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committee into extending the gardens I HAVE noticed with great interest to be even grander. the public debate that has been The single-mindedness of the body growing over the last couple of months corporate committee is astonishing. in relation to the fencing of Body When I have raised the issue with Corporate land at Mactaggarts Place, Mactaggarts owners and explained the hence denying public access from that outcomes I get a firm rejection to the point in Vernon Tce to the boardwalk. fencing concept. Since my arrival at Teneriffe in 1995 I This may indeed have something cannot recall an issue that’s generated to do with a resolution taken to the so much community discussion. owners at the recent AGM. Visiting the coffee shops or meeting The resolution simply sought approval locals on the street, everyone seems to to fence and landscape the grounds have an opinion. for a budget of $30,000: no diagrams We have seen public meetings, or drawings showing the extent of the representations fencing, no to council and photographs even former of the land to Lord Mayor Jim Front cover photo: show exactly Soorley weigh in Shows the community where the on the debate. using land that will be boundaries The open are, no detailed grassland in fenced off by Mactaggarts description or front of the Body Corporate. explanation of Gloria statue the positives back to the and negatives Mactaggarts were tabled. building is in fact owned by both the One can argue the issue was council and Mactaggarts Place. debated from the floor. Unfortunately, Investigation has shown that there only 17 owners out of 155 were at the is no right of way or easement over the meeting. pathway leading down to the boardwalk. The thoroughfare is an important It would appear the Mactaggarts link to what is arguably the “jewel in Body Corporate is legally entitled to the crown” of Teneriffe, its riverfront fence their part of the land if they so boardwalk. wish. The area is densely populated and The debate however should centre on suffers from a lack of parkland and the moral issue and what the original open space. intention of the developers, architects, Fencing off a large parcel of open town planners and no doubt the Urban grassland and creating a fortress Renewal Authority had in mind for local around the Mactaggarts building is not residents. going to add tangible value for owners. Obviously they intended for the The open space leading down to the public to walk along the side of the water and view of the old Woolstore is building because the developer built what makes the building so admired. a dedicated concrete walkway: not a Ultimately it requires a bit of people simple path but a wide promenade power. linking the street to the boardwalk. Owners need to request an This promenade has been in public adjudication from the Office of the use since the building opened without Commissioner for Body Corporates this issue ever being raised before. to have the resolution from the AGM From my advice the matter spawned overturned for now then have a proper from an individual sitting within consultation process and a new vote. the committee who is of the belief Richard Bodley that the Mactaggarts gardens are a See comment on Page 5 and Letters reincarnation of the Hanging Gardens to the editor on pages 12 & 13. of Babylon and as such has talked the

Surely the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission outlawed rapacious credit card surcharges months ago? Indeed it did: the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015 was announced last October and passed by the Senate in February. Under the new laws, the ACCC can enforce the ban on surcharging and investigate information from those involved in the payments process. It also has the authority to issue infringement notices against those engaging in excessive surcharging and issue fines of up to $108,000 for each alleged contravention. An investigation by consumer advocacy group CHOICE found the cost to Qantas of a credit card transaction

was $1.56 so the $7 charge represents a mark-up of more than 340 per cent. Virgin, Jetstar and Tiger are guilty of the same or even higher mark-ups. These fees having been denounced by the ACCC as a rort and a rip-off so you would think that the airlines, in the interests of their customers and as a sign of good faith, would have reduced them. Here’s the rub. The legislation does not come into effect until September 1 so you can bet that until one minute to midnight on August 31, the airlines will continue to gouge their customers. Small businesses are not above similar behaviour. The “$10 minimum EFTPOS charge” signs, designed to make you spend more money or pay cash so that there may not necessarily be a record of the transaction, are rife. The practice is perfectly legal – as are small business credit card surcharges – but if you can’t pay cash, the best option is to take your business and your money elsewhere.


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Ticket PURCHASES WITH SAM MORRIS We covered off on the EOFY last article; now let us take a moment to look at what exciting things we may be looking to do come July onwards. Are you considering one of those big ticket purchases, perhaps another property?


The less attached you are to the finer details of your property, the more easily you’ll be able to make difficult decisions.

Have you found a great piece of property, and are now shopping around for the best possible loan? Before you commit to borrowing, think about what success would look like to you. Ask yourself difficult questions to ensure you’re prepared, rather than be surprised by unexpected changes.

If renovations are required, have your property manager obtain quotes from the tradespeople in order to reduce your hands on time with the property.

Have you clearly set goals for the property? Are tenants going to provide you adequate value until you’re ready to sell? By creating a long term plan with smaller milestones, it will allow you to easily evaluate whether your investment is showing the returns you originally expected. This also helps to remove some of the uncertainty in managing the property.

2. MINIMISE THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU SPEND MANAGING YOUR INVESTMENT While it might sound strange to adopt a hands-off approach to managing your property investing, the more you’re able to remove yourself from the process, the more likely you’ll make rational decisions. Although you’ve contributed a large portion of your own money, the aim of a strong investment is to make a financially profitable return.

This way, you can spend your time making strategic decisions that will be more beneficial in the long term.

3. UNDERSTAND YOUR ONGOING EXPENSES AND FIND AN EASY WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF THEM First touch base with your local BOQ branch to see what investment loans and options we have that might work for you. For example our Clear Path Variable Rate Home Loan has a low variable rate and no application fee. In addition to your investment loan repayments, factor in any fees and additional charges. Make sure you do your research when property investing, and consider some of the fees you may encounter: • Insurances

4. LOOK FOR QUICK WINS EARLY ON THAT MIGHT ATTRACT A HIGHER QUALITY TENANT Quick wins can be as simple as touch up painting, adding new small fittings or whitening the grout between tiles. Small visual improvements can make the world of difference to the overall aesthetics and atmosphere of a property, as well as the mentality of a potential tenant for the property. Removing existing furniture to promote a longer stay inside the property can also be a beneficial option when property investing. The more furniture and appliances that tenants are required to move into a property, the less likely they will be willing to move again in six months’ or a years’ time. Ensure a small budget and relatively tight timeline is set when considering these kinds of enhancements, as it shouldn’t be classified as a full renovation. As previously mentioned, the aim is to minimise the amount of time invested into the maintenance of the property. The less time spent with a property, the less emotionally attached investors are, allowing open minded, rational decisions.

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Film festival goes supersized THE Queensland Film Festival (QFF) has doubled in size for its 2016 return. The annual festival, now in its second year, will screen 40 features and shorts, including 19 Australian premieres, at New Farm Cinemas from July 15-24. The program opens with Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta, the Spanish master’s 20th feature. Screening direct from Cannes, Almodovar’s film promises a colourful, passionate and provocative start to the festival as it explores the secret past, guilt, and transformative experiences of its titular character. Also on show is Chevalier, a comedy about masculine competitiveness and a key work from the thriving Greek New Wave, Lucile Hadžihalilovic’s long-awaited horror fable Evolution, and Dead Slow Ahead, a monumental documentary that explores cargo shipping as if they were interplanetary freight ships. Nodding to the now-lost film festivals of the city’s past, QFF will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Brisbane Film Festival with a restoration of Agnes Varda’s feminist and French New Wave masterpiece Cleo From 5 to 7, as well as a selection of shorts that screened at the first event. QFF co-director Huw Walmsley-Evans and QUT’s Dr Tess Van Hemert will present a history of Brisbane film culture with Fifty Years of Film Festivals – Remembering BFF. Queensland Film Festival, July 15 – 24

A shame that must not happen: Stop the Fence VILLAGE NEWS COMMENT AT this time, on the first Saturday in July, we celebrate living in Teneriffe, Wool, Woolstores and Wharves, while at the same time remembering what our civic leaders did 20-odd years Keep off the grass. Mactaggarts Body Corporate plans ago by revitalising the waterfront of to ban residents from using this area in Teneriffe. Newstead, Teneriffe and New Farm. around there,” he said. The outcome is world class, with He said the way the DA would have been the Brisbane City Council and their consultants structured was that the open area was just part of receiving many accolades and awards. the curvature of the building and the way it is now Ben Pritchard, a long term resident and works perfectly. president of the Teneriffe Progress Association, Rusty urged the Council to resume the land for said that the Council’s own River’s Edge Strategy $1, as that was all it was worth. is a vision for the future of how the Brisbane River Former civic leaders who helped create and drive interacts and connects with the communities and the urban renewal of the inner north of Brisbane, neighbourhoods along its length. including former Lord Mayor Jim Soorley, former “If Council is serious about this Strategy, and it Councillor David Hinchliffe and former manager of is not just a fluff piece, then the proposed fence Urban Renewal Ben Pritchard, have objected to the at Mactaggarts is totally inconsistent with the fence and that should be enough to stop it. Strategy and should not be allowed. The picture above is from a previous Teneriffe Russell “Rusty” McCart, who has developed more Festival with the community enjoying the properties along the Newstead/Teneriffe waterfront waterfront. But now, a handful of residents want to than anyone – including Mariners Reach, Dakota, stop this by fencing off the land. Saratoga and Ansonia Woolstores plus the Catalina homes – said it was a misguided idea. Come and have your say at the Teneriffe Progress “I don’t think the residents or owners of Association booth at the Teneriffe Festival. Mactaggarts will benefit at all having a fence

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Heritage-assisted CityCatting IT’S a beautiful day for showing my overseas guest the delights of Brisbane from the front deck of the CityCat. The river sparkles and the city’s riparian vistas are captivating. “Tell me, what’s that beautiful house over there?” asks the traveller, pointing to the well-proportioned mansion with historicalsociety an impressive lawn across the river from New Farm’s Sydney Street ferry terminal. by Gerard Benjamin How is it that the tourist has the uncanny and embarrassing knack of choosing the very landmark of which you have scant knowledge, even though you’ve lived your whole life in this city? Never fear, help is at hand. Out of my backpack, I pull a copy of a handy-sized new book entitled The Brisbane River: Heritage Trail with the CityCat. “Since we’re going downstream, we open it this way,” I expertly inform my visitor, as I consult the book from its “Travelling Downstream” cover. (Flip it top to bottom and the book’s text is duplicated in reverse order for “Travelling Upsteam”). Colourful plans of each reach of the river show the location of more than 60 points of interest along the entire CityCat run, from the University of Queensland at St Lucia to Northshore at Hamilton. “Here we are. The building you’re asking about is Shafston House,” I confidently tell my visitor. The book happens to have two illustrations of this landmark along with several paragraphs about it. We learn, for instance, that Shafston House dates from 1851, was once owned by Henry Stuart Russell who wrote The Genesis of Queensland, and enjoyed renovations by noted architect Robin Dods. Later it was an Anzac hostel, the headquarters of a kindergarten organisation, a private residence and an educational institution. Suitably impressed, the visitor asks about the well-credentialled author. We learn that David Gibson has been a professional historian and commentator for more than 35 years and is virtually synonymous with the history of Brisbane. “I work at the ‘business of history and heritage’ and am committed to


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The Regent: picture palace glory THE Regent Theatre’s sumptuous interiors are what everyone remembers. Work on this Queen Street picture palace began in 1927. It was partially demolished in 1978, enjoyed a rebirth in 1980, and closed for good in 2010. Mike Gillies, author of The Regent: Brisbane’s Motion Picture Cathedral, will speak at the July meeting of the New Farm and Districts Historical Society. “When the theatre opened in 1929, the people of Brisbane had never seen anything like it,” he said. “It was grand and magnificent, like a palace in Europe.” All are welcome on Saturday, July 23, when Mike addresses the society’s meeting at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre, 2-4pm. Stay for afternoon tea. The Regent Theatre’s milk bar, c.1936 – For more information, please phone 0409 498 402. SLQ 65247.


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Summary coming next month By Mike O’Connor A SUMMARY of community feelings towards future development at Bowen Hills will be released at the end of August. Economic Development Queensland, part of the state government’s Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, is collating input from community information sessions held last month. These were static displays with members of the public asked to place coloured stickers on maps of the Bowen Hills Priority Development Area (PDA) to indicate their concerns and preferences. The PDA is a 108-hectare site bounded roughly by St Paul’s Terrace, Bowen Bridge Road and the Inner City Bypass and encompasses the RNA Showgrounds. The information sessions asked people to respond to the following questions: Which residential uses are suitable for the PDA and where do you consider they should be located? What are the heritage characters or cultural places that you think are important within the Bowen Hills PDA? Which commercial and business uses are suitable for the PDA and where do you think they should be located?

Which road or transport infrastructure improvements are suitable for the PDA and where do you think they should be located? Which retail and entertainment uses are suitable for the PDA and where do you think they should be located? Which parks and public spaces are suitable for the PDA and where do you think they should be located? Between August and October, the EDQ will prepare draft amendments to the Bowen Hills Development scheme which first came into effect in 2009. These will be made public and interested parties then invited to make submissions, with the final scheme due to be presented to the government for approval by December. Employment Minister and Member for Brisbane Central Grace Grace said the RNA showgrounds were one of Brisbane’s most historic locations. “Any development on this site needs to enhance its rich history and help to drive jobs in the local economy, while respecting its unique character. “This review is also an opportunity for us to finalise the heritage assessment of the Tivoli, which is currently under way,” she said.


Community comment invited THE Brisbane City Council is calling on residents and businesses to have their say on the future of Newstead and parts of Bowen Hills as part of the draft Newstead North Renewal Strategy. City planning chairman Cr Julian Simmonds said the draft renewal strategy would help inform the Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan to guide future development and promote economic and cultural activity. “The Newstead North community will play a vital role in developing a new neighbourhood plan to shape future growth of the area,” Cr Simmonds said. “Newstead currently hosts a mix of activities and this draft renewal strategy will support the ongoing evolution of industrial activities and residential growth along the Brisbane River. “Council wants to ensure the area – one of Brisbane’s few remaining inner-city industrial areas – continues to provide essential industries and services for our city’s inner-north. “The renewal strategy will also focus on the protection of character housing on Bowen Hill, with future development along Breakfast Creek Road promoting the hill’s visual prominence.” The Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan currently captures 17 sites on the Brisbane City Council Heritage Register including Brisbane’s oldest surviving residence, Newstead House. The draft renewal strategy will focus

on areas of growth along Breakfast Creek Road, between Edmund Street and Breakfast Creek, and a small residential redevelopment area in the eastern parts of Maud and Austin Streets, which are both limited to eight storeys. The Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan encompasses Newstead north from Waterloo Street to Breakfast Creek and part of Bowen Hills, featuring 1.66km of waterfront and 4.27 hectares of existing open space. Cr Simmonds said local residents had already provided Council with valuable input, with 160 responses to Council’s initial online survey last year. “The draft renewal strategy has gained valuable input from two meetings held with a community planning team of 26 members from the local community,” he said. “Feedback so far has indicated strong support for taking advantage of the existing open space and improving the quality of pedestrian and cycle connections. “The draft Newstead North Renewal Strategy is open for public feedback until July 29 and I encourage all local residents to have their say.” For more information on the draft Newstead North Renewal Strategy and a map of the area, visit www.

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Top gong for young gun NEW Farm-based finance broker Jayden Vecchio took home the title of “Overall National Commercial Winner” and “Top Commercial Writer Queensland” at the 2016 Vow Financial Annual Commercial Conference. Vow Financial is a mortgage aggregator for more than 1400 finance brokers across Australia. As the youngest award recipient (under 30) Mr Vecchio has taken home the network’s top commercial honour two years in a row. The young gun saw a gap in the market in the commercial space and started a business, Red & Co three years ago with a relatively short banking background. Jayden has built one of Brisbane’s top performing commercial broking firms in the matter of a few years. He learnt the intricacies of the industry quickly and added marketing savvy. Jayden said people needed finance and the banks aren’t giving them what they need. “Many people don’t realise that bankers are remunerated by profitability of the customer so they are in fact paid more to charge you more. “Also banks’ appetites change more than once a year on the types of customers they are after. “Without the help of a broker, it’s difficult to know what’s happening behind the

New Farm pair wins network accolades Jayden Vecchio. scenes and why a certain bank may lend to you at a certain rate but then refuse you or give you a higher rate six months later,” he said. “In a lending environment that’s been rapidly changing, I’m finding that customers genuinely need good commercial and residential brokers who are specialists in their space and can give them a recommendation on the best option available in the marketplace for their situation.” Glenn Mitchell, Head of Vow Commercial and Leasing, expressed his appreciation for the work that Jayden has done to provide competition and options for those in Brisbane who want an alternative to the banks. “Commercial broking is a growing space and it’s an honour to award hard-working people who are at the forefront of the industry. “Brokers like Jayden are dedicated to doing the best things by their client and providing them innovative full-service solutions that meet their needs.” For more information on Red & Co visit:

LJ HOOKER New Farm’s Josh Pagotto and Andrea Bailey walked away with two major gongs from the leading real estate network’s recent annual Queensland awards on the Gold Coast. All eyes will be on Mr Pagotto after he secured the coveted Auction Idol – celebrating up-and-coming auctioneers – allowing him to compete against LJ Hooker’s other top state and overseas auctioneers at the group’s international conference in Cairns in August. In winning the award – now in its 11th year – Mr Pagotto had to display a high understanding of auction laws and host an engaging auction. Ms Bailey topped off the night for the office by being crowned the network’s top business systems operator. In her role, Ms Bailey is central to the operations of LJ Hooker New Farm’s sales and property management divisions, co-ordinating everything from property enquiries and

Josh Pagotto, Andrea Bailey and Brett Greensill. sales contracts to managing the office’s social media engagement. LJ Hooker New Farm principal Brett Greensill said Mr Pagotto and Ms Bailey were integral to the success of the office. “Several Auction Idol champions have gone on to be highly successful and seasoned auctioneers at LJ Hooker and have helped sell many vendors’ homes at top prices. I’m confident Josh can follow in their footsteps.” Mr Greensill said Ms Bailey was an unsung member of his team and worthy of the statewide recognition.

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State’s reputation teeters as fashion show bites the dust By Mike O’Connor EVENTS organiser Lindsay Bennett is presiding over two fashion events in as many months: one a birthday and the other a funeral. In August, he will celebrate the staging of the 25th Natural Fibres Fashion Parades at the Royal Queensland Show. “They’re the longest running free parades in the country and have been watched by more than 750,000 people,” he said. “This year we will have a stunning retrospective sequence paying homage to some of the designers who have paraded at the Ekka over the past quarter of a century. “It’s an event which celebrates Queensland’s talented local designers and high-quality natural fibres,” said Bennett. Designers chosen to select a favourite piece from their archives for the Ekka runway revival include Anthony Leigh Dower, Bora, Cotton Wool, Darb Couture, George Wu, Grbac, Keri Craig, Maiocchi, Paul Hunt, Pia du Pradal, Sacha Drake and Tengdahl. White Label Noba, Hunt+Kelly, Irma J Smith House of Fashion, and

Louenhide as well as students from TAFE Brisbane and the QUT Fashion School will also feature in the daily parades. Bennett said it was encouraging to see local Lindsay Bennett. industries supported and promoted before such a large audience. “Materials from the Sunshine State’s farms are spun into couture and ready-to-wear fashion in what is Queensland’s biggest annual fashion event.” The bell, however, has tolled for the Brisbane Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival, the other local fashion spectacular with which Bennett has been synonymous for 10 years. We’re sitting in the lounge of Heal House, his immaculately restored New Farm Queenslander that is now an award winning B&B, and his disappointment and frustration is palpable. “The State Government pulled out of the festival last year and I pleaded

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with Premier Palaszczuk. I told her we needed some support. “It’s disappointing. Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin all have fashion festivals and all their state governments sponsor them. “The other states and territories inject millions into their fashion festivals.” Bennett said it cost more than $700,000 to stage the fashion festival last year and the state government’s contribution was less than 5 per cent. The withdrawal of that funding, however, was the tipping point for the finely balanced festival budget. The result, he said, would be the end of the local fashion industry. “It’s already starting to happen. Easton Pearson has just closed. “Designers are struggling because now we no longer have the calibre of events at which people will happily fork out $3000 or $4000 for an outfit. “We need a fashion festival for us to be acknowledged around the country and further afield,” he said. Bennett blames the state government bureaucracy for the festival’s demise. “There is no future for a fashion festival as it currently stands unless the government is prepared work with us. “Tourism Events Queensland picks the big-ticket items like football – events with bums on seats and bums in beds. “We don’t meet their key performance indicators so we fall through the cracks. “The bureaucrats don’t have an understanding of what the fashion festival is about. “They see it as a frivolous exercise with sexy models waking down the runway. “But we employ hundreds of people to work on our festival and give students great work experience to understand what goes on at front and back-of-house. “Last year we had mentoring programs where we put fashion students with fashion designers,” he said. Bennett said one of the ironies of the situation was that the state government sponsored teaching institutions for fashion. “Now, instead of working in Brisbane, these young up-and-coming graduate designers will go and work in Sydney and Melbourne. “For many years we battled this perception that Brisbane people didn’t understand fashion. “That’s where the fashion festival came into its own. “We were able to showcase our designers to the national media and that was important,” he said. Bennett said the government’s decision had also impacted on employment in the industry. “There are a lot of people around

Retrospective – Maiocchi 2005. who don’t have any work as a result of this.“It creates a challenge for young models coming up. “The Fashion Festival has produced some very significant models over the years and they have gone on to do tremendous work internationally. “Now they don’t have that platform so they have to become photographic models which is completely different. “They don’t get that runway experience. “There’s also a further flow-on with model agencies struggling as a result.” Bennett said the decision not to proceed with what would have been his 11th fashion festival was not taken lightly. “To have done the 11th and struggled would have been silly so we decided to finish on a high. “It was an interesting time. We spent a lot of money and walked away with very little. “I can only knock on so many doors so many times,” he said. The Brisbane fashion scene is the poorer for the loss of its Fashion Festival. As festival adviser Suzi Vaughan, Deputy Vice Chancellor at QUT, put it: “The loss of the festival will leave a massive hole in Queensland’s cultural calendar.” Heal House, Bennett said, which he restored with his partner, was now his priority. “We’ve been a guest house for over a year now and are the Number One Luxury Guest house on TripAdvisor for Brisbane, which is nice. “For us, it’s a segue to the next part of our journey, whatever that is going to be,” said Bennett.


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Yes but it’s not Council land

I’M jumping on the bandwagon with Mal Whitehouse and Aaron Stasi who state clearly and succinctly what I feel about this fence and I reiterate and put forward to the obviously hard of hearing. This land does not belong to the Council. It is privately owned and is and has been beautifully maintained too for the years we’ve been using it. "Instead of “fighting” against this, why don’t we talk to the Body Corp at MacTaggarts to see whether a compromise can be reached." Just because we have all enjoyed the luxury of this particular point of access to the boardwalk and the river for as long as we have, it still doesn’t make it ours. This might be difficult for some to accept but it is what it is. For those people who are opposing this so vehemently: if you walk up or down the boardwalk just another 50m either way, you will – surprise, surprise! – find more access paths that you can use. Heaven knows you might lose a few calories by walking the extra distance! (Ouch, that was bitchy, wasn’t it?) Instead of “fighting” against this, why don’t we talk to the Body Corp at MacTaggarts to see whether a

compromise can be reached. This might appease all concerned, would it not? I've always thought of Brisbane City Council as a great council but resuming this land would really be getting into dictatorial Stalin-style democracy. David Hinchcliffe and Jim Soorley are against everything I personally stand for. Teri Tann, Teneriffe

From pigeon poop to inner city coop

WHEN I worked on Channel Nine’s Brisbane Extra in the early Nineties, Melrose Place ruled our TV screens. So when a developer declared disused “pigeon poop”-filled wool stores would become Brisbane’s Melrose – a hub for the fun loving and hip set – few could have realised the vision. Standing in that old building with the developer I was won over and quickly set about buying an apartment. "To hear the new body corporate managers are set to fence off the very drawcard for the neighbourhood is so un-New Farm and so un-Teneriffe." Mactaggarts will always be the very “first”. The transformation set the scene

for a precinct that would draw people back to the river, for picnics, coffee and a walk. The blueprint was very specific: this would be a community hub. So to hear the new body corporate managers are set to fence off the very drawcard for the neighbourhood is so un-New Farm and so unTeneriffe that it begs belief the apartment owners would consider this. For 20 years there has been open access to the river. Shame on you Mactaggarts Body Corporate for even putting it on the table. Tracey McGown

So many negatives in plan

THE Body Corporate for MacTaggarts Place is proposing to fence off much of the green space and access to the river to provide BBQ area for residents (and I suspect dedicated “wedding space” for Eve’s restaurant). As you are aware the community supports the BCC River Edge strategy and improved river access. You also will recall the community is an advocate of more green space wherever we can create it in Teneriffe. The TPA’s movement strategy documents the feedback received from residents and community members in support of both

This sign is at the entrance of the walkway, which will be fenced, between Mactaggarts Place and the car park. It appears by this sign that the walkway is administered by the Clerk of the Brisbane City Council?? principles. MacTaggarts proposal reduces both. The details of the proposal are not public, however as a resident who uses that space several times a week – sometimes several times in a day – it is of great concern. Our complex is away from the river, small and has no green common area so we rely on that green space for our access to the river, access to the ferry and bus via the boardwalk, for picnics






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THE FENCE • STOP THE FENCE • STOP THE FENCE • STOP THE FENCE • STOP THE FENCE • STOP THE FENCE and to showcase Teneriffe to our family and friends via the river, Gloria and the wool press. Our niece and nephew had no comprehension what it was until we explained it to them. This green space is often used for wedding ceremonies, by locals and others for picnics, and to watch the river traffic and events. "This green space is often used for wedding ceremonies, by locals and others for picnics, and to watch the river traffic and events." This vantage point offers us an upfront view of key events such as the Queen’s visit, the annual Teneriffe Festival, the flood events of 2010, 2011, and the regular buzz of the river. Making this access private after more than 30 years of public access is really disappointing. I don’t want to see the good work done in the 80s with the Urban Renewal Program by Council slowly unravelled. The boardwalk-cycleway between Newstead House and New Farm Park is a foundation thoroughfare for Teneriffe residents and other Brisbanites. Reducing access to it and limiting its connection with the built environment seems a backward step. This patch of green in an increasingly concrete and bitumen

streetscape is a breath of fresh air. I can imagine Dot Espresso and Hemmingway’s in particular won’t be happy as many of their customers grab a coffee and sit on the grass watching the river. On a personal note – it really impacts on our amenity and lifestyle. My wife (who has MS) cherishes this space and if her disease progresses further, this will be her only accessible green space. She was very dismayed when I told her of this proposal and what it may mean. At the moment we picnic or grab a coffee and sit in the shade on the grass. Coming from a large acreage block, we both really miss sitting on the grass. Doing so by the river watching the world go by is one of life’s little pleasures. My wife and I used to travel often. She cannot do that so much now and so we are intending to get a pet dog. This green space is our closest flat space to throw a ball with our pup – this really will impact on many local residents. I hope that the Council can influence this backward and shortsighted decision. This green space is a quintessential part of the Teneriffe amenity. Thank you for supporting our community. Michael and Leesa Fritschi

Above: Most of the footpath in front of the Mactaggarts Wool Store is unsafe for people with disabilities. As is the paving on the property owned by Mactaggarts Body Corporate. Right: Tony Leggett at the walkway that will be blocked.

Proposed fence a barrier for wheelie

CONCERNED locals have come forward about a proposed fence around Mactaggarts Place in Teneriffe, which would block access from Vernon Terrace to the river in that area. Tony Leggett, a resident of Teneriffe for 10 years, relies on a motorised wheelchair to get around and said that this fence would seriously impact on him. “To get access to the river it would be over an extra 100m either side, which while doable is a royal pain,” Mr Leggett said. “There’s an access way here and absolutely no reason to fence it off – other than pigheadedness. “Erecting this fence is maybe not quite as hostile and un-neighbourly as say, Hadrian’s Wall or the Maginot Line, but it’s getting there.” Mr Leggett comes down the pathway to sit and unwind as well as to access the bus stop and ferry terminal in Teneriffe. “The footpath on the other side of Mactaggarts Place is in a shambles. I can go along it if I’m in a hurry but it is very rough on my back. “If this pathway is closed off I think my back will surely know about it.”

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Breast Wishes Ball set to inspire By Max Eagles JAMES Street local Jo Menken is looking for business sponsorship for the upcoming Breast Wishes Ball, which aims to raise awareness of breast and ovarian cancer. Jo’s cause received a boost when Olympic swimmers Bronte and Cate Campbell came on board as Breast Wishes Ambassadors, and both will attend on the night. “The local level of support has completely surpassed my original expectations,” said Jo. “It’s apparent that the collaborative spirit is very much alive within the New Farm community.” Jo opted for a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA2 gene, which greatly increases the likelihood of developing breast cancer. “Engaging in preventative surgery was one of the hardest decisions of my life,” she said. The decision was partly motivated by her 8-year-old daughter, who also has a 50 per cent chance of being BRCA2 positive. “Personally, this is the most harrowing fact of them all,” said Jo. Jo documented the months before

Bronte and Cate Campbell with Jo Menken and after her surgery on social media, with the hope of raising awareness and funds for cancer research. “In the lead up to my mastectomy, although I had the full support of friends and family, there were moments when I still felt isolated. “Via the accessibility of social media, I’ve been granted an opportunity to help others who share my situation.” Her Facebook page, The Breast Wishes JOurney, is now featured at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, allowing women contemplating preventative surgery “to become familiar with the unfamiliar”. The Breast Wishes Ball is an evening devised by Jo to raise awareness of breast and ovarian cancer and preventative measures that can be taken, along with fundraising for further BRCA2 research. For sponsorship, including naming rights, interested parties can contact Jo via email jo@healthplace. or mobile 0407660912.

Wedding follows dramatic Falls proposal

TERESA Anello married Lloyd Marufu after Lloyd proposed at the top of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, during a visit to Africa. Teresa’s dress was crafted by a family friend and she chose the fabric herself. The couple celebrated with guests at the home of Teresa’s parents, Vince and Maria Anello, owners of the New Farm Deli. Teresa and Lloyd’s son Rafael was on hand for the party, as were Lloyd’s parents and older brother who travelled from Zimbabwe. “The church ceremony was charged with love, tears of joy and laughter and afterwards, a very special meal was shared with our families and close friends in our family home,” said Teresa. “It was a fairy-tale day. We’re very

TWO of our branch management committee have just returned from an adventure to the newly established birthing clinic at Mukongoro in Uganda supported by our Stitch & Bitch group.

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The clinic, near the eastern border with Kenya, is set among subsistence farms with typical round brick huts roofed in straw. It was surprisingly hot – 30deg C at midnight, cooling down to 24deg by 7am, and covered in red dust. Accommodation for Frances and Beryl was basic, especially the bathroom facilities. No running water, so they washed down with tank water from a recycled water bottle after soaping up. The less said about the toilet the better. Cooking was on an outdoor charcoal burner hot plate: chapattis for breakfast, fresh chicken – carried past alive, slaughtered, processed, then cooked for lunch, fresh fruit for dinner. Everyone was very friendly but there were so many kids and every woman seemed to have a baby on her back or hip. They watched a birth – the baby girl named Frances with Beryl the next girl. Beryl presented the proceeds from money-raising to pay for a small solar setup so the midwife now has light, rather than a torch by which to deliver villagenews July 2016

fortunate to have many talented family and friends who made it possible for us to have a unique, intimate and a very special day enjoyed by all.” Teresa’s mum Maria made the wedding cake and A Posy A Day supplied the flowers. Make-up and hair was done by Teresa’s dear friends, Rachel-Anne Sugars and Tristram Hair by Design (Rafael’s godfather).

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Teresa Anello married Lloyd Marufu at Our Lady of Victories Church, Bowen Hills. Picture: Sonia Bettinelli.

babies. The 311 babies born since the clinic opened were invited to their farewell party on Friday June 17. Well done ladies, and they have brought back many more stories to share so join them at the regular Stitch & Bitch mornings or at a branch event: • Thursdays from 10am: Learn Mahjong (Eastern style) at Café 63. • Wednesday July 13. Community bus tour to Capalaba, Redland Art Gallery and Golden Circle Factory outlet. • Friday July 22 from 9am: “Stitch & Bitch” meeting in New Farm Library. • Friday July 22 from 6pm: Dinner at Koya Japanese restaurant in Brunswick Street when we particularly welcome those interested in National Seniors who cannot attend day-time activities. • Wednesday July 27. Christmas in July at Tambourine Heritage Winery. • Wednesday August 3 at 9:30am for 10am: Monthly general meeting at the Uniting Church complex in Merthyr Road with the Lions Hearing dogs, followed by lunch at Big Fortune restaurant in Sydney Street. By the time you read this the Federal election will be all-but history and the branch congratulates all our elected representatives. For all enquiries, please call Val Murphy on 0403 713 040 or read the newsletter published on our website




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Singapore visit for Holy Spirit primary

Hot-footing it to breakfast CR Vicki Howard joined in the 17th annual Walk Safely to School Day last month by walking up the hill to Holy Spirit School and shouting breakfast for the children. Students, parents, family members and staff chose to walk to school either from home or parked their cars further away than usual. “This is such a great community event,” said Cr Howard. “It’s so good to see the children walking to school and gathering to eat breakfast together to start the day.” Holy Spirit P&F president Louise Fitzgerald said: “This is lovely. The kids really loved walking this morning and breakfast is a bonus! “I’m thinking we should do this each term.” Walk Safely to School Day asks that we all consider our transport habits and try to incorporate more walking as part of a healthy, active way to get around. And although walking all the way to school isn’t realistic for many, it’s easy to figure out how you can build a walk into your family’s daily routine. You can teach your child the healthy habit of walking more by: Walking with them the whole way to school, if they get the bus or train, walk past your usual stop and get on at the next stop, and if you have to drive, park the car a few blocks away from the school and walk the rest of the way.

School Fair looking for sponsors THE Holy Spirit School Spring Fair, on Sunday September 11 in the school grounds at 36 Villiers Street, will be the biggest yet, the school says. Like many schools, Holy Spirit works hard to raise funds for new building works and the wider community can help by coming to the fair. The fair will include a homemade market and wellness precinct, with kids’ rides and entertainment, live music, and a pop-up bar for parents. More than 3000 Brisbane locals are expected to attend this year. The school Parents & Friends Association president, Louise FitzGerald, has encouraged business owners to sponsor fair attractions. Options include raffle and auction donations, stall sponsorships, precinct and main stage naming rights, and pro-bono and in-kind support.

Students and principal Ms Kim Davies (pictured right) welcome the visiting Singapore school principals. process in Singapore,” Mrs Davis said. “Despite being in an inner-city school they were jealous of the amount of green space we have,” she said. “Overall it was affirming to showcase the great learning and teaching that is happening in our school and to share this with visitors from another part of the world.”


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HOLY Spirit primary school recently hosted a visit by principals from Singapore as part of the Brisbane Catholic Education’s engagement with Catholic schools there. Holy Spirit principal Mrs Kim Davis said the visit was an opportunity for her school to demonstrate the learning taking place in its classrooms. “It was interesting that the visits to classrooms weren’t timetabled and yet, in every room the visiting principals were amazed at the engagement of the learners in their learning,” Mrs Davis said. “They were amazed that parents had opportunities to engage in school in many and varied ways from board membership to reading with students to attending excursions.” Brisbane Catholic Education has been engaged with Singapore’s schools to focus on sharing best practice and engaging with educational initiatives. The visit to Holy Spirit School focused on literacy learning, parental engagement and the innovative support program offered at Holy Spirit. “Being part of this program enabled us to learn more about the education

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TENERIFFE Physiotherapy and Nordic Walking Brisbane have invited local residents to join a walking group along the river. Stephen Mahony, senior physiotherapist at Teneriffe Physiotherapy, said a walk would be a great way to “start the week off on the right foot”. “We’ve had a few walking classes and they went really well so we’ve decided to make a community walk that’s open to the public," Mr Mahony said. The group will meet on Monday July 4 at the Teneriffe ferry stop for a walk to enjoy the fresh air and watch the sky come to life. After a walk to New Farm Park along the river and back, everyone is invited to head to Caffeine Espresso in Teneriffe for $1 coffee. “Walking groups are great, they encourage active exercise and positive social integration. “The Teneriffe Festival has been extremely successful in showcasing the best of Teneriffe and our community pride and spirit each year,” Mr Mahony said. “We'd like to capture a little of that on Monday morning following the Festival with the Teneriffe Community Walk.”

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Out of the past, memories of mining and fishing

BOYHOOD memories! From the distant past, I recall an anecdote punchline from a missionary priest to his congregation of boys: “I’ve been to Cunna-bloody-mulla to shoot kanga-bloody-roos!”

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We all laughed loudly because firstly, it extolled the 1950’s tough way of life and language out west, but I suspect mainly because it came from a priest. Missionary priests of the time often roared from the pulpit, breathing fire and brimstone, but such an unlikely outburst relieved the tension and made our day. I didn’t relate this tale to William (Bill) Stubbs, retired lawyer, corporate miner, company director, rural developer and cattleman at our interview at a Kangaroo Point hotel. He had just told me that he and his equally celebrated brother, John, were born in Cunnamulla, the outback town by the Warrego River. John, who died last year, was a leading Australian political journalist, and a successful author, writing Hayden the definitive work on the former Cabinet minister and Governor-General, The Petrov Affair (with Nick Whitlam), among others, and who won a Walkley award in 1995 for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism. So Bill Stubbs has instead read of the missionary’s call by now, and the “tough town” call of the 1950s may well be right, according to another leading journalist, Mungo MacCallum. “The Stubbs family were wellremembered,” Mungo states, “as the boys’ mother was matron at the

hospital, but she died when Bill was 12. “Their father was a respected solicitor who died when Bill was 20. “Times were still tough, so was the town, and the Stubbs family did their best to break it down. “The boys’ friendship with Herb Wharton the renowned Aboriginal author and schoolmate endured into later years.” Bill recalls, as many country kids of the era do, that while they were made to wear shoes to school, they always took them off before arriving at school to mix in with the others, many from poor families, half the class from Indigenous ones. “I recall sometimes coming home barefoot and with a black eye. There was a lot of poverty around us. But we were happy classmates, and in 1997 we were all aged 55, and I wanted to organise a celebration of our 50th anniversary of our first year at school, so I asked Jimmy Wharton, my classmate and brother of Herbie, to help me with the invitations. “Of the class of 30, 20 rolled up. It was a wonderful reunion.” When his mother died, Bill Stubbs went to boarding school at Toowoomba Grammar for four years, then it was on to Churchie in Brisbane for two years to Grade 12. He headed to the University of Queensland for his law studies, again boarding, at Kings College. At school and at university, he enjoyed swimming and boxing. During holidays he worked as a farm labourer at Bowenville, out Dalby way. Bill’s life up to his achieving an LLB at university left him with a great love for the bush, practising law in country towns such as Mackay. First, though, he was articled to Tully & Wilson principal BrigadierGeneral Charles Hartley Wilson for four years. He worked in Mackay for seven

Bill Stubbs loves fishing. years with Ernest Barry & Wallace. “It was so much luck in working with Charlie Wilson as his law company had mining law interests, and this became my focus. “I continued this in Mackay and through the next decade or so I formed my own mineral exploratory company Enterprise Explorations.” Returning to the capital city, he joined John Elliott where he was a partner in the firm Elliott & Co. This changed when Elliott was promoted to the Family Court and so the law firm was renamed Elliott Stubbs & Bonutto and later amalgamated into Stubbs Barbeler & Grant. Yet all this time, over about 25 years, Bill Stubbs was concentrating on geological and mining exploration interests, as well as cattle investment and land development. He retired from his law firm, concentrating on more casual pursuits but maintaining his mining exploration directorships and others. The day I interviewed Bill Stubbs, it was more than 25 years since we had last met. I had been writing the “People” column with the Sunday Sun, where John Stubbs and the then-editor Terry Sweetman reigned, and this duo occasionally dined at my restaurant Pier Nine.

Out at the Broncos bunker, I had started up a fitness class with a dozen similar men in their 40s and 50s. We mischievously called ourselves the Bronco Decoys, just in case anyone passing by thought we were the real thing. Under the supervision of Edmund Scott, who discovered the great Bronco centre Steve Renouf (“Pearl”) up in Murgon, I stayed with the dedicated fitness group for only three years, while Bill, John and the boys (Alan Barbeler, Max Winders and others) lasted 15 years rolling up at 6am for Ed’s regime. It was in the early years that John invited Bob Gibbs, then Minister for Tourism, to join us. John, you must understand, was firmly an ALP man, while Bill his loving brother was Conservative. Debates happened between the brothers but never an argument. Mungo MacCallum had written thus about John: “In private, he could be utterly determined, intensely loyal and fiercely partisan. “But as a journalist John Stubbs was always fair, courteous and open to the other side. “He had a close relationship with such unlikely figures as PM Billy McMahon and Premier Joh BjelkePetersen.

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“He may have disagreed with their politics but he invariably gave them a hearing.” Bill told me of the time that Bob Gibbs had Friday afternoon drinks in his parliamentary room and had invited among others the then-Hamilton Island owner Keith Williams with his island friend George Harrison, the quietest Beatle, you would recall. Also there were John Stubbs, Wolf Blass the man and vintner, whose conversations and interests rarely strayed from the topic of wine, up here from South Australia. Wolf Blass at the time was about 56 and George about 46. It was 1989 the time of the airline pilots’ strike, an event quite crippling for Brisbane’s hospitality and tourism business. Wolf and George were standing aside at the Minister’s cocktail bar and John Stubbs was casually eavesdropping. “Hi, my name is Wolf Blass,” to which George gave his own name and they shook hands. The wine was not Wolf Blass and Wolf held his red wine up to the light. “Well, what do you think this red is – merlot or shiraz?” he asked. George casually shrugged: “Not sure, Wolf.” “I think it is merlot. Huh?” Wolf said. He was still holding the glass to the light: “Anyway, what do you do for a

quid?” To which George replied: “Oh, music – I muck around with a guitar.” “Oh, has it been kind to you?” Wolf inquired. “Oh, I’ve done okay,” replied the quiet Beatle. “Getting by.” “How’s it going then with the pilots’ strike? Losing any bookings? Nah – I think this is definitely shiraz.” Bill has a great sense of humour and he roared as he told me what John had witnessed. I laughed just as much. And I am sure that Wolf Blass would have laughed also when John gave Wolf a quiet nudge and told him that George owned a magnificent mansion on Hamilton Island and was one of the Beatles. It’s true that it’s hard to take the country out of the boy. Especially so for Bill Stubbs. “Mineral exploration became a reasonably big part of my life, and along the way I met Jim McIntosh, who became my great friend and managing partner of our cattle grazing properties up Richmond and Charters Towers way (north-western Queensland) a solid partnership for 30-odd years prior to sale about 4 years ago.” “Back to exploratory mining,” continued Bill. “I saw in the 1970s that much was owned by foreign investment and I became quite passionate about Australians having more ownership of our natural resources, involving help

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for more funding for our prospectors and geologists. “My legal work mainly pertained to mining and exploration and land entry and compensation.” Public companies that Bill has helped include Bligh Coal Ltd, Pacific Arc Exploration, PacRim Energy, and a mineral sand-mining company south of Broken Hill, Bemax Resources. He was the inaugural founding chairman of Arrow Energy, since taken over by Shell, is chair of DGR Global and remains a director of Armour Energy. Here, I changed the subject to play, not work. Bill the fisherman heads to North Stradbroke Island in the tailor season, to the Northern Territory for barramundi, and takes an annual trip out to the Swains reef off Gladstone for bottom fishing. While duck-shooting is banned in Queensland, Bill came from a generation that grew up with a Daisy air rifle at 10, a .22 rifle at 12, and outings for pig and duck shoots. So while Victoria and South Australia still allow duck shoots, it’s to Tasmania and New Zealand, and occasionally Uruguay, where Bill heads for the duck season annual opening. “They are keen hunters there and it is accepted recreation in their community and visitors’ lives. “In the old days here, at properties that had lagoons and dams, if a law

Bill Stubbs the lawyer. court judge or the State Governor visited a community, the people would organise a duck shoot for him,” he said. Bill has two children, Mandy and Matt, along with five grandchildren. Mandy runs PR company Pulse Media, and Matt formed and runs a corporate advisory company called Allier Capital. He has an MBA and a law degree and has been a merchant banker. Bill and his dear wife Libbi Burns travel overseas occasionally, last year to the UK. A long way, William Stubbs, from your birthplace at Cunnamulla, Outback Queensland, we all agree!

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Village Traveller – Marc Macaulay By Anna Stewart

What are your top three destinations & why? Paris (the food, champagne and wine, the character of the city); Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand (fantastic cuisine, lovely people and great adventures); Melbourne (restaurants and cafés, arcades and shopping, beautiful architecture – a very stylish city). What’s your favourite travel tale? While staying at Épernay in France, we managed to visit 10 of the leading champagne houses which sit along the Avenue de Champagne and nearby – not a bad effort considering we were there for only two days. Do you have an “off the beaten” track story? We took a challenging trekking adventure in the hills of Chiang Mai in Thailand, on narrow rustic paths just clinging to the hillsides, with a huge drop down to the valley below. We were on swinging suspension bridge “cages” which crossed rivers and ravines and then raced down rapids on bamboo rafts. When we weren’t terrified, we had fun but it’s not a journey for the faint-hearted. What’s your Number One practical travel tip? Choose one destination and do it well, whether it’s Noosa or Paris. Live like a

Marc Macaulay from Marc James Hairdressing. local and make some real discoveries, rather than skimming the surface. A really memorable dining experience while travelling? L’Escargot Montorgueil in Paris. The snails were fantastic. Aside from the basics (i.e. passport, credit card etc.), what are three “mustbring” things for you when taking a trip? 1. My iPad mini travels with me everywhere. 2. My favourite cologne (Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf) 3. A note pad journal for travel notes. Do you have a favourite book relating to travel or an author you recommend for stay-at-home or armchair travellers? No books but I find both Gourmet Traveller and Conde Nast Traveller magazines very inspiring. Any favourite travel apps or web sites? Paris Perfect (for booking apartments) and Take a Detour Today by Vicki Archer (for great travel ideas).

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Meandering through Maleny THERE’S a small rural town with a strong local community focus and a warm

Award-winning Maleny Cheese is a boutique cheese and yoghurt factory open seven days a week. Another family-owned success story is Maleny Dairies, open Monday to Saturday. An exciting new addition is Maleny’s first boutique brewery, bar and villagetravel restaurant. by Anna Stewart The creatively-named Brouhaha, in Coral Street just off Maple, plans to offer welcome for visitors. It’s located just a a range of premium craft beers as well little over an hour north of Brisbane and as quality dining. a gentle climb from the Bruce Highway Maleny boasts four bookshops which via Landsborough to the Blackall Range. include Sheila’s own Maleny Additions, Artists, musicians and craftspeople the charming Rosetta Books, and two have joined couples, families, retirees pre-loved, second-hand bookshops. and alternative lifestylers to live in this Book lovers will be delighted to know picturesque town that a Maleny of Maleny, and in book festival the surrounding approaches at Stop Press: Now in its 5th year, The region. Each the beginning Celebration of Books Maleny will take group makes its of July. place in Maleny from 1-3 July featuring own valuable Now in its presenters Jane Caro, Krissy Kneen, contribution to fifth year, The Susan Johnson and Ellen van Neerven. the colourful local Celebration of Details on tapestry. Books Maleny One of these – from July 1-3 “Maleny migrants” – will include is Sheila Bryden, former co-owner of New a wide range of activities, presentations Farm Editions and now joint proprietor of and exhibitions at various venues. gift and bookshop Maleny Additions in Feature presenters include Jane Caro, Maple Street, the main thoroughfare. Krissy Kneen, Susan Johnson and Ellen Sheila believes visitors to Maleny van Neerven. Visit www. http://www. should relax, taking their time to feel the vibe of the town. The privately-owned Maleny Botanic She says a slow meander up and down Gardens are well worth a visit for a stroll, Maple Street is a good way to get a taste a picnic and spectacular views. of Maleny’s magic. Other top spots include the nearby The main street now rivals that of Mary Cairncross Reserve conservation northern New South Wales hotspot park and Baroon Pocket Dam. Bangalow, with bookshops, butchers, gift Accommodation options encompass shops, antique stores, florists, organic camping, cottages, farm stays, bed and grocers and restaurants. breakfasts and spa-style resorts. Sheila’s special tip is to make a visit Examples include Maleny Lodge which to Colin James Fine Foods for its superb has been providing accommodation home-made ice-cream, gelato and in town for more than 70 years, the sorbet. enticingly-named Secrets on the Lake at And for a quality caffeine fix, she Lake Baroon and the sophisticated luxury suggests Shotgun Espresso, also on of Spicers Tamarind Retreat near the Maple. Maleny Botanic Gardens. The region is renowned for its dairy products. Visit


A life of food and feeding the soul OBITUARY ROSETTA GAMBARO

BORN May 1, 1943 in Falerna, Catanzaro, Italy. Died May 31, 2016. Funeral at Holy Spirit Church, New Farm, on Thursday June 9. This is an edited extract from the eulogy delivered by Rosetta’s daughter, Elisa. WARM, protective, intelligent, humorous, devoted to family and friends, generous beyond belief and just so beautiful: these are the attributes that describe our mother, Rosetta. If you knew her for a little while or a long time she left an indelible mark on you. She loved Australia, coming here as a new bride in 1958 but she was saddened to leave her parents and her sisters, Maria, Franca, Concetta and Iolanda and her brothers Carmine and Alfredo. She worked hard, side-by-side with our father Domenico and raised her four children, Teresa, John, Lisa and Ida, with much love and dedication. Rosetta not only brought up her children and looked after their home but she also worked every day in the family businesses with our grandparents, Michael and later Josie

Gambaro. juice and make us some breakfast to They began their working life nourish our brains. in Petrie Terrace and then ran a The pride she felt for her four supermarket and delicatessen children graduating from opposite New Farm Park. university is evident in Her days were long, her house. starting at 5am and In her formal sometimes not ending lounge room, until 11pm but she taking pride still loved it, as she of place are enjoyed socialising enormous at work and portraits having a chat. of each of The next us in our phase of her life graduation was the return to gowns with Petrie Terrace to testamur in build a seafood hand. restaurant. Rosetta Nothing was had a left to chance. limitless Rosetta would be capacity to in charge of quality love. She gave control. her heart and She took this job soul to Dad, her seriously and no meal children, sons-in-law, left that kitchen without daughter-in-law, sisters, her approval and the brothers, friends Rosetta Gambaro. correct garnish on the and extended plate. family. Mum was always extremely But it was her grandchildren who supportive and encouraged us to made her life joyful. aspire to tertiary education. She thought they were perfect in During exam blocks, she’d wake every way and she loved them with a early to get us out of bed and then passion. prepare freshly squeezed orange Two years ago, Glenn, Jack,

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MARK Vegar is the Family First candidate for Brisbane, becoming a candidate due to his concerns for social issues and democratic freedoms. Mr Vegar is a Christian and said that he was representing truly conservative views. “Family First policy and myself support the current definition of marriage which is the union of a man Mark Vegar. and woman to the exclusion of all others, entered into voluntarily for life,” Mr Vegar said. “I agree with Family First that there need to be protections for freedom of speech, religion and conscience by repealing 18C,” he said. “Family First is a low-spending, low-taxation party with good commonsense policies to enable small business to flourish and employ by removing barriers and red tape. “Family First has a plan to make housing affordable by having no upfront infrastructure charges.” Mr Vegar works as a quality assurance technologist in the food industry, presently living in Brisbane.

Lib-Dem an economist

JOHN Humphreys, an economist and consultant, is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the seat of Brisbane. Mr Humphreys, who lives part-time between Brisbane and Cambodia, lectures in economics at the University of Queensland and has represented postgraduate students in the university senate and students’ union. He started a non-profit organisation called the Human Capital Project in Cambodia in 2007 to provide funding so that poor students could attend university. John Humphreys Mr Humphreys said that people in Brisbane and around the country were concerned with rising living costs, ongoing debt and the balance between public policy and people’s private lives. “While both major parties talk about the cost of living, unfortunately they continue to pursue policies that drive up prices,” Mr Humphreys said. “Political involvement in our private lives has gone way too far now and people are increasingly starting to feel the weight of 1001 rules that micromanage our lifestyle choices. “Our point is simply that politicians shouldn’t be involved in those sorts of lifestyle decisions. Live and let live.” Mr Humphreys’ political involvement dates to 2000, when he founded the Australian Libertarian Society (ALS), and started bringing together Australia’s ‘dispersed libertarian community’.

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1300 Cat Dog has established a pet resort north of Brisbane which is quickly becoming one of south-east Queensland’s most admired and trusted destinations for pets. Pets can be transported to the resort on the Sunshine Coast in a convenient door-todoor air-conditioned resort shuttle from all north Brisbane suburbs. Manager of 1300 Cat Dog Sam Brown said that everyone at the pet resort loved what they did, especially the “furry guests”. “Your peace of mind is assured as we Zingo enjoying his walk. strive to give you and your pet a super fun time whilst you relax,” Ms Brown said. “We promise that your pet will be loved while you’re away.” The resort offers exercise programs, spacious guest rooms, special meals and a specialist “pet passionate” team. “We pride ourselves on our highly engaging activity program giving your fur children awesome fun every day,” Ms Brown said. Their website is very easy to use and has a full list of services that 1300 cat dog offer. 1300 Cat Dog can be found at

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She’s vivid in green

I ENTER a vividly green campaign headquarters at South Brisbane where Kirsten Lovejoy is finalising some work after visiting a senior’s forum earlier in the day. A very cheery Andrew Bartlett, former Australian Democrats senator for Queensland, shows me the organised operation. This looks to me like the Greens of the 21st century: they’re organised and keen to get their ideologies not just heard in political discourse but into functional policy. The two things that strike me about Kirsten Lovejoy are that she is very serious about politics and that she knows that people are frustrated by the two-party dichotomy. “As someone who has worked in policy development and negotiation and all sorts of things over the years, I want to see more attention paid to unpicking some big issues,” Ms Lovejoy said. Kirsten has an impressive resume for political advocacy, working with and for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and in policy analysis and advice. “Advocating for the people in my community isn’t new to me,” she said. “I’ve done it for a long time as part of the Spring Hill Community Group but also in other areas both professionally and in my volunteering life,” Ms Lovejoy said. “If I don’t get elected I’m not going to disappear and lick my wounds. “I’m here for the community regardless of what happens”. Kirsten Lovejoy said she believed many people in Brisbane cared about doing something about global warming, legislating marriage equality and fixing growing income inequality. “I think the Panama Papers have put it into people’s minds that we need to do something to make taxation a bit fairer and fortunately the Greens have been saying that for a long time,” Ms Lovejoy said. “We can say, hand-on-heart, that we have policies in place and initiatives we want to roll out that will actually address

A fighter and an idealist

Greens Kirsten Lovejoy working the phone. those issues and make it fairer for people.” Ms Lovejoy is also passionate about improving Brisbane’s economy but said that she didn’t intend to use slogans to get her there. “If we’re going to find jobs and growth it’s not going to be just in the old industries,” Ms Lovejoy said. “For example, we have incredible innovation and job creation happening in the arts sector and creative industries, and they’ve just had so many cuts. “I’m not saying that money is the only answer but when you take away a support base that encourages that thriving sector then you’re going to end up with major problems, certainly a big shortfall of people – we’re losing our creative minds because we’re not investing in them.” She may not have chained herself to a tree but she’s discussing thoughtful policy ideas before she tells me she’s cycling over to her next meeting. “I like best practice, I like sciencebased decision making, I like honesty and integrity and I like people to be able to stand up for what they believe in. “I grew up with my dad and he always taught me to stand up for what’s right, to question everything and not just go with the status quo if it’s not fair,” Ms Lovejoy said. “Even as a little person, I would have flyers and hand-drawn posters like ‘kids should be allowed to vote’ so I’ve always been very active.”

BRIDGET Clinch has been fighting all her life – from serving overseas to fighting the ADF’s policy on trans people – and is now looking to enter the political arena for the Veterans Party in the seat of Brisbane. The Sydney born, ex-army officer has lived all over Australia, serving through two trips to East Timor, and currently lives in Enoggera. Bridget spoke out against what she called the Army’s “archaic” policy of dealing with transgender people when she was going through her own transition. That policy has since changed and Bridget said that much of the Army’s policy on gender and sexuality had changed because of people like herself. “I’ll stand up for what’s right, I’m a fighter and a bit of an idealist at times,” Ms Clinch said. Ms Clinch said that Brisbane potentially had a younger veteran demographic and she’s looking at the provision of services, particularly in the health sector, to help those who had served. “Across the board with health and mental health, we’re looking at trying to push more money into preventative measures, rather than fixing problems after they’ve gotten bad,” she said. “It’s tricky for a government who’s always looking at the next election to invest money in trying to prevent expense down the track – it’s not easy to sell.” Ms Clinch echoes some of the comments made by the RSL recently, that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is failing to help veterans with homelessness or PTSD problems. “There are a lot of people who are discharged and – if they’re lucky – are covered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. “Often that’s not the case and although there are mechanisms in place to help people we are catching them at the worst time – we’re

Bridget Clinch in New Farm. making them fill out a whole pile of forms and deal with bureaucrats. “Using our expertise with our military backgrounds we could drill down to the details of how we can make sure that DVA is a safety net for soldiers who have anything happen to them while serving.” The Veterans Party aren’t just about looking after those who have served. Ms Clinch espouses ideas about economic and social reform. She said that the Veterans Party didn’t accept big corporate donations, allowing them to focus on issues that many of the major parties don’t. “The big parties are taking donations from mining and energy companies and at the same time, giving them exemptions and rebates,” Ms Clinch said. “They are basically propping up the dirty energy industry,” she said. “It’s frustrating when they claim to be progressive and say they want to transfer into renewables but that isn’t really demonstrated by their actions. “We can be the voice that says no, you can’t be accepting this corporate welfare – don’t just say the word ‘innovation’, you need to do it.”




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I WISH to register my objection to the repositioning of “Fenton”, a valuable part of Brisbane’s architectural heritage, to add town houses to the rear of the house. The garden is also part of its appeal and should be preserved. So many of Brisbane’s Queenslanders are being lifted and no longer have the proportions which were so perfectly designed for them. The streetscapes of our older suburbs which are part of our early history should be preserved at all costs. Let us not destroy what is left of our unique architecture. In Melbourne and Sydney, the historic homes and streetscapes are valued and protected. Marlene Little

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YOUR well-informed article on “Fenton” was an amazing article and your interest in preserving Brisbane heritage is to be commended. I have visited “Fenton” when previous owners owned the property. Robin Dods was one of our forefathers in architecture. Please continue your fight with those of us who continue to value heritage and wish to leave properties for future generations. Elizabeth Scott

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IN regard to your article in the June Village News on “Fenton” the 1907 Robin Dods house, I would like to point out that not only is there a proposal to move the house forward, but to raise it and also to chop a bit off the side! The proposal includes not one but three three-storey town houses facing a lane which is only one car wide. I have spoken with Vicki Howard and have the impression that the Council is on the side of the developers. We who pay the rates which pay the wages of the councillors are not important. Let the Uglyfication of New Farm continue! I am most disillusioned! Margaret (full name supplied)

Saw it for myself

I DROVE up Bowen Tce to see this historic home for myself. I stood at the gate in late afternoon and my eyes followed the path and then saw the absolutely beautiful home and immediately understood that it cannot be moved. It would be like walking up to someone and being face-to-face and would feel very uncomfortable. The garden is designed to capture your interest and lead you to the house. I have been privileged to live in Moray St near the junction of Sydney and observe with much appreciation how a great old lady can be brought back to her former glory. A neighbour asked why it was taking so long and I said I believe because it is heritage listed they must work to set specifications and be signed off at each stage. I may be wrong. Why can these people break the rules and ruin the balance of such a lovely site? Daphne Brydon

Thanks, Mike

THANK-YOU to all your team and to Mike O’Connor for the excellent and comprehensive article on the proposed redevelopment of “Fenton”. Your support is greatly appreciated. My mother Judy Noble would also like to extend her thanks for your great work. Louise Noble

Family ‘no’ to proposal

THIS was the family home of the Steindl family for over half a century and was faithfully restored to its 1930 condition in the late 1900s. Both local and state governments and heritage authorities should strongly object and prevent this development. Leigh Steindl

Inch by inch, house by house

HOUSE by house, suburb by suburb, the heritage of Brisbane is destroyed by developers and in some cases the homeowner. The people we elect are there to serve the community and ensure the areas of heritage value are protected. Most of the new houses today look like office blocks rather than homes – practical but absolutely no character. Just look at what is on the river today. When will we get our elected representatives serving the majority rather than the minorities? Dan Kelly


THE experience here at Kangaroo Point, after many years of “consultation”, is that everything that was agreed between residents and council has been ignored and preference given to whatever the developer wants. Council cannot be trusted. They conduct this elaborate “consultation” process with residents and waste everybody’s time and effort, as well as a huge amount of ratepayer-funded resources, just so they can tick the “consulted with residents” box. But it’s all smoke and mirrors deception to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy about being “part of the process”. Increases in heights, severe reductions in boundary clearances and greening requirements, doubling of maximum building lengths, no integration or complementary character, even traffic flow analyses conducted during school holidays when there is minimal traffic, are just some of issues where acceptable limits were “agreed” with residents and have now been reneged on. They then justify it as the Neighbourhood Plan “maintaining flexibility” and it being a “performance-based planning scheme” which allows the developer to “exceed the acceptable solution”: i.e. ignore the Neighbourhood Plan, all the while passing the buck to the State Government and the requirements of the Sustainable Planning Act. Response to any correspondence with Quirk is the same rhubarb rhetoric that the developers have espoused in their building applications, each development creating an “exciting vibrant hub and boulevard”, when in fact it is trashing everything the residents hold dear and severely impacting on their liveability. The residents then are left to live with this legacy, our beautiful quaint character homes and streets literally in the shadow (solar panels and gardens included) of extraordinarily inappropriate scale and out-ofcharacter abominations. Call me a cynic but I wouldn’t put too much faith and hope in Council’s ability to provide good solutions for residents. Russell Phillips

Under the guillotine

A QUICK look at the Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan currently offered by Council as “supporting amendments which provide finer grained planning at a local level” will make you aware of an even greater lack of protection for housing as mentioned in a recent article in The Courier-Mail. I am writing to you to give my views on this bizarre document. What on earth is “finer grained planning”?

The proposal sets out to enable new development in Spring Hill at higher densities in close proximity to the Brisbane CBD. In fact, the plan is: 1. Totally confusing and misleading with use of words designed to puzzle even the most erudite. It would require experienced town planners to understand it. 2. The maps are out of date, incorrect and in small, unreadable print. 3. Nevertheless, one cannot fail to see that the overall mission of the plan is to destroy Spring Hill as a suburb, dividing it into impossible “precincts” of high-rise buildings which will cruelly obliterate existing housing, making life untenable. Old two-storey housing will be surrounded by 15-storey buildings. This type of development is totally unsuitable for an area of land defined by three major terraces and gullies. That is, the topography dictates complete unsuitability for the proposed developments. 4. The words “Neighbourhood character (Removal)” are drawn on maps. What does this mean? What future plans are afoot? How can anyone have any confidence in this plan that might give them some certainty of where they live? There is not a single area of Spring Hill left untouched by this sinister inference of an unsure future. The intrusion of the city as a city centre expansion precinct is disastrous as it envelops much individual old housing with significant population. Does the city have to expand? Where is the line drawn? And why into character housing of its second-oldest suburb? 5. To cap this alarming stupidity, there is no mention of creating more green space, or pocket parks. Indeed, only 25 trees are listed as heritage. But have they forgotten that we have documented some 230 trees in only a small part of Victoria Park, a heritage-listed parkland? In fact, Victoria Park is not even given a title on any map. Particularly, the Commissioner for Parks in New York, Mitchell J. Silver, said that in any town planning, parks should be considered first. Spring Hill is under the guillotine. I believe it is essential that the public knows about this bomb about to explode. Joan Jacobi Spring Hill


COUNCIL CONNECTIONS Major Infrastructure Investments for Central Ward from Council Budget This June Lord Mayor Graham Quirk handed down the 2016/17 BCC Budget - our plan that prioritises world-class infrastructure upgrades for you. It is a comprehensive program to take real action on traffic congestion with a $1.3 billion investment over four years on our roads package, as well as a record $223.7 million investment in public transport for the coming year. Whether it’s a short trip to the shops, or a longer commute to the kids sporting games on the weekend, good roads mean less wear and tear on vehicles, safer journeys and more enjoyable drives. We have announced a $360 million investment over the next four years to resurface 2000 Brisbane streets, under Council’s Smoother Suburban Streets program. The place-making Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade will continue with $316.2 million funded in the Budget for the coming year, for widening of the corridor to six traffic lanes, in return creating 6,700 jobs, supporting economic development and future-proofing the city. While many others talk about it, we will deliver on our commitment to have a net zero carbon footprint over the next year, which is part of our ongoing efforts to have Brisbane remain a clean, green and sustainable city with a $6 million investment in renewable energy and the purchase of green power and carbon offsets. To find out more about local Central Ward Budget initiatives – including all roads to be resurfaced, footpaths to be constructed and parks to be upgraded just visit Cr Vicki Howard – CENTRAL Ward P: 3403 0254 E: July 2016 villagenews



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By Jocelyn Garcia THE Riff Bistro opened last month in the heart of the Emporium. The hipster humpty dumpty on the wall and staff welcome guests with nothing but good vibes. Owners Jason Faint and Patrick Spriggs are qualified chefs with plenty of experience in the food industry. “We are extremely passionate about what we do and it’s all about being happy with our staff,” Jason said. “We just want people to come in and create their own experiences. “Everything is local. Beers like Newstead and Fortitude are on tap and the same goes for the wines.” Local bands play on Friday afternoons until late and again on Saturday nights. Guests love their local organic Epica coffee, cold-drip coffee and juices with the very popular Cold Drip Espresso Martini special. Sneaky cocktails named according to music bands are another speciality. “We are flexible with cocktails,” Jason said. “If it’s not on the menu that is no problem, we will make it!

“If the ingredients are there, we’ll find it and we’ll make it for you.” Breakfast includes homemade waffles and Eggs Benedict. “Everyone loves the four ways of Eggs Benedict on sourdough with the options of having it with spinach, hollandaise and bacon, ham, mudcrab or trout,” Jason said. “We have platters to share and there’s the option to create your own shared board where you can pick three protein dishes from organic chicken, fish or lamb and any of our three of our sides.”

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Caffeine Espresso. Danielle partly credits the redevelopment of Teneriffe with Caffeine’s evolution over the past decade. “When I first started, Caffeine was purely just a coffeehouse, with very little food. Over time as the area has grown so have we, with just coffee developing into coffee and breakfast, then to a lunch. “We know that people will always want to try the latest thing and if we’re supplying a great product, they’re going to come back to us,” said Danielle. Caffeine Espresso and Wine Bar: 4/113 Commercial Road, Teneriffe.


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YOU may not know the name Mimma Diana but if you’ve lived in New Farm or Teneriffe longer than two minutes you will certainly have eaten her food.

villagefood by Annabelle Chapple Mimma, 57, co-owns Vine Restaurant with her son-in-law Mark Rotolone. In its 11 years, Vine has become the standard of classic Italian dining in Brisbane, so it’s hard to believe the restaurant’s matriarch almost took a different career path. After graduating from high-school, Mimma launched into the corporate world with a job in the city. Only when she had children did she feel the pull of the kitchen. We sat down with Mimma to talk about smelly school lunches, Vine’s success formula, and to settle that ageold question: do women make better chefs or cooks? Village News:Where is your family originally from? Mimma: My family are from Puglia

(southern Italy) from Taranto, that’s where I was born. I was 10 when we migrated. So my dad, my mum and four children on a boat to Australia and that was 1969. What was it like being an immigrant in Australia then? It wasn’t very welcoming in the Sixties. I think we’ve grown so much, probably the Eighties and Nineties were great for growth. Before that Italians were considered “smelly” and for some reason we all liked salami. So there was a little bit of stereotype about the kind of food we made. When we were in Italy at school we would always have hot lunches because it was part of the culture, so mum used to get so disappointed that we needed to have sandwiches here. What sort of sandwiches were you given? Oh, it was the best! Mum would make a whole frittata and cut it up and put it on bread, so there was a little square on each one. Or on a Sunday, when we would have ragù with meatballs, mum would then cut those up and give you those on a sandwich. I think it was very strong in smell for some of the other kids but those things were delicious.

Blending food and fashion, Delfina’s Bistro at the Emporium is moving across the road to the new Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments development. The restaurant will unveil its new space at the end of July. The days of degustation are over at Merthyr Road’s The Foraging Quail. Chef Minh Le has created an Asian share-plate menu inspired by his Vietnamese roots. “Snacks” such as Chinese barbecue spare ribs, start at $7, while share plates range from $22-$55. James Street culinary superstore Taste is moving to 63 Windsor Road, Red Hill. Their new shop, opening next month, will also offer a courtyard café brewing Toby’s Estate coffee. Fans of My Berries, those ever-plump raspberries on sale at Jan Power’s Farmers Markets, have a chance to meet the makers Stuart and Allison McGruddy. The couple will tell their small-business story and explain their growing secrets on July 6 from 6:30pm at West End’s Wandering Cooks. Tickets are $12 and include a drink on arrival.

Mimma, co-owner of Vine Restaurant. What came after school? Cooking wasn’t part of what I was interested in. I wanted to work in an office and I did. I worked in travel prior to getting married. But when I had my first baby I just wanted to work somewhere part-time, so I started at Jo-Jo’s in the city when it opened. I left there (I think) 25 years later when we opened up here. I remember in the first interview Josie (Ackerie) said to me, “So what’s your experience in cooking?” I said, “Oh, what mum taught me.” Then she said, “That’s great, get in the lift and you’ll be fine.” What do you think of the belief that men make better chefs than women? Do females punch above their weight in the kitchen? Absolutely. Do you know what? I think women have an ability to be consistent,

physically consistent and keep pushing on, even if their legs are falling off. But I love our crew, there’s a real sense of family here. Carlos Ortega (head chef) has been here eight years. Who came up with the idea of Vine? Both Mark and me. He knew what I did and I could see that he was frustrated with what he was doing so he said: “You know? Let’s do it.” For about a year we searched for the right venue. What was the dining scene like when you opened in 2005? When we started, there wasn’t any method. Our idea was just to treat customers like people who came to our house, make them feel welcome and that’s what we do. We don’t chase the awards. If people enjoy what we’re doing that’s the award for me.


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Kitty Kats swing into town By Max Eagles FEMALE vocal trio the Kitty Kats have one empowering message in mind when they visit Brisbane this August: “bringing booty back”. “We want people to be proud of who they naturally are … their curves, their bodies, their own skin,” said vocalist Renae Suttie. “We wanted a name that portrayed both the strength and unity of women, along with the fun-loving nature.” Kitty Kats Renae, Michelle Brown and Susanne Campbell are backed by a five-piece band and incorporate cabaret, swing, blues, rock’n’roll and a cappella into their performances. “We enjoy putting a modern take on classic songs that have stood the test of time,” said Renae. She has travelled the world performing, working at 5-star hotels in Japan, Hong Kong, China and Kuala Lumpur, as well as lending her perfect pitch to many of Australia’s most recognisable TV and radio advertisements. Michelle has performed at festivals including Kangaroo Point Jazz and Blues, Brisbane Blues, River Fire and headlined “The Blues Tent” at Woodford Folk Festival. Susanne has been featured at venues across Australia, from

The Kitty Kats. the Sydney Opera House and Entertainment Centre, to guesting on TV shows the Midday Show and Good Morning Australia. The Kitty Kats will perform at the Brisbane German Club on Thursday August 18, with tickets available from $30.

Beaut ukes for Top End KANGAROO Point business-owner John Sharpe is sending some love to remote Torres Strait Island in the shape of ukuleles. The founder of Riverlife, who prefers to do business in T-shirt and shorts, has a strong connection with the waters of Queensland as he conducts several water-based tourism businesses. “I’m proud to be able to support a project that involves school kids on an island community,” said Mr Sharpe. “So often we are asked to donate money to causes but this campaign sparked my interest because of its unique nature. Ukuleles are fun, and kids deserve fun,” he said. Brisbane band Willie Nelson’s Love Child, headed by Sandra Beynon and Sean Mullen, are self-funding a tour of the remote Torres Strait and Cape York regions. The pair last year raised money for drought-relief during a 38-day Outback Queensland Tour. “We love remote locations, meeting and mixing with small communities,” said musical director Sean Mullen. “We’ll conduct more than 15 workshops during our stay, as well as perform four shows across Bamaga, Thursday Island and Horn Island. “John’s donation of $200 will buy five ukes and it’s great to be able to

Sandra Beynon (vocals, uke) and Sean Mullen (guitar). reach our target sooner thanks to businesses like his,” he said. Mullen and Beynon will head off on July 9 and spend 10 days in the region, performing, teaching and sight-seeing. Readers can donate by contacting

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Fashion, fabric and everyday life MORE than 18 months of research open gown from India, dating to 1797and discovery have resulted in a new 1799, just before the high-waisted exhibition, “Connecting Threads”, at empire dresses of the early 19th Newstead House which started last century. week. “In context to modern pop culture, Researcher and this dress sits between Marie exhibition curator Catriona Antoinette and Jane Austin,” said Fisk said the exhibition Catriona. explored the fashion “What makes this dress so and textile collection special is that it is from the at Brisbane’s oldest transition stage between these surviving residence two periods. using materials to trace “Made from panels that connections between may have been from a the objects and stories different dress beforehand, of fashion, material and the dress is naturally dyed domesticity. with a gold thread Indian “What makes this so flower motif.” exciting is the discovery A gentleman’s of some truly important waistcoat dating back to fashion pieces dating 1775 is included. back to the 18th “This garment is century,” said Catriona. one of four waistcoats “The project in the collection was exciting and dating back to the engrossing. Uncovering same family,” said stories about fashion Catriona. I and people’s lives “This piece had A lovely, vibrant gown in the past is a passion of been worn in Lichfield, in the Anglaise shape mine so the chance to get Staffordshire, by the to grips with this fascinating fashionable in the 1770s ancestors of a family who and 80s. but underused collection has came out to Australia been a real treat. and still live in Brisbane “Looking back over the project, and today.” all the hours spent digging in boxes, There’s also a travelling outfit made dusty cupboards, and the nooks and by Margaret McCleod in 1887 for her crannies of Newstead House, I am wedding day. really happy that all those objects and This research was made possible stories can now be shared with the with funding under the Brisbane City public. Council history grants program. “The last place one expects to find The “Connecting Threads” exhibition a collection of 18th and early 19th will run between Friday June 24 and century clothing is a small historic Friday August 5, opening during normal house museum in Brisbane.” museum opening hours and at normal Highlights include a hand-woven silk museum entry price.

Catch ‘Harvey’ if you can NASH Theatre’s “Magical Mystery Tour” continues with Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize winning play by American playwright Mary Chase. This gentle, engaging comedy has been adapted for film and television several times, most notably in a 1950 film starring James Stewart. The central role of Elwood P. Dowd is coveted by actors and has been played onstage by many, including Jim Parsons, probably best known to television viewers as Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit. Daren King as When Elwood introduces his imaginary friend Elwood P. Dowd. to guests at a dinner party, his sister, Veta, decides that she simply can’t put up with his embarrassingly eccentric behaviour any longer. She decides there and then to have him committed to a sanatorium but things don’t go according to plan ... to her plan at least ... and quite soon Elwood and Harvey are on the loose and the chase is on. The preview and final dress rehearsal is on Friday July 8 at 7.30pm and opening night is Saturday July 9 at 7.30pm. Performances run until July 30. WHERE: The Brunswick Room (at Merthyr Road Uniting Church) 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm. BOOKING: Phone: 3379 4775 Email: nashtheatre4@bigpond. com Online: July 2016 villagenews



Generosity key to hospital life A PIONEERING arts program supported by the generosity of local artists continues to transform hospital life at St Vincent’s Private Hospital. On Friday, June 17, the hospital opened its third “Outside In” art exhibition which has now seen more than 600 artworks displayed on every hospital level and ward and provides a welcome diversion for patients from dayto-day hospital life. Hospital art curator Fiona Forrest said it was encouraging to see the calibre and generosity of the “Outside In” artists continue with such enthusiasm. “Twenty-six artists, who have achieved recognition through industry awards, prizes and shows from around the world, will exhibit their works at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in 2016,” Fiona said. “They are a group of talented emerging and experienced artists who exhibit locally and internationally and we’re extremely fortunate to have them support our hospital.” The 2016 exhibition opening also launched a new arts lending Library, the first of its kind in a hospital worldwide. The hospital has received funding from Arrow Energy’s Brighter Futures Fund to reproduce artworks from artists who have donated a licence for reproduction.

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Wendy Rix. “Patients will be able to personalise their room by choosing an artwork from the library according to their personal tastes,” Fiona said. “This is significant for the cohort of patients at St Vincent’s. “We’ll begin with our palliative care and immobile patients but eventually we hope to roll this program out to all patients at St Vincent’s.” The arts program also included theatrical performances, multimedia installations, workshops for all ages, including adolescents, musicians and storytelling, Fiona said. “We have even had a local street artist transform a space awaiting clinical redevelopment into an ‘Art Shell’ around the theme of our pioneering women, our values and our link to the City and Brisbane River. It gives us the perfect backdrop for activities.” Outside In catalogues (past and current) are available online www. and the art lending library catalogue will also be available online.

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Full day of entertainment

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THE 7th annual Teneriffe Festival is set to be another big day for Brisbane music lovers. In what has become an annual milestone for the city, an estimated 50,000 people will visit the festival throughout the day to hear 24 acts including more than 100 musicians. Live music is a core component of the festival and covers many styles from jazz to roots and alternative pop to indie. Even genres such as theatrical crooning, modern vintage, psychrock, alt-country Americana, and acoustic post-punk have been scheduled this year. The festival’s musical roster continues to represent a diverse and dynamic musical line-up and has gone from strength-to-strength. “We are bringing in a stunning array of local music talent this year,” said Teneriffe Festival’s chairman Jillian Kingsford Smith. “We pride ourselves on presenting a diverse line-up designed to appeal to musical enthusiasts from all segments of the community and the Teneriffe Festival offers something for virtually every musical taste. “We’ve been working with local music venue The Triffid and their partners at Footstomp Music to create a series of acts across three stages, which showcase local artists, highlight a few interstate acts and I think festival goers will love the vibrancy throughout the day. “We’ve certainly got plenty of places for people to enjoy a wide range of live entertainment,” said Ms Kingsford Smith.

The program across the Newstead Series River Stage and the Merthyr Village Street Stage reflects the broad demographic of the festival. Party goers, young professionals, families and music lovers of any age will find something to listen to and be part of on the day. The Merthyr Village Street Stage (at the Florence Street end of Vernon Terrace) will kick off with Capre and ROI before rolling out acts such as Project Montreal, Big Bad Echo, Columbia Buffet and The Ninjas. The Newstead Series River Stage, again located in the Manual Hornibrook Park on Vernon Terrace, provides a lively atmosphere to listen to acts such as Danny Widdicombe, Thom Lion, Quintessential Doll, Eden Mulholland, Dan Kelly and Halfway. Rounding out the music offering on the River Stage is the headline act The Belligerents, a much loved five-piece band who have garnered great success in south-east Queensland’s live music scene. They’ll be unleashing their popinfused, brass-fuelled funk and ska sounds to festival-goers. Back again to open at the Nova Music Corner are festival favourites Jake Whittaker, Amela, Hannah Rosa and Tia Gostelow. The Nova stage – traditionally a proving ground for up-and-coming musicians – will feature a high calibre of artists this year, making it the perfect post for uncovering new talent. All performances on the day can be seen free of charge making it one of the best-value music events in Brisbane.

Mr “Bernie” Bojangles will be the celebrity MC for the Teneriffe Festival music program.

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VINTAGE motorcycles will be displayed at the Teneriffe Festival, exhibited by the New Farm and District Historical Society. The collection includes a blue 1938 Indian Chief in original condition, purchased from famed American motorcycle racer and enthusiast Otto Link. Link painted every bike in his collection with the same colour scheme, supposedly in an attempt to stop his wife figuring out how many bikes he had purchased. The 38 Chief is fitted with a number of period accessories, most notably a pair of Commando horns on the front. A red 1948 Chief, a Bonneville optioned bike designed with racing in mind, will also be on display. “They ride better than most modern-day bikes and are very well balanced,” said owner Ashley Betts. “They are totally different to a normal motorbike … Indians have a lefthand throttle and you’ve got a foot clutch and a gear lever.” Ashley warned that anybody interested in motorcycle restoration would need “big pockets, and lots and lots of time”. Acquiring an old bike alone is difficult, he said, and then “finding the parts, if any pieces are missing, is a bit of an adventure”. Those interested in Indian motorcycle restoration should visit the Indian Motorcycle Museum of Australia at 419 Newman Road, Geebung.


Wool press heritage helps float music stage THE popular river stage returns to the Teneriffe Festival for the third consecutive year. Festival chair Jillian Kingsford Smith said the Newstead Series River Stage provided festival-goers with the perfect way to listen to seven different bands from the ideal vantage point of Sir Manuel Hornibrook Park. “Our floating river stage is always a major drawcard, playing host to seven acts throughout the day,” said Ms Kingsford Smith. “The partnership we have formed this year with the Newstead Series project is wonderful. “They’re an organisation which is very conscious to create projects that intertwine with and draw from the area’s rich history and environment. Mr John Livingstone, managing director of JGL Properties, the developer of the Newstead Series, said his company was excited to be on board and to lend its name to the floating river stage. “We continue to support the local community with events such as the Teneriffe Festival,” said Mr Livingstone. “The Newstead Series celebrates the neighbourhood’s history, energy and beauty. “Each of our four boutique buildings – The Carlyle, The Donaldson, The Ajax and The Koerstz – was named after famous wool presses that were used in the Teneriffe wool stores.” Live music is a core component of the festival and covers many styles from jazz to roots and alternative pop to indie-folk. Even genres such as theatrical crooning, modern vintage, psych-rock, alt-country Americana and balladeering have been scheduled this year. The festival’s musical roster continues to represent a

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diverse and dynamic musical line-up and has gone from strength-to-strength. The atmosphere of the Newstead Series River Stage precinct will be underpinned by two riverside bars hosted by local favourites Green Beacon Brewing and Newstead Brewing Co.

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Keep the little ones entertained at Kid’s World WITH the Teneriffe Festival happening right in the middle of school holidays, the event’s organisers have scheduled plenty of family-friendly activities for the day. Stroll the river walk between the ferry terminal and the Newstead Series River Stage and you’ll find plenty of activities for the little ones including face painting, story-telling and sing-alongs with the “King of the Kids” and traditional fairground activities. There’s even a small craft market with plenty of bespoke curios on offer. Then cross Vernon Terrace into Dath Street to find sheep shearing demonstrations, an animal petting farm and the Accombris Stadium, this year’s home of the piglet racing. Always a huge hit, fans can cheer on the cute Babe look-a-likes, dressed in their sequined racing vests as they slog it out across a specially designed obstacle course that sees up to nine piglets jumping hurdles, dashing over ramps and darting through tyres. The five races are part of the better-than-ever Accombris Stadium, so join in the fun, cheer on a piglet and scream all the way home!

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At a glance

NOW in its seventh year, the Teneriffe Festival celebrates where Teneriffe has come from, where it is now and its aspirations for the future. This is an area proud of its past but with a clear vision for its place as a shining example of the outcomes possible for urban renewal. Conceived after Brisbane’s inner city area of Teneriffe was officially named a suburb early in 2010, the one-day festival incorporates a rich program of street markets, family-friendly activities, live music, dining and historical displays. Several of Teneriffe’s main streets will be closed, offering visitors a magnificent opportunity to discover the best that the suburb has to offer. The Teneriffe Festival attracts an audience of approximately 50,000 people across all of its events, making it one of Brisbane’s most significant festivals.

Five highlights you won’t want to miss this year: Teneriffe Festival Rocks the River:

The Newstead Series River Stage returns for the third year. With The Belligerents scheduled to play at 7.30pm, the Newstead Series River Stage will host six other acts throughout the day, including Dan Kelly, Eden Mulholland, Quintessential Doll, Thom Lion, Halfway and Danny Widdicombe. Adding to the relaxed atmosphere of The Newstead Series River Stage precinct will be the two riverside bars created by local favourites Green Beacon Brewing and Newstead Brewing.

Brisbane Cheese Market:

Returning this year is the Brisbane Cheese Market. Established a decade ago, festival organisers are excited to welcome the Brisbane Cheese Markets back. Foodies will delight with the treats from artisanal cheesemakers such as The Frolicking Goat and Casa Motta. Halloumi and raclette style cheeses will also feature with demonstrations and tastings. There will be cheese boxes for sale, condiments, olives, grilled halloumi, croquettes and master classes to attend throughout the day. Find the artisanal cheese markets in the Ethel Laneway, next door to the London Woolstores.

Defiant Duck Laneway Party:

Each year the Laneway Party proves to be the hidden gem of the festival and this year The Defiant Duck hosts their first one. Ethel Street will transform into a festive playground with a chilled beat and the Defiant Duck team dishing up all-star American fare, served with a dash of Southern hospitality, a pinch of soul and a generous pour of casual comfort.

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Check out the steeple-chasing piglets. Always a huge hit with fans who watch up to nine cute Babe lookalikes slog it out in each round. Racing piglets streak around a 45m track at approximately 30 km/h, jumping hurdles and lighting up the faces of hundreds of children. The five races are part of the better-than-ever Accombris Stadium. Several local corporates keen to bring home the bacon have sponsored their own piglets to raise money for the local not-for-profit charity Footprints. Find the piglet races on Dath Street at the AccomBris Stadium.

Magical Mystery History Tour:

Get on board for the Magical Mystery History Tour. The Heritage Tour explains the transformation of Teneriffe from a river-fronted elite suburb in the 1880s to an industrial storage and shipping site in the 1920s through to its urban renewal in the 21st century. Several historical displays will be scattered throughout Vernon Terrace this year and the roving military band will also provide character and a reminder of the suburb’s rich historical prominence. 36

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Investor / Partner A technology business that has National and Overseas growth. The business is expanding and is looking to raise capital in whole or part of $500,000. Return on investment in 18 months then ongoing income from shares, listing company in four years. The business is in a strong growth market with no competitors at present, a silent partner or work in the business both are ok.

Call Glenn 0452 213 356


Uninterrupted Park and River Views - The Perfect Spot! 13/15 NEWSTEAD AVENUE, NEWSTEAD
































Ray White New Farm 07 3254 1022 612 Brunswick Street New Farm

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Ray White Spring Hill 07 3144 5200 126 Leichardt Street Spring Hill

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07 3254 1022

612 Brunswick Street

a s e l e ct io n o f rE C E NT SAL E S 806/128 Brookes St Fortitude Valley

320/38 Warner St Fortitude Valley

702/8 Jeays St Bowen Hills 5/37 Thornbury St Spring Hill

45/7c Boyd St Bowen Hills

I have dealt with Jake on a number of property transactions, having sold and bought 3 properties in 18 months. I have found his advice extremely helpful. Jake is very approachable and will go above and beyond to get the deal done. - Brian Richardson Seller of 705/1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley


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Uninterrupted Park and River Views - The Perfect Spot! Newstead 13/15 Newstead Avenue This apartment is seriously impressive. Offering exceptional value for money, there aren’t many Newstead apartments with views like this. Never to be built out, you just can’t go wrong. Quite literally, you can just hang out on your balcony, soak in the breeze off the water and take it all in. The rental return speaks for itself, and if you’re a looking for a gorgeous retreat for your next chapter, look no further. • • • • • • •

Two bedrooms with private balcony off master Dedicated office nook Fully equipped kitchen with granite bench-tops and plenty of cupboards / storage Two bathrooms, master with ensuite Car space with massive storage unit Resort style pool in a neat and well maintained complex Tightly held building - rarely do these come up!





Auction Sunday, 24th June 2016, 11:00am Mercedes Benz Brisbane 824 Ann St, Fortitude Valley If not SOLD prior Nicholas Given 0439 193 920 07 3358 0622

217 Lutwyche Road, Windsor | Priced from $309,000 - $659,000 1-3 bed | 1-2 bath | 1-2 parking Boutique inner city apartment living, architect designed development by Gardner Vaughan Group. Located in a sought after area representing a high standard of quality combined with functional floor plans. Only 3.6km from Brisbane’s CBD, 15 minute walk from Royal Brisbane Hospital and moments away from The Gasworks, Eat Street Markets, up town James Street and Valley.

Open Saturday 12:00 – 1:00pm Michelle Papik 0434 542 457


$600 p/w DESIGNER GROUND FLOOR 114/38 Helen Street, Teneriffe 2

$420 p/w 1 WEEKS FREE RENT! AVAILABLE NOW! 7/145 Sydney Street, New Farm




$2500 p/w 2


$520 p/w MODERN AND STYLISH TOWNHOME 1 /4 Cowlishaw Street, Newstead








I heard recently that from 1st July there will be a new form for sellers to fill in. I often think back to how simple the paperwork was when I first began selling real estate. To list a property was a carbon copy 1 pager and from memory a contract of sale was about 4 pages. Today to list or sell a property is a detailed exercise involving multiple contracts, declarations, acknowledgments, authorisations and special condition after special condition. A lot of the paperwork has been introduced to protect buyers. But unfortunately there were a number of examples in the post GFC climate that saw litigators find devil in the detail that gave access to many lawsuits resulting in many originally willing purchases finding loopholes in contracts that they had previously had every intention of settling. The order of the paper work, no re-direction to warning statements and font size all required with the best intentions saw millions of dollars worth of Australian home owners sales lost. So the introduction of a new form sends a cold shiver up the spine of many experienced agents. Over the years they have added body corporate disclosures, warning statement, sustainability declarations, pool safety certificates, smoke alarms & safety switches acknowledgements and probably some other forms that I’ve forgotten. The sale process has become a bit of a bottleneck to check in on the property and now it seems, the owner. From the 1st July 2016 there is a new certificate needed for any person selling their property for $2million or more. These certificates are provided by the ATO and application forms can be downloaded today from their web-site ( This certificate is essential to avoid paying 10% of the purchase price to the ATO. From what I’ve read this new process is to ensure foreign residents meet their capital gains tax liabilities.

$450 p/w SPACE & STYLE - 1 BED + STUDY 1/31 Adeline Street, New Farm 1


$870 p/w PRIVATE, PEACEFUL & PRESTIGIOUS 6/63 Mark Street, New Farm 3


$1,100 p/w EXCLUSIVE ULTRA MODERN, 3 BED 51 Hynes Street, Fortitude Valley 3




$370 p/w 1 BEDDER ON QUIET, LEAFY STREET 4/4 Abbott Street, New Farm





PH: 3606 8300


Now time matters in sales, whilst the ATO is going to provide an online form which should see certificates dispatched quickly for those who use post there will be some delay. In circumstances where a seller gets over $2million unexpectedly (sure I get it’s a good problem to have) either from an ‘off market sale’ or through outstanding competition at auction they will be unable to provide this certificate. The property can still sell but without the certificate prior to settlement there will be questions about this 10% tax. To avoid this happening I share similar comments to the Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Allen, any homeowner who is eligible for the certificate and may consider selling in the next 12 months should get online and apply for one now.

Haesley is the local principal of Living Here real estate and a columnist for the Sunday Mail. Portions of this article may be an extract from his column. (07) 3606 8300 68/241 Arthur Street, Teneriffe


Forthcoming Auction

2/19 Harcourt St, New Farm




This property is a one of a kind in city fringe luxury living. Take your private elevator from your secure double garage to one of the four levels appointed with the highest quality custom designed and built finishes or go straight to the top and admire the stunning city views from your rooftop terrace. This really is the ultimate in low maintenance executive living. Master suite stands alone on the second Floor with marble ensuite, luxurious spa bath and opulent walk in robe. Other levels include 2 bedrooms with bathroom and powder room. Two separate courtyards join the ground floor living areas. Low maintenance living at its best allowing you the time to enjoy a walk to the parks, restaurants and coffee shops on your doorstep. • Large modern kitchen • Three bedrooms including full level master suite • Separate powder room on each level • All rooms with built in robes • Roof top terrace

• Air conditioning throughout • Internal laundry • Two car garage • Secure block with intercom and security cameras • Internal Lift


13/43 Florence Street, Teneriffe


P: 07 3606 8300 E: M: 0413 125 969

P: 07 3606 8300 E: M: 0414 809 823

Judith Cush






That is what your friends will say when they see your new home/investment. Either way this is an enviable position to live in! For the busy working week you are close to all transport. Bus, boat or car from your secure garage. Big open plan well appointed kitchen with gas stove to whip up your own 3 square meals a day! And a dishwasher to do the dishes after your relaxed meal on the airy spacious deck that assures privacy behind the white plantation shutters. It’s practically a separate dining room....

Meaghan Bakker


F26/41 Gotha Street, Fortitude Valley


P: 07 3606 8300 E: M: 0413 125 969

P: 07 3606 8300 E: M: 0414 809 823


Meaghan Bakker




OVERSEAS OWNERS ARE LOOKING FOR OFFERS. Call today for a private inspection! This is your opportunity to secure an investment perfectly located between the Brisbane CBD and the buzz of the Fortitude Valley nightlife. This apartment is currently rented until November for $400 per week. With interest rate cuts crashing bank interest returns, now is the time to move your cash to property and use the low rates to your advantage.

CONTACT: Judith Cush

FOR SALE - $280,000


Teneriffe Kurv – 31 Longland Street


Luxury Apartment located amongst all that the Gas Works precinct has to offer! • • • •

82 m2 Living and 7m2 Outdoor living - Total of 89 m2 2 Queen Size Bedrooms Dedicated Study European Laundry Generous Open Plan living/dining




View By appointment For Sale

Contact Janet Mullins 0406 422 399

Teneriffe 258 Arthur Street Privacy and Seclusion, but still close to all the action of trendy Teneriffe, 5 mins from the CBD. Contemporary Courtyard Apartment. Must put this on your list of inspections!! • • • •

Electric sun blinds for all round use of courtyard Separate Study Secure Car Space Pet friendly



View By appointment For Sale Contact Janet Mullins 0406 422 399



Fortitude Valley 9/65 Berwick Street 1


Teneriffe 317/50 Macquarie Street View Sat 1-1.30pm or by appointment For Sale $355,000


Bowen Hills 18 Victoria Terrace 8

Block of 8 flats 819m2 block



View by appointment For Sale $799,000


New Farm 842 Brunswick Street View by appointment For Sale by Negotiation

Kelvin Grove 36 Little Street Vacant Land - 400m2 block




View Sat 11-11:45am or by appointment For Sale by Negotiation


Brisbane City Level 45/71 Eagle Street For Sale Offers Over $600,000





View Sat 10 - 10:30am or by appointment For Sale Offers Over $2,490,000

Ivo Kornel 0412 301 439 | Nick Baumgart 0418 712 491 |

New Farm 37 Hawthorne Street 3



810m2 block

View by appointment For Sale by Negotiation

Belle Property New Farm 650 Brunswick Street | 3358 5444


Lorna Bailey





Achieving outstanding results for our clients. SOLD






Ann-Karyn Fraser

Glen Boyle


Hayley Jane


Anissa Lamond

Visit us at the Teneriffe Festival Face Painting and Competitions for Kids

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Lucy Horan


Ben White




Aaron Woolard

Deborah Barbi






Alex Rutherford

SOLD Emily Lambert

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SOLD Courtney Maguire

SOLD Annabelle O’Hare


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SOLD Judy Newlands



FARM 166 Sydney Street SOLD NEW

FARM 176 Sydney Street SOLD NEW

FARM 159 Merthyr Road SOLD NEW




VALLEY 514 Brunswick Street SOLD FORTITUDE

No.1 Selling Agent New Farm




Best Real Estate Agent Fortitude Valley & New Farm

No.1 Real Estate Agent New Farm

Aaron Woolard 0421 145 386 PLC-NF2130


Artist’s impression, indicative only.

Artist’s impression, indicative only.

Surprisingly private. Incredibly central. Don’t delay – call today for a limited opportunity to own your own piece of New Farm. PRICED FROM $1.7M LIMITED OFFER - ENQUIRE NOW

• limited availability – only 7 residences in this exclusive development • no body corporate fees – your home, your land • 3 levels of living – 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, powder rooms on each level, butler’s pantry, double lock-up garage • luxurious facilities – 3 residences boast European glass shaft lifts with access to all levels and stunning swimming pools • contemporary design – Queensland style with an urban edge • enviable location – close proximity to CBD, James St and New Farm Park • under construction – completion September 2016 (indicative)

Call Place Projects Brisbane today on 07 3107 6841 or email


Only 7 freehold residences in one enviable location.


We’ve been helping people make their property dreams happen for generations. Whatever your property dream, LJ Hooker Clayfield is here to help.

Stephen Hawke LJ Hooker Clayfield

River Views – Top Floor Woolstore 3 bedrooms + 4th bedroom/Study 2 bathrooms 2 car parks(Tandem) + storage $1,040,000

4/742 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield 3862 1500 / 0423 699 140

Luxury living in Heritage Listed “Dakota” building offering style and comfort with lift access for your convenience. Soaring ceilings, combined with exposed brickwork creates timeless appeal with a sense of ambience and grace. Size (175m2) and quality are in abundance with air con and intercom security.

Inspect with Les Day phone 0418 889 411

© LJ Hooker Limited. 0116 LC2762-01

Deborah Barbi Experience. Service. Results. Selling New Farm and Teneriffe for over 17 years.

Call or email for a confidential discussion.

Glen Boyle Loves This Place! Glen Boyle is voted #1 Most Recommended Agent in Teneriffe by for these reasons: “Glen communicated well with us throughout the whole sales process.”

– Sandra & James / Ellington - Teneriffe

“Glen went out of his way to help me get my property ready for sale.”

– William / Kingsholme - Teneriffe

“Glen went above and beyond to ensure he got me the best possible outcome.”

– Brad / Aust Woolstores - Teneriffe

“Nothing but professional! Glen set a new sale record for the complex.”

– Jacqui / Mactaggarts - Teneriffe

0418 873 500 54

villagenews July 2016

Talk to a local agent you can trust, call Glen today on 0431 766 567.




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TENERIFFE 20/27 Vernon Terrace Teneriffe is known for its fantastic lifestyle and this generous two bedroom, two bathroom apartment offers a lifestyle second to none. The spacious light filled living room opens to a generous balcony overlooking the lush grounds and the river. The air conditioned apartment is freshly painted with new carpets. There is secure parking and a separate storage room. Moments to some amazing cafĂŠs, bars, restaurants, transport, cross river ferry and CityCat terminal.




Auction Saturday 9th July 11.00am View by appointment Charmaine Henrickson 0438 437 464 Call 3638 1415

COORPAROO 4 Welwyn Crescent At a prestigious dress circle address, ’Thongabel’ is a residence of epic proportions imbued with English grandeur and sensitively enhanced by modern architecture. Across the palatial layout, exquisite formal/informal living areas reflect rich timber finishes and commissioned pieces, while impressive entertaining terraces capture expansive city views. New age technology including Dynalight Intelligence makes this an ultimate family home situated on 860sqm allotment with the option to purchase the adjoining 422sqm block.




Auction Saturday 16th July 4.00pm View Sat 12.00 - 12.30 & Tue 5.30 - 6.00 Sherrie Storor 0466 872 705 Call 3638 1437

Images are computer generated and indicative only. Completed apartments and views may vary from image shown.



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