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Wagners makes changes to new hangars at Wellcamp Airport

 

 

 

 

THE Toowoomba Regional Council has approved changes to an original plan to expand Wellcamp Airport by owner the Wagner Corporation.

 

The application for a change to the existing approval from 2014 was submitted late last year, and involved building two hangars at the site.

 

Precinct Urban Planning's Jess Garratt explained that the change revolved around building a new hangar while converting an existing warehouse into a second one.

 

"Both buildings will be located to the south-east of the existing airport terminal as illustrated on the proposed development plans attached," she wrote.

 

TRC planning officer Geoff Broadbent agreed that the proposal was a minor change, and approved it.

 

The change also included several alterations to the conditions, including the car parking requirements, easements and landscaping.

 

What are they doing for a warehouse?

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This thread a Wagner bash fest?

Only fly tornado, don’t know what Wagners did to him but he appears to hate them with a vengeance!

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Most of the wagner's news is behind the paywall, I'm just posting articles here to keep folks up to date, I'm not forcing you to read this.

 

wow share price dropped to $1.70 today, there must be something up for people to be shorting them like this

 

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[SIZE=26px][B]Wellcamp Airport general manager resigns 'unexpectedly'[/B][/SIZE] WAGNER Corporation has launched a nationwide hunt for the next general manager of Wellcamp Airport after Sara Hales unexpectedly resigned this week. Mrs Hales, who worked her way up from [URL='https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/power-100-toowoombas-most-influential-people-21-40/3489152/']community consultation to the leading role[/URL] over the past five and a half years, has been thanked for work bringing the airport from conception to fruition. "Sara gave me her resignation earlier this week which was unexpected," Wagner Corporation chairman John Wagner said. "She is going to explore some other opportunities, including potentially working for herself. "She has been here for five-and-a-half years and has done a fantastic job in positioning the airport into a very well-run business and we're sad to see her go. "We appreciate everything she has done to get the airport to where it is." Mrs Hales said she was grateful to be part of the airport's development, describing her rise from community consultation to general manager as a "terrific ride". "I'm very proud of what we've achieved over the last five years," she said. "I really look forward to finding new ways to make a difference and continue to give back to Toowoomba and Queensland." She hoped to remain in the region. Mrs Hales is the second general manager at the airport since it opened in 2014. She replaced Phil Gregory in the top role in 2017. Mr Wagner said the position would oversee all operations at the airport, including export, with a nationwide recruitment search. The [URL='https://www.seek.com.au/job/39043071']online job listing[/URL] called for someone who understood regulatory environment of Australian airports, and experience in the "development of Australian Border Agency Service at new international airports is highly regarded". @mnewbery time to brush up on your interview techniques

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I haven't considered Tornados commentary to be anti. It's just Market facts that are most likely correct. I like to see these sorts of ventures being done as It's putting your money where your mouth is as long as there's no skullduggery and corruption. The prices being paid for the normal airports are based on Monopoly aspects so the more competition, the better. Nev

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I subscribe to the local paper and most of these articles are behind the paywall, Wellcamp is a shining example of what happens when you bypass the normal planning procedures and do it because you can.

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How you can apply to join Qantas pilot academy

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURE pilots can now apply to study at the Qantas pilot academy, with the Wellcamp Airport-based school to welcome its first intake of students in September this year.

 

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said Qantas had been progressing the development of the academy's facilities, together with the Wagner Corporation and support from the Queensland Government.

 

"More than 22,000 people have so far registered their interest in the academy so we expect there to be some exceptional talent amongst them, putting their hand up to commence their pilot training," Mr Joyce said.

 

"We've partnered with Flight Training Adelaide, a leading training provider, and will offer purpose-built facilities and student accommodation. The Toowoomba site will be a world-class training school for future pilots.

 

"We look forward to welcoming the first students to the academy later this year."

 

Construction is expected to start on classrooms, hangars and student accommodation in coming months. The first intake of students will be accommodated at the University of Southern Queensland while construction occurs.

 

Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) will be the training provider for the Wellcamp Airport school.

 

FTA will bring a mix of modern single and twin-engine aircraft with glass cockpits to support the training with a mentoring program that will involve of some of Qantas' most senior pilots.

 

The academy course has been designed to train students with little to no flying experience and includes both theory and practical components. Students will graduate with a number of qualifications including a commercial pilot licence, ready to commence a career in commercial or general aviation.

 

State Development Minister Cameron Dick said the Qantas pilot academy would open up new aviation career pathways in regional Queensland.

 

"The (State) Government's $105 million Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund has supported this exciting project, and I'm delighted a training provider has been appointed and applications are now open for the first intake of students," Mr Dick said.

 

"Now, it's time for take-off, and we're excited to keep working with major project partners Qantas, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport and Toowoomba Regional Council to deliver and maximise this project."

 

Qantas will offer a scholarships program to make a number of grants available. These range from covering the cost of accommodation through to full training.

 

 

About 790,000 more pilots will be required globally over the next 20 years with about one third of them in the Asia Pacific region.

 

The national carrier said addressing the gender imbalance among pilots - which globally stands at just five per cent women - will be key to meeting market demand for aviators.

 

 

 

About 17 per cent of the 22,000 people who have registered their interest in the Toowoomba-based academy are female.

 

A Qantas spokeswoman said the location for the second academy would be announced soon.

 

Budding pilots can apply at qantas.com/pilotacademy.

 

Information for students:

 

The application process consists of a pilot aptitude test, core skills test and an interview. Testing will be held in selected cities, including Toowoomba and Adelaide. A $200 fee will be payable and any travel will be at the applicant's own expense.

 

The following training programs will be offered at the Toowoomba site:

 

  • AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
  • AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
  • AVI60216 Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Pilot in Command)

 

All three qualifications can be completed in 52 weeks (and may be extended if weather conditions affect flying hours).

 

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An artist impression of what the Qantas Pilot Training Academy at Wellcamp Airport will look like.

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On successful completion of the qualifications above, students will also qualify for the following CASA licences and ratings:

 

  • CASA Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)
  • CASA Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (ME IR)
  • CASA theory credits for an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) and
  • CASA Multi-Crew Cooperation Certificate

 

No minimum academic qualifications are required, however a strong understanding of maths and science at a senior high school level is desirable. Students need to be at least 18 years of age to apply for a CASA Commercial Pilots Licence.

 

After graduation, students will automatically join the Qantas group's pilot talent pool and have access to opportunities with other partners which will help fast track placement in the aviation industry.

 

Students will have access to funding options and access to a range of scholarships.

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WAGNER'S WIN: The war that costs millions in legal fight

Tara Miko

 

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ONE of the region's most powerful developers has strongly encouraged the Toowoomba Regional Council to review its decision-making processes to avoid wasting ratepayers' funds.

 

The suggestion follows Wagner Corporation this week winning a labyrinthine legal dispute with the TRC over levied infrastructure charges at Wellcamp Airport and Wellcamp Business Park.

 

The Planning and Environment Court found the TRC had not and had no intentions to provide stormwater infrastructure at the developments, and agreed the company should not be charged the levies.

 

The legal dispute between the Wagner company and the TRC had lasted more than three years.

 

Wellcamp Business Park director Denis Wagner welcomed the court's decision which he said agreed with the company's view the TRC should not charge for "infrastructure and services that it does not provide".

 

 

 

"We are still absorbing the court's decision," he said.

 

"It is really disappointing that millions of dollars have been spent on the legal process to achieve an outcome that was offered to council three years ago."

 

Mr Wagner has been a vocal campaigner for equal infrastructure levies for all businesses and developments, and warned the company would take its business elsewhere unless charges were made fairer.

 

"Wagners is committed to bringing new enterprises into this region," he said.

 

"Enterprises that will enhance opportunities for growth as well as creating jobs and prosperity for the wider community.

 

"There is a community expectation that our council share this vision and ensure charges are relevant, fair and equitable for the community as a whole."

 

The council was asked how much the legal battle cost, but the figure was not immediately available.

 

When asked if the council would review its decision-making process, council CEO Brian Pidgeon said: "Council is still considering the decision before determining its formal response to the ruling and is therefore unable to make any comment at this stage."

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Was wondering if you were going to post that one.....Banks have just been raked over the coals for fees for no service and TRC wants to charge millions for infrastructure that it had no intention of providing. Wasting your money and mine to fight the indefensible act of trying to rip off others. It's fraud. Their residential application fees are no better, they charge extortionate fees for minor issues, so they can support their habit of spending other peoples money on feel good crap.

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If you and I charged people for services or products that you and I, had no intention of delivering, and did not deliver, you and I would definitely be charged with "intent to defraud".

I wonder why the TRC then thinks it's O.K. for a Council to behave in this manner? Because there's no chance of anyone on Council being charged with "intent to defraud", due to the fact that they can hide behind a corporate mask?? :angry:

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Was wondering if you were going to post that one..

 

Posting on this thread is an inexact science

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Wagners to advise company behind medicinal cannabis farm

Michael Nolan

31st May 2019 9:08 AM

 

TOOWOOMBA businessman John Wagner has been appointed as a strategic adviser to Asterion Australia, the company building Australia's largest medicinal marijuana farm.

 

Mr Wagner had been an early supporter of the project, helping Asterion secure 71 hectares for its medicinal marijuana farm.

 

"I am very pleased to support Asterion and its plans to develop a state-of-the-art facility at Wellcamp Airport, it is an exciting opportunity and one that will bring many economic benefits to the region, he said.

 

Mr Wagner is one of the co-founders of Wagners and developed it into one of the leading construction materials producers in South East Queensland.

 

Asterion Chairman and CEO Stephen Van Deventer said Mr Wagner was the right pick, as he knew how to lead a major company.

 

"We are extremely pleased to have established a strong following of support from Wagners," he said.

 

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John Wagner was appointed as a strategic advisor to Asterion Australia.

 

"They are globally recognised as one of Queensland's largest construction materials and service providers who add value across several industries.

 

"Having John Wagner as an adviser will assist in fostering long-term and deeply-rooted community and strategic relationships for Asterion in Australia."

 

Asterion lodged its development application with Toowoomba Regional Council two weeks ago.

 

According to documents filed with the council, the facility will consist of four glasshouse "modules", capable of producing 500 tonnes of dried cannabis each year.

 

My personal views on the medical marijuana industry is its heading to a big crash, lots of suppliers but the AMA is warning Doctors off prescribing it. A lot of people are look forward to 500 tonnes of cheap weed being made available for the recreational market.

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I recently went along to a very good health "information seminar" presented by Arthritis Australia. One of the presenters was a retired Doctor, and he spoke about the benefits and disadvantages of medical Marijuana for pain relief - as it's being sold to many people suffering chronic pain (severe arthritis sufferers being high on the list) as a good analgesic.

 

The bottom line was, the good Doc stated that there's no concrete evidence from any peer-reviewed, extended studies, that medical Cannabis (in any form) provides any better pain relief than any other regular analgesic.

In fact, he went on to say that there was a paucity of extended studies on the medical benefits of Cannabis.

The information he provided is that medical Cannabis has highly variable results when used for pain relief - and often has highly variable side-effects, according to the individual.

He stated the big problem is the inexact science surrounding the chemical reactions in the body, when Cannabis is administered.

This is compounded by the varying levels of many of the major chemical constituents present in Cannabis - even when produced for medical use.

 

What was more interesting was when he asked the audience if anyone had used Cannabis in any form, for either recreational reasons or medical reasons.

There was quite a bit of silence, as it was obvious Cannabis use was relatively foreign to the group of mostly older people. Then one woman in her late 50's volunteered that she had been a recreational Cannabis user.

Her opinion was that the benefits of Cannabis were overstated, even in recreational form, with a wide variation in levels and types of stimulation or calming, from day to day, and from batch to batch.

 

I've never smoked and never used drugs in any form, and I even have a great reluctance to consume medically-issued pills, as I believe a fortified immune system is the best defence against diseases and health complaints, so I cannot offer any comment on Cannabis use.

As a former employer, I know that Cannabis users were less reliable employees, had slower reflex and decision-making responses, and use of it is a big no-no, when any type of machine operation is required.

In fact, the ban on Cannabis use in transportation jobs came about, due to just one major rail disaster in the U.S. - the Amtrak Maryland disaster of 1987, where the locomotive engineer and his brakeman, high on Cannabis, ran their locomotive into an Amtrak Express passenger train, which derailed it, and killed 16 people.

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analgesics are a bit hit and miss, what works for one person may not be as effective for someone else. MM looks like a risky business to get into.

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WAGNER'S WIN: The war that costs millions in legal fight

Tara Miko

 

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30th May 2019 5:00 AM

 

 

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ONE of the region's most powerful developers has strongly encouraged the Toowoomba Regional Council to review its decision-making processes to avoid wasting ratepayers' funds.

 

The suggestion follows Wagner Corporation this week winning a labyrinthine legal dispute with the TRC over levied infrastructure charges at Wellcamp Airport and Wellcamp Business Park.

 

The Planning and Environment Court found the TRC had not and had no intentions to provide stormwater infrastructure at the developments, and agreed the company should not be charged the levies.

 

The legal dispute between the Wagner company and the TRC had lasted more than three years.

 

Wellcamp Business Park director Denis Wagner welcomed the court's decision which he said agreed with the company's view the TRC should not charge for "infrastructure and services that it does not provide".

 

 

 

"We are still absorbing the court's decision," he said.

 

"It is really disappointing that millions of dollars have been spent on the legal process to achieve an outcome that was offered to council three years ago."

 

Mr Wagner has been a vocal campaigner for equal infrastructure levies for all businesses and developments, and warned the company would take its business elsewhere unless charges were made fairer.

 

"Wagners is committed to bringing new enterprises into this region," he said.

 

"Enterprises that will enhance opportunities for growth as well as creating jobs and prosperity for the wider community.

 

"There is a community expectation that our council share this vision and ensure charges are relevant, fair and equitable for the community as a whole."

 

The council was asked how much the legal battle cost, but the figure was not immediately available.

 

When asked if the council would review its decision-making process, council CEO Brian Pidgeon said: "Council is still considering the decision before determining its formal response to the ruling and is therefore unable to make any comment at this stage."

 

How much council spent fighting Wagner Corp

Tara Miko

 

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8th Jun 2019 5:00 AM | Updated: 5:41 AM

 

 

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THE Toowoomba Regional Council has defended spending more than $1 million of ratepayer funds in a legal stoush against Wagner Corporation over infrastructure charges at the Wellcamp Business Park.

 

The Planning and Environment Court last month ruled, in part, the council had erred in calculating infrastructure charges at the business site anchored by Wellcamp Airport.

 

Others were referred back to the TRC in the latest step of a labyrinthine legal fight which has lasted more than three years and cost the council about $1,185,000.

 

TRC CEO Brian Pidgeon said the 39-page judgement was "not black and white, is complex in nature and found partial wins and losses for both council and the applicant".

 

"In this case, the litigation was instigated by the applicant," he said.

 

"In response, council sought expert advice and, based on this advice, determined it had limited options but to defend its policy and the financial sustainability of the council.

 

 

 

"Council was also mindful of the bigger picture, where an adverse judgement could also potentially affect the total amount of infrastructure charges that would ultimately be received by council as the applicant's 800 hectare (approx) Wellcamp site is incrementally developed.

 

"The recent judgement could have significant implications in creating a shortfall of income from the charges to fund future trunk infrastructure for the region in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars."

 

Mr Pidgeon said the council was considering its options with regard to the court's decision, not ruling out appealing it at a later date.

 

He said the council must balance the wider interests of all ratepayers and the community with supporting the development industry and "the ensuing economic benefits of development and growth".

 

"The recent decision of the court, as it currently stands, reverberates way beyond Toowoomba Regional Council boundaries as it has the potential to adversely affect all local governments in Queensland."

 

"The State Government introduced the current capped infrastructure charges framework in 2014, in response to lobbying by the development industry who wanted certainty around charges," Mr Pidgeon said.

 

"Council acknowledges the importance of the development industry to the growth of our region and has a responsibility to treat all developers in a consistent and equitable manner."

 

Nothing stopping Wellcamp now!

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Non flying torn-a55 I am gratified any forum users think I am the right person to begin the search to replace Sarah Hales and subsequently interview applicants. Truth is, one does not simply replace someone with five years of experience as an airport manager and more besides working closely with her predecessor. I hasten to add, she did a lot of other stuff at Wellcamp too as others can attest.

 

Airport managers are a rare breed. Good airport managers even more so.

 

Someone qualified and experienced will make the job theirs. I fear the job will own them, in return

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Maybe some of the more learned and experienced forum users who seem to have a lot to say could arrange a job share :spot on::stirrer:

 

Time to put up or shut up

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You could turn grass into Lawn with a Victa. You just need something to reverse it. IF you are successful, your whole business will go up in smoke. Nev

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You could turn grass into Lawn with a Victa. You just need something to reverse it. IF you are successful, your whole business will go up in smoke. Nev

Would require some low flying in that Airtourer

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