Explore the latest business and community grant opportunities available in the Ipswich and West Moreton region.
Grants and funding opportunities range from community streams through to assistance provided by all levels of government.
Click here to view grants on the Regional Development Australia website.
To help fund the fabulously popular Christmas Street Festival, the Boonah District Chamber of Commerce needs your support for the Boonah Business Directory 2024.
This invitation is open to all Boonah Businesses, so please feel free to share with any other businesses that haven’t received an invitation.
It’s a win-win request – your business gains publicity for 12 months through the directory and goodwill in the community through helping stage the Christmas Street Festival.
Each listing will cost $125
The Business Directory will strongly promote and support our Buy Local Campaigns.
5000 Directories will be printed and distributed via local businesses and the Boonah Visitor Information Centre ready for residents and our many visitors to pick up for free.
The directory listing will be under appropriate business headings, and will include business name, address, phone and either website or Facebook details.
If you choose to be in the 2024 edition of the Boonah Business Directory, please fill in this form and pay by card.
If you choose multiple listings, please go through the form filling and payment process separately for each listing.
Deadline for the return of this form and payment is
CoB Thursday, November 16
Scenic Rim Regional Council wants to know what you think about on climate change and what we should be doing about it – now is your chance to have your say and make a difference.
This survey allows you to indicate what actions you want Council to prioritise and a chance to offer additions and improvements.
You can complete the survey online at Let’s Talk Scenic Rim
Or print off the attached hard copy which can be emailed back to [email protected], posted to PO Box 25, Beaudesert QLD 4285, or drop it off at one of Council’s Administration or Customer Contact Centres. Please mark your submission to attention ‘Climate Change Team’.
Small Business Hubs
At the Small Business Hubs, you can meet DESBT officers to discuss grants, business development programs and other opportunities to your business thrive.
Face to face appointments are available at our four Scenic Rim Small Business Hubs located at Beaudesert, Boonah, Canungra and Mount Tamborine Libraries.
We are here to help your business thrive. If you are starting out, want to grow your business or need support to employ staff, we can help with:
- Free mentoring and business guidance
- Access to grants and financial assistance
- Resources to make it easier to employ apprentices and trainees
- Opportunities to supply to the Queensland Government
- Queensland Small Business Commissioner advocacy and support.
Scenic Rim Small Business Hub Details / Locations
|Thursday 12 October||Beaudesert Library||10:00 am – 2:00 pm|
|Thursday 19 October||Boonah Library||10.00 am – 1.00 pm|
|Thursday 26 October||Canungra Library||10.00 am – 2.00 pm|
|Thursday 2 November||Mt Tamborine Library||10.00 am – 2.00 pm|
You are encouraged to register for an appointment, however drop-ins to the Small Business Hubs are also welcome. We can also contact you by phone or we can visit you at your business.
Please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] to book an appointment or if you would like more information about the Small Business Hubs.
Mentoring for Growth Day
Register for a 45-minute mentoring session to help you find the right person to talk to about challenges and opportunities in your business.
The Queensland Government’s Mentoring for Growth (M4G) program offers free and confidential mentoring sessions where you are matched with business experts to help you understand business processes, talk through a problem in your business or identify business growth opportunities. We have multiple 45-minute sessions available each day.
Experienced M4G mentors can assist you with anything related to your business and you can register for a mentoring session at any time. Once you register your interest, the team will contact you to schedule an available session for your business
Date: 11 October 2023 (Multiple dates available)
For more information, email [email protected]
Free Webinar: Get more for less on Social Media
Struggling to maximise your social media presence while minimising costs and time? Wondering why your posts are not getting traction?
In this interactive session, you’ll learn
- How to create engaging content
- How to better reach your target audience
- How to increase your online visibility
This webinar will provide you with actionable insights that you can implement right away to see results. Don’t miss this opportunity to get more for less on social media!
For more information, email [email protected]
The Boonah District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with sponsoring businesses will present the Boonah Street Festival on Thursday evening December 14, 2023.
We would welcome the involvement of local businesses and clubs in the Festival Parade.
This year the theme is ‘Light Up Our Future’ so this is your chance to decorate with all the light and energy of Christmas.
Again, we would appreciate your support and ask that you complete the PARADE REGISTRATION FORM to enable us to plan the process to flow as smoothly as possible.
Please forward any other enquiries to Suzanne McCorkell
[email protected] or for any additional information call 0416265836
Stallholder Applications Open
Update from Scenic Rim Regional Council:
Council is calling for community members to give a shout-out to the region’s quiet achievers with nominations now open for the 2024 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards.
Celebrating the contribution of grassroots groups and community champions across the Scenic Rim, the awards will be presented in four categories recognising those who make a positive difference to the lives of others.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said Council’s awards provided an opportunity to shine a spotlight on community members of all ages who often work quietly behind the scenes without any thought of recognition.
“These are individuals who are the heart and soul of our region and who give so much of their time as volunteers in our community,” he said.
“Now’s the time to repay that in a small way by taking the time to recognise someone special.
“We all know someone – whether a friend, family member, work colleague or community leader – who helps to make the Scenic Rim such a wonderful place to live and enjoy family life so let’s recognise their efforts with an awards nomination.”
Nominations for the 2024 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards are open from Monday 11 September to Monday 13 November in four categories:
- Community Event of the Year Award, for the individual, group or organisation which has staged the most outstanding community event in the Scenic Rim region during 2023.
- Citizen of the Year Award (16-30), for an exceptional young person who is accomplishing great things in all walks of life and making an outstanding contribution to the Scenic Rim community. Nominees must be between 16 and 30 years of age as at 26 January 2024.
- Citizen of the Year Award (31-65), for someone who has been an inspirational role model to the Scenic Rim community over a number of years. Nominees must be between 31 and 65 years of age as at 26 January 2024.
- Citizen of the Year Award (65+ years), for an inspirational role model, whose example encourages others and contributes to creating a friendly, caring and engaged community. This person will have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the local community over a number of years and had a positive impact on a wide range of people in the Scenic Rim. Nominees must be 65 years or older as at 26 January 2024.
A special Mayor’s Award, recognising outstanding overall achievement, will be presented to an individual chosen from the nominees across all categories.
The Scenic Rim’s Community, Arts and Culture Portfolio Councillor Michael Enright also called on community members to get behind the Australia Day awards program.
“It’s important for us to acknowledge those who play key roles in the life of our region and help to create our strong sense of community,” he said.
“Events of recent years including bushfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of community organisations and the strength of character of their volunteers.
“Our Australia Day Awards are one way to say ‘thank you’ to those whose contribution to our communities throughout the year – and often over many years – makes a difference.”
For further information on the 2023 Scenic Rim Australia Day Awards, or to nominate an individual or event, visit Council’s website scenicrim.qld.gov.au/grants-funding-awards/australia-day-awards/1
Partial scholarships of $1,000-$7,000 are available to help women in select industries participate in our world-class leadership courses.
Courses are available for women at all levels.
Applications close Friday 15 September 2023.
For more information and enquiries, click here
Tickets for the 2023 Scenic Rim Business Excellence Awards Ceremony are on sale now!
Be sure to secure your spot! Tickets can be purchased online here
The event will be held on Friday 10th November 2023 at The Centre, Beaudesert, QLD.
The aim of the Awards is to showcase, promote and unite businesses like yours across the Scenic Rim by highlighting excellence in innovation, productivity and customer service.
Delivered by Scenic Rim Regional Council, the awards seek to highlight your ideals and aspirations while applauding your achievements and endeavours to succeed, whether you are a large, medium or small business.
The biennial awards, which will be presented at a gala dinner at The Centre, Beaudesert on 10 November 2023, will recognise excellence in innovation, outstanding customer service and productivity that have contributed to the increasing strength of the local economy.
The awards will be presented in the categories of:
- Excellence in Tourism and Accommodation
- Excellence in Hospitality – Food and Dining
- Excellence in Retail
- Excellence in Trades and Construction
- Excellence in Agriculture
- Excellence in Transport, Logistics, Manufacturing and Mining
- Excellence in Professional Services
- Excellence in Community Services
- Most Outstanding New Business
- Excellence in Business (20+ staff), and
- Trainee/Apprentice of the Year.
P.O. Box 350