Sell public assets to subsidise a foreign billionaire
It's a reckless, desperate move. Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has just announced he will help pay for Indian coal mogul Adani to build Abbot Point and the Carmichael mine. In other words, Premier Newman will sell public assets to subsidise a foreign billionaire to build a massive coal port on the Great Barrier Reef coast.
He hasn't given any specific figures, but we do know Premier Newman will give money that could be used on education, police or healthcare to subsidise a coal mine most analysts agree will never turn a profit.
On every level, this is lunacy. The project could be economically unviable. The only reason Premier Newman is using taxpayers' money is that banks say it's far too risky to touch. Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Citi Bank and Barclays are amongst the banks to have already walked away. It's a bad investment that will harm our Great Barrier Reef and devastate our climate. And if it does ever make money, any profits will go straight overseas.
Adani wanted to sell the coal from its Carmichael mine to India, but now India might not even take it. The Indian energy minister just announced it will stop coal imports in two to three years. There is no one left to buy this dirty, expensive coal, but Premier Newman is still willing to spend public money to maintain his pride and chummy connections with the mining industry.
Posted by webmaster on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 @ 17:18:55
$10 Million committed for Health Facility
The Queensland Government is to build a new Bayside Community Health centre at Wynnum West.
The Centre, on the corner of Wynnum and New Lindum Roads, will replace the old Wynnum Hospital. All existing services will be transferred to it. The successful tender will be announced shortly for Stage One, estimated to cost $10million.
The new centre should be operational by mid 2016. The Bayside will have a modern fit-for-purpose health centre to cater for current and future growth. This brand new health infrastructure is the first in the Bayside for 20 years.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 14 November 2014 @ 12:12:24
BCC Kerbside Collection
Collections start the week beginning these dates.
Please leave your items out for collection the day before your date for collection.
Lota 10 November 2014
Wynnum 10 November 2014
Wynnum West 17 November 2014
Manly 17 November 2014
Manly West 17 November 2014
Look out for the flier being delivered now.
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 08 November 2014 @ 16:06:01
G20 weekend Wynnum Wading Pool
Gather your friends and round off your long weekend with a relaxing afternoon along the waterfront Sunday November 16 G20 weekend, 4pm to 8pm Wynnum Wading Pool. Indulge in some gourmet treats while listening to free live music. Wander around with playful performers and enjoy some amazing art and sculpture installations.
Live music by Laique, Sugarshakers, Band of Frequencies and Brisbane Brass
Posted by webmaster on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 @ 17:37:10
Rooms to Rent at our Mind, Body, Heart and Soul Clinic in Manly
We have rooms to rent at our Mind, Body, Heart and Soul clinic in Manly for any Healers that would like to join us. Please check out my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ILoveBowenAndMore and go to the photo albums to see images of our rooms. You can also find out more about me by visiting my website http://www.krisfreeman.com.au.
Currently Kris Freeman practices Smart Bowen Therapy, Dorn Spinal Therapy and Applied Myoskeletal Therapy to alleviate our patients of bodily pain and dysfunction with rapid results.
Mike Curtis practices mainly Physiospect which operates on frequencies and interprets the state of every organ and system in the body by sending an infra-red triggering signal of extremely low intensity to the Bio-field around the brain via specially designed headphones. He is also qualified in Natural Medicine, Past Age Clearing and Healing and Earth Essences.
Kylie Webster does Reiki with spirit guidance and only works Mondays giving treatments to those open enough to receive her special kind of healing.
If you would like to work with us, and are interested in finding out more about our clinic, please call Kris Freeman on 0411 703 109.
If you are in need of healing, please also call. You do not need to suffer with pain.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 24 October 2014 @ 06:54:11
HALLOWEEN WEEKEND IN MANLY 31 OCT - 2 NOV
Planning is well underway for what will be the biggest Manly Harbour Village Free Family Halloween Party Weekend.
The full weekend of free family fun starts on Friday evening, 31 October with a giant Ferris wheel (the largest mobile wheel in Australia) and a number of other great rides. These rides will be in Bayside Park Manly all weekend from Friday night through to Sunday afternoon. Friday evening will also feature food stalls and the free movies in the park screening ‘Monsters verses Aliens’.
Saturday 1 November, from midday, will be the traditional Halloween Street Party with two stages featuring over 10 hours of great musical talent plus the famous Halloween Street Parade at dusk and fireworks at 9pm.The Saturday is an alcohol free, family event. It’s only a short walk from Manly Station to the centre of the festival activities, so catching a train to this popular event is a good option. A number of the rides will still be in the park for Sunday 2 November as well as the Manly Creative Markets.
Help! We need a number of Volunteers to assist with manning the Street Parade. If you would like to be involved please call Floranel on 0400 034 218 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by webmaster on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 @ 18:58:00
Green Bin - Free Set-Up in October
BCC is offering to waive the purchase costs for a green bin this month. They have waived the set-up fee of $30. If you would like a Green Recycling Bin you only have to is the ongoing quarterly fee of $18.63. Green bins are collected fortnightly with your normal waste bin.
To order your green bin and have the $30 fee waived in October phone 3403 8888.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 03 October 2014 @ 19:49:43
People's Climate Mobilisation Brisbane
As world leaders converge in New York City for the United Nations Emergency Climate Change Summit on September 21, the world will be watching. Now's our chance to decide: how will history remember this moment?
Our Prime Minister will be a no show at the global emergency Climate Summit, which is hardly a surprise given his active efforts to dismantle a scheme that was working to make polluters pay and decrease carbon emissions, destroy our renewable energy funding and infrastruture and eliminating independent scientific advice from feeding into good climate policy decisions. But what that means is that it's now up to us to give world leaders the mandate to act on Australia's behalf. Let's make climate change history!
What: People's Climate Mobilisation Brisbane - Stand up for the Reef!
Organised by: Australian Youth Climate Coalition
When: 11am, Sunday September 21 2014
Where Queen's Park, Brisbane CBD
Posted by webmaster on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 @ 17:41:51
Grant to relocate the Manly Tourism Information Centre
Treasurer of the Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce Sandy MacDonald and President David Farley celebrate the Chamber receiving $150 000 from the Brisbane City Council to relocate the Manly Tourism Information Centre to the William Gunn Jetty off Wyvernleigh Close at Manly. $75 000 is by way of a grant and $75 000 is a loan to be repaid in three years.
The Manly Tourist Information Centre will be relocated from Cambridge Parade to the Bullfrog Café before Christmas. Eventually there will be an Environmental Education Centre on the Jetty as well.
Meanwhile, the Bullfrog Café is up and running from 7am to 4pm daily with evening meals starting from 12 September on Thursday to Saturday. The Bullfrog is licensed.
Thanks to Economic Development Chairperson, Julian Simmonds, who we met with on 1st November last year to discuss the funding. Thanks Julian.
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 30 August 2014 @ 13:47:57
Proposed Wynnum Library and Supermarket
The Brisbane City Councill has announced their proposals for the commercial section of the old Wynnum Central State School site which is bounded by Florence and Charlotte Streets.
The proposal is for the following:-
On the ground floor:-
a new full line supermarket which will occupy an area of 3000 square metres
two specialty retail tenancies of 120 and 80 square metres
On the first floor:-
a Brisbane City Council library of 2061 square metres
an outdoor terrace associated with the library of 300 square metres
There will be 213 car parking spaces.
Posted by webmaster on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 @ 16:59:27
Gem Show 30 August 2014
The Waterloo Bay Lapidary Club Inc. will be holding their 47th Annual Gem Show on Saturday 30th August 2014 at the Hemmant Community Hall 31 Hemmant-Tingalpa Road Hemmant from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm all welcome.
Admission $3.00 Pensioners $2.00 & Under 12 years free.
Members Display; come and see what our members have been working on throughout the year.
There will be items for sale from Tailgaters & Traders as they have many and varied minerals, rocks, fossils, & gemstones, some in the rough and others all polished and ready for setting or simply just to take home and admire their beauty. Lapidary Supplies are available from our traders plus Jewellery & Handicrafts. Our Club table will have many varieties of Jams, pickles, cakes for you to choose from. Refreshments available all day
Tickets for the Raffle will be available, so get in early as the Raffle will be drawn 2:00 pm on the Day.
No car – come by train to Hemmant Station then simply cross the road and you are there.
It is a family friendly place and a great day out.
Contact 0407266281 – website:www.lapidary.net.au - email: email@example.com
Posted by webmaster on Thursday, 21 August 2014 @ 17:53:45
Wynnum Creative Spaces
This is a new jointly supported and established project by WynnumCentral and the Wynnum & Districts Chamber of Commerce. It aims to take a leaf out of the example of Newcastle, which was able to revitalise its city centre using an approach based on allowing artists and artisans to occupy empty shop space. There's more to this of course, and I will keep you informed as the project progresses.
Currently we are interested to hear from any artist or artisan who would be interested in learning more about the scheme and perhaps in applying to use empty shop space in Wynnum. If that's you, contact the Wynnum & Districts Chamber of Commerce with your details www.wynnumchamber.org/website
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 16 August 2014 @ 11:13:58
Cuts to local services
The Bayside has been hit hard by cuts to jobs and local services.
In the last two years, our community has lost the:
◾24 hour emergency department at Wynnum Hospital
◾Moreton Bay Nursing Care Unit, which has been demolished
◾$15 million Wynnum GP Super Clinic
◾Wynnum Department of Housing Office
◾Wynnum Department of Child Safety Office
◾School nurses program
◾Bayside Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Service, which helped renters who were ripped off
◾Caravan and Manufactured Home Residents Association in the Wynnum CBD
◾Funding for BABI Youth and Family Services on Bay Terrace
And it’s not over yet. Now Campbell Newman wants to close Casuarina Lodge at Wynnum West, which provides care to people with severe brain injuries. These cuts have affected hundreds of local families and frontline workers who have lost their jobs. www.facebook.com/DanielCheverton
Posted by webmaster on Thursday, 14 August 2014 @ 17:44:35
Live Music at SN@P
SN@P is Wynnum’s new hub for creative people!
Are you a Band, Soloist, dancer or dance crew or a short film producer?
Based at 77 Charlotte Street Wynnum SN@P is a new performance space in Wynnum and they are looking for Band, dancers and creative types to fill up once monthly open mic nights. If you are young and creative and want a space to share your talents with others, please contact Chris Richards via email, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SN@P open Mic nights are held on the 1 Saturday of every month from 5pm-8pm. SN@P will supply a full sound system, back line and projectors for use by artists. Like us www.facebook.com/snapcollective
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 02 August 2014 @ 14:15:57
Wondall Heights State School Fete is on this Saturday 26 July starting at 10am. Fun for all ages with lots of rides, animal farm, stalls, sample bags, face painting, games and food from different nations. There is also a giant cent auction, an art show and performances by Wondall students, Bayside youth band, FAD and the Marching girls. Also attending the fete the fire brigade will be bringing a truck, the police will be setting up a stall and the kids can get their finger prints done.
See you at Wondall Heights State School 260 Wondall Road, Manly West.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 25 July 2014 @ 15:59:54