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Thunderstorm Warning

Oct 27, 2015

At 4:15 pm this afternoon, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for South East Queensland including the Moreton Bay Region with potential for destructive winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:15 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Rosewood, Marburg and Amberley.

Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Mount Nebo, southern Lake Wivenhoe and the D'Aguilar Ranges by 5:15 pm.

Destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises you should:

  * Move your car under ...

Salvos Open at Rothwell

Oct 27, 2015

Rothwell Salvos Store will be celebrating its Grand Opening Sale on Thursday 5th November. The store which will be officially opened by Mayor Allan Sutherland of Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The opening will be followed by a grand opening sale with over 10,000 recycled garments, furniture pieces and other household items on sale.  A large crowd is expected.

Brisbane Area Manager for Salvos Stores Stuart Estreich said  “This new store is being opened in response to community demand."  

People from a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds now shop at Salvos Stores. This new store will have a wide ...

Historic Nurse Navigators Ready for Rollout in Moreton Bay Region

Oct 27, 2015
Frontline services will be increased and patient safety strengthened with the rollout of the new Nurse Navigator positions starting in early 2016. 

Chris Whiting MP – Member for Murrumba said patients in the Moreton Bay region will receive better care with an extra 400 experienced nurses to be hired by the Palaszczuk Government over the next four years.. 

“We are delivering on a key election commitment with 70 to be located here in Metro North HHS,” Chris Whiting said.

“We are improving frontline services through boosting the nursing workforce. This will benefit our local community and strengthen local healthcare.

“Our Nurse Navigators will ease a ...

Free North Lakes Fitness Program Reaches New Limits

Oct 27, 2015

The number of people taking part in the free, outdoor fitness program at North Lakes has spiked 250 per cent since the sessions were launched five months ago.  

Latest figures reveal that 246 people from North Lakes and surrounding areas registered for the free Live Life Get Active (LLGA) sessions which are held each weekday during school terms at Aurora Boulevard Park.

Former Olympian and Commonwealth Games champion Jane Flemming is the co-founder of the private initiative and Stockland funds the 45 minute classes which include cross training, boxing and yoga.

The inaugural session kicked off on May 12 and ...

Local Crime Update

Oct 27, 2015

The week that was Friday 23rd October 2015 

Petrie Division Break and Enters             

Bray Park – A break and enter occurred between October 17–21 at Quiamong Court, Bray Park by smashing a window. A set of keys were stolen and property was damaged.

Brendale – A break and enter occurred between October 16-20 at Bailey Court, Brendale using a gripping tool. No entry was gained.

Dakabin – A break and enter occurred during the day on October 21 at Marsden Road, Dakabin by smashing a window. No property was stolen.

Joyner – An attempted break has occurred overnight on ...

NBN Construction Schedule Is Released for North Lakes & Mango Hill

Oct 20, 2015

Superfast broadband is coming to more than 5,000 homes and businesses throughout North Lakes, Mango Hill and Griffin under an accelerated three-year rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Today NBN is releasing its full construction schedule, providing Australians with the greatest detail yet on when the NBN will reach them.

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP said he was thrilled to see North Lakes, Mango Hill and Griffin on the list, with construction in these suburbs due to begin by July 2016.

“I’ve been lobbying for an NBN rollout in North Lakes and surrounding suburbs since I was ...

Beat The Mozzies This Season

Oct 20, 2015

By spending just five minutes in the yard emptying any containers of water, Moreton Bay Region residents can make a big impact on the breeding cycle of mosquitoes.

Lifestyle and Amenity spokesperson Councillor Julie Greer said recent rain and warmer temperatures had created favourable conditions for common container-breeding mosquitoes.

“Any container in the garden or around the outside of the home is a potential place for mosquitoes to breed,” Cr Greer said.

“Container-breeding mosquitoes usually don’t migrate far from where they have hatched.

“By spending just five minutes to empty containers such as pot plant saucers and palm fronds where ...

Councillor News by Julie Greer

Oct 20, 2015

Hello everyone

Ibis in Endeavour Boulevard Park North Lakes

Council is aware that there is an Australian White Ibis roost site in Endeavour Boulevard Park on the corner of Cowen Terrace and Endeavour Boulevard, North Lakes.  Egg oiling and nest removal is currently being undertaken on a fortnightly basis to reduce the number of birds roosting and breeding at the site. Nests cannot be removed when there are chicks present (due to state government legislation protecting native bird breeding habitat). Therefore you may not notice an immediate reduction in the number of birds utilising the site.

Mosquito Treatments

Council has a continuous proactive mosquito management ...

Free Line Dancing In North Lakes Not What You'd Expect

Oct 20, 2015

It was a great turnout at North Lakes Breathe Health Club for the beginners class in Line Dancing last Friday, but it wasn’t at all what people expected.

There was no Bootscootin to country music. In fact it was the very contrast to what was taught. The dances were choreographed to music such as 'Turn the beat around' by Calico, 'Timber' by Pitball, 'Who put the bomp' from Greese, 'All in my head' and 'Bedroom' by Alvaro Estrella.  By the end of the session everyone was grooving to the music and couldn't help but put their own attitude to the steps. ...

Local Crime Update

Oct 20, 2015

The week that was Friday 16th October 2015

Petrie Division Break and Enters

Bray Park – A sneak break and enter occurred overnight on October 11 on Mitze Street, Bray Park by an unknown entry point and stealing keys.

Kallangur – A break and enter occurred during the afternoon on October 10 on Anzac Avenue, Kallangur by unknown means and unknown what property was stolen.

Kallangur – An attempted break and enter occurred during the day on October 12 on Moutara Street, Kallangur by attempting to smash a rear door. No property was stolen.

Kallangur – A sneak break and enter occurred during the night ...