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A Great Day At the Tramway

The Brisbane Tramway Museum Society was inaugurated in 1968, one year before trams ran for the last time in Brisbane.  A few far-sighted tram enthusiasts saw the need to ensure that Brisbane’s mainstay public transport vehicles were preserved for future generations to experience. By being ahead of the close-down, the museum was able to negotiate with the Brisbane City Council... Read More

by katie , 2 days ago

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A Nugget Of Nostalgia In A Gallery Of Graffiti

Coal may be a dirty four-letter word these days, but the smutty black nuggets once powered the bustling trams of Brisbane; and it all happened at a prime river-side setting in New Farm. The imposing New Farm Powerhouse was built to power the extensive tramway network of Brisbane, reportedly the largest in the southern hemisphere.  Designed by council architect Roy... Read More

by katie , 2 weeks ago

History, Newsfeed

Celebrating 30 Years of Success

Nobody imagined that thirty years after conception, The Hills Echo would still retain its popularity as a community newsmagazine in The Hills District and surrounds. It all began in January 1992 when the very first Hills Echo edition rolled off the printing presses in Warwick and bussed its way to Ferny Hills. Those were the days of light tables, wax... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

Community, Newsfeed

Rotary Festive Fundraisers Are A Huge Success

December was a very busy and successful month for local not-for-profit club, Aspley Rotary. The club has made a tremendous difference to some of the less fortunate families within our community by donating $3,000 to Aspley Care. This money assisted them to compile Christmas Hampers that were distributed to some of the families doing it tough within the region before... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

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Brookside’s Sweet Secret

Brookside Shopping Centre’s rooftop is a-buzz with excitement with the harvest of the first pot of honey from its resident bee hives taking place last month. With bees playing a critical role in preserving ecological balance, along with acting as an integral part of the wider ecosystem, the team at Brookside were keen to introduce the bee hives to the... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

Community, Newsfeed

Planning Ahead 

Happy 2022 !  As mentioned in our previous columns, our Association presented a community-led budget submission to Cr Toomey of The Gap Ward in October 2021. The submission included recommendations on expenditure categories within BCC’s budget being: local roads, parks, bikeways, footpaths, reserves and public transport. BCC is Australia’s largest council by population size, so understandably its budget process is... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

Newsfeed, Sports News

A Sport For Life

Pine Hills Hockey Club is committed to the development of hockey for children to provide a social space outside of school and for them to enjoy learning a game that we hope they will play for life.  With teams ranging for those who are five years old, up to senior masters, Pine Hills embraces the ‘sport for life’ concept through... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

Newsfeed, Politicians News

The Ferny Report – January 2022

Ferny Grove TOD construction update I have been receiving great numbers of positive enquires regarding the construction of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) at the Ferny Grove Railway Station. I can report the project is on schedule and proceeding well. Initial excavation work is now complete, with construction of the carpark now underway. Once complete, the TOD will increase commuter... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

Health, Newsfeed

How About Yoga in 2022

Do you need to be flexible? Or young? Or thin? To put your body into amazing shapes? To be strong? To have time? To be peaceful? To be free from injuries or physical challenges? None of the above. All you need is to be able to breathe. To use your breath to come inside your body for a moment. To... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

Health, Newsfeed

Decades Of Locals Caring For Locals

Albany Creek resident Karen and Ferny Hills resident Ellen and have both worked at North West Private Hospital for decades and say it’s the caring local community that keeps them there. ‘It’s the sense of family… it’s a tight knit community and we look after each other. I have patients coming back and looking out for me and it’s just... Read More

by katie , 1 month ago

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