Growing an inspired Eden by working together

 

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Wharf Development Project – the very latest info.
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Update on Eden Wharf Developments
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2016 Chamber Executive elected
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Business Awards – Download Nomination Forms here
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Chamber AGM is on 8th Feb
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It’s time to get on board! Nominate now for Business Awards
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Wharf presentation 7th September – don’t miss this!
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Membership
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Community Information Session on Wharf Extension Project
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More support for Cruise Eden

Wharf Development Project – the very latest info.

The Wharf Development Project Team have given approval for us to distribute the very latest information about where the project is at.  As you will see, there are many studies required to ensure the project meets all the necessary criteria and we are well on the way.

The most exciting thing is that the team is now looking seriously at ensuring the wharf extension is ‘future proof’ and will cater for the very large vessels currently being constructed for the cruise industry.  This is a huge win as research shows that cruise ships are just going to get bigger and we need to be ready for that in future.

The establishment of an office in Bega will also help us to ensure our community is kept up-to-date with the very latest news as it happens.  

Download the documents from these links:

Eden CLG Meeting presentation – February 2016

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Update on Eden Wharf Developments

Things are moving – albeit a little slower than anticipated – on the wharf extension. Dredging is likely to commence in the very near future and then it will be all systems go!!  The great news is that the Project Team remain confident that the wharf will be ready to take large cruiseships alongside in time for the 2017/18 cruise season.  Very exciting times ahead for our little town.

The Eden Port Development Community Liaison Group is working closely with the Project Team on this project and have all the up-to-date information relating to it, so feel free to ask local representatives if you have any queries. Our President Jenny Robb represents the Chamber on this group, with Vice President Gail Ward also attending as Eden Tourism’s representative.

The following Press Release must have missed the deadline for the Magnet this week which is disappointing but here it is in full:  UPDATE FROM EDEN PORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS COMMUNITY LIAISON GROUP (2)

 

2016 Chamber Executive elected

A very well attended A.G.M. held on 8 February 2016 saw the following members elected to the Chamber Executive for 2016:

President: Jenny Robb
Vice President:  Gail Ward
Junior Vice President: Clair Mudaliar
Secretary: Kari Esplin
Junior Secretary: Maryanne Palmer
Treasurer/Public Officer: Peter Mann
Events: Mel Warren & Bronwyn Schmich
Projects: Brent Dunne & Graeme White
Tourism:  Ed Chenery (Gail Ward if Ed unavailable)

The meeting was extremely positive with many new initiatives coming to fruition and the community and business district feeling more and more confident about the future.

The Chamber Executive will endeavour to engage several different speakers throughout the year, including an update on this year’s Cruise Eden season and a presentation from the Eden Resort Hotel group on progress on the marina development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Awards – Download Nomination Forms here

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Eden Excellence in Business Awards - it’s time to get on Board!

There are two Nomination forms:

  • “People’s Choice” (nominations from customers/community)
  • “Excellence in Small Business” (nominations by the business itself)

Nomination forms can be downloaded below:

People’s Choice Business Awards Nomination Form

Entry Form (NSW Chamber Categories)

“Excellence in Small Business” categories winners will then automatically progress to the regional awards.  READ THE ENTRY FORMS FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

Chamber AGM is on 8th Feb

The AGM of the Eden Chamber of Commerce will be held at 5:30pm on Monday 8th February at the Eden Fishermen’s Club.

You can download the Agenda here:  Eden Chamber AGM 2016 Agenda

The Chamber is taking a lead role in liaising with Council, State and Federal Government on the current developments at the Wharf as well as helping to promote our local businesses throughout the region.

Now is the time to get involved and make sure your voice is heard.

All are welcome to attend.

See you there!

 

It’s time to get on board! Nominate now for Business Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Eden Excellence in Business Awards – it’s time to get on Board!

There are two Nomination forms:

  • “People’s Choice” (nominations from customers/community)
  • “Excellence in Small Business” (nominations by the business itself)

Nomination forms can be downloaded below:

People’s Choice Business Awards Nomination Form

Entry Form (NSW Chamber Categories)

“Excellence in Small Business” categories winners will then automatically progress to the regional awards.  READ THE ENTRY FORMS FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

 

Nominations and entries close 5pm 5th February 2016

The Gala Awards event will be at 6pm on Saturday 27th February 2016 at Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club. MC will be Kimmy Saker and 2EC will be broadcasting live from the event.

Tickets will be on sale soon.

 

Wharf presentation 7th September – don’t miss this!

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Slide showing the many pieces of ‘junk’ removed from the area before dredging

All details are now confirmed for the Community Information Session about the exciting new developments in our Port.

When:  4pm till 8pm Monday 7th September 2015

Where:  Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club

Please download the Poster here for all the details. 

 

Membership

It’s Membership renewal time.

Members of the Chamber should already have received their membership renewal notice but in case it got lost in the mail – here is how you can join up.

Please return your forms and forward your payments as soon as possible so that you continue to receive the benefits of being aligned with the NSW Business Chamber

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Exciting Times

With the wharf extension, increasing cruise ship numbers, main street upgrades and investigation of safe harbour options, Eden is on the brink of a new and exciting future. Plenty of opportunity abounds for new businesses to be established, and for current businesses to grow.

Keep up with the latest

The Chamber is the ‘go to’ organisation for any new government initiatives – keep up-to-date with the latest by becoming a Member of Eden Chamber today.

 

Community Information Session on Wharf Extension Project

WHARF EXTENSION PROJECT – COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION

Monday 7th September – from 4:00pm till 8:00pm

Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club

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Shows the amount of items that had to be removed before work could commence.

Eden Chamber Committee members are excited to confirm that a Community Information Session about progress on the Eden Wharf Extension Project will be held on Monday 7th September from 4pm to 8pm.  The venue is the Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club, Imlay Street, Eden and the presentation is open to all.

NSW Department of Primary Industries – Lands will be providing information about the design of the Breakwater Wharf Extension project, with support and additional information from Bega Valley Shire Council and the Ports Authority.

Representatives from the Chamber Executive are involved in both the Community Liaison Group and the Stakeholders Committee for this significant development and are keen for community members to be updated on its progress.  We understand that the relevant agencies and consultants will have representatives available for people to talk to and ask questions of, over a period of 4 hours.  

We have been advised there may also be some updated information regarding investigations into safe harbour options so come along and find out about these exciting developments!

We hope to see you there!

 

More support for Cruise Eden

Cruise Eden Co-Ordinator Natalie Godward has been meeting with several  major stakeholders in Sydney recently with some very positive feedback.

Nat has been working with Sapphire Coast Tourism Manager Anthony Osborne on developing a draft Cruise Strategy with detailed five year plan and budget. The draft was recently presented to the Port Authority of NSW and as a result, the Port Authority have agreed to provide significant funding to Cruise Eden for the next three years. This will ensure Nat can continue in the role and build a strong rapport with these important contacts.

Separately, Nat has negotiated further funding from the Department of Primary Industries for collateral for the next two years, including a Port Guide (with fold out map), Destinations Guide (for passengers to take home), postcard, stickers and a website.  Stay tuned as businesses will be offered advertising space in the Guide in the near future.

More recently, a meeting with Member for Bega and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance, Royal Carribean and Destination NSW, and discussion with Crown Lands about the proposed amenities building, has continued to build momentum for this exciting project.

(Image courtesy Scott Blanch)

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