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CLERMONT RAG Community Newsletter Friday February 17, 2017

Isaac celebrates Elmo’s birthday Everyone’s favourite furry read friend from Sesame Street took over Isaac Libraries recently.

Freddie Miller

Noah Miller

Sarah Holmes

Children across the region celebrated Elmo’s 31/2 birthday during special Story Time Sessions. Parents and kids sang songs, played party games and created Elmo themed craft. The special sessions were part of Isaac Libraries’ First 5 Forever program, encouraging stronger language and literacy.

Rylie Murdoch

Casey and Jack Kingston

From Baby Bounce to Rhymetime, Craft and Story Time there are a great range of free sessions to feed their imaginations. For more details on Isaac Libraries children’s programs and events visit, call Council’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227) or visit your local library.

The week also saw the launch of the new children’s Library program for 2017. Isaac... helping to energise the world


Mayor stands by Bill for stronger communities As the war of words rages over the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016, the Mayor of the largest mining region in Queensland stands firm.

Mayor Anne Baker said she will continue to strongly advocate for the Bill, despite BHP’s calls for compensation. “It’s very disappointing at this stage for a multinational company to be scaremongering rather than working together with the Queensland Government, Council and communities to come to an agreement that benefits all. “This is not an all or nothing conversation, BHP is being fatalistic and unrealistic in its assumption the Bill will spell the end of its camp accommodation. “There is a place for FIFO and camps in the mining industry – and there always will be. “We are asking for an end to 100% FIFO work practices and for there to be genuine choice. “There must be rules and regulations that prevent a company having the ability to discriminate against workers for where they live. “If a worker decides they want to relocate to a nearby mining town, regional centre or FIFO from a major city, they should be able to.

Mayor Anne Baker said while Council commends the Queensland Government for its commitment to regulating mining projects, the Bill in its current form can be improved. “Council’s submission, made in December 2016, provides practical and meaningful ways the Bill should be strengthened to get the job done. “Council’s submission on our website highlights 14 key concerns and 16 changes for consideration. “Some of the concerns include the prevention of 100% FIFO only relating to future projects, antidiscrimination applying only to post 2009 projects, nearby communities only defined as 100km away and some projects requiring local residents to live in camps on site during their shift. “Council will continue to engage with the Queensland Government to ensure that the Bill is fit for the job.” For more details on Council’s submission for the Stronger and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 visit or call Council’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

“This Bill is about ensuring that regional communities in Queensland in the vicinity of large resource projects benefit from the operation of those projects.” Isaac... helping to energise the world


Nominate an inspiring woman in Isaac Is there a woman or young woman who makes a difference in your life or your community? Mayor Anne Baker said Council is seeking nominations for the Inspiring Women in Isaac Awards. “These awards are about the women who inspire us, move us and make a positive difference to our lives,” she said. “Our 2017 award categories are Inspiring Woman in Isaac and Inspiring Young Woman in Isaac – with awards presented at events across the region. “It could be someone special in your family, workplace or community. Simply tell us in 150 words or less how they inspire you. “These awards are part of International Women’s Day and Queensland Women’s Week celebrations from March 7 – 13.”

Mayor Baker said this year it’s about being ‘bold and involved’.

“Alana will join our Moranbah, Nebo and Clermont celebrations.”

“It’s about encouraging women and girls to participate, and pursue leadership roles, in their community and workplace.

“Isaac Regional Council is proud to bring Women’s Week and International Women’s Day to our communities.”

“Sometimes this means everyday women who make a real and meaningful difference to people’s lives go unrecognised.”

International Women’s Day, held globally on 8 March each year, is a highlight of Queensland Women’s Week.

“Everyone has a role to play in creating a supportive and inclusive environment where women and girls can succeed.”

For more details on Women’s Week events across Isaac and the Inspiring Women in Isaac Awards’ visit au or call Council’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

Applications open Monday February 13 and close 5pm, Monday, February 27, 2017. “This year we welcome Australian triple Olympic Pole Vaulter Alana Boyd, as our 2017 International Women’s Day Guest Speaker.”

Monash Lodge needs you We need you!! Do you like to make a difference in someones life? Volunteers are needed at Monash Lodge. Age no problem.

Any activities and interests that you can offer will be gladly accepted. Do drop in and have a chat. If you have any questions contact Phyllis Massey, Lorna Faint or contact Bernie Sellwood on 4983 3200.

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School News St Joseph’s School Student of the week:

School Captains for 2017: Jacob Moore and Marli Humphreys

Prep: Daisy Harms for all of your hard work in Maths. Year 1: Riley Taylor for the hard working and positive attitude you display towards your learning. Year 2: Abban Burton for your enthusiasm and willingness to complete every task to the best of your ability.

School House Captains for 2017: Griff Williams and Banjo Walker

Year 3: Bailey Sheehan for the creative and clever actions you thought of when we retold the story of Zacchaeus during our Religion lessons. Year 4: Sophie Jenson for the interesting and well written sentences you created during Daily Five. Year 5/6: Matthew van Zyl for always being courteous towards others and lending a helping hand when needed. Principal’s Award: Thomas Cook for your engagement and responses during our opening Mass. Making Jesus Real Award:

School Leaders for 2017:

Harry Turner for the encouraging and kind words you used to support your friends when playing soccer.

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Religious Notices New Creation Fellowship Clermont

Disclaimer The Clermont Rag is a weekly publication circulated throughout the Isaac Region. The views expressed are not necessarily the views of the Isaac Regional Council or the editor (the “Editor”) or the distributors.

‘Come As You Are’ Service time 10am Sundays Scout Hall, Daintree Street. All are welcome. PS Trevor and Roxanne Cole 4983 3980.

St Mary’s Church February Sunday






Anglican Church Service All Saints’ Clermont February Eucharist with Rev Bob Witten Sunday 19, 26


Wednesday 22


Phone: 4983 3484 For Hire of Anglican Church Hall call 4983 1435.

Uniting Church Cnr Capella and Box Streets Sunday worship

Publishing in Clermont Rag


Holy Communion celebrated each Sunday. Phone 4983 3445 Sonrise Central Queensland Join Us! Sunday Service 9am 58 Capella Street Clermont Regular events: Mainly Music (0-5 years) Mondays 9.15am Drama - Mondays 4.30pm to 6pm Horse Riding Wednesdays 4 to 5.30pm

While every care has been taken in the preparation of The Clermont Rag, the Editor and distributors cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions, whether whole or in part, including those caused by negligence, in this publication. The Editor and distributors do not guarantee, and accept no legal responsibility whatsoever arising from or in connection to the accuracy, reliability, correctness or completeness of any material contained within this publication. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Editor and distributors disclaim all responsibility and all liability for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you might incur arising out of, or in any way related to, the information being inaccurate or incomplete. Owing to space restrictions, the Editor reserves the right to edit long articles. The Clermont Rag does not take positions on any political issue, nor does it endorse any candidate. The publication therefore does not print any advert, article or any submission which can be deemed to contain content of a political nature and reserves the right remove any advert, article or submission prior to publication. Further, any advert, article or submission must be ethical and professional in all dealings and the Editor reserves its unfettered right to confirm or delete listings as required. Advertising in the Rag All paid advertisements must be paid for prior to printing. Unpaid ads will not be printed. Payment is to be made at the Council Office or by contacting 1300 472 227 and speaking with a customer service officer. No accounts will be issued. Colour Advertising Colour advertising in the Rag will be limited. If you require colour advertising then booking in advance is advisable. Please ensure that all items are emailed prior to the closing time of 5pm Monday in word or as a pdf or jpeg file. Email your Clermont Rag items to Please note: a Privacy Form is required to be completed before any item can be published in the Clermont Rag.

CLAW Youth - Fridays 7pm to 9pm We are an ACC church. Everyone welcome. Phone: Ps Allan Kelly 0417 095 918 Church Office 4983 2926 - Monday and Tuesday Isaac... helping to energise the world

Jason & Helena’s Fruit N Veg The Fruit N Veg truck will be running every Tuesday. Clermont: Opposite Elders 7:30am – 1:30pm (pending heat). Capella: Opposite Café/Newsagency 8:30am – 12:30pm (pending heat) - Every Wednesday Orders can be made via Facebook/ Phone inc text msg and picked up. Country Orders Welcome

Please contact if you need your order delivered

We would love your support so this Local Business can continue and we can bring Fresh Fruit N Veg into the community.

Ph: 0427 801 187


50/47 MacDonald Flat Rd – $130,000 TWO STOREY STYLISH EXECUTIVE APARTMENT! IDEAL FOR ANY FIRST HOME BUYER, A FAMILY LOOKING TO UPGRADE, OR A SAVVY INVESTOR! This classy property has it all….. Featuring: • 4 generous bedrooms with built-ins • Modern open plan lounge/dining/kitchen • 2.5 bathrooms • Large living area with tiled floors • Internal laundry with linen cupboards • Rear fenced courtyard with undercover entertaining area • Shared pool & BBQ facility • Ideally located close to shops & schools BE QUICK -CONTACT LJ HOOKER ON 49 831 011 TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION!

4983 1011

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“Salon in Main” – popular hairdressing salon – what a great opportunity!

82 Melrose Drive – 4.7 acres

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Lot 18 Melrose Drive – 5.9 acres

Lot 20 Melrose Drive – 4.7 acres

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2 Daintree Street

$330 per week 5 34 Collins Street


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26 Monash Street

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Clermont Sports Centre Small group training and general session timetable January 1 to February 28 Jupiter Street Clermont 07 4983 1422 All small group training included in gym membership or $16.50 casual. Monday Revolutions Spin (V) 60mins 9.30am



TRX Suspension Training

A class for everyone! For ages 5 and up to 90 or more. You will learn breathing exercises and positions that can help improve arthritic symptoms, insomnia, blood pressure, mood and aid with relaxation and flexibility.

Every Suspension training exercise builds true functional strength and improves flexibility, balance and core stability all at once, as is required on the playing fields of sport and in life. Intermediate sessions are higher intensity workouts as basics should be well ingrained in participants.

Yoga 6pm

Rip Group Rx

Boot 6pm

A high intensity strength conditioning class using barbell and light weights. 45-1 hour in duration. Bring towel and water bottle! $16.50 casual/free for members.

TRX 7pm Tuesday Ladies Indoor Volleyball 9.30am Rip Express 5.45pm

Rip Express is a 45min major muscle group workout.

Revolution Express 30mins 6.30pm

THUMP boxing for fitness


Boot 7pm

1 hour free for members. Beginners L1 run Wednesday nights 6pm. A pair of inners to be worn under gloves can be purchased for $5.00 before class. Boxing equipment provided for both classes. $16.50 per class, free for gym members.


Indoor Volleyball Fixtures

Mixed Indoor Volleyball 6.30pm and 7.30pm

Season 1 runs Thursday nights throughout Term 1 and 2 start times 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

TRX Flex 5pm

TRX Flex 30mins 6.15am Rip 9am Yoga 6pm Beginners Thump Boxing 6pm

Friday Boot 9.15am Yoga 10am Saturday TRX 9.15am Sunday Gym 5pm to 7pm

Tuesday Ladies Volleyball Fixtures Season 1 runs January to June. New players welcome. Nominations now open, game start times 9.30am. Mixed Beach Volleyball Fixtures Season to run January to June. Nominations now open for 6.30pm timeslot and possibly 7.30pm timeslot.

There are many benefits of Yoga, this class is suitable for pregnant women, screening will be conducted prior to participation. BOOKINGS FOR YOGA ARE ESSENTIAL. $16.50 for casuals. $6.60 for children up to 14 years. Power Yoga is not suitable for children under 10 years of age. SPIN/Revolution Great music and a fantastic calorie burning hour of indoor cycling. You’ll learn correct technique for improved performance and have fun cycling. Bookings essential. Revolution Express is a half hour session being added to the program in November all indoor cycling classes are moderate to high intensity classes. BOOT 45 to 60 minute fusion of cardio, strength, balance and flexibility. Benefits include improved heart lung function, improved posture and increased flexibility. 3 levels of intensity to suit all fitness levels.

7 Jupiter St Clermont, 07 4983 1422

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Madabout Fitness


Monthly timetable January

Gut and Butt Blast

All classes and open gym are $15.00

Is a target class that focuses on strengthening and toning the nine core divisions of the abdominal plane. While simultaneously blasting the three muscles of the buttocks, hamstrings and quadriceps.

41 James Road, Clermont Madonna 0448 007 263 Monday 9.30am

Gut and Butt Blast


Gut and Butt Blast

Tuesday 5.45pm HIIT Wednesday 9.30am

Circuit training


Lets Lift

It targets strength building and muscular endurance.

This will increase fat metabolism at rest and help slim and tone those problematic areas. Although not targeted, general whole body conditioning applies and while challenging, is more than suitable for any fitness level.


Open gym

5.45pm Metafit

This is your opportunity to use the Gym facilities, there will be a basic weights program and WOD on offer for your utilisation, or you could just be creative and do your own training.

Saturday 6.30am – 9pm Open gym Sunday 6.30am – 7.30pm Open gym Open gym is only available to Madabout Fitness clientele.

Circuit training This is a form of body conditioning or resistance training using highintensity/low-intensity aerobic energy.

An exercise ‘circuit’ is one completion of all prescribed exercises in the program. It is highly enjoyable and recommended to all levels of fitness. Metafit This is a 30mins bodyweight training system that gets results! It is a functional and effective, metabolic workout that will change the way you train. Created by a former Royal Marine Commando, Metafit combines the latest HIIT techniques with traditional ‘old school’ bodyweight exercises to set the metabolism on fire! Lets lift This program has been designed to target the eight large muscle groups in a 45mins whole body workout. This is achieved through the use of Barbell and Dumbbell weights. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.

Clermont Rifle Association Just a reminder that we have a new scoped and peep sight club rifle available to new and interested shooters. Full training and coaching from fully qualified range officers if required.

For any enquiries please contact Jan Thornhill on 0408 980 939 or Noel (Bear) Byrne on 0419 791 751 or email

Clermont Junior Soccer We are holding our sign-on day Friday February 24 between 5pm to 7pm at the Soccer Grounds on Rubyvale Road.

For further information contact Nell on 0437 722 176 or Caleb on 0438 132 360.

Clermont Golf News Ist monthly medal was played last weekend. Results: Winner J Wood, runner up B Rieck.

Medal winners A Grade J Wood, B Grade E Connor, C Grade P Bleakley. Approach and pin shots: B Rieck, R Beale, Steve Stopbhard and S Miller.

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On the Shelf

fiction book and write their name and phone number on an entry form. New Arrivals Planning a road trip soon and need something to listen to? Come in and check out the recent arrivals in adult fiction audiobooks on CD. Titles include the following: • The Good People by Hannah Kent Celebrating Library Lovers month Finding there is nothing but ‘reality’ shows on TV…don’t want to watch ‘Married at First Sight’? The library can offer ‘alternative reality’ entertainment….Read at First Sight! Just come in and borrow the first book you see. Isaac Libraries are celebrating Library Lovers Month during February and have encouraged patrons to have a blind date with a book. A box of chocolates will be given to one lucky adult patron each week during Library Lovers Month. To enter the draw, patrons just need to borrow one adult fiction or non-

Love You Dead by Peter James

Hidden Killers by Lynda LaPlante

The Silent Inheritance by Joy Dettman

Thicker than Water by Anthea Fraser

‘One Million Stars’ A huge thank you to the Clermont community for its participation in the ‘One Million Stars to End Violence’ star weaving project. Isaac Libraries are well on the way to reaching its goal of making 10,000 stars for the ‘One Million Stars’ project. We have a star weaving station set up for people to drop in anytime during opening hours to weave a star from ribbon. If you want to escape the heat, come to the Clermont Library to enjoy the air-conditioning and make a few stars. Gather a few friends and make a morning or afternoon of it. Library program/event bookings

Welcome new residents We look forward to meeting new residents so please drop in to the Clermont Library to enquire about library membership and discover that there is more to a library than borrowing books! If you have young children who are not schoolage, please come along to the children’s sessions and meet other parents and young children and have fun too!

Bookings are essential for weekly children’s sessions. Call the Library on 4846 3746. Parents please note: Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times when visiting the library, including during organised programs. Until next time, see you at the Library. Sue and Laura

Children love Baby Bounce, Storytime, Craft and Rhymetime The Clermont Library runs several weekly children’s sessions. They are a good way to connect with other parents with young children.

Baby Bounce is a chance for parents to interact with their child through movement, music and song.

Rhymetime and Craft is held from 9.30am to 10am every Tuesday for children up to five years old, where they can sing and dance to nursery rhyme songs.

Storytime and Craft time for the littlies is held at the Clermont Library every Friday from 9.30am to 10.30am and caters for children up to Prep age.

Baby Bounce is held on Thursday from 9.30am to 10am and is aimed at children aged up to two years.

Bookings are essential please phone 4983 4746 or email Isaac... helping to energise the world

Major Grant Applications - Round 4 ISAAC COMMUNITY GRANTS

Round 4 Closes - 15 April 2017 Are you planning a community event, activity or project for July - September 2017? Not-for-profit community groups can apply for funds via the Isaac Community Grants program that benefits our local Isaac communities. Round 4 of our Major Grant applications closes 15 April 2017. To find out more, visit to view the Guidelines and download an application form.

Major Grants Assessment Rounds Event/Project/Activity Date

Grant Round

Applications Close

Assessment Date

October - December 2016

Round 1

15 July 2016

25 August 2016

January - March 2017

Round 2

15 October 2016

24 November 2016

April - June 2017

Round 3

15 January 2017

28 February 2017

July - September 2017

Round 4

15 April 2017

23 May 2017

Major Grants Applications are for amounts between $1,001 - $5,000. For more information: Phone: 1300 ISAACS (472 227) Email: Website:


Public Notices Temporary closure – Clermont Pool Isaac Regional Council advises the community of the following temporary closure to Clermont Pool:

Monday February 20 7am to 3.30pm This temporary closure is due to a school swimming carnival being held. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Clermont Historical Centre closed for conservation works Isaac Regional Council advises residents and visitors the Clermont Historical Centre will close for planned conservation works from:

Continued restoration of Masonic Lodge including sanding and sealing of floors.

Progression of the digitisation of paper based collections.


Working to improve disabled access to the centre.

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Planning for the 2017 Community Open Day and 2018 exhibition theme.

Saturday December 24, 2016

During the closure museum staff will work to preserve Clermont’s historical items to ensure their longevity. Projects include: •

Restoration of the original Aveling Porter Steam Traction Engine that moved Clermont during the 1916 Flood.

The centre will reopen to visitors from Wednesday March 1, 2017. When the centre reopens the ‘Flood of Memories’ Exhibition will be on display until December 2017. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the closure and thanks the community in advance for their patience.

Skate park shade structure works, Clermont Isaac Regional Council advises Clermont residents and skate park users of construction to install a new shade structure. Weather permitting, construction will occur: Monday January 23 – Monday 20 February During this time the skate park will be closed for public use. GARY STEVENSON PSM Chief Executive Officer

Clermont State High School P & C Association AGM will be held Monday February 20 at 6pm in the School Library. Isaac... helping to energise the world






04 Clermont Markets 15 Clermont Cattle Sale

03 Clermont Markets 14 Clermont Cattle Sale



01 Clermont Markets 11 Clermont Cattle Sale 28, 29, 30 BA Bush Sports - campdraft, rodeo & gymkhana

01 Clermont Markets 12 Clermont Cattle Sale 28 Hopgood Charolais Bull Sale

05 Burenda Angus/ Brangus Bull Sale 07 Clermont Markets 11 Clermont Cattle Sale 25 Clermont Beef Expo/Billa Park Simmental Bull Sale



AUGUST 05 Clermont Markets 09 Clermont Cattle Sale

15 Clermont Cattle Sale



06 Clermont Markets 10 Clermont Cattle Sale 30 Clermont Show Sale

Clermont Markets


02 Clermont Markets 13 Clermont Cattle Sale TBA Clermont Beef Bull Sale

Clermont Markets

06 Clermont Cattle Sale

Meeting Notices Clermont Forum meet the 1st Thursday of each month from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at The Grand Function Room. Dates for meetings as follows: March 2,

Clermont Motoring Club are holding their AGM tonight Friday February 17 at 6.30pm in the Leo Hotel Motel dining room. All welcome.

April 6, May 4, June 1 and July 6.

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39 Beatty Street – $159,000

NEAT AS A PIN AND READY TO MOVE IN!! Secure your very own property and keep your mortgage low and manageable with this tidy, well-priced home!  3 bedrooms all with built-ins  Semi open-plan lounge, dining & kitchen area  Bathroom containing shower over bath, vanity & linen cupboard  Internal laundry  Front undercover verandah  Carport attached to house  Extra double carport  Garden shed and water tank  Well maintained, fresh and airy  Located on a large 1004m² freehold corner block close to schools and services CONTACT LJ HOOKER ON 49 831 011 TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION TODAY! You won’t be disappointed…..


Next Clermont Cattle Sale: Wednesday 15th March 2017 10 Rimfire Court

Lot 7 Industrial Road

10 Monash Court

1,241sqm2 Freehold Industrial Block, 2 x 40ft shipping containers/Igloo shed materials/M & F Amenities $160,000+GST Lot 8-9 Industrial Road $350p/w



4 $280 p/w

7 Rimfire Court




21A Lime Street

2,491sqm2 Freehold Industrial Block, Bitumen road frontage/2.8km GPO/ Road train access/vacant/versatile $225,000+GST 43 Sirius Street Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom home/timber look kitchen/ enclosed underneath/pool/shed/fully fenced

! Partly Furnished ! $300 p/w



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OFFICE: 07 4983 1555





SALES: 0417 082 448

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