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Entries Open For Annual Christmas Card Comp

Sep 29, 2015

The Petrie Electorate Christmas Card Competition is back by popular demand!

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP is encouraging all children attending an early learning centre in the Petrie Electorate to enter.

“I launched the competition last year to bring families closer together during the Christmas season.

“Taking this year’s theme – My Australian Christmas – children can draw or paint a picture and submit this to my office.

“A panel of local artists will help me choose three winners, with the successful artworks to be reproduced on my 2015 Christmas cards that I’ll be sending to the 65,000 ...

BEST Gluten Free Pie In Australia, Is Right Here In North Lakes

Sep 29, 2015

North Lakes Beefy’s Pies have taken out the award as the best ‘Gluten Free Category Winner’ at the national Great Aussie Pie Competition held at the Fine Food Festival this week. 

Owner of the family-run Beefy’s Pies, Mark Hobbs travelled to Sydney to enter their Gluten Free Signature Steak Pie (Winner), Gluten Free Gourmet Sausage Roll (Silver Award) and Signature Steak Pie (Gold Award) into the competition that attracted over 1500 entries from bakers right across the country. 

“We are over the moon to be named the Best Gluten Free Pie in Australia!

“I think we won as gluten free ...

Calling All Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Inventors

Sep 29, 2015

The Moreton Bay Innovation Awards (MBIA) are now open!!!

Individuals and businesses across our region can submit their innovative ideas and products to compete for a total prize pool of $20,000.   

We are searching for individuals and businesses that are doing something different and challenging the way business is delivered. 

There are five categories for the awards

o   Emerging Innovation - $2,500

o   Established Innovation - $2,500

o   Moreton Bay Showcase Award - $2,500

o   People’s Choice Award - $2,500

o   Innovation of the Year - $10,000

The awards celebrate innovation, business development and entrepreneurialism in the region and provide an opportunity for ...

Get Fit and WIN a Private Lunch With Footy Greats

Sep 29, 2015

Summer bodies are made all year around, but it can be hard to find the motivation to exercise. If you need a kick-start to get active this spring why not join the 2015 Northside Fitness Challenge!

Organised by local Federal Member Luke Howarth MP, the challenge will run from 1-31 October and is a cost-free opportunity to make a healthy lifestyle change.

“Studies show 60% of Australian adults do less than the recommended 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a day,” Luke Howarth said.

“Exercise is a great way to start your day and I’d love to see all locals get ...

Local Crime Update

Sep 29, 2015

The week that was Friday 25th September

Petrie Division Break and Enters

A break and enter occurred in the morning on September 19 on Anzac Avenue, Kallangur by pulling off a screen door and stealing cars keys that were recovered.

An attempted break and enter occurred overnight on September 19 on Cedrela Crescent, Bray Park by jimmying open a glass door. No entry was gained.

A break and enter occurred on September 18 on Leitchs Road, Brendale through a window and stealing a laptop, IPad and hard drive.

A break and enter occurred on September 21 on Kurrajong Drive, Warner by ...

Shared User Path Lighting: Mango Hill And Mango Hill East Station Precints

Sep 24, 2015
Throughout October 2015, recently installed lighting along the shared user path will be finalised and become operational between the Bruce Highway and Mango Hill East station (refer to the map above). 

Work to commission the lighting will involve:

 Trenching, installing and connecting underground conduits into the nearest electrical pillar(s) in the area including into existing local street pathway connections.

 Temporary short-term power outages to surrounding properties. The service provider will provide notification of any scheduled power outages to affected properties. 

 Construction vehicles entering and exiting local streets adjacent to the rail corridor to carry out this work.

Once the lighting ...

Murder Marks Library’s First Birthday

Sep 22, 2015

The North Lakes Library will have all the makings of a murder mystery on its first birthday when critically-acclaimed “master of the psychological thriller” Michael Robotham reveals the 11th instalment in his award-winning book series.

The Australian journalist turned author will join audiences on September 23 from 6.30pm to help mark the Corso library’s big day and tell the story of brilliant psychologist Joe O’Loughlin in Close Your Eyes, Robtham’s latest novel that has critics raving.

Copies of Michael’s latest novel will be available for purchase on the evening and following his talk, Michael will sign books.

The event is free but bookings ...

Moreton Bay Region Jobs Continue To Grow

Sep 22, 2015
8000 new jobs have been created in the Moreton Bay region in the past 12 months, Treasurer and Employment Minister Curtis Pitt said today.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ regional labour force report released today showed a 2.2 percentage points drop in the unemployment rate for the Moreton Bay region in the past year.

Mr Pitt said the Government would continue to push programs to keep the jobs momentum going.

“Jobs are the Palaszczuk Government’s number one priority and we’re serious about putting Queenslanders back to work,” Mr Pitt said.

“That’s why we’ve committed $60 million this financial year to deliver a revamped Skilling Queenslanders for ...

Progress Continues On Boundary Road Interchange

Sep 17, 2015

Expressions of interest are now open for the $105 million upgrade of the Boundary Road Interchange near Narangba.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said prequalified construction companies could now register their interest in the project, which will focus on construction of a new six-lane bridge over the highway.

“The upgrade will boost the interchange’s capacity and enhance safety for motorists who use this section of the highway. As an added bonus, pedestrians and cyclists will have improved access,” Mr Truss said.

The second stage of the tender process enables any shortlisted contractors to tender ...

Work Starts On Final Section Of North South Arterial Road North Lakes

Sep 16, 2015
Construction work is about to start on the final stage of a multi-million dollar infrastructure project along the North South Arterial Road - designed to enhance traffic flow and reduce travelling times at North Lakes.

The $11 million final stage of the North South Arterial Road stretches from Discovery Drive to Endeavour Boulevard and includes a bridge over Copeland Drive. 

Work is due to start on the stage in the coming weeks with the 1.5km section of road expected to be completed in around nine months, weather permitting.

On completion, the North Lakes component of the North South Arterial Road will stretch from Boundary ...