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healthy village Lifestyle Look good and Feel good in Nundah Village

News Bites


Circa Nundah


Best Local Finds


Around The Village


Comuntiy News


What’s On


Healthy Living


Nundah Spirit


Village Happenings




Feature From Page 8

This issue we explore a variety of ways to keep you looking and feeling good. Just wander through Nundah Village - you’ll love what’s happening here. shOP



Who is Maxwell & Lucy?

CIBO Espresso Open!

Keeping it real...

a fresh fashion destination..

Bellissimo! - an Italian style espresso bar..

Fresh & pure local produce.. (MARKETs)

Fussy about your coffee? So is CIBO Espresso, who have brought a truly Italian experience to Nundah Village. CIBO, will have you coming back for the delicious range of Italian food, sweets and coffee.

Lindsay Spencer knows fresh produce. His produce stall at the Nundah Farmers Markets not only looks great but contains irresistably fresh produce, unsprayed and from local farmers, many of whom he knows personally... we’d buy those apples.

More on page 5 >

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Find out more about the fashionistas that are Maxwell and Lucy. Their Nundah boutique has a beautiful range of pieces that come in limited numbers, are made of wonderful fabrics. Easy on the eye, and the pocket.

Interview page 5 >


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We’re excited about whats happening in Nundah in 2013 The warm community atmosphere has made it a delight to return to work in Nundah village. The change that was always ‘just around the corner’ is truly showing itself as Nundah emerges to realise it’s potential. I’ve noticed a steady increase busy-ness and foot traffic in the area this new year. Exrtra workers keep the village bustling all day and enjoy what Nundah has to offer (Energex Interview p14). If you’re feeling like your new year’s resolutions need a check, this issue’s ‘Looking and Feeling good Health Feature’ (From p8) might be just what you need. Its true we’re really excited about Nundah. New shops, a renovation to the Old English Hotel due to start in March and new Cafes open (p5 and p14). Local live music seems to be on every other week and there’s always something happening we haven’t even begun to hear about yet. So join us online or on facebook and don’t forget to keep in touch.

Australia Day Storms

Ruby Room Moving

QUEENIE’S TRADITIONAL TEA HOUSE had a close call in the Australia Day long weekend storms surviving with only a sign damaged. The Tattoo Studio, 20th Century Antiques and The Lifeline Store were not so fortunate losing their roof and sustaining damage. Queenie’s is open as usual from 7am for breakfast. 1279 Sandgate Road, Nundah

RUBy ROOM ARE MOvINg to a freshly renovated space on the corner of Wood and Sandgate Roads in Nundah village. Its a bigger space with some extra additions...“We’re very excited for our big move, and we will be operating from our new location from the 1st of March” 1217 Sandgate Rd, Nundah (Cnr Wood St)

Exciting New Display Suite - Now Open

Business Breakfast with Tim Nicholls

THE CIRCA NUNDAH MASTERPLAN is on display for all to see, with a scale model and interactive display, so you can see the complete vision of what is happening in the Circa Development.

NUNDAH BUSINESSES are invited to a business breakfast with special guest, Treaurer Tim Nicholls. Networking opportunity and a fresh breakfast served from the kitchen of the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre.

Circa Plaza - off Sandgate Road, in Nundah Village – follow the signs.

March 13, Nundah Neighbourhood Centre Station Street, Nundah. RSVP Essential to NDDA Secretary

Thanks for picking up the second issue, we’ll see you around in Nundah. Ben Tibben Publisher Ben is creative director at local creative design studio Mozmo Creative specialising in Branding, Print and Digital Marketing.




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CIRCA Nundah passes Masterplan Milestone A major milestone on the masterplan for one of Brisbane’s most ambitious urban renewal undertakings will be reached this week when construction begins on the second apartment tower at CIRCA Nundah Village. CIRCA DOS, THE FOURTH component in the $270 million transformation of Nundah village, gets underway with the nine-storey CIRCA One apartment tower only weeks from completion. And, as the integrated CIRCA Plaza retail and lifestyle precinct unfolds, a multi-million dollar renovation is planned for the adjoining Royal English Hotel, by the same design team responsible for the rebirth of Fortitude valley’s historic Waterloo Hotel. These milestones take development of CIRCA Nundah village well beyond its halfway point, realising a long-held dream for Kevin Miller, a man with the knack for predicting urban trends. Miller is joint managing director with David Blanck of Property Solutions, the company widely acclaimed for turning dilapidated Brisbane sites into some of its coolest urban hubs … think James Street in the valley, South Brisbane’s SW1, and The Barracks at Paddington. “We bought the first land here in 2004 and it took us five years just to amalgamate


the 2.4 hectare site before detailed planning and council negotiations,” said Miller, who grew up on the north side and once lived at Nundah. Meanwhile, strong population growth and the delivery of massive infrastructure including the $4.8 billion Airport Link tunnel have ensured Nundah village will live up to his expectations. “Population-wise, the Nundah area has increased by around 3,000 residents in five years, extraordinary growth for an established suburb,” Miller said. “And now, with Airport Link, it is virtually an inner-city suburb, on the edge of what’s become Queensland’s golden employment triangle of the CBD, Airport precinct, and Port of Brisbane where something like a further $1 billion is being spent in the next five years. “With these strong fundamentals, it’s pretty

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obvious Nundah village is the place to be.” The nine-level CIRCA Dos tower will provide 102 quality apartments, including 31 one-bedroom and 71 two-bedroom designs. Apartments feature generous balconies, wool carpets, porcelain tiling, Europeandesign stainless steel appliances, stone benchtops, security intercom to every unit and gas barbecue connections on all balconies. Amenities include a lap pool, barbecue facilities, a ‘sky lounge’ entertainment deck, secure underground parking and on-site management. One bedroom apartments are priced from $345,000 and two-bedroom designs start at $499,500. CIRCA Dos is scheduled for completion by March 2014, and the entire CIRCA Nundah Village precinct is due to be finished by the end of next year.

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From the creators of James Street, SW1 and The Barracks, comes Circa Nundah Village. Now is your chance to secure one of the exclusive Designer Collection 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments. Live in the village, Brisbane’s newest urban mecca, featuring Woolworths, 2000m2 Go Health Club, CIBO, Coffee Club, speciality stores, medical facilities and more...


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Circa Plaza off Sandgate Road. Follow the signs.

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8 of the best local finds in and around Nundah Village

Mmmmmm pizza…

Perfect pair of Shades

Who can go past an Earth‘n’Sea pizza - especially when it’s made with fresh, local ingredients.

Synonymous with classic style and beauty, these CK sunglasses will bring a simple elegance and to any look.


Oil painting – Girl with scarf

This oil painting ‘girl with Scarf’ was found in an unlikely place. Danny the Hairdresser has a beautiful display of paintings, including this one done by Danny himself. DANNY THE HAIRDRESSER – SHOP 1/1192 SANDgATE RD, NUNDAH


Tea Time

Sometimes we just crave a few minutes to sit and contemplate with a nice cup of tea. Queenies’ Traditional Tea House have everything you need; from exquisite teas to beautiful china to enjoy it from. QUEENIES – 1279 SANDgATE ROAD, NUNDAH VILLAgE

The London Bag One can never have too many gorgeous leather handbags. This piece was found in Maxwell and Lucy and will make a great accessory to an autumn outfit. MAxwELL & LUCY – SHOP 2, 1180 SANDgATE ROAD, NUNDAH

a little bit different

Stumped glass and driftwood

The Yum of Dumplings

Breakfast at Tabatha’s

The Nundah Farmers Markets have these warm little treasures for a hearty Sunday morning Treat - they are offering ‘take home’ packs so you can prepare your own!

get some of the goodness - whether it’s a yoghurt and muesli tub, or a freshly baked Muffin (try an Apple an Cinnamon or Cheese and Onion), you won’t be disappointed.

More than just a little different, this artisan piece is an eclectic conversation starter and the perfect spot for a Siamese fighting fish or an exotic plant.






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A Truly Unique Boutique INTERVIEW: MAxWELL AND LUCY, NUNDAh’S PARISIAN BOhEMIAN BOUTIQUE IS A WONDERFUL BREATh OF FRESh AIR. Q: How did Maxwell & Lucy originate? A: Maxwell & Lucy was born out of a collaboration between the two partners, Margaret and June. For years, we dreamed of and worked towards owning an independent boutique, which finally took root in June of 2012 after we came across the ideal shop front in Nundah. Q: Why did you choose Nundah? A: We choose Nundah as it is an upcoming, inner-city, suburb with tremendous prospects yet it still has a real “village” feel about it. With the city on its doorstep, Nundah is rapidly on its way of becoming the next big suburb of

Brisbane, which will drive more like-minded residents, visitors and shoppers our way. Q: What’s great about Maxwell & Lucy: A: We believe our secret is that our pieces are stylish, come in limited numbers, are made of wonderful fabrics and materials, and are all at unexpected, easy-on-the-pocket prices. We like to think that our styles are Parisian Bohemian chic and we strive for our collection to be unique, and stand out from the rest.

Q: What’s your vision for the boutique: A: Our vision for M&L is to continue growing and searching for more diverse, unique and

quality products for our customers. To complement our own label and designs, we will be introducing small, independent designers whose products match our philosophy. We are excited to be part of Nundah’s growing success and look forward to bringing more sartorial style to the village. Drop in at Maxwell & Lucy Boutique and say hello, We would love to meet you.

Visit Maxwell and Lucy Shop 2, 1180 Sandgate Road, Nundah.

Cibo Espresso – Enjoy the Italian Espresso Bar Experience LOCATED AT CIRCA NUNDAh PLAZA, CIBO ESPRESSO hAS BROUGhT A TRUE ITALIAN ExPERIENCE TO NUNDAh VILLAGE CIBO ESPRESSO’S CO-FOUNDER Roberto Cardone commented how pleased he is to open CIBO’s third Queensland coffee bar in the rejuvenated Nundah precinct. “The Circa development is an ideal location for CIBO. In Italy, the espresso bar is at the centre of daily life, it is a place for socialising, meeting people and people watching,” he said “CIBO is a great addition to this cosmopolitan, inner-city hub. It’s this type of site that we’re looking for,” Mr Cardone said. CIBO Espresso has infused the CIRCA Nundah village plaza with real Italian coffee bar culture, allowing people to have an “Italian moment” whenever they choose, just by visiting CIBO.

The menu is inspired by classic Italian recipes; pick up a cornetto crema ~ an Italian croissant filled with rich custard cream, or a Tostino Funghi ~ mushroom frittata, caramelised red onion & provolone cheese in freshly baked sourdough bread. For lunch freshly baked and filled focacce, panini, piadina and tramezzini together with CIBO gourmet salads make a great light meal or snack at any time. you don’t have to be Italian to appreciate the quality and consistency of CIBO Espresso but a visiting Italian could be forgiven for thinking they were back at home.


Cibo Espresso Circa Nundah Plaza Shop 7, 1231 Sandgate Road, Nundah QLD 4012. Ph: 07 3256 9763


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Council news from Kim Flesser Calendar Re-Loved of Events 2013 Style 2013 is going to be a big year for Nundah!

WITH MOST OF THE Circa Community Centre, Community development to be completed Living Association and the Rotary this year and more plans for Club of Nundah. future modern development, our Our Nundah village Festival to Nundah village will continue its be held on the second weekend vibrant path into the future. in September, is shaping to be This year will see increased bigger and better than ever. business and community activity The Friday movie in the park with greater employment oppornight and fireworks will again be tunities. Night life and non-busiheld in Boyd Park, with the main ness hours activities will improve festival in the village on the Sunwith a planned revamp of the day. 2013 will see a return of the Old English Hotel. More people ‘Tour de Nundah’ cycle racing working and living in the centre event at the Hedley Avenue bike will provide a new lease of life for racing circuit on the Saturday. our coffee shops and cafes. I’m always keen to hear NunI’m confident our community dah residents’ ideas on what the can work together to overcome Council should be doing to make the transport, parking and access our suburb better. Please don’t challenges that comes with any hesitate to contact me if I can be large-scale re-development. of assistance. Community involvement is the key to ensure Nundah Kim Flesser, continues to head in COUNCILLOR FOR the right direction. NORTHgATE WARD We need to support the efforts of our hard Ph 3403 2210, working not-for-profit Email northgate. organisations such as, the NDDA, Nundah

Million Paws Walk RSPCA 19tH MAy 2013 At BoyD PARk

Nundah Festival BCC Movie Night 6tH SEPtEMBER 2013 At BoyD PARk

Nundah Festival Art Show

7tH & 8tH SEPtEMBER 2013 At NMG HoNDA WoRkSHoP

Nundah Village Street Festival 8tH SEPtEMBER 2013 At NuNDAH VILLAGE

Christmas in Nundah Village


Business Breakfasts 13th March 2013 30th April 2013 25th June 2013 27th August 2013 29th october 2013 Business Drinks to Be Announced

NDDA Inc. Meeting Dates 18th February 2013 15th April 2013 17th June 2013 19th August 2013 21st october 2013

Contact Details: Anne Reid HON SEC. NDDA INC. Phone 0421 332 231 Email:

Further Information visit


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W h AT ’ S O N

Community Events February / March 2013 Chica Cino Live Music Events CHILLIsphere Nights (5:30pm-10pm) Music Starts @ 7pm March 7th: Tulca Mor April 4th: Nat De Jäger Smooth Sunday’s (10am-1pm) March 17: Maddison April 7: Jo Cooper Looking to share your original music? Wish to book a table? Contact Darryl 0411 649 299 or Kate

Slightly twisted Music Line- up 3rd March @1pm - Matthew (acoustic) 23rd March @ 6pm - OPositive (jazz) 24th March @1pm - Cindy (acoustic) 7th April @1pm - Matthew (acoustic) Slightly twisted trivia 7th March, 21st March, 4th April. More info and Bookings (essential) 3162 1013. WHERE: SLIgHTLy TWISTED - 1/1180 SANDgATE RD, NUNDAH

Nundah Library Homework Help When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3-5pm What: Homework Help is available for primary and high school students in the school term. WHERE: NUNDAH LIBRARy, 1 BAgE ST (vIA PRIMROSE LANE), NUNDAH

NDDA Nundah Business Breakfast with tim Nicholls Wednesday 13th March at the Nundah Neghbourhood Centre, Station Street North-East Baptist Church Easter Services All are invited to join for our good Friday Service 29th March at 8:30am and Easter Sunday at 8:30am and 10:30am. It is a time of reflection and celebration. For further information contact us on 3266 5266 or email WHERE: 25 CHAPEL STREET, NUNDAH

Nundah Library Children’s Storytime When: Thursdays 10:30am-11:00am What: Experience the magic of storytime with your child at the library. This interactive session includes stories, songs and craft activities. Ideal for children aged 2-5 years. WHERE: NUNDAH LIBRARy, 1 BAgE ST (vIA PRIMROSE LANE), NUNDAH

175th Anniversary of Nundah Settlement 2013 MARKS THE 175th ANNIvERSARy of Nundah, the first area in Queensland established by free European settlers. It is interesting to note, the first free settlers in Brisbane were german. Sent by Rev JD Lang, they came as missionaries. In 1838, the first mission was established at Zion’s Hill and was popularly recognized as german Station. Today, we refer to the area as Nundah. Upon their arrival in Brisbane, the mission worked to become self-sufficient, raising cattle and cultivating the land. In 1843, the New South Wales government withdrew its funding from the official mission but many of the german settlers remained in the area. There are still reminders of the early settlers prevalent today. Local street signs in and around

the Nundah area have german names: gerler Road, Rode Road, and Zillman Road. Until the 1880s, german Station remained an agricultural area. In 1881, the Queensland State government purchased a strip of land from residential owner, george Bridges, to build a railway link between Brisbane and Sandgate. The railway was completed in 1882 providing access to the north side of Brisbane. This resulted in a suburban, residential construction boom. The new railway station, originally titled “german Station”, was renamed “Nundah” six weeks after opening. The post office also adopted this name. “Nundah” is derived from the aboriginal name for the area, thus Nundah became the official name for the new suburb.

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Experts in Eyecare and Eyewear When you are dealing with something as precious as your eyesight, it’s important to find people you trust to deliver the specialised treatment and advice. EyECARE PLUS NUNDAH was established over 30 years ago. In August 2012 Bill Watson and Paul Carey, who both work with a Chermside based group of eye surgeons, purchased the practice. Between them they have over 40 years’ experience in the eye business. At Eyecare Plus Nundah, you’ll get the most up-to-date testing and expert care you need, and the one-on-one attention you deserve. Whether you need to see an Optometrist for your eye exam, dry eyes, contact lenses, eye glasses or prescription sunglasses, we can help. We believe in a personalized approach to vision care. When treating an eye condition, we discuss and explain the issues involved. We want you to be

informed about your eyes, vision and the products we use. One of our newest technologies is Digital Retinal Imaging. With DRI we can perform a digital scan of your retina which gives us a comprehensive evaluation of your systemic and ocular health without dilation! Our frame stylist Irene has been with the practice for many years and is an expert at choosing the proper frames and lenses for your vision needs. Eyecare Plus recently became a preferred Optical supplier to Medibank Private. We have an enormous selection of frames to fit any budget from designer brands to no gap health fund packages. Visit 1190 Sandgate Road, Nundah Village.

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Look good, feel relaxed at Lotus Wellbeing and Beauty TUCKED AWAy from the hustle and bustle of Nundah village is a wonderful beauty salon, Lotus Wellbeing and Beauty. This local salon has been established for 20 years and can be found in Nundah Central ( adjacent to Jam café in Boyd Street). If you are looking for beauty services with a difference this salon is for you. Experienced therapists combine with innovative treatments, but you will need to book – especially during the evenings! Lotus offer the full range of beauty services including IPL, the best waxing, Swedish massage, facials and skin treatments, spray tans, manicure and pedicures. One of their most popular service is Shellac. A gel polish that is applied like a nail polish but cures under a Uv lamp. Chip resistant, long wearing and dries instantly, so no more smudges. There are great colours to choose from and is fabulous for hands

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and feet. Lotus offer this service as an ad on to any manicure or pedicure services. try Once you have shellac Shellac you will be You won’t addicted and never go back! go back to normal nail polish again. Every Lotus facial treatment has a skin analysis with a skin scanner, which uses light and magnification to show a variety of skin conditions that are undectable to the naked eye. The expert therapists then diagnose and recommend appropriate products and treatments to address problems and concerns. This guarantees results from your facial. Open two late nights Wednesday and Thursday and every Saturday till 4pm. Check out their website for a full treatment menu at www.


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h E A LT h Y L I V I N G F E AT U R E

Clean Eating – Treating your body right. yum! CLEAN EATINg IS PROBABLy a concept you have heard of before, it isn’t new. It is a way to gain better health, maintain weight and as a way to lose weight if that is your desired outcome. Simply put, clean eating is treating your body right. you will be supplying your body with the energy it requires, in the way nature intended. Clean eating is not the same as just eating healthy; eating healthy is a term that is too broad and open to individual interpretation. Many people claim to eat a healthy diet and consume products that read ‘fat free’ or

‘low carb’. These packaged style foods are full of chemicals and are full of unrecognisable ingredients that you cannot use in your own kitchen to recreate the recipe, half of which we would not be able to pronounce. So when we talk about clean eating we are talking about removing these types of foods and sticking with something that is closer to its natural state. If you eat whole, healthy and fresh foods, your body, skin and soul will glow with health that will give you endless energy. Go Health Nundah have just released a clean eating guide - full of insights on nutrition.

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No Bake Energy Balls Get a delicious energy kick with these energy balls! Ingredients Makes about 20-25 balls 1 cup (dry) rolled oats 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes 1/2 cup natural peanut butter 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional) 1/3 cup honey 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions: Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.





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healthy Thinking, Dreaming & Doing. WITh PSYChOLOGIST JOhN hUGhES

The best tips for a healthy Smile The first thing to remember is that 90% of dentistry is preventable – just like a well looked after car, your mouth needs regular maintenance; • Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes Electric toothbrushes with built in timers are ideal - available at NvD

• Floss each night see NvD website for instructions and photos • Avoid high sugar snacks between meals • Avoid acids from soft drinks and sports drinks • See your dentist for a check and professional clean every 6 months • Wear a mouthguard for contact sports For dental tips and answers to common questions like whitening and childrens dental information, visit the Nundah Village Dental Website at

AS WE FORgE INTO 2013 I’M IN AWE. Life is such an amazing project isn’t it? How is it going for you? – I’m curious. And when I’m curious, I ask lots of unusual questions that help me see things in a different way. Here’s one used by many of my colleagues: What if you went to sleep tonight and by some miracle you are transported to your perfect life - what would it look like? How would you spend your time? What would you learn, experience, do? How would each of your relationships be? These are important questions. We can easily get seduced into believing our future is determined totally by our previous moves. We can’t see our next move with a mindset focused on previous choices. Let’s revisit that dream of yours. What is your wonderful life to be? yes ‘be’! My encouragement is to hope and plan from hope. Why? Hope and passion are positive motivational forces. Dream the dream, but don’t stop there. I’m suggesting you dream the dream richly, thoroughly, and completely. Bring it to mind over and over until you feel its glow. Make it so clear that you dare to plan specific manageable goals and act on them. Sounds simple? Nope. Here is the important bit. When you encounter difficulty – I encourage you to be curious about it and learn from it. Work out what to do differently next time. Treat yourself as you would a mate – with encouragement and compassion rather than contempt. And focus on that dream. Make the dream so rich, real and clear that the thought of it will bring you to a place of joy, hope and action. So go ahead, give it a try. Dream. Plan. Act. Hope. I ’dare’ you.

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Relieve stress and tension. Make 2013 a year for you! IF yOU’RE FEELINg like you’re out of balance, you will be pleased to hear that regular Remedial /Deep Tissue Massage, yoga, Shiatsu treatments can help with acute/chronic conditions such as: muscular/skeletal tension and pain from stress/injury, insomnia, lowered immunity, digestive issues and headaches. Regular bodywork encourages healing, repair and harmony. Preventative measures can be implemented to support overall health/wellbeing. It gives individuals effective ways to deal with accumulated stress and tension. After all to feel free of tension, pain and illness makes life so much more enjoyable!! Bodi Balance, Nundah has been supporting the health and wellbeing of the local community ‘in clinic’ and ‘at workplace’ in Brisbane for many years. Visit | Twitter @lovingNundah | Facebook/lovingnundah


Reap the many benefits of your Local Farmers’ Markets

Nundah Farmers Markets – a great way to Start your Sunday. open from 6am -12noon, Station Street Nundah. Free Parking & Entry.

A Passion for Fresh Produce Lindsay Spencer knows fresh produce. His stall at the Nundah Farmers Markets not only looks great but contains incredibly fresh produce that he’s proud to sell. They offer a range of fresh vegetables and fruit but what really sets them apart is their unwaxed apples. These apples are taken straight from the tree in Stanthorpe and go straight on display at the Nundah Farmers Markets, after a little wash, of course. Lindsay and his team are also proud to offer their spray free line. It’s a well known fact that farming involves pest control. But Lindsay has a network of farmers that provide him with products from dragonfruit, lebanese eggplant, broccoli, vine ripened tomatoes to watermelon, bananas, avocados, nectarines, peaches, Australian garlic and capsicums. The best part about this produce is that it often costs the same as everything else because it doesn’t pay the price of the certified organic label. All produce on this stall is strictly Australian grown and in most cases grown by Queensland producers. This means that the distance travelled from farm to plate is very small - benefitting us all. Visit the Nundah Farmers Markets Every Sunday – and visit Lindsay for a chat.

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IF yOUR LOOKINg FOR WAyS to live more sustainably, and reduce your impact, while dramatically improving the quality of your fresh produce, the Nundah Farmers’ Markets are a great place to buy fresh, nutrient rich healthy food directly from the farmer or grower. The benefits of shopping at the markets are numerous. First, of course, they’re filled with food that’s good for you. The stalls are packed with brightly coloured fruits and vegetables that change with the season. Enjoy corn on the cob, zucchini, tomatoes and stone fruit in the summer, or squash, apples and mandarins during the autumn. The list is endless. Remember, fresh produce is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and the more colour your produce has, the greater its health benefits. Also, when you shop at the Nundah Farmers’ Markets it’s far less likely that the healthy food you purchase has travelled long distances and used lots of packaging. The best part is, you can always find out by talking to the stall holder. The majority of the produce in a supermarket was picked almost a week before it hits the shelves and probably travelled many, many kilometres before being sold. When you buy locally at the Nundah Farmer’s Markets, you’re doing your little part in reducing the energy consumption needed to support large-scale food systems. you’re also helping to put money directly into the pockets of local farmers and businesses who can’t or don’t want to produce supermarket quantities. And you’re buying recently harvested produce-cutting down the time between the harvest and consumption means more nutrients are preserved. Finally, The Nundah Farmers’ Markets offer great opportunities to try something new. Stall holders are there because they have a passion for their product. They’re a wealth of information. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, as this can be a great chance to get new ideas and tips for healthy food preparation. you will always enjoy the variety and quality of healthy food that the markets have to offer. Take some time to enjoy it. Try to use the fresh produce that you find in new ways, and learn to eat seasonally as the produce changes. Not only will you experience the health benefits of eating locally, but you’ll also have some fun and may well learn something new in the process.

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ThE NUNDAh NEIGhBOURhOOD CENTRE FEBRUARY/MARCh 2013 the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre contact details Phone: 3260 6820 Address: 14 Station Street, Nundah Postal Address: Po Box 386, Nundah 4012 Email: Website:

We offer many different programs and activities, including: Information and referral services Where people are able to have a chat about what is happening for them and get information about the services and resources that exist in the North Brisbane area.

the Community Legal Service provides free legal advice through face to face appointments either during the day with our on-site solicitor or on a Wednesday evening through our drop in legal service.

the Family Support Program includes a counselling service and the Journeys program for women who have experienced domestic violence.

the Computer Lab provides free access to computers, internet, printing, faxing and photocopying services.

Playgroup is run once a week at the back of the Centre and is a great opportunity for parents and children to meet up have a cuppa, chat and make great use of our wonderful playground.

the Community Garden is also at the back of the Centre and is lovingly tended by a very dedicated group of volunteer gardeners. The garden has grown significantly over the years and is a fantastic opportunity for those green thumbs to get their hands dirty.

Language Classes currently include learning English as a second language, german classes and Mandarin classes.

yoga and meditation classes are open to people of all skill levels and are offered outside of hours at a very low cost.

Community Lunch is held each Friday and is a great opportunity for all the visitors to the Centre to get together and share a meal which has been made using some of the great produce from our garden.



Above Left: Tracey - New Legal Service Administrator Right: Eugene h White - Principal Solicitor

The Nundah Community Legal Service (NCLS) LEgAL PROBLEMS rarely exist in isolation, often occurring with financial, social and cultural issues touching loss of jobs and income, debt, illnesses, fractured relationships, domestic violence, homelessness and crime. Economic, health and political uncertainties are reflected on a personal level with constant worries as obtaining or holding a job and paying the mortgage or rent, day to day expenses and feeding the family. Central to Australian society is social inclusion: the idea of the “fair go”. As justice can only be properly so-called if it is readily available to all, we strive to help those with problems to break early the cycle and ripple effect of hardship and despair by providing all members of the community, especially the disadvantaged and marginalised of Brisbane’s North, access to justice through free and quality legal service. We do this through a local, accessible, free, quality often “triage” and sometimes “last resort” legal service through our long established weekly Wednesday drop-in advice service staffed by dedicated volunteer lawyers and students together with an employed senior solicitor who sees clients by appointment for daytime consultation with sufficient time to provide more extensive assistance. Our service is free, not means-tested and takes a holistic approach, providing effective information, advice and practical referrals to specialist legal and multi-disciplinary nonlegal services. We are a small generalist legal service without any predominating issue [beyond family law] and assist our diverse clientele. Our clients legal problems span family,

domestic violence, criminal, equity, insolvency, probate, personal injuries, professional negligence and discipline, defamation, neighbourhood, employment, commercial, property, consumer, human rights/ discrimination, administrative, motor vehicle property, child protection and tenancy law. Being small with limited resources, we focus on face to face client assistance, together with active involvement in community legal education, especially law talks to school and university students. Since 2008 the Principal Solicitor has been Eugene White. In 30+ years as a lawyer, primarily as a generalist litigator, he has worked in Queensland and interstate variously in private, corporate, public and community practice. “Thinking globally” he was a member of the International Commission of Jurists and the International Bar Association, and “acting locally” he served on such Management Committees as those of the Caxton Legal Centre and the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre - plus acting as the Nundah District Development Association’s 2012 Santa for local children. With our experienced Centre Coordinator and Management Committee we have been joined by our new NCLS Administrator Tracey and are ready to face the challenges of 2013 to assist our clients to achieve the best possible practical outcomes in their circumstances. FOR AN APPOINTMENT CALL 3260 6820.

New Legal Service Administrator HELLO NUNDAH! My name is Tracey and I am the new Legal Service Administrator at the Nundah Community Legal Service. I am excited about starting at the Service and I will be the face you will see on a Wednesday

evening for the drop in Legal Advice Service. As I am a mother of 3 young children, I am working part-time hours and will be in the Centre on Mondays and Tuesdays. I look forward to being of assistance.

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Seeking Community Mentors COMMUNITy LIvINg ASSOCIATION INC. is currently working on the young People’s Home Share project and we are keen to find community members who would like to take up live-in mentoring roles with young people moving to independent living. The emerging or experienced mentors would continue with their regular life and activities and in exchange share a house with a young person supported by our organisation. In this share house arrangement, the mentoring would be set up to incorporate the specific interests and strengths of the mentor and the young person and may look like activities such as sharing a meal together so many nights a week or participating in a community activity together etc. Mentors would have their housing expenses subsidised in return for their time. This project has been developing over the past 12 months in response to the growing need in our community for young people (aged 15-21) to have access to safe, secure and affordable housing that also offers them real life, supportive relationships that build their sustained independent living skills. The young People’s Home Share project is based on values of mutuality, shared learning, stability, consistency, safety, opportunities, families, community and

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contribution. Since inception, we’ve raised enough funds to kick start this project we’ve identified available housing from our organisations stock and we’ve identified young people who are keen and ready to take on this experience - now we’re recruiting community mentors. If you’d like to get involved or find out more please contact Maurice o’Connor at Community Living Association Inc. ph: 07 3266 5633 or send an inquiry through CLA Inc. has been building connections in the north east community for 23 years and looks forward to continue these relationships in 2013.

WE ARE LOOKINg FOR garden volun volunteers for Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8.00am to 9.00am. We are also interested in expressions of interest for Saturday gardening. If you are interested call us on 3260 6820 or email

English Classes EvERy MONDAy AND THURSDAy from 10am to 12pm, Nundah Neighbourhood Centre holds English Language Classes. We have teachers for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Gold coin donation. No booking required. Just come along on the day. Above: CLA Inc Sleep Rough fundraiser 2012 .

harvesting arvesting Connections Community Lunch EACH FRIDAy, Nundah House and Nundah Neighbourhood Centre hold a community lunch at the Centre. Using fresh ingredients from our Community garden, volunteers cook a healthy meal to share with everyone at the Centre. Everyone is welcome to come along. We are always looking for new recipes to try, volunteers to give a hand with cooking and hungry people to join us for lunch.

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PLAygROUP ENgLISH CLASS 10.00am - 12.00pm gold Coin Donation

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NILS 10.00am - 2.00pm PH: Alina @ INCH 1300 780 296


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yOgA 5.30pm - 6.30pm

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yOgA 9.30am - 10.30am

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MANDARIN CLASS 3:45pm – 4:45pm gold Coin Donation


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Moving in to the Village Solo Espresso - a Marvel for Coffee Lovers Where did the idea for Solo Espresso come from? Solo means one. One means unique. Our aim is to build a unique coffee shop in this area where customers can enjoy the best coffee and foods with a totally relaxing and friendly ambience. The idea was first conceived when we were working in the coffee industry – we have gained valuable experience and insight and decided that people deserved better quality coffee and better service.

The All Day Breakfast and Light Meals are lovingly prepared by Alicia who has designed and revised the menu to perfection. Our drinking chocolates, MOFO deluxe and KOKO deluxe use top of the range African Red Cocoa and Australian Cane Sugar which gives our drinking chocolate a slight red tint. All of our teas and chocolate are fair trade certified and organic and we use environmentally friendly takeaway containers. From making and roasting coffee to running the business, we strive to provide the best experience.

What’s so good about you guys? We are perfectionists when it comes to the coffee and foods offered at Solo Espresso. The beans used in Solo Espresso are specially selected and roasted daily by Ken to ensure they are of the freshest quality.

What else can you tell us about Solo Espresso? Even if you are not a coffee fan you can still come and enjoy the top quality organic teas, ice frappe or a perfectly divine cold chocolate with a range of our homemade desserts. We also offer gluten-free alternatives with our meals upon request. Ask our friendly staff for the password to access our free wi-fi if you would like to check your emails or surf the web over your coffee.


Present this coupon at the counter when purchasing any hot or cold drink to receive the second one free*

*Second drink must be equal or less value than the first drink. Not valid with any other offer. Conditions apply.

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Where did you work before moving into the new offices in Nundah? For the past 2 years, I have been in the Newstead office and before that, I was located in the city. How have you found the move over to your new Energex office in Nundah? Because I live in Clayfield, it’s been a great move. Nundah is very convenient to get to with public transport and by roads and there’s quite a bit to do in the area. I have pretty much everything at my fingertips here; there’s Woolworths, dental, great cafes and the train station is just down the road. I’ve been really happy with the move to Nundah. How do you get to work? At the moment I drive. But in the winter months I’m looking forward to walking to work. What is the vibe of Nundah like? I’ve lived in Brisbane for 7-8 years and Nundah has always been a place I’ve come to shop. Over the years, the look has definitely progressed and changed. It’s a lot more ‘bustling’ now. years ago, it was only a couple of cafes and Woolworths but it has really progressed is now a precinct of it’s own. Do you have a favourite spot to eat in Nundah? Siam Sensations are great. I’m also a pizza fan so I love Earth ‘n’Sea.

I heart headspace eadspace HEADSPACE NUNDAH’S BRIgHTLy coloured street art is a stand-out feature that catches the eye in Nundah village. Right next to the local Blockbuster on Sandgate Road the vivid imagery provides a hint at what is happening within the building. With a variety of services and activities for young people Headspace Nundah opens its doors to ensure that 12 to 25 year olds can engage with solutions relevant to their needs. Helping to create a positive environment for young people at Headspace Nundah is part of what the Team Leader, Jamie, loves about the service. “It’s really a one-stop shop for young people where they can see a gP about health concerns, or speak to someone about any situation they might be facing. We make appointments to get an overall understanding of different issues the young person might want to tackle and we take it from there” Jamie said. “We have an amazing team here, from employment experts, to those who can help with lifestyle and well-being. The focus is on the young person and their needs and we like to encourage them to pursue their goals.” “Often in that process they may encounter obstacles or need to find support. We encourage a focus on strengths and the skills needed to encourage resourcefulness.”

FROM LATE 2012 ENERgEx STAFF have moved in the CT1 development. We caught up with Kelly from Energex about the move to working from Nundah.

Finding out the needs of local residents and how they want to support young people in the area is also a key part of what makes Headspace Nundah a success. “We know that being part of a community is an important part of well-being and so we are always keen to find ways to encourage that with young people. Lifestyle is a big part of being healthy – physically and mentally.” If you or someone you know is 12 to 25 and could use someone else to talk to it’s really easy to have a look at the website at www. There are also community events happening so keep an eye out for a fun opportunity to come along and see what we do.

And Coffee? I haven’t been working in the area for too long so I’ve tried quite a few cafes in the area. There’s a lot of good coffee around but I haven’t yet picked a favourite. I quite like Slightly Twisted and Cibo and the go Health coffee bar also has good coffee. Is there anything you think is missing from Nundah that you would like to see here? Once all the construction is completed in Nundah, I’m looking forward to the streetscape being more beautified. Nundah village is already a welcoming place this will make it even more pleasant to be in.

Headspace Nundah 1264 Sandgate Rd,Nundah Village Visit | Twitter @lovingNundah | Facebook/lovingnundah



Nundah Property Overview THE CHANgINg FACE OF property in Nundah is in the spotlight with Loving Nundah taking time out to look more closely at the breakdown of properties and sales in the local area. Roughly 60% of properties in Nundah are Units or Flats with this number growing steadily due to the major developments currently underway in the local area. 35% of Nundah properties are houses with a small number of commercial properties making up the remainder providing a dynamic housing mix. Roughly 50% of properties in Nundah are rented with a comparable share of owneroccupied properties driven by a diverse mix of demographics. Interestingly, about 30% of properties in the area are owned outright, indicating appeal to hold onto local properties for the longer term. Happily for investors or those looking to sell, 74% of the 134 properties listed for sale have sold in the past 6 months. This seems to indicate that, despite the broader property


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market remaining fairly flat, that Nundah retains appeal potentially driven by the attractive developments in the area. While Nundah median property values have remained fairly soft since 2008, on average, sales history seems to indicate that property values have recovered to roughly pre-gFC levels. Long term growth trends for the area are predicted to remain positive and, with the steadily evolving mix of businesses and developments in the Nundah area, many expect Nundah and surrounding suburbs to grow in appeal as a popular destination to call home.


Living The Villager Lifestyle IT HAS BECOME APPARENT in recent times this fine district we love and cherish for many reasons, is changing in front of our eyes. The style of the Nundah village is changing, the topic of conversations are changing, the look of the locals are changing and to an extent, the way in which we live or lived only a short few years ago, has changed dramatically and will continue to moving forward. One very consistent feature of a changing village, town or city like Brisbane, is the way in which development occurs, and the way sought after land is utilised.

Urban Subdivisions Are here

The Nundah village has a variety of apartments and townhouses, supporting the rapid growth of Brisbane City and the changing lifestyle that we all share. villagers are starting to reap the benefits of the spectacular Property Solution development Circa Nundah which has systematically

enhanced the heart of the village. The commonly called ‘battle-axe’ block options are also available. They generally involve two freehold title owners sharing a traditional size allotment and frontage – when designed and completed right, it is a standout option with modern city living in today’s property market. A fantastic example of this is available within walking distance from the heart of our village and is now on the market.

Case in point - This cottage (Auction 2nd March) embodies a unique approach to property, with many lifestyle up-sides.

18a Attewell Street, Nundah

Lights on and doors open, welcome to a masterful cottage renovation with a dynamic finish, and flawless presentation. Quality features such as ducted air conditioning and the delightful island bench in the kitchen, offer a fresh approach to village living with style. Around the corner from the airport and the motorway, this lifestyle is here to stay.

With the stand alone freehold title included in the purchase it is great for people who are not fans of body corporate issues. to discuss this property or to receive property information about Nundah and it’s surrounding suburbs, contact Darryl Finlay at Havig & Jackson Real Estate on 0411 649 299 or post








STYLISH COTTAGE - Contemporary renovation - Freehold title no body corporate - Gourmet kitchen + gas cooking - Walk to village lifestyle AUCTION 2nd March 11am

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CONVENIENTLY LOCATED - Comfortable apartment living - Open plan design with modern interior, a/c, ensuite & large kitchen - Quite street & walk to train/bus PRICE: $375,000





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Loving Nundah Feb-Mar 2013  

Loving Nundah Magazine Feb-Mar 2013 Issue. Dedicated to what's good in Nundah Village.