LNP to bust congestion on Dawson Parade

LNP Candidate for Ferny Grove and Everton MP Tim Mander have announced that an LNP Government will invest $100,000 towards making a Dawson Parade rail overpass a reality.

LNP Ferny Grove candidate Nick Elston said he had listened to local commuters’ frustrations and their calls for a rail overpass at Dawson Parade to resolve the traffic conflict with trains and to bust congestion. Continue reading LNP to bust congestion on Dawson Parade

Council commits $400,000 for first stage of Main Street upgrade

Moreton Bay’s Councillor for Division 11, Darren Grimwade, has announced that council will invest more than $400,000 towards the first stage of a major upgrade for Samford’s Main Street.

The $400,000 commitment will go towards new pedestrian crossings along the tourism and business hub, as well as upgrades for the intersections of Main Street with Kath Fitzgerald Drive and Station Street.

Continue reading Council commits $400,000 for first stage of Main Street upgrade

AIR are moving!

The Association of Independant Retirees ( AIR ) wish to advise we are moving to larger premises as of January’s Meeting on the 19th being a Friday .

We will be at the OES Hall , 2 Bohland Street ,  (  Cnr. Kitchener Road  – opposite the cementary ) , Kedron .

Plenty of parking beside the Hall on in the streets . The Financial Group still meets in the Chermside Library .

Looking forwards to see all members and interested parties in our new premises . Contact 3881 1820 or sitram@powerup.com.au for any queries .


Road safety trial to keep motorists’ safe in Moreton Bay

Dangerous driving on the roads around Everton Hills has prompted Moreton Bay Regional Council to take action in the interests of public safety.

Division 10 Councillor Matt Constance said he was alarmed by the number of incidents in recent years and numerous reports from residents about hooning and dangerous driving behaviour and would immediately launch a road safety trial to find a solution. Continue reading Road safety trial to keep motorists’ safe in Moreton Bay

Ferny Hills Pool Grand Opening!

Join Ferny Hills Pool, Belgravia Leisure & Moreton Bay Regional Council on Saturday 18 November for the official opening of the Ferny Hills Indoor Heated Program Pool.

Celebrations will kick-off at 9.00am with the official unveiling of the new indoor heated program pool. FREE BABY SWIM CLASS at 9.45 for babies 3 – 6 months of age, a FREE AQUA CLASS at 10.15am as well as lucky-door prizes, BBQ by Ferny Hills Swimming Club as well as a special appearance by 2004 Athens Olympic champion, Brooke Hanson.

There will also be face painting, an inflatable crocodile and free entry to the Ferny Hills Swimming Pool until 12noon.

The new Ferny Hills Indoor Heated Program Pool includes a 10m x 15m pool and all-ability ramps and bathrooms.

For more information visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/events

Road upgrade for Albany Creek business/education hub

Moreton Bay Regional Council has announced a $1.3 million upgrade for Albany Forest Drive to boost road safety and reduce congestion at the entrance to one of the region’s largest high schools and business hubs. Division 9 Councillor Mike Charlton said council will upgrade a 260m section of Albany Forest Drive outside Albany Creek State High School (ACSHS), and install traffic signals at the intersection with Jagora Drive together with improved pedestrian crossings and an additional right turn lane from onto Old Northern Road.

“Council has worked with local businesses, residents and ACSHS to come up with a final design that will improve traffic flow during drop off and pick up times and peak shopping periods, and make sure that the school’s 1200-plus students can get to school as safely as possible,” Cr Charlton said.

Works will also include new asphalt surfacing, a 2.5m-wide shared path from Old Northern Road to Edwards Drive and raised traffic islands.

Division 10 Councillor Matt Constance said construction will commence in December, with the majority of the upgrade expected to take place during the school holidays, and be complete by April 2018, weather permitting to minimise the disruption to the school community and local business.

“This is a bustling business hub, and I’ve asked that as part of the works, on-street parking also be retained for local businesses to ensure there remains a convenient pull-up location for local shoppers,” Cr Constance said.

“This is an important investment in boosting road safety and busting school-time congestion in our community, and it’s why it forms part of council’s overall $87 million investment towards roads and transport for 2017/18.”



The lovely ladies at the Lioness Club of Golden Valley Keperra are organizing their Annual Letters to Santa. Please mail Letters to Santa to PO Box 79, Ferny Hills. QLD 4055.

Please include a stamp and your childs age for Santa to answer!

Great work Lioness Club🤗

Moreton Bay students, win a trip to outback Queensland!

Up to 20 students in Moreton Bay will walk with the dinosaurs, discover the spiritual home of Waltzing Matilda and learn about the birth of the flying kangaroo with Moreton Bay Regional Council and Winton Shire Council’s 2018 Beach to Bush competition.

Entries are now open for the competition which will see students currently in year five from across Moreton Bay and three of their teachers tour the Winton region from April 18 to 25, 2018.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland said on the tour students would get the chance to tour the brand new Waltzing Matilda Centre, explore the country’s dinosaur canyon at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum and experience the red earth and undulating plains of big sky country. Continue reading Moreton Bay students, win a trip to outback Queensland!

Development Vs Infrastructure

A community meeting held at Pine Hills Sports Club on Monday 23 October, attracted 83 residents keen to discuss proposed townhouse developments along Plucks Road Arana Hills.

A recent notification by the developer Mirvac Qld P/L to build 77 townhouses at 80 Plucks Road, Arana Hills has raised deep concerns within the surrounding community. According to the developer’s plan, access to the townhouses would be via Leatherwood Drive and Plucks Road and would be built in five stages across the 2.2hectare site. There would be provision for 144 resident car parks and 50 visitor car parks. Continue reading Development Vs Infrastructure

’Twas the Fight Before Christmas‘

Think your family is complicated? Meet one of the most dysfunctional families you can imagine as they try to navigate Christmas.

Ever since her husband died, Mary’s horrible adult children have been ruining Christmas. This year, with the help of a suicidal French psychiatrist, Mary is determined to take Christmas back. Peace on earth and good will to all men? Not likely! Hilarious and uplifting Christmas comedy. Continue reading ’Twas the Fight Before Christmas‘

Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club Fire Poster Competition

Charlotte Kelly, Brianna Riddle and Lina Halvorson. Lina won the overall Lions District Q3 award with Brianna and Charlotte receiving Brisbane north awards.

Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club Fire Poster Competition was devised by GVK Lions Club in 1976 in conjunction with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and is run in all lions districts in Queensland.

The competition is organised by lions clubs who co-ordinate with their local schools and arrange for the Fire Brigade to talk to the students. The competition is open to students in grade four. Continue reading Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club Fire Poster Competition

Arana Netball Club News

Arana Netball Club continues to meet monthly although it is now the off-season, as planning for next year is undertaken. With the new Committee in place after the A.G.M. held in August and with several in positions new to them, Arana Netball is looking to continually improve operations within the Club, including Sign-on, selection, and grading procedures in the new year. Next year’s Sign-on is set for Wednesday 24th January, at the store room at the netball courts in Leslie Patrick Park from 5.30 to 7.30pm. On-line sign-on will be available next year, with more details including dates and fees to be available closer to next year. Continue reading Arana Netball Club News