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Scientist, author and artist, Dr Suzie Starfish, says she has been busy getting her vitamin sea somewhere over Rainbow Beach! “Fun family beach days at our happy place at Rainbow Beach!” So why not make a date with nature today!

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UR COVER GIRL, Rainbow Beach resident says it well:

a big month and good catches in the region.

“Now more than ever it is a good time to get outside and connect with nature. It’s also a great way to get away from everything gloomy happening in the world.

The new bathrooms at the surf club are a must see… is the lounge to watch the footy or cricket (or housewives of somewhere..)

In this issue we have some events! How exciting. We welcome the now famous Triathlon and Trail Festival back to Rainbow Beach plus there is scone day, beer brewing, macrame making, and chess playing in Tin Can Bay. The Fishing Classic latest ticket release has sold out, and cafe’s, bars, clubs and restaurants are alive with eager patrons. Make a point of attending the Vietnam Veterans memorial day in the region on August 18 in your neighbourhood and honour those who fought for us. Fishing is big news this month with our charter operators filling up fast and a high demand for spending some time out on the water. All operators, bait suppliers and fishing businesses report

A couple of superheroes visited the region last month as everyone knows, but the local Ice Man of Teewah reckons he is the perfect foil for Batman - more on page 15. Lots of chamber news on page 7 from Rainbow Beach. How good to see so many of the region’s business owners at the AGM - thank you! The next event is the FREE Business Bites Workshop for small businesses wishing to advance their business. The event is on from 5pm to 6.30pm, Wednesday August 19, at the Community Hall and is open to everyone. Have a fantastic month, cheers


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Don’t miss the Trail Festival!

Trail festival organisers are excited to hold the 9th annual event at Rainbow Beach. Check out the images: Facebook: Rainbow Beach Trail Festival


HE 2020 Rainbow Beach Trail Festival is being held on Saturday August 1, and the town is excited! Run Queensland race director, Brett Standring said: “This is undoubtedly Queensland’s most beautiful trailrunning event, with spectacular trails taking you through one of the marvels of nature - the towering sand cliffs of the Cooloola Coast. “This year, in lieu of medals we will present a $5 voucher to winners to spend at Rainbow Beach businesses and inject some money into the local community. “We are super excited for this event - it started with 80 runners nine years ago and now we have 500 competitors with 150 on the waitlist. “All our Covid checklists are in place

and we welcome the competitors and their families to this great event. “This is the perfect event for a weekend getaway, so make plans to stay the weekend and enjoy the many cafes and restaurants in the region or make sure you book in for next year.“ The event sign-on begins on Friday July 31 from 3 to 6.30pm at Phil Rogers Park - this is just for the pickup kit as the race is sold out. On Saturday, August 1, sign on is from 5am at Phil Rogers Park and the 42km marathon starts at 6.30am followed by the half marathon at 7.30am and the 11km run at 8.30am. For further information contact race organisers, Run Queensland on 0447 711 232.

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AINBOW BEACH is excited to welcome the 2020 Rainbow Beach triathlon to town on August 8 and 9. This year there will be a line up of 200 competitors with some major athletes on the starting blocks offering a great spectator sport for the two-day event. The assembly point, plus start and finish line, is next to the SES facilities on the corner of Clarkson Drive and Griffin Esplanade. Sign-on will be Saturday from 1pm for a 3.30pm start and from 6am for a 7.30am start on Sunday. Entries must be received by August 2 this year due to Covid-19 restrictions and there will be no entries taken at the event. While there will be roadblocks in place from 2pm – 5pm Saturday and 6.30am to 10am Sunday, you will still be able to access the beach and drive

to Inskip or Bullock Point by following the signs manned by the SES traffic control and local police. Event organiser Phil Hungerford said: “People who have competed before love coming back, and because there have been no events due to Covid, our competitors are excited to have a race and compete. “We need to emphasise we can’t leave registrations any later because of the Covid requirements. We have capped the numbers at 200 and we will have compliant signage for the event plus sanitisation and hand wash stations. “There will be no kids section this year for the first time, which is a bit sad, but we would encourage them to come along and enjoy the event. “Huge thanks to the Rainbow Beach Surf Club for providing water safety and the volunteers, SES and police who have all been brilliant.”

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What should Rainbow’s main street look like?


OUNCIL IS MOVING into the second stage of streetscaping works for Rainbow Beach’s main street and the community is being invited to provide feedback on the design choices. Stage one of the Rainbow Beach ‘Our Towns’ Revitalisation project involved the undergrounding of power and installing new street lighting along Rainbow Beach Road, which was completed earlier this year. The second stage will involve streetscape improvements at targeted locations throughout the town centre. Division One Councillor, Jess Milne, said that making improvements to Rainbow’s main street is long overdue. “We all know how special Rainbow Beach is and while we want to maintain its unique charm, we also recognise that it’s one of our region’s hottest tourism destinations and it needs a bit of TLC,” Cr Milne said. “By seeking the community’s feedback we can ensure that any improvements build upon all that is great about this unique spot.” The survey will outline the extent of works

The survey map detailing changes to the main street of Rainbow Beach - have your say using the link in the story

being completed as part of stage two and share ideas on things like footpath finishes, street furniture design, trees and landscaping. “We have to remember that we are working to a budget and that means the work needs to focus on priority areas, like increasing car parking in the street.” To find out more about the project and to complete the survey, visit The opportunity to have your say closes August 14, 2020. People who do not have access to the internet are invited to call Council on 1300 307 800 for a copy of the survey, with a reply paid envelope, to be mailed to them. The Rainbow Beach Our Towns – Streetscape Revitalisation project is an initiative of the Qld Government under the Works for Qld Program, with $1m secured to deliver improvements across the two stages of the project.

The survey that we are inviting people to complete is available via this link: GympieRegionalCouncil2/RainbowBeachOurTownsStreetscapeRevitalisation For more information:

Keeping the dolphins and visitors Covid safe Norma Sanderson, Volunteer


Mystique continues to show off to the delight of the visitors to the dolphin centre

TRICT HYGIENE and social distancing has to be adhered to at the Dolphin Centre and the cafe. We thank everyone who has cooperated. Unfortunately some people still think it is a joke, however if they get sick or pass on the virus to others they will have to be accountable. As some borders have opened we must be diligent in case there is an outbreak. We have changed the feeding procedures at the

centre to be more Covid safe. All dolphins have been visiting but staggering their times. However, we coped with the big crowds during the school holidays by starting the feeding earlier. The crowds are now dwindling so we will be reverting to our usual times at the centre in August. Open at 7am and feeding at 8am. Mystique is still bringing in bottle/ sponges/milk bottles. I think he just loves people laughing at him with his antics. Stay safe.



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Vietnam Veterans Day

Join veterans and supporters on August 18 at 11am for the Vietnam Veterans service at the Rainbow Beach Cenotaph

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AINBOW BEACH RSL Sub-Branch will commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day by conducting a memorial service to honour and remember the sacrifices of those who died and pay tribute to the almost 60,000 Australians who served during this period. This service will be held at the Rainbow Beach Cenotaph on August 18, commencing at 11am, all persons are welcome and encouraged to attend. Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on August 18 every year. The day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966. On that day, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought a pitched battle against over 2,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a rubber plantation not far from the small village of Long Tan. The Australians prevailed, but only after fighting in torrential rain for four hours. They were nearly overrun, but were saved by a timely ammunition resupply, accurate artillery fire from the nearby Australian base, and the arrival of reinforcements by armoured personnel carriers.

Eighteen Australians lost their lives and 24 were wounded, the largest number of casualties in one operation since the Australian task force had arrived a few months earlier. After the battle the bodies of 245 enemy soldiers were found, but there was evidence that many more bodies had been carried away. On the third anniversary of Long Tan, August 18, 1969, a cross was raised on the site of the battle by the men of 6RAR. Veterans from the battle gathered at the cross to commemorate the fallen, and the day was commemorated by them as Long Tan Day from then on. Over time, all Vietnam veterans adopted the day as one to commemorate those who served and died in Vietnam. In 1987, following the very successful Welcome Home parade for Vietnam veterans in Sydney, Prime Minister Bob Hawke announced that Long Tan Day would be known as Vietnam Veterans Day. Since then, it has been commemorated every year as the day on which the service of all those men and women who served in Vietnam is remembered.

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OULD YOU LIKE to join a great team, and give back to the community while having fun? The SES are recruiting now. The only requirement is that you attend when you can, with your willingness to learn and help your local community. All uniforms and training are provided. Parents, if you think that it’s time for the kids to get

Members of Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach SES recently attended a traffic control course to ensure safety of both the public and themselves

out of the house, this is the way forward. We accept members from the age of 16, so they can develop leadership and life skills that can be used in the future. We now have the availability to train you into achieving a certificate II in Public Safety (SES) that can be placed on your student record for when you graduate Year 12. Training provided is nationally accredited and can be used outside of the SES. If this sounds exciting, you can message the SES on Rainbow Beach SES Facebook page.

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RASER ISLAND Pearl Farm Pty Ltd, headed by Nusqe Spanton, has made an application for a Marine Park Permit to build a pearl farm in the Tin Can Bay Inlet. The area being applied for is not currently designated for aquaculture under the Great Sandy Regional Marine Aquaculture Plan. The proposed location is 10 Ha in size with a depth of 2-4m and is situated in the Tin Can Inlet of the Great Sandy Marine Park, near the mouth of Carlo Creek. Access to the location would be via Carlo Point boat ramp. Mr Spanton is a Sunshine Coast local and the application says he has ‘17 years of commercial pearling experience in the Australian, Fijian and Indonesian pearling industries and has an in-depth understanding of the area and its regional dynamics. ‘We intended to establish a surface line pearl oyster farm. A maximum of 20 x 110m surface long lines each with up to 100 dropper nets per long line will be used. ‘The proposed site will serve as a resting place for our operated Akoya pearl oysters (Pinctada imbricate) as well as the juveniles, as it is the only site in the precinct that has optimal hydrodynamic characteristics of water movement flow suitable for these delicate production stages. ‘This site will allow for pre and postoperative conditioning and seeding of oysters previously grown from another aquaculture lease site within Great Sandy Marine Park. The surface lines will be anchored to the seabed and all anchoring


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Problems raised at the RBCT AGM

AINBOW BEACH COMMERCE and Tourism held their annual general meeting last month to a strong and animated crowd. State member, Tony Perrett, chaired the meeting with Mayor Glen Hartwig, Councillors Jess Milne, Bruce Devereaux and Dolly Jensen, new Gympie Regional Council CEO Shane Gray and 40 local business people attended. Hot topics discussed were tyre inflation issues, restricted camping numbers, tourism taskforce, Rainbow Beach advertising campaign, the inconsistencies of Covid restrictions, an upgrade required for the dumping and water station, signage for the industrial estate, bins at Inskip Point, viewing restrictions from the propellor platform and challenges the town has faced since March due to Covid-19. LNP member for Gympie, Tony Perrett discussed the outrage expressed by local

businesses to the reduction of camping permits in the Cooloola National Park released by the government during Covid. He said: “There was huge frustration during the process of reopening by business owners. Local businesses missed Easter trade when most businesses easily get a fair amount of their revenue from that time of year. “One day the Premier said they were going to open it (Cooloola) up and the next day campers were turned around. “The government said they would not be opening the area as the region was too popular and held too great a risk. They showed their attitude to this region and the double standards when we saw rallies that attracted 30,000 people in Brisbane.”

Owners of local business The Ice Man Teewah, Rob and Martine Lokan, said only two thirds of the area was available for bookings and even at full capacity camps were seven metres apart from each other. “The other issue is you need three permits - a driving permit and a Covid permit just to drive on the beach and then you need a camping permit to stay. What people are doing as it’s easier is getting a camping permit but not camping, so of the 600 allowed there are only 200 actually staying. “Queen street can be packed but people can’t camp. We are not the only community being impacted by Covid but you can go to Bunnings and see 20 in one aisle, it’s double standards.” The question of why you can go over to Fraser Island without a permit, however you need one to drive to Double Island Point or Teewah Beach, was discussed. It was also noted that large tracts of revegetation areas were appearing at Inskip Point with many closures to the camping Left: The Cotton Tree is continually overgrown and chamber members were vocal about its need to be managed

Above: Air issues are real issues for Rainbow Beach and the chamber raised the concerns at the chamber meeting

areas with fences and logs shutting down camping options. The chamber committee has been gathering pledges from business owners to begin a marketing campaign using TV, radio and social media platforms, which will begin in August to market Rainbow Beach to the drive and weekend market. The issue of the lack of facilities to reinflate 4WD tyres after beach driving since the removal of the air hoses from the underwater car wash was also a hot topic with Council saying it will take a collaborative effort by Council and State, but they would pursue. Incoming office bearers for the coming year are President Nigel Worthington, Secretary Diana Cruikshank and Treasurer Andrew Kingsley, with Heatley Gilmore, Matt O’Connell, Fiona Worthington and Lee McCarthy on the management committee. Please contact the chamber at rbct. for more information.

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This 15.5 Amber Jack by Jim Cole took out The Big Fish category one night at the 2019 Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic

HE RAINBOW BEACH Family Fishing Classic 2020 will be held from Thursday November 26 until Sunday November 29, 2020. The start time for the competition is 4pm when you can pick up your competition cards from the Sports Club during the pre-event talk, and you can start fishing from this time also. The first round of fishing competition registration tickets have been sold out. A total of 300 adult registrations and a further 100 registrations, split between the cadets and juniors, have been sold. This brings the club into line with current Queensland Covid restrictions, adhering to the one person per 4sq metre requirement. We hope the restrictions continue to ease, allowing us to pre-sale more tickets in the coming weeks. With the “current” restrictions we are allowing the fishing competition ticket holders entry only into the fishing competition

site and weigh-in area. This sadly means no spectators at this stage. The Sports Club Manager said: “We are totally surprised at how quickly we have sold out of the first round of tickets, the support shown for this event in a year like this, while we continue to recover from the snow-ball effects of this pandemic, is AMAZING! We are SO excited and can’t wait to see everyone. “We will be giving away a boat every weigh-in night (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Three Squirrel 3.89 metre aluminium tinnies valued at $3,100.00 each (boat only), so if you win a tinnie, you and your mates have to work out how to get your new boat home THAT NIGHT! “The Grand Prize is a Stessco Catcher 4.09mt limited aluminium tinnie with a Tohatsu 20 HP outboard 4-stroke and a Seatrail Boat Trailer with the safety gear valued at $12,000!”

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HE RECENT MONTHS have been a disaster for the tourism industry and communities like Cooloola Coast who rely on tourism for life, have been impacted severely. What no-one in the region can understand is why the Cooloola National Park is only one of two regions in the whole of Queensland targeted for a reduction in camping numbers and people are asking if the government has an agenda? And it is only one of two where day trippers and campers are required to acquire a COVID-19 Restricted Access Area Authority and vehicle access permits, just to go into the national park. While Minister for Environment, Leeanne Enoch, said that: “The limit on the number of people who can stay in Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

(QPWS) camping areas will be increased, boosting local tourism as part of Queensland’s plan to Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs”, it seems it only applies to ‘other’ QPWS areas. “Part of our plan to manage the worldwide economic impacts of the global Coronavirus pandemic is supporting traditional industries like tourism.” While the minister said that also means supporting local businesses, they have not given the Cooloola Coast which includes camping at Teewah Beach any support, in fact it has been the opposite. Despite calls, emails and enquiries from our state member, the mayor, the local chamber and stakeholders, there has been no explanation forthcoming.

The Ice Man Teewah’s business is just one of the local businesses severely impacted by misinformation

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Council’s sewerage situation


OLLOWING ON FROM a report last month panning Cooloola Coasts sewerage we asked Council for clarification.

salinity are related.

Treated effluent (waste water) from the Rainbow Beach Sewage Treatment Plant is irrigated onto woodlands near to the plant. It is important to note; no effluent is discharged into waters.

It is a similar situation with the Tin Can Bay Sewerage Treatment Plant. Both the Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach Sewerage Treatment Plant consistently meet all other licence conditions.

Council’s licence to operate this plant is subject to a number of conditions. The region’s treatment plants are consistently monitored and any noncompliance reported has been reported to the regulator. Indeed, the issues around the Rainbow Beach Sewerage Treatment Plant are in fact negligible and have been brought about by the level of salt in the treated waste water which leaves the plant. The Rainbow Beach Sewerage Treatment Plant is designed to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from raw sewage. The treatment process cannot remove salinity (salt in water) hence whatever salinity enters the plant also leaves the plant on the other end of the treatment process. It is the electrical conductivity reading which triggers the non-compliance (electrical conductivity is the ability of water to conduct an electrical current and dissolved salts are the conductors). Hence electrical conductivity and

Virtual Science Festival

Council believes the source of the salinity is groundwater infiltration into the sewerage network.



VERYONE IS GETTING excited about this year’s STEAMzone Virtual Science Festival for National Science Week.

Gympie Regional Council has an ongoing issue with high electrical conductivity limits at a number of its sewage treatment plants.

The Gympie STEM Hub is going virtual on Saturday August 22, but not like everybody else. No Zooming or FaceBook streaming here.

Council is currently preparing a licence amendment application for submission to the regulator, the Department of Environment and Science, for the three coastal plants (Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay).

This year they are building the whole festival on an island in 3D. Families can download a free program to access the event from 9am and make their avatars (virtual people) then attend the event or take a speed boat ride or even watch fireworks.

This application includes a request to increase compliance limits specifically the electrical conductivity limits. Further work will be undertaken in Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay to pinpoint and rectify likely sources of groundwater infiltration.

STEAMzone 2020 will be a unique

FREE event in the super easy-to-use VirBELA Virtual World where experts will lead engaging activities, interesting presentations, challenging debates and lots of fun! There’s even a concert after dark and your avatar can dance the night away until 8:30 (it is a family friendly event after all). You’ll find out interesting info about the cute marine turtle hatchlings at Rainbow Beach, snake wrangling from an expert, take a virtual tour of the Wurraglen Nature Refuge, meet some awesome Water Bugs and so much more.

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If successful, this may remove much of the salinity at its source.

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Proposed Service Station update


DO YOU KNOW DRONE RULES? Drone Shot by Adam Davies - over Bullock Point


HILE A LOT OF people have no objections to drones and the images are stunning, at some point are privacy laws being violated? Last month, a couple were sitting at a campsite at Carlo Point at 5.30pm and there was a drone hovering above their camp. They asked the question about privacy and what the rules were. Drone images are amazing and we love them and share them regularly, however do you know the rules? According to the Civic Aviation Safety Authority standard operating conditions need to be met if you want to fly a drone. You must: • only fly one drone at a time • always fly your drone within visual line-of-sight — this means, flying only during the day, avoid flying in cloud, fog or heavy rain, you must be able to see your drone with the naked eye, not flying behind trees, buildings or anything else that stops you seeing your drone at all times

You must not fly your drone: • higher than 120 m (400 ft) above ground level — that’s about the height of a 35-storey building or length of a football field • closer than 30 m to people — other than those helping to fly or navigate your drone • over or above people at any time or height • in a way that creates a hazard to another person, aircraft or property • near emergency situations • in prohibited or restricted airspace (use a CASAverified drone safety app to help you) • closer than 5.5 km to a controlled aerodrome or airfield (usually those with a control tower), if your drone weighs more than 100g There is further information online at Australia’s drones/rules/drone-safety-rules, but I guess for the fun and safety of everyone, it is best to put in place some privacy rules of your own.

HIRTEEN WRITTEN objections to the application for a material change of use for the proposed development at 66 Rainbow Beach Road were received by Council before the due date. The application included a service station, food and drink outlet and offices and is proposed for LOT: 13 RB: 96921 by applicant Starwand Pty Ltd. At present the site is located within a residential zone and the purpose of this zoning is to provide for a range and mix of dwelling types, including dwelling houses and multiple dwellings, supported by community uses that cater for local residents and which do not detract from the residential amenity of the area and do not undermine the viability of nearby centres. According to the Gympie Regional Council’s website, there have been 13 objections submitted against the project citing a string of concerns, most prominently that the proposed development is considered excessive overdevelopment of the town, and a number of safety concerns. Objectors believe the lack of demand by the region’s population of 1,340 which are already serviced with two existing service stations is sufficient to service the town, and that building a third service station will ensure the demise of the two existing businesses. Given the proximity of the site to the entrance of town and the custom of vehicles to not reduce speed quickly enough coming into town it was stated by one that it was a dangerous and unacceptable option. The significant land impacts of a service station were highlighted making it very unlikely the land could ever be used for residential purposes after operating as a service station. A strong objection was that the establishment of this centre would encourage visitors to bypass the town centre and fracture the already burdened business community, and would not enhance or support the town and only be convenient for those wishing to bypass the town. Noise impacts for residential developments in the immediate area were addressed along with the lack of consideration of fuel and gas odours of adjoining properties. At present the application is at Stop the Clock (on hold) pending further consideration. We will keep you updated. Best Shark and Ray dive’ You can read the objections in full at: https:// da o nlin e . g y mp i e . ql d . g o v. au/A p p li c a t i o n/ ApplicationDetails/007.2019.00003871.001/

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Planning for Turtle Season


OOLOOLA COASTCARE is ramping up their TurtleCare project in readiness for the next turtle nesting season that commences around December 1 and runs through to the end of March 2021. There are three ways to participate in TurtleCare:

Fully Trained Turtle Permit Holder: To qualify, you must participate in free training for seven days at Mon Repos Turtle Research Centre between December 1 and March 30. It is an amazing experience. You’ll spend time on the beach each night watching turtles laying eggs, relocating nests, tagging turtles, observing hatchings and collecting data. Camping is free onsite with a small contribution for meals prepared in the group kitchen. Coastcare is looking for more volunteers who would like to attend training and help us look after the Cooloola turtles.

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TurtleCare Turtle Track Spotter: After a short briefing, you’ll be all set to identify turtle tracks on the beach and identify the turtle from those tracks while you get your daily exercise walking on the beach early in the morning. If you regularly walk on the beach, drive on the beach, say as a tour guide, or work on the beach catching bait worms or such, we would love to hear from you to be added to our list and participate in a briefing in late November.


Interested Bystander: Follow us on Facebook at https:// w w turtlesrainbowbeach/ We’ll post regular updates and announce any special events like a daylight hatching, so you can see the little turtles make their way to the water. Contact coordinator@cooloolacoastcare. or call Lindy on 0478 039 322 to register your interest.

Baby turtles making their way to the water during a Loggerhead turtle nest hatching at Rainbow Beach. Photo: Danielle Bowden

HE FIRST POST-COVID event on the Tin Can Bay Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) calendar is Scone Day! Scone Day which is being held to celebrate the QCWA 98th birthday, will be held on Tuesday August 11 from 10am at Norman Point, Tin Can Bay. There will be two competitions, one for the best scone and one for the most unusual scone and there will be prizes! There are only two scones per entry and the cost of entry is $2 and a spokesperson said it will be a “fun morning with social distancing and no hugs!”. The QCWA has invited everyone along for the fun and asks if you bring a chair, your morning tea and observe all social distancing rules. For further information contact the QCWA President on 0412 547 043.

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Rainbow Beach Police Beat by Senior Constable Mike Brantz

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A further easing of COVID-19 restrictions early in July means the annual Rainbow Beach Double Triathlon is now officially back on.

HE RECENT school holiday period was the busiest June / July I can remember in my time here in Rainbow Beach, with people flocking to town after travel restrictions were relaxed. And why not? A great location coupled with terrific weather are the ingredients for a memorable holiday. With international travel off the table for the foreseeable future, it is likely that our small town will continue to attract increased attention from Aussies looking to ‘holiday at home’. While this is good news for local businesses, it will continue to put increased pressure on our roads and beaches – meaning a greater risk for road users. Just last month I attended a serious traffic crash on Rainbow Beach Road, not far from Seary’s Creek. A small sedan, being driven by a 66-year-old woman, crossed onto the wrong side of the road on a bend - right into the path of a fourwheel-drive utility. The ensuing collision left the woman trapped inside her car and caused the ute to roll over. Miraculously everyone survived the crash, but it could’ve easily had a very different, tragic outcome. Driving is one of the most dangerous activities we undertake on a daily basis, and incidents like this certainly highlight that point. So please, keep your eyes on the road, stay safe and drive to the conditions!

It’s being held on the weekend of August 8 and 9, and as usual it will involve some road closures around town.

If you are affected, please be patient. It’s one of the only annual events in Rainbow Beach that requires road closures, and we work hard to make the delays as short as possible.

While we make every effort to keep delays to a minimum, if you’re driving around Rainbow Beach on that weekend, you may be affected.The main disruptions will occur during the two ‘main’ races which take place on Saturday afternoon (3.30pm-5.30pm) and Sunday morning (7.30am-9.30am).

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Both races follow the same course and will involve road closures along Clarkson Drive, Inskip Avenue, Wide Bay Esplanade, Ocean View Parade and Green Valley Drive. There will be the usual diversion in place for those who are happy to drive up the beach to Inskip Point (via Karoonda Road / Rainbow Shores Drive). I will be posting a list of the weekend’s road closures at various locations around Rainbow Beach prior to the date, and can I please ask that you don’t drive around the beachfront / CBD during the race times unless absolutely necessary (or you’re on a bike in the race).

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Also, if you’re planning on coming or going from Inskip Point, please plan your trip to avoid the race times. It would help us out a lot and ensure the safety of everyone competing.


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Wanda Deen on her way to deliver the mail to Fraser Island which she does twice a week


NE OF THE most familiar faces around the coast and Fraser Island is our very humble and hard working ‘mail lady’, Wanda Deen. Wanda and husband Mark have owned the Cooloola Coast mail run, which brings your parcels and mail from all over the world to the Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay post offices and to the outposts on Fraser Island. Wanda drives solo over to Fraser Island twice a week to take the mail and supplies over to the villages right to the top at Orchid Beach and back in a few hours then back to finish her other runs. She said: “I’ve been doing it for 20 years and It is always a race against the tide. You can’t get cocky because the beach changes all the time and you can come unstuck. “I love it but it’s hard work and you don’t get holidays. Covid has made it very difficult as the reduced barge hours meant we had to change our operating structure and we have had so many more parcels

over the past five months with all the online shopping. “I don’t mind driving on my own, I actually love it, and it’s great getting to know the mixed bag of unique and interesting people on Fraser Island. “One day its a beautiful highway and then the next there are washouts or exposed rocks, but when the weather is good and the beach is good - it’s perfect. “I’ve only had one close call so I have been lucky. Getting caught behind inexperienced drivers who get bogged is one of the trickiest things. You’ll always get your young guys who are invincible with the foot flat down. You might see them later and have to help them. “I leave home most days at 5.30am and usually get home by 6pm at night. We have a property at Wolvi with 235 head of cattle, so weekends are pretty busy too. “ Thanks from all of us to Wanda, for getting the mail through every day, rail, hail or shine.


Shane Handy being congratulated by life member Kim McCarthy at the surf club AGM last month after receiving his Life Membership

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T THE RAINBOW Beach Surf Life Saving Club’s AGM last month, Shane Handy was honoured for his work with the surf club with Life Membership. Shane was the first Life Member to come through the ranks at the club as one of the original Nippers. As a member of the surf club since 1980 and achieving his bronze medallion in 2005, Shane has completed 2222 voluntary patrol hours including 252 hours of water safety. Shane was Club President from 20162020 and was re-elected at last month’s AGM for another term.

His other roles within the club over the years have included club captain, vice club captain, junior activities officer, IRB assessor, training officer and he has received a total of 97 awards during his time as a club member. He is highly regarded in the Sunshine Coast region as the Branch Councillor and District Supervisor and has been an integral member of the Building and Supporters club committee over a long period. Congratulations Shane and thank you for all you do for Rainbow Beach.

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AVID AND JANINE Fawcett moved to Rainbow Beach from Darwin last August and have already decided it will be their forever home. In an elevated big block overlooking the town, they have already built a large shed to house their cherry picker. Their new business is called Rainbow Elevated, where you can hire a cherry picker with a safety briefing for new users, and also pressure cleaning. Dave is experienced in elevated work platforms and said :” It is my responsibility to give people proper instruction and although a licence is not needed I like to spend time before anyone takes out the machine explaining the safety measures.” Dave can deliver and set it up for you at your home or you can take it at 8am and drop it back again at 5pm for the introductory offer of only $230 for the full day, or other rates for half days or weekends. Above: Dave and Janine have a cherry picker for hire which is perfect for cleaning and maintenance or pruning trees Left: Eloise Alana, Janine, Brad and Dave Fawcett had been visiting the area for years before they decided to make Rainbow Beach their permanent home

He said “Instead of builders having to hire from out of town, as the cherry picker is already here they can have it onsite right from 8am and don’t lose travel time. “It’s perfect for homeowners and body corporates who need it for cleaning windows and walls and building maintenance or just to get the trees out of the gutters. “We have been coming here on holidays for years and wanted to come back, so while we were in South Australia last year, I came up and bought the house luckily Janine loves it too.” Dave and Janine have three children. Alana is 32 and an outdoor educator in Cairns, son Brad is 34 and lives in Darwin and works as a production manager in entertainment, and Eloise 28, is an environmental health worker with the Townsville Council; so while

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they are scattered, this is a great base for the whole family to enjoy. Janine is a retired teacher but would be happy to do some local supply teaching and Dave was a senior power station controller at Channel Island power station and, after 35 years of shift work, he is happy to settle down now in a town they both love. You might see Dave driving the taxi around the town too and Janine being a book lover is pleased Rainbow Beach has a library as she enjoys sitting on her veranda and reading in the sunshine. They both also love the local beaches and National Parks and being able to pick friends up from the Sunny Coast and bring them to Rainbow along the beach from Tewantin. To contact Dave and Janine just call Dave on 0418 820 892 and say hello.

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HO DOESN’T JUST love a celebrity drop-in! We have had a few beauties this month but who wouldn’t want to drop into a place as stunning as Rainbow Beach? Most of you would have seen Chris Hemsworth on social media thanks largely to this photo by The Ice Man Teewah aka Rob Gough! Thanks Rob!

Chris and his brother Liam, along with Elsa Pataky, family and friends dropped in and shared stunning photos of their time at Double Island including a spot We of surfing, sand dune sliding, a fire on sunset andneed some to good old-fashioned family time. Left pretty much to themselves, the group enjoyed the very things about the Cooloola Coast that we all Change love too.


NOTHER RETURNED visitor is Scott Hillier from Creek to Coast, who visited Rainbow with his crew for a segment of his show which went to air last month delete the Daikan symbol top right please showing magnificent footage ofin thethe region.


He spent some time touring along the beach and Rainbow, and fishing on local charter boat Keely Rose Opening Offer to inFalconer, the red section: with Ed and Kim catching some nice fish and enjoying the great weather.

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HAT AN AMAZING group of volunteers we have! To all 22 who turned up last month for our morning tea and meeting thank you! During the morning, Secretary, Di Warren, updated all on the present situation regarding Covid-19 procedures and protocols - surveys were handed in to our newly elected assistant secretary, Chris Olsen, and these are being collated and tasks allocated. Treasurer, Julie Collins, reported on our financials and advised that a grant has

been lodged for the purchase of a new car. We are sad to say Beryl Murray has tendered her resignation after 25 years of service to our organisation. Our Treasurer, Julie Collins, called on Beryl and presented her with a certificate and flowers - happy bowling Beryl! Ideas and suggestions for bonding and fundraising were discussed and to this end a roster has been drawn up for assistance with our sausage sizzle at the Tin Can Bay Markets - please check your emails for details. The QCWA Tin Can Branch have given us some knee rugs and beanies to distribute to our clients and our organisation were extremely grateful. The Meals on Wheels AGM is on Saturday September 19 at the RSL Hall 3pm. Nominations are being called for all positions and nomination forms will be sent out to all financial members - you must be a paid up financial member to nominate, accept and vote. And we would love more clients in Rainbow! Meals are delicious with great variety, quality and quantity and are all praised by our clients. Our raffle is now being drawn Father’s Day, so grab your tickets

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Leaves Still Life, Topaz Finger Painting Filter Photo: Julie Hartwig

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N THE DIGITAL photography age, creative photography apps are widely available. Like many apps, some are better than others; some are free and others require purchase. I have a preference for two creative photography apps: Topaz Studio (purchase) for my desktop computer and Snapseed (free download from app stores) for my mobile devices. Both apps work on the premise of applying special effects filters to photographs, in addition to basic editing of original images. Both are simple to use. This month we’ll look at Topaz Studio. This app contains hundreds of special effects filters from the barely noticeable to the “over the top” abstract – application is very much down to the type of creative imagery the maker wants to create.

Some of my favourites are the artistic filters which allow you to create images which look like paintings, and the Glow filters, which can transform flat, lifeless images into something that “glows”. The filter effects are all editable, so if you like the effect but not the intensity, you have the option to “dial it down”. Like most things with photo editing, remember that less is more. Overdoing special effects can ruin an image. Also remember that when using photo editing apps of any kind, always work on a copy of your original image – if you do stuff it up, you haven’t ruined the original! The Tin Can Bay Camera Club’s next meeting: all club meetings suspended for the rest of 2020. Visit the website at: tincanbaycameraclub

Book a Men’s Shed Workshop! Reducing risk of chronic disease workshop Join exercise physiologist and physiotherapist, Hetvi Patel and Life Coach, Mental Health Nurse and Stress Management Therapist Joy Black, in discussing and exploring all aspects of healthy living and find out what you can do to reduce your risk of developing chronic disease.

Beer Brewing Do you have an interest in brewing your own beer? Do you want some advice, an introduction or just a sticky beak? Then why not come along to our next get together on Sunday, August 16 from 1-4 pm. Come by yourself or with a friend. This event is sponsored by Mitre 10 and Beach to Bay Pest Management.

This free session will be informal, supportive and fun and will be held on Monday, August 17 from 1-3pm.

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Bookings to Joy on 0455 629 232. My health for life (myhealthforlife. is a preventative health initiative funded by the Queensland Government and delivered by an alliance of Queensland not-for-profits including Diabetes Queensland, Heart Foundation and Stroke Foundation.

Explore macrame concepts and techniques, meet new friends and have fun at one of the Men’s Shed macrame workshops. These workshops will provide instruction and ideas in a friendly and supportive environment. Bring your own materials or purchase from our stocks.

Cost is $5 per workshop plus $2 donation towards tea/coffee/ morning tea. The workshops will be held every monday in August from 9am – 12 noon. Bookings to Carole on 0437 880 438.

Anyone for chess? Register your interest to be part of a regular chess group in a relaxed and quiet environment. Bring an old friend and/or meet a new one. The cost is just a $2 donation for tea/coffee/morning tea and it’s held every Tuesday 12 noon – 3pm. Bookings to Bryan on 0420 299 651. All workshops and the chess group are held at Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed, behind Cityfarm, Tin Can Bay. Shed member and lathe master Paul Oliver, showing rolling pins made at the Shed and ready for sale at the TCB Markets

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FTER A FORCED holiday from quilting due to the virus, our quilting ladies were again happy to be heads down sewing (mostly talking). We have our new committee, Annabell President, Anne Secretary, and Leonie Treasurer, adding sparkle to the year. Many thanks to our outgoing committee for holding us Left: Welcome to the new Tin Can Bay Quilters committee: Secretary Anne; President Annabell and Treasurer Leonie

together and hopefully many hours sewing for them now. Louise, our project organiser, already has many projects in her book to offer the quilters. The hall has health requirements from the council, quilters are reminded to bring correct money, their own pen, cup and morning tea. New members are most welcome. We have quilting Tuesdays 9am at the Community Centre, Gympie Road, opposite Bayside Road, Cooloola Cove turn off. Contact: Annabell 0412 491 830.

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LOT OF OUR parents and grandparents living in aged care facilities are having the hardest of times during Covid, as the only people they have been seeing day to day are one or two carers. Meals are predominantly being served in the rooms, so even socialising over a meal has stopped for a lot of facilities. This is difficult for all families but it is important to call the residence if you live in Queensland to check their rules, as you may be able to sit with your relative outside in a garden after all checks are made. The following information is from the Australian Government to ensure everyone is safe irrespective of age and so that we don’t forget our loved ones in homes.

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Gwen McKenzie loved a visit from her great grandchildren, Daniel, Maia and Josie Booth at her retirement village last month

visitor numbers, physical distancing and personal hygiene. Facilities should not allow large group visits. If you are unable to visit someone call the facility to understand what processes are in place. If you have concerns with the facility’s actions, contact: • the Older Person’s Advocacy Network on 1800 237 981, or • the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on 1800 951 822. When you visit a facility you need to: • limit visits to a maximum of two visitors at one time per resident • conduct visits in a resident’s room, outdoors, or in a specific area designated by the aged care facility • not visit in communal areas with other residents • show evidence you have received your 2020 flu vaccination. There is no time limit on visits from spouses, other close relatives and social supports. All visitors must practise physical distancing, staying 1.5 metres away from other people whenever possible.  If you are well you should continue to visit friends and relatives in aged care facilities. Sometimes you can’t visit a resident in aged care as often as you would like. There are other ways to keep in touch and stay connected. You can keep in touch by: • phone calls • video calls • social communication apps • sending a postcard • sharing photos, artwork, or short home videos

close friends, partners, couples and siblings/familial groups in a facility. You will need to tell the facility the location of the outing, the number of people involved and the date. Even if you are feeling well, it is important to take steps to prevent the spread of this virus. Good hygiene and staying 1.5m away from other people are the best defences against COVID-19 for you and your family. Steps you can take include: • Supervising any children who are with you to make sure they follow physical distancing and hygiene advice • Covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue • Disposing of used tissues into a bin immediately and washing your hands • Washing your hands often with soap and water, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. This includes before and after eating, after going to the toilet, and when you have been out in public • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces you touch regularly • Keeping a distance of at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others • If you are sick, avoiding contact with others. If you start to feel unwell, phone the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 or your GP. They will provide you with further advice. For the latest advice, information and resources, go to: Call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

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HE 2020 WELLNESS Expo will be held on Sunday September, 20, 2020, from 9am until 4pm at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall and grass area. In its second year, the Rainbow Beach Wellness Expo will showcase different approaches to achieving better health and enjoy better living The event is free and organised by the Rainbow Beach Community Centre with funding from the Gympie Regional Council. The president of the Centre and event coordinator Elisa Seul said: “My desire is to contribute something positive to the Rainbow Beach community has become stronger with motherhood. “For a long time I convinced myself I had nothing to offer here, which led me to start a journey of self-improvement, spirituality and healing. “I started to meet like-minded locals, with a different cultural background, different skills and experiences and the idea came to bring it all together for everyone to enjoy.”

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“They say it takes a village to raise a child, I believe it takes a community to inspire each other to be a better version of ourselves.

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Theatre comes to Tin Can Bay School


N JULY, Tin Can Bay Prep to Year 10 students enjoyed a visit from Callum and Sheree of Brainstorm Productions who presented the live theatre show ‘Buddies’ to Prep to Year 6 and ‘Cyberia’ to Years 7 to 10. Prep to Year 6 students met the characters ‘Lucy’ and ‘Zac’ who broke the Ring of Friendship because they made unsafe choices with others and on the internet and were not honest about their choices with friends. They then worked together to rebuild the Ring of Friendship by facing their reallife friendship challenges, reporting unsafe behaviours and saying ‘No’ to bullying. Year 7 to 10 students met ‘Ruby’ and her brother ‘Tim’ who addressed issues

around mental health, cyberbullying, impulse control and the responsible use of technology. Real-life student experiences were woven together to create a story that encourages students to question how they treat themselves and others both online and offline. We have also been learning about these topics and challenges in our Social and Emotional (SEL) lessons, so the performances were an engaging opportunity to build on these discussions. It was wonderful to see students totally engaged for the whole of each performance, with conversations about the scenarios continuing throughout the term.

Tin Can Bay school were host to live theatre production of ‘Buddies’ last month

Sharing the Love of Reading Mrs Sue Dan, our much loved librarian at Tin Can Bay P-10 State School, was over the moon with the recent donation of over 20 books from the Geurts family to be added to the school library collection! Mrs Leah Geurts said, “There is just something magical about opening a book the feel of it in your hands, the excitement of turning the pages, even the smell of the paper... “With books, anything is possible and it is a great way to explore other ideas and new worlds. “My value of the written word has been passed on to Anjelica and Amanda as

they also treasure books and take pride in looking after them. “Over the holidays, the girls wanted to donate a bunch of books to the Tin Can Bay school library so other children could enjoy them endlessly.” A massive thank you to the Geurts family for your generous donation. Your books will bring much joy to many students and their families!

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Rainbow Beach School News by Steve Bennett – Rainbow Beach State School Principal


E ARE REALLY excited to be back at school and it has been great to see our students return through the gates. SOCIAL DISTANCING This semester is already shaping up to be very busy as we continue to adapt to the further easing of restrictions that impact on schooling. We are now happy to invite parents back into the school at drop off and pick up times, please keep a safe distance outside the classroom. We do ask everyone to continue to utilise the hand sanitiser provided at the gates and to be mindful of social distancing with other adults. We are hoping that these changes will allow us to plan for school sports events such as Cross Country and Athletics Carnival. These events are important to celebrate our school culture and foster healthy competition between our Fraser and Cooloola sporting houses. STUDENT LEADERS It will also provide an opportunity for our student leaders to shine. We will be back at the top of our game in no time with student’s working towards individual learning goals and ‘visible learning’ for all.

Above: Students loving the undercover play areas Right: Thank you to all involved in the recent controlled burn within the school grounds.

BURN OFF I would like to thank and acknowledge the combined efforts of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the Neerdie/ Goomborian/ Wolvi and Kandanga Rural Fire Brigades. We were very fortunate to have their support recently in conducting the controlled burn within the school grounds over the holidays. THANK YOU P&C We were very grateful for the wonderful support that we have from the P&C at our school. At the end of last term we were treated to pizzas and ice cream, a great way to cap off a long term. Thank you for your continued support of Rainbow Beach State School.

Year 5/6 News Our Year 6s are looking forward to writing a letter to the future students of Rainbow Beach State School to let them know what life is like in 2020. Year 5 students will be given a poem to transform into a narrative story, where they can elaborate on characteristics and settings of a given time and place. Our class felt a little empty without Murphy and his contributions to our discussions. We wish him and his family all the best on their future endeavours. Ms McColl

Year 4 News Welcome to Term 3. The first day back is always exhilarating, as we meet up with our amazing students and commit to the new term’s curriculum. The class will learn many skills through a range of content. In English, students will revisit narrative structure. More explicitly, we will examine the genre – traditional tale with a moral. From Aboriginal stories to tales from far off lands, we will be reading them all!

This term, The Year 4 students are going to plan, write and publish their own traditional story which they will then present to a younger class! Our class continues to work together to create a respectful learning environment where students can create and pursue their own individual learning goals. We are looking forward to this term being free from disruptions. LOVE LEARNING! Mrs Lawler and Mr Bennett





Visit your Vinnies store today... Shop 1 / 14 Rainbow Beach Road Rainbow Beach Call Alex to find out more: 07 5482 2737 August 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 21


Congratulations Beryl!

Wild May enjoys full sun

Leptospermum Polygalifolium is the City Farm plant of the month

W Congratulations to Beryl Murray on 25 years of service to the Meals on Wheels! Pictured is the Meals on Wheels Treasurer, Julie Collins (right), with Beryl as she was presented with a certificate and flowers - happy bowling Beryl!

Ron finally wins the membership draw!

HILST CITY FARM has been in lockdown due to COVID-19, our wonderful volunteer staff have been helping to keep all the plants growing strong for our opening day, which was last month. Our plant of the month is Leptospermum Polygalifolium, common name being “Wild May”. It is a dense shrub to around four metres in height. The bark is usually close and firm but soft, thick and flaky in some forms. The leaves are sometimes aromatic, but not strongly, with profuse flowering in spring. The flowers are usually white but



Photo: Michelle Gilmore

After 15 years running the Friday night surf club raffles - Ron Organ finally won the membership draw and a healthy $675! After ten draws finding no winners due to those drawn not being a financial member, Ron finally scored the prize and couldn’t be happier. Ron couldn’t be found for comment. Ron has been with the Rainbow Beach Surf Club for over 50 years and continues to volunteer for the club spending many hours looking after the club, running raffles and helping out the younger members.

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Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners Tony Stewart – 0408 767 930 Email: rainbowfishing Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners

Regular surf club raffle organisers John Greaney, Fiona Worthington with the jackpot winner Ron Organ

may be greenish, off-white to pale pink and are usually 10-15 mm in diameter. This plant enjoys full sun and attracts bees, butterflies and birds. City Farm Nursery is located opposite the Community Centre on Tin Can Bay Road and is open to the public on a trial basis for the winter months of July and August for plant sales on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-2.30pm. Also we would like to reiterate that we are a cashonly organisation. Our contact number is: 07 5486 2304; email: and our website:

NOTHER MONTH has flown by and the season has rapidly changed in Western Queensland. Some areas that have had their best season in years around Mitchell, Morven and up to Blackall are now worried about fires as there is such a build up of old feed. Many properties had little stock, and prices to restock were just prohibitive for many to buy up. We have sent another $2000 into Longreach this month to CentaCare who are so busy attending to the Mental Health problems associated with years of drought. Another $1500 has gone to the wonderful fencing group Fencing for Fires who are doing an unbelievable job fencing steep country in NE Victoria that was burnt last Christmas. It’s no wonder, as the co-ordinator was in the Army in East Timor and he is a real worker and there are not many like him about. If anyone can donate to him please do, as there is so much fencing still to do

(see his facebook page). Last month we sent food hampers to Longreach and a load up to the Gin Gin area. Thank you to Wayne Kerle and Ruth Tramacchi. I must thank the IGAs again including Drake’s Gympie who have their collection trolley’s out again. Any little item of nonperishable food helps us greatly to make up our hampers. Also thank the TCB Bakery, Mitchell’s and Bernards again with collection tins. Due to economic conditions we pulled most out, but will gradually return them before September holidays. Also a big thank you to the mango chutney sellers, Martine Lokan and Andrew Kingsley, and with plenty of supplies on hand please try a jar to help our fire and drought victims. We are planning another large load of hampers and Christmas presents into Longreach again this year, possibly late November. We are still going after five years so thank you to all who have helped those in need! Donations can be left at BOQ, Gympie or BSB 124047 A/C 22599186.

Probus is back!

2020 Ambulance Flower Show cancelled Cheryl Zunic, Treasurer

T Probus welfare Officers Daryl and Ann Christie help to look after Probus members


N OFF-SHOOT of Rotary, Probus is an association of retired and semiretired people who join together in clubs like ours on the Cooloola Coast. The basic purpose is to provide regular opportunities for members to keep their minds active, expand interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends. The Probus Association of Queensland’s focus is ‘Fun, Friendship, and Fellowship’. Members are looking forward to resuming activities as the Covid restrictions are lifted, planning outings either by singular vehicle or carpooling to Morning Melodies in Gympie and Maryborough, lunches locally or other member suggestions to places of interest voted on by the members. We hope a bus trip may be possible soon. The Cooloola Coast Probus Club meets on the second Monday of each month at 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay with the first post-virus meeting Monday August 10, with social distancing as the venue is large enough. Contact President Arthur on 07 5486 4581 or Secretary Katrina 0407 637 69, or email

HE ANNUAL General Meeting (AGM) of the Cooloola Coast Local Ambulance Committee will be held at the Tin Can Bay Ambulance Station on Thursday August 20, 2020 at 3.30pm. The purpose of the AGM is to present the committee’s annual reports, financial statements and budget proposals. Local Ambulance Committees act as a voice for their community, providing valuable feedback on ambulance service delivery. The meeting is open to the public. If you are interested in being a member of the LAC you must be: • Eighteen (18) years or over • A permanent resident of the area serviced by the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Stations, or • A permanent resident of Queensland who works in the area serviced by the Cooloola Coast Ambulance Stations. For further information contact the secretary on 5486 3161. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and the requirements surrounding large gatherings, the LAC has made the decision to cancel our annual Ambulance Flower Show for 2020. The show would have been held on Saturday October 3 but in the interests of the general public and the generous people who assist with the show, it is considered prudent to abandon the show this year. Hopefully next year will see a return to normal activity and we can once again enjoy your beautiful plants and flowers.

QCWA news Cottage Convenor - 0490 670 518 18 Whiting Street Tin Can Bay


S WITH ALL OUR fellow local organisations, we are all experiencing the effects of this pandemic socially and financially. In line with government restrictions, we are planning how we conduct our meetings and events on our calendar for this year. As restrictions have been slightly eased we look forward to restarting our craft mornings twice a month and our “Hoy” fun mornings once a month.

Our first event, to help us celebrate Queensland Country Women’s 98th birthday, is “Scone Day” on August 11, 2020 from 10am. While our cottage has been affected with bookings from interstate we have had a great response from Queenslanders and have solid bookings for the next two months. We still have some rugs if you know of anyone who needs one and we always appreciate donations of wool. Stay safe, social distance and enjoy our sunny weather.

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YMPIE REGIONAL Council is monitoring developments relating to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily and assessing any potential impact on council services and events. Updates are available on this GRC website and; au/home If our region is experiencing an ‘EVENT’ such as flooding, cyclone, fire, etc., and the internet is available to you, please go to the relevant site listed below for up-to-date information on the current situation. Gympie Regional Council – Disaster Dashboard: Disaster Dashboard: CCCLDMSG: Disaster and Alerts Qld: BOM: Earthquakes: Get Ready Qld Rural Fires: QLD Traffic: Qld Health: Want more information? Then come along to our next support group meeting of the Cooloola Coast Community Local Disaster Management Support Group on Tuesday September 1 from 9.30am. For further information please phone Terry Steele on 0439 862 264 or 5486 4483. The group meets quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month (September and December 2020) at the Cooloola Cove Vet and Community Hall.

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Cooloola Coast Visitor’s Guide Rainbow Beach and the Cooloola Coast is home of the Coloured Sands, the majestic Carlo Sandblow and gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. You can feed wild dolphins, visit a historic lighthouse and kayak with the whales.

Rainbow Shores Clarkson Drive has a concrete path for most of the way taking you through wallum and paperbarks. If riding, you can turn left to the industrial area (Karoonda Road) and the return to town via Carlo Road.

Double Island Point (DIP) has the longest break in Australia (when the swell lines up. (4WD only) Surf Lessons & Board Hire 0435 934 087 Epic Ocean Adventures 0408 738 192 Rainbow Beach 0432 690 194

Coloured Sands Starting below the lookout, walk along the beach towards Double Island Point for a kilometre or so to these amazing coloured sand cliffs, with the best colours around 9 to 10 kilometres along the beach (accessible with a 4wd or Surf and Sand Safari tour) 5486 3131. Carlo Sand Blow A bush walk up to Carlo Sand Blow is a must for every visitor. Drive to the reservoir at the top of Cooloola Drive. The Blow is an easy 600m walk from the car park or take the longer walk from the National Parks Office. Spectacular views of the Coloured Sands, Double Island Point and Tin Can Bay Inlet are the bonus for your efforts. When the thermals are right, you will often see hang gliders taking off and landing at this beautiful piece of nature’s sculpture. Fraser Island Great Walk A 90 km trail which showcases natural and cultural features of the world’s largest sand island as it meanders between Dilli Village and Happy Valley parks/great - walks-fraser-island/about. html Cooloola Great Walk A 102 km trail which passes through a rich diversity of vegetation types with spectacular views, connecting Rainbow Beach with Noosa North Shore. greatwalkscooloola/ index.html Rainforest Walk / Bymien Picnic Area A few kilometres from town, on the Gympie Road, take the Freshwater Road to the left: 3km on a good gravel surface will bring you to Bymien, which is the limit for conventional vehicles. Lake Poona After morning tea or lunch in the picnic area you can venture on some wonderful walks to Lake Poona or through some spectacular rainforest. Allow 40 minutes to reach Lake Poona. Lake Freshwater Only accessible by 4WD, tour or walking. Walking tracks starts at the Bymien picnic area. The round trip from Rainbow Beach will take a full day and requires fitness. Foreshore Tin Can Bay You can walk 4km from Crab Creek to Norman Point, over picturesque bridges, signage of flora and fauna, through mangroves, playgrounds and outdoor gyms. It is mostly flat – very safe for children on wheels. Start at the playground opposite the library, cycle to Crab Creek and stop for a coffee, then return to opposite the library. Enjoy the views out to the inlet while the kids enjoy the playground and skatepark. Rainbow Beach 10,000 steps walk – from the headland behind the surf tower and playground to Carlo Road. Paths are perfect for bicycles, scooters and skateboards.

Half-day 4WD Tours (5486 3131) or hire your own to Cooloola National Park, Coloured Sands, Double Island Point, lighthouse, rainforest and Lake Freshwater. 4x4 Hire Rainbow Beach 4x4 Hire 5486 8300 Rainbow Beach Adventure Centre 4WD Hire 5486 3288




Stand-Up Paddle Tour The 2-hour tour on offer is a basic introduction to SUP to anybody who would like to see what its all about. With all of our equipment catered for the beginner, also the flat water of Pelican Bay/ Carlo Point this is a fantastic tour for scenery and also the whole family to enjoy, it’s just so easy to participate. 0408 738 192 Seary’s Creek 7km from town towards Gympie, with 2 waterholes, boardwalks, bridges and history – do read the sign and spot the creatures. Always cool on the hottest of days.

Scuba Diving A popular spot for the scuba enthusiast is at Wolf Rock, off Double Island Point. World class diving on Fraser Island’s doorstep, phone Wolf Rock Dive Centre on 5486 8004. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Carlo Sand Blow is one of the top spots for hand gliders in Queensland with the National Championships being held there each January. With a take off of 300ft and a soarable ridge of 12 kilometres long and about 500ft high, Carlo Sand Blow is definitely the place to go. Fliers should be of Hang2 standard, fly in north easterly winds and remember landing in the bathing reserve is prohibited. Wind surf off the surfing beach or in Tin Can Bay Inlet, taking off from Carlo Point.

Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre and Tin Can Bay Pool offers squad, learn to swim, water aerobics and more. Sailing And Cruising If you love the wonderful peace and relaxation of sailing or cruising, the sheltered waters of the Great Sandy Strait are for you. You may see dugong, turtles, dolphins and more. Great Sandy Strait Cruises and Sunset Cruises 0428 838 836

Dolphin Ferry 35 minutes by ferry to view the dolphins at TIn Can Bay 7am daily 0428 838 836 Dolphin Viewing/Feeding at Tin Can Bay just a thirty minute drive to Tin Can Bay through Cooloola Cove and you can see the dolphins at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, Norman Point at around 7 – 7.30am each day, feeding time is 8am, charges apply. Come and have a look around this pretty little town while you are there. 5486 4899 Turtle Tours Paddle in double seated ocean kayaks along the edge of the mangroves at Pelican Bay on this two hour tour, you quietly encounter all types of sea life from turtles to rays to the odd dolphin. 0408 738 192 Sea Kayaking Dolphin View Sea Kayaking: A unique experience - see dolphins, whales (seasonal), manta rays, turtles and more 0408 738 192 Horseride with professional guides on our World Heritage Listed Beach. 04121RIDES Tin Can Bay Foreshore Bird Walk – 137 species with best viewing spots on the brochure. Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk spectacular wildflower species, all on the brochure.

Our safe beach is patrolled between September - March. ALWAYS SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS. Surfing The most popular area is near the surf tower. Note: surfing in the bathing area is prohibited.

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Probably one of Rainbow’s greatest attractions would have to be the abundant opportunity for fishing. Fishing, in all its styles, is available right on our doorstep. Beach fishing has unlimited scope with nearly 100kms of beach to choose from. Varieties include Bream, Whiting, Tailor, Dart, Jew and Flathead. Estuary fishing in Tin Can Bay Inlet, through the Inskip Point area and up the Great Sandy Strait is perfect for those with a boat or the wish to hire one. Access is from an efficient boat ramp at Carlo Point. Another ramp is located at Bullock Point. Charter Boats Excellent reef fishing is only a few miles offshore and charter trips can be arranged through Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters on 0439 775 070, Keely Rose Reef Fishing Charters on 0407 146 151 or Double Island Point Fishing Charters 0417 073 313. The reefs off Rainbow yield Red Emperor, Sweet lip, Snapper, Pearl Perch, Parrot and Coral Trout.

extreme adventure Kitesurfing Lessons Learn to kitesurf with very experienced instructors from Rainbow Beach Surf Centre. 0408 738 192

Cooloola Sand, wind and water have sculpted a varied landscape at Cooloola, the largest remnant of coastal vegetation on the southern Queensland’s mainland. High sand dunes, coloured sand cliffs, sweeping beaches, sandblows, freshwater lakes, tall forests, paperbark swamps and wildflower heath make the Cooloola Recreation Area a spectacular part of the Great Sandy National Park. www.nprsr. au/parks/cooloola/index Inskip Peninsula is a narrow, sandy finger of land built up by wind and waves. It forms a natural breakwater at the entrance to Tin Can Inlet and Great Sandy Strait. Inskip is a gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Beach she oaks, cypress pine and other coastal trees and shrubs shade the very popular camping areas ringed by open ocean beaches and sheltered estuary shores. All are within 15 minutes drive to Rainbow Beach. Most of the peninsula is protected as a Recreation Area. au/parks/inskip-peninsula/index The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffle Creek in the north to Double Island Point in the south. It includes Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Bay Inlet and the waters off the east coast of Fraser Island, seaward to three nautical miles. Seagrass meadows, mangroves, rocky shores, reefs, sandy beaches, bays, sheltered channels, rivers, creeks and estuaries host a wealth of wildlife including whales, turtles, dugong, grey nurse sharks, fish, corals, birds and more. www. -sandymarine/ index Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and an area of remarkable natural beauty. Growing on seemingly infertile sands are a great variety of plant communities ranging from coastal heath, mangrove forests and swamps to subtropical rainforest. The many archaeological remains found on Fraser Island record thousands of years of culture and tradition, and provide important links to their past for the Butchulla people.

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to Inskip Point and crossing in the barge. The island is 123Flying km long and covers Rainbow Beach Services offer an a area 166,038toha, so you needbut to allow dailyofservice Fraser Island, prior plenty of time explore and appreciate it. bookings are torequired. Remember that going independently, a permit is required and is available fromholidaying the National Parks Unless you intend on Fraser Offi ce. Island, most probably your best way of

seeing all its beauty is to take a 1-day or 2-day tour. Or you can make the trip in your own 4WD, driving up the road or beach to Inskip Point and crossing in the barge. Rainbow Beach Flying Services offer a daily service to Fraser Island, but prior bookings are required. Remember that if going independently, a permit is required and is available from the National Parks Office.

1st3rd Cooloola Cove Veterans and - Tin Can Bay Community Hall 0499 110 944 2nd & 4th Rainbow Beach Centreblock 0484 903 830 4th Rainbow Beach Community Hall Markets & Collectables 3rd Tin Can Bay 0418 711 897

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Bowls There is a lawn green at the Rainbow Beach Sports Recreation & Memorial Club where visitors are most welcome. 5486 3191

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January “Brushes by the Sea” Rainbow Beach Art & Craft Festival January February Cooloola Crocs Swimming Carnival Australia Day celebrations Boardriders Memorian Classic RB April Anzac Day Parade February May Bay to Bay Big Summer BlowYacht Out Race June/July Rainbow Beach Family March Fishing Classic July 4-12 Clean Up Australia Day August Rainbow Beach Day Triathlon International Women’s April Rainbow Beach Lion’s Club Annual Kite Festival Anzac Day Parade May September Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival Bay to Bay Yacht Race Rainbow Bull nBeach Bronc Invitations October Beach Rainbow June Fours Bowls Tournament Ocean Series Flower Show Tin CanRoar BayIRB Ambulance September October Rainbow Beach Nippers Carnival Wellness Expo 20 October November Rainbow Beach/Trail Runs Rainbow Beach Invitations Fours Bowls December Tin Can Bay Foreshore Tournament Family Nights Rainbow Beach Nippers Carnival Rainbow Beach Lions Club Twilight November Christmas Concert and Afternoon Markets Remembrance Day services RB & TCB “The Tents” Rainbow Festival of Small Halls Beach Holiday Program Arty Ball SeeFamily our What’s page26-29 for more on RB FishingOn Classic Things to Do. Suggestions, amendments or December add your Concerts business to the visitor guide toChristmas please call 07 5486 3561 or email info@ Tin Can Bay Foreshore Family Nights .

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Best Patrol Team, Team #2 - Rob McCarthy, Vicky Schooth, Emmerson Mitchell, Sophie Schooth, Abby Schooth, Mitch King and Justin Schooth

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ONGRATULATIONS TO ALL winners recognized at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club AGM last month when volunteer lifesavers were awarded for their efforts of the previous season. Club President Shane Handy said: “I was glad to see so many come along to the annual awards and for all the time and effort that the members put into the club. “Congratulations to those who went the extra mile and received awards on the week-end and thank you to the club for bestowing on me a life membership, it is greatly appreciated. Club Captain Tas McClintock: “Everyone had an outstanding year and did a great job under the circumstances. “Congratulations to all our members, winners and to Shane Handy for the honour of receiving a life membership this year, well deserved for all the great effort he puts into the club. “We are always looking for new members so for anyone wanting to join, call the office for upcoming courses and information. “It’s great fun and a good way to give back to the community. And the RBSLSC 2019/2020 season winners are:

2019-2020 Champion Lifesaver - Anton Klekar

Outstanding first year - Mahli Bowman-Brookes Encouragement Award - Adam Campbell Best Junior Patrol member - Zac Emery Best Junior Member - Liam Pratt The Peter Bargenquast Award - Abby Schooth Best Senior Member - Dan Robertson Best Club Member - Don Reid Champion Lifesaver - Anton Klekar

Awards for years of service Kim McCarthy (45), Mark Langton (35), Ray Wewer (35), Ross Kidd (35), Ron Organ (30)

Most Efficient Patrol Member - Kim McCarthy The Cliff Kuhn Award - Helen Brown IRB Award - Dustin Kenman Best Patrol Team - Team Two Harden Up Award - Floss Adams Dunny Seat - Floss Adams Most Unusual Experience Alex Wilson/Liam Window

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Ross and Helen Brown - Helen won the Cliff Kuhn award

Abby Schooth receiving the Peter Bargenquast Award for best all round junior member from Club Captain Tas McClintock


Birthday for longtime paddler Gwyneth Moore Promotions Officer


FTER THREE LONG months of no paddling, last Sunday saw our Dragon Boat with 13 paddlers and one Sweep take to the water on a perfect Tin Can Bay winter morning. What a great feeling for all paddlers and for the locals to see the Dragon Boat on Snapper Creek once again!! Following an approved Covid 19 plan, a full boat of paddlers are allowed but strict guidelines to be followed in the shed, pre/ post paddle and cleaning of all equipment. But we ARE back! The Dragon’s Lair is open again, take away only, each market day, in the RSL hall.

So come for your hot breakfast or coffee and cake in the hall at the TCB Markets on the third Saturday of each month. While the Dragons love to paddle, we also love to socialise. Last Thursday at Gunabul Restaurant in Gympie, the Dragons gathered for lunch to celebrate the birthday of long-time paddler and long-serving secretary of our club, Elaine Dimock. A great time was had by all! Our training days continue on Thursday afternoon and Sunday mornings. We love to welcome new members, so please come and try. For further information on our club, phone coach Sandy on 0402 352 746.

Long-time club member/paddler also long-serving Club Secretary Elaine Dimock, celebrates birthday with fellow Dragons

Whiting Comp Time by Drew Gardiner


UGUST HAS ARRIVED and it’s a wonderful month to target a multitude of species around Rainbow Beach and the Cooloola Coast. With westerlies, Tailor begin to appear in larger numbers and frequent the inshore beaches. Metal slugs during the day between the swimming area and middle rock is a great way to have some fun targeting them. Flesh baits and pillys early morning and into the evening is the best way to hunt them in low light conditions. Another species that gather in large numbers during August is Sand Whiting. The shallow flats in the straits Alex Brantz with a Sand Whiting caught in the surf ready for the Winter Whiting Competition starting August 1

and Tin Can Bay provide the perfect environment for spawning. Fishing the incoming tides, the whiting push up to feed and many fish don’t realise that they are in shin deep water. If you can float your tinny it’s deep enough to catch them. On the beach, shallow gutters and drains offer perfect protection from predators with sharp teeth and a lead up to a new or full moon is a prime time to fish. Live or fresh beach worms and yabbies are the favourites and when combined with light gear and a stealthy approach it’s hard to beat the sport offered by these pocket rockets. Don’t forget the Gardiner Fisheries 2020 Whiting Championship is on from August 1 to November 28. It’s a great way to sharpen or learn new fishing skills. If you would like to join the fun give us a call on 0404 853 232.


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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Baitrunner has been busy! Mat Cooper Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters 0439 775 070


I. WELL IT’S NICE to see everyone getting back to some kind of normal life and routines and it seems like everyone is making the most of it, and out and about. Charters have been heavily booked and continue to be, which is a good sign for Rainbow itself, as it brings a lot of people to the area which helps everyone. We have managed plenty of trips out since starting up again and the fishing has

been exceptional, which is usual for this time of the year. Whales have been very playful this year with many coming close and putting on a good show. Just a reminder for all those parents wanting the chance to take the kids out to experience deep sea fishing all children, 10 years and under are free for the month of September. For enquiries regarding this please contact Mat. Till next month enjoy the beautiful weather. Cheers Mat

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HE SCHOOL holidays brought with them • an increase in Pearl Perch size limit from some beautiful days which we are still 35 to 38 cm; experiencing. What a great place to live! • the removal of extended charter trip Inshore conditions have been great with increased possession limits; and good supplies of sand and mud crabs, plus • a recreational boat limit of 8 snapper, squid and Whiting are still keeping everyone which is two times the individual entertained. possession limit. Large green Toad Fish love–toQUEENSLAND crunch squid If you do catch a Snapper or Pearl Perch WADDY POINT (FRASER ISLAND) sure that153° you have a few spares during the closure, it is important to handle LAT 24°jigs, 58’so Smake LONG 21’ E of your favourite board. the fish carefully, dehook it appropriately, Times and Heights of Highcolour and on Low Waters Local Time and Flathead fishing on the flats has been a bit release it as soon as possible. Snapper may OCTOBER DECEMBER SEPTEMBER NOVEMBER the crystal those also need Time m m clear water, Time m to be treated Time The m Timetough m due to Time Time m Timebut m Time for m barotrauma. have been moving out from closure0.16 ends at 11.59 pm0.37 on August0202 15, with 0114 0.37 0103 0.16 further 0135 0139 0.33 0130 0150 0.56 0137who 0.46 0.37the 0711 1.48 0721 changing 1.83 0827 0902 2.35 0823 2.05 0748 1.46 0747mangroves, 1.62 1.89 while to a0815 heavier head normal2.26 fishing rules applying. 1443 0.63 WE 1540 0.53 1321 0.52 WE 1253 0.34 0.52 TH 1327giving FR 1313 TUJane SU 1410 longer0.28 casts, have been 0.57 seeingMO 1445 Club0.42 member, the prize 1918 2.05 1.98 2032 1.61 1.44 2020Potter, 1.38 won 2111 2003 1.96 1952 1.77 them 1925 2011 1.52 more positive results. pack donated by EJ Todd, in the free to enter 0219 0.25 0203 0.40 0247 0.44 0222 0.53 0147 0.28 0202 0.45 0137 0.13 0202 0.39 Pearl Perch closure competition conducted the Tin0950 Can Bay 0915 2.29 0858 by 2.07 2.28 0822 1.51 0749 1.60 0817Snapper 1.67 and 0803 1.96 spawning 0846 1.94 0.50 BaitWE 1356 0.51 0.52 1359 0.29 0.60 Pearl PerchMO will1451 be no-take Chandlery and1527 Tackle0.64 - nice one Jane! 0.59 TU 1545 TH 1634 TH 1334 0.29 FR 1358 Snapper SAand 2045 1.45 2121 1.49 2059 1.36 2201 1.38 2037 1.92 1959 2.08 2021 1.71 2009 1.90 species in Queensland waters for one month. The Club is slowly adjusting to the new 0300 0237Club 0.46 0255 0.53 0221 0.24 0224The 0.46 0.43 closure is0213 part of0.16 the urgent 0231 management normal0.39 and our next meeting0331 4pm 0.57 on 1004 2.24 0936 2.05 1037 2.16 0853 1.53 0830 1.71 0846 1.71 0848 2.06 0921 1.95 actions, which included: Monday August 10 at the Club House. 1429 0.54 TH 1613 0.66 FR 1724 0.66 FR 1417 0.29 SA 1432 0.56 SU 1451 0.37 TU 1535 0.66 WE 1648 0.59 2213 2142 1.32 1.33 2109 1.85 2041 2.04 2051 • 1.63 2055 1.77 2121 1.38 a total allowable commercial catch of 42 The 1.37 August meeting will be 2251 for Club tonnes (snapper) (pearl members the current social 0342 0.54 only, given 0315 0.54 0415 0.70 0324 0.56 0256 0.25 0249 0.48 0251 0.24and 15 tonnes 0301 0.49 1056 2.14 restrictions. 1018 For 2.00any information 1123 2.02 0924 1.54 0914 1.80 0918 1.74 0958 1.93 perch); 0936 2.11 distancing 1750 0.67 1500 0.59 FR 1703 0.69 SA 1813 0.73 SA 1505 0.37 SU 1509 0.62 MO 1548 0.49 WE 1623 0.72 reduced 2143 recreational pearlTH 2310 contact the secretary: M: 0437 242 171. 2138 1.76 2126 1.93 2121 • 1.55 1.61 catch limits 1.28 2230 1.27 2346 1.30 2200 of 1.31 perch from five to four; Email: 0430 0.69 0357 0.64 0505 0.82 0352 0.60 0334 0.31 0315 0.52 0329 0.37 0333 0.58


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Fishing, Boating & the Great Outdoors

Catches Keely Rose Fishing Charters from

Left: Coby with another stunning Red Emperor Right: Long time mate Scott Hillier with a nice bag of Pearl perch. Great to see the Creek to Coast crew on our shores again!

When your boat breaks down


O YOU HAVE a plan if you are out on your boat but cannot get home? Maybe you have just run out of fuel, flat battery, or something more serious. You may have suffered damage to your engine, had a fire or be taking on water. What if you are sick or injured, and cannot operate your vessel? We at Coastguard see all of these scenarios and more on a regular basis, and we are probably the first option to call when you need help. If it is safe to do so, we will come to your aid, assist you however possible, and we will seek to recover our costs in the form of a donation. Better still, you can have the peace of mind that comes with being a Marine Assist Member. It is just like being with the RACQ while driving your vehicle. From just $65 p.a.


for inshore cover and $115 p.a. for offshore cover, you can access our services free of charge, and be towed back to your local ramp, whether it is Tin Can Bay, Carlo Point or Bullock Point (conditions apply). Your membership is not only good insurance if you do have issues on the water, but also helps keep our services available. Most people do not know that our volunteer members have to raise 75% of our operating costs. We do this in addition to donating our time to keep the radio operations room going and crews trained and ready for search and rescue operations. Our primary rescue vessel Cooloola Rescue 3 costs $200 per hour to run, with her 520 horsepower engines using up to 80 litres of diesel an hour. Every 100 hours, we have to bring a Volvo-trained mechanic from

the Sunshine Coast to service the motors. We do this to ensure the vessel is ready and reliable to respond to calls for help. If you would like to join our Marine Assist program, or renew your lapsed membership, please call the base on 5486 4290 and we will send out the forms. Remember, if you find that you never need us to rescue you, the money you have given us will have helped dozens of people in trouble. Be safe on the water, and we’ll see you out there.


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A Little Humour SINGING Paddy goes to the toilet at work but doesn’t return for about 20 minutes. “Where have you been all this time?” asked the boss. “Washing my hands, I forgot the words to Happy Birthday so sang Bohemian Rhapsody twice,” he replied SUGAR I went to see the dentist today. While he was looking at my teeth he said, “It looks like you’ve been eating too much sugar.” I don’t mind him saying I’m fat but if he calls me sugar again, I’ll thump him. PARKING I parked my car in a space at the hospital and the attendant said to me, “You can’t park there mate, it’s for Badge Holders only”. I replied, “Yes I know, a bad shoulder is what I’m here for”..... ADAM & EVE A little girl asked her mother, “Mummy, where did people come from?” The mother answered delicately, “God made Adam and Eve and then they had children and from them all of mankind was made.” The little girl then went and asked her father the same question. The father answered, “Many years ago there were monkeys and the human race evolved from them.” The confused girl returned to her mother and said, “Mum, how come you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?” The mother answered, “Well dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.”

DRUNK DRIVING 1 An Irishman, who had a little too much to drink, is driving home from the city one night and, of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road. A cop pulls him over. “So,” says the cop to the driver, where have ya been?” “Why, I’ve been to the pub of course,” slurs the drunk. “Well,” says the cop, “it looks like you’ve had quite a few to drink this evening.” “I did all right,” the drunk says with a smile. “Did you know,” says the cop, standing straight and folding his arms across his chest, that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?” “Oh, thank heavens,” sighs the drunk. “For a minute there, I thought I’d gone deaf.” DRUNK DRIVING 2 A surgeon from outback Queensland is apprehended by police for driving his Rolls Royce in an erratic manner. “Now, sir, would you blow into this breathalyser.” “No, I cannot.” “Why?” “Because I have emphysema.” “Well, sir, you must submit to a blood test.” “Sorry, that’s not possible.” “Why?” “Because I’m a haemophiliac.” “Well, you must get out of your car and walk along a straight line.” “No.” “Why?” “Because I’m drunk!” 2015 Can we all agree that in 2015 not a single person got the answer correct to

ALL INSURANCE REPAIRS 2 LOCATIONS TIN CAN BAY: 5486 4004 SCULLETT DRIVE MARYBOROUGH: 4121 6377 GYMPIE RD, TINANA 30 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – August 2020

“where do you see yourself in five years from now.” NUMBER TWOs I like leaving the toilet door open when I do a number two, just to keep the place ventilated. The other passengers on the train always hate me for it though. TV A little boy persuades his dad to let him have a TV in his bedroom. After a few days he asks his dad what is love juice. His dad is shocked but decided to explain all about sex and all things that can be involved in the process of doing the act and the little boy cannot believe what his dad is telling him. Then his dad says. “What were you watching on your TV by the way?” He replies, “Wimbledon.” BREAKFAST Scott Morrison and Donald Trump were having breakfast at Kirribilli this morning. The attractive waitress asked Mr Morrison what he would like, and he replied, “I’d like a bowl of porridge and some fruit this morning thank you.” “And what can I get for you, Mr President?” Donald Trump looked up from his menu and replied with his trademark wink and with a slight grin, “Can I get a quickie this morning?” “Why, Mr President!” the waitress exclaimed, “How rude! And I thought you were a married man!” and she stormed out. Mr Morrison then leant over to Trump and whispered…. “It’s pronounced ‘quiche’ mate.”

LAST WORDS A priest has been called urgently to the house of one of his flock. It seems Murphy is dead. As he rushes through the door, he sees Mrs Murphy. “Mrs Murphy, I’m sorry I couldn’t get here quicker. Please, I must know, what were your husband’s last words. It’s very important. Mrs Murphy ponders the question for a minute and says, “Oh yes Father, I remember, I think he said, “For God’s sake Mary, put that gun down!” NICK Me: Is this birdcage made out of nickel? Pet Store: Aluminium I think. Me: So there’s no nickel in this cage? Pet Store: Don’t you dare! Me: It’s a nickelless cage Pet Store: Get out! CENTRELINE Paddy and Mick walk into Centrelink looking for work. “Oh look, it’s a pity Seamus wasn’t with us.” “And why would that be?” asks Mick. “Well, there’s a vacancy here for tree fellers and we could have gone for it.” BEEER A Scotsman, an Englishman and an Australian were in a bar and had just started on a new round of drinks when a fly landed in each glass of beer. The Englishman took his out on the blade of his Swiss Army knife. The Australian blew his away in a cloud of froth. The Scotsman lifted his one up carefully by the wings and held it above his glass. “Go on, spit it oot, ye wee devil” he growled.

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Rainbow Beach Rustproofing and Mechanical Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre 5486 3228

Rainbow Beach Service Centre and Towing Rainbow Beach

5486 8555

Op Shop Vinnies

Rainbow Beach

5482 2737

5486 3227

Tours and attractions Rainbow Beach Horserides Rainbow Beach

0412 174 337

Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf Rainbow Beach

0435 934 087

Surf and Sand Safaris

Rainbow Beach

5486 3131

Wolf Rock Dive

Rainbow Beach

5486 8004

EMERGENCY - AMBULANCE / POLICE / FIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . 000

City Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coastguard Tin Cay Bay - VMR 417 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Centre Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooloola Coast Medical Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HOSPITAL Gympie Hospital & Community Health . . . . . . . . . . . . 5489 8690

ENERGEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 62 62 EPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 130 372 FIRE & RESCUE - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3169 Tin Can Bay Fire Warden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0409 828 414 Rural Fires Goomboorian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0417 793 286

Safety Supplies


Hall For Hire

Looney’s Labour

5486 3043

Rainbow Beach Safety Supplies

Rainbow Beach Community Centre

Real Estate

Restaurants and Cafés

Rural Fires Neerdie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0400 865 132 QPWS Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 9900 QPWS Tewantin (7 days) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5449 7792 Gympie Regional Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 307 800

Doctor - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5313 3277 Doctor - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3078 Doctor - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4600

Pubs and Clubs

Tin Can Bay Country Club

Rainbow Beach

SES Flood/Storm Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 500 SES - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3314 SES - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4604 5486 2304 5486 4290 5486 3355 5486 2488

0458 259 418

5486 3249

Kennels and Catteries


Rainbow Beach


Rainbow Beach


Caravan Repairs and Hire

0402 240 448

Rainbow Beach Surf Club


Caravan Parks

Cooloola Coast

5486 3191

Graphic Design

Cabinet Makers

Garry Thompson

Rainbow Beach Sports Club Rainbow Beach

Glass and Aluminium

Hall Homes

Cooloola Coast Cabinets

0448 955 768


Rainbow Beach Fishing & Camping

Ed’s Beach Bakery

Cooloola Coast

Fishing Charters Keely Rose Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Auto Electrics


Jeff Hogues Plumbing

Smiley Mick Electrical

0439 780 903

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (Please phone to make appt ) DEACON, Arthur (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 624 208 FISHER, Peter (Cooloola Cove) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0407 95 4678 GETT, Kelvin (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3538 MISSEN, John Joseph (Rainbow Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 8153 Library - Tin Can Bay Wed, Frid 9am - 12.30am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4355 Library - Rainbow Beach Thurs, 9.30am - 12.30pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3705

Local Disaster Management CCCLDMSG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 4483, 0439 862 264 Cooloola Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5488 0436, 0459 26 374 Wallu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 685 338 Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0427 863 007 Pharmacy - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 3070 Police - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 8765 Police - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 2426 Police - non urgent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 444 POISONS Information Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 11 26 School - Rainbow Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5486 9333 School - Tin Can Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5488 1222 Tin Can Bay Community Church Op Shop . . . . . . . . . . 5486 2055 Llew O’Brien (Federal Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4121 2936 Tony Perrett MLA (State Member) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5329 5100 August 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 31


Auto Are you ableElectrics to make up a double business card using these elements please for the trades and services?VISIT OUR FULLY I think it's the same as an 1/8V? STOCKED WORKSHOP Same as sub-cooled.


7 KAROONDA RD RAINBOW BEACH The main thing is the name RAINBOW




0499 144 678





Ÿ Wall cleaning &



building maintenance Window Cleaning Roof & gu er cleaning and maintenance Pruning tall trees Pain ng Pressure cleaning

PHONE DAVE: 0418 820 892 TM




Rainbow Beach QLD ABN: 69203031883

Cabinet Making




& R E F R I G E R AT I O N


• • • • • •


Bob the Builder Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

Extensions Home Improvements Decks Patios General Household Maintenance

0436 338 631 If you have the idea... we have the know how!

Ph Greg: 0436 338 631 E: ABN: 12541924379, ARCtick: L152481, Restr Elec Cont: 154267, *t's and c's apply

0417 728 510

Reach all the locals on the Cooloola Coast Advertise in the Trades and Services Pages from $60.00 a month.

To find out more, phone: 5486 3561 32 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – August 2020





07 5486 3355 32 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach Road

Sporting photos



Send in a photo of your sporting star (any sport) to:




Jeff Hogues Plumbing Service jeff@jef

QBCC Licence No. – 1162933

Drain Cleaning Gas Installation Gas Maintenance Back low Servicing Back low Installation Ÿ Thermostatic Mixing Valves Ÿ Treatment Plant Maintenance Ÿ General Plumbing and Drainage

Local Contractor Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ


Driveways Patios Shed slabs Pathways Pool surrounds Rendering

Plain Exposed Decorative When quality matters

Servicing: Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove

Call Mick on 0407 228 044 Handyman



Can you recreate this exactly how it is but Boarding make it a Pet double business card vertical please?

Hi Lee,

Rainbow Beach Please see the attached info for the business WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY card size ad. Or is there a size a little bigger that would work well for the ad? Gas


Nothing needs to be changed. Everything is to Photography remain the same. Can you please put the ad under the subtitle " ? Kind regards

Phone: 0439 780 903 Website:

Rumbalara Avenue Rainbow Beach QLD 4581

0458 259 418

QBCC 78058


Safety Supplies

Your online wholesaler for PPE & rst aid kits Safety Supplies

RainbowFree delivery

to your front door

Rainbow Beach local


Reach all the locals on the Cooloola Coast advertise in the Trades and Services Pages from $60.00 a month. To find out more, phone: 5486 3561 August 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 33


Last time it ran was Dece




Tyre & Mechanical Service


Cosgroves Solicitor in Attendance Wednesdays 10:00am – 1:00pm Conference Room, Rainbow Sands Resort

Paul Cosgrove B.COM., B.ECON., LL.B., B.C.L.

EMAIL TELEPHONE (07) 3371 9199 MOBILE (24 HRS) 0418 729 474 P.O. Box 1225 TOOWONG Q. 4066


Trail Festival, 6.30am start, Fred Rogers Park, Ph: 0447 711 232


Gardiner Fisheries ‘Whiting Championship’ launches, Drew: 0404 853232


Bingo, RB Sports Club, 9.30 for 10am Ph: 5486 3191

3 ,10 ,17 ,24 Macrame workshop, Men’s Shed TCB, 9-12, $5 plus $2 m/tea; Carole: 0437 880 438 4, 11, 18, 25 Chess Group, Men’s Shed TCB, $2 m/tea, 12 - 3pm Ph: Bryan 0420 299 651

If you have an event or date you would like to add please email


QCWA 98th birthday, Scone Day, Norman Point, TCB 10am, President: 0412 547 043


Streetscape survey closes,


Markets, TCB, Ph: 0418 711 897


Beer Brewing, Men’s Shed TCB, 1-4 pm, Pat: 0400 949 509


Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease, FREE, Men’s Shed TCB, 1-3pm, Ph: Joy 0455 629 232


Vietnam Veterans Day Service, 11am, Rainbow Beach Cenotaph


Ambulance AGM, 3.30pm, Tin Can Bay Ambulance Station, Secretary: 5486 3161


Markets RB,


Steamzone, Virtual Science Festival, 9am FREE,


Disaster Management Meeting, CC Vets Comm Hall Terry Steele: 0439 862 264


Wellness Expo Rainbow Beach, 9am-4pm, Community Hall,

4, 11, 18, 25 Quilting, TCB Community Centre, 9am, Annabell: 0412 491 830 5, 12, 19, 26 Table Tennis, 9am every Wednesday, RB Hall, 5

Business Bites Workshop, Growing your Business, RB Hall, 5-6.30, Ph: 1300 249 48276


Dragonboat training, Thursday and Sunday, Sandy: 0402 352 746

6, 13, 20, 27 Tennis, every Thursday 8am, RB courts, $3 8/9 Rainbow Beach Triathlon, 3.30pm Saturday, 7.30am Sunday, Phil: 0411 704 031 10

TCB Fishing Club meeting, 4pm, clubhouse, Secretary: 0437 242 171.


Probus meeting, 2pm, Sandcastle motel, Katrina: 0407 637 69

34 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – August 2020

The TCB and RB markets are back! The coastguard at the TCB Markets Dianne Reid, Dianne Pryor and Stuart Pryor


Locally owned, Locallyoperated owned, locally locally operated and exclusive to andRainbow! exclusive to Rainbow! August 2020 – Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News – 35

Thanks for the support! OPENING HOURS 6AM - 8PM 7 DAYS

Save Time Shop Local

Find your local store at

Rainbow Beach

Hello and welcome to another edi on of your local IGA monthly rant. What another spectacular month it has been. With the ‘second wave’ now in full swing it is only now that I believe the borders should be closed. This is not due to the fact of catching the virus, but to be allowed outside without ‘big brother’ telling us what to do. You know we live in a truly wonderful place when winter is twenty degrees with blue skies, flat oceans, pris ne beaches and apparently a guy called Thor holidays here? Where else would Creek to Coast want to film an episode for the TV? Between them and Thor, you could not pay for this type of adver sement. This emphasises how great Rainbow Beach really is and it is only going to grow.

I am a bit of a blood sports fan as well so I can’t wait to see Mike Tyson's fight, even if it's only a charity event. I think all the other heavy weights would be scared s ll, taking on a 53-year-old. As they say, age and experience over youth and exuberance. One last thing. I would like to thank all the locals who have supported not only us, but the whole community in these challenging mes. It is periods like this, that a small community can unite together and rise above the adversaries that have been brought before us. So the next me you go out, remember who you are suppor ng.

Matt, Bernie, Justin, Liam & our friendly staff at the IGA

Even with the odd day of inclement weather a�er lockdown people s ll can’t get enough of this place. It s ll makes me wonder why camping restric ons have not been eased. It's okay for ten thousand to be in Bunnings and the Queen Street Mall but a few only allowed on the beach? Just ask Mar ne and Rob from ‘The Ice Man Teewah’ if they can get an explana on out of any government department. It would also be good to find out how we are going to pay for all this. At least I will hopefully be re red before they try. I hope the next me I make a mathema cal mistake on my tax return I can blame a bureaucrat from somewhere. I don’t know if I can make a $60 billion one and get away with it though. With the Broncos riding at the wrong end of the ladder it was interes ng to see Nick Poli s of the Roosters selling his share in them. Apparently they have lost over 15 million in value over the last two years (go Siebo go). Maybe he needs that so Sonny Bill is kept under the salary sombrero? With three million spent on a 16-year-old in the ARU I can’t see how they can whinge that they are broke and a whole 12,000 watching the league doesn’t look too financial to me; maybe they need the same department doing the figures as the government (1 + 1 = $130 Billion?).

New member of IGA staff Sarah Spiers with some of the delicious fresh fruit for sale at IGA Rainbow Beach - try them with the melted chocolate pots in the fruit sec on!

A big hello to all our valued customers - both local and visi ng, come and see your friendly staff at your local IGA today

Rainbow Beach: 5486 8700

Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach Shop locally in air condi oned comfort

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For all the local news and stories, as well as all the events that are happening in Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay. August 202...

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For all the local news and stories, as well as all the events that are happening in Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay. August 202...

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