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Easter Sunday A Public Holiday For The First Time In Queensland

Apr 12, 2017

As most Queenslanders prepare for a four-day break over Easter, the Palaszczuk Government is reminding employers and workers that Easter Sunday is now a public holiday.

“From here on in, work on Easter Sunday is treated and paid the same way as the Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday public holidays that surround it,” Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said.

“After a change in legislation, Queensland is now consistent with public holiday arrangements in New South Wales, ACT and Victoria, where Easter Sunday had already been declared a public holiday.”

Ms Grace said with Easter Sunday now a public holiday, employers should check the industrial award for the appropriate rate of ...

Pool Safety A Lifesaver For North Lakes Kids Over Easter Long Weekend

Apr 12, 2017

Just weeks ago on March 11 a 4 year old boy was taken in a stable condition to Redcliffe District Hospital after nearly drowning in the pool of his North Lakes townhouse complex. In light of this and many other unfortunate home drownings, the North Lakes and surrounding community are being urged to stay safe around the pool over the Easter long weekend.

Acting Minister for Housing and Public Works Coralee O'Rourke said making sure pools were safe and supervising children were key to water safety.

"The Easter long weekend is a time when many families take advantage of a few ...

Boundary Rd Interchange Bruce Highway North Lakes Open For Traffic

Apr 05, 2017

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) would like to advise the new Boundary Road interchange bridge over the Bruce Highway at Narangba is now open to traffic.

The majority of lanes over the new bridge are now open to traffic, however, construction activities will continue to allow all six lanes to be functioning by September, weather permitting.

Now the new bridge has opened to traffic, the former Boundary Road overpass has closed and will be prepared for demolition and removal. Demolition works will occur at night to safely remove the bridge structures and minimise impacts on Bruce Highway ...

Flooding in North Lakes, Mango Hill & Surrounds

Mar 30, 2017

Due to the heavy and consistent rain and wind conditions delivered to us today and last night the following flooding issues have been reported in the North Lakes, Mango Hill and surrounding areas as at 2pm today. 

  • Flash Flooding and road closure Dohles Rocks Rd Off Ramp Murrumba Downs and exit ramp to Bruce Highway
  • Deception Bay Rd Bruce Highway - Water over road northbound lanes Bruce Highway before Deception Bay. Delays expected. Proceed with caution
  • Cnr of Chermside Rd and Kinsellas Rd West Mango Hill is closed due to flooding as well as Danzy Buchanan Park. 
  • Residents at Mary ...

Wet Weather Warning For The Coming Days

Mar 29, 2017

The Moreton Bay Regional Council are urging local residents to prepare for wet weather over coming days with heavy rainfall and damaging winds predicted for South East Queensland as part of ex-TC Debbie.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said current weather predictions showed heavy rainfall in excess of 200mm could be experienced in parts accross the Moreton Bay Region later this week, particularly late Thursday evening into Friday.

Council’s Local Disaster Coordination Centre has been activated and the Local Disaster Management Group met at 3pm today to oversee local preparations and communications.

“Moreton Bay Region residents should prepare for the possible impact of heavy rain over coming ...

April/May Edition Of The Greer Gazette - By Councillor Julie Greer

Mar 29, 2017

Click the link below for Moreton Bay Division 4 Councillor, Julie Greer's latest edition of her informative newsletter.

 In this edition:

  • Movie In The Park North Lakes & Deception Bay
  • New Aged Care Facility at North Lakes
  • Diamond Jubilee Way
  • New Flood Warning Gauge for Major Street Deception Bay
  • Mango Hill Boulevard Bridge Opening
  • Swimming Pool Compliance
  • National Youth Week and more...

Click to view - Greer Gazette April May 2017

Armed Robbery Murrumba Downs

Mar 29, 2017

Detectives are investigating an armed robbery of a service station early Friday morning at Murrumba Downs.

Preliminary investigations indicate two men entered the business on Blythe Road shortly after 1am armed with a knife.

One of the men entered the counter area to access the till however was unable to obtain any cash.

Both men left the business on foot a short time later without any money.

No one was injured as a result of the robbery.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You ...

Preppies Get Free Eye Test at North Lakes & Deception Bay State Schools

Mar 22, 2017

Bounty Boulevard State School (BBSS) prep students are amongst the first in Queensland to have their vision screened under a new Palaszczuk Government program.

Chris Whiting MP, State Member for Murrumba visited BBSS last week to see the class have their vision screened.

“More than 30 nurses have been appointed as part of this $14 million program, which aims to screen the vision of every prep student in both State and non-government schools,” Chris Whiting said

Early vision screening is vital for picking up vision problems that may become an issue later in life, affecting social and educational development.

As ...

Last Chance for Foundation Membership as North Lakes Sports Club Opening Looms

Mar 22, 2017

North Lakes Sports Club has announced residents have just two weeks to snap up the Club’s $11 foundation membership package before the offer ends on Friday 31st March.

General Manager Chris Sartori said the club had been overwhelmed with the response to its membership offer, with more than 2,000 foundation packages sold since membership opened in October last year.

“We sold close to 500 memberships in the first week, and since then there’s been a steady flow of applications coming through each week,” Mr Sartori said.

“For just $11 foundation members receive exclusive perks including an invitation to one ...

Warning: Be Vigilant In Preventing Theft

Mar 22, 2017

Pine Rivers Police would like to advise that break and enters have recently occurred in:

  • North Lakes
  • Mango Hill
  • Murrumba Downs
  • Griffin area.

Police ask that the public be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to Policelink on 131 444.

These offences are occurring during the day and the thieves are targeting jewellery and electronic equipment. The thieves are forcing and jemmying door and windows on homes to gain entry.

Please ensure that you key lock all doors and windows even when you're home. Ensure that you hide all house and car keys out of sight and please lock your vehicle even ...