Dear Members,

Please join us at our General Meeting on Wednesday 12thApril @ 5.30 for 6pm at Gallery Cafe, Gallery Walk.

Guest speaker Richard Wistow will be talking about the benefits of being part of ATDW & promoting events through their site –  plus the cross marketing added value, this will be beneficial to all.

Please RSVP for catering purposes. SMS: Y or N to Alan – 0419 269 430 or Email: “YES” in Subject line to memberships@tamborinemtncc.org.au

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

The AGM was well attended and thank you for voting me back in for a second term. The past year was a busy one with some great outcomes and achievements. Was good to be able to bring the new combined map brochure to the meeting and hand it out.

This past month has flown past in a flurry of activity.

Our date with Cyclone Debbie was a tumultuous affair which left most of us reeling in her wake. If you are needing any help please let us know.

We have put in long hours to get the Commonwealth Community event ready for the launch on the 4th April at the 3 Little Pigs Bistro. It was a lovely evening with good attendance and was nice to be able to hand out flags and passports. All businesses now have their flags, stamps, maps and passports and are ready to start.

Please support them by purchasing the passports and enjoying the ‘offers’ presented at the bottom of each page. There are some great deals to be had and it is a fantastic way of locals supporting local business.
Some of the business who have adopted a country are off the Mountain and it would be fantastic to see them get business from the Mountain locals.

It will be fabulous to see all the flags flying. Thank you to everyone.

We have put in requests for detour signs from Dept Main Roads and I will follow up again with them this week. Gallery Walk and Curtis Falls corner was bustling today so visitors are finding their way, although I heard a tour bus was given the run-around by its GPS! The scenic tour took them to the bridge…

Easter is fast approaching and I wish you all a happy Easter weekend. Please travel safe.
Looking forward to catching up on Wednesday at the General meeting.

Warm regards,
Alison
president@tamborinemtncc.org.au

GALLERY WALK & VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Fig Tree Lights – The lights that light up the fig tree at the northern end of Gallery Walk have not been working for a couple of days. 5 Star Electrical have rectified the issue and the lights are working again.
Park Construction Works – Construction work on the Gallery Walk Park at the southern end of Gallery Walk are now well underway. Unfortunately Cyclone Debbie gave it drenching and delayed works.
The road works around the park are planned to be completed before Easter commences, weather permitting.
Toilets – Council has informed the GW sub-committee that they will be providing temporary portable toilets in time for the Easter period at the Northern end car park near the Fig Tree.

Upgrade to the Existing Toilets – Portable toilets will be provided at the southern end of Gallery Walk near the Cheese Factory and will be installed prior to the decommissioning of the main toilets on Gallery Walk. All of the portable toilets will be pumped out and cleaned twice a day, instead of the once a day clean that was previously in place.

Council mentioned that the upgrade to the existing toilets on Gallery Walk, will be started after Mother’s Day, so that there is minimal disruption to the public, as requested by the Gallery Walk owners.

Darren Jack–
gallerywalk@tamborinemtncc.org.au

SECRETARY

A few emails received concerning ambient lighting in Gallery Walk – passed to Darren for any action. Some re the causeway closure with further suggestions on detours to the mountain, and one regarding recognising traditional owners of the land at General Meetings.
Cheryl Wistow
secretary@tamborinemtncc.org.au

TREASURER’S REPORT

The 2017 March financials are available on the website for viewing.

In March we sent out invoices for both the Commonwealth Games Community and TMCCI Website Advertising.  There are still a few 2017 Membership invoices unpaid and as the cut-off date is 30.04.17, we would like to remind everyone to pay their fees so as to continue to enjoy the benefits of being a member of the TMCCI.  Should you require a copy of any invoices please email accounts@tamborinemtncc.org.au

Below is a link to the ATO Small Business News Room which you may find useful for keeping up to date with the latest news and issues involving small business
https://www.ato.gov.au/newsroom/smallbusiness/?sbnews20170222

Please email me at accounts@tamborinemtncc.org.au
Thanks
Jackie

TOURISM SUB-COMMITTEE

The Tourism Sub-Committee had a very busy month finalising the launch of the Tamborine Mountain Commonwealth Community Project to coincide with the Gold Coast April 2018 Games countdown.  With 55 Mountain and 15 off Mountain business successfully signing up, adopting a Commonwealth country and participating in this year long marketing event.

The launch party on the 4th April were followed by the International Food Festival at the Sports Grounds on Sunday 9th April, and both were great fun.  Hopefully the increased visitors to the events and tourists collecting the passport stamps will help alleviate the problems caused by the recent floods and closure of the John Muntz Bridge.

A big thank you to all those involved and of course the great sponsors.

Gordon Chalmers
tourism@tamborinemtncc.org.au

WEBSITE SUB-COMMITTEE

Work on the Chamber website in March continued the consolidation of business entries and slimming down of categories in which they will be displayed. We have eliminated the doubling up, erroneous and non-functioning business entries which lingered on the old site.

The Commonwealth Community year-long event which kicked off on April 4th will be used as a strong, topical entry point to the Chamber website, and we encourage the participating business owners to publicise the VisitTamborineMountain.com.au address to help draw additional business to the Mountain.

Richard & Andrew –  website@tamborinemtncc.org.au

MARKETING SUB-COMMITTEE

An year long event strategy is being developed to continue to promote the year long Commonwealth Community Event

The festival held tonight, was well attended and was a great ‘kick start’ to our event. Weather was great, good food and a great turn out – thank you to all who attended and to the organisers.

Peter Rea
marketing@tamborinemtncc.org.au

V.I.C.

We had an amazing turn out of volunteers at the last meeting with a total of 15 amazing community minded people giving of their time to provide important feedback on what’s working and what’s not.

The team are very excited about the commonwealth games coming to town and have been busy working on an amazing Aussie display in the VIC for all to see.
Richard Manson–
vic@tamborinemtncc.org.au

SOCIAL MEDIA

We’ve had lots of activity on Social Media with the floods and the launch of the Tamborine Mountain Commonwealth Community. We launched a new page this week to further promote our beautiful mountain. Our FB pages will be working together to make our Commonwealth Community project and your businesses a success.

You can help to promote Tamborine Mountain by liking, sharing and inviting your friends to like our Facebook Pages.

Tamborine Mountain: 2 April – 8 April
Page Likes 38
Reach 19,318
Post Engagements 2,460
2,221 Total Likes
https://www.facebook.com/TamborineMountainQLD/

Visit Tamborine Mountain:
Too early to report on social metrics as yet.
https://www.facebook.com/visittamborinemountain/

Please send your business promotions/events to me and I will post them on Social Media., please email me socialmedia@tamborinemtncc.org.au

Dianne Warnes