EVENTS – PLEASE SUPPORT

CURRENT PLANNED EVENTS

*15TH JULY TO 26TH JULY – ART AND ANTIQUES VIEWING AND APPRAISALS (SEE BELOW)

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE 11th April 2019

Chevron Island Business and Residents Association (CIBRA)

CONTACT PEOPLE

GEOFF SMITH – President CIBRA
Phone – 0414441468

SILVANA KARUPOVIC – Secr. CIBRA

Phone – 0418108196

CLIVE HADDOW – Comunication and Projects Manager CIBRA AND PRESIDENT ST JOHNS CRISIS CENTRE

Mobile 0438545820

Website – www.chevronisland.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Chevron Island Business and Residents Association (CIBRA) are to hold a two-week Art and Antiques viewing and appraisals from 15th July to 26th July 2019 at Shop 4 Cosmo Arcade 49/51 Thomas Drive Chevron Island.

“Chevron Island needs to reinvent itself and now with the Green Bridge we have an ideal opportunity to become part of the art and cultural scene” said President of CIBRA

CIBRA is supported by volunteers who are passionate about assisting and helping Chevron Island prosper and grow. We are working on starting an “Art and Cultural corridor” between HOTA and Surfers Paradise.

There have been a few of closures of businesses on the island which has resulted in several empty shop fronts.

“We have been very fortunate that a shop owner has donated CIBRA a space to host this Art and Appraisals event” said Geoff.

CIBRA will have a full program of events over the 2 weeks and all the details will be on our website www.chevronisland.com .

“We would like to appeal to Art groups and residents to support us as our benefitting charity is St Johns Crisis Centre” said Geoff “We will be having a cocktail party on the Wednesday 17th and an auction of art will be held to raise money for this much needed and long serving charity.”

“This event has been inspired by the Antiques Road Show and wants to continue to provide a source for the community to view ART/SCULPTURES AND TREASURES and also have accredited appraisers on site to assist with valuations and guidance.”

“If this project works we would like to get further vacant shops and expand the art and cultural corridor.” said Geoff. “We are extremely grateful to the shop owner of shop 4 Cosmo Arcade, it is nice to see shop owners trying to use events like this to fill the shop until a new lease comes along.”

Council has also started the road works along Mawarra Street to widen the pedestrian pathways that will connect to the Green Bridge and be ready for the opening which will be towards the end of the year. The streets of Chevron are getting new lighting in readiness for the new activation of the Island lifestyle.

“We have never had this level of support from residents and members and also the high level of consultation with the Mayor and Council has been fantastic” said Geoff.

“CIBRA has been successful in lobbying with council to revamp the lighting in Thomas Drive which includes illuminated welcome signs on each end of the island that will include lighting of trees and pathways leading from Surface Paradise to HOTA.

The Mayor and Gary Baildon have approved free WI FI from the tram lines further into Chevron Island so that business people can continue to work with free WI FI while having coffee or food in Chevron Island

The whole island is excited to be part of the rejuvenation of Chevron Island”

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