"What we're trying to do now is help people work at tremendous speed and very low cost to create and test a hypothesis.”In line with the 'lean startup' approach pioneered by Eric Ries, Mentor Blaze participants will be encouraged to test their business concept with a range of entrepreneurs.
The aim is to help people with new businesses or ideas for businesses get on a path to developing a product or service consumers genuinely want and will pay for."It's about learning rapidly - lots of little things - before you run out of money,” he said.
The Government went to the last election spelling out its promise to introduce recycled treated water if the combined dam levels fall below 40 per cent.
But Ms Morely is confident it won't follow through."The backlash out here would see them unseated in Government," she said.
These mobile speed camera sites have been approved according to strict selection criteria.
"Actually what they've built is not what the market wants.
Premier Anna Bligh today officially launched the pipeline."The water grid has not only provided security for the people of south-east Queensland but it has meant we now have that little bit extra to help out a great city like Toowoomba," she said.
It is part of a billion water grid designed to shore up supply for south-east Queensland.
Toowoomba has been nervous about running out of water, with its dam levels at only 8 per cent capacity."This city was looking at a very grim outlook without this water pipeline," said Ms Bligh."It's a 7 million commitment between the State Government and the Toowoomba City Council and it's delivering long-term water security way into the future for the people of Toowoomba."And that security includes a State Government commitment to pump purified recycled effluent into the system when south-east Queensland's combined dam levels fall below 40 per cent.
Toowoomba resident Rosemary Morley founded the group Citizens Against Drinking Sewage, leading the 'No' campaign in the 2006 vote."Despite the Queensland Government's position, she is adamant Toowoomba will never have recycled treated sewage."We are firmly opposed to water from a recycle plant," she said."We have enough of a committee and a fighting machine up here to reject that again and we would."She refuses to accept that in times of desperate water shortages, her campaign may have lost the fight against recycled water.