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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.
Ref. New constitution subrule 3(6)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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




4

Fishing memorial at the Cardwell jetty

Support.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

Reaffirmed 29/8/2017




b

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

Support.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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




8

Support for buyers of Port Hinchinbrook

Maintain a neutral stance.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(1), 3(2), 3(13)

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




9

RV-friendliness of Cardwell

Support.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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).
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(1), 3(2)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(5), 4(8), 4(11)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(1), 3(2)

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."
Ref. New constitution subrule 3(4)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(3), 3(5)

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




22

(reserved)

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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.
Ref. New constitution subrule 3(9)

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 an Objects subrule in the Chamber's new 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.
Ref. New constitution subrule 3(6)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(12), 4(14)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(8), 4(22)

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).
Ref. New constitution subrules 8(1), 9(1)

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 8(2), 8(3), 9(1)

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




c

Annual Fee pro-rata discount

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.
Ref. New constitution subrules 8(1), 8(2), 8(3), 9(1)

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
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(8), 4(22)

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




20

Chamber subcommittees:

   

a

Events subcommittee

To focus on the Chamber's contribution to events and activities in the Cardwell area – to give effect to the Objects subrule in the Chamber's new 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".
Ref. New constitution subrule 3(6)

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




b

Constitution Compliance & Review subcommittee

· To solve the Chamber's constitutional compliance issues.
· To plan how to modernise the existing 20-year old constitution.
Ref. New constitution rule 43, subrule 10(3)

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




c

Member Services subcommittee

To focus on providing services that are beneficial to financial members – to give effect to the Objects subrule in the Chamber's new 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 ... ".
Ref. New constitution subrule 3(7)

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




d

Tourism Promotion subcommittee

To focus on the Chamber's tourism promotion activities – to give effect to the Objects subrule in the Chamber's new constitution which says "To promote the town of Cardwell and its environs generally and as one of Australia's leading tourist centres".
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(4), 3(5)

Created 24/1/2018




e

Membership & Community Engagement subcommittee

To facilitate the roles of the Chamber's officeholders and subcommittees 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, subcommittees and members.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(8), 4(22)

Created 23/4/2018




f

Town (Tourist) Map subcommittee

To assist Cassowary Coast Regional Council with the content and layout of a new map that Council is sponsoring, to be used primarily by tourists and visitors to Cardwell. Based on similar maps that Council sponsored for Innisfail and Tully.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(8), 4(8), 4(22)

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




g

Cardwell-area Plenary Community Group subcommittee

With the intention of providing more unity between the various formal and informal groups in the Cardwell area:
· A round-table invitation to every volunteer group (including associations, clubs and schools) in the Cardwell area - whether a member of the Chamber or not.
· The round-table would not seek to achieve consensus, but would endeavour to keep everyone informed.
· Can utilise it as a forum with a single voice when felt warranted.
Ref. New constitution subrules 3(1), 4(5)

Created 7/1/2019




23

Postal address for the Chamber

Continue to use PO Box 14 at Cardwell Post Office QLD 4849.
Ref. New constitution rule 42

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




25

Open invitation to Chamber meetings

To Cr Glenn W Raleigh – representing the Division 1 electorate at Cassowary Coast Regional Council – welcoming his attendance, and active participation when appropriate.
Ref. New constitution subrule 4(8)

Reaffirmed 14/7/2017 no.2




26

Chamber bank accounts and petty cash:

   

a

Bank accounts for the Chamber

· Have a cheque account at the Bendigo Bank in Cardwell.
· The authorised signatories to have Internet Banking access.
· Authorised signatories to include president and treasurer.
· An additional account for unassigned/donated income.
Ref. New constitution subrule 22(1), rule 45, subrule 46(2)

Updated 17/3/2015
Updated 14/7/2017 no.2




b

Petty cash

· Cash-on-hand float to be $0.
· Use a pre-charged debit card to pay approved expenses online.
Ref. New constitution subrule 22(1), rule 45, subrule 46(2)

Initial 18/7/2017
Updated 8/12/2017




c

Pre-authorised expenses, as budgeted

Without requiring prior approval, the secretary or treasurer is pre-authorised to pay the standard invoices for:
· Australia Post's annual postbox fee.
· Queensland Office of Fair Trading's annual fee.
· Netregistry's annual website fees.
Ref. New constitution subrule 22(1), rule 45, subrule 46(2)

Initial 18/7/2017
Revised 7/1/2019




New constitutional references

Rule 42 – By-laws: (1) The management committee may make, amend or repeal by-laws, not inconsistent with these rules, for the internal management of the association. (2) A by-law may be set aside by a vote of members at a general meeting of the association.

Rule 3 – 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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