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New look, new logo for Moreton Bay Regional Council

Moreton Bay Regional Council has started the new year by adopting its new permanent logo.
The logo - designed to reflect the key characteristics of our Moreton Bay region was developed over several months, taking into account valuable input from residents and community members, students, artists and council staff. The new logo will be rolled out over the coming months and will be featured on council vehicles, facilities, signs, stationery and buildings. The logo is a graphical depiction of our dynamic and diverse region: The wave of blue represents the bay and our waterways The orange sweep and dots represent all the communities, as well as the individuals and families, who call our growing region home The roll of green represents our muchvalued environmental areas and spectacular mountain ranges Each of the three main colours grow bolder as they move from left to right, to reflect the strength of our Moreton Bay region as we move forward and embrace the future, its opportunities and challenges. Importantly, the logo is much more than just a visual identity. It also confirms Moreton Bay Regional Councils status as a maturing, united local government - with a sharp community focus and strong commitment to meet the expectations of residents.

whats inside

Responsible pet ownership

Citizenship Ceremony

Older & Bolder

Students safe with school immunisation program

Over the next three years, council and Queensland Health will deliver a free immunisation program to high school students in the Moreton Bay region. This is the first time a free council-run immunisation program has been available to students attending schools in the Redcliffe and Caboolture districts. The move will help boost the health of young people and provide an effective means of reducing the spread of common diseases such as hooping cough and chickenpox. As part of the program, students in years eight and ten will also be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, Cervical Cancer, Diphtheria and Tetanus. Schools will provide immunisation dates and consent forms to students. For more information on councils immunisation program, contact 3205 0555.

Councils corporate plan

Moreton Bay Regional Council is in the final stages of creating its inaugural corporate plan. The corporate plan will act as a guide for council decisions and policies over the next five years. Council is currently collating the public submissions that were received during the draft corporate plan consultation period, which closed mid December. Your feedback will be considered by council before the plan is adopted in March.

Programs to boost responsible animal ownership

Moreton Bay Regional Council and the RSPCA are promoting responsible animal ownership by encouraging residents to de-sex and micro-chip their pets. From 1 February, council will offer a $10 microchipping program for pets while from March, residents can take advantage of discounted de-sexing for cats. Its all part of a larger State Government funded study aimed at finding ways to reduce the number of euthanased animals in South-East Queensland. Micro-chipping can dramatically increase the odds of an animal being reunited with its owners, because once a pet is micro-chipped, it is identifiable for life. Under councils local laws, cats and dogs in the Moreton Bay region must be kept on their own properties and prevented from wandering or escaping. For more information about councils discounted de-sexing and micro-chipping programs contact 3205 0555 or visit www.

Tune in for storm updates

Storm season is here and council is urging all residents to ensure they have a battery operated radio handy for vital updates in the event of an emergency. When a severe storm strikes, electricity and telephone lines can be cut and mobile phone services may not operate. It is important to have a battery operated radio at home to stay fully informed about any road closures, evacuation centres or other relevant emergency information. In an emergency situation, council provides regular updates for immediate broadcast to radio stations including 612 ABC, 101.5FM in Caboolture and 99.7FM in Redcliffe.

RADF grants now on offer

If you are planning an artistic or cultural project, you still have time to apply for the latest round of RADF grants which close on Monday, 9 March 2009. RADF is a partnership between council and Arts Queensland which supports local arts people undertaking a range of artistic and cultural endeavours. For further information about RADF grants, or to download an application form, visit www.moretonbay. or phone 3205 0555.

Draft SEQ Regional Plan

Residents of South-East Queensland have until 3 April, 2009 to provide feedback to the State Government about the draft SEQ Regional Plan. Residents are encouraged to comment on a range of issues from urban growth to traffic and transportation, the environment, economic development, sustainability and climate change. Once finalised, the SEQ Regional Plan will establish the principles and policies that will guide council as it addresses issues facing our fast-growing region and provide a blueprint for future development activity. For more information about the draft SEQ Regional Plan, or to find out how to make a submission, free call 1800 070 609, email or visit

Citizenship Ceremonies
Each year more than 1000 people in the Moreton Bay region become Australian citizens. The largest citizenship ceremony is held on Australia Day and this year 68 residents took the Oath of Allegiance. Citizenship ceremonies will also be held at the Caboolture Memorial Hall from 7pm on Thursday, 26 February and the Strathpine Community Centre from 7pm on Thursday, 26 March. Initial enquiries regarding Australian citizenship, including application and approval processes, should be directed to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, PO Box 9984, Brisbane QLD 4001 or by calling 131 880. When an application is approved by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, council will arrange the formal citizenship ceremony. Application forms are available from

events calendar
holding a series of workshops to complement their exhibition. Opening event 20 February 2009 at 6pm.

5 February and 22 February at 2pm

Afternoon of High Tea with Cue The Cue Restaurant is putting on a delectable array of savouries, sweets and teas from all nations. Please feel free to come along and enjoy a drink. Cost $17. Bookings required.

21 February 10.30am to 1pm Introduction to pastels workshop with Gail Higgins

Learn how to apply pastel to achieve detailed and realistic traditional artwork suitable for wildlife art. Free artist talk 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Cost $20, 16 years to adult.

Moreton Bay region Bookings 6 to 13 February Older and Bolder Bookings for the program comence in February. See page 7 for details. Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) 150 Rowley Rd, Burpengary Saturday, 14 February from 9.15am to 12.30pm Geckoes Wildlife reptile and amphibian identification workshop The free workshop is aimed at encouraging residents to join the FaunaWatch program as a registered observer and record observations of fauna on their properties and surrounding areas. Attendees will be shown how to distinguish species and gender of frogs and reptiles. Phone 5433 2472 or email amanda.sargeant@ North Lakes Golf Resort Club Cnr Bridgeport and Copeland Drives 20 February 6.45 to 8.30am Business Breakfast A guest speaker from the Brisbane Airport Corporation will present an update on the Brisbane Airport Master Plan. Cost $35 p.p including a hot buffet breakfast. For online bookings visit www. or phone 5433 2052. Cost $50 p.p. Caboolture Memorial Hall King St Caboolture 26 February at 7pm Australian Citizenship Ceremony The March ceremony will be held at Strathpine Community Centre, in Mecklem St, Strathpine on Thursday, 26 March 2009 at 7pm. Phone 3283 0489.

Pine Rivers Art Gallery 199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine.

Phone 3480 6941 for more information and bookings. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

28 February 10.30am to 1pm Techniques in watercolour workshop with Sandra Temple

Watercolours made easy with hints, tips and help from internationally acclaimed artist. Free artist talk 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Cost $20 (16 yrs to adult).

Each Thursday 6.45pm to 8.45pm Life drawing (untutored)

Cost $11.

29 January to 14 February Focus on the Figure 2

Showcases established and emerging artists and creative professionals with a view to exploring their skills and meeting the challenges that the human body presents as a subject for artistic expression. Bookings phone 3480 6941. Visit au/gallery

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum Dayboro Rd, Kurwongbah

Phone 3285 7213.

11 February to 29 March, official opening 14 February Wonder and Weirdness: A collection of collections
Celebrating the art of collecting and highlighting some of the passionate collectors in the area. Entry is free and opening hours are Wednesday to Friday 10am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

7 February Workshop program

Painting masterclass with Dale Marsh. Dale Marshs works could be described as romantic figurative landscapes. He has exhibited and has works in public collections throughout Australia and England.

Redcliffe Cultural Centre

All bookings 3283 0407.

Every Monday night in February at 5:30pm Pizza and Pasta Night - All you can eat!
Choose from an irresistible array of pasta and pizza. Gold Card members $16.50, non members $17.50. Bookings essential.

14 February 2:30 to 3:30pm Meet the artists afternoon tea


18 February to 4 April Wildlife in Art - The World of Nature in Focus

Queensland Wildlife Artist Society Inc (QWASI) is a growing group of artists including members from interstate and overseas who share their love of flora and fauna through their artworks. These talented artists will be

Every Tuesday night in February at 5:30pm Two for One Night

Contact the centre for menu details. Bookings essential.

1 February at 2pm and 5 February at 7.30pm Film: The Women

Stars Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, and Debra Messing Tickets $6. Bookings required.

6 February at 8pm The Ten Sopranos Not to be missed! Musical highlights include The Prayer, Amigos Para Sempre, Nessun Dorma, Oh Danny Boy, New York New York and more. Adults $32, concessions $27, 10+ groups $25 Bookings required. 7 February at 2pm and 7.30pm Brigadoon Come and enjoy this wonderful romantic musical comedy set in the highlands of Scotland. Features the Nazlife Concert Orchestra, Noos District Pipe Band, Gordon School of Highland Dancers and large cast on stage. Adults $28, concession $25, under 25s $16. Bookings required. 13 February at 8pm The Interactive Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience this legendary cult film on black Friday with a live interactive performance by the cast of Life Academy of Film and Theatrical Arts. Tickets $10, dinner and show $18. 14 February at 7:30pm Fabulous Romantic Favourites Sway and swoon to the beautiful lyrics and acrobatic voices of Liza Beamish and Lachlan Baker as they perform romantic favourites from stage and screen, musicals, classical and modern hit songs from around the world. Adults $25, concession $22, groups 10+ $20. 15 February at 2pm and 20 February at 7:30pm Film: Man on Wire Documentary about the French high-wire walker, Philippe Petit, and his death-defying stroll between the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in 1974. Tickets $6. 19 February at 11am Operatif! presents Be My Love By popular demand, singing

sensation tenor Benjamin Fifita Makisi and the rest of the talented Operatif! will return with a new program that will feature many greats from the stage, including In the Depths of the Temple from the Pearl Fishers, O Mio Babbino Caro, Be My Love, Because Youre Mine. Adults $22, concession $19, groups 10+ $18. 20 February at 6pm On Tap Tapas Choose from a mouth watering menu to tempt taste buds. Bookings essential.

Suitable for children 8-12 years. Contact the library for further information. Phone 3408 1388.

next holiday. Get information on great campsites and free facilities. Bookings required.

Kallangur Library
Phone 3204 4944. Every Thursday 6pm to 8pm

Burpengary Library
Phone 3888 5366. 6 February, 10am to 12noon

Yu-gi-oh Club
Come along and join in the fun with Yu-Gi-Oh trading card games. Kids collect their favourite cards then combine them into a custom deck to duel against their buddies. Supper provided. Bookings recommended.

Matthews. Bookings required.

Valentine Card Making Workshop with Tanya

February is Library Lovers Month!

Everyone who borrows from their local library during February goes in the draw to win a $100 book voucher or magazine subscription. See your local library for details.

11 February, 10.30am to 11.30am

Renew, Reserve, Receive and Research

All you need to know about using the library catalogue. Bookings recommended. 16 February, 10.30am to 11.30am

Narangba Library
Phone 3385 5555. 15 February, 2pm to 4pm

21 February at 7.30pm The Wild One - Suzi Quatro Tribute

Are you ready to rock? Australias foremost tribute to the Queen of Rock, Suzi Quatro by Brandi and the Badcats features Rock Hard, Devil Gate Drive, Stumblin In, Daytona Demon and Can the Can to name just a few. Adults $18 and concession $16.

Embroidery Cards Workshop

Learn how to create embroidery with beads to make a unique card of your design Cost $10 to cover materials. Bookings required.

Come on a blind date with a great read!

Love to find a great new author? Love to try something different? Then call in to your library and go on a blind date with a book it might be love at first sight, or maybe by chapter two. Blind Date book displays and reading suggestions are at all branches. Ask at your library for details.

Library Lovers Community Chinwag Morning Tea.

With the Friends of the Library Bookings required.

Caboolture Library
Phone 5433 2000. 5 February, 10.30am to 11am NEW - A special session for 0 2 year olds. This is a free event. 6 February, 11am

Redcliffe Library
Phone 3283 0249. 4 to 28 February

Little Rascals Storytime

27 February at 7:30pm Film: Barcelona

Directed by Woody Allen and starring Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and Patricia Clarkson Gold Card $32, Non Members $36. Bookings essential.

Woody Point Jetty photographic exhibition

The Jetty past and present. Exhibition launch Wednesday 6pm, Redcliffe Library foyer. History of the Woody Point Jetty book will be on sale in the Library. 25 February, 10am to 11am

Mash It Up Short Film Festival 2009

If you are between 12 and 24 years, book now at your nearest library for workshops in cinematography, film editing, acting, scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, makeup, and animation. Contact your local library for details.

Indonesian Sensational Food

Discover recipes for traditional Indonesian meals and desserts. Bookings required. 19 February, 10.30am

Genealogy for Beginners

A How to session for those people wanting to research their family history. Learn how to get started and where to find the appropriate resources. Bookings essential.

Cues Caf Bar

Open Thursday and Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm for lunch, coffee and sweets. Bookings essential.

Martin Kari Book Launch

Come and hear about the latest offering from this well known local author. Bookings required. 19 February, 3.30pm to 4.30pm NEW - Bookings recommended. 26 February, 3.30pm to 4.30pm NEW - Bookings required.

Redcliffe Museum
Phone 3883 1898.

Arana Hills Library

Phone 3351 3401 Every second Thursday 4pm to 5pm

To 22 February 2009 Kids Time: A century of learning through play

Incorporating smell, sound and dress up clothing, Kids Time encourages three to eight year olds to immerse themselves in play from times gone by, learning more about the world of their own parents and grandparents when they were children. Free entry. Phone 3883 1898.

Woodford Library
Phone 5496 1136. 23 February, 10.30am start

Anime / Manga Club

Come and meet to chat, laugh, play and learn. Join this exciting new group for teens. Bookings recommended.

YAAH! Young Adults Arana Hills

Booktalk with James Lergessner

Hear this local author talk about his recent book, Death Pudding: the Kilcoy massacre. Bookings required.

Young Adult Bookclub

Deception Bay Library

Phone 3203 1094.

Bribie Island Library

14 February, 10am to 11am

5 February, 10am to 12noon

24 February to 31 May Going to the Gums ... The Lazaret on Peel Island
Exhibition telling the story of those incarcerated on Peel Island in Moreton Bay because they suffered from leprosy. Free entry.

Numerology Presentation
with Michele Denton. Bookings required.

Valentine Card Making Workshop

Cost $5 to cover materials used. Bookings required.
28 February, 10am to 11am

18 February, 3.30 to 4.30pm

Kids Book Club and After School Club

Review books, learn more about the library, do craft activities and HAVE FUN.

Caravanning Hints and Tips Workshop Join James Hamilton for a great session with heaps of tips, tricks and ideas for your

Moreton Bay Libraries offer a host of other activities from storytime to internet lessons. For further information contact your local library or visit www.

The events listed are proudly supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Regional road upgrades

Moreton Bay Regional Council has a number of major road upgrades planned for 2009. In fact, during this 2008/09 financial year, council has set aside more than $125 million to invest in key infrastructure projects. Major road upgrades are just one example of how council is helping to deliver the infrastructure required for our fast-growing region. a $1.4 million upgrade between Sample Lane and Flowers Road. Albany Creek to upgrade stormwater drainage to Leitch Park.

Works at Woorim
A new traffic roundabout will be part of the final stage of the Woorim beautification project on Bribie Island. The roundabout, at the intersection of First Avenue and Arcadia Avenue, will improve safety and contribute to the aesthetics of the overall project. Works are expected to be completed by March and substantial streetscaping will follow, including street lighting and footpath upgrades. Other major works occurring in our region include renovations to the Dohles Rocks foreshore and the completion of the Woody Point foreshore redevelopment project.

Peel Road, Ningi and Bells Lane, Bellmere

$1.4 million will be spent upgrading Peel Road at Ningi and $1.3 million to improve Bells Lane at Bellmere.

Duffield and Elizabeth Roads, Clontarf

A new roundabout will be installed between Duffield Road and Elizabeth Road, Clontarf to improve traffic safety in the area.

Old North and Samsonvale Roads, Warner

A $13 million upgrade to the intersection at Old North Road and Samsonvale Road, Warner is well under way with works expected to be complete by June.

Brays Road, Lawnton

A complete $860,000 reconstruction of Brays Road, Lawnton will begin in April. Council thanks residents for their patience both now and in the future, as it continues to roll-out major road improvement projects across the region.

Old Gympie Road Narangba

$2 million upgrade to Old Gympie Road between Boundary Road and Frawley Avenue, Narangba.

Pumicestone Road Caboolture

Pumicestone Road, Caboolture will receive

Maud Street, Albany Creek

Works are currently on track in Maud Street,

Micro-dots boost crime prevention

Residents are being encouraged to help prevent crime by microdotting valuables including bicycles, iPods and mobile phones. Micro-dots which are currently being trialled by the Queensland Police at locations across the state are non-visible, non-damaging and act as an identification tool for police returning lost or stolen property. Micro-dot kits cost $60 and are currently available at Pine Rivers and Arana Hills PCYCs. For more information or for further crime prevention advice phone 3283 0262.

Wastewater improvements
A major upgrade of the Burpengary East Sewage Treatment Plant will begin early this year and be completed by mid 2011. The upgrade will cater for the booming population of the area while also improving the quality of the water which flows into the Caboolture River and Moreton Bay. Council recently accepted a $31 million contract for the main upgrading work which will form part of the overall $46.2 million project. Council will also upgrade the community of Donnybrook from septic systems to sewerage. A sewerage pump station will be constructed at Donnybrook to enable sewage to be treated at the Bribie Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project also has the potential to be expanded in the future to sewer the communities of Toorbul and Meldale, which are located between Donnybrook and Ningi.

Wildlife workshop to recognise reptiles

Moreton Bay Regional Council and FaunaWatch will host a reptile and amphibian identification workshop on Saturday, 14 February. Running from 9.15am to 12.30pm at the Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (150 Rowley Road, Burpengary), the hands-on workshop will show you how to identify local frogs and reptiles. The session is designed to encourage residents to join the FaunaWatch program, which helps record the location of native fauna to assist development planning and policy making. For more information or to RSVP (by 10 February) phone 5433 3000 or email amanda.sargeant@

Break into film making

Moreton Bay Regional Council is providing an outlet for young people interested in film making. Mash It Up workshops will be held in local libraries for young people between 12 and 24 who are interested in making films, acting, scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, makeup or animation. The workshops will be held from February through to May, with a film camp in April. Prizes for the best films will be awarded at the Mash It Up Short Film Festival in the June/July school holidays. Workshop and film camp spaces are limited and bookings are essential so interested young people should register quickly. Contact your nearest library or go to www. filmfest to register.

More activities for Older and Bolder

Thats the message from Moreton Bay Regional Council which has extended the Older and Bolder program for over 50s right across the region. Older and Bolder provides a wide range of low cost and subsidised activities designed to promote an active and healthy lifestyle to mature-aged residents. Some of the newer activities on offer for March include jet skiing, an introduction to four-

Get bolder as you get older.

wheel driving and a south passage sea voyage from Bribie Island. Other activities in March include an Abbey Museum tour, tai chi, pistol shooting, visit to the Wheel of Brisbane and river cruise, and a cycle by the sea. Cross Country Tours will also operate day trips to places of interest within South-East Queensland. Residents can lodge a booking request for the Older and Bolder program from 6 to 13 February. Initial applications will be selected via a random lotto system. Further bookings can be made from 16 February if places remain. Program booklets are available in council libraries and customer service centres or via www.


Cycling for recreation

Moreton Bay regions cycling tracks have something to offer all cyclists, whether amateur or experienced. The region is home to comprehensive cycling networks taking in cultural, coastal, parkland and off-road areas. Throughout the Pine Rivers district, cyclists can explore a variety of waterways including the North Pine River, Petries Mungarra Reserve, Strathpines Four Mile Creek and Cabbage Tree Creek in Arana Hills and Everton Hills. With breathtaking views, colonial heritage and first class coastal facilities on offer, what better way to explore Redcliffe than by bicycle. Spanning more than 40km, Redcliffes cycle routes provide an easy way to access the many beaches, parks, waterfront cafes, restaurants and shops on the peninsula. Caboolture district boasts a range of flat and easy cycling options including a beachfront connection from Banksia Beach to Woorim Beach on Bribie Island and a waterfront trek along Pumicestone Passage. Cabooltures Centenary Lakes is also a family favourite featuring pathways that wind through a variety of arboretum and parkland areas. For more information about the Moreton Bay regions extensive bikeways phone 3205 0555 or visit our website

Clean Up Australia Day

Slap on a hat, long-sleeved shirt, some sun block and some sensible shoes and head outdoors to make a difference to your environment this Clean Up Australia Day, on Sunday, 1 March. There will be registered clean up sites throughout Moreton Bay region which are part of the national campaign to collect and remove rubbish to improve our environment. The clean up is open to everyone, and if youd like to be part of an official clean up youll be able to find a list of registered sites through councils website at www.moretonbay. and the Clean Up Australia Day website at The Clean Up Australia Day website is also where you can register to coordinate your own clean up at a location if it isnt already listed. Last year, there were 69 sites registered in Moreton Bay region and more than 1,100 volunteers collected 225.3 cubic metres of rubbish - the equivalent of about a quarter of an Olympic sized swimming pool. Among the rubbish collected 6.1 cubic metres was material that could be recycled. This year council is helping local site coordinators with their arrangements and providing them with clean up

bags, basic first aid kits, gloves, road safety signs and vests where needed, and certificates of appreciation for those who take part. For further information call council on 3205 0555.

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