Young Picassos Artwork on Display

Milo aged 4 excited about seeing his artwork in the fruit shop

The children of Willmore Kindergarten currently have some artwork displayed at VC Fruit which is located at 18-20 Ferny Way, Ferny Hills. Chinu and his lovely wife have kindly allowed the children to display their work in an effort to show the children how they are part of a community, and show the community, the contribution young children make. Continue reading Young Picassos Artwork on Display

National Tree Day

 The Gap Paten Park Native Nursery, SOWN and Healthy Land and Water will be celebrating National Tree Day at the nursery (57 Paten Road, The Gap. Ph: 33006304) on 30th July from 9am to 1pm. 

Join us and roam the nursery or participate in a variety of free talks and displays of our native habitat. There will be a demonstration of reptiles (view the world’s most venomous snake). A sausage sizzle and coffee van will be available.

Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc Open Day!

In association with Queensland Family History Society and other local community groupsInvites the local community to attend our Open Day! 
1817-2017: Home and Abroad Showcasing 200 Years of History

• Enoggera Memorial Hall, Trundle Street, Enoggera

• Saturday, 15 July 2017 – 9.30am to 4.30pm

• Talk to experts about your family tree research – civilian and military

• Photos and memorabilia from the archives of the Enoggera & Districts Historical Society

• Screening of the classic Charlie Chaplin film: ‘The Great Dictator’

• Coffee, tea and refreshments available – gold coin donation welcome

In 2017 we remember the following significant anniversaries…

1917 Battle of Passchendaele, the Light Horse charge at Beersheba and the Russian Revolution

1927​ Charles Lindberg flies solo from New York to Paris

1937​ The Hindenburg Disaster

1942​ The bombing of Darwin, fall of Singapore and Battle of the Coral Sea

1967​ 90% vote ‘YES’ in the famous Aboriginal Referendum on 27 May

1997 ​Death of Princess Diana in Paris following a car crash

2017​ 100th birthday of Dame Vera Lyn and the 150th anniversary of St Matthew’s Church, Mitchelton
 The hall is adjacent to Enoggera train station, it is accessible via bus services 350, 598 and 599, and it is wheelchair friendly.

For enquiries phone David Livett on 3366 3191.




Hills District to benefit from $39,000 in council grants

More than 60 community projects, events and initiatives will be brought to life across the Moreton Bay Region, with the help of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s latest round of community grants totalling more than $337,000.

Community groups in the Hills District have shared in more than $39,000 in the Program for 2016-17. Whilst community groups from Division 11 benefited from $71,000. A few of the successful applicants to receive grants in Division 10 & 11 include: Continue reading Hills District to benefit from $39,000 in council grants

Aiming For The Top

Vicki Ansell with here Early Stage Apprenticeship Award

On the 16th June former Ferny Grove High School student, Vicki Ansell represented Arana Hills firm, Print Arana, at the annual LIA Printing Awards.

Vicki was a finalist in the Early Stage Apprenticeship award and was only one of five people in Queensland to be a finalist in this category. She was nominated by her trainer from Spectra Training due to her outstanding performance and eagerness.

During the nomination process the people who conducted the interviews could not speak highly enough of Vicki and her potential.

Vicki is a first year Print Machinist apprentice who only commenced her apprenticeship earlier this year at Print Arana, a family owned business employing locals. Her dream is to continue working in the design and printing industry.

The staff at Print Arana would like to congratulate Vicki on her achievement of a nomination for this prestigious award.

Unitywater announces 2017-18 price reductions for Moreton Bay customers

Unitywater has released its 2017-18 prices and, for the second year in a row, bills for Moreton Bay customers are going down.The combined water and sewerage access charges will reduce by almost $14 per annum with water and sewerage usage charges to remain the same for the fourth consecutive year.

“We are committed to keeping prices as low as possible for our customers while still providing high-quality services,” Unitywater Chairman Jim Soorley said.

We understand cost-of-living pressures and are pleased that our efforts to drive efficiencies allow us to pass on savings to our Moreton Bay customers.

 “In the next year, we’re also investing $153.1 million across our entire service region to ensure we continue to provide safe and reliable services now and in the future.”

Unfortunately the bulk water price set by the State Government, will increase by 2.5%. For the average Moreton Bay customer this adds approximately $10 to the total water and sewerage bill from 1 July 2017.

Overall this means a reduction in the total average water and sewerage bill of around $3.50 per annum.

No funding to fix intersection of Stafford Road and South Pine Road

Desperately needed funding to fix traffic congestion at the intersection of South Pine and Stafford Roads at Everton Park was missing from this week’s State Budget.

The State Member for Everton, Tim Mander said he was extremely disappointed there is no end in sight to the long and frustrating wait to get through this intersection each day for tens of thousands of commuters. Continue reading No funding to fix intersection of Stafford Road and South Pine Road

2017/18 budget focused on enhancing lifestyle of growing Moreton Bay Region

Moreton Bay Regional Council today handed down its $563 million budget for 2017-18, which will continue to deliver significant investments in the lifestyle of the growing Moreton Bay community, while maintaining a strong economic result for the region.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said he was proud to deliver council’s seventh consecutive budget in surplus, further cementing Moreton Bay Regional Council’s reputation as one of the strongest and most financially stable councils in Queensland. Continue reading 2017/18 budget focused on enhancing lifestyle of growing Moreton Bay Region

National Youth Science Forum

Is your child interested in following a career in science or engineering?

One of Rotary’s contributions towards education of youth is the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) which takes place once a year. This unique opportunity allows for students entering Year 12 to explore prospective vocation, study and employment options within science, engineering and technology. Rotary clubs approach their local schools for nominations and may assist with funding where necessary. Continue reading National Youth Science Forum

6 Benefits for Supporting Local Business

When a consumer supports his local business owners, he enjoys benefits he can’t possibly get from shopping at national chains. Here are some top reasons to support your local businesses.

1. Improve your family’s health.

Buying local foods has numerous health benefits to your family. When you buy from local farmers, you have access to fruits and vegetables that you know are chemical free, as well as grass-fed meats, fresh eggs, and dairy from cows that feast on local green grass each day. There are also benefits to eating raw local honeys, which are thought to help battle allergies. Continue reading 6 Benefits for Supporting Local Business

Hazard Reduction Burn – Bunya and Albany Creek

Moreton Bay Regional Council will undertake a bushfire hazard reduction burn on June 8 and 9 at Cressbrook Drive Park, Bunya and Albany Creek, weather permitting.

Residents in Bunya, Albany Creek and surrounding suburbs may notice smoke both during and after the burn.

Residents and businesses should keep away from the burn during and in the days following the event. Continue reading Hazard Reduction Burn – Bunya and Albany Creek

Thirty Years Young

Ferny Grove Bowls Club has celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Joined by member for Ferny Grove, Mark Furner, the members enjoyed a breakfast with music then a fun social bowls morning.
Ferny Grove remains one of Brisbane’s leading bowls club and is regularly at the forefront of inter club competitions. The Club’s success was highlighted in 2015 when they clean sweeped all mens and ladies pennant competitions.
Ferny Grove enjoys competitive bowls

but strongly encourages participation in social and barefoot bowls on two of the best bowls greens in Brisbane.

2017 Garden Competition Launched

The 49th Hills District & Bunya Garden Competition has been launched.
Once again the Arana Hills Library looked after our committee and prospective entrants on Saturday 5th May when we launched this year’s competition.  Kylie Stapleton one of our past garden winners did a great presentation on how to prepare your edible garden. Visit our website to watch her power point presentation and get inspired by the great produce that comes from her backyard. Continue reading 2017 Garden Competition Launched

Arana Netball Club – June News

Now just past the half-way point of fixtures for the season, Arana Netball teams are performing well, with five teams sitting in the top half of their points table – Arana 1,Opens Div. 2; Arana 3, Opens Div. 7; Arana 4, Intermediate 4; Arana 5, Intermediate 6; and Arana 8, 13Yrs Div.4.  However, with a number of games to go, these tables can change as teams continue to improve. Continue reading Arana Netball Club – June News

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