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Corporate Luncheon with Terry Ryder - - 3/08/2011

Friday August 5, 2011
Richmond Henty Blueroom
Members Free
Non Members $50

Terry Ryder's Hotspotting reports are the ultimate property investment tool. Terry has been researching and writing about realestate since 1982.

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Free Community Breakfast - - 28/06/2011

The Next Committee for Portland Function is Thursday the 7th July. As per the invitation this will be a Breakfast Meeting starting at 7.30am.
Please RSVP by the due date so catering requirements can be met.
I look forward to your attendance.

Yours Sincerely,

Anita Rank
Executive Officer
Committee for Portland

Portland New Energy Forum - - 19/05/2011

Following on from the inaugural New Energy Forum conducted in Warrnambool Victoria last October directed to developing an ongoing collaborative structure for the New Energy sector in SW Victoria (possibly ranging across information exchange, the development of a new energy voice for the region, and more efficient engagement with Municipal, State and Federal agencies) a second Forum was conducted on 6 May, 2011.

We have posted the minutes to the forum, with detailed reports on a range of topics related to rolling out renewable energy in Southwest Victoria.

Link to Renewable Energy Hub page

2011 Business Plan released - - 29/04/2011

Committee delivering for Portland.

The Committee for Portland is proud of its achievements in 2010 with the highlights of the past year being the lobbying and advocacy to the Government on key issues impacting Portland.

• Renewable Energy Hub of Australia
• Transport Infrastructure
• Electricity Contract for Portland Aluminium/Carbon Pollution reduction Scheme.

The Committee plays a critical role in bringing the business community together to develop ideas and actions that will ensure the future success of Portland. Through well supported members dinners and community breakfasts the committee has established itself as a united group whose focus is to network, advocate and deliver projects for the Portland community.

The Committee has established a clear and accountable strategic plan for 2011. Executive Officer, Anita Rank said “A range of projects and advocacy roles are the focus of 2011 but the priority at the moment is the delivery of the Future Leaders of Business Program and the Helipad development”.

“The Future Leaders of Business Program is a specialist leadership and management course targeted at existing leaders or managers and those who aspire to such roles” said Ms Rank. “The course is conducted by South West Tafe in partnership with the Committee for Portland”. Enrolments for the Diploma of Management are now being taken by Katie Cook at South West Tafe. The program will commence May 24, 2011.

The Committee for Portland has been working with Portland District Health to ensure adequate resources are available for the development of a comprehensive application for the Planning Minister of the proposed Helipad. The Committee is now calling on all members of the community to assist by making financial contributions towards this vital project.

“At the end of the day, if one life is saved because the best medical care is made available to the community, then this project is worth it” said Ms Rank.

Enquiries & Contribution can be made by contacting Anita Rank on 0407802302.

2011 CFP Business Plan

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Green Triangle Consuls-General Tour - - 27/04/2011

The Committee for Portland, in conjunction with the Glenelg Shire Council hosted the recent Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade tour of the Green Triangle region by 12 Melbourne based consulates and their partners. The consulates represented a wide range of countries including Oman, Croatia, Lebanon, Spain, Italy, El Salvador, Malta, Eritera, Germany, China, Chile and the former Republic of Macedonia.

The Green Triangle Consuls-General Tour took place in Portland and Hamilton from 11 – 13 April, 2011.

Major components of the tour included visits to:

• Keppel Prince
• Port of Portland
• Pacific Hydro
• Portland Aluminium
• Illuka Sands

A Portland Cable Tram ride, lunch at the Bridgewater Bay Café and an official business dinner at the Richmond Henty were also on the itinerary.

Committee for Portland Executive Officer, Anita Rank said “The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted tour provided the Committee of Portland with a valuable opportunity to showcase the diversity of the region and what it has to offer in relation to investment and trade”.

Portland welcomes Ita Buttrose-Professional Administration Breakfast - - 13/04/2011

Would you like to say thanks to your administration staff by taking them along to enjoy a scrumptious hot breakfast with the chance to walk away with an armful of prizes and gifts. The breakfast aims at both thanking and honoring these wonderful people. Once again, United Way Glenelg together with the Committee for Portland will be hosting a breakfast and encouraging all bosses to say thanks to their staff.

We can now announce that our special guest speaker is Ita Buttrose.

“Ita Buttrose is an exceptional Australian, who has led in so many different theatres of endeavour as a businesswoman, journalist, author, motivational keynote speaker, advisor to corporate, community and welfare; and as a director.

Twice voted Australia's most admired woman, Ita Buttrose began her distinguished career as a copygirl on The Australian Women's Weekly when she was 15; by 21 she was the magazine's Social Editor and by 33 had become the Weekly's Editor, its youngest ever - a distinction she still holds today.

Ita Buttrose was the founding editor of Cleo and was appointed Editor-in-Chief by Rupert Murdoch of his Sydney Daily and Sunday Telegraphs - making her the first woman to ever edit a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia. She was invited to join the board of News Limited, Australia, becoming the first Australian female director of this world-wide media group.”

Venue: Portland Golf Club

Date: Wednesday 25th May 2011

Time: 7.00am-9.00am

Price per person $45, per table of 10 $400

Tickets available by contacting nicole Reefman on 0410513305 or mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au

Confirmation when payment is made. Tickets selling quickly. Only 200 available.

Want to know about Ita? Watch Paper Giants; The birth of Cleo on ABC 1 Sunday 17th April, 8.30pm

Social Media - The Emerging Force for SME Marketing Workshop - - 13/04/2011

With the emergence of social media and its undeniable and universal impact on networking, communication and specifically business, this course has been designed for individuals who have only recently discovered, or are just starting to use, this new technology and want to understand more about it.

This one-day course will delve into the realm of social media, explaining how social media works, what the various options available are and most importantly, how it can be applied to positively impact your business.

The course will also demonstrate how business can tie in the use of social media into the broader marketing planning process to illustrate how the objectives and strategy used fall out of the overall marketing plan for your brand or business.

Who should attend
Anyone new to, or grappling, with social media, including those who are looking to learn more about how to adapt this new technology to help grow their business.

What will be covered
- What is social networking
- How does Web 2.0 differ from earlier digital marketing Web 1.0
- What is the goal of social media
- How does it fit in to the overall marketing planning process
- What are the key marketing strategies social media can best assist with
- New issues raised by social media
- Popular options
- Creating Consumer Centric Content (C.C.C.C)
- Key Metrics
- Measurement Tools
- The Readiness Test for your Firm

There is an opportunity for this to be a full day workshop Tuesday the 19th April (cost $440 if not VECCI Member) or an evening session Monday the 18th

Cost is $50 for Committee for Portland Members

Portland and Southwest Victoria leads Australia on Renewable Energy - - 4/04/2011

The Climate Institute has released a new independant report that identifies and breaks down Australia's renewable energy potential, with a clear message that Southwest Victoria is the shining light in terms of potential renewable energy potential, as well as green jobs.

This report supports the Committee for Portland's position that Portland is the Renewable Energy Hub of Australia, and we feel will help drive investment into the Southwest Victorian region, and Portland in particular.

For more information of our position on renewable energy, visit our Renewable Energy Hub of Australia page.

Climate Institute Report

Leadership Program due to commence in May - - 4/04/2011

At our Last Members Dinners, Katie Cook from South West TAFE gave as a presentation of the Leadership Program due to commence in May.

The Committee for Portland will offer two scholarships for this program.

For more information please download the following files

If you have someone in your workplace suitable please nominate them according to the guidelines.

If you require more information please contact Anita Rank


Katie Cook
Training Consultant
Organisational Excellence Australia
South West Institute of TAFE
PO Box 674 | WARRNAMBOOL | VIC | 3280
P – (03) 5564 8977 | M – 0422 237 555 | F – (03) 5564 8923
E – katie.cook@swtafe.vic.edu.au | www.swtafe.vic.edu.au

Planning amendment paves way for Portland helipad - - 20/12/2010

"Amendment C59 to the Glenelg Planning Scheme cuts red tape to support the proposal for improved emergency access to the Portland Hospital through developing a helipad on land known as The Ploughed Field directly opposite the emergency department of the hospital," Mr Guy said.

"The amendment is also consistent with Victorian planning objectives and the Baillieu Government's plan to boost regional development.

"Premier Ted Baillieu visited Portland on 9 October and committed to cutting red tape. The Coalition Government has delivered on that commitment.

"This helipad will greatly contribute to the health and safety of the Portland community.

"The Baillieu Government is committed to the growth of regional Victoria, and this amendment will greatly assist in improving access to health services in Victoria's south west," Mr Guy said.

A detailed development plan will now be prepared in consultation with Glenelg Shire Council, Portland District Health and the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Member for South West Coast Denis Napthine said he welcomed today's announcement.

"This is a victory for commonsense," Dr Napthine said.

"Every second is vital when it comes to saving lives. Building of an emergency helipad opposite the hospital will maximise the life saving benefit of the south west emergency helicopter, which our community fought so hard to obtain.

"I congratulate Minister Guy on this decision. This decision and the building of this emergency helipad will save lives," Dr Napthine said.

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