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  • Member eNews - January 2017  


  • Annual General Meeting

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    As previously advised the Annual General Meeting of Landscape Queensland Ind. Assoc. Inc. will be held on Wednesday 15 February 2017 commencing at 5:30 pm at Geebung RSL, 323 Newman Road, Geebung.


    Board Nomination forms and other relevant documents can be accessed from the LQ website. Completed nomination forms for board positions are required to be received by this office by Wednesday 1 February 2017.


    If you will be attending, please register by 8 February 2017 - click here to RSVP.


  • Queensland Building Plan - Have Your Say on the Future of Construction in Qld

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    The Queensland Government is calling on people to have their say on the Queensland Building Plan – the most comprehensive review of the State’s $44 billion building industry in generations.

     

    The plan looks at a number of potential reforms across 10 key areas including a review of licencing and plumbing and drainage laws, the potential for a single state housing code, the operation of the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme, and security of payment for subcontractors.

     

    Click on the link below - members have the opportunity to provide their input via an on-line submission or attend an event being held across Queensland between 1 February and 23 March 2017.


  • WHS - Don't Get Fined! Legislative Changes from December 2016

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    The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation) was amended on 9 December 2016 and affects landscapers in several ways.

  • WHS - Hazardous Chemicals

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    The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals has come into full effect across Australia as of 1 January 2017. The GHS is an international system to classify and communicate chemical hazards using consistent terms and information on chemical labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Understand how this will affect your business. 

  • Inspiring the Future

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    Can you spare one hour a year to talk to young people about your job in the landscaping industry and how you got there?

    Landscape Queensland as a supporting partner organisation, encourages its members to register as volunteers with the Inspiring the Future Australia campaign.


  • Women in Landscaping - Leadership Symposium - Discount for LQ Members

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    Women & Leadership Australia are currently offering 20 Landscape Queensland members the opportunity to attend the 2017 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium for $400 off the standard rate.

    The Symposium provides women a critically important platform to explore leadership, life and career development. They will take place in all capital cities across Australia later this year.


  • Why Success in 2017 Will be Dependent on What You do Daily

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    Do you have a clear idea of what business results you would like to achieve in 2017? Here's a 5 step approach to assist achieve goals in the year ahead.


  • Biosecurity

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    Until May 2017 the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program will be conducting bait treatment for fire ants in Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Ipswich areas.


  • FREE Webinar - Effectively Evolving Your Business

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    Landscape Queensland Member Benefits Partner Gibson's is offering LQ members a free webinar 15 February 2017 which will cover strategies to employ when growing your business whilst improving efficiencies at the same time.


  • QLD Charity Ball - Dial Before You Dig

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    Dial Before You Dig are supporting the QLD Charity Ball on 12 May 2017 at RNA Brisbane - Arabian Nights theme. Tickets $220 each or a table of 10 $2,000. All proceeds go to Act for Kids charity

     


  • Domestic Landscaping Contracts

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    Domestic Landscaping Contracts
    are now available to download as writeable PDFs from
    Landscape Queensland Website
    Member only area - 
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    Click here to view the top 10 reason to use the Domestic Landscaping Contracts

  • Costing Guide - Edition 7

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    The Landscape Industry Costing Guide - Edition 7 is packed with information vital to your business you can't afford to be without one - purchase yours today from the LQ website shop.


  • Dates to Remember

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    Queensland Building Plan - Public Consultation Sessions - across Queensland in various locations between 1 February and 23 March 2017. Or complete an on-line submission.  Full details

     

    LQ Annual General Meeting -  Wednesday February 15, Geebung RSL, 323 Newman Road, Geebung  5:30 pm

     

    PROTRADE United - Breaking the Mould Breakfast - How to win More Quotes & Proposals with Higher Margins, 17 February 7:30am - 10:30 am more details

     

    National Construction Code (NCC) 2017 - Information seminars, Brisbane Hilton 21 & 22 February. More details

     

    Aquascape Supplies Australia - free Certification course for installation of geo membrane rubber liners. Caloundra Thursday 23 February 2pm. More details

     

    Nursery & Garden Industry Association (NGIQ) Trade Days - Full list of dates for 2017 Trade Days

     


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    Our approach to work place health and safety had traditionally been to use our common sense in day to
    day work practices and conform with the minimum that was required by law. With the recent
    introduction of the amended WHS laws and the offer of a free information night from Landscape
    Queensland partner Stack Masula, we decided it was time to look at our approach more seriously.


    Like many contractors I’m sure, we had our reservations about the cost to our business and the time it
    would take to implement the required changes. We have a staff of 12, and for our business I estimate
    it took me just one day of my own time, plus two days of a dedicated staff member, and around
    $3,000.00 in costs. There were the expected jokes and rolling of eyes when we first started making
    changes, but talking to staff now it is genuinely appreciated that we talk about safety regularly and
    consider their safety at work a serious issue. It is also a comforting feeling as an employer to know that
    if there is ever an incident at work then you have done what can reasonably be expected to have avoided
    that happening.


    The documentation can be daunting when read in isolation, but in consultation with Stack Masula it can
    be modified to suit individual workplaces (as we have done), so that it does not become a burden.
    I would recommend it to all Landscape Queensland members who haven’t already done so.
    Brett Oakley
    Park Lane Landscapes
     

    Member Benefit Partner Stack Masula have assisted many LQ members to sort through the WHS minefield and keep on top of this important area of running their businesses. For further information on how they can help you contact LQ office on 1300 883 966.


    - See more at: http://www.landscapequeensland.com.au/www/content/default.aspx?cid=1117#sthash.sgDuPL6D.dpuf

    Our approach to work place health and safety had traditionally been to use our common sense in day to
    day work practices and conform with the minimum that was required by law. With the recent
    introduction of the amended WHS laws and the offer of a free information night from Landscape
    Queensland partner Stack Masula, we decided it was time to look at our approach more seriously.


    Like many contractors I’m sure, we had our reservations about the cost to our business and the time it
    would take to implement the required changes. We have a staff of 12, and for our business I estimate
    it took me just one day of my own time, plus two days of a dedicated staff member, and around
    $3,000.00 in costs. There were the expected jokes and rolling of eyes when we first started making
    changes, but talking to staff now it is genuinely appreciated that we talk about safety regularly and
    consider their safety at work a serious issue. It is also a comforting feeling as an employer to know that
    if there is ever an incident at work then you have done what can reasonably be expected to have avoided
    that happening.


    The documentation can be daunting when read in isolation, but in consultation with Stack Masula it can
    be modified to suit individual workplaces (as we have done), so that it does not become a burden.
    I would recommend it to all Landscape Queensland members who haven’t already done so.
    Brett Oakley
    Park Lane Landscapes
     

    Member Benefit Partner Stack Masula have assisted many LQ members to sort through the WHS minefield and keep on top of this important area of running their businesses. For further information on how they can help you contact LQ office on 1300 883 966.


    - See more at: http://www.landscapequeensland.com.au/www/content/default.aspx?cid=1117#sthash.sgDuPL6D.dpuf

  • Landscape Queensland Thanks All Sponsors!

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    Landscape Queensland Board members and Staff would like to thank all of our sponsors.

     

    Please support those businesses which support your Association!


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