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Peter Kenyon to visit the Fraser Coast

13 March 2017

Peter Kenyon, the founder and director of Bank of Ideas is coming to the Fraser Coast in April to inspire our communities to plan for a successful future.

Mr Kenyon is renowned for his work helping small towns develop enterprises that generate pride in the community, profitable enterprises and jobs. He is a keynote speaker and facilitator at events and programs around the world, including key global events with the United Nations. 

During his four-day visit Mr Kenyon will hold community workshops in Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

The Maryborough workshop will be held from 3.30pm to 8.30pm in the Federation Room at the Brolga Theatre on Monday, April 3.

The Hervey Bay workshop will be held from 8.30am to 1pm at the Hervey Bay Community Centre on Tuesday, April 4.

The workshops are targeted at not-for-profit groups and service clubs interested in working collectively.

Mr Kenyon’s visit is sponsored by the Fraser Coast Regional Council and was an initiative of the Maryborough City Progress Association.

To RSVP for either workshop email Community&Culture@frasercoast.qld.gov.au.

Howard and District Progress Association Community Workshop

The Howard and District Progress Association will fund a community workshop with small communities champion Peter Kenyon next month.

Residents from around Aldershot, Torbanlea, Howard, Burrum Heads and Toogoom have been invited to the free workshop to help build a vibrant community.

The workshop will be held at the Community Hall in Robertson Street, Torbanlea from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, April 5.

“We want everyone from the Aldershot, Torbanlea, Howard, Pacific Haven, Burrum Heads and Torbanlea areas to come along,” progress association president Kate Niblett said.

“Every service club, church group, sports group and community group; everyone is needed to bring their ideas.

“The region will top 100,000 people in 2030 and we need to be ready; not just with physical infrastructure such as roads and bridges, but with social infrastructure such as community groups.”
Mr Kenyon’s visit will help crystallise the community’s ideas, she said.

“It is always good to get someone to go over your ideas make sure you’ve covered everything and get feedback on what has worked in other areas.”

Divisional Councillor James Hansen and Small Communities Development Councillor Anne Maddern congratulated the association for hosting the event.

“Council needs feedback from communities to develop ideas and prepare a shared vision for the future,” Cr Maddern said.

If you would like to attend the Howard and District workshop please RSVP to editor@burrumrivernews.org.au for catering purposes.

During his April visit to the Fraser Coast, Peter Kenyon will also hold community workshops in Maryborough and Hervey Bay.