

Council to change the ground lighting along the Cardwell foreshore from plain white to a range of colours

Support.

Initial 8/8/2017
Expressed 31/3/2018




8

Support for the buyers of Port Hinchinbrook

Maintain a neutral stance.

Initial 9/9/2016
Reaffirmed 29/8/2017




9

RV-friendliness of Cardwell

Support.

Reaffirmed 29/8/2017




10

Cardwell/Dallachy Aerodrome:

   

a

The aerodrome's dimensions should meet the all-weather airstrip requirements of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)

Support (in particular, a runway length of 1,200m and 20m-wide turning nodes at each end).

Initial 7/2/2017
Updated 9/5/2017
Reaffirmed 29/8/2017
and on 21/11/2017

Expressed 28/11/2018




b

Relocate portable runway lights not being used at Tully to Cardwell/Dallachy, for deployment by SES, QPS, QAS and QFES

Support.

Initial 24/1/2018
Expressed 29/11/2018




11

Withdrawing the Chamber's support for the CDCFF's Strategic Action Plan (SAP)

Adopt a neutral stance, noting there have been several 'action' plans for Cardwell.

Initial 21/4/2015
Revised 29/8/2017




12

Public boat ramp at Port Hinchinbrook

Support all legitimate efforts for repairs that restore unfettered access to the public boat ramp by sea and by road.

Initial 25/7/2017
Created 23/4/2018




18

Participation in a Cassowary Coast economic development group (CCED)

· Support for the goals that were expressed when it was initially proposed.
· The Chamber is no longer participating as it is focussing the town's limited volunteer resources on local issues that will directly benefit the Cardwell area.

Initial 30/9/2015
Updated 7/2/2017
and on 21/11/2017
Expressed 31/3/2018




19

"100 words" to describe what makes Cardwell special, and why travellers should stop and stay

"Be prepared to be mesmerised by the scenic beauty of our peaceful seaside village. Cardwell is your first real highway look at the Pacific Ocean between Townsville and Cairns and is rich in early settlement history. Browse the Bush Telegraph Station, Museum and Gallery in the heritage precinct before wandering along the esplanade to the Memorial Park where the famous World War II Battle of the Coral Sea is commemorated each year. Offshore is Hinchinbrook Island, the world’s largest island national park, so close you can almost touch it. Hike the renowned Thorsborne Trail, rent a houseboat, or join a local charter to catch a Barramundi or to spy dugongs and crocodiles in the sheltered waters of the Hinchinbrook Channel. Back on shore, take a bushwalk in the neighbouring national parks and cool off with a swim in the brilliant blue waters of the natural spa pools."

Initial 12/8/2016
Updated 7/2/2017
Republished 2018
Updated 20/11/2018




21

Key aspects for supermarkets in Cardwell to improve their viability and reputation

· Stocked items to be competitively priced with their nearest rivals in adjacent towns.
· Stores continuously well-stocked, and without empty shelves for any length of time.
· Store/brand owners to be customer- and community-friendly, by proactively engaging with community associations in Cardwell as other significant businesses in Cardwell do.

Initial 25/7/2017
Expressed 24/10/2017




22

(reserved)

-.

Initial 20/11/2018




24

Exempt stamp duty on insurance premiums paid by local (Cardwell and Ingham) small businesses

Support for the campaign run by the Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Inc.

Initial 4/7/2018
Expressed 26/10/2018

Topic / Project

Chamber's present position

Decision dates




13

Considering requests for the Chamber's support by way of a financial donation

· The event/activity to be supported must be consistent with the Chamber’s objects listed in clause 2 of its constitution.
· The event/activity must be held or run by an established organisation or association.
· If approved by the management committee, the donated amount will be a minimum of $250 to a financial Chamber member, or a minimum of $100 to a non-member (which includes non-financial members).
· The donated amount will be drawn from telescope-sourced revenue in the Chamber’s V501 bank account if sufficient funds are available.

Initial 9/5/2017
Created 31/5/2018




14

Repaying the purchase cost of T-shirts for the Kirrama Range Road re-opening

Kirrama Range Road Support Group to repay the Chamber in instalments as shirts are sold.

Created 3/3/2015




15

Content of Chamber's noticeboards

No 'for sale' notices. Consistent standard for all noticeboards. Posters by other Cardwell organisations require prior permission. Keys to be held by Chamber president or delegate.

Created 21/4/2015
Updated 11/8/2015
Revised 11/10/2016




16

Chamber membership fees:

   

a

Joining Fee

Effective from 17/2/2015: $60.00 (plus $6.00 GST where applicable).

Form 18/7/2017
Created 13/9/2017
Reaffirmed 26/9/2017




b

Annual Fee

Effective from 1/7/2016: $60.00 (plus $6.00 GST where applicable), does not apply in the financial year when a new member pays the Joining Fee, but applies for all subsequent financial years of continuous membership.

Created 13/9/2017
Reaffirmed 26/9/2017




c

Pro-rata Annual Fee

Effective from 1/1/2016: For those new members who join in the last four months of a financial year, the pro-rata discount applies when they renew their membership in the following year.

Initial 11/8/2015
Created 20/7/2016
Reaffirmed 26/9/2017




17

Website for the Chamber

· Use an Australian-based Internet service provider to host the website.
· The registered domain name is to include cardwellchamberofcommerce and .au

Initial 19/8/2015
Updated 15/10/2015
Revised 8/12/2017




20

Chamber sub-committees:

   

a

Events sub-committee

To focus on the Chamber's contribution to events and activities in the Cardwell area – to give effect to the Objects clause in the Chamber's constitution which says "To organise, implement, conduct or control such activities and entertainment from time to time as would add to the pleasure and enjoyment of residents, visitors and/or tourists in the area".

Initial 23/3/2016
Created 24/9/2017




b

Constitution Compliance & Review sub-committee

· To solve the Chamber's constitutional compliance issues.
· To plan how to modernise the existing 20-year old constitution.

Initial 10/7/2017
Created 14/7/2017 no.2
Reaffirmed 24/9/2017




c

Member Services sub-committee

To focus on providing services that are beneficial to financial members – to give effect to the Objects clause in the Chamber's constitution which says "To keep records, distribute information and render services of every description to members in respect of matters of common interest or of interest to trade, commerce and/or industry generally ... ".

Created 18/7/2017
Reaffirmed 24/9/2017




d

Tourism Promotion sub-committee

To focus on the Chamber's tourism promotion activities – to give effect to the Objects clause in the Chamber's constitution which says "To promote the town of Cardwell and its environs generally and as one of Australia's leading tourist centres".

Created 24/1/2018




e

Membership & Community Engagement sub-committee

To facilitate the roles of the Chamber's officeholders and sub-committees by providing:
· the means to publish information electronically and in print.
· interfaces with the media and the general public.
· the preparation, conduct, and collation of surveys.
· communication channels for the management committee, sub-committees and members.

Created 23/4/2018




f

Town (Tourist) Map sub-committee

Based on similar maps produced for Innisfail and Tully, to assist Cassowary Coast Regional Council with the content and layout of their sponsored new map for Cardwell tourists and visitors.

Created 14/7/2017 no.2
Closed 23/3/2018




23

Postal address for the Chamber

Continue to use PO Box 14 at Cardwell Post Office QLD 4849.

Raised 29/8/2017
Reaffirmed 21/11/2017




25

Open invitation to Chamber meetings

To Cr Glenn Raleigh (Division 1 councillor) welcoming his attendance, and active participation when appropriate.

Reaffirmed 14/7/2017 no.2




Constitutional references

Clause 25 – By-Laws: The management committee may from time to time make, amend or repeal by-laws, not inconsistent with these Rules, for the internal management of the Association, and the by-law may be set aside by a general meeting of members.

Clause 2 – Objects. The objects for which the Association is established are [paraphrased extract below]:
· To foster and promote the development and progress of the Cardwell area (i.e. Cardwell town and its environs);
· To foster and promote the development and progress of trade, commerce and industry in the Cardwell area;
· To promote any of the shopping, commercial and/or industrial businesses located or to be located in the Cardwell area;
· To promote the Cardwell area generally and as one of Australia's leading tourist centres;
· To seek improved and further facilities and amenities for residents, visitors and/or tourists in the Cardwell area;
· To organise, implement, conduct or control such activities and entertainment from time to time as would add to the pleasure and enjoyment of residents, visitors and/or tourists in the Cardwell area.

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