With the summer heat behind us and all that boating and swimming done a change of scene from the beach life is in order. Trade your sea change for a tree change for a few days and think about a stay at an alpine cabin at the Bunya Mountains in the coming cooler months. The Bunya Mountains are a three hour drive from Bribie through the picturesque towns of Kilcoy, Yarraman and Nanango. Up the Blackbutt Range the air seems cooler already and then you turn up the Kingaroy-Cooyar
I suppose you could say that it is a good idea. I suppose you could say that more is better –a view that prevails in the United States of America. And, we could also say that we shall wait and see what happens. Because the announcement, made by the Queensland Government, that if re-elected, they would spend $265 million dollars on building three satellite hospitals in the Moreton Bay Region, one in Petrie, one in Caboolture, and one explicitly dedicated for Bribie Island, sma
Moreton Bay Regional Council held a second community meeting in Beachmere in February, to provide information to residents about the Council’s Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS). Meetings such as these are scheduled for coastal communities across the Region. A Panel of Council staff, experts and residents was mooted in 2019 with residents urged to nominate as a representative of their community and their area. This Panel never eventuated and now a rolling roadshow of
The State Government has promised Bribie Island a new Public Hospital facility on island to reduce the need for elderly residents to commute to Caboolture for treatment such as chemotherapy and renal treatments. Many common ailments need repeated treatments to avoid failing health and death and having these facilities near aging populations is critical. The State Governments election promise in October 2020 to provide this type of facility was welcomed by the community and th
From Member for Longman Terry Young MP. There has been a lot of hot air recently in the ongoing debate over lifting the ban on nuclear energy as a fuel source in Australia. Despite the false statements of some, I have never stated I am in favour of a nuclear power plant anywhere in the Longman electorate. In an article published in The Australian newspaper on February 18, titled “Coalition MPs in drive for nuclear energy”, the reporter stated that I backed lifting the ban on
Home Instead, Jodi and Elle presented information on Navigating the Aged Care System to the lovely ladies from the OWN (Older Women’s Network) . Such a lovely group of ladies who organise The Older Women’s Network is committed to promoting the rights, dignity, and wellbeing of older women. New Members welcome- call Betty 0409470100 For aged care information or to book a Home Instead presentation call- Ph: 3482 0800
Dear Readers, Micks Patch is retiring, while it is sad for us it really is fantastic for him, I’m sure you will join me in wishing Mick all the very best for his next adventure. Mick has been with the LOCAL News since our 2nd publication came out in 2016. He has provided our community and readers with so much knowledge, assistance and fantastic tips on our gardens and flowers. I know he will be sorely missed. There will be a lot of readers who will miss his tips and articl
Amelia Strazdins Yet again it reaches that time of year where chocolate eggs line the shelves and are in high demand. Easter is one of those holidays that seems to sneak up on us, with everyone too busy with work and being back at school. Although, it is a little hard to forget the day when hot cross bun line supermarket shelves starting from January. However, in the hustle and bustle that inevitably comes with the first few months of the year, Easter tends to result in massi
Bushfire recovery in the Longman and Blair electorates will get a share of almost $2 million as part of $10.7 million in bushfire recovery projects. Member for Longman Terry Young said the fourth and final round of Local Economic Recovery projects was announced today by the Australian and Queensland Governments, under a joint investment of $36.8 million to support recovery in Queensland communities hit hard by the 2019-20 bushfires. The 21 projects funded across Queensland in
For Australians, COVID first started to change our lives in March 2020. Like most life changing events I remember where I was. At the Gold Coast Caravan Expo and staying in apartment style accommodation. The event was attended by thousands of people in close contact, many of which were in the high risk age category of 70+. This event could have been a ‘hotspot’, but it wasn’t. In the following weeks and months, we would see lockdowns, quarantines, Australian citizens stranded
Mayor Peter Flannery is coming up to one year in office and like most politicians he is keen to show he is now across his brief and ready to stamp his own mark on the job. Good on him, but no one can say he does things in half measures. Instead of modest midterm regional development planning to grow existing infrastructure and support existing business growth he has gone all out in an ambitious long term Corona Virus recovery plan. The Mayor says that two decades from now Mor
If you are looking to charge your tesla, Sandstone Lakes Plaza have installed free tesla destination chargers. The chargers are 32amp and recharge at a rate of about 50km per hour back into the battery. Owners of Sandstone Lakes Plaza, James Dawson and Anthony Pangallo said that they are looking to install other electric chargers for different vehicles in the future. James Dawson said that in the future they will provide a landscaped, outdoor seating area so people can have a
Moreton Bay Regional Council’s “upgraded” computer system has also included changes to their Park Booking System. Previously, if you wanted to book a Park in the Moreton Bay Region you rang the Council, answered a few questions about which park and what time, paid a fee and were allocated a time slot for that space. Council’s new Park Booking System is clumsy, difficult to use, and has more than one “glitch”. If you are having a party, pay the fee and the space is yours – if
Beachmere U3A opened it’s doors in January 2021 as U3A Beachmere Inc. This milestone was achieved in November 2020 closely followed by the election of a new Committee. The Committee members have a range of skills well suited to their new roles and describe themselves as a friendly, motivated group. “We look forward to assisting the members build on what had been established by the outgoing committee”, Chair, Barb Woodroffe said. “Bribie U3A, Caboolture U3A and U3A Qld Networ
The State Government has introduced a comprehensive package of Youth Justice reforms that will target hardcore youth criminals who repeatedly offend and put the community at risk.
Under the reforms introduced to Parliament today, courts will get more powers allowing them to: Require Fitting of Electronic monitoring devices (GPS Trackers) As a condition of bail for recidivist high risk offenders aged 16 and 17 Create a Presumption Against Bail For youth offenders arrested for
Queensland’s Anzac Day commemorations will proceed as normal.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced this morning that dawn services, marches and other commemorations can go ahead.
The Premier gave credit for the decision to Queensland’s success in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
“Every single Queenslander responded to the call to stop the spread of the virus,” the Premier said.
“That has allowed us to ease our restrictions further and faster throughout the pandemic.
Avondale Meats has become a favourite for customers at Bongaree over the past few years located right next to Woolworths, offering top quality meats in a convenient location at Bribie Island Shopping Centre on Goodwin Drive. Their offerings include gourmet sausages and top quality cuts of meat that put the big food chains to shame. Pet owners can get great supplies of bones for the dog as well, saving a trip. Off the back of this success, proprietors Greg and Wendy Farmer hav