As the unprecedented COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, Team BIEDO are here to support you. We understand that many businesses, big and small, are facing significant challenges during this time.
Photography by Irene Alletsgruber "Storm at Silverleaf", one of 12 stunning photographs of the #BurnettInland selected from the 2019 BIEDO Best Shots Competition
Special Edition: COVID-19
2020 continues to present challenges for business and community and it's fair to say we are moving through uncharted territory at present.
BIEDO, as an economic development organisation, is here to support our #BurnettInland business community (both town and farm-based) through this period of uncertainty by keeping you up-to-date with information and resources.
With drought as a focus of our activities in the end of 2019 and the start of the new year, we are pleased to see rain has fallen in parts of the Burnett inland and certainly hope it continues. Our region remains under a full drought declaration and we wish our business community all the very best in managing the challenges it presents.
Photography by Kate Macaskill "Coringa Sunrises", one of 12 stunning photographs of the #BurnettInland selected from the 2019 BIEDO Best Shots Competition
Team BIEDO are super excited to share a number of upcoming programs, including the first 'Growing Ags 2020' Conference in May! We would also like to welcome all new BIEDO Burst subscribers - we undertook some much-needed maintenance on our database this month...
Photography by Irene Alletsgruber "Sunset Over Dam at Silverleaf", one of 12 stunning photographs of the #BurnettInland selected from the 2019 BIEDO Best Shots Competition
The start of 2020 has been challenging for many with extreme bushfires faced by our regional and rural counterparts across the southern States. Our thoughts and well wishes are with everyone impacted.
Photography by Amanda Sloan - "Glowing" (at Coolabunia), one of 12 stunning photographs of the #BurnettInland selected from the 2019 BIEDO Best Shots Competition
November, where did you go?! Do your weeks seem to speed up in the lead up to Christmas? Or is it just ours?! In November, South Burnett primary producers had the opportunity to discuss Reef Regulations with representatives from the Office of the Great Barrier Reef at the South Burnett Ag Network Meeting which was held at Kumbia on 21 November (pictured).
November, are we here already?! What a busy few weeks at BIEDO HQ! In October we put the spotlight on stock route management and drought feeding at the South and North Burnett Ag Network meetings, celebrated the International Day of Rural Women at the Women in Workshirts Walk and Mundubbera Women in Ag Day (pictured), and rolled out the first Taking Care of #BurnettInland Business workshop. Phew!
October, we're excited to see you! Last month was buzzing at BIEDO HQ - did you see our team on the road in September? We traveled to Blackbutt and Eidsvold for two sessions of the Grant-ED 101: Creating a "grant ready" project workshop (Eidsvold session pictured below), and enjoyed the company of all those who joined us....
Welcome to Spring! August kept us busy at BIEDO HQ and we were thrilled to launch the North Burnett Leadership Series in Gayndah with so many proactive people in the room! We can't wait to see the rest of the series unfold and if you missed last month's welcome dinner, don't worry - in the coming months we have 3 workshops and an overnight study tour planned and you can join in for one (or all!) of these events.
We had a fantastic month of education, events and energy! Team BIEDO are always eager to learn from you and with you, and we certainly had some great opportunities to do that in July. From Energy Pop-Up Offices (Mundubbera and Murgon) to social media (Wondai) and GrantED (Biggenden) sessions, meeting with community, touring industry sites and a couple of grant applications thrown in for good measure...
Team BIEDO has been busy prepping new initiative The Platform: Burnett Inland Business and Community Hub - and we are so excited to finally share this exciting venture with you!
Wow, what a month May was! It was great to see so many friendly faces during Queensland Small Business Week, including those who attended the North Burnett Ag Network's Energy Forum in Mulgildie, and the businesses and community members who joined us at the Burnett Inland Business Meet & Greet event in Murgon to celebrate local business...
We hope you enjoyed a safe and Happy Easter with family and friends! We have a jam-packed issue of Burst this month, and we kick off this issue by welcoming the election commitment by Ken O’Dowd MP (pictured above) and the Coalition Government of $20 million towards the replacement of the John Peterson Bridge. ?
Exciting news! We are thrilled to receive confirmation from Ken O’Dowd MP of the success of our Building Better Regions Fund Round 3 application for the North Burnett Community Leaders Workshop Series.
Queensland Women's Week (2-10 March 2019) is in full swing and true to this year's theme, we are Investing in Women! A huge shout out to everyone who joined us on the weekend in Durong for the Women in Ag Day event - with special thanks to our guest speakers Terena Staib, Cilla Pershouse, Bec Clapperton, Marcia Hunt and Tracey Anderson!
What a fantastic start to an action-packed month at BIEDO HQ! Thank you to all those who joined us at the recent North and South Burnett Agriculture Network forums hosted at Mt Perry and the Tableland Hall.
Welcome to the first edition of BIEDO Burst for 2019! After a few weeks away from the desk, we've hit the ground running in the New Year and we look forward to seeing you at one of our local events soon.