Report the the Region: Jul to Sep 2018

QUARTERLY REPORT for the Moreton Bay Region
July to September 2018
Recruitment for the 2018 – 2020 RDA Moreton Bay Committee saw the existing committee members
return and two new members recruited. In August Nick Tzimas owner of the Golden Ox restaurant
in Margate joined the Committee, bringing decades of business acumen and local knowledge to the
table. Leanne Carius from Elimbah joined the Committee but was unable to continue past September
for personal reasons. Shane Newcombe was reappointed as Chair of the Committee, with Noel Powell
continuing as Deputy Chair. Committee members continue to be engaged and active in the activities of
RDA Moreton Bay as well as the broader community.
Slide Website & Communication Strategy Facebook: 223 posts to 332 followers
Twitter: 19:8 tweets to 603 followers
ENews: 21.4% average open rate, 2.56 average click thru
Grants new: (first month)
23.1 average open rate, 4.7% average click thru rate
Website: (two months data only)
643 sessions, 2 min 23 sec avg session duration, 2.12 pages per view
The Sweetest Job is an Agribusiness Workforce Development Program funded under the
Skilling Queenslanders for Work. The program commenced in March 2017 and was
completed by June 2018. This program gave 56 participants in the Moreton Bay region the
opportunity to engage in training, study for a horticulture of logistics qualification,
achieve valuable work experience and long- term work outcomes.
Commenced with funding from the Queensland Department of Science, Information,
Technology and Innovation, Start-Up Moreton was designed to nurture and support
emerging small businesses in the region. With a focus on developing leadership,
governance and business skills, the program worked with 21 workshop participants
and nine program participants. Nine new businesses were established and supported
in Moreton Bay Region. The program culminated in an Expo event with over 100 guests
in attendance.
BUSINESS NEEDS SURVEY RDA Moreton Bay has a commitment to being responsive to the needs of business and the
2018 Business Needs Survey was to ensure that we tailored our programs accordingly.
From the outset, understanding the limited time that business people have, we decided
to keep the survey short and simple. The survey results allowed us to prioritise our
activities for 2019 including what workshops to run and what to highlight on our website.