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History, Newsfeed

Divided By Distance But Not By Heart

Even though they are separated by Samford and Bunya Conservation Parks, the Samford, Bunya and The Hills Districts have over the decades had various links to one another. This can be found in the October 1980 200th edition of the ADVISER and Samford Reminiscences Vol2. As early as 1879, our districts were within the Caboolture Divisional Board boundary.  In 1888,... Read More

by katie , 4 hours ago

Community, Newsfeed

BCC Budget Deciphered

Baffled by budgets? Brisbane City Council have released their 2021-22 budget. It’s a lengthy read with over 1000 line- items bundled into a word document, making it difficult to get visibility of how it applies to the suburb you live in. So, through the wonders of excel spreadsheets and pivot tables, we’ve done some of the hard work for you. We found... Read More

by katie , 7 hours ago


Let the Build Begin!

Construction has now commenced for the much anticipated Ferny Grove Central Development, with the official ‘sod turning’ taking place on Tuesday 27th July. Minister Mark Furner MP (Member for Ferny Grove), Minister Mark Bailey MP (Minister for Transport and Main Roads), Julian Simmonds MP (Federal Member for Ryan – representing Minister Dutton) and the Peter Honeycombe, Director of Honeycombes Property... Read More

by katie , 22 hours ago

Community, Newsfeed

Helping Hands For Hoping Hearts

201Q3 District Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) Co-ordinator Kevin Hedges and Brisbane Bunya Lions Club President Kay Liddle recently made a delivery of numerous bags of groceries, handmade blankets and a cash donation to Picabeen Community Centre in Mitchelton.  Overall, the nearly $1,000 in goods and funds given are the result of tireless fundraising work by members of the Brisbane... Read More

by katie , 1 day ago

History, Newsfeed

From Bunya Park to Blossoming Wildlife Sanctuary

Many locals will be familiar with Kumbartcho Sanctuary and Nursery in Eatons Hill. However, did you know that the site actually used to be a wildlife sanctuary and tourist attraction called Bunya Park, which operated in North Brisbane from 1968 -1994? We are lucky enough to have tracked down founding volunteer of the Kumbartcho Sanctuary and Nursery, Kim Pantano who... Read More

by Editorial Team , 5 days ago


Picabeen will be seen at the Brisbane Festival!

Creative Workshops + Brisbane Festival Picabeen is excited to be a part of Brisbane festival in 2021.  Picabeen will be hosting free Creative Workshops for LGBTQI+ seniors and allies. It is the perfect way to find your inner creative!  Seniors from the LGBTQI+ community are invited to engage in creative workshops that lead to the inaugural Little Miss Lifetime pageant. Workshops in headwear and... Read More

by katie , 6 days ago

Events, Newsfeed

A Sweet Treat for a Barking Good Cause

Who doesn‘t  love a cupcake, and it tastes so much sweeter when you buy one for a good cause!  With this in mind, be sure to head down to the RSPCA Cupcake Day at Boxwood Court Dog Park, Warner, on the 15th August 10am-1pm to purchase a cupcake or two.  This is the second year in a row that Warner... Read More

by Editorial Team , 7 days ago


News from the Den

This is the first opportunity that we have had to talk to you, the members of our community through this medium. This year, we celebrate 45 years of serving our communities of Albany Creek and Eatons Hill and I am sure that some of you did not even know that you had a local Lions Club ready and willing to... Read More

by Editorial Team , 1 week ago

Health, Newsfeed

Chermside Health Hub set to meet growing demand for health services

As demand for healthcare in north Brisbane continues to escalate, the community can look forward to accessing a healthy dose of services in the form of the $42 million Chermside Health Hub. The health hub is being developed by Cornerstone Healthcare Property Fund (CHP) and will be located on  Cnr Gympie Road and Rode Road, Chermside. The facility will offer... Read More

by Editorial Team , 1 week ago

Health, Newsfeed

A Difference in Mindset

While some view the ageing process through the lens of increasing physical and mental limitation, others celebrate the wisdom that comes with age. So how do we adapt more positively to life’s challenges? Australia’s oldest working artist, Guy Warren, has lived through the Great Depression, fought in World War II and emerged untouched by two global health pandemics. Though there... Read More

by Editorial Team , 1 week ago

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