Bribie Island Golf Club Ladies Results below for publication in the Bribie Surrounds from 21/1/21 to 27/1/21. Thank you for your continued support. The Bribie Island Ladies Golf had their Opening Day for 2021 on 21st January and where over 90 lady members participated in a 4 Person Ambrose event. The Overall winners were: 1st. Leith McDonald, Denise Shearer, Diane Fitzpatrick & Angela Claxton – 63.375 2nd. Val Smith, Myra Thomsen, Nina Bohan & Lida Urquhart – 64. 3rd. Mary B
Let us deal with Australia Day first. Cranky Lizard has created a list of the days set aside for all Australians to contemplate our circumstances and our great gift of living in this magnificent land – Australia. These days are National Holidays and are different from the religious holidays of Easter and Christmas. There are several other State-inspired holidays, but apart from the religious aspects, the two listed below are the ones that count. Australia Day 26 January Each
Summer storms have recently seen waves break over Bribie Island’s northern most point adjacent to Golden Beach Caloundra. Having heard the news and being an avid boatie albeit with limited experience, I set out to check it out. Four wheel driving was not a great option as the beach access is banned about 5 kms south of the area I wanted to see. As it turns out a 5km walk there and back would have been a better option in hindsight. Back to the boat, I set out from the Voluntee
Amelia Strazdins The 14th of February is a day filled with red. Red roses, red hearts and red sweets. All these symbolic items procured in the name of love and of course Valentine’s Day. Saint Valentine’s Day is internationally recognised as the day of hearts. Across the world people spend their day making romantic proclamations and emptying flower shops. Whilst the origins of the day vary, the tradition links strongly to Ancient Rome. Many stories surround why the day became
From Cairns to the Gold Coast – Queensland has major hospitals across the state ready to deliver the Pfizer vaccine to those of the highest priority.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said Cairns Hospital, Townsville Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Hospital and Gold Coast University Hospital will act as Queensland’s six ‘hubs’ for the Pfizer vaccine. Unfortunately Caboolture hospital has missed out.
Local Beachmere resident Jo Van Styn nearly missed Christmas when she narrowly avoided falling into a sink hole outside her home on Christmas Eve. Returning from pre Christmas drinks she was fortunate to not fall into a large sinkhole about one metre long and 600mm wide and at least 700mm deep . After contacting MBRC the Council’s emergency on call worker attended, borrowing “witches hats” from neighbours to make the area safe. The worker then returned later in the evening w
More than 690 Queensland community groups will benefit from $16 million in funding from the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants.
Today, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman announced the successful recipients from Round 106 of the GCBF.
“The grants are fantastic in supporting a variety of local community driven projects - from a women’s refuge providing much-needed accommodation for families experiencing domestic and family vi
The camera at the Beachmere Boat Ramp, installed to deter crime and record incidents, has been removed and relocated to another site with a Council Spokesperson saying it was “not required”. The camera was deemed “not required” at the Beachmere Boat Ramp due to the very low or nil rate of offences reported in the area. The cameras have been placed around Moreton Bay region and are rotated to “hotspots” or areas with a high crime or incident rate. Although incidents are often
Elimbah residents will find it easier to get out and about thanks to construction of a new much-needed footpath along Bigmor Drive. The new 3.5km concrete footpath will be constructed between Pumicestone Rd and Mansfield Rd, providing the “missing link” in the local footpath network in the area. The $700,000 project was jointly funded by the Federal Government under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program ($500,000) and Moreton Bay Regional Council ($200,000). Me
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is a one hour drive from Bribie Island via Steve Irwin Drive past Landsborough, up the range towards Maleny. The Reserve comprises 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the Glass House Mountains landscape. A remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range, the reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life which will delight with its tranquility and beauty. The reserve is home to rainforests species of fl
Services Australia is working to establish an Agent service on Bribie Island that will provide self-service facilities for customers along with trained staff who can provide additional assistance. Federal Member for Longman Terry Young, who fought hard behind the scenes to secure funding for the service, said he was delighted with the outcome. “This will mean that residents in the area won’t have to travel to Caboolture to access government services such as Centrelink, Medica
As part of this trial, Queensland Fruit and Vegetable Growers Limited (GrowCom) will encourage and support school leavers in LONGMAN to participate in a ‘horticulture gap-year’, including production of a ‘Your Career in Agriculture’ video for school leavers. Under GrowCom’s project, school leavers will participate in pre-induction training for work in the rural sector and will be supported to gain employment in Queensland harvest areas. Australians are encouraged to take up s
Newly formed community group, Beachmere Residents for Safer Roads, held a community meeting on Monday, 25 January to address ongoing resident concerns of hooning and speeding. State Member for Pumicestone, Ali King and Councillor for Division 2, Mark Booth, attended the meeting and heard the concerns of the residents who attended. Those local concerns centred around speeding, hooning and the need for pedestrian crossings. Councillor Mark Booth advised that the Council was in
This story is fiction. No bunyips or children, or anyone else, was harmed in writing these words or the subsequent production thereof…It is a short love story, with all the magnificence and sadness that love brings…to us all ! And no one or place has any real reference in these wonderful few words. As she cleaned the bar in the pub, you may remember, the one on the corner, just bordering the swamp that swamped around from the Warrego River, just west of the Town, Olive, the o
Bribie Island has 3087 hectares of pine plantation forest within the national park area, much of which was fire damaged in 2019. This area is regenerating over this wet summer of 2020/21 and looking green again, putting the area back on track to supply the states timber needs. The area is managed by HQ Plantations who sustainably manage 320,000 hectares of forest throughout the state of Queensland in partnership with the Queensland Government. These plantations produce up to
The Bribie Island Brewing Company is a hidden boutique brewery jewel full of interesting flavours and good times. The only clue to the whereabouts of this speak easy style establishment is a small sign on First Ave, which magically appears at 4pm Fridays and Saturdays, half way along the drive from Bongaree to Woorim. On my way to the surf side of the island I spotted this sign and curiosity got the better of me, so I turned in to the driveway that leads behind and industrial
The Morrison Government is investing in innovative strategies to address the barriers preventing people with mental illness in Caboolture from finding and keeping a job. Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the Government has committed an additional $45.7 million to extend two programs dedicated to helping young people with mental illness join the workforce. The funding will be used to double the number of headspace sites running the evidence-based Indiv
Australia Day means so many different things to so many people. In Beachmere it’s all about having a fun, relaxing time with family and friends under the trees in Clayton Park at the Picnic in the Park. Locals tak a wander through the community stalls or bring a rug for the kids and chairs for the oldies. They might drop in for an hour or they might stay all day and listen to the band, join in the games and activities and test their knowledge at the Great Aussie Quizzz. It’s