A little salt with your breakfast?

Chamber Breakfast October 2006

Gold Member the Currumbin RSL Club played host to the The Creek to Creek Chamber of Commerce October 2006 breakfast. The morning featured presentations from Mr Alan Davie from the GCD Alliance and students from Palm Beach Currumbin High School.

Supported by Division 13 Gold Coast City Councilor Daphne McDonald, Mr Davie, presented a power point presentation outlining the benefits of the proposed desalination plant at Tugun. The presentation illustrated the engineering involved with the project, and how the reverse osmosis plant will turn salt water into potable water.

Mr Davie took questions from the audience, and this was a chance to explore the high costs associated with the plant, and the environmental impacts of the plant on CO2 emissions and by-products being pumped back out to sea.

The proposed plant is expected to cost $1.1 billion and is expected to come 'on stream' in Late 2008. Council are expected to make a decision in November 2006. Although according to a report from the State Government yesterday (31 October 2006) this date has been pushed out to January 2009.

The Breakfast also featured some outstanding presentations from some of the regions leading students from Palm Beach Currumbin High School. Sofie Hoffmann, Rachael Montgomery, and Sarah Rigg made presentations on last months Business Expo which was designed to give students a feel for employment and study options after leaving high school.

As winner of the competition, Sophie Hoffman won a first prize of $500 kindly donated by the Gold Coast City Council. In total the Council provided $1,000 for the Chamber student program, and this program will continue next year, and will feature the formation of the first Creek to Creek Junior Chamber of Commerce. For more information about this project email president@creektocreekchamber.org.au

Palm Beach Home Brew Supplies stole the show with their very generous give-a-ways and the conclusion of the breakfast. The Chamber thanks all the businesses that contribute to making our events some of the best.

The next Creek to Creek Chamber event will be a Meet and Greet at the Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club on Thursday 30 November 2006 from 5.15pm to 7.00pm.

Scroll down to see pictures from the October Breakfast.


























Desal demo: Mr Alan Davie illustrates the sea water intake point at the proposed Tugun Desalination Plant.



























All smiles: Councilor Daphne McDonald with Presentation winner Sophie Hoffmann.



























 Fine Presentations: Barry Sheaffe from Wizard with second place student Rachael Montgomery.



























 Congratulations: Chamber President Darren Macintosh presents Sarah Rigg with a cheque.


























 Photo opportunity: Erica from Gem Photography with Chamber President Darren Macintosh.


























Alternative voice: Greens Candidate Inge Light discusses alternatives to desalination with Murray Dickson from Mortgage Choice. 


























Talking solutions: Danielle Peters from Total HR Solutions, Mark Henry from the Burleigh Chamber of Commerce and Commerce Queensland Regional Manager Noel Millers.


























Friendly faces: Floral artist Lynne Newbury from owner of bronze sponsor Blossoms in the Pines and Wilson National Home Loans Operations Manager Alison Grant . 


























Getting down to business: Alan Davie from GCD Alliance talks with State Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP and local property owner and President of the Burleigh Chamber of Commerce John Ingall.


























 Local boys: Wilson National Homes Loans Gold Coast South Manager Rob Morse and Garry from Photography specialists Gem Photography.


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