War on Rubbish

War on Rubbish – By Martin O’Donnell

– By Martin O’Donnell – On March 6th Eco warrior Jae McIntyre will begin her annual pilgrimage from her home on Brushbox Rd, Lower Beechmont to the bottom of the mountain, filling plastic bags with discarded rubbish along the way. Jae’s initiative coincides with ‘Clean Up Australia Day’, and she hopes her lone protest will raise community awareness by highlighting […]

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Scenic Lookout Restoration Fund

Scenic Lookout Restoration Fund

Council has nominated the Hang Gliders Lookout on Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain for a funding grant through the Scenic Lookout Restoration Fund. The Scenic Lookout Restoration Fund is a $3 million Queensland Government fund to help locals revitalize existing lookouts and encourage tourism throughout the state by improving safety, accessibility and amenity on the road network. Corporate and Community […]

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Regional Flavours Applications Open

Regional Flavours Applications Open

If you grow it, breed it, brew it, catch it, cure it, make it or bake it in Queensland: Brisbane Marketing wants to hear from you. Applications are now open for Queensland farmers, growers, local producers and wineries to exhibit and trade at Brisbane’s signature food and lifestyle event, Regional Flavours. Participants in last year’s Producer Showcase ranged from boutique […]

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Quarry Approval with Unhappy Residents

Last month Council approved a development application for a quarry located at Christensen Road, Mount Walker, subject to a comprehensive list of conditions. The planned quarry, is located in an identified Key Resource Area, and will extract up to 1.2 million tonnes of good quality basalt per annum. There is also provision for an ancillary chemical storage facility and a […]

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New Subdivision for Kalbar

Council has approved the development of 58 residential lots in Kalbar comprising stages 2 and 3 of the former Engels Hill Residential Estate. Mayor John Brent said the proposed development involved the reconfiguration of a lot on Edward Street, Kalbar. “The development seeks to reconfigure the nine hectare portion of land on Edward Street to create 58 residential lots, parkland, […]

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Eat Local Week to Again Feed Local Economy

The annual Eat Local Week and the Winter Harvest Festival have been a huge success over the past few years, with each year the event growing in both stall holders and visitors alike. The Scenic Rim Regional Council, the event organisers, are now encouraging farmers, producers, retailers and eateries to sign up for the 2016 event to be held from […]

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Council Seeking Heavy Vehicle Funding

Council will seek Federal funding through the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program to support improved road and safety conditions for Tarome Road. The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP) is an Australian Government initiative to improve productivity and safety outcomes of heavy vehicle operations across Australia, through funding infrastructure projects. Mayor John Brent said if successful, this project […]

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