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Vol. 1332 Tuesday July 24, 2012 Compiled & edited by volunteers for the Tamborine Mountain Community

SRRC Budget 2012-13


CENIC Rim ratepayers have been hit with an average rates rise of 4.5% for 2012-13. This means the average bill will cost owner-occupiers an extra $1.08 each week for local services. Council’s forward estimates had originally projected a rates increase of 5.9%. While Councillors Nigel Waistell and Finance Committee Chair Nadia O’Carroll fought hard to keep the increase to 3%, they were pleased that the projected increase was lowered by 1.4 per cent. Council attributed the lower than expected rates rise to non-specified savings found within Council’s operations. Mayor John Brent said the $97.1 million budget – which was unanimously adopted by Council – expected to achieve an operating surplus for the first time. He said that more than a third of the 4.5% rates rise was a result of the Australian Government’s carbon ‘tax’. Council estimates a carbon price impost of about $500,000 for the year – mainly as a result of indirect impacts on items like electricity, fuel, oil and bitumen products, but predicted the figure could end up closer to $1 million. As expected, maintenance and improvement of roads and bridges remained a high priority for the Council, with an allocation of more than $44 million which was funded through a Council capital works program of $19.3 million and $25.3 million in flood recovery funding from the Queensland reconstruction Authority.

Scenic Rim Regional Councillors, from left: Crs Nigel Waistell, Nadia O’Carroll, Rick Stanfield, Jennifer Sanders, Duncan McInnes, Virginia West, Mayor John Brent.

The capital works program will see stormwater improvements carried out on Tamborine Mountain in Cliff Way, Beacon Drive and Magnetic Drive. Other major budget items included: $5.8 million for waste collection and disposal; $5.1 million for facilities; $2.1 million for parks, gardens and cemeteries; $4 million for health, building and environment services; $2.9 million for regional development and $1.5 million for libraries. During the special budget meeting, Cr Waistell called for a return of the former Beaudesert Shire Council practice of divisional funding. He said the establishment of a divisional funding system under the Scenic Rim

Council would better allow councillors to respond to community concerns. He said such a system could be used to progress minor projects that councillors felt were top of the lists for their areas – projects such as new playgrounds, footpath upgrades and minor works for community groups. “A general allocation of money for each division would ensure no areas in the Scenic Rim were forgotten while Council progresses its heavy focus on upgrading the region’s roads and bridges. “With a lack of roads and bridges on Tamborine Mountain to benefit from Council’s current focus, the community is being left behind despite contributing its fair share to the revenue base,” said Cr Waistell.

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Professor Jack Walton cuts the ribbon on the eponymous Resource Centre

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AST Saturday was extremely important to Tamborine Mountain College as it marked the official opening of the Prof. Jack Walton Resource Centre – aptly named after Prof. Jack Walton, one of the Foundation Board members. The Prof. Jack Walton Resource Centre is fully wireless and includes 6 classrooms. It is bright, colourful and inviting – full of energy and excitement. A space that inspires a thirst for learning and knowledge – no drab, dull work areas there! At TMC Mrs June Melbourne, the Principal, decided to embrace technology and launch a centre designed on its principles. New laptop trolleys, Android Tablets and student owned devices are all linked to the internet and this Digital Resource Centre provides secure login access on campus and also from home. All faculty departments have their own research libraries which have been built up and added to over the years for students’ use. However with this new Digital Resource Centre, databases are made available for research, project and assignment work - access to thousands of articles, papers, journals, periodicals and other digital resources, worldwide. TMC has also linked with the State Library of QLD to increase the access for students to a wider range of resources. Thousands of quality academic resources are available to

students to use and reference in their work. What a wealth of information for students! And teachers too of course! And as for reading for pleasure – it was decided again to embrace technology. A single device e-reader holds 3,500 books! What better than to use technology in this way for students who are, let’s face it, totally happy and at ease with all of this technology and equipment. Access to ePlatform, the new system for delivering digital books and reading for pleasure, also forms part of the new Digital Resource Centre. Again, this area can be accessed at the College or from home with an authorised device via login. Digital books can be borrowed for a number of days and uploaded to student devices (and taken home) and will automatically expire when the borrowing period finishes. New titles will be added over time to build on the existing catalogue. The new tablets and laptops are available in the main hub for student use during lunchtimes for reading or research. More information, resources and media will be added to the Digital Resource Centre over time. What a wonderful addition of this new centre to Tamborine Mountain College. The celebration included activities, games, demonstrations –a real carnival of fun, learning and entertainment.


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and that an ETS is (or was) seen by both sides of politics as the most practical way of reducing the high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. And because this non-tax is nevertheless going to increase our cost of living, the government is compensating individuals and households by raising various benefits. It started to do so in June, as very many Mountain residents will readily acknowledge. Of course, how people choose to spend their compensation is entirely up to them. These words are purely about the semantics.

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EADERS will be able to enjoy the several comments on the SRRC’s 2012-2013 budget in the local papers. Most of them mention the carbon tax, so perhaps this is the time to remind ourselves that the federal government always calls it the carbon price because that is what it is: the price charged the major polluters in the lead-up to the introduction of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) in a couple of years,


School’s grand move to Grab the Goanna


AMBORINE Mountain State School’s award-winning bands and choirs have just added another string to their bow, bringing home a brand new grand piano following a national competition win. A grand piano valued at almost $40,000 was the school’s grand prize in ABC Radio’s ‘Grab the Goanna’ competition, which plays on the Australian slang for piano. The school had just two days to submit an online entry, accompanied by a two-minute DVD, outlining how it would benefit from winning a grand piano and came up with 520 reasons – every one a student. “Each week, every one of our 520 students receives tuition in music and dance,” the school’s music coordinator, Meredith Plant, said in her written submission. In addition to the music program which is part of the school curriculum, more than half Tamborine State School’s students are involved in extension dance groups, the junior and senior bands, or one of three choirs. The junior and senior bands and Lyrebird Chorale have achieved spectacular results, in spite of having only one electronic keyboard that is held together with gaffer tape and prone to breaking down midperformance. “We can only begin to imagine what we could achieve with a real grand piano in pride of place in our school hall,” said Mrs Plant. The school’s video submission was shot in less than an hour on Principal Jason Smith’s mobile phone, and edited by his wife, Alison, who teaches film and television at Tamborine Mountain State High School. While Mr Smith was stunned by the school’s win, Mrs Plant was simply “gobsmacked’’. “There is now the potential to use the school as a community musical centre,” she said.

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HE staff and students of Tamborine Mt State School answered the Cancer Council’s call to ‘Put the Kettle On’ and hosted not one but two Biggest Morning Teas recently. The Student Council raised funds at the school’s increasingly popular Lunch on the Lawn. Each term parents are invited to spend time with their children at school during first break and join them for lunch. The good weather brought lots of families into school and provided the Student Council with the perfect opportunity to fundraise. A week or so later, the staff got together and with generous donations from local businesses, held their own Biggest Moring Tea. A

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“It is simply extraordinary to have an instrument so beautiful to support all of our future musical performances.”

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grand total of $558 was raised for the Cancer Council! Tamborine Mountain State School wishes to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous support in such tough economic times: Eagle Heights Butchers, Cellarbrations, Bargains R Us, Eagle Heights Bakery, Eagle Heights Chemist, Video Rave, She Beads, Deli Vino, The Last Tango, Masala Shanti, Shaun Mackay, Oliva di Tabragalba, Illahie, Anita Fenton Massage, Dave the Coffee Man, Granny Macs, Meredith Plant, Haere Mai Cafe. Joyce Stokes, TMSS

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I Am Who I Am

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Dear Geoff, Over the last several weeks we have been looking at some of the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. One of the most extraordinary of these sayings is in John chapter 8 where Jesus is answering those who are accusing him of being demon possessed. They are doing this because Jesus has claimed that those who trust in him will not taste death. They know that he is identifying himself as divine, as the God of Israel, so they accuse him of demon possession. They claim that Abraham is greater than Jesus and Abraham died so how could he presume to be greater than Abraham by promising eternal life? Only God could promise and deliver on eternal life. Jesus’ answer is blunt “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58) At first glance it seems that Jesus may be saying something about his existing before Abraham. That is pretty clear. But that is not all there is to it. The reason the leaders are so upset is because they are well aware of this language coming out of the book of Exodus where Yahweh began the salvation of his people from Egypt. You might remember the story of the burning bush and Moses. God calls Moses and then sends him to bring Israel out of bondage in Egypt. Before Moses goes he asks God who he is. What will Moses tell the people of Israel when they ask him who sent him? God says to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14). In John 8, when Jesus says before Abraham was, ‘I am’, he is identifying himself with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He didn’t simply mean that he was on God’s side. He meant that he is God. He meant that if they have seen him they have seen the Father. He meant that they were to trust in him and that the work of God was to believe in the one he sent, himself. (John 6:29). The biblical faith is one in which God becomes fully man and yet is at the same time fully God. He comes from heaven to live among us and accomplish the work of redemption here in this life. He doesn’t remain aloof, unknown, untouched by human weakness and sin. He comes looking for us. Another way of saying this is that Jesus was to be named ‘Immanuel’ when he was born, which means, ‘God with us’. (Matthew 1:23) When God becomes man, lives for us, dies for us, overcomes death and promises us eternal life we are able to see some of the height, depth and breadth of God’s love for us. And we should wonder and worship. Your Brother, Kim Advertisement. The views expressed in the letter are Kim Dale’s. Replies may be sent to – PO Box 5, Nth Tamborine 4272 or

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HE Mountain birders have been on the trail in the Gatton/Laidley area, and saw in the words of authority David Holland’s “one of Australia’s rarest and most unusual hawks” – the Square-tailed Kite (top picture). It’s about 55cm in height with a wing span of 1-2 metres. Its plumage is an intricate mix of russet, black and brown, and it is usually seen drifting or soaring over tree tops. The long broad upswept wings show prominent barred “finger tips” with cream half moons near their base. The tail is long and broad. As usual Jeff Eller captured the image, opposite, as well as the vocal response of the discovery team. A pair of uncommon Blue-billed Ducks was noted on Lake Galletly and 50 Pinkeared Ducks on Seven Mile Lagoon. Members have recorded close encounters with local migrants – Ros Inglis (Rose Robin), Kerry Taylor told of her intrigue when a visiting Lyrebird’s mellow music became an extended concert. John and Gill Whyman watched gyrations of figbirds in rain, looping the loop to facilitate their exposure (male figbird, middle pic). On the screen, Jeff exhibited a Spotted Quail-thrush seen at Tenterfield (bottom), and Susan Cantrell some birds, gardens and parks on her trip to England. Ivor Filmer


Clancy’s tenth birthday


HE Guinness flowed freely and a packed house of friends and visitors joined mine hosts Martin and Natalie Grealish recently to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of Clancy’s Irish Bar and Restaurant. Among the happy revellers were Sven and Anita Enocksson (bottom), long-term residents of the mountain who for many years occupied the same site when they ran their popular Swedish Corner restaurant. Martin and Natalie are pictured (top) with staff members Amalia Tamblin, Michele McAtamney, Julieanne Martin, Marcus Mackay and Harry Howard.

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Letters to the Editor

Consultant Stephen Train Special Counsel

Readers are reminded that letters to the editor must show full name of writer for publication. Dear Editor, During my grandmother’s crowded lifetime, all these good things were brought about: electric light, bicycles, cars, radios, T.V., aeroplanes, computers and even the odd trip to the moon. Yes, all accomplished in less than a hundred years; from horses to spacecraft; and handed on a plate to the present generation. A generous gift indeed. Fair enough, that's how it should be. But to be told by young geeks, adept at twiddling thumbs with computer games (who have trouble joining up their letters, much less Open Letter to Nigel Waistell Dear Nigel, After your recent column I just thought I'd put in my two bob’s worth on people complaining about Bunyas. There are other Bunya Pines on the Mountain besides those on Beechmont Ave. And it is true that a Bunya nut makes a big dent in a car. But if anyone is fool enough to park under any tree, Bunya or other, without checking the situation then more fool them. If we remove

spell) that most old folk are “computer illiterate”, I find a hoot and mildly offensive. I write longhand and love it, and can add up and divide without a calculator. And I shall continue insulting my friends face-to-face, not on Facebook; much more fun, even a little courageous. Newspapers and book shops on the way out? Let’s hope not. Talk about dumbing down! E-nuff 4 now. R U with I? William Broadhead (Writers’ Group) every “Public Safety Risk” on this hill we would have to rename it “Bald Mountain”. When was the last time you heard of somebody getting injured by a nut? Hundreds of people die on our roads every year but we don’t talk of banning cars or bicycles. People have heart attacks vegetating in front of TV. I vote for risk. I’m on the side of the Bunya Pine, nuts and all. Harry Youngberry

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Tamborine Mountain Historical Society News


UR museum is located in Wongawallen Road just 200m east of Gallery Walk where it is dedicated to the display and preservation of mountain history. Every Tuesday morning regardless of weather conditions you will see volunteers hard at work keeping the exhibits and archives in good condition. They love what they do. Overseeing operations is a management committee that meets regularly to consider all possible strategic alternatives for the Society for the purpose of maximizing relevance to the mountain residents and visitors. SAUSAGE SIZZLE Volunteers being an enterprising lot decided some time ago to approach Bunnings Store at Nerang for approval to run a Saturday morning sausage sizzle. They agreed and were very supportive. The events help raise much needed funds. There was a lot of excitement surrounding the opening of Bunnings new store at Oxenford and we were fortunate to have our ‘Sizzle event’ there (pictured above). It was a roaring success and the best fundraising Sizzle event ever. The funds raised will go towards building and other improvements all aimed at improving

the visitor experience. Bunnings has provided other mountain ‘not for profit’ organisations opportunities for similar fund raising and all have reported good outcomes. The generous support, encouragement and community spirit of Bunnings and their staff is very much appreciated. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING How time flies. Another Annual General Meeting of the Society is almost upon us. The date is set for Wednesday August 22nd at the Wongawallen Heritage Centre. Timed to start at 7:30pm. Like most AGM’s all committee positions will be declared vacant and your nomination for a position should be in the hands of either the Secretary Margaret Adams or President Ron Pokarier by Wednesday August 8th No specific skills are required for a committee position but anyone with secretarial skills would be especially welcome. Volunteers work at the centre every Tuesday morning. Nominations can be lodged then. Tony Smallwood Historical Society

Planting – a family sport

TM Landcare has an ongoing interest in the revegetation of native buffers at the northern and southern boundaries of the complex. These plantings will link up with the existing bushland behind the grounds, which is a habitat for many bird species including the Albert’s lyrebird. Do join fellow residents in planting trees, to enhance our sports grounds and make our mountain even more beautiful – and enjoy a morning tea and chat to mark a job well done. WHEN: Sunday 29 July, 9.30-11.30 WHERE: meet at the far end of the northern oval adjacent to the car park WEAR: hat, gloves, outdoor (covered) shoes. Tools provided Wendy Morgan TM Landcare


ACH year on National Tree Day people across Australia plant trees to honour them in all their shapes and forms. Trees provide habitat for birds and other creatures, prevent erosion and soil degradation and foster healthy waterways. Rainforests even help make or catch clouds! This year we celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 29th July. All mountain residents are warmly invited to help plant trees at the sports grounds in Long Road. This location is particularly appropriate, since the weekend marks the second anniversary of the complex. TM Landcare is joining with the Sports Association and the two local primary schools in the tree planting, funded by proceeds from the 2011 Tour de Tamborine.





HERE are approximately 1500 species of land snails and slugs in Eastern Australia. Most snails found in urban gardens are introduced species, the common Garden Snail was introduced from Europe in early 1800s. Native snails (such as the Giant Panda Snail, pictured) are usually restricted to natural habitats and unlike the introduced species do not adapt well to environments disturbed by human activity. A snail has a hard calcareous shell which it creates by releasing liquid from its body which hardens and acts as protection for its soft body. Over time the snail releases more liquid and this allows the snail to gradually increase the size of its shell as it grows. Because snails are so slow they rely upon their ability to retract their body into their shell to escape predators. Snails require a moist environment and have adapted to conserve water. The body of a snail is covered by a slime that is described as hygroscopic i.e. it attracts water, the slime coating and thick muscular mantle reduce evaporation and its ability to close its breathing hole controls air flow and water loss through exhalation. Snails have one or two pairs of retractable tentacles depending on the species. They have invertible eyes located at the tip of the tentacles which can be maneuvered to provide expansive vision; the tentacles also contain chemical, olfactory and tactile senses. Snails move slowly. Their locomotion is by use of a long muscular organ called a foot which spreads out under the snail’s body. The muscle ripples along the ground,

as it moves it secretes slippery mucus which coats the ground to reduce friction and maintain body hydration. The slime has remarkable properties, it is both slippery and sticky, so while it helps a snail to slide over the ground it also enables a snail to stick to a surface so that it can travel over any terrain and can even negotiate extremely sharp objects without harm. If conditions become hot or dry, snails can enter an inactive state called aestivation, when it becomes too cold they hibernate. In both dormant states snails retreat into their shells and seal the opening with a mucous membrane that leaves a small hole to allow the snail to breathe. The diets of snails depend upon the species; they may be carnivorous predators, herbivorous or omnivorous scavengers. Snails eat by grinding, grating and tearing their food with hard tongue like organs called radulas which are covered by rows of thousands of tiny teeth. Most terrestrial snails are hermaphrodites which possess both male and female organs. After courtship and mating both individuals lay eggs in small holes which they cover with dirt and slime. After a few weeks the baby snails hatch, they have soft shells and most fall victim to predators before reaching maturity at approximately two to three years old. Next Birdwalk Wed 1 Aug – Kaiser Rd Next Bushwalk Sat 28 Jul – Warrie Circuit Nadia O’Carroll

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There IS a God (and he loves tennis)


HERE’S a new religious movement sweeping the mountain at the moment and although we’re not sure at which particular altar they will eventually bend their knee, their belief is strong. Last week, each evening just before 6.30, this little band of devotees all turned as one toward a single direction, their lips moving almost imperceptibly in silent prayer. No, not Mecca, they were facing their TV sets. But each night the story was the same. Even before Tracy Grimshaw had begun to gush over the latest atrocity committed by the youth of today they were downcast, glassy eyed and tearful with disappointment. The weather forecast can be a sobering two minutes viewing when you’ve spent the last fortnight organising an open air function. Perhaps by now you’ve guessed where this is going. Yes, it’s a cleverly disguised report on the Tennis Club Fun Day in Beacon Road but please don’t leave, you’ve got this far. Blue sky for 14th July may never have

been an option in the opinion of the fools that forecast our weather but a small band of grim faced, determined people bearing hot soup and sausages assembled nonetheless at the tennis courts in Beacon Road. Then, as the cloud cover slowly parted to reveal shreds of the blue it had concealed for days, others began to follow. Youngsters on bicycles, racquets clutched under their arms, parents with children eager to try a new sport, old men with wooden racquets that had been lost in the shed for years; the promise of a little sunshine was calling the masses to have a game of tennis. And what a day it was. Games organised by the club’s coaches, sausage sizzles, soup and lollies dispensed at peppercorn prices by the members and finally the high point of the day – the Radar gun challenge. As a warm winter sun beamed from an azure sky everyone pitted themselves against the Radar to see how fast they could hit a little yellow ball. The result? Well, you should have been there. If you missed it this time there will definitely be another and the weather will be fine. The members seem to have a hot line to the Guy that controls these things. Web address for more details and photos Mike Davis

New U3A course – “Home Exchange Holidays”


AMBORINE Mountain U3A is introducing a new course – “How to arrange a ‘Home Exchange Holiday’”. The course will run this coming September, on the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. Each talk will be of two-hours 9.30 to 11.30am. They will be held at 3 Stradbroke Avenue, Eagle Heights if there are only 6 enrolees or at an address to be advised if there are more than 6. All attending must be members of U3A or willing to join at the first meeting. The course will cover how to locate suitable exchanges, right through to thanking your exchangers and avoiding problems. It is based on our experience of having five overseas exchanges, since we came to the mountain 15 years ago. We


home exchanged to Cornwall and Cambridge, in the UK and to Belgium, Holland and Spain. The course covers the basic requirements, and planning a Home Exchange. Home exchanging in Australia or overseas is a very economical means of taking a holiday, correctly approached it is safe, but its advantages are much more than economical. Home exchangers live more as a local than a tourist, you gain a network of assistance, see and learn more of an area than any tourist and you make many new friends. Further information on the Tamborine Mountain U3A web site at or from the course presenter Frank Rotherham, 5545 3116.

Councillor’s Comment NIGEL WAISTELL – DIVISION 1



These comments represent my personal views and Council decisions are decided on by a majority vote. BUDGET At a Special Meeting of Council on Friday 13 July, the budget for 2012/13 was adopted. Although I voted for the budget, I made a number of points when speaking to the budget: • Acknowledgment of the need for financial sustainability and the management of assets; • The budget strategy was decided by the previous Council; • The difficulty of the new Council team to make dramatic changes to strategy due to lack of knowledge about the budget and financial procedures, time available and majority consent • My desire of a 3% rate rise which would have been fair and affordable; • My support of the capping of rates; • A need to review the distribution of revenue so that drainage and footpaths receive greater emphasis; • The return of a Divisional funding allocation so that local priorities could be addressed; and • The need for the new Council team to have a fiscal discussion to decide on the direction we will provide to the CEO for this term. This discussion will provide the new team with ownership and accountability. RATE RISE The average rate rise is 4.5%, reduced from the planned 5.9%. PROJECTS Tamborine Mountain will benefit from the following projects: • Upgrade to drainage in Beacon Rd, Cliff Way and Magnetic Dr; • Resurfacing the Historical Society carpark; • Recarpeting of the VICC; • New effluent disposal area and operating grant Botanic Gardens; and • Upgrade backwash Tamborine Mountain pool. I am conscious that funding for drainage (Coleman Square/ Chalmette Drive) and footpaths is lacking. I am hoping that, in the budget review in September, I will obtain some funding from underspends in the Financial Year 2011/12. FINANCE COMMITTEE The Finance Committee convened for the first time on Tuesday 17 July and decided on a reporting format. It was not the format that I was after but we will see how it goes. I will review the effectiveness in six months. CONSULTATION The next consultations in the library will be on Wednesday 8 August and Wednesday 26 September (note change), 4pm – 5.30pm. I am also available for one-on-one meetings at your convenience. My contact details are: • Home: 07 5545 0223; Mobile: 0423 931 075; and • Email: • Email:

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Frank Rotherham TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NEWS VOL. 1332, JULY 24, 2012 – 9

POLICE NEWS by Constable Brendan Edwards, North Tamborine Police


IRSTLY I would like to introduce our two brand new Volunteers in Policing (ViPs) Garry and Marianne, who have now started working out of our station. Unfortunately Carl Jackson our present ViP has decided to hand over the reins and move closer to his dream of full retirement. Carl has dedicated the last 3 years to us and who could deny the positive impact he has had on this community? Carl is a stalwart when it comes to his duties, like clockwork he turns up and also to the Blue Light Discos to help out. He has handed out flyers, conducted safety audits on homes and businesses, security audits on parked cars, conducted the fitting of one way screws for number plate security, has been a guest speaker at many community events and shows and many more things he has done to help us to educate the community regarding these many important areas. Good onya mate and thanks from all the boys and Gwen at North Tamborine Police. Following on from that we continue to see break-and-enters and wilful damage offences occurring to businesses and homes on our patch. Now there is often not much that can be done to stop these cretins, however we really need for everyone to be more conscientious when it comes to security, especially external security on windows and doors. Please make sure any deficiencies are addressed, such as security screens, bars if needed, window locks (for example perhaps use a bit of dowel in the sill and also on top of the sliding window) and if you have CCTV cameras please ensure they are working and have the recording device separate from the cameras and also hidden so the offenders can’t access or remove the hard drive or DVD unit, as best as possible anyway. PETROL DRIVE-OFFS We are constantly dealing with petrol drive-off offenders who seem to inadvertently forget to pay for their fuel. Whilst it is an offence to fail to pay or make proper arrangements to pay for goods and services this is an area that causes us some concern. If you attend a service station and fill up with fuel please be mindful of what you are being charged on your keycard or credit card and also what change you are given by the console operator. All too often people are only being charged for the can of coke they purchased and not the fuel or they fail to nominate the fuel they have taken. The console operators do an audit at the end of the shift and discover what time, pump and amounts are outstanding and they then

view the CCTV cameras to get the registration number of the vehicle and make a complaint to Police. In my experience these are often genuine mistakes on most occasions and the console operators are also making errors by not properly charging customers. However this leads to a complaint which has to be investigated by Police. Please don’t try to use this as an excuse as these matters are treated as offences and your every move will be scrutinised and you will be held accountable for your actions. At the end of the day if you don’t have money to pay for fuel at the time of putting fuel in your vehicle that is a prima facie offence of stealing. If you fail to make proper arrangements with the console operator to pay for the fuel or fail to meet these arrangements in a timely manner you will find yourself being charged by Police. You won’t get away with it in the end so please do the right thing and be attentive to paying for your goods and ensuring you have been correctly charged before leaving the store. And lastly – Facebook! Kids are using Facebook as personal diaries and let’s face it, they use this type of media to record their feelings and the things that they get up to, even posting videos or photos of their actions as proof! If you kept a personal diary of your deep dark secrets or the illegal or dumb things you’ve done whilst trying to show off to your mates, would you really want the Police to look at it?? I don’t think so. Well, Facebook can be used as a diary but it’s not a personal one as virtually everyone can see what you put on there and Facebook is monitored by

Putting the screws to criminals


ON Anderson of Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Brigade (standing) and Carl Jackson (Volunteers in Policing) installing one way screws on a car number plate. Around 200 mountain vehicles have now been fitted with one way screws as a result of a series of free installation sessions organised by Tamborine Mountain Police. The principle of one way screws is that once they are applied, they require a special tool to undo or remove them. Police hope their use will see a reduction in the number of plates that are stolen from cars and subsequently used by criminals.


authorities and we are also often provided with information by people who see these inappropriate and often illegal matters being placed on the internet. We recently had some students who decided to take a photo of themselves with our Police vehicle with some inappropriate gestures and comments being posted, on which a number of their friends commented and ‘Liked’. This is disrespectful, rude and arrogant behaviour when it becomes public knowledge which it does once you post it on Facebook for all to see. You can be prosecuted for making threats, using offensive and obscene language, menacing or harassing someone or even stalking and you can also be subjected to civil action for these matters if it’s defamatory. Nobody wants to prevent people from having opinions or private discussions about us or anyone else for that matter, we all do it. But if you make it public via the internet on social media etc then you can expect to be held responsible for it as some young people found out recently. It seems funny that we get called on to help people who need our assistance only to be treated this way ... not happy.

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HE Scenic Rim Budget has been well covered in the press and Council press releases. However, there are some aspects worth noting. Of immediate interest was the fact that the new Councillors were presented with a budget that had been prepared during the previous term of Council. Apparently there was an expectation they would quietly accept what the staff had produced, which seemed to be the procedure during the previous term. But the new Councillors did not go along with this assumption and considerable reworking became necessary. It is no secret that the first draft had provided for a rate increase of nearly 6% while some new Councillors had a target of 3%. Ultimately the rate for owner-occupiers was increased by 4.5%, but this includes the latest estimate of the carbon price impact of 1.7%. But there's a nasty lurking in the bushes: a greater increase for rental properties and possibly other classifications. The total revenue increase in net rates and utility charges (including growth allowance) is 6.4%. At about $97 million the budget is massive, higher by tens of millions than previously. The major reason is the inclusion of about $25 million in flood recovery funding grants. However, it seems that all that grant money plus a record $19.3 million of Council funding is to be spent on road and bridge capital works, repairs and maintenance. Long-term infrastructure planning may justify such a strategy but it does give a less than equitable share to areas such as Tamborine Mountain that don’t have much of a road system for Council to maintain. Remember, our ‘Main’ Roads are a state, not a Council, responsibility. Our long-term road needs such as the Long Road Extension and the Gallery Walk Bypass are not even on the horizon these days. However, we don’t miss out altogether on capital expenditure. Long needed drainage works at Cliff Way, Beacon Road and Magnetic Drive get a mention, as well as new paving for the Creative Arts carpark and, wait for it, new carpet for the Information Centre! It's hard for a local not to be a bit cynical. Rates and utility charges are budgeted at about $35 million of the total revenue of approximately $54 million, other than grants. But about $17 million comes straight off the top for salaries of the employees with which we seem to be well supplied. It would be interesting to know how much rates the Mountain pays, it having about 20% of the Shire population and high property valuations. One thing that seems to have disappeared without comment was provision for the upgrading of central Beaudesert township with its centerpiece of a major library – a $6.6 million project that had left the majority of residents unconvinced. The previous Council spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on planning without ever clarifying how or by whom the expenditure was justified. The Budget does make some provision for the progressive introduction of ebooks, perhaps a


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belated admission that nobody is quite sure of the form of future libraries. It was very interesting to listen to the speeches by Councillors at the Budget session. With two exceptions, Councillors seemed content to pat themselves on the back as having brought down a budget which, with its overarching theme of financial sustainability. is a model for the future. The two Councillors who saw things a little differently were our locals, Crs O'Carroll and Waistell. Both saw opportunities to do better in the future. Cr Waistell was concerned that the basic Budget strategy had been set by the previous Council and he would have preferred a different emphasis. In particular, he still believed that a smaller rate rise could have been achieved by reducing internal expenditure and expenditures for purposes that, even if desirable, are not essential. He also referred to the distortion in the distribution of revenue with its overwhelming concentration on roads and bridges leaving other community assets deprived. He also believed that there was much to be said for the Beaudesert Shire procedure of allocating money to divisional projects with the Councillor having a much greater say in deciding on what and when. In the Scenic Rim Council, such decisions seem to have been made, more and more, by Council staff with the Councillor largely out of the loop. Cr Waistell also made a good case for capping rates to limit the impact of major valuation changes imposed from afar. These can result in major and uneven changes in rates levied with no change in the services provided. Reflecting her particular interests, including being Chairman of the newly established Finance Committee, Cr O’Carroll saw the need for Councillors to have a greater role in monitoring the financial performance of corporate Council. During the term of the previous Council, Cr Swanborough had left no doubt that he was very concerned that financial reports to Councillors contained less and less detail. The situation was aggravated by the great restraints imposed by the Chief Executive Officer on Councillors' access to such information. Remember that the policy unilaterally put in place by the CEO was that Councillors could not request information from Council staff even at Director level unless a written application deatiling the exact information required was first made to him. The difficulties in following up problems are evident. Checks with other Councils to see if they had similar procedures were met with surprise, to say the least. Concerns re limited information have already arisen and Cr O’Carroll sees barriers in the way of getting down to tin tacks. The matter has arisen at Committee level and further workshops to find a workable and satisfactory compromise have been foreshadowed. Interesting times indeed.


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These comments represent my personal views and Council decisions are decided on by a majority vote. 2012/13 BUDGET The SRRC brought down its $97.1 million budget on Friday 13 July with a 4.5% average rate rise on residential, rural residential and rural properties. The increase was a negotiated compromise that reduced the initial planned rise of 5.9%. Of necessity the budget must balance revenue with expenses incurred, to provide services in the short term, plus the capital costs of replacing aging infrastructure and the demands of growth, without incurring excessive debt. The majority of council revenue is provided by rates and charges, in framing its policies, council must be mindful that many ratepayers and businesses are struggling financially in the current economic environment. The new finance committee will be a useful initiative to assist councillors in monitoring financial performance, evaluating the current budget and planning for the next budget. DE-AMALGAMATION, YARRABILBA AND THE COST OF GROWTH The recent announcement of the appointment of a boundary commissioner has sparked new public discussions about potential de-amalgamation, including whether SRRC should apply to recover Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone which were transferred to Logan City Council in 2008. The rationale being that SRRC would benefit from more ratepayers to share expenses, stimulate business activity and expand the rate base, however this ignores the huge immediate capital cost that would be required to deliver massive new infrastructure and cope with increased demands on existing infrastructure. This would have to be funded by charging current ratepayers or incurring major borrowing. It is interesting to note that Logan City Council is now concerned about infrastructure funding for both Flagstone and Yarrabilba. The council has filed for a judicial review into the approval of Yarrabilba alleging that the then ULDA chief, who was formerly a Lend Lease executive, had improperly favoured the developer leaving council with millions of dollars shortfall of infrastructure levies. WILDLIFE ROAD CASUALTIES Unfortunately our wildlife often falls victim to road accidents, particularly at dawn and dusk. Please report injured wildlife to 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625). If removal of a carcass is required please contact SRRC on 5540 5135. Council website: My contact details: Email: Tel: 5540 5402; Mobile: 0418 221 453

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USIC lovers are invited on a journey through time at a concert of sacred music, from the baroque period to the contemporary era, departing 7.30pm on Saturday August 11. Fire on the Mountain will present MUSICA SACRA, A SACRED MUSIC CONCERT, at Tamborine Mountain Presbyterian Church. The program includes Vivaldi’s Gloria in Excelsis, J.S. Bach’s O Sacred Head Now Wounded, John Rutter’s Be Thou My Vision and Pie Jesu from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem. TICKETS $10, AVAILABLE AT DOOR, OR BOOKED THROUGH ANN ON 5545 1130 OR JULIE ON 0458 005 989.

Fire on the Mountain 2012 August 10-12th Tamborine Mountain Presbyterian Church 34 Main Street, North Tamborine This conference is designed to help Christians develop a view of the world which illuminates aspects of our culture using the light of scripture. Its organisers are committed to the belief that as followers of Christ we must each endeavour to bring our entire lives under His Lordship. Rather than shrinking away from seemingly difficult or controversial topics, Christians need to humbly wrestle with such issues as we glorify God in all we do. This year we are looking forward to the return of Dr Peter Lillback, President of Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. He will be bringing sessions entitled, ‘The King and His Kingdom’. We will also be hosting Dr Tim Rott, minister of the Reformed Church of Christchurch. Dr. Rott has acquired a Doctor of

Ministry Degree in Nouthetic Pastoral Counselling. His experience includes 7 years as a teacher in a Christian classical school in Florida before accepting a call to pastor a church in New Zealand. He will be addressing the issues we face as we raise our children in these challenging times: ‘Teaching Covenant Children: More Than a Classroom’ We hope you can join us this year and encourage you to take this opportunity to enjoy the rich teaching and fellowship around God’s living and active word. For more information please visit us on or phone Charissa Campbell on 5545 0404.

One small place on earth Wompoo Pigeon – Ptilinopus magnificus – Eagle Heights


The first Wompoo I saw was a badly injured bird which had flown into a wire fence. The next was under attack by Noisy Miners, and seeking shelter in, of all places, a tree in front of my unit. Wompoos in their arboreal habitat are hard to spot at first. Fortunately between times they perch in open view before hopping or fluttering to feed, vanishing from sight in the tree’s dense canopy. The birds in this tree were much closer to the camera than the ones in a far larger tree I filmed a year earlier. Frames from video footage celebrating Tamborine Mountain’s biodiversity.

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Last call for young Queenslanders to seize the day


ANCER Council Queensland has issued a final call for young Queenslanders aged 16 to 21 whose lives have been affected by cancer to apply for a share of $50,000 and kick start their careers. Applications close on July 27 and can be made by visiting or calling the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20. Cancer Council Queensland’s Seize the Day Study Awards range from $250 to $2500 to help with the cost of textbooks, stationery, fees, transport and accommodation incurred during postsecondary education and training. Executive Manager at Cancer Council Queensland, Karen Staal, said the awards program acknowledged the courage of young people coping with cancer and

encouraged them to look to the future with hope. “The awards aim to foster the personal growth and development of young people coping with cancer in Queensland. “They encourage young people to reflect on their past and present experiences and support them to build their future. “All Queenslanders affected by cancer need our support and the support of the community to cope with the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and recovery,” Ms Staal said. Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity. The achievements of Cancer Council Queensland are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.

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AMBORINE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY CARE ASSOCIATION (TMCCA) are again hosting a Tax Help Office through the Australian Taxation Office. If you earn $50,000 or less you could be eligible for free help with your tax return from a Tax Help Volunteer. To find out more or to make an appointment please call TMCCA on 5545 4968. The service will be available from 24th July through to 31st October 2012.





Golf Results: TMGC

Howard 72. The course was extremely difficult and these scores indicate that the Championships will be difficult, but also highly 9 & 18 Hole Twilight Event 7th July The annual final brought out a few bodies that competitive. You can see how the handicap we hadn’t seen for a while, and it was nice to system works quite well, when all the leading see some new faces. The final saw two events scores are within one or two shots of each other. You needed 75 nett or better to win a ball. run in conjunction, a 9 and 18 hole event. Thursday 12th July 9 Hole Result The nine hole comp saw Darryl Franklin (26 Events Cancelled owing to weather. points) win by the slimmest of margins from Single Stableford Event Saturday 14th July Shane McMillan (25) on a count back from Doug Lowrie (25). Darryl who runs Getaway The first round of the Vonda Youngman trophy Sailing has been one of our main sponsors all was played and a visitor, Tim Wilde, from Coral year, and won his own prize. Pretty crook hey Cove GC leads the way over this 2 round event Dazza! Darryl didn’t seem to mind just that he with a terrific score of 41 points. Tim who said had just played one of his best rounds for the he grew up on our course was slightly year and was pretty chuffed, well done! Shane embarrassed by all the attention, but stated he and Doug although pipped at the post were well would extend his stay and return next week to pleased with their scores and, as we all do when see if he could keep the 'swing on song'. He we score well, were willing to tell anyone and leads the pack of John 'Story Teller' Halpin, who is always up there with the leaders every week, everyone who would listen. from sweet swinger Bob 'Bubbles' Woodberry 18 Hole Result on 38 and 37 respectively. Some of us found The eighteen hole comp was also taken out by the going quite tough out there, but I know we Darryl Franklin with an amazing score of 50 will return next with hopes of that elusive points, yes that’s right, 50 points. An absolutely perfect game, let's hope it's not far away. To win terrific score. Rod Schulte a distant 2nd with a a ball you needed 33 points or better. score that would usually win (43) but not today. The Chipper Jimmy Dunn third on (41). Player of the Year The long awaited duel in the (cool) sun for the overall winner for 9 hole player of the year was Club Championship Pairs Round 4 played over 18 holes and did not disappoint. North-South Brad Fox who had been leading into the last 1st S Pollock & S Irvine-Brown 59.2% round kept his cool and kept out the ever present 2nd P Morris & P Rasmussen 58.7% Jimmy Dunn who was running equal second, 3rd G Ilett & K Ilett 56.9% and that’s the way they finished. There were a East-West couple of other golfers in contention but nerves 63.4% or some foreign ailment caused (or so they said) 1st J Evans & R Evans their golfing abilities to leave the building. 2nd D Donaldson & H Edrich 58.3% 53.6% Brad and Jimmy had played great golf 3rd B Bull & P Warrell consistently all year and it was a right well Tuesday 17th July 2012 at 12.45 pm result, well done to you both and enjoy your 6 Table Mitchell golfing prizes down the coast with your mates. North-South Thanks, no, a very big thanks to Glen Antill who 57.7% has worked so hard over the last 12 months to 1st D Cowls & J Salter 2nd S Gregory & R Noble 55.1% organise and record scores, adjust handicaps, 3rd M Franklin & K Mulders 54.7% look after prizes and sponsors. Thanks Glen! East-West Monthly Medal Saturday 7th Jul 55.9% Apologies to the winners, I’ll have your results 1st J Eveleigh & W Wales 2nd F Hay & A Ihlenfeldt 55.3% next week. 50.7% Monthly Medal 18 Hole Stroke Event 3rd M Gordon & P Rasmussen Saturday 7th July Thursday 19th July 2012 at 12.45 pm The event everyone wants to say, 'I've won a 11 Table Mitchell monthly medal' the most prestigious award North-South besides 'The Club Championship', which by the 1st R Noble & A Smith 62.8% way, start very soon, and Marty Haynes who I 2nd D Cowls & J Salter 62.2% believe was runner up last month in A grade 57.0% kept his great form and took the event from 3rd J Evans & J Eveleigh East-West Roger Way on a countback with a nett score of 69. Leon Radunz who has been showing that he 1st D Merrin & M Smith 56.0% has 'The Game' won B grade from the big fella 2nd M Gordon & R Gordon 55.6% George Jones on a countback with a nett score 3rd T Campion & S Gregory 55.4% 71. Gary Player that great South African player once said' the more I practice the luckier I get' A series of BRIDGE LESSONS FOR NEW PLAYERS is planned for September. and Andrew Curtis who has been seen on the For more information please contact: practice range would agree, he romped home in Keith Bowman (Ph 5533 2080) C grade with a nett score of 70 from Harry

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Licensed Plumber QBS Lic No. 62248


Rock and Timber Retaining Walls

VETERINARY SURGERY Established on the Mountain since 1990 Andrew Paxton-Hall BVSc. Chris Corcoran 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. 2 Main St, Nth Tamborine

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

5545 2422 all hours A/H Emergency Service Always Available

Lic No 047179

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

• Expertly Built • All Earthworks • Engineer designed, when required • Certification • BSA Licenced 1111939 Office: 5543 8584 • Mob: 0432 281 075 Email:

• Secondhand Furniture • Soft Furnishings • Kitchenware • Books • Toys • Accessories & Costume Jewellery • Ladies, Men’s & Children’s Clothing OPEN: Wednesday to Saturday 8.30am – 12noon Other times by appointment

Cnr Pine Rd & Franklin St

5543 5622


THE At rear of Presbyterian Church BARGAIN CENTRE $AVE

Canungra All Hours Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm. Sat 8.30am-11.30am A.H. EMERGENCY SERVICES ALWAYS AVAILABLE


VACUUM PUMPING SERVICE • Pumping of septic tanks • Enviro system • Grease Traps • Sullage • Holding Tanks and commercial hourly hire

Ph 0422 545 443 • Ah 5543 1784 PROFESSIONAL PUMP-OUT SERVICE AND REPAIRS TO: Septic ~ Treatment Plants ~ Grease traps Holding tanks ~ Sullage Tanks ~ Sullage Pumps 24/7 SERVICE – Tamborine Mountain resident PHONE: 5545 2692



PURIFICATION SOLUTIONS • Water Treatment • Waste Water Treatment • Sewerage Plant Maintenance • Pump Sales/Repairs • Designs & Modifications

GLEN HARVEY 0412 366 867 • 1300 302 676



Est 1985 - Maurice & Debbie Friendly, Reliable Delivery

$140 per load BSC Approved

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


Mob: 0427 808 341 Email:

The only purely 100% Australian Funeral Company and Crematorium Winner Qld Seniors Excellence Award Enquiries Welcome

5593 4777

CLASSIFIEDS Rates: $6 for first 10 words, then 10 cents for each additional word. Classifieds may be left in the boxes at NORTH TAMBORINE NEWSAGENCY. Place your ad & money in an envelope & drop in box.

UNPARALLELLED OPPORTUNITY WORKING FROM HOME ~ PART OR FULL TIME ~ ABSOLUTELY NO RISK ~ GENUINE OPPORTUNITY SELDOM KNOCKS TWICE! FREE TRAINING & SUPPORT. CALL 0409 771 885. 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. AUTO AIRCONDITIONING, Regas, Diagnostics and service. Ph Dave 0423 334 336 BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FOR SALE second hand and new local authors. Piccabeen Bookshop/ Landcare office below Joseph the Greengrocer, Main St. CHIBALL CLASSES now at a new venue at the Tamborine Mountain Showground Hall, every Wednesday morning at 9am. Move with the Seasons! ChiBall integrates the philosophy of traditional chinese medicine with modified movements of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais muscle release and deep relaxation, using a small scented coloured soft ball. You will experience a thoroughly rejuvenating exercise to music class for harmony, balance and wellbeing. For information contact: Dagmar – mobile 0434 547 184 or email: or just show up! Bring a Yoga Mat and a bottle of water, and wear comfy clothes. FOR SALE SMALL BAR FRIDGE (as new) 44cm x 50 cm $86. Phone 5545 0625 MOBILE MASSAGE: Qualified Therapist. Maintain the health of your body with a regular therapeutic massage. Service also avail. to some off-Mountain 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 PAINTER, PROFESSIONAL, licensed and local. Small to large. Decks, Roofs etc. Call Roy on 5545 2323 or 0404 486 574 TRADITIONAL REIKI CLASSES Reiki, massage, iridology by appointment. Change your life for the better. Phone Jan 0418 281 227. 20 years experience. VOLVO MECHANIC, Volvo service/parts and genuine diagnostics. Ph Volvo Dave 0423 334 336

EMERGENCY NUMBERS 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 Emergency Physiotherapy Neil Bell ......................................5545 1133 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.

EDITORIAL TEAM: Eve Curtis 5545 1231 George & Joan Fisher 5545 1986 Mike & Elizabeth Russell 5545 3601 EMAIL: TM News acknowledges a grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for the purchase of equipment to assist in production.


Tamborine Mountain News  

Fortnightly free local newspaper.

Tamborine Mountain News  

Fortnightly free local newspaper.