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Doggett development caught between lines BY JAMES JESSUP Council has received around twenty resident objections regarding the contentious 10 storey development proposal at 49 Doggett Street, all of which expressed concerns over the height, density and character of the proposal. Confusingly, the development is within the jurisdiction of the Fortitude Valley neighbourhood plan, despite being located within the suburb of Teneriffe. President of the Teneriffe Progress Association, Ben Pritchard, said the confusing planning situation was a result of poor cross-checking between suburb and planning bodies. “The boundary commission decides what the suburb boundaries are; the Council decides what the [neighbourhood] plan boundaries are, and the state government endorses the plans but doesn’t bother checking them against the suburb boundaries,” Mr Pritchard said. “It all gets really silly and messy,
especially when the suburbs are small like Teneriffe.” Mr Pritchard acted in a professional capacity as a town planning advisor to draft submissions on behalf of some concerned residents. The height limit under the Fortitude Valley neighbourhood plan is eight storeys for a development of this size and location, whereas the Teneriffe neighbourhood plan would have allowed for fifteen storeys. Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard has previously expressed concern over the height and density of the proposal. “The developer has now submitted new plans with a slightly reduced height, however, the height is still above what Council considers appropriate for the site,” Cr Howard said. Resident feedback has been closed by Council and a development decision is yet to be made.
Skyring Terrace needs a pedestrian overpass village comment MIKE O’CONNOR Adrian Fini is a developer who built the Como Treasury Hotel in a heritage listed building in Perth and is helping transform that city’s historic heart. In a recent interview, he defined his approach to development. “Cities are about making sure laneways and backs of shops exist so the boot maker or the little guy who fixes your camcorder can still rent a space for 80 bucks a month. You need all that texture,” he said. It’s a concept the council needs to keep in mind as it approves development applications for Newstead, Teneriffe and New Farm. Restaurants and coffee shops are fine but diversity and texture are the elements that add light and shade to the urban landscape. Fini also offered some thoughts on what would create a better city.
“It would be compulsory education of councillors and politicians prior to them making the rules. There’s got to be a level of formal education about what a good city is, not just their view of what they like,” he said. Let’s not hold our collective breath waiting for that. You do not, however, need a formal education to appreciate that if a pedestrian overpass isn’t built over Skyring Terrace, people are going to get killed. With Mode apartments newly completed, more projects such as Lucent and Haven nearing completion and more in the pipeline such as Mirvac’s proposed twin tower Shore development, the population is set to balloon. Skyring Terrace is already a pedestrian scramble as bus travellers and Gasworks patrons dodge the ever-increasing volume of traffic. The council needs to have a friendly chat with the developers with a view to building a co-funded overpass that could be a feature of the street. The existing crossing is inadequate. Let’s hope it doesn’t take a fatality to ignite the debate.
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Complaints dog Moray St plans BY TIMOTHY SWANSTON AND JAMES JESSUP Lightning on top: Sharing the Village News Shield for another 6 months is Anthony ‘Starsky’ Byron representing Merthyr Bowls Club and on the right is Dean Merlo, President of New Farm Bowls Club. Photo by James Jessup.
Heated bowls decider played After a heated competition, the New Farm Lightning has retained the Village News Shield for the fourth year in a row, defeating their rival Merthyr Bowls Club two rinks to one. New Farm team member Dean Merlo said the tight result of the hotly anticipated grudge match had already fired up players for next year’s rematch. “It was a close contest, we won two rinks to one,” Mr Merlo said. “It was a great day, the greens were running fast and it was a hot competition. We got up this year, and it’s always very exciting.” Village News understands there are
rumours that veteran Merthyr player Dave Starsky will continue to contest the shield indefinitely, until it is in the hands of Merthyr Bowls Club. The contest marks a rise of local interest in social bowls, which has been met by New Farm Bowls Club with a social barefoot tournament on Thursday nights, starting this month. “New Farm bowls club is open for barefoot bowls to any corporate or social groups looking to have fun, with cheap bar prices,” Dean said. For more information contact New Farm Bowls Club on 3358 2374.
Residents remained vocally opposed to the bulk and scale of the proposed 155 Moray St development at a recent community meeting on the project, while Council made it clear they are yet to make the final decision. Local resident Patricia Varendorff said residents met with Central Ward councillor Vicki Howard to discuss the 33-unit development application and are hopeful that Council will consider their objections. “There is no decision as yet,” Ms Varendorff said. “If the Council is taking its time making their decision, hopefully they are taking objections seriously and will follow the town plan.” Highlighted in the documents submitted on behalf of the developer, the building is almost three times the allowable outcome
for gross floor area, meaning that it is a very dense building. Other residents in the area have contacted the Village News about excessive and constant noise of drilling coming from a construction site at 40 Maxwell St, where workers are excavating. In a letter written to the Lord Mayor, a Moray St body corporate complained the noise was “causing long-term unreasonable stress and inconvenience to the residents of Moray St and Maxwell St and surrounds”. The residents complained that the noise runs for six days a week, typically from 6:30am to 5pm. Locals in the Moray St area fear that the noise of excavation being carried out could also apply in the 155 Moray St case, where builders could be required to conduct significant excavation to cater for two proposed levels of underground carpark. The residents are pushing for Council to review the need for excessive drilling and excavation work. The Village News will keep locals updated on the future of the development, after a decision is made by Council.
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Location change: The Australian Federal Police move state headquarters to Commercial Road in Newstead Photo by Chelsea Sipthorp.
AFP now in Newstead The Australian Federal Police have moved out of their Spring Hill building to set up shop in Newstead, prompting local concern over the size of a proposed barrier around the new state headquarters. An AFP spokesperson said that the organisation is aware of local concerns, but could not comment further due to security reasons.
“Whilst external works are yet to be finalised, they [the AFP] have had a lot of feedback from the locals on how attractive the facade of the building is,” the spokesperson said. “As a matter of longstanding practice, the AFP does not comment on specific aspects of security arrangements.”
Teneriffe Lions Club will focus on attracting new members and deepening its ties with other organisations in the area after its recent change of leadership. 37-year-old Scott Young, who was voted in as the Club’s new president, told Village News he hopes to work with others going forward. “I want to achieve greater presence in the community,” he said. “We cover such a diverse area, so we need to encourage greater diversity and participation. “When you’re in an organisation like Lions, you really become part of the community and meet people from right around the area.” Mr Young hopes to attract more people to join Lions Teneriffe and was buoyed by recent new members. “We had a huge growth spurt,” he said.
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Riverwalk works Structural works on the Catalina Riverwalk will begin this month with completion in late 2017. Central Ward councillor Vicki Howard said the popular section of the 15 year old boardwalk between Teneriffe and New Farm Park is being upgraded to ensure longevity and usability for local residents. “These remediation works are vital to extending the life of the Catalina Riverwalk,” Cr Howard said.
BY MIKE O’CONNOR Albion Park has become an inner city battleground as opposing parties vie for the right to redevelop the site’s prime real estate. Leading the charge to create a community sporting hub supported by some residential development and to retain harness racing is property developer and long-time harness racing fan Kevin Seymour. His plan has bought him into conflict with Racing Queensland which wants to get rid of harness and greyhound racing from Albion Park and build a $250 million mixed commercial, residential and retail hub. Mr Seymour said he wants to create a world-class facility at Albion Park. ”Our proposal provides for football and sporting fields in the infield. From the local community point of view, there’s a definite desire to see the
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area kept as open space and sporting fields as well as harness racing,” Mr Seymour said. ”What we’d like to do is to build residential complexes around the perimeter of the track and do the track facilities up with a new stand and gaming venues. ”It can be done. We would reinvest any profits out of unit development in the facility to keep upgrading it. ”When Albion Park had Silks Restaurant we were serving 600 meals a night. It was a great facility and great boon for harness racing.
”That closed when the stand was demolished and we’ve had nothing since. We were promised new stands for a long time but haven’t got them. It’s frustrating.” Racing Queensland (RQ), which governs horse, greyhound and harness racing, says it needs the money from the redevelopment of the site to fund its infrastructure program. The track was established in 1893 and Mr Seymour, who has been associated with harness racing for 50 years, says it has enormous heritage value.
”There’s also a local area plan which was approved less than six months ago by the council which provides for racing and for a sporting and recreational complex to be retained,” he said. The Brisbane City Council recently rejected a request from RQ to have its development application judged on a superseded neighbourhood plan which did not require an element of sport and recreation to take place at the site. It is up to the council to decide what will become of the site with any decision open to a court challenge. The first shots in the The Battle for Albion Park have been fired.
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FESTIVAL WRAP UP
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Local call to bring Teneriffe Festival back to its roots WORDS & IMAGES BY JAMES JESSUP Celebrating the urban renewal of the area, the Teneriffe Festival has been chalked up as a success for Teneriffe by organisers and attendees, while some locals are concerned it has outgrown the suburb. Director of Teneriffe Realty and former Teneriffe Festival chairman Richard Bodley said the festival boosted business and generated broader interest in the area. “I think we had a lot more people from outside the area this year; [there were] a lot more people interested in our business, in real estate, we had a
lot of people enquiring about property on the day,” he said. Mr Bodley said that the introduction of the $5 fee for adults did not appear to deter crowds, and was necessary for the quality of the event. “It’s a very large operation and now the costs have got to be covered, otherwise you go back to a little village fete - we don’t want it to be a village fete, we want it to be the number one event in Brisbane of its type.” Despite the massive crowds flowing through Vernon Terrace in mostly good spirits, some residents and businesses are concerned that the festival is shifting away from celebrating local renewal and
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Since 2016, we have undertaken a rigorous community consultation process – before, during and after the festival. This helped us put a lot of new processes in place to ensure that the event is enjoyable for local residents and visitors alike, but also sustainable well into the future.
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focussing too much on non-local food and alcohol consumption. President of the Teneriffe Progress Association (TPA) Ben Pritchard said more local residents appear to have avoided the festival this year. “This year I didn’t see anybody that I recognised from the local community,” he said. “There were a lot of blow-ins and a lot of food carts from outside Teneriffe; when it first started it was very much a local festival for local businesses and local residents.” Ben March-Prior, manager of the local Hemmingway Cafe, said his local customers remember a different Teneriffe Festival.
“[My customers say] it used to be a lot more Teneriffe centric, it had more flavour of the suburb,” he said. Mr March-Prior said the festival appears to be more of a hindrance to his business than it is beneficial. “We’ve got 50,000 extra people on the street and we did a really, really average trade. Like, weekday trade.” The extra foot-traffic has also affected nearby apartment building W4 Apartments according to Chairman of W4 body corporate committee, Lindsay Anlezark. “The committee is disappointed in the rubbish that was left along Skyring, in the front of our building,” Mr Anlezark said. “Nobody cleaned our area. We had to clean it – nobody approached us or the committee or the onsite manager.” Mr Anlezark also expressed concern the Festival organisers neglected to inform his building the festival was even planned. “We have an onsite manager. He was not contacted in any form, neither was anyone on the committee, nor our body corporate managers,” he said. Ben Pritchard of the TPA said a rethink of local values may be necessary for future festivals. “I really think that somehow the Teneriffe Festival has got to try and get back to a local festival for the local residents primarily,” Mr Pritchard said. Chairman of the Teneriffe Festival Ms Jillian Kingsford Smith said “Since 2016, we have undertaken a rigorous community consultation process – before, during and after the festival.” “This helped us put a lot of new processes in place to ensure that the event is enjoyable for local residents and visitors alike, but also sustainable well into the future.”
FESTIVAL WRAP UP
So what was the word on the festival ground.... THE SOCIAL NETWORKS WERE ABUZZ ...
“ Ralph Challenger - 1929 Ford Model A Fire Engine
.... MEANWHILE, THE TENERIFFE PROGRESS ASSOCIATION (TPA) WHITEBOARD WAS RACKING UP COMMENTS ...
TPA President Ben Pritchard (president@ teneriffeprogress.org.au) gave us the lowdown on issues affecting locals the most.
“The most popular comment we got from the public was support for the changes to the rules allowing pets on the cross-river ferry. “That was the same as last year... so at our next meeting there should be an endorsement... to once again press state government to change the rules. “One of the other major points of discussion today is that people want the adopted Neighbourhood Plan to be the plan that the council observes as its stated manifesto for developing Teneriffe. “All day people are saying... we make a plan and then we don’t seem to actually stick to it, which gets people really annoyed.”
Year on year since we moved in 2012 the festival has become less family-friendly, while at the same time, the number of families in the community has increased. It’s time for this ‘festival’ to reboot honestly as a food and wine-type event.
Hi it’s Cale just to say thank you for putting on such a great day at the Teneriffe festival from last Saturday. The music was great the food was very delicious…hanging with people was fun so please bring back the Teneriffe festival for 2018.
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The Teneriffe festival is not what it used to be – mainly foodie vans a beer pit and that’s about it. Not much for children/grandchildren. Shame – it was always a family event in the old days. I prefer the Brookfield show.
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As long as they are controlled dogs - there are general responsibilities when you take your dog into places, even like this festival. - Darren & Jess Raaz with dogs Kuba & Ava From Coorparoo to get to [the Teneriffe Festival] we had to walk all the way from Coorparoo down to Norman park and get the ferry across. I couldn’t see that there was a direct bus and it would be good if there were more connecting services down to the ferry on that side, rather than having to go to Woolloongabba and back in. - Andy & Odette Webb
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After 24 years, it’s still personal Family Festival: (above) The team behind Teneriffe’s Function Well Fringe Festival. (below) Face painting with Charlie Bain.
Fringe funds for locals Kicking off at dawn on July 1, the Function Well Fringe Festival in Teneriffe raised funds for a local family experiencing hardship after father of two Steve Warner lost a battle with brain cancer this year. The festival raised funds for Steve’s wife Suzie and children Emma and Josh, while at the same time raising awareness of brain cancer and providing the community with a family-friendly celebration of Steve’s life. Positioned as a charitable precursor to the Teneriffe Festival, the organiser of Function Well Fringe Festival Karla Lynch said the event transitioned well into the suburb’s later festivities.
“It’s easy to have everybody get together early in the morning and pack up by 9 o’clock so that everybody can go and enjoy the festival afterwards,” Ms Lynch said. The Function Well Fringe Festival will be back next year on the morning of the Teneriffe Festival, to give back to a local family experiencing adversity. “The people that we donate the money to are going through a bit of adversity and hardship, and it’s an easy way to give back,” Ms Lynch said.
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Teneriffe shed gets new life Metro Arts has secured the lease of the Ferryman’s Hut at Catalina Park in Teneriffe and plans to transform the facility into a vibrant hub for local artists. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the site was awarded to Metro Arts to better serve the community. “This proposal was determined to be the best fit for the community as it seeks to activate the entire facility, creating a wider community benefit,” he said. “The facility located at 29 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe, was previously a park shelter that was enclosed to accommodate community use.” One community use of the old shed was as a meeting space for the Teneriffe Progress Association (TPA). Under the new agreement, the space will continue to host a TPA meeting on the third Wednesday of every month.
Senior team kicks goals When six-year-old Fabio Zullo stepped onto the field of New Farm United Soccer Club he didn’t realise what he was getting himself swept up into. That was in 1988 and Fabio, who coaches the senior team, said he has seen his club go from strength to strength. The club’s senior side, which only began playing competitively in 2013, is hoping to make the finals of the Brisbane Capital League 2. “We currently play in Brisbane Capital League 2, which is pretty amazing for a little club like New Farm,” he said. “We play against some big teams who are financially backed, and currently for the (2017) season we’re sitting mid-table and are in contention for the top four this year,” he said. This is despite New Farm United not having a senior side until 2005, when the club put a social team together. By the time the seniors began playing competitively, New Farm United had a presence in every age group.
Seniors go strong: Team senior New Farm team of (Back row): Liam Nunn, Corey Window, Loic Morgan, Jarred Humphrey, Dan Hannah, Francisco Ramos-Meyer, Paul Panebianco, Matt Gow. (Front row): Luigi Cordova (goalie), Tim Reece, Fabio Zullo (C), Nick Dalton, Gary O’Connor, Sam Innes. Photo by Chelsea Sipthorp.
“(Since 2005) the club has gone from 150 to 400 players,” he said. Fabio puts this success down to the attitudes and the ethos at New Farm United. “Building a really good team culture is really important,” he said. “We want people to play for the club and believe in it, and I’ve never changed from that mindset.”
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360km to drive so we settled on a 360 degree circle of 360km radius.” Greg says Newstead was not the first site they inspected. “We looked at a number of different places but when we came here early in 2016, we took one look and thought ‘This is it!’,” he says. “We thought the area had a demographic that would appreciate the quality and the attention to detail that we provide. Our menu is focused on quality ingredients presented quite simply. “It’s seasonal and obviously weather dependent insofar as it affects the crops. Consistency is the challenge. Sometimes things just aren’t available. Sourcing the right produce is time-consuming and requires a lot of following up.”
We’re in the guts of winter and yes, there are perfect, endless, pale blue skies and latte sipping, frosty morning moments. But for me, this translates to one huge annual reunion; that with me and my silver, sequined Ugg boots. I’m a simple kind of woman, really. There’s a certain dress code I enjoy dressing to, in my day to day, and this style changes regularly. At the moment, I’m in my pimped-up trainers phase, but come Sunday, I let it all hang out. No hair straighteners, no make-up, no shaving, two coffees, limited car and phone - basic rules. That’s when those sparkly, eye boggling, woollen numbers hit my feet and I’m sure there’s a Rolling Stones sound track playing as I walk down the street in my jeans. Maybe Brown Sugar… and I’m Dianna Ross. No-one else can hear it, but it’s there… My silver, sequined Ugg boots were a Mother’s Day present from my
children that I hunted down online prior to the date, wrapped, and then presented to my husband saying, “I’m sure I will love these” and, do you know what? I did! These Uggies have travelled. They’ve been to Toowoomba, Stradbroke Island, Coles, cafes (but I draw the line at restaurants), school rugby games and more. And, I’m proud of my children that they don’t seem to be embarrassed by me. That says a lot about them as individuals. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll pass on my bold partialness for bad taste Uggs, to them. Maybe they will venture forth one day, as young adults or older and don an outrageous pair of fur-balls that will help transcend their normal day to outstanding, that will elevate them to buoyant, that will put a spring in their step because, hey, every once in a while, you’ve got to laugh at yourself, cutting through social taboos and rules of society with one shimmering, lightning bolt moment. (At least that’s what I keep telling myself.) I know what you’re all thinking. “Where can I get myself a piece of that Ugg boot action?” Seek and you shall find, my friends. Seek and you shall find…
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Customers can actively participate in this process by donating their used coffee cups to the recycling station. We plant seedlings in these cups and in the warmer months you can buy them at the shop.
Tucked among the concrete and brick urban forest of Fortitude Valley there are promising signs of life and growth. One such place is a weekday bustling hub of delicious locally roasted coffee, uniquely tasty food, fresh juices and healthy smoothies. Urban Lung Cafe is this exciting sapling nestled beneath the branches of a spreading flame tree. Using biodegradable coffee cups, recycled wood tables and shop fittings and locally sourced ingredients the cafe is positioning itself as a leader of sustainable business in Brisbane. Having been founded on ethical and sustainable values it is catering for an increasing trend towards ethical consumerism and quality ingredients. The emphasis on sustainability permeates throughout the business with every item being either compostable or recyclable.
“All of our packaging is compostable, we even compost our green waste and used coffee grounds. This has helped to reduce our landfill waste significantly” manager Mark said. “Customers can actively participate in this process by donating their used coffee cups to the recycling station. We plant seedlings in these cups and in the warmer months you can buy them at the shop.” For an ethical and positive cafe experience, there is no going past this local gem. Urban Lung is located at 421 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley and is open 5 days a week with ample free parking.
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Planning for the future senior voice TONY TOWNSEND During our lives we all plan, whether it be the housework, business or when and where to go on holiday. Just as important is planning for your future as you age. Most focus on financial stability, but although important, there are other considerations and NSA is working on a comprehensive checklist which might include: • Make a Will and let the family know where it is • C onsider appointing someone trustworthy for an Enduring Power of Attorney to take care of your life should you lose your marbles • Similarly, register how you want your life to end with an Advanced Health Care Directive before you lose those marbles and again make sure it is readily available should it be needed in a hurry
• Note that neither an EPA or AHCD are valid interstate and will need to be renewed if you move interstate • C onsider where you want to pass your later years and end your life, and the proximity of family as well as friends particularly should one partner pass before the other. There have been all too many stories of retirees attracted to the Gold Coast lifestyle for example, and finding themselves isolated from needed family support in later life • If you consider down-sizing, do so in time to put down roots and make friends in the new location • Make sure your passwords for joint accounts etc are readily available for your surviving partner/executer • Above all, enjoy your later years knowing you have a plan which will meet all eventualities August events include: Thurs am - Mah-jong (Eastern style) at The Brunswick Hotel, Mon 7th & Fri 18th - Stitch & Bitch at New Farm Library, Fri 18th - Dinner at Pizzantica Italian Restaurant in Gray Street, Wed 6th September - AGM at the Merthyr Uniting Church. For details call Val Murphy on 0403 713 040.
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Local legend releases new album BY JULIAN LEHNERT Acclaimed musician and longtime staple of the Brisbane music journalism scene Sean Sennett has released a new album, the collaborative ten-track record I Left My Heart in Highgate Hill (pictured). Written and produced in part by Sennett, the album features ten female local talents lending their voices to create a musical experience focused on love and the city of Brisbane. “I was looking for a new way to make a record where I could concentrate more on the songs,” said Sennett. “Once I had Shelley Evans sing Valentine’s Day for me I thought ‘This is a whole new world here’! “Just the idea of recording a whole album with these different women really took hold then.” I Left My Heart in Highgate Hill started out as a simple riff for a song created at a song writing camp which was then developed into an album with the assistance of long-time friends and colleagues of Sennett such as John Willsteed of The Go-Betweens.
“I’d known John for years, we had recorded a lot of tracks that hadn’t seen the light of day,” said Sennett. “A couple of those I had lying around I knew I couldn’t sing, but I knew that if I had a good singer they could pull it off. John is on a couple of those,” Sennett said of Willsteed, whose guitar can be heard on Angel Of Brisbane and A Notion Of Your Heart. “Deb Suckling (A Notion Of Your Heart) was very instrumental in helping me connect with women who could sing the songs,” Sennett said. “Shelley was singing at a session I was doing; I asked Deb to be involved and she brought Sahara Beck (We’ve Come A Long Way), Jackie Marshall (Mrs John Henry) and Roz Pappalardo (On Christmas Day). “Megan Cooper (Oscar and Lucinda) was just me putting something on Facebook; Charlotte Emily (Winter In August) I saw playing at the local fete,” he explained, highlighting the album’s diverse line-up.
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The Ward’s: Margaret Ward, James Ward, Dominic Ward, Tess Ward, Ivan Ward, Patrick Kennedy, Iain Ward and James Delahunty. Front row: Jane Gabb, Jeny Kinniburg (nee Ward), Alastair Ward, Margaret Ward, Bernece Kennedy.
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Many of the 120 people at the New Farm Historical Society meeting on July 22 remembered James Delahunty as the Ekka pharmacist, as that was a position he held for 29 years, up until 2000. Having lost none of his potency, James kept everyone enthralled with his history of chemist Moses Ward, the third chemist in Brisbane in the late 1870s.
Moses also acted as a dentist. His pharmacy building in Fortitude Valley, the Apothecaries Hall, established in 1862, still stands and is now occupied by The APO Restaurant. A number of Mr Ward’s descendants were at the meeting, and some had followed in his footsteps as dentists, pharmacists or chemists.
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historical society GERARD BENJAMIN Walkers and cyclists passing Freshwater Apartments at Gray Street, New Farm, may have already noticed the property’s new historical plaque. The installation offers a broadbrush account of the site’s transition from William Ruddle’s substantial family home (Harnham) to the Maloney brothers’ maritime wharf, to the navy’s HMAS Moreton, right up to the contemporary resort-style apartment building. Naturally, there are many other interesting events which could have been recorded if space permitted. One relates to the family in straitened circumstances who rented Harnham from William Ruddle in 1897. Late in 1896, Edward Owen Rees, owing £2,181, had been declared bankrupt, and his wife was expecting their eighth child. An insurance agent, he had not recovered from the losses caused by the disastrous floods of 1893. There had also been damage to their Yeronga home, along with a depression in the mercantile broking business, sickness in family, and the pressure of creditors. 1896 had not been a good year for E.O. Rees. On February 13 that year, he had almost lost his life when a collison on the river at South Brisbane resulted in the steam ferry Pearl sinking with the loss of 29 people. Rees was among the 60 rescued. As the newspaper reported, “Mr. Rees, on finding that the steamer was going down, dived overboard and surfaced up near the funnel; avoiding that, he had some difficulty in getting clear of the wreckage. Eventually he drifted down the river and was picked up by a boat”. Since the trustee in the bankruptcy was Thomas Welsby from neighbouring Amity house, it’s likely that the Rees’s arrangement at Harnham was organised between
Harnham home: The Gray Street frontage, along with a cow and chook. (Courtesy Ruddle family)
Lloyd Rees: Postcard sent to Daphne Mayo in 1916. (UQ Daphne Mayo Collection)
Welsby and Ruddle. Here in February 1898, Mrs Rees gave birth to a son (Merlin). By June, the family was on the move, reportedly to Manly. The auction of an extensive list of furnishings included a ‘superior iron-frame cottage piano in a figured walnut case, by Aucher Freres’, along with ‘oil paintings, pictures, and an easel’. In case the reader has pricked up an artistic ear at the mention of the name ‘Rees’, yes, the suspicion is correct. The second-youngest member of the Harnham household in 1898 was three-year-old Lloyd Frederic Rees, later to become the well-known Australian painter who reputedly taught himself to draw by copying images of old French and Italian buildings. Despite the fact that the boy would have hardly remembered the family’s short stay at Harnham, he could not have helped continuing to hear about New Farm. One of his art teachers at the Central Technical College in George Street was R. Godfrey Rivers (1858-1925) who was a sometime resident at Moraybank (now the Moray Café corner), and who was married from St Michael and All Angels’ Church. Rees’s fellow art student was Daphne Mayo, to whom he became engaged in 1922, though it was broken off in 1925 when he moved to Sydney.
Daphne Mayo, later to become Australia’s leading female sculptor, was commissioned in 1929-30 by Archbishop Duhig to supply the Stations of the Cross and the entranceway tympanum for the new Holy Spirit Church in Villiers Street. Is it possible that Lloyd Rees received early subliminal inspiration for many of his paintings featuring water, by living for just a short time on what a 1933 auction notice of the old Ruddle estate described as “one of the finest blocks on the whole of the Brisbane River”?
Considering that so many waterside workers were once employed in New Farm and Teneriffe, August’s talk to the New Farm & Districts Historical Society will resonate with those interested in the locality’s maritime past. Wharfie is the title of Lesley Synge’s profile of militant worker Wal Stubbings (1913-2014) who laboured on Brisbane wharves in the war years. “What was it like to be a wharfie… especially one who visited the USSR (he met Khrushchev, Yuri Gagarin and Castro), was involved in street marches, was under constant surveillance by ASIO and yet survived to the ripe old age of 101?” asks Lesley. Come and find out on Saturday 26 August when Lesley addresses the Society’s monthly meeting at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre, 2-4pm. All are welcome. For more details, phone 0409 498 402.
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A colourful place for community BY ANNEMARIE WHITE On a twilight stroll last year I was surprised the old building on the corner of Skyring Terrace and Commercial Road was no longer the tired old space that had once housed a gym, but a freshly painted building with a bright name plate, Community Place, and a colourful invitation saying Everyone Welcome. Peering inside I could see an eclectic group of people gathered around high tables painting. My curiosity piqued I went in and discovered a community treasure trove brimming with chatter and delight. It is a place where locals, and even those from further afield, come together and enjoy a variety of free activities, and the creators of the space could not be happier. The large Newstead holding of Riverside Marine has been operated
by the Campbell Family since 1986. “We love this area and have a natural affinity for it so we wanted to find ways to engage with the local population,“ says Angus Campbell. “This local connection is really important to us and to our business.” Angus explains that his father Hume was inspired by his American mate Tom Fox, who when successfully developing the riverside in New York City, believed his success was grounded in his community engagement. “Tom established big sky thinking with creative classes and opportunities for the local people to gather productively. Dad brought that philosophy here and we see Community Place as a fun space with an open-door policy where people can create, exercise, learn and just enjoy meeting new people,” Angus says. The large interior features art tables and chairs, comfy couches including a chaise lounge, a piano that regularly has its ivories tinkled, a yoga area and even a Columbian Barber shop where Maria offers the best haircuts for a “budget local price”.
Although the Campbell family company provides everything, Angus says, “the beauty of this place is that it is not at all corporate and is bustlingly successful because the community has embraced Hume’s spirit of community engagement”. Every Tuesday night from 6-8pm Community Place is awash in colour with close to one hundred people sketching, drawing and painting. Canvases, paint, brushes and all the art paraphernalia is provided free of charge as budding artists create a riot of colour. Prachi has been coming since the Centre opened and her enthusiasm encouraged friends Lakshmi and Purvia to join her. Putting the finishing touch to a bold painting, Prachi says, “We love painting together and find we encourage each other to create bigger and better”. First timers Jess and Zoe are very excited to find this escape. “Jess lives over the road and we passed this place coming home on the late bus last night from Uni,” says Zoe. “We thought it looked cool, so we thought we’d try it and we are glad we did. It has a great vibe, and although I am not too sure about my art ability, it looks like a great place to make new friends,” says Zoe. Archibald prize finalist Tom
Budding artists: Zoe White, Jessina Cheney and teacher Steve Ninnes of Teneriffe. Photo by Chelsea Sipthorp.
MacBeth, who has painted portraits of the world’s famous including Princess Mary, can often be seen giving friendly advice alongside local artist and teacher Stephen Ninnes and artist Sandi Kafrouni. For all activities and timetable visit Facebook: Community Place Teneriffe
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The beauty in nature The connection between fashion and agriculture will again be celebrated at this year’s Ekka with the Natural Fibres Fashion Parades showcasing the creative possibilities of wool, cotton, linen, silk and leather. Sophie Loxley (pictured front), a first-year student designer at Billy Blue College of Design, is one of a contingent of student designers selected to show their designs on the Ekka runway this year after completing a coat from wool with hand felted wool embellishments – the result of months of hard work. “It’s the first time I will be able to have a piece exhibited ever, so it’s great to have made something that I designed completely receiving some feedback,” Sophie said. Sophie’s statement felted coat took her around 100 hours to create, resulting in a rich blend of autumn colours inspired by the renewal of natural environments. “I wanted to put the beauty in decay and decomposition, and really go with that crazy overgrown feel,” she said. For the first time this year, student designs Brisbane’s four major tertiary fashion courses Billy Blue,
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australian Institute of Creative Design (AICD) and TAFE Qld will be showcased on the Ekka runway. Ekka fashion event director Laura Churchill said student designers were often a favourite segment of the shows. “I know a few of the students have taken the 140th anniversary of Ekka into consideration in their design inspiration this year and have injected nods to history into their garments, which is great to see,” Ms Churchill said. The Back to Nature Natural Fibres Fashion Parades will be staged on the Entertainment and Fashion Stage, upper level, Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds at 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30pm daily during the Ekka.
Online: The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane live streams will be hosted by actress, model, TV presenter, and 2014 Miss World Australia Courtney Thorpe. Photo by James Jessup.
Brisbane fashion lovers will have a chance to catch all the glitz and glamour of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival as it happens online. Organiser Lindsay Bennett said as a result of high demand for tickets and a complete sell-out, the festival’s runways and pre-show events would be broadcast on Facebook Live for fans. There will also be special films and coverage produced for the event, hosted by 2014 Miss World Australia winner Courtney Thorpe. Viewers will be privy to a realtime backstage glimpse of hair and makeup preparations and the VIP Runway Lounge. The livestreaming will not only allow locals who missed out on tickets a chance to see the next big trends in fashion, but also give Brisbane’s growing fashion industry international exposure and reach. The Festival is on from August 27-30 and is produced by Mercedes Benz and Brisbane City Council. For information visit mbff.com.au
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Further growth ahead FOR K ANGAROO POINT
R Renewed growth: Place Real Estate Kangaroo Point director Simon Caulfield says indicators point to an exciting future for the suburb. Photo by James Jessup.
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ecent urban renewal and a stream of new business opportunities are driving an updated neighbourhood plan for Kangaroo Point. Place Real Estate Kangaroo Point director Simon Caulfield said the neighbourhood plan was a community focussed endeavour which has included discussion of a new business hub to serve community needs. “People will have a better understanding of what future developments are coming out of the area; it’s also working very much on a community focus for the town centre,” Mr Caulfield said. In addition to retail spaces, the neighbourhood plan is a response to recent residential development and interest in the area. “At the moment we’ve seen a number of higher-end products with residential projects in particular, whether proposed or under construction,” Simon said. “That’s attracting a different mentality in the marketplace from buyers.”
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Mr Caulfield, who has previously lived and sold property in the area, was not on the neighbourhood planning committee, but has spoken to locals and has acted as a community link for decision makers. “I have definitely put a lot of my professional and personal opinions to those on the committee to ensure that they’re getting feedback from somebody who’s at the coalface.” The growth has inspired Place to open a new office in Kangaroo Point. “I think the exciting thing for us is because we are aware of all the growth and we have been the number one agent in the Kangaroo Point suburb for the past few years, we have made a decision to physically open up our own office space.” “If anyone is seeking any information on the revised town plan or they want to know anything more about this exciting development, they’re more than welcome to contact me for that information.” For information, contact email@example.com
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St Joseph’s Leads Way I N P O S I T I V E E D U C AT I O N
For a wholesome education, local families are increasingly looking towards smaller, more nurturing school communities like St Joseph’s Primary School in Kangaroo Point. Situated North-West of The Gabba, the school is home to only 325 students from prep to grade six. Principal Micheal O’Sullivan (pictured) said parents were recognising the value of a smaller educational community. “Our parents enjoy the close-knit community that happens here and I think, the value of a good education,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
St Joseph’s Primary School prides itself on Christian values, a multi-cultural community, and high-quality resources. “We’ve got some great facilities with contemporary and flexible learning spaces,” Mr O’Sullivan said. “There are good quality resources for the students, as well as good quality teaching - our teachers and school officers are one of our best assets.” St Joseph’s offers an established cultural program with more than three quarters of the students participating, as well as excellent sporting opportunities for its students. St Joseph’s NAPLAN results are above the State average, however the school understands the importance of a rounded education and aims to teach students more than just what is examinable. “Children need to be educated in a multi-cultural world because that’s really the world we live in,” Mr O’Sullivan said, referring to the school’s diversity of ethnicity and religions. The school encapsulates positive community values, and hopes to share that with future families and students.
A hidden gem in K. Point Hidden deep within Kangaroo Point is tropical garden oasis, Summer House, which hosts relaxing live music five nights a week. Owned by Jesse Jones (pictured), Summer House opened over three years ago to local acclaim, and since then has grown into a favourite for residents all over Brisbane. “It’s very much a hidden gem, but once you find it, you there’s no getting away from its eclectic outdoor space,” Mr Jones said. Summer House puts its service values into practice, with the comforting vibe encouraging friendly interactions with staff. The staff treat the restaurant like it
was their living room,” Mr Jones said. “The staff talk to our customers as if they are friends.” Mr Jones has grown the space over the years to include an ever expanding decor, capturing the spirit of a summer sunset. “The space is the most unique thing about it; every week I’m finding more plants and putting more lights up. “It’s a very rustic romantic vibe, there are torches and lanterns everywhere, and plants and foliage everywhere.” Although the secret is out, the vibe is very much one of comfort and privacy - it is definitely a destination worth considering for your next meal out.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Kangaroo Point is committed to the development of the unique gifts and interests of young boys and girls. All are actively challenged by our dedicated teachers to develop to their fullest potential. A pathway to some of Brisbane’s leading secondary schools, your child will enjoy exceptional facilities and comprehensive programs in the Arts, Music, and dynamic interschool physical education.
Enrolments open for 2018 & 2019 Discover more at www.stjosephskpt.qld.edu.au Leopard St, Kangaroo Point. Perfectly located for parents who work in the CBD. August 2017 I villageNews
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COUNCIL CONNECTIONS CATALINA RIVERWALK MAINTENANCE We have some very valued public parks, boardwalks, and buildings that all residents enjoy - keeping them ship-shape and fit for purpose is vital to ensure we continue to enjoy the lifestyle and leisure opportunities the inner city has to offer. The Catalina Riverwalk requires remediation work to ensure the riverwalk remains able to be enjoyed well into the future, and we are pleased to announce that these works will start in early August 2017 and are expected to be completed by late 2017, weather and tide conditions permitting. The project will include: • replacement of precast concrete components • new bracing on the concrete piles • general concrete repairs • replacement of timber planks • installation of new stainless steel balustrades. During construction Council will set up equipment on the riverwalk. The riverwalk will remain open during the majority of works, however during the replacement of the timber planks at the northern end of the site, a full closure is required for approximately two weeks. Detours and appropriate signage will be in place to warn users of the changed conditions ahead and provide an alternate route.
CATHEDRAL SQUARE UPGRADE We are also pleased to let you know that our upgrade of Spring Hill’s Cathedral Square at Ann Street and Wharf Streets is underway. This popular Square’s refurbishment includes: • construction of a new green space to replace the existing toilet block and fountain
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• Capri in Italy – Amazing views, great lifestyle and weather, and from March-November, no mad tourist traffic as non-resident vehicles are not allowed on the roads. • A tie between London & Tokyo - I’ve lived in both places and there’s just so much to experience. • Melbourne - It’s all about the food, wine, cosmopolitan arts scene and culture.
A MEMORABLE DINING EXPERIENCE?
When in London last year, I was fortunate to enjoy incredibly innovative modern British cuisine when we undertook The Journey dining experience at Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant The Fat Duck - all fourteen-courses of it!
AN ‘OFF-THE-BEATEN’ TRACK STORY?
When I worked at Uluru, I climbed the rock with a bottle of Taittinger champagne in my backpack. I shared it with my fellow climbers when we finally reached the top – the perfect way to celebrate a bucket-list experience!
YOUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL TALE?
As a young traveller on a road trip in Victoria, I managed to lose our car keys in the surf at Torquay. A local hotel very kindly gave us a room for the night and some cash to tide us over until my mother arrived (from Mt Gambier!) with a spare set of keys. We were then able to access wallets and pay them back. It highlighted the wonderful hospitality of strangers when you’re on the road.
YOUR NUMBER #1 TRAVEL TIP TO SHARE?
Talk to the locals, especially when travelling alone. Find out what they know, where the bargains are and all the hidden secret places.
THREE ‘MUST-TAKE’ ITEMS?
• Take your old clothes so you can throw them away and replace them with brand new ones
• A portable mobile phone charger • Must-have travel medicines for small health emergencies
FAVOURITE BOOK/S RELATING TO TRAVEL
The Lonely Planet guide. As a 15-year-old exchange student in Japan, it was my go-to point of reference for nearly everything!
ANY OTHER TRAVEL THOUGHTS?
I think travel should be compulsory for everyone. An exchange student experience in Japan opened my eyes to the world and they’ve been wide open ever since!
• construction of a new public toilet in the Wharf Street and Turbot Street corner of the park • replacement of tiles, an upgrade of the stairs, raised garden beds, landscaping and park furniture. This is one of a number of key city parks which will be receiving upgrades in this financial year. More details on other projects will feature in future editions.
TENERIFFE FERRYMAN’S HUT Recently, Metro Arts were successful in the expression of interest process for community use of the Teneriffe Ferryman’s hut on Macquarie Street.
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Teneriffe chef dishes secret to top tacos village food ANNABELLE CHAPPLE From sweet grandmas behind street food stalls, to run-off-their- feet back street chefs, it seems everyone from Mexico has had a hand in teaching Evan White (pictured) the secrets to their national cuisine. After two years travelling the country, the head chef has returned to Australia, snubbing his hometown of Sydney to open his dream Mexican restaurant down a laneway off Creek Street in Brisbane’s CBD. I sat down with the now Teneriffe local to hear why Mexicans are agricultural superheroes and what makes Coyotito stand out.
WHERE DID YOU LEARN TO COOK?
I’m from Sydney originally and did my apprenticeship around Surry Hills, Newtown and all those innercity areas. Then I went off to Europe where I cut my teeth as a chef working in fine dining restaurants and ended up actually living in Mexico for two years. That was where the inspiration for Coyotito came from.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU ON THAT TRIP?
I was blown away when I got to Mexico because the produce was amazing. They’re kind of the kings of agriculture. The ancient Mexicans took corn from a wild grass seed and turned it into what we know to be corn today. When the Spaniards arrived in the country they found 400 different types of potatoes that didn’t exist in Europe. In Australia we probably have three different types of avocadoes, in Mexico there are around 36 different varieties.
WHO TAUGHT YOU TO COOK THERE?
I was based in Cancun but spent most of my time travelling around and learning from different locals. If I went to a restaurant and really liked something I’d pester the chef, get in the kitchen and work a night for free to get the recipe. I would talk to old ladies cooking at the markets. I met
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a lot of really cool people and visited rougher areas I wouldn’t necessarily have seen as a tourist all through this universal language of food. That’s what I love about cooking - the compassion in it.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO CAPTURE FROM MEXICO AND BRING TO BRISBANE?
I returned to Australia 9 years ago and always had it in my mind that I wanted to do something, but struggled with the lack of supply of the proper ingredients. After years of head-cheffing around Brisbane restaurants I met with the guys at Brooklyn Standard who wanted to do a Mexican project. I jumped on board and said, “No store-bought tortillas, let’s do this!”. It just amazes me no one else is doing fresh tortillas. I feel like I’m the only Italian restaurant that makes its own pasta! In opening Coyotito I also wanted to break away from the usual taco seasoning, shredded lettuce style of Mexican that’s big and sloppy with
heaps of cream on it. I just wanted to showcase traditional recipes. We use fresh ingredients, our seafood is sustainably farmed or wild caught, the meat is free range and organic when possible, we use a small boutique fruit and vegetable supplier and a friend of mine who owns a farm Cedar Creek way supplies us with our weird Mexican ingredients.
ONE TIP FOR COOKS WANTING QUALITY MEXICAN AT HOME?
Fresh ingredients. And I would urge everyone to buy a small, inexpensive tortilla press. The difference you get from making those fresh breads, it’s like everything - fresh bread is fresh bread. Tortillas are also very versatile once you’ve made the dough you can press them out, cook them up or even dry them and fry them to make the original corn chips. It also has to be Masa corn. It has a different grit to it, it’s stone ground and it’s been treated with lime, the mineral. Once you have tacos on fresh tortillas you never really go back.
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ANNABELLE’S TIPS This is one of Coyotito’s most popular dishes - it’s fresh, light and packed with punchy flavour. Prepare the fish at least half an hour before wanting to eat it, so it has time to cure in the lime juice. On making the tortilla dough: it should come together in your fingertips without cracking and be neither too sticky nor too crumbly.
Coyotito’s Tortillas 1 ½ cups masa harina** 1 cup
fresh jalapeño chillies
½ cucumber 1
skinless kingfish fillet*
red onion, finely diced
1 bunch fresh coriander, finely chopped salt, pepper
method To prepare the ceviche, de-seed and dice the jalapeños, place in a large mixing bowl. De-seed the cucumber, peel, and dice it and add it to the jalapeños. Slice the avocado in half, cut one side into cubes and add to bowl. Slice the other half and reserve the long slices for dressing the tacos. Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl, toss them together, cover and place in the fridge for at least half an hour before eating. *Ask your friendly fishmonger to remove the pin bones and blood line from the fillet. If you can’t find kingfish a sashimi-grade fish works.
method In a large mixing bowl add masa flour and just ¼ cup of the water. Add oil and salt to the dough and mix together using fingers. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the dough is soft and pliable like Play Doh. Work the dough for 10 minutes by hand or for 4 minutes in a mixer with a dough hook, on medium speed. Cover the dough
with a damp tea towel until you plan to use it, to stop it from drying out. Prepare tortillas by breaking off a ping-pong ball-sized piece of dough and rolling into a smooth ball - not too thick. Line each side of your tortilla press with baking paper, press down firmly, then turn the tortilla and press a second time. Stack tortillas on a large plate separated by baking paper.
To toast the tortillas, heat a dry pan or BBQ plate on medium heat. Place tortilla on heat. It should bubble slightly and rise when you turn it. Cook 1 minute per side. Transfer to a clean cloth-lined basket and wrap to keep warm. **Masa, a traditional corn flour used for tortillas, is found at specialty delis. Evan recommends Pennisi’s at Woolloongabba.
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Confusion when booking New Farm’s ‘town hall’ BY TIMOTHY SWANSTON Confusion as to the Merthyr Uniting Church’s booking policy has seen a group of people meet outside in the bus shelter. The confusion was as to how patrons access public liability insurance when conducting public meetings, with the Church requiring those who wish to hold meetings to take out their own public liability insurance. Reverend Murray Fysh said it was important people were clear on how they could book out the neighbourhood’s ‘unofficial town hall’. “We would usually suggest to those wanting to hire out the hall that there were a number of ways to get the insurance – with it being probably the easiest to put it on your own home and contents policy,” Rev Fysh said. “Our Synod has insisted that we have a hire agreement, and part of that is about public liability insurance to ensure that people are covered if accidents happen,” he said. Manager of the Uniting Church
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Queensland’s Group Insurance, David Munro, said the Church’s insurance policy only covered activities run by the Church. “The Uniting Church Public Liability insurance only provides cover for Uniting Church entities and activities,” Mr Munro said. “All hirers must hold their own public liability insurance, which is standard practice.” Requesting organiser’s public liability insurance appears to be common among community spaces, and the Uniting Church would still like to position itself as a community space despite this confusion. “We are very happy for our facilities to be used right across the community and want the process to be as simple as possible, without making it arduous,” Rev Fish said. Anyone booking the church is encouraged to call ahead to discuss insurance, with Rev Fysh being very amenable to enquiry.
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Breaking with tradition PAUL FAIRWEATHER My Grandfather’s name was Jack Broke Fairweather. The unusual middle moniker was a family tradition stemming from the English-American War of 1812. A direct ancestor served under Rear-Admiral Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke on the HMS Shannon. He was so impressed by the bravery and leadership his Captain showed in the decisive and brutal victory over the USS Chesapeake in 1813, he named his first born Broke. My Grandfather was not fond of his middle name, so, if you will excuse the pun, he broke with the tradition. My brother, a braver man then I, resurrected the name. Given the reaction of his son, I very much doubt it will live on past the current generation. I was very fond of my Grandfather and was keen on our first born to share his JBF initials. I eagerly suggested Bill as a middle name, but my wife Kara was less than impressed. This led to a standoff that lasted to the end of the statutory time required to submit the naming certificate. The attachment to the name Bill came from when I as a small boy.
My older brother and I were both constructors and called ourselves Boss and Bill as we went about building all manner of creations. As I was smaller and younger, I was clearly Bill, though over the years I teasingly suggested to my elder sibling that his recollection was wrong and I was Boss and he was Bill. Whilst it was in jest as I strongly identified with being Bill, maybe there was a secret regret that I was not the boss - the seed for future leadership battles in my business and private life, not least the battle of naming our son. I wonder if my un-named ancestor would have seen my actions in the war of 2006 as an act of bravery or the folly that it was. We had less trouble with naming our daughter. Initially we both readily and happily agreed on Claudia, pronounced Clawdia. Then someone said it was pronounced Cloudia. Given my surname, we forecasted this might cause some confusion and it was abandoned in favour of Camille. For our son, in the end we settled on Nicholas. Neither Kara nor I are sure what inspired the choice, but it just seemed right. Nicholas himself is bewildered that we could have considered any other name as he is so obviously a Nicholas, and horrified that he might have had a different billing! As the saying goes, If it ain’t broke…….
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This newly built luxury home has it all - space, architectural beauty and functionality that will cater for the needs of the most discerning buyer. Set in the highly coveted Oxlade Drive, this immaculate 416sqm residence has been created and crafted to the highest of architectural standards. Bringing together modern and minimalistic open plan design with the grandeur of large living spaces, the quality of workmanship is showcased within every aspect of the home. Fully automated with a state of the art security system and internal lift access to all levels this show stopping residence offers:
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Auction Saturday 19th August at 1pm On Site Matt Lancashire 0416 476 480 email@example.com Scott Darwon 0401 151 090 firstname.lastname@example.org
3641/30 Hollins Crescent, New Farm This stunning sixth floor apartment is the perfect location on the river at Cutters Landing. It’s quiet, highly sought after and will always be in demand. • • • • •
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9 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe Just picture falling out of bed in the morning, grabbing a coffee from the kitchen and strolling to the local’s park with the family and dogs. You can just hang out in Teneriffe park until whenever, and watch the sun set behind the CBD skyline. This opportunity is without doubt a ‘standout’ listing for 2017. With an incredibly rare two street access from Ellis Street, and situated at the very peak of Teneriffe Hill, this is hands down a very real chance to buy a six bedroom house that won’t be repeated for decades to come. This is an absolute rarity, and if there is any house you don’t want to miss, it’s this one. What an exceptional piece of Teneriffe real estate. Come visit. rwnf.com.au
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‘‘Karla is an agent of exceptional quality, who is very reliable, trustworthy, hard working, diligent and most of all Karla carries out the wishes of her clients until the job is done. Ms Lynch is entrusted with virtually all of the property sales at London Woolstore due to her reputation with residents and purchasers alike. Real Estate is a tough gig but Karla Lynch works her way through the tough parts of her job during which time Karla has climbed the sales ladder within Ray White. Recognition by her peers and by the industry in general has always been taken in her stride because Karla truly puts her clients first and has been highly rewarded for her attitude.’’ Ralph Martell - On Site Manager London Woolstores Teneriffe
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Track Record 24/25 James St, Fortitude Valley 24/222 Bowen Tce, New Farm 1109/161 Grey St, Southbank 15/25 James St, Fortitude Valley 87 Little Chester St, New Farm 22/27 Cunningham St, Newstead 9A Hickey St, New Farm 55 Mountford Rd, New Farm
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B R U N S W I C K S T R E E T FA C E L I F T The Newstead landscape has seen incredible changes over the last few years. Sure there has been negative talk focused on the apartment complexes and parking concerns. But last Wednesday as I was enjoying a loose leafed black tea at Pantry360 at the base of Unison, in the Gasworks precinct, I realised what an exciting hub this area had become. My kid’s scooter at the Gasworks, Aleesha regularly uses the parklands and many of the new restaurants are full most nights of the week. While the talk of the town is focused on our peninsula and talking about the battle for the available unit buyer, the local community that sits outside these shiny new precincts should be looking at their ‘high streets’ and talking about ‘what comes next?’ New Farm & Teneriffe have offered 4 key congregation areas in recent times. They are the heritage Woolstore precinct, the James Street cosmopolitan district, Merthyr road shopping centre and the Brunswick ‘High’ Street. On weekends New Farm streets fill up with Brisbanites as they enjoy our parks, shopping centres and markets. So it stands to reason that local business should take advantage of the swell in population while they are here. The Brunswick Street area from Harcourt to Brown Street is in desperate need of a face lift. Many of the shops are sitting vacant, the footpath lacks continuity and it is falling behind its neighbouring hubs. Over the coming months a number of local businesses will be working with local government to reinvigorate our regions, starting with Brunswick Street. With many locals enjoying a croissant at Choquette, a curry at Taj Mahal or a movie at New Farm Cinemas there is still a lot of foot traffic, it’s just time for a bit of a face lift. As a community we must support our local villages. Shopping local, investing locally and supporting local groups is part of our culture. It’s not about dragging any area down, but raising the local tide to lift all boats.
haesley is the local principal of living here cush partners and a columnist for the sunday mail. portions of this article may be an extract from his column.
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What an amazing Place. “I left as the leading agent to embark on this exciting, yet unknown seven year journey with a brand I truly respected.” – Judy Goodger
Managing Director, Judy Goodger discusses the successful growth of Place New Farm and the inspiration behind their new office renovation. What are some of the greatest achievements for the New Farm ofﬁce over the past seven years?
Why did you choose Brunswick Street, New Farm?
The New Farm office opened in one of the toughest markets in 2010, so our greatest achievement has been growing an incredibly strong team in Brisbane’s most competitive property market.
We saw a hole in this marketplace at the time and it was a natural progression for myself and Place. I live in New Farm and have a strong name within the local community that I built over the length of my career and it just seemed like the right fit at the time as the Bulimba office dominated the eastern suburbs.
We are consistently in the top three for sales volume and frequently achieve the top office marketing award across the Place Group. What makes our office so special is the atmosphere we have created – it is energetic, fun and supportive, which are important attributes when working tirelessly to achieve the best results. In 2010, we started with a small sales team and no property management staff, now we have seven high performing lead agents. While we are relatively small in terms of staff numbers, we are a dynamic team and punch well above our weight.
It is a central location that allows the team to service the north, south, east and west suburbs of Brisbane. Brunswick Street is a very popular strip with high visibility. Since 2010, we’ve doubled in size, with new agents joining and existing lead agents expanding their own teams as well. To accommodate this growth, we also took over the ice cream shop which was next door to us.
As the director of Place New Farm, what do you enjoy most about leading this team? Before opening the office, I had expertise in running my own sales teams, so it was the next step to grow a larger Place team. I get so much enjoyment out of seeing the agents, sales support and property managers grow and succeed in terms of both sales and personal lives. From financial growth to personal development, it is my number one priority that all of our people feel like they are on the road to achieving their own dreams. What inspired the recent ofﬁce renovation? It is important for our people to have an inviting working environment. The office was due for a makeover and we wanted to capture a fresh, homely and modern environment in line with the Place brand and our flagship Bulimba office. The design oozes earthy, natural colour tones combined with marble and textured wallpaper. We have used our signature colour palette, Dulux Domino and Dulux Grid, teamed with Calacatta marble benchtops while featuring a beautifully hand painted bookshelf and architectural pendants from Lumen8.
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Coffee king’s home for sale Di Bella Coffee, now a household name, had its start in a New Farm townhouse by local entrepreneurs Phillip and Gianna Di Bella (pictured). The property where it all began is now on the market. Ms Di Bella, 42, recalls how the townhouse acted as the headquarters for their business in its infancy. “That’s where the Di Bella story started,” she said. “The garage is where we set up everything and roasted the coffee beans for the Saturday markets with a borrowed roaster,” she said. The Di Bellas sold their coffee business in 2014 to the Retail Food Group. Ms Di Bella has now moved into a career professional training and mind
coaching, while Mr Di Bella remains with Retail Food Group and recently launched Di Bella coffee into the North American market. The locality of this townhouse was especially convenient to tap into the inner-city areas, which proved crucial to setting up their coffee business, Ms Di Bella said. “It was so convenient to get around to customers,” she said. “The location is hands-down the best thing about the property, and the cafes in the area are all within walking distance.” To be auctioned on Saturday, 19th August unless sold prior. Call Matt Lancashire 0423 193 920. Ray White New Farm.
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