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Vol. 1308 Tuesday July 26, 2011 Compiled & edited by volunteers for the Tamborine Mountain Community


Disruption looming for peaceful Kerry

HROUGHOUT the Scenic Rim, residents have chosen and outlaid large investments in a variety of different lifestyles. In quiet little Kerry, on the road to the scenic Lost World Valley, life revolves around small crop production, farming and general relaxed peaceful rural pursuits. Understandably, not wanting unwelcome surprises, people here, as elsewhere, depend on their Council to act responsibly with respect to adherence to the local area plan setting out legitimate uses there. It is therefore highly disturbing to people in Kerry that a hitherto small private quarry has applied to increase its activity to industrial level production. The new application allows for 24-hour operation, 7 days per week, extracting in excess of 1,000,000 tonnes of rock per year. This increase is not supported by the zoning, which allows industries such as dairying, cropping, horticultural pursuits, organic farming, horse industries and tourism. On this scale, full time operation will mean lights, pollution and emissions, all of which will adversely affect the living conditions of residents and domestic and native animals. Dust and pollution will raise health issues and the currently quiet area will be subjected to quarry noise including a potential 120 B-Double truck movements per day and explosions from rock blasting.

Stockpile site seen from the end of Glandore Road (Laravale side of ridge); the quarry site is on the opposite, Erin View Road, Kerry, side of the ridge. 880 acres could potentially be affected.

The particular roads to be used are in such poor condition that significant works need to be carried out to accommodate regular heavy transport. These narrow country roads are used by school buses, as well as local and tourist traffic, and safety here is another concern. Like the residents of quiet leafy Power Parade whose quality of living is being threatened by an industrial level waterextraction industry, the folk at Kerry should be able to pursue their lives in the

manner they have chosen. Many people from around the shire have submitted objections to both proposed enterprises. It is now up to Scenic Rim Regional Council to place value in the guidelines set by local and state governments and more importantly, the residents of the district. Application details are on page 13. The final date for submissions is 29 July (this Friday). Submissions may be handed in at the Tamborine Mountain Library. J Lockey, TM Progress Association

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Dear Editor, We really hope the Chamber of Commerce is successful in encouraging this community to shop locally, as Tony Lambert stated in his letter to the editor last week. My husband and I own a retail business in the Mountain and we have been struggling for a little over a year to get local people to give us a go. We aim to make sure our prices are competitive with the Coast and that we keep up with current trends. But no matter what we

Dear Editor, In response to the letter by Jim Inglis regarding wood burning heating [TMN 12/7/11]. If anyone is interested enough to look up the information on the net, they will find that the cancer risk from wood smoke is 12 times greater than equal amounts of tobacco smoke and causes significant DNA damage as it is a carcinogenic pollutant. People sitting in front of their wood burning fires do not have to breathe what is coming out of their chimney and blowing away from their house but a neighbor may be having a Dear Editor, What a beautiful place the current green waste site could be when Council vacate the land. Landscaped with native species, provided with environmental displays, picnic tables and BBQs, the site could be another special place for visitors to enjoy the Mountain. It would also take the pressure off the existing Knoll national park picnic area where, every weekend, cars spill out of the parking spaces at the entrance, down along the narrow access road and sometimes up along the verges of Knoll Road itself. And what a pity that visitors often take the wrong road and have to see a tip before they see the National Park. It is a pleasure to see people enjoying a day at the Knoll, especially for Knoll Road Network who work voluntarily to keep the park and its access road clear of weeds and rubbish - although, in the main, visitors do the right thing and take their rubbish away with them. The present picnic area is stretched to the limit. We encourage State and local government to do the right thing, relocate the green waste site, and open up the area for an extension of the Knoll National Park.

do most people are convinced a better deal is “off the Mountain”. We really have been astounded at the lack of community support. So our little family business is very close to shutting its doors permanently like many other family businesses have done before us. Go for it, Chamber of Commerce, you are so right, small business is the lifeblood of our community. Libby and Gary Phillips

problem with the emissions. It certainly affects asthmatics. On very cold nights, the smoke often settles in low lying areas instead of blowing up into the sky, as has been found in city suburbs where people live close to one another. And the smell the next day, that clings to clothes and closed in areas, is not pleasant at all. ‘Not everybody is in the situation to change their circumstances but for those who can, please do so, and make the world a better place. Keep warm, Grannie Jones. Louise Piper

It is hard to imagine that Mountain organizations investing in tourism, such as the Chamber of Commerce, Springtime on the Mountain, and the Scarecrow Festival, and organizations dedicated to the environment such as the Natural History Association, Landcare and Bush Volunteers, would not support such a plan. For our part, we make two offers: • we offer to work with Council to determine an alternative location, through a funded independent consultancy, which we would be happy to project manage; • we offer to work with the Department of the Environment to help rehabilitate the site and, with set timelines and actions, open up another section of the Knoll National Park for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. (Ironically, one of the best north-east views on the Mountain is at the waste transfer station!) Sandra Sewell Robert Evans Afra Hall-Beers with Knoll Road Network

St George’s Anglican Church Kids Club and Sunday School 2011

St George’s Anglican Church Kids Club will restart on Friday 15th July 2011. It will now run on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month in the church hall, Dapsang Rd. We welcome primary age children from 3pm–5pm in term time, for games, craft, stories and more. Afternoon tea provided. Enquiries to Wendy Wales - 5545 1359 Kids Church meets 9.30am in the 'De Voile room of the Church. Children meet the leaders in the church. Enquiries to Wendy Wales, 5545 1359 or Thelma Hunneybun, 5545 4310


Dear Editor, In reference to your front page story (BT) of July 13 “Mayor John Brent cleared of Misconduct”, I was present at the Council meeting in Boonah in the public gallery where the behaviour and actions of the Mayor resulted in the interview with local media and myself. Cr Brent clearly was advised (by the media) he was being taped and further, on the information I gave him at the time, he precipitated certain statements and actions. I am affronted by the fact that these charges of misconduct have been dismissed but more so, that my integrity, my version of events, and my honesty in regard to the events have been totally ignored. I was never questioned, called on or asked anything, by anyone, in regards to my statement. I find this quite disconcerting as an ex serving member of both the Queensland Prison Service and Queensland Police Service. I was not contacted to verify my statement of facts. An additional statement was also provided by another eye witness and (it would seem) it too, has been totally ignored. I find this in itself (as an ex Police Officer) extraordinary.

Dear Editor, I commend the Knoll Road Network team and their letter (T. Times 21 July 2011, page 10) pertaining to the current green waste site. It is to be hoped that the relevant authorities (our Council and Department of the Environment) take note of its content and especially the offer to work with them for a win/win conclusion to what hitherto has been an environmental disaster and a social disgrace. It would be most uplifting if the Tamborine

Dear Editor, I am trying to get in touch with someone who helped me when I was in trouble. This was in March, at the pool, and Gaven came and helped me. I have not forgotten, Gaven,

Dear Editor, Live export trade In reply to Rolf Reckhort [TMN 12/7/11] saying that my letter was a “spurious argument to debunk the moral perspective,” perhaps my message was not clear enough for him. The “moral perspective” is a warm fuzzy argument Rolf but the real world is that carnivores have been operating for ever with varying degrees of cruelty and this was a very dishonest example. Senator Chris Black from WA, who is also a veterinarian with long connections to the live animal trade, is suspicious of the footage and considered the activists possibly stagemanaged the episode and cared more for the political effect than the welfare of those animals seeing as it happened weeks earlier and the ABC took about 8 weeks to prepare the show. “All I can say to you as a veterinarian is that if I was aware of animal welfare abuse, I

I would question the validity and indeed the honesty of the investigation as carried out and therefore its final determination. The decision of basically one of “having no case to answer” and clearly indicates that this matter requires further investigation by an“Independent” Government body. I am appalled at the decision and it further exemplifies the state of non-transparency and accountability in our Local Government and its officials. I know what I saw and what I heard, make no mistake. I have nothing to gain from this incident and yet my moral upbringing requires me to speak out openly regarding this issue. My personal opinion of this Mayor is of no consequence but under the circumstances I would refrain from recommending him for any future public office. I expect no less than a public apology from Mr Noyes, the Acting Director General for Local Government and Planning Department. I also question his ability and right to deliver such a ruling. I am left wondering if this is indeed a case of not what you know but more of who you know. Ken Vandermolen, Kooralbyn

Mountain organizations mentioned in the letter, those vitally interested in responsible tourism and in our fragile environment, were to publicly endorse the Knoll Road Network ideas and work with them and the powers that be, together with other experts in the field, to achieve a creditable permanent solution to this long-standing dilemma. It is incumbent on all of us, where possible, to strive for such an outcome. Roland Lindenmayer

nor that your birthday is on Sunday 24th July. I am able to see out of one eye now, and hope the other one will be better soon. Thank you for helping me phone my family. Inge Micheelsen

would act on it,” he said.“In a human context, if you were aware that a child was being severely molested, would you wait eight or ten weeks to get a media effect, when you could have in fact taken some action at the time to protect the child?” Black, whose time with the live export trade goes back three decades, says that during that time he has seen a huge improvement to animal welfare standards in the countries involved with Australia “and no other country can boast that.” Even though the live export trade has resumed, possible damage to future animal welfare improvement has already been done as Indonesia has, in the interim, issued some hundred and eighty new import licences. Jim Inglis

Ed note: If the unspeakable cruelty shown on the Four Corners report was indeed “stage managed by activists for the political effect”, then it certainly had most of us fooled.

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I am required by Scenic Rim Regional Council policy to make the following statements: • These are my personal views. • When a Council votes on a decision, they count the votes and the decision is made based on the side that gets the most votes.

MAYORAL MISCONDUCT CHARGE There has been a lot of commentary on how Mayor Brent can slander, bully and call a community derogatory names in public and yet be exonerated by the Department of Local Government’s Director General. Whilst it was a surprise, probably unfair, looked like a decision that doesn’t accord with common sense, that won’t detract me from task of standing up for the people of Scenic Rim and working toward change, which is the only way we can get a better deal for ratepayers. There are detailed commentaries on this issue on my website and in other newspapers. There are a lot of processes yet to go in the matter.

COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETINGS IN JULY At the last round of meetings there were 24 items on the agenda, I voted in favour of 22 items and against 2 items listed in this column.

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COUNCIL RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF ANOTHER 53 LOTS FOR CANUNGRA IN AN EMERGING PRECINCT ZONE Of all the towns in the Scenic Rim that have been damaged by this Council’s poor planning decisions, it is Canungra that has been pillaged the most. A small town with a population of just 750, has had 350 lots approved in the last 18 months, yet no master planning has been done. Council have put their head in the sand and accepted that Queensland Urban Utilities says that sufficient water exists in Canungra Creek and Council says that the health of that resource isn’t its concern. The creek has dried up twice in the last 11 years, yet Council keeps on allowing developers to subdivide. Council officers confirmed they had done no environmental studies on the impact of more than doubling the town’s reliance on the creek’s water. The health of the creek is in grave danger, how will the fauna, platypus and rare frogs etc ever survive? One day a pipeline is tipped to be built from Woodhill, but how long is that going to take, and at what cost to taxpayers? In this last approval, the developer has put in an application to overrule the Planning Scheme, because this precinct zoning stipulates that you can’t develop until master planning is carried out. Council has just ignored its own rules. The danger now is that if Council is happy


to accept these types of applications that override the planning scheme, it’s open slather for developers who just need to get four councillors onside. It can happen anywhere in the shire, in any town and in any precinct. The Planning Scheme has become an absolute casualty of this Council. Sometimes a planning scheme may need to overridden, but there must be compelling reasons, and demonstrated community need and acceptance. This is not the case with this one.

HYACINTH DEVELOPMENTS The receivers have applied for and received an extension of time for 12 months to complete their subdivision operational works in order to create their 45 lots. I voted against this and spoke at length about the legacy this development will leave on Tamborine Mountain to the Brent/ Cockburn Council who spent $280,000 of ratepayers money to support the developer in getting this development approved. I asked a raft of questions about the appropriateness of this subdivision and how it can comply with the planning scheme. I was not satisfied with any answers offered. It was obvious to me that nothing has to comply with any planning scheme for this Council as they can simply suggest to a developer that they lodge a preliminary Section 242 application under the SPAR Act to override the planning scheme. Under the current rules it is practically impossible to approve 45 houses in the Rural Precinct Zoning. Also, Reconfiguration Local law stipulates that you can only build a structure that takes up no more than 10% of the whole lot size. On 500m” lots, a house and tank simply cannot fit. MAIN ROADS ISSUES I still haven’t received any advice from Main Roads to issues I raised with them in May concerning road safety on the Mountain. I will continue to pursue these on behalf of residents.

CONSULTATION IN LIBRARY Just a reminder that I meet with residents at the Tamborine Mountain Library on the second Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00pm. I will be there next on Wednesday 10th August 2011. Please call me or leave a text message if you require an appointment or simply drop in. My mobile number is 0447 206 006. I am always available for on-site meetings to address resident’s issues as required. The best email address to make a personal appointment is at You can also join me on Facebook at Derek.Swanborough, or visit my website at



EGRETTABLY, yet another matter has arisen which puts our Council under a cloud and which will not quickly go away. The whole nasty business included carryings on at a Council Meeting at Boonah. Cr Swanborough had queried an apparent error of $730,000 and other matters in the Council’s Annual Report. He was belittled by Councillors and accused of disrupting the meeting, of grandstanding and of not understanding the accounts. To add insult to injury, when Cr Swanborough persisted, the Mayor apologised to the gallery for Cr. Swanborough’s behaviour! But the world came crashing down for Cr Brent when the Director of Corporate and Community Services, to his credit, volunteered that the question was valid and that the Annual Reports for two years were flawed. After the Meeting, Cr Brent emerged and was interviewed by Media representatives, with members of the public present. One of the reporters made it clear she was recording the interview. However, Cr Brent is reported to have then stated Cr Swanborough was a 'lying toad' and a 'bastard' and made unsubstantiated accusations that he had been sacked from previous employment. There was more which was worse and won’t be repeated here. I didn’t hear the interview since I was so disgusted by the carryings on in the meeting that, when it finished, I immediately hopped in my car and left town. Not surprisingly, Cr Swanborough lodged a claim of misconduct against Cr Brent on the basis of this interview and other grounds. Even at the most superficial level one should remember the Councillor Code of Conduct which Councillors are so eager to apply to silence dissent. This includes requirements to "demonstrate respect for fellow councillors, council staff and other members of the public" and to "refrain from harassing, bullying or intimidating fellow councillors, council staff or other members of the public". However, it was when the Acting Director General of Local Government & Planning issued his findings that the process lost all credibility. With regard to the interview, he did not dispute that the offensive statements were made but the complaint was dismissed on the grounds that the discussions were "in a private capacity and not for public consumption"!! We must be living in cloud cuckoo land! Cr Brent’s statements obviously reflected his reaction as Mayor and were made on the Council Chamber forecourt as he emerged from a meeting. It also defies belief to even suggest they were not for public consumption, being made to reporters one of whom was recording the proceedings, and in the presence of members of the public. It follows from the Acting Director General’s logic that it is quite acceptable under the Local Government Act and the Councillor Code of Conduct for Cr Brent to go around badmouthing in most offensive terms other Councillors as long as he does it in a private capacity and not for public consumption. Since ‘not for public consumption’ apparently includes talking to reporters in the presence of members

of the public, that is not much of a restraint. But it gets worse, the process becoming even more suspect. Remember, early in the term of this Council when a complaint was made against Cr Swanborough, a three member tribunal was formally set up with the various parties able to present their cases. In the present event, there was nothing similar. An investigator interviewed some parties and reported to the Acting Director who subsequently announced his decision - such as it was. However, the choice of who to interview was definitely weird. For example, the reporter recording the interview and the members of the public observing what was going on were not contacted. But there is more! The Acting Director General also considered whether there was substance to complaints that Councilors had mistreated Cr Swanborough at the Meeting. Residents who had submitted complaints were not contacted. However, the investigator did interview the other Councillors who, with some degree of predictability, maintained there had been no mistreatment. No attempt was made to contact other members of the public present, such as myself. The Acting Director then concluded that, on the balance of probabilities, there was insufficient evidence to support the allegation that Cr Brent had belittled Cr Swanborough at the meeting. Obviously I must have dreamt it all. There is much more to criticise regarding the administration of the process, but not in the space available. For Cr Brent and the other Councillors, with the exception of Cr Swanborough, to be happy with and support the outcome of such a flawed process does nothing for their credibility. The actual decision fades into insignificance compared with the massive doubts as to how it was reached. Councillors have missed a great opportunity to stand up and be counted. Add this to the mix: in a recent case before the Fair Work Australia Commission, an employee complained that they had been unfairly dismissed for spreading rumours damaging to a work colleague. The dismissal was found to be justified. Just a quick comment about that Application to legalise a Commercial Extraction of Water business which is attracting so much attention. It is generally accepted that this is an unusual opportunity for residents to express their opinion. However, Council has been given the same opportunity. It is becoming clear that not all such businesses have the same impacts (eg noise, traffic, depletion of resource, detriment to others) and it is up to Council to develop guidelines, as a matter of urgency. I wonder if Council will accept the challenge or just let slide a matter which is of such critical significance to Tamborine Mountain. I had hoped to write about a recent Council Committee support of a Canungra Application for land subdivision fundamentally in conflict with the Planning Scheme. Planners got around the problem by inviting a draft FROM THE APPLICANT for modifications to the Planning Scheme! This was accepted without community consultation even though the new Master Plan is due later this year. Have to wait till next column.


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OCAL resident Nadia O’Carroll has declared her intention to nominate as a candidate for Division 2 in the local government election for the Scenic Rim Regional Council in March 2012. “People are unhappy with the current Council and the way it goes about its business,” said Nadia. “It is secretive, doesn’t consult and appears to have absolutely no understanding of the stress placed on families by its rates which are among the highest in south-east Queensland. “It’s time for change and I want to help bring about that change,” she said. “Scenic Rim Council must be transformed into an organisation that is transparent, financially competent, and committed to democratic principles.” Nadia is a university qualified accountant, registered tax agent and successful business woman. Her career includes employment with Price Waterhouse, University of Technology Sydney and Queensland University Her association with Division 2 stretches back to 1977. Nadia and husband Kerry have three adult children, all educated on Tamborine Mountain. All the O’Carrolls have been volunteers for local emergency services.

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PPLICATIONS are now open for Council’s Environmental Grants Program with $75,000 in funding on offer for individuals and groups focused on preserving the local environment. Local schools, private landholders and environmental community groups wanting to work in partnership with Council, on Council owned or controlled land are encouraged to apply. Scenic Rim Regional Council Mayor John Brent said the program would allow applicants to launch new projects or continue working on existing projects. “This program has been a success in previous years and we would again like to call for applicants to assist Council in maintaining our environment,” Cr Brent said.

“I love the diversity, lifestyle and natural beauty of the Scenic Rim, and I’m passionate about its future,” said Nadia who for the past 20 years has been a volunteer, member or office bearer in local organisations and junior sporting clubs. She is a qualified water monitor with SEQ Catchments and an accredited volunteer with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Her interest in nature, science, active outdoor pursuits and horses have given her an added appreciation of the many issues within the Scenic Rim area. She lists the need to ensure protection for the environment and the unique lifestyle of people living in the region among her major objectives.

“Council values the efforts of past applicants and looks forward to another successful year of environmental grants. “The program allows local community groups, schools and landowners to be actively involved in conservation initiatives throughout the region.” Financial or in-kind assistance will be offered to eligible applicants to undertake a range of environmental projects which may include habitat enhancement and extension, riparian restoration and the launch of environmental awareness campaigns to the community. Applications for the Environmental Grants Program close Friday 2 September 2011. Application forms are available on Council’s website at or by contacting the Environment Section on 5540 5444. SRRC Media Release


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Chilled Out Lizards

OST residents of Tamborine Mountain have at least a few lizards living in their garden. As the weather cools they tend to disappear, why does this happen? To survive, animals need to maintain their body temperature within certain limits. Mammals and birds are endothermic, meaning that they provide their body heat internally through metabolic processes, they are generally homoeothermic, that is, they maintain a near constant internal temperature. Reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and arachnids are ectothermic, meaning they derive body heat from their environment, they are generally poikilothermic, that is, their internal temperature may fluctuate. Ectothermic animals such as lizards need to eat and breathe far less than endothermic animals, which use most of their energy in maintaining a constant internal temperature. The disadvantage of being ectothermic is that changes in environmental temperature cause changes in internal body temperature. Ectothermic animals thermoregulate through behaviour and metabolism. When lizards need to heat up they bask in the sun, expand their rib cage and darken their skin to absorb more heat. If they become too hot they lighten their skin and open their mouth or move to the shade. They can also change their heart rate and blood flow to increase when hot, and decrease when cool. When temperatures are high lizards are active, when the temperature drops they become sluggish and lethargic as the chemical activity in their muscle slows. As days shorten and temperatures fall, lizards may enter a hibernation-like state called brumation. Lizards in true brumation are dormant and hide in burrows, rock

crevices, caves and leaf litter until an increase in temperature and length of days triggers a return to normal activity. Not all lizards experience true brumation, in mild weather some may only exhibit a slight change in activity and feeding

patterns. It was thought that lizards were descendents of dinosaurs, in fact the term dinosaur, first coined by Sir Richard Owen in 1842, is derived from the Greek deinos (fearfully great) and sauros (lizard). However studies have shown that lizards and dinosaurs are not closely related. It is now generally accepted that birds are the descendants of dinosaurs. One of the largest relations of modern terrestrial lizards was not a dinosaur, but Megalania prisca, a giant goanna of 5 metres which roamed Eastern Australia in ancient times. Mainly because dinosaurs were regarded as giant lizards, it was assumed that they were ectothermic, sluggish and unintelligent. There is a new theory that dinosaurs were active, intelligent endotherms, however this is not universally accepted with some scientists still believing that dinosaurs were too large to be endotherms. New research into thermoregulation in living creatures is revealing a whole spectrum of adaptations and exceptions which show that many of our old labels such as “cold blooded” and “warm blooded” are too simplistic. It is possible that dinosaurs could have been different from or a combination of ectotherm and endotherm. Nadia O’Carroll (Candidate for Division 2) Next Birdwalk Saturday 20 August – Biddadaba, Cainbable Ck

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T each monthly meeting of Tamborine Mountain Probus Club a guest speaker is featured. The recent meeting departed from that format to visit Merrinee Farm operated by Probus Club member John Williams and his wife Lindy. Merrinee Farm was originally started by William Kidd and his wife Anne during the early part of the last century. Following his death his widow and his then nine year old son Alec continued growing small crops, citrus and, in later years, flowers. The avocados were planted during the early 1950s. The property produces approximately 100 tonnes of fruit from some 1000 trees. John Williams married Christine Kidd, the eldest daughter of Alec and Joyce Kidd, in 1970. They subsequently purchased and operated the property until Christine’s death in 1995. John married his wife Lindy in 1999 and since that time the packing side of the business has flourished. Lindy’s banking background has proved to be invaluable and the business now packs for most of the mountain’s commercial producers. The state-of-the-art equipment in the packing shed is from New Zealand and has the ability to grade, size, and count 1600 pieces of fruit per minute to an accuracy of one gram, giving the operation the capacity of several tonnes per hour. The avocado is quite unusual for many reasons, one being that the fruit does not ripen on the tree. If picked too early the fruit will shrivel and go rotten. If picked too late the fruit will ripen quite well but will display a slightly oilier taste than would otherwise be the case. One of the more interesting features of the Kidd Street property is the large Guatemalan seedling tree which was planted by Alec in 1923 when he was only nine years old. The tree has proven to be a great source of breeding material as the trees grown from the seed display a precocious growth and a resistance to the root rot fungus. In the 1980s the Queensland. Department of Primary Industries listed this tree on the national estate and as such it enjoys protection similar to a listed building. This is the only avocado tree in Australia to receive such a listing. For details about joining Probus contact club secretary John Clem on 5545 2179 Tony Smallwood, Probus Club

Probus Visits Merrinee Farm

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N open days at the Tamborine Mountain Historical Society, on completion of the Heritage Centre tour, visitors often ask “How do we get to Skywalk from here and is it worth seeing?” Society members decided to get some firsthand knowledge of Skywalk and last week paid them a visit enmasse. After starting the tour with a delicious morning tea Brendan Moore (son of owners Ian and Jennifer Moore) gave members a rundown on the features of this world-class tourist attraction. Of special interest to the Historical Society members was the history of the local Aboriginal culture and the descriptions of the evolution of Tamborine Mountain. Featuring rainforest bio-diversity, all the levels of the forest can be explored during the walk, from the delicate ferns and dense vegetation of the rainforest floor, alongside majestic strangler figs and ancient trees, to rare orchids and the spectacular panorama in the higher canopies. While crossing the 300 metre, steel-structured bridge and the breath-taking 40 metre long “Skywalk Cantilever” soaring 35 metres above the forest floor the scenery was spectacular. Some of the features on the Skywalk attractions were the pioneer's hut with a collection of historical farming implements used by the early European settlers, together with photos of original residents, and life on the mountain. For those seeking directions, the Skywalk is located at 333 Geissmann Drive, North Tamborine Queensland. Tony Smallwood, Historical Society

Historical Society Visits Skywalk


Still time for feedback on Strategic Cropping Land policy document

he public consultation period for the Regulatory Assessment Statement for the State Government's Strategic Cropping Land policy ends on 1 August. The Regulatory Assessment Statement provides an economic analysis of cost implications and recovery options for parties who may be financially affected by the Strategic Cropping Land policy. This includes both the agricultural and resource sector as well as local government. Ms Nolan said interested parties have until August 01 to comment. “Queensland is the first state in Australia to develop a framework that will protect the state's best cropping land," Ms Nolan said. “This policy has given the agricultural sector far greater security than ever before and the Queensland Government is now working hard to create more certainty by entrenching the published framework in legislation as soon as possible. "We recognise that there will be cost implications for businesses and government to implement this policy and want to ensure we are striking the balance between development and protecting the state's important cropping land.” Copies of the Regulatory Assessment Statement and response form are available on the Department of Environment and Resource Management website at Ms Nolan said the release of the draft State Planning Policy for public consultation would be the next step towards implementing the Strategic Cropping Land policy. Qld Govt Media Release





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Disappointment at misconduct complaint verdict Last week (July 20) the Fassifern Guardian devoted two and a half pages to the reaction to the verdict on the misconduct complaint lodged by Cr Swanborough against Mayor John Brent, and pointed out that the response from the adjudicator (Queensland’s Department of Local Government and Planning) seemed to be wholly inappropriate. With permission, extracts from the paper’s editorial ‘A failure of natural justice’ are quoted below. A copy of the paper is currently at the North Tamborine library. The Council Watch column (page 5) also explores the matter, as well as drawing attention to three others which are – or threaten to be – of major concern to life on Tamborine Mountain.


Probe verdict ‘unbelievable’

ITNESSES in a claim of misconduct against Scenic Rim Mayor, John Brent, are furious at the way their evidence was dismissed in a ‘not guilty’ finding by the Acting Director-General of Local Government and Planning, Jack Noye. And two journalists are astounded that an interview with Cr Brent, in which he is claimed to have defamed Cr Derek Swanborough, was ruled by Mr Noye to be ‘a private conversation’. The misconduct charges were based on incidents at and following a Council meeting at Boonah last November. Cr Swanborough claims that during the interview with the journalists the Mayor attempted to damage his reputation by calling him a ‘lying toad’ and ‘bastard’, making untruthful accusations of criminal and sexual behaviour, and alleging he had ‘acted improperly or was sacked’ from his previous employment. But in what have been described as ‘ubelievable’ findings, Mr Noye appears to have reinterpreted the rules as far as the Local Government Act applies to the Councillors’ Code of Conduct. In part this requires Councillors to demonstrate respect for fellow Councillors and other members of the public, and refrain from harassing, bullying or intimidating fellow Councillors or other members of the public.


‘Swanborough regularly bullied by Mayor Brent’

CENIC Rim Mayor, John Brent, and his fellow Councillors, regularly bully and belittle Cr Derek Swanborough at Council meetings with the aim of discrediting him. That’s the opinion of journalist Natalie Scalora, who regularly reported Council meetings for the Guardian from July 2009 to January 2011. Ms Scalora, who still writes a food column for the Guardian but works for a Brisbane

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newspaper, was commenting on a negative finding following an investigation into a complaint that Mayor Brent threatened and bullied Cr Swanborough at a November 24 meeting in Boonah. She says anyone sitting in on a Council meeting for the first time at Boonah on November 24 would have found the way in which it was conducted to be ‘disgraceful and disgusting’. But she adds: “Having witnessed the Mayor and his colleagues bullying Cr Swanborough regularly at these meetings it was nothing new to me. “And that’s how I would describe it bullying and belittling with the aim of discrediting Cr Swanborough.” Ms Scalora was a central figure in another part of Cr Swanborough’s complaint – that the Mayor defamed him during a media interview with her outside the Council chamber after the Boonah meeting. She recorded the interview on tape and at least twice warned Cr Brent that he was being recorded. But she says: “At no point in the conversation did Mayor Brent say ‘this is not for publication’. And it is my understanding that politicians at every level are provided with training, at a cost to the ratepayer, on how to deal with the media.” The interview was not published at that time because of the legal ramifications of Cr Brent’s comments. Ms Scalora admits surprise at the Local Government adjudicator’s ruling that the interview was a ‘private conversation’ and, therefore, not subject to the restrictions of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct. “It was most definitely an interview. “I’m afraid the outcome of this case will mean the Mayor will be free to continue having ‘private conversations’ with members of the community where he may make potentially slanderous remarks about his colleagues. “I suppose ratepayers need to ask themselves if this is the kind of Councillor and Mayor they wish to have representing them.” The Local Government Department’s special investigator did not interview Ms Scalora.


Inappropriate ruling?

CENIC Rim Council CEO, Craig Barke, referred the Swanborough complaint to Mr Noye after assessing it as ‘possible inappropriate conduct/misconduct’. Misconduct is the more serious charge. Mr Noye then subsequently dealt with all the complaints as ‘inappropriate conduct’, which under his interpretation allowed him to use the ‘Council business’ ruling. Had, however, the Mayor’s conduct been assessed as ‘misconduct’, then the Act >>

<< is quite clear, dictating that it is irrelevant whether or not the Councillor was exercising his responsibilities as a Councillor at the time of the alleged offence. Mr Noye apparently has also failed to take into account the spirit of the Code of Conduct legislation. A Queensland Government guide to the Act makes it clear that, “Principles-based legislation requires mayors, councillors and local government staff to comply with the spirit as well as the letter of the law.” Doubts about Mr Noye’s jurisdiction over Cr Swanborough’s complaints do not appear justified. The Act mandates that complaints about Mayoral conduct must be referred to the Director-General of Local Government or his delegate. It also requires the DG or ‘investigator’ to observe ‘natural justice’, and refers to the convening of tribunal hearings to ‘provide a fair and proper consideration of the issues raised’. The standard of proof at such hearings is established as ‘the balance of probabilities’. But rather than go to a tribunal, Mr Noye chose simply to ‘assess’ Cr Swanborough’s complaint – as he is allowed to. And by basing his assessment on a glaringly wrong interpretation of the media interview, and paying more weight to the evidence of Councillors who have publicly demonstrated their bias towards Cr Swanborough, Mr Noye has plainly failed to provide the Tamborine Mountain Councillor with natural justice. Maybe he was misinformed or misled by the information provided to him. But, unless the Local Government Minister intervenes to ensure a proper hearing of these matters, confidence in Code of Confidence justice in Queensland now lies in tatters.


IVISION 1 Councillor and Scenic Rim Mayoral candidate, Derek Swanborough , says he is disappointed with the recent dismissal of a misconduct complaint made by him against current Mayor John Brent. Cr Swanborough made his complaint following a series of accusations by Mayor Brent to newspaper reporters in the presence of witnesses in Boonah after a series of Council meetings, which voted unanimously that he (Cr Brent)had a potential conflict of interest in relation work on Sam’s Bridge on Brent Road which was recommended by the Director Infrastructure to be done immediately, in Council's 10 year bridge restoration program. As a result he left the room. “I believed then, and I believe now, that I was grossly slandered. Interestingly, there is nothing in the findings of the Acting DirectorGeneral of the Department of Local Government and Infrastructure Planning, Mr Jack Noye, that contradicts this belief. ‘‘Indeed, in a qualified comment, Mr Noye has suggested that taking civil action is a course that I might consider. “Cr Brent has not disputed that he made the statements I claimed he did. “I have posted my original complaint on my website for all to read at “I am happy for readers to judge for themselves if they consider justice has been done in this matter.” “If elected Mayor of Scenic Rim I can assure you that I, for one, will be taking the Local Government Act principles and any democratic Code of Conduct very seriously.”: Cr Swanborough said he was personally committed to observing the following provisions of the Code of Conduct: • Ensuring that personal conduct does not reflect adversely on the reputation of the Council. • Demonstrating respect for fellow councillors, council staff and other members of the public, and • Refraining from harassing, bullying or intimidating fellow councillors, council staff or other members of the public. • Cr Swanborough said there are still some outstanding issues in relation to the actual complaint process which are under investigation.

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HE Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) is urging parents educate children on the danger of playing with fire for their safety and the safety of the wider community. QFRS Regional Manager of Rural Operations Peter Varley said vacant grassland was often seen to be a desirable area to light fires because it can appear low risk and out of public view. “With grassland across the South Eastern Region drying out, a small fire can spread very quickly and without warning has the potential to threaten surrounding homes, other structures and even lives,” Mr Varley said.

• Council on the Ageing; • Queensland Health; and • The Department of Transport and Main Roads. "The number of drivers aged 75 and over, as a percentage of all drivers, has increased year on year over the past three years, but their involvement in fatal crashes has decreased during the same period," Ms Palaszczuk said. Ms Palaszczuk said older drivers had a wealth of driving experience, and were likely to be more tolerant and confident on the road. "Age can diminish some of our senses, but that's why it's mandatory for all drivers aged 75 years and over to have regular medical condition tests," she said. "Under Queensland laws older drivers aged 75 and over - are required to have a current medical certificate on them whenever they're behind the wheel." Ms Palaszczuk said CARRS-Q would undertake research that would encompass interstate data and world's best practice. "I've asked the panel to review the research and make any appropriate recommendations later in the year," she said. Qld Govt Media Release

Mr Varley said if parents were concerned their child may have an unhealthy interest in fire they are urged to contact their local fire station and ask about the Fight Fire Fascination Program. “This program is designed to tackle the fascination with fire problem with young people and children and is based on education and development. “Firefighters visit children and their families at home during the program to promote awareness of fire safety and use a series of goals, objectives and rewards to stop fire fascination at an early age. Further information on steps you can take to prepare your home for bushfire can be found at QFRS

BLUE LIGHT DISCO FRIDAY 29TH JULY at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Knoll Road, North Tamborine

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Plenty of hot food – drinks – sweets The bus service will be running to take kids home at 9.30pm – please direct all enquiries to Tamborine Mountain Coaches on 5545 1298 for info. All other children must be collected from inside the hall by their parents/guardian. This is a no passouts - no alcohol - no smoking event PHONE NORTH TAMBORINE POLICE 5545 3473 FOR QUERIES OR OFFERS TO HELP.




by Snr Constable Steve Hargreaves, North Tamborine Police

AMBORINE Mountain is a unique community for a variety of reasons, spectacular scenery, magnificent flora and fauna and a sensational climate. The area has a strong community spirit and by and large populated with honest hardworking people, there is a history of good will and sensitivity to others. These are certainly just some of the reasons I have made Tamborine Mountain my home and why I have raised a family here. However we are facing challenging times as a community, we are all aware of the current hardships economically. The cost of living is putting enormous pressure on young and older people and whilst most will remain committed to an honest living many will not. We are starting to see the effects of these social issues on the Mountain. It is time for all of us to be vigilant and not allow our community to be subject to the type of crime that is occurring on the coast. The local village IGA supermarket has been targeted again, this time the thieves have used a car in a ram raid type entry to smash their way in and steal a large quantity of cigarettes. There has also been an increase in ‘sneak’ break and enters, where offenders gain entry into poorly secured homes, sometimes when occupant are at home. As Police and members of the community we take it personally when our community’s businesses and homes are attacked, it is also very frustrating. There are five Police stationed on Tamborine Mountain. We rely on you the people to provide information, to report suspect behaviour. Don’t turn a blind eye; take notes of registration numbers, times and descriptions of suspect behaviour. By no

means are we asking people to put themselves in a dangerous position but we need to unite and strengthen our position up here on the hill. We need to keep Tamborine Mountain as a safe and strong community for our future generations to live. Any information you obtain can be provided to Crimestoppers or direct to our station. It can be frustrating for our local people when phone calls are diverted to the Police communications centre. This happens when the station is unattended or if the phone is engaged, so if you would prefer to speak to your local Police try again later, especially between 9am and 12 noon Mon to Friday. Our thoughts are also with the family of a young local woman who was tragically killed in a traffic accident on Saturday the 16th of July near Beenleigh. I implore everybody to drive safely on the roads and be mindful of changing conditions such as wet roads. The notorious right hand bend down from the Eagle Heights Hotel was also subject of another serious accident on the same day. Once again Tamborine Oxenford Road will be subject to some increased Police presence, if you are booked for speeding you will have no one to blame but yourself. A reminder that the next Blue Light Disco is to be held on the 29th of this month. For the youngsters there are plenty of great prizes. Also one of the great social events of the year, the local charity Golf Day will be held on Friday the 9th of September, give Gwen a call and start booking in your teams. Take it easy out there, be nice to your family and mindful of others.

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Local teacher leads Australia to victory as Touch Football World Cup champions

USTRALIAN Touch Football Mixed Open captain, and local PE teacher, Ryan Pollock (right) has experienced victory at the World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland. On Sunday 26 June, Australia came up against New Zealand in the Women’s, Men’s and Mixed divisions, and each game came right down to the final siren, with Australia digging deep to claim each title. In the Mixed Open division, New Zealand got out to a flying start, scoring the first three touchdowns of the match, before Australia hit back to trail by one at half-time, 6-5. Finishing in a blaze of glory, Ryan eventually led his team to victory with a final score of 10-7. “Being named captain of the Aussie Mixed for the 2011 World Cup was just the greatest honour” Ryan said. “Ever since I was a young kid, I just lived sport. I grew up playing and watching as much as I could and it didn’t matter what sport it was. I used to watch people representing Australia on the TV and that’s all I ever wanted to do too, emulate those sporting heroes and play for Australia”. In 2009 Ryan reached that goal, after many years of hard work and determination. It could be said that in 2011 all his greatest wishes have come true. Education Queensland says that Health and physical education (HPE) promotes the value of physical activity in students' lives. It gives students opportunities to learn about and practice ways of working with others and adopt and maintain a healthy, productive and active life.


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SATURDAY 9TH JULY 2011 58 players contested today's Round 1 of the Vonda Youngman - Single Stableford event. Winner & runners up were: Dave Strong 41 (OCB) from Laurence Richardson 41 & John Youngman 39 (OCB). Nearest the pin & approach winners were: 5th Martin Grealish, 6th Rob Teasdale, 14th (Pro pin) Glenn Rye, 15th Roger Way, 17th Vern Page, 12th approach David Koureas & 16th approach Clifford Arnesen. Ball run down went to 34. Winner of the Bradmans award, sponsored by Andy Koureas was Nick Blom. Congratulations to all the winners. Junior raffle not drawn. SATURDAY 16TH JULY 2011 17 players contested today's Final round of the Vonda Youngman Memorial - Single Stableford event. Vonda Youngman Champion for 2011 is John Youngman 77 who defeated Dave Strong 76, congratulations "Gents". Daily winner & runner up were: John Youngman 38 from Kristo Bradley 37 (OCB). There was only one NTP or approach won today, that being the 14th (Pro pin) won by Dave Rankin. Ball run down went to "all that turned up". Congratulations to all the winners. The Junior raffle not drawn. PLEASE REPAIR ALL DIVOTS & PITCH MARKS; CHECK OUT THE CLUB'S WEB SITE @ FOR ALL RESULTS & NEWS.


SATURDAY 9TH JULY 2011 9 Juniors today, including new member Victoria Thorne welcome to the club Victoria, for 3 holes of practice. SATURDAY 16TH JULY 2011 Juniors washed out today. Out of Bounds


13/7/2011 30 Members & Visitors for July Monthly Medal Comp. Fine weather. Results – Overall & A Grade Winner Gerry Lynch 63


– A Grade Runner Up Bruce Bartle 65 – B Grade Winner Fred Bakker 67 – B Grade Runner Up Ken Dew 67 OCB – C Grade Winner John Young 66 – C Grade Runner Up Phil Salisbury 67 – Best Putting Ken Dew 23 – Best Gross Bruce Bartle 73 Nearest the Pin and Approach Shots Vern Page, Gerry Lynch, Brian Allen, John Youngman, Hal Orth Ball Run Down To 68 as follows: Fred E Miller; Peter Dent; John Youngman; Tony Lynch; Peter Fields and Bruce Seaton. 68 For those who missed it our Intrepid Captain won C Grade M Medal in Main Club and Vets this month. Outstanding, John. Lucky Draw – John Johnstone and Mike Buck



VENUE: ROSLYN LODGE Saturday 9/07/11 at 12.45 pm 10 Pair Howell 1st D Cowls & M Gordon 75.00% 2nd J Eveleigh & R Noble 53.23% 3rd J Bligh & S Gregory 52.31% Monday 13/07/11 at 6.45 pm 7 Table Mitchell North-South 1st D Donaldson & J Salter 66.07% 2nd J Eveleigh & P Morris 55.35% 3rd D Merrin & D Merrin 48.51% East-West 1st S Tomkins & M Smith 54.46% 2nd S Pollock & S Irvine-Brown 54.16% 3rd C Hartley-Hol & T Hennesey 53.27% Handicap N-S David Donaldson & Jeff Salter E-W Cliff Hartley-Hol & Therese Hennesey Thursday 14/07/11 at 12.45 pm 10 Table Mitchell (Bye & Share) North-South 1st D Cowls & J Salter 67.77% 2nd J Bates & K Mulders 57.40% 3rd G Ilett & K Ilett 55.18% East-West 1st D Merrin & M Smith 60.00%


2nd R Feige & S Feige 57.22% 3rd J Hay & S Pollock 57.03% Handicap N-S John Bates & Kath Mulders E-W Denise Merrin & Mary Smith Saturday 16/07/11 at 12.45 pm 6 Table Mitchell (Bye & Share) North-South 1st D Cowls & M Gordon 58.33% 56.00% 2nd J Bates & R Milton 3rd C Briggs & S Tomkins 52.33% East-West 61.33% 1st J Eveleigh & R Noble 2nd J Bligh & S Gregory 58.79% 3rd R Feige & S Feige 55.33% Handicap N-S John Bates & Rachel Milton E-W Johanna Eveleigh & Rod Noble Monday 18/07/11 at 6.45 pm Club Championship Pairs Round 3 North-South 1st D Donaldson & J Salter 59.22% 2nd H Edrich & J Evans 55.65% 3rd M Gordon & P Morris 52.67% East-West 1st D Merrin & D Merrin 62.79% 2nd C Hartley-Hol & T Hennesey 59.22% 3rd C Bowman & R Evans 57.44% Handicap N-S Heike Edrich & Joanne Evans E-W Cliff Hartley-Hol & Therese Hennesey Thursday 21/07/11 at 12.45 pm 10 Table Mitchell (Bye & Share) North-South 1st D Cowls & J Salter 57.96% 2nd M Franklin & P Warrell 57.77% 3rd J Evans & J Eveleigh 52.22% East-West 1st R Feige & S Feige 64.25% 2nd B Wales & W Wales 61.66% 3rd D Merrin & M Smith 53.14% Handicap N-S Margaret Franklin & Pam Warrell E-W Bob Wales & Wendy Wales


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AVAILABLE SERVICES INCLUDE: ~ General Family Medicine ~ Baby Health Clinic ~ Well Women’s Clinic ~ Skin Clinic ~ Aviation Medicals ~ Mental Health & Chronic Disease Management ~ Vaccinations ~ Psychology ~ Podiatry ~ Dietitian & Audiometry Services BULK BILLING is available for regular patients who are Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders or children under 16 years of age.

OPENING HOURS Mon – Thurs 8.30am – 8pm • Fri 8.30am – 5pm Sat 8.30am – 12 noon • Sun 8.30am – 10.30am Home visits and after hours services are available for regular patients of the practice.


Church Notices

ANGLICAN CHURCH: St George’s, corner Eagle Heights Road & Dapsang Drive, Eagle Heights. Every Sunday Holy Communion at 9.30am. 1st & 3rd Sundays of month Holy Communion at 7.30am and 9.30am. Weekday Services: Holy Communion 7.30am Thursdays. Children’s Ministry 2nd & 4th Sundays of month at 9.30am. Kids Club 3.00pm Fridays during term. Study Groups, Housegroups, Prayer Group, Spiritus Agency, etc. Enq. 5545 2919. St Luke’s Canungra: Holy Communion every Sunday at 7.45am. BAHA’I FAITH For information and details of meetings and children’s classes in state school please phone 55450605 or 55453674 or view website ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, 90-94 Beacon Rd, North Tamborine. Sunday Mass 7.30am each Sunday; Wednesday Mass 9am each Wednesday; Friday (Word & Sacrament) 9am each Friday. Ph 5541 1068. CATHOLIC CHURCH MARIAN VALLEY: Beechmont Rd, Canungra. (National Shrine of our Lady Help of Christians). Sunday Masses 11am & 4pm. Weekdays 9am. Sat 11am. Every Friday, after Mass, Eucharistic Adoration concluding 3pm with Divine Mercy Chaplet & Benediction. Shrine open daily Ph 5533 3617. COOMERA CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CHURCH Sunday 6.30pm. Helensvale Community Centre, 31 Discovery Drive Helensvale. Guest Speaker – Clairvoyant. Healing – Meditation. Enq: Lynette 5545 0484. JEHOVAH’S WITNESS: Public Meeting, Kingdom Hall, Holt Rd, Sat. 4pm. 5545 4680. LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH – TMSHS Performing Arts Centre, Holt Road. Sunday Morning Service & Kid’s Church 9.30am; Youth Thurs 3.45pm & Fri 6pm; Young adults 7pm Wed. All Welcome. Enq: 5545 1533. MITANA SPIRITUAL CHURCH Service, meditation, healings and guest speakers, 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month, 10am-12 noon, Masonic Hall, North Tamborine. 5545 3429. All invited. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Main St, North Tamborine. Sunday Service 9am. Sunday School 9.15am. Weekly: Growth Groups, Playtime, Kids Kapers. Minister Kim Dale – 5545 2041. More information at SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Church Fellowship meets at “The Little School House”, next to Tamborine Village Hall on Saturdays Sabbath School 9.30am and Church service at 11am. All welcome. Free DVD library delivered to your door. Please phone 5543 8035 or 5541 1224 for enquiries. Email TAMBORINE COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday Service and Sunday School 10am every Sunday at Community Centre. Kings Kids Programme each Sunday ph Lyn 5545 4545. Midweek Home groups avail. Careforce Recovery groups (e.g. Search for Life) and other family/relationship courses also available. Enq. Ph Rev John Latta 5545 2318. UNITING CHURCH: 41 Appel St, Canungra. Worship first, second and third Sundays 10.30am. Fourth & fifth Sundays 9am; Tamborine Mountain contacts 5545 3773 and 5545 3817.


AQUA AEROBICS Mon Wed Fri 7am, Tues 8am & 6pm; Thurs 8am at the pool Phone5545 2500 BADMINTON Social players, all levels. Mon 7pm9pm at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre (except Public Holidays). BASKETBALL Social. Mon 4.30-5.30pm Fri 3.304.30pm Community Centre. Michele 5545 1569. BOOK READERSʼ GROUP meets once a month, new members welcome. Enquiries at TM library. BOTANIC GARDENS Forsythia Dr, Eagle Hts Volunteers’ working bee every Thurs morning 8-12. Enq: Roger Bell 5545 0797 CHRONIC FATIGUE FIBROMYALGIA Support Group meets monthly Ph 5545 3134. TM CREATIVE ARTS: General Craft, Spinning & Pottery: Wed 9am-12noon. General Craft: Wed 710pm. Sewing: 1st Wed 9am. Quilting & Patchwork: Mon 9am-12noon. Painting: Mon 1pm-4pm. Folk Art/Botanical Drawing: 2nd & 4th Thurs 9am-12 noon. Bridge: Wed 12.30pm. For further info contact Creative Arts Hall, Wed mornings, ph. 5545 3221. CREATIVE ARTS BRIDGE CLUB Wed at 12.30pm. For info contact John Noble, 5545 4022. CROQUET/GATEBALL CLUB Tamborine Mountain Sports Centre, 400 Long Rd, North Tamborine. All Welcome. Tuition given. Mon & Fri 9am, Sun pm. Enquiries Kathleen 5545 0973. INSTITUTE OF MODERN TAE KWON DO classes 67.30pm every Tues & Thurs at Showgrounds Hall Ph 5545 3173. JOHN DICKSON CONSERVATION PARK: working bees 1st Monday & 3rd Monday of each month. 8am. Ph: Elizabeth Russell 5545 3601. KIDSʼ CLUB: Anglican Church, 2nd & 4th Fridays from 3pm. Ph 5545 1359. LITTLE TIGERS TAE KWON DO classes for ages 510 years 5-6pm Tues at Show Hall 5545 3173. LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH: Young adults Wed 7pm @ Youth Hut; Youth Thurs 3.45 – 4.45pm @ Scout Hall; Sunday service & Kids’ church Sun 9.30am @ PAC High School. Contact Youth leader Shannon Birch 0402 539 361 MEDITATION: Tuesdays 7pm – New Thought, New Life Centre 5545 3700. MOVIES ON THE MOUNTAIN: Regular screenings of latest releases at the Zamia Theatre. Ph 5545 3517. PLAY GROUP: Mountain Kids Playgroup meets Thursdays at 9.30am to 11.30am. St George’s Anglican Church – Georgian Room. Contact Nicole James on 5545 3369 or Krista Coughlan on 5545 4362. SHIM JANG TAE KWON DO Mon and Fri, 5.306.30pm Community Centre Ph Martin 5545 0617. TAI CHI Tues mornings, Thurs evenings 110 Eagle Hts Rd, Eagle Hts. Phone Gai Wanless 5545 2409. TM BOWLS CLUB – Wed, Fri, Sat 2pm mixed. Free coaching, new members welcome. Indoor mixed bowls Tues 5pm. Enquiries: 5545 1308 TM BRIDGE CLUB meets each Monday at 6.45pm, Thursday at 1pm and Saturday at 12.45pm at Roslyn Lodge, 24 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine. Duplicate sessions conducted under supervision of qualified directors. Regular Red Point events. New members and visitors welcome. Phone Pres. Derek Merrin on 5545 4288 or Partnership Arranger Jeff Salter 5545 4526. TM BUSH VOLUNTEERS: meet on the first Saturday of the month (except Jan.) To find out where we will be working contact Len on 3355 7288 or 0428335572. TM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 2nd Wed. of month. TM COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN ASSOC meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at the kindergarten 23 Coleman Square, North Tamborine at 7.15pm. TM FAMILY HISTORY GROUP Meetings held 1st Sunday each month (excl. January) at TM Historical Soc, Wongawallan Rd, Eagle Heights, 3–5 pm approx. Please contact Carol 5545 0066 or Robyn 5545 2764.


TM GARDEN CLUB: 2nd Tues. 9.30am Community Centre. TM GYMNASTICS Vonda Youngman Community Centre. Enquiries: Judy Netel, on 5545 4152. TM HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Member Working Bees every Tues morning. General Meetings on 4th Wednesday every 2nd month, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct. Further details: Phil 5545 4962 or Paul 5545 2596. TM LADIES CHOIR 9.30am each Mon, Presbyterian Hall. New members welcome. 5545 1231 (AM only). TM LANDCARE: Volunteers welcome for Forest Regeneration throughout the Mountain. Please visit www.tamborinemtnlandcare. for times, or phone 5545 1847 9am-12 noon Mon-Fri. TMLETS: Join at Community Exchange System . Enq. 5545 3776. TM LIONS CLUB meets at Tamborine Memorial Sports Centre, Beacon Road, 4th Monday 6.30 for 7pm start. Pres 5545 2120, Sec. 5545 4581. TM LITTLE THEATRE: Meetings held 1st Tuesday of month, 7.30pm. Regular plays, play-readings & social events. Brian Franklin, President TMLT, Ph 5545 2096. TM LOCAL PRODUCERS ASSOC. meets 3rd Thurs in Feb, May, Aug, Nov, 2.30–4pm at farm locations. Ph 5545 3677. TM MASONIC LODGE: Meets 3rd Wed each month except Dec. Masonic Centre, 10 Knoll Rd, North Tamborine. Contact 5545 0435. TM NATURAL HISTORY ASSOC: Birdwatchers meet 2nd Wed of the month. Bushwalkers meet 3rd Wed of every 2nd month. Natural History meetings 3rd Fridays of Feb, April, June, Aug (AGM), Oct and Nov. All meetings 7.30pm Historical Society Wongawallan Road Eagle Heights. Ph 5545 3200 or 5545 3551. TM NETBALL CLUB. Contact Tarla 5545 4891. TM ORCHESTRA Mondays 7-8pm at St George’s Anglican Church, Dapsang Dr, North Tamborine. TM PROBUS CLUB meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, 10am. Enquiries to Secretary 55452179. TM PROGRESS ASSOCIATION: 1st Tuesday in month. 7.30pm Heritage Centre Wongawallen Road. TM R.S.L. Sub–branch general meeting – 2nd Tues of every 2nd month (starting February). 7pm, RSL rooms, below Memorial Centre (Bowls Club). TM RESIDENTS ASSOC: Meets 4th Thurs every 2nd month or as advertised at Masonic Lodge. Contact Pres Richard Adams or Sec Diana Francis on 5545 4009 to arrange attendance or discuss any matters concerning TM residents. TM SENIORS ONTHENET meets 9.30am 2nd Friday of month, Creative Arts Centre, Eagle Heights. Entry $2. Ph: 5545 2247 TAMBORINE SUSTAINABLE GARDENERSʼ SOC (TSGS), a group of enthusiastic gardeners, meets on the last Saturday of each month. Ph 5545 0102. TM TENNIS CLUB: 88 Beacon Rd North Tamborine. Contact 5545 1078, 5545 0955. Casual bookings Tamborine Mountain Video 5545 1677. TOASTMASTERS: 2nd & 4th Thurs of the month at the Creative Arts Centre, Wongawallan Road from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Contact Francesca Thorn 5545 1294 ( or Chris Ihlenfeldt 5545 1197 ( TRIATHLON CLUB, meets 3rd Monday of each month at the Information Centre, Doughty Park at 7pm. Enquiries Adi 5545 3838 TM WRITERSʼ GROUP: Meets every 1st and 3rd Mon of month, 9-11am at Creative Arts Centre, Eagle Heights. Call Ted on 5545 0326 for details. YOUTH GROUP: Meets Wed 6pm at the Presbyterian Hall. Call Mark Jenner 5545 4951 or Kim Dale 5545 2041 ZONTA CLUB of TM meets 2nd Tues. of month at Eagle Heights Hotel, Tamborine-Oxenford Rd, Eagle Hts. Further info Caroline Jackson Ph 0413 600 116.



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EAGLE HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTRE Suite 2/34 Southport Ave, Eagle Heights (next to Post Office)


ALL NEW PATIENTS WELCOME – OPEN BOOKS FREE HOUSE CALLS (MONDAYS – DAYTIME) Female Doctor Dr Himali Jayasekera, Male Dr Mariusz Zielinski CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST DR JACOBUS KLEYNHANS ON-SITE – MORE DOCTORS COMING SOON – General Family Medicine – Women’s Health – Men’s Health Shared Antenatal Care – Child Health & Immunizations – Counselling Pre-employment & Drivers’ Medicals – Insurance Medicals – Hearing Tests FREE SEASONAL FLU VACCINATIONS FOR OVER 65s



ACCOUNTING STEPHEN HALL & ASSOC. P/L Accounting on the Mountain • Taxation/BAS Returns • Business Advice • Bookkeeping

• Business Advice • Tax Planning • Payroll Services

Chartered & CPA Qualified Staff SHOP 3, 15 MAIN WESTERN RD NTH TAMBORINE

PHONE (07)

5545 2588

Peter Dietzel BUILDER Ph 5545 2557 Fax 5545 2555 Mobile: 0407 764 715 or 0408 180 481 Qld Bldg. Reg No. 24096 NSW Bldg. Lic. 30085



TV & VCR Tune-ins, Digital Decoders & Antennas, Extra TV Points Supplied & Installed Peter Newman (Reg’d T.E.S.A Member) FREE QUOTES



Affairs JOE RUSSELL VeteransProvider


Registered Dental Prosthetist



Shop 10 Eagle Heights Shopping Village

5545 3128

5543 3331 Mob 0409 729 107 TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN




Building Design & Energy Efficiency Reports

Excavators Bobcats Trucks

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ELECTRICAL G.J. Baldwin & Associates P/L

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Phone 5545 1170 BUILDERS

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Tamborine Mtn Electrical ACN 010980695 Lic. 36447

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Domestic/Farm/Commercial Shop 4, Tamborine Plaza Ph: 5545 1207


ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Domestic • Commercial • Farm Installation • Repairs

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HEALTH FUND REBATES • Helen, 0413 919 212

Premium Blue Couch, Greenlees Park and Kikuya Turf.

Aching/burning feet, bunion pain, sore legs, sciatica, headaches, tension, general pain, women’s health (RAA, ATMS, ICR, FNTT) – M ou n ta i n R e si d en t

• Farm pick-up or delivered • Weekend pick-ups must be ordered by Friday • Inspection Invited.



Suppliers of new & reconditioned • Mowers • Brush Cutters JOHN DEERE Spares & Service

Ph 5545 1892 or 0428 451 892


All Glass Replacement

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN GLASS Glass & Mirror cut to size Security Screens - Shower Screens

Insurance Work Welcome Free Quotes

Acreage Mowing

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Ph 5545 3793 • 0407 696 068


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Ladies & Men’s Hairdressing


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Coiffure HAIR

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M: 0413 233 530

For hair that looks good beyond the salon doors

WASH & SQUASH AN EASY WAY TO RECYCLE MORE IS TO WASH & SQUASH YOUR RECYCLABLES Remove the lid. Rinse the container in your last dishwater. Squash container and place in the recycling section of your wheelie bin.

TRY THESE OTHER SPACE SAVING IDEAS! Place smaller paper and cardboard items in an empty cereal box. Place metal lids from jars or bottles into an empty steel can and squeeze the top together. A message from J.J. Richards and Sons and Cleanaway


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Other times by appointment





eco painters

Specialising in:• Maintenance • Draining • Plumbing • Roofing • Gasfitting Ph: Dave Angel at Nth Tamborine Ph: 5545 2369 all hours Mobile No: 0419 677 008

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domestic/commercial paint finishes • colour consulting Phone Derek 0414 478 787 te l /f ax : 5 545 4 726 Ma jor C red it C ard s Acc ep ted


VALUER – MALCOLM BISHOPP Independent Property Valuer, all purposes. Assessments market value, compensation, property settlement, stamp duty, GST. Registered Valuer Queensland No. 734. Member Australian Property Institute (Valuers)

Ph: 5545 1952 Mob: 0407 757 960

Lic. No. 062240


PH: 5545 2319 Private and insurance work Total Car Care


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Ph: 07 3287 4326 Mobile 0408 743 244

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Gyprock, ornate & suspended ceilings, fancy cornices, ceiling roses. All Aspects of Trade Phone BRETT CLEARY

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Ian Lloyd • • • • •

Plumbing Drainage Roofing Guttering Pumps

Rock and Timber Retaining Walls RETAINING WALLS

LICENSED BACKFLOW PREVENTION Ph: (Mob) 0417 437 143 A/H 5543 6884

Established on the Mountain since 1990

VETERINARY SURGERY Andr ew Pa xt on- Ha ll BVSc. Chris Corc ora n BVSc. (Hons)

Small & Large Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm Animal Practice Saturday 8am - 1pm A fully equipped veterinary hospital right here on the Mountain providing quality service including home visits, x-ray, ultrasound, in-house blood tests, surgery, pet grooming, hydrobath and a full range of pet food supplies.

5545 2422 all hours 2 Main St, Nth Tamborine

A/H Emergency Service Always Available


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Sales • Service • Repairs



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Domestic, Commercial, Industrial


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P U R I F I C AT I O N S O L U T I O N S • Water Treatment • Waste Water Treatment • Sewerage Plant Maintenance • Pump Sales/Repairs • Designs & Modifications

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PONY EXPRESS MOUNTAIN WATER Est 1985 - Maurice & Debbie Friendly, Reliable Delivery

$130 per load BSC Approved

7 DAYS A WEEK Ph: 5545 3935 or 0417 644 498

Alcoholics Anonymous..............5545 3331 ..........................................or 0416 155 456 Energex .........................................13 62 62 Fire (ask for Southport Control) ........000 Fire (T.M. Rural F.B.) ..........0407 747 999 Fire Permits ..........................0408 199 271 Police ..........................................5545 3473 Ambulance ............................................000 Ambulance (non-urgent) .............13 12 33 Domestic Violence (24 hrs)...1800 811 811 Child Protection (24 hrs) .....1800 177 135 Lifeline ............................................13 1114 13 HEALTH ............................13 43 25 84 S.E.S. .............................................132 500 Local SES Controller Brendan Guy ...............................5540 5131 T.M. Community Care Service: Home Care and Transport needs. Ring.........5545 4968 Blue Nursing Service ..........(07) 3287 2041 Roslyn Lodge ..............................5545 7822 T.M. Medical Practice.................5545 1222 QML Pathology Nth Tamborine .5545 3873 Chemists: North Tamborine.........5545 1450 Eagle Heights..............5545 1441 Tamborine Mtn Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic ...............................5545 0500 Tamborine Mountain Optometrist Nicky Carr..................................5545 0277 Dentists: Dr Don Harvey .........................5545 2788 Dr Claudia Rodriguez................5545 2522


Podiatrist:.......5545 3311 or 0418 963 969 Veterinary Surgery ......................5545 2422 Beenleigh Comm. Health ....(07) 3827 9811 Beaudesert Hospital.....................5541 9111 LIBRARY HOURS Monday – Friday 9.00am–5.30pm. Saturday 9am–12noon. Phone: 5540 5473.

T.M. RURAL FIRE BRIGADE For burnoff notifications, membership and general enquiries .......................................Phone: 0407 747 999

For Fires and Emergencies ...........Phone: 000

Training Meetings are held at 7.00pm each Wednesday at the Rural Fire Station, Knoll Rd. Tamborine Mountain News is published fortnightly. The paper is compiled by voluntary workers and printed by the Beaudesert Times.

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A GOOD READ, laugh and cry. “Sex in your seventies” 33 chapters about life as it is lived. $25 incl post. Send to PO Box 48 North Tamborine to receive book by return mail. APPLE PIE CLEANING. General Housekeeping & Bond Cleans. Current Police Certificate. Ph: 0432 248 767 Email: ATTENTION!! What’s on the bottom of your water tank? Dead rats, snakes, toads or worse. Minimum water loss extraction cleaning system now available by The Tank Doctor 0407 649 659 or 5545 3693. CHIBALL EXERCISE CLASSES @ MT. TAMBORINE A mind body exercise program to music, that blends ancient & modern movement disciplines; Tai Chi Qi-Gong, ChiBall Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Relaxation and Meditation. Every Wednesday at 9.30am @ the Bodhi Studio, 88a Alpine Terrace, Mt. Tamborine . Suitable for all ages; beginners welcome. $10 per class. Contact: Dagmar, M: 0434 547 184, or just show up and start your journey. CHOOKMOBILE is a fully-equipped chook pen, completely fox-proof and with a superb mobility system. Models for 4 or 7 hens. Come and check them out. Phone 0418 758 925 or 5545 2206. FOR SALE TORO MOTOR MOWER, new cord, just serviced, $180 Phone 5545 2100 MOBILE MASSAGE: Qualified Therapist. Maintain the health of your body with a regular therapeutic massage. Service also avail. to some offMountain areas. Anja Cameron 0405 347 900 MOUNTAIN-WIDE PAMPHLETS Distribution service. Advertise your business. Ph 0438 452 587. MULCH: Excellent quality. Aged, clean mulch. $25/metre delivered. Ph: 5545 0467. NATUROPATH, Nutrition advice, herbalist, 0417 630 615 TORO motor Mower, new cond. Just serviced. $180 phone 5545 2100 TRADITIONAL REIKI CLASSES Reiki, massage, iridology by appointment. Change your life for the better. Phone Jan 5545 4005. 20 years experience. WANTED: TRACTORS and bulldozers, any condition 3201 5099

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