The Hills Echo Community Newspaper - March issue

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GIVE GUIDES A GO! The Ferny Hills Girl Guides Come and Try Day was a huge success even with a change in venue due to the weather. Read the full story on Page 3 Teah, Elise, Grace, Georgia, Genevieve from the Ferny Hills Girls Guides We are their preferred provider

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Come and Try Day and Huge Success

Participants enjoying craft at the Ferny Hills Girl Guides Come and Try Day


Last Sunday of the month at Ferny Grove Sports Club. Tramway Street, Ferny Grove 4054 QLD. PRODUCED BY SC Entertainments and presented by Radio YYY your local community FM Station. Go to For full details and complete the registration to secure your spot for Sunday the 25th March 2018 call 1300097688

Our Come and Try Day was a huge success even though we changed venues to Samford Community Centre due to the weather. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the day - we enjoyed sharing Guiding with you.

Guides from Ferny Hills and other districts in our Region enjoyed showing Guiding to those who joined us for the day. The faceprinting and climbing wall was popular. Even our cooking of ‘S'more’ and decorating biscuits were well attended. There are a few people we need to thank who helped make our day a success: GVK Lions who ran our Sausage Sizzle; Martin from WWS who brought a drone; Base Zero with their climbing wall; our very own Trefoil Guild ladies for coming and decorating biscuits; and the wonderful Guides and Leaders in our Region. A huge thank you goes to Moreton Bay Regional Council who provided a grant to run our Come and Try Day. If you would like more information on Guiding in your area, please see Guides Qld website. Guiding is for girls and women from 5 - 105 years; as youth; leaders; support group; Trefoil Guild.

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Flood-resilient bridge for Draper

MBRC Cr Matt Constance and Peter Dutton MP Federal Member for Dickson with members of the Draper community opening the new bridge

Moreton Bay Regional Council has completed construction on the $5 million Bunya Road bridge project at Draper. The new 80m long and 10m-wide, two-lane structure replaces the previous one-way, low-level bridge and has been built at a higher level to minimise the impact of floodwaters. As part of the project almost half-a-kilometre of new roads have been built. The old crossing will be transformed into a pathway and will include new box culverts for native fish to navigate waters. Fauna crossing infrastructure has also been installed underneath the bridge to provide safe passage for animals moving within the local environment. This new bridge will provide a more accessible and floodresilient emergency route for motorists, residents and emergency services when severe weather hits.

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This year they are continuing to celebrate ‘A Queensland for All Ages' and encourage people to get involved by hosting or attending events. Subsidy applications are open for eligible not-for-profit, charitable and community organisations, schools, local government, and libraries to apply for up to $1,000 to support events hosted during Queensland Seniors Week. Get in quick as subsidy applications close 31 March 2018. To apply visit



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Community Grants Opportunity

Local not-for-profit and community groups can apply for grants up to $1,000 through Stockland’s annual CARE Grants program.

This year, Stockland, a retail developer, will award more than $300,000 to organisations across the country to support local community-building initiatives. Stockland’s CARE Grants program offers micro-funding to local groups, clubs and programs who support health, leisure, recreation, employment, education, social engagement and skills development initiatives. Moreton Bay region organisations are encouraged to apply for a CARE Grant from Stockland’s Farrington Grove Retirement Estate in Ferny Hills via the online application form at www. Since 2014, the Stockland CARE Grants program has distributed nearly $1 million in funding to more than 800 local community groups across the country. Stockland’s CARE Grants program is currently accepting entries until 5pm on Friday, 23 March 2018. Winners will be selected based on a range of criteria relating to Stockland’s key community and environmental focus areas. The grant recipients will be announced from week commencing 11 June 2018. For more information on the Stockland CARE Grants program, please visit


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Arana Touch Football Update

The first of our 2018 Junior Touch Competitions are now underway. Thirty-four teams of boys and girls from under 8 to under 16 are playing fixtures every week at the Grovely Sports Fields at Hanran St, commencing at 4.15pm.

The Grand Finals for this season will be held on Wednesday 28th March before Easter. March will also see Arana Touch commence preparation for the Queensland Junior State Cup played in Hervey Bay from the 12th to 14th July. This year we are hoping to take eight teams in all divisions except under 18’s. Trials were held at Hanran St 4th March and again on the 22nd April all players are welcome. During the past month Arana Touch was fortunate to receive funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. This money will go towards improving our infrastructure and equipment at the Association. March also sees the District trials for Met North Schools sports for teams to be selected in the 13-15 age groups and 16-18 age group for Boys and Girls. All District trial dates are on the Arana Touch website. The Met North selection trials will be held at Hanran St on 27th March. Met North teams will play in the State Championships in Rockhampton and Townsville later in the year. For more information about the Arana Touch Club visit www. visit their Facebook page or call 0414 623 015

Arana Netball Teams Selected

Arana Netball Club has entered ten teams in the winter netball competition at Downey Park.

Teams range from two non-competitive teams (10 years and under, playing with modified rules as they learn more about the game) to two Opens. Despite a slow start to registrations, with all on-line this year, numbers gradually picked up and attendances at trials in February were great. A big thank you is extended to players, families and selectors for making possible the smooth running of these trials. Teams subsequently named should be a good balance of players for the coming season. With coaches appointed, teams have started training and have a good number of weeks to practise and gel, as Downey Park fixtures do not start until 21st April. Anyone still wanting to play netball competitively this year should contact the Registrar, Janice, on 0407 625 399, or the President, Jenna, on 0404 132 007. It is not too late: there are still opportunities for players to join in quite a few age groups. Monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, at the Community Centre, Dawson Parade, Arana Hills, commencing at 7.30pm. All interested parties are invited and urged to attend, with parents, senior players and team managers, especially encouraged to come. The next meeting is scheduled for the 19th March. For further information visit www.arananetballclub. and follow the Club’s Facebook page or email



A Streetscape of Highbury By Mosaic

Mosaic Property Group is creating a new urban utopia in Upper Kedron and feel privileged to be joining the suburb they describe as ‘one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets’.

Highbury by Mosaic, a collection of 26 exclusive homes set in a green pocket at the foot of the picturesque D’aguilar Range, is joining the portfolio of boutique residential projects that the Brisbane-based developer is known for throughout south-east Queensland. Highbury is a primary focus for Mosaic’s community engagement team, who worked closely with the local council to reach a sensitive outcome in line with the community’s vision. ‘We believe a community focused approach that is proactive, transparent and authentic is essential to our continued relationship with the community, and best outcomes can only Page 6 - March 2018, The Hills Echo

be achieved through a shared vision,’ said Brook Monahan, the Managing Director of Mosaic. Mosaic understood the need to be conscious of the neighbourhood plan and community concerns surrounding lot size and product quality. Therefore, Highbury offers a diverse mix of contemporary homes that showcase latest design trends on generous lots ranging from 450sqm to 2700sqm. ‘We listened to concerns regarding density and connectivity and significantly reduced our number of dwellings on our application and added a public walkway through to the park,’ said Brook Monahan. ‘Our main objective moving forward into construction is to ensure residents are informed of what’s occurring in their neighbourhood and have access to information explaining what’s happening during the entire process via our website and Facebook.’ Furthermore, Mosaic is contributing $350,000 towards infrastructure charges that will improve roads, parks and more, and a further $350,000 to restoring the waterway corridor at the back of the site. ‘We also participated in the Upper Kedron Community Tree Planting. It’s what a good neighbour would do, and we believe it’s our duty to act as a good neighbour,’ said Brook Monahan. At just 12km from Brisbane’s CBD, Highbury allows residents to be close to never to be built-out bushland that will overlook a protected, green and tranquil wildlife enclave. The fully turn-key homes range in price from $676,500 to $819,000 and include high quality finishes such as 900mm kitchen appliances and stone benchtops as standard. Construction began end of January 2018. For more information, please call 1300 336 989 or visit www.

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Ferny Grove Celebrates Junior Leaders

On Monday 26 February 2018, Ferny Grove State High School held their Junior Leaders Badge Ceremony. Junior Leaders were presented with their badges in the presence of students, teachers, family and special guest Councillor Steven Toomey. Following the presentation all leaders recited the Oath of Office. Congratulations to Ferny’s 2018 Junior Leaders. They are listed below:-

Junior School Captains: Poppy Buckland and Jack Jones , Junior Ferny Grove State High School Junior School Leaders with Cr Steven Toomey Vice-captains:James Bruce & Meggenn Birch, Junior SRC: Cassidy Ratcliff (President), Mi Pretorium, Haile Uittenbogaard, Zachary Warman, Junior Sport Captains:Zanden Jeh & Tarney Morrison, Junior House Captains:Henry Brumler & Stacie Gray (Itchika), Ella Hitchcock & Hayley Kiely (Kara Kara), Sarah Moller (Ourapilla), Alex Gould & Lucy White (Woorkarin), Instrumental Music: Xander Barry-Smith, Arts:Rachel Beattie, Events Committee:Maryann Bowles Burke, Jonathan Saultry, German:Jasmine Cherry, Amcke Murphy, Laura Murry, Indonesian: Casey Donohue, Isabella Steffen-Thomas, IT/Business: Anoop Gill, Maths: Christopher Hamilton, Lachlan Rehder, Science: Thomas Johnston, Hallie Naumann, Drama: Roland Van Rooyen

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Student Enrolments are now open for 2019. Lodge an Expression of Interest Form now!

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Intersection Upgrade to commence in 2019

Construction is due to commence on Stage One of the Stafford Road/ South Pine Road upgrade in 2019.

Stage one will deliver a four-lane Everton Park Link Road between South Pine Road, north of Kedron Brook, and Stafford Road east of Mountridge Street. ‘By redirecting traffic movements away from the South Pine and Stafford Road intersection, we will significantly reduce pressure on the intersection and improve travel times,’ said Tim Mander, State Member for Everton. The works will take place away from operating roads, preventing traffic and amenity impacts during construction.


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Learn to Play Ukulele 11am - 12.30pm Ukulele virtuoso Trisha Scott teaches the basics of the ukulele in this one hour hands-on workshop that will leave you with the skills to play a simple song. Suitable for the complete beginner, or those with a little knowledge. Bring your own ukulele, or use one of ours. Numbers strictly limited.

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Finding your German Ancestors 2pm - 3pm Things have changed over time in researching your German Ancestors, come along and learn the most productive avenues to further your German Research. We will endeavour to give hints on the best means to utilize your library’s resources and give a few examples of what you can find.

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Family History Group 6.30pm Enthusiasts from the community meet to share research tips, advice and experiences with other genealogy enthusiasts. No bookings required.










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Tid Bits from Arana Hills & District Senior Citizens Club, Arana Hills Community Centre. 291 Dawson Pde, Arana Hills

March 2018

Hi Everyone hopefully when you read this the temperature has dropped ‘Phew what a hot start to the year.’ Roadworks on Dawson Parade outside the Community Hall have now been completed. Our upcoming events are as follows: • March 16th Trivia, Hairdresser, wear green for St Pats Day

• March 23rd: Ukulele Concert. • March 30th: Good Friday, No Meeting. • April 6th: Bingo & Bring-a-Plate. Don’t forget our Indoor Mat Bowls every Wednesday & Friday from 1pm to 3pm. We are looking for new players so please do come along and enjoy the friendship with a cuppa & biscuit afterwards. Cards are played every Friday morning from 10.15am to noon after our meeting. We wish a speedy recovery to all our sick members. Please give us a call if you need any further information. Until next time Mike 3351 2598 or 0406 601 589

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Know Your Neighbour Day

Sunday 25th March

The principal aim of Neighbour Day on Sunday 25th March is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable.

Neighbours are important because good relationships with others can transform communities. Social connection also makes us feel better as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Neighbour Day brings together likeminded people, resources, and organisations to grow stronger, well connected communities. And make us all feel better about the world! There are a number of ways you can get involved: host a get together at the local park, join a local community group or sports club or just generally lend a hand to your neighbour. For more information visit au/knowyourneighbour

The Hills Festival is on its way! In May 2018 the annual Hills Festival will be bigger and brighter than ever. For a program of activities visit www.hillsfestival. Page 12 - March 2018, The Hills Echo

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Dentistry on Main Street is now a Bupa Members First practice Our main aim as a dental practice is to provide excellent dental care and to do so in an affordable and accessible way. That is why we have teamed up with Bupa to provide you with special benefits including: • 60% - 100% back on general dental (consultations, examinations, and simple fillings) * conditions apply due to level of cover. • Fully covered scale and clean each year * conditions apply due to level of cover. • Gap Free Dental for kids - meaning you will not have any out of pocket expenses for your children’s general dental treatment including, check-ups, teeth cleaning, fillings, x-rays and more until they turn 25 * conditions apply due to level of cover.

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Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc. by Dave Livett

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Calling all residents of Welsh and Irish descent, celebrate St. David’s and St. Patrick’s days in style! At EDHS we are preparing for our AGM and the publication of our first newsletter for 2018. Our monthly bus trips are underway to venues throughout the great South East. During February our guest speaker programme began at Emanuel Uniting Church in Laurel Street. As the year progresses, we will honour the deeds of our fathers and grandfathers at the great battles of 1918 and 1943. Our presentations to local schools and community groups will also continue. Our research library in the Enoggera Memorial Hall is open for inspection each Thursday between 9am and 1pm. Visitors and new members are welcome. For further details phone Dave on 3366 3191.

National Servicemens Association of Australia (QLD)

The Association’s Brisbane North-West branch meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month. The next meeting will be held on the 18th March at Gaythorne RSL commencing at 10.15am. NSAA exists for the welfare and benefit of Australian (Nashos) who served in either of the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973 and wives/widows thereof. Conscripts who served countries other than Australia are welcome as associate members. To find a branch near you or to discover the benefits of joining the Association phone 3324 1277 or email Admin@ For more information on Brisbane North-West branch phone Dave 3366 3191.

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U3A March News

U3A Pine Rivers will be holding their AGM on Friday 16th March at Norths Leagues and Services Club, Kallangur at 11am.

This year marks their 25th Anniversary, a celebratory lunch will follow at noon at a cost of $35 to all members. All attendees at the lunch will receive a commemorative booklet, for those not attending copies will be made available at the Kallangur Centre. Members are encouraged to attend, guest speaker at this event will be Julie Porteous, President of the U3A Network Qld. Come along and help celebrate our 25th Birthday.

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Mitchelton Garden Club

On Thursday, 5th April, a representative from Rocky Point Mulching, will be the guest speaker at the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club meeting at the Enoggera Memorial Hall, at the junction of Wardell and Trundle Streets, Enoggera.

The guest speaker will talk about Rocky Point mulches, growing media products and fertilizers. Last October the club engaged a guest speaker from this company which is passionate about partnering gardeners with quality products to grow fresh healthy food and to beautify this world for generations to come, and it was a very interesting morning. Those attending this meeting will receive a discount voucher for the purchase of Rocky Point Mulching products from named stores. This month, March, is a busy one for gardeners. To prepare for winter crops such as beetroot, carrots, broccoli, kale, cabbage, etc. the garden soil needs to be revitalised with organic material such as old cow manure and compost. Fertilizers could also be used. If you plant flowers, herbs and vegetables in the one plot it’s an interesting mix and VETERAN’S AFFAIRS BULK BILLING confuses the garden pests. QUEENSLAND HEALTH VOUCHERS As well, always apply mulch, MOBILE DENTURE SERVICES making sure it doesn’t touch OPEN SATURDAYS the plants. Mulch will keep the soil at an even temperature and preserve moisture. When planting seedlings, always water then in with Seasol and give them some shade. It‘s time to plant strawberries which like an open sunny position in rich well drained soil. The Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club meets on the first Thursday of the calendar month. Visitors and new members are most welcome. Meetings commence after morning tea which is served at 9.45am. The hall is accessible by wheel chair and close to public transport. For more information, please phone Pat, the president, on 3356 1256.

Arana VIEW Meeting April 2018

THUMBS UP THUMBS DOWN THUMBS DOWN to those upset at the M1 speed being reduced to 90kph. Wait till the Games start ‘cos it will be down to 0kph. THUMBS UP to the start of the footy season. This year I promise to study the form more intensly and vow not to come last again in the Prep School tipping comp.

THUMBS DOWN to news that motorists Arana View Club Members at a recent meeting

Arana View Club’s April meeting is our 21st Birthday so some celebrations are planned. Please wear Black/ White and Gold to fit in with the celebrations. Our April meeting is on the 4th April, 10.30am for 11am start. We meet at the Arana Hills Leagues Club, Dawson Parade Grovely. We will have our usual lucky door and raffles, the proceeds of which goes towards supporting our students in the Smith Family Learning for Life programs. Visitors and new members are always welcome and we have many extra social activities each month apart from our meeting. Please contact Carol on 3355 5349 before 4pm on Monday 2nd April if you wish to attend.

will be presumed automatically guilty in any tangle with a cyclist. Sounds like the ‘Lycra Lobby Brigade’ have a clear path to the Premier‘s ear. If it wasn’t for billions in rego and taxes I am sure they would be banning motorists.

THUMBS UP to train drivers being paid a $1250 bonus just to turn up for work during the games. It shows that all is on track and the Games is showing a huge profit to share — or is it?? THUMBS UP to the newly completed traffic solution at the Patricks Rd./Dawson Pde. junction. After about 6 goes over 15 years this effort looks and works great. Well done.

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The Priority Report Development is Coming

With so many projects touted and in the planning stages we are all confronted with the costs and the rewards of infrastructure growth and urban sprawl. Bradley recently attended a public meeting where the local member outlined the infrastructure and development targets for both the Moreton and Brisbane City Council to increase density to accommodate the ever growing population of the South East Corner. Just for starters the Keperra Bunnings is about to open, the Ferny Grove Transport Hub is in the planning stage. Plucks Road is also in the pipe with over 100 dwellings in planning across 2 sites which is causing local residents major concerns over traffic and access. Upper Kedron continues to evolve and if you haven’t been to the end of Canvey Road for a while then you will be in for a big surprise when you do—it’s not far to The Gap from there now. The Everton Park urban Village incorporating the Masters and surrounding sites have over $100 million already invested in the acquisitions. These massive investment dollars are already setting the path for the next 5 years and it’s not slowing. The tide of development is unstoppable, infrastructure brings many positives with better services, roads and transport— it is changing our landscape and in the process we are seeing strong price growth and the potential for much more in the coming years. ____________________

Pest Inspections One of the most common issues we come across in the building and pest process is pest inspections and termite barriers not being up to date.


QLD Smoke Alarm Legislation

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990, states that every smoke alarm in a QLD rental property requires ongoing maintenance. Under this legislation, Landlords or agents must test and clean each smoke alarm within 30 days prior to each tenancy change or renewal. Not only this but each smoke alarm and battery must be replaced before the expiry date. The legislation prohibits the transfer of these responsibilities to the tenant. New legislation as set out in the Fire and Emergency Services Amendment Act 2016 and Building Fire Safety Legislation Amendment Regulation 2016, requires QLD landlords to ensure a higher level of safety in their rental properties. These new requirements, which need to be in place by 1st January 2022 for rental properties, necessitate the following additional measures, over and above standards set out in the Fire and Rescue Services Amendment Act 2006 and are as follows:    

Smoke alarms must be installed in every bedroom of a home All smoke alarms must be powered by either 240 volt or 10 year lithium battery All smoke alarms must be interconnected to each other All smoke alarms must be photoelectric rather than ionisation

These new requirements also apply to owner occupied homes and need to be in place by 1st January 2027.

Most pest issues are easy to fix if they are found early so it is best to keep a look out for potential issues and ensure that termite barriers are up to date. A chemical termite treatment has a lifespan of 5-8 years.

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Ferny Hills, Arana Hills & Everton Hills Community Facebook Page A friendly Community Noticeboard run by a local Ferny Hills lady. This Facebook page is for sharing events, activities and information on the local area. All local community members are invited to join the page.

Neighbour Day—25 March Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood. Celebrated on the last Sunday in March every year with the aim of fostering a strong personal connection that lasts the whole year round. There are a number of ways you can get involved host a get together, join a local community group or take part in a local event or program.

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Old Bunya Sports Club The old Bunya Sports Club lease was awarded to the Pine Hills Football Club who has partnered with a number of organisations to bring new activities to James Drysdale. This includes bringing the first Bacelona Football Academy in Australia and new partnership with WOWW Fitness.

A Brisbane based artist available for commissions. Able to do human or animal portraiture, either in biro pen or in graphite or coloured pencil. Aria has also recently appeared in a few pop up markets around Brisbane and has completed a mural and various artworks that can be found at the Creative Collective at Stafford. For more information contact Aria on 0423 488 622 or Instagram: ari_adams_

The upstairs area of the Old Bunya Sports club is now available for function bookings through Pine Hills Football Club. With the change of use the building will be rebranded as The Hills Community Function Centre. For more details contact PHFC on

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A comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Guide for The Hills Districts and Surrounds.

Women Reminded To Take Time For Their Health As the second month of 2018 slips by, women need a reminder to look after their own health and having a breast screen is a great start.

Dr Jane Brazier, Director of BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Northside Service, encourages women aged 50 to 74 years to make an appointment for their breast screen as most breast cancers are found in this age group. However, women in their forties and over 75 years are also eligible to have a free breast screen. A GP referral is not required. ‘Family comes first for most women, so finding time to look after their health can be quite hard. Making an appointment to have a free breast screen is a really good start for 2018 - it is easy to do and so important,’ Dr Brazier said. Dr Brazier said that being a woman and getting older are the two main risk factors for developing breast

cancer so every woman over the age of 40 should take note. ‘A breast screen is the most effective method of detecting breast cancer at a very early stage even before a lump can be felt. Finding breast cancer at an early stage gives a woman the best possible chance for successful treatment and wellbeing,’ Dr Brazier said. BreastScreen Queensland has a service at Keperra. Located in the North West Community Health Centre in Corrigan St, appointments will only take 15-20 minutes. Other Services are located at Chermside, Kippa-Ring, North Lakes, Indooroopilly and Brisbane City. Appointments can be made by phoning 13 20 50 or you can now book online at

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How do I find the Right Yoga Class for me?

Yoga has become so popular now, with so many different styles and themes, from Beer or Drunk Yoga, Cat Yoga and even Harry Potter Yoga. We understand how confusing and daunting stepping into a Yoga Studio can be. With each class differentiating quite dramatically, how do you know which one is right for you? Here is a break down of the Classes you may see as well as the classes we offer here at Yoga Sol: Hatha Yoga: General Yoga may vary from Teacher to Teacher and even from week to week. Suitable for all abilities and ages. Vinyasa or Flow: A quicker paced class where each pose flows to the next often in a meditative relaxed way. Some Vinyasa classes may be advertised as Power Yoga which is almost Aerobic in style and pace. Lots of strong standing poses that build stamina, strength and heat in the body. Yin: Long slow and deep stretches most often performed on the floor with little or no standing poses. Great for improving flexibility. Yoga Load: Yoga with Weights. Using Therabands and hand held weights to add resistance to our poses for Strengthening and Toning the body. Restorative: A supported practice with plenty of large cushions Bolsters and Blankets to make you super Comfortable and Relaxed. Lyengar: Technical and precise. With focus on

alignment. Great for beginners, those with limitations or those that really want to improve posture. Ashtanga: A set of poses that don’t change or differ. Quite challenging both for stamina and ability. Candlelight: A restorative style class of pure indulgence set in a circle of candles with guided visualization and Relaxation techniques. May include Head massage, Foot massage and Hot towel Therapy. Meditation: No exercise or movement component. Pranayama: Breathing Techniques. If you would like to start Yoga contact the friendly team at YogaSol on 0406 692 891.

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Don’t Let The Flu Sneak Up On You!

Influenza, or ‘the flu’, is a highly contagious virus spread by infected people through coughing, sneezing or by touching surfaces contaminated by these secretions. The influenza virus comes in many forms and is continually mutating, making it extremely easy to become infected. Unlike the common cold, influenza can leave its sufferers with aching muscles and joints, fevers and chills in addition to a cough and headaches. Children may also experience diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. It can leave you feeling extremely lethargic and unable to get out of bed. Those who have suffered from influenza have described the symptoms akin to being hit by a truck. While it is very easy to catch the flu, it is just as easy to protect yourself and others by following some of these flu smart tips! Wash your hands regularly, particularly after sneezing and coughing. This will limit the flu

virus from spreading. Using an alcohol based hand sanitiser is convenient when hand washing facilities are unavailable. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. This can prevent the spread of the virus into the environment for others to catch. Throw out the tissue immediately to avoid transmitting the virus to anyone else. Do not return to work early. You may still be contagious and able to transmit the virus to others in your work place. Get a yearly flu vaccination! This can be as easy as making an appointment at your local pharmacy or doctor’s clinic. The vaccines are updated yearly in accordance with viral strains predicted to be in circulation throughout the current flu season. The friendly pharmacists at the Ferny Hills and Patricks Road pharmacy are fully qualified pharmacist vaccinators. Appointments will be available from early April 2018. Contact 3351 5300 for further information.

Sisters overcoming life’s hurdles to gain their lives back!

After not being able to keep up with her kids, Kyla joined Curves. Now after a staggering weight loss of 48kgs Kyla has a new lease on life. ‘I looked in the mirror one day and just didn’t like what I saw. I was a spectator to my kids’ lives.’ She decided to do something and joined her local club. Fast forward two years and by sticking to a plan of Curves 30 Minute work outs and walks combined with adjusting her diet with Curves Complete – she began to feel stronger and more confident. But life had another hurdle when her relationship broke down – motivation was hard to find. Her Curves Coach saw Kyla’s struggle and they put a plan together which included a 12 Week Challenge. ‘I love myself now. I have more energy, I’m happier and can keep up with the kids.’ Curves has given Kyla a whole new lease on life and her selfconfidence has improved drastically. Now Courtney has joined with her sister ‘… being strong is not just physical, it’s mental too and that’s what Curves has taught me.’ International Women’s Day 2018 is themed “Leave no woman behind” and at Curves we are offering you the opportunity to join with a friend and BOTH receive your first 30 days free when you join for 12 months. HURRY! This opportunity is strictly limited from the 8th to 17th March 2018. Call Curves Mitchelton on Ph 3354 4455 or visit their website www.

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Meet Your Pharmacist

Jacqui Hagidimitriou is TerryWhite Chemmart Samford’s resident Natural Medicines Pharmacist. With 12 years in the industry she has the experience along with a unique skill set that sets the pharmacy apart. We had the opportunity to catch up with Jacqu to find out a bit more about her and where her passion for the effective use of nutrition and natural medicine stems from. Read on to discover more…. What is a Natural Medicines Pharmacist? The Natural Medicines Pharmacist title was developed for myself as it was the best way to describe my role in the pharmacy. I provide a unique blend of traditional pharmacy services alongside an integration of nutritional and complementary medicines for customers that desire a holistic service. What benefits can you bring as a Natural Medicines Pharmacist to our local residents? As a registered pharmacist with additional training in natural medicines, I can assist customers with conventional drug therapy alongside the safe and appropriate use of natural therapies to enhance their wellbeing. I discuss the benefits of medication and nutritional based therapies for each individual to guide them in a safe and non-judgemental environment and can liaise with their GP if necessary. Did you always want to become a Pharmacist? Whilst at school I excelled at Chemistry, however upon finishing High School I had no idea what I wanted to do. I found out more about becoming a community pharmacist and the customer interaction really appealed to me, so I enrolled in a Bachelor of Pharmacy which is four years duration with one year of internship. I also have a very creative side and I find that assessing a person as a whole, with their lifestyle preferences like I do with my natural medicine consultations, enables me to provide creative solutions. What are the highlights of working in Samford? I love the community spirit that is in Samford. We have regular customers that we look forward to seeing and discovering how their health is progressing. It’s fantastic to be able to go on a journey with them to aid them in better all round health.

Jacqui Hagidimitriou Natural Medicines Pharmacist.

How do you keep up to date with developments within the industry? There are a multitude of Pharmacy conferences that are on offer which I attend, as well as natural medicine symposiums. Participating in these are a great way to meet likeminded pharmacists and exchange tips and information about our industry. We also have an annual conference on the Gold Coast each year, whilst it’s great fun, it’s also a great way to discover more about what’s happening at the different pharmacies. Can customers book in for a consultation? Yes, of course, they can call the pharmacy or visit our clinic website. We hold private Natural health consultations, which can help with skin health, digestive health, menopause, weight management plus more. What is in store for TerryWhite Chemmart Samford? We have recently launched a state of the art health hub ‘The Clinic Hub’ which is redefining how people view their local pharmacy. The Clinic Hub will offer exclusive health services, parenting programs and numerous visiting Allied Health Professionals. TerryWhite Chemmart Samford is an award winning wellbeing pharmacy that provides a high level of customer service and professional advice. For more information about the Clinic Hub visit www. or contact the pharmacy on 3289 1559.

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»Flu vaccinations can only be provided to customers aged over 18 years old (16 years old in South Australia). For vaccinations for younger customers and children, please see your GP. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment and be aware you will need to remain in store for a further 15 minute observation period. Some customers may be eligible for the free flu vaccination – please speak to your pharmacist or GP to see if you are eligible. Important: Some people may not be eligible for the flu vaccination. Please speak with one of our pharmacists to confirm if you are eligible. Service fees apply. Visit for more information. TerryWhite Chemmart® reserve the right to correct printed errors. TerryWhite Chemmart® is a registered trademark of TWC IP Pty Ltd ACN 136 833 611 and used under licence by TW&CM Pty Ltd ACN 136 833 620. TM15965.

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Put Your Best Foot Forward Foot Health Clinic is an innovative podiatry practice, located in the heart of Samford Village, offering the latest in advanced treatment options for children and adults. Our podiatrists have more then two decades of podiatry treatment experience and are known for their excellence in patient care, commitment to advanced training and delivering outstanding treatment outcomes. We stay up to date on the latest developments in advanced podiatry treatments and invest in state of the art technology and equipment to help deliver the best podiatry care for our patients. Foot Health Clinic offers innovative podiatry treatments, including: • Fungal Toenail Laser Therapy • Foot Posture Check-ups for Kids • Foot Mobilisation Therapy & Dry-Needling

• Heel Pain Solutions for kids & adults • Custom foot orthotics - made on-site by your Podiatrist • Foot Strengthening Programs – build a strong foundation • Ingrown toenail bracing - no needles, painless, effective • Ingrown toenail surgery - for permanent relief • Laser Therapy – reduce pain & swelling • Expert care of corns, callus & heel cracks If you are concerned about the appearance of your feet or toenails, or you suffer from foot, ankle or knee pain or have concerns about your foot posture or gait, don’t hesitate to visit our experienced Podiatrists at Foot Health Clinic, in Samford, for professional treatment and expert podiatry care. Call 07 3289 6050 or visit au for further information.

A Physiotherapist can help!

Feeling unfit and out of form after the Christmas indulgence season? A Physiotherapist can provide expert diagnosis of your injury and a tailored programme of treatment to get you back to your chosen sport in minimum time. Keen to do some garden or some DIY jobs around the house but worried by back or neck pain? Physiotherapy hands-on treatment including joint mobilizations, massage, stretching and dry needling can help resolve your pain quickly. The addition of an exercise programme specific to your needs will see you heading safely back to your activities. Injured yourself at work? Physiotherapists treat a whole variety of workplace injuries including muscle and joint strains, overuse conditions and traumatic injuries. The aim is to restore you to full function and return to work as soon as possible. Physiotherapists also offer advice on activities to avoid in order to hasten your recovery from injury as well as strategies to prevent recurrence.

The friendly team at Keperra Physiotherapy

At Keperra Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic the expert team of Physiotherapists can provide expert Hands-on Treatment for all sports, work and lifestyle needs. They provide a wide range of physiotherapy services including: treatment of sports injuries, back pain, neck pain and headaches, women’s health treatments and rehabilitation following surgery. Contact the team at Keperra Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic today on 3855 1367

Hands-on Treatment for all your sports, work and lifestyle needs. We provide a wide range of physiotherapy services including: treatment of sports injuries, back pain, neck pain and headaches, women’s health treatments and rehabilitation following surgery.

Treatments include • Joint mobilization • Dry needling • Therapeutic exercise • Massage • Return to work • Return to sport programmes.


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Cut The Stress Out Of Excercise! You know how it is. You start exercising with the best of intentions. Then, you strain a hammie, hurt your lower back, or tear a shoulder muscle. Suddenly, you’re back to square one. Recovery is slow. Motivation flags. It’s all too hard. Reformer Pilates is your answer. Pilates is a challenging, but low-impact form of exercise. It uses the resistance of springs, pulleys and straps to target specific muscle groups allowing you to gradually increase the intensity of your exercise as your fitness levels improve. During your class, an instructional video guides your every movement and a qualified reformer pilates instructor provides specific technique correction and adjustment, every step of the way. Reformer Pilates promotes strength, flexibility and overall well-being for ‘youngsters’ of all ages. Discover Pilates Emporium Samford today! The studio is located at Shop 6, 4 Mary Ring Drive, Samford. If you would like to keep up to date with the latest news why not join them on Facebook www. For more information and enquiries call 07 3289 6877 or visit




Personal Training & Group Classes Locally! If you have been thinking about making a positive lifestyle change, look no further than Nick and the Northside Fitness team of highly qualified and experienced trainers. Northside Fitness has been helping improve the health and wellness in and around the Hills District for nine years now – all ages and fitness levels welcome. There are a vast range of classes to choose from with both Mobile Personal Training and Group Fitness classes available. More details are below. Mobile Personal Training: The team bring everything to your door. A comprehensive range of equipment, as well as expertise and encouragement. All you need to do is turn up and they will do the rest – motivating you and most importantly helping you achieve results. One on one training and partner training is also available. Northside Fitness Group Fitness: A variety of classes are held across the week in Arana Hills, both indoor and outdoor. Boxing, cardio, circuit and stretching – this is not a boot camp! Classes challenge all muscles of the body in a functional manner and cater for all fitness levels. Best of all, the first week is free! For more information contact 0434 990 572 or visit their website


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THE CHALLENGE! WIN 3 Personal Training Sessions!

Complete our KICKSTART Challenge for a chance to WIN 3 Personal Training Sessions with Nick Ellson from Northside Fitness (Valued at $270!) What do you have to do? Complete the table below with the challenges over a 14 day period. Part 1. Drink your daily water target - Calculated as 0.033 x bodyweight in Kgs (eg 0.033 x 80kgs = 2.64L). Tick box each day. MY TARGET IS................. Part 2. Eat 2 cups of fresh green vegetables each day. Try to have as much variety as you can. Write down the name of the vegetables in the table. Part 3. Go for a 30minute walk. Tick each day when complete.

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Patients and staff at Pine Rivers Private Hospital, Walk Towards Wellness

As part of its comprehensive inpatient program, staff at Pine Rivers Private Hospital encourage their patients to join them on a daily walk towards wellness‘ in an effort to practice what they preach and elevate feelings of wellbeing. The ‘Walk Towards Wellness‘ will take on a new route from March and is designed for patients to start their day in the outdoors and enjoy the tremendous benefits of exercise in a safe and trusted environment.

Julie Ford, Nurse Unit Manager from Pine Rivers Private Hospital says the daily guided walks are extremely popular amongst patients and staff and while it can seem like a simple activity - the walks boast tremendous patient outcomes. “The morning Walk Towards Wellness has become a staple activity at the hospital and in addition to boosting moods it assists patients cultivate consistency of daily movement,” she said.

“A 30 minute walk enhances metabolism, improves mental and physical energy, develops strong self discipline, improves sleep and assists in improving clarity of mind.

“We encourage patients to join us daily or a few times per week, as typically the more a person engages in an activity, the more likely they will begin incorporating it into their everyday life - and therefore experience long-term benefits.

“Our staff are renowned for their clinical experience, but also for showing patients genuine compassion and understanding. They enjoy the walks as it allows them to practice what they preach and also lead by example.”

Nestled on the banks of the South Pine River, Pine Rivers Private Hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient mental health services. It delivers a high standard of care utilising state of the art equipment, a safe therapeutic environment, peaceful garden areas, quality furnishings and a wide range of clinical services. The facility offers alcohol and drug programs, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), individual therapy, inpatients group therapy programs and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

All programs aim to allow patients to develop strategies to improve mental health, enjoy creative and therapeutic activities, explore issues relevant to recovery, gain insight and understanding of mental illness and dependency, learn and practice new and adaptive coping skills. For further information, please visit http://www. or visit its Facebook page.

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Counsellor’s Column with Robin Botic

Dear Robin, We are having ex-wife troubles and I want to know how to deal with it. Normally our co-parenting relationship is pretty good, but every so often John’s ex-partner comes up with new schemes she wants to implement with regard to their son’s activity or schooling. She wants us to go along unilaterally with her ideas no matter how much it impacts on our lives. She is not nice when we don’t agree. John’s son, whom I dearly love, and do a lot for very willingly, has a mild physical condition (low muscle tone) which is affecting his school performance and energy levels. His ex-wife (Joan) came up with the bright idea that martial arts classes would be good for him, and wanted us to follow through in taking him to classes when it is our week to have him. John tacitly agreed with her without first consulting me. This scenario has caused arguments between us in the past. I feel he should consult me before he says anything to her. I have been willing to fill in in the past, but we now have a nine-month-old daughter, and I have just established her sleep routine around picking up John’s son from school, as I do each day of our week. The extra time required to fit in these two martial arts classes each week, after school, will totally disrupt our daughter’s sleep routine. I’m not willing to do this, and when I return to work, it would be impossible anyway. It is also ridiculously difficult for my husband to attend to this. It is very easy for his wife to do, as her time is flexible and this does not disrupt her life in any great way. John says he wants a harmonious relationship with Joan for his son’s sake. I know and respect this and appreciate that he wants to do his best, but I also feel he is not standing up to Joan enough, or really considering our daughter, myself, and the effects her demands have on our relationship. I do want to support his son and be fair about it, but I don’t feel this is the way. Any suggestions? Chrissy. Dear Chrissy, First and foremost you have to form a united front with regard to Joan’s demands. You have enough to deal with in a relationship without disruption

coming unnecessarily from exes. Obviously Joan has forgotten what it is like to have a new baby for the first time, and how your consciousness revolves entirely around their needs. Your husband, as you are, are caught between the competing needs of both children. He is not disregarding your daughter’s needs, but he also feels as protectively and needfully about both his son and daughter, as you do about your daughter. Try to feel how that feels for him. You’re both the meat in the sandwich while you allow Joan’s demands to cause friction between you. She cannot expect that you have to follow through in your home, in your time, with John’s son, what she chooses to do. That is your decision. In forming a united front in regard to these types of demands, I suggest your husband first meets her requests with expressions of willingness to look at what she is asking for, but also with the acknowledgment that he will not be able to make any decision until he has first consulted you and that you both have been able to work out a) whether you want to do it; b) whether you can do it; and c) if there is not another solution that you both can come up with that is a more practical solution that will meet the same end. I would also get your husband to detail exactly how this request impacts on your lives. Your daughter’s routine is a priority at this stage, and the family’s less essential activities need to be more flexible around her at this early stage of her life. Look at times when you could fit in extra-curricular activities when your husband is home from work or Saturday mornings. Martial arts may be useful for discipline and concentration, but it is not necessarily the best solution for his condition. Look at specialist physiotherapy exercise classes that really hone in on the problem. Your money will be spent more effectively in this direction. It is difficult trying to facilitate activities and meet the needs of two very different life stages in children. Usually children are more closely spaced together, and their respective needs more similar and therefore more easily dealt with. This will ease as your daughter is older but at this stage Joan hopefully is going to be more flexible about what your needs are. She can of course do what she chooses in her time for their son. But your choice must be about what best works for your family and your relationship. Robin

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Zumba For Everyone!

Did you know there is an awesome workout regime that offers you the opportunity to dance to great music, meet local people and burn plenty of calories without even realising it? Zumba offers all this and more. Zumba Fitness takes the ‘work’ out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness party. For a lower impact option, why not try Zumba Gold, perfect for beginners and active older adults. Not forgetting the younger Zumba fans, Zumba Kids is ideal for primary school aged children. Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba classes are often called exercise in disguise; they are effective and fun. The benefit is a total workout combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, and boosted energy. Classes are for everybody and every body. They can be geared for just about any fitness level. There are no wrong moves - as long as you're moving and keeping your heart rate up, you’re doing it right! Zumba with Narelle offers weekly classes in Grovely, Mitchelton and Taigum. Phone Narelle on 0408 716 503 or visit

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Out and About in The Gap Ward Plan Your Brisbane

With Councillor Steven Toomey

Over recent months Council has spoken to thousands of residents across the city to understand what we love most about Brisbane and how we can shape our future. Important choices regarding how we can ensure housing remains affordable, lifestyle opportunities are created as our city grows, ensuring getting around Brisbane is easier not harder and how to create greenspace and leisure areas for all of us to enjoy. More than 5000 residents have completed the initial online survey and I invite you to have your say and play the online game or attend a series of engagements across the city to create a Charter of Principles that will guide Brisbane’s future. Plan Serving - Repair - Installation Your Brisbane interactive game available until mid-April. Register to keep in touch with the project via www.brisbane. Ezy to install, Ezy to operate, Eze of mind search Plan Your Brisbane. A hard copy of ‘Plan Operating in a 100km radius of Eatons Hill. Your Brisbane Survey’ is available from my ward office, please • 15 years of experience call if you require a copy posted or if you would like to discuss • No job too big, or too small this next exciting chapter for our city.

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Council is currently preparing a new transport plan to guide how our transport network will grow and adapt over the next two decades and beyond to make Brisbane Australia’s most liveable city. We are seeking your feedback on the transport plan until 30 March 2018 to ensure everyone has the opportunity, visit www. search New Transport Plan.

New S767 Service

The S767 school bus service between Upper Kedron and The Gap Village has been extended into Upper Kedron South and will provide a connectivity for students attending Ferny Grove High School and The Gap High School. This service will operate at peak school time with one morning and afternoon service on school days. TransLink is currently investigating the extension of the 367 service along Canvey Road to support resident travel options in the future.

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New Transport Plan for Brisbane

The Ferny Grove Men’s Shed at the Brisbane Tramway Museum has received $16,700, the highest amount awarded Council’s Men’s Shed Grants Program, for the purchase of specialist metalwork machines to enable members to repair trams. Across Brisbane $81,000 was provided from this grants round to groups to continue supporting local men doing it tough. For more information on the Men’s Shed Grants Program, visit au or call Council on 3403 8888.


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Ryan News from your Federal Member for Ryan JANE PRENTICE

Local Sporting Champions: Congratulating some of our Local Sporting Champions with an afternoon tea.

More support for Ryan families

The Coalition Government’s new Child Care Package will deliver support for more families in Ryan. We are providing an additional $2.5 million in funding support for genuine child care reform which will benefit 70.5 per cent of families in Queensland. The annual rebate cap will be removed for most families, which will free them up to work as many days as they choose without a looming limit on their child care subsidies. The Coalition Government is increasing child care subsidies to allow parents to work more hours or take more of their wage home each week. Families can increase their child care support by increasing their hours of working, training, studying or volunteering. Parents can use the online estimator to find out how the new Package impacts them at ChildCarePackage.

Connect with Jane

To stay up to date on all that is happening in Ryan, you can sign up to my e-Newsletter and other publications at www., or follow my Twitter and Facebook at @JanePrentice_MP and I am always interested to hear what matters to you, so please get in touch with my office at 07 3378 1599 or jane.prentice.

My Health Record for safer health care

I encourage Ryan residents to register online for My Health Record for secure, safer health care. My Health Record presents information from across the health system, through a GP uploading a shared health summary record, Medicare data, pathology and radiology reports and hospital discharge summaries. My Health Record enables health professionals to quickly access vital information at the point of care. Individuals can control what information is in their My Health Record with an extensive range of privacy settings. More than five million Australians are already using My Health Record, with the Coalition Government investing $374.2 million to further expand the system. For more information and to register, go to

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), Wednesday 21 March 2018, is an opportunity to show support, fundraise and recognise the contribution of people with Down Syndrome in our community. For more information on WDSD, visit https://

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Dickson News

from your Federal Member for Dickson PETER DUTTON

Petrie University Campus

We started 2018 with some very good news for the Dickson electorate and in particular our young people who will be heading into tertiary education in coming years. Working with my colleague Luke Howarth from the Petrie electorate, we have secured funding for student places for the future Petrie Campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). The Federal Government will provide almost $70 million dollars from 2019-20 for 1500 places when the campus opens in 2020 rising to 3600 student places from 2022 onwards. The Petrie university campus will be great for our region creating jobs, revitalising local small businesses and enabling our children to access a university education locally rather than having to travel to the city. We have already secured $35 million in funding to get work on the campus site underway and a further $100 million concessional loan for USC to proceed to construction. It should become a reality in just two short years.

Draper Bridge

I joined Division 10 Councillor Matt Constance in recent weeks to officially open the new bridge at Draper’s Crossing on Bunya Road. The Federal Government provided half the $5 million cost of the bridge which will now provide a flood free crossing in times of heavy rain.

Saluting Their Service

It is pleasing to see that funding from the Saluting Their Service program has gone to the R.T.F.V 35 Squadron

Association in Arana Hills. It was one of three groups in the Dickson electorate to receive a grant. The Association was granted $8,600 for computers and associated equipment to sustain its website and newsletter.

Dickson Awards

Congratulations to Des Toye of Arana Hills who was presented with a Community Service Award in this year’s Des Toye receiving his Dickson Dickson Community Community Service award Awards. Des and his late wife worked tirelessly for years to provide joy to vulnerable children in Dickson by collecting toys through the year to distribute at Christmas. They brightened the lives of so many children and deserve great recognition for their contribution to our community.

Chaplains Certificates

David McCafferty from Patricks Road State School was among 20 school chaplains from across Dickson to whom I presented Certificates of Appreciation on Australia Day. The chaplains or ‘chappies’ do such great work in our schools and deserve our praise and recognition. Many, many students have benefitted from the emotional and spiritual support, advice and counselling from chappies who help our young people navigate the difficulties and challenges life poses.

Bikes for schools

Primary schools across Dickson will be receiving a letter from me in the near future regarding my Bikes-for-Schools program. Schools can apply for a bike which they can then use for fundraising or as a prize for one of their students.

Connect with Peter


For regular updates on what’s happening in Dickson, you can sign up to my regular eNewsletter at au, or head over and like my Facebook page. If there’s anything I can help with, please send me an email at or call on 3205 9977. You can also pop into the office at Strathpine in person during business hours.

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State Member for Ferny Grove

Ferny Grove TOD Update

The Ferny Grove Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is moving to the consultation phase with the Ferny Grove Central website now live. To discover more, ask questions or make contact with the developer, Honeycombes Property Group, go to

Commonwealth Games Timetable Changes

The upcoming 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will welcome over one million ticketed spectators from Australia and other nations all over the world. During the Games, more than six million additional trips will be made on the Gold Coast transport networks. Changes to public transport services and facilities are necessary to meet the high demand for services, as well as support spectator, workforce and regular commuter travel. Queensland Rail timetable will maximise available resources and work within network capacity to deliver services on average every 10 minutes or better on the Gold Coast line during the GC2018. The changes to Ferny Grove line schedule are as follows: 30 March to 2 April 2018 All services inbound and outbound will be hourly only. 3 April to Friday 20 April 2018 Weekdays Inbound AM peak: Services every 15 minutes or better. Offpeak: Half-hourly services.

Mark Furner MP presenting the Grant to Garry Madders of Arana Touch

Outbound PM peak: Services every 15 minutes. Off-peak: Half-hourly services. Weekends Bi-directional hourly services Remember you can visit use the Translink app or call 13 12 30 anytime for real-time updates.

Grant Recipients

Five Ferny Grove-based community and sporting groups have shared in almost $110,000 in round 94 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants. It was my pleasure to officially hand over the $14,900 grant to Garry Madders and the rest of the crew from Arana Touch Football last month. All matches are held in Grovely on a Wednesday afternoon/evening. The club has grown to over several hundred members in only three years. Matches offer exciting, non-contact sports and are open to kids of all ages and skill levels. Call 0414 623 015 to get involved.

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