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2 PROPOSAL TO UPGRADE EXISTING MOBILE PHONE BASE STATION AT COOMERA WITH 4G/5G TECHNOLOGY Telstra plans to upgrade an existing telecommunications facility at Road Verge, Adjacent to 169 Colman Road Coomera QLD 4209 (RFNSA No. 4209005). 1. The upgrade consists of  Installation of the new mounts  Replacement of four (4) Tower Mounted Amplifiers with eight (8) TMAs.  Replacement of two (2) existing panel antennas with two (2) new panel antennas (each is no more than 2.8m).  Ancillary works including ancillaries such as TMAs, RRUs, feeders, cable trays, fibre, electrical cabling, and etc.  Internal work in the existing equipment shelter. 2. Telstra regards the proposed works as Low-impact Facilities under the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 2018 (“the Determination”) based on the description above. 3. In accordance with Section 7 of C564:2020 Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Code, we invite you to provide feedback about the proposal. Further information and/or comments should be directed to: Wannan Bao, 0459 449 531, Telstra.submissions@ugllimited.com / Level 6, 12 Help Street, Chatswood NSW 2067 by 5pm, Friday 28 June 2024. 4. Further information can also be obtained from https://www.rfnsa.com.au/4209005 PROPOSAL TO UPGRADE EXISTING MOBILE PHONE BASE STATION AT COOMERA WITH 4G/5G TECHNOLOGY Telstra plans to upgrade an existing telecommunications facility at Road Verge, Adjacent to 169 Colman Road Coomera QLD 4209 (RFNSA No. 4209005). 1. The upgrade consists of • Installation of the new mounts • Replacement of four (4) Tower Mounted Amplifiers with eight (8) TMAs. • Replacement of two (2) existing panel antennas with two (2) new panel antennas (each is no more than 2.8m). • Ancillary works including ancillaries such as TMAs, RRUs, feeders, cable trays, fibre, electrical cabling, and etc. • Internal work in the existing equipment shelter. 2. Telstra regards the proposed works as Low-impact Facilities under the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 2018 (“the Determination”) based on the description above. 3. In accordance with Section 7 of C564:2020 Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Code, we invite you to provide feedback about the proposal. Further information and/or comments should be directed to: Wannan Bao, 0459 449 531, Telstra.submissions@ugllimited. com / Level 6, 12 Help Street, Chatswood NSW 2067 by 5pm, Friday 28 June 2024. 4. Further information can also be obtained from https://www.rfnsa.com.au/4209005 Gold Coast Lapidary Club Annual Show Gems Craft & Jewellery Show Saturday 29th June 2024 Want to discover some hidden gems? Well you’re in luck. Gold Coast Lapidary Club is holding its Annual Gem and Craft Show! The annual show provides the club with an opportunity to explain to visitors and budding rock hounds what lapidary is about, as well as being a marketplace for unique items. Things to see • Traders showcasing the latest in lapidary equipment, jewellery findings and finished jewellery • Tailgaters with slabs of rough material and specimens • Stalls selling locally made jewellery and gemstones • ‘How To’ workshop demonstrations • Competitions for open and novice classes • Working demonstrations of gem cutting, silver and gold jewellery making • Displays of members’ work • A large variety of food and drinks available from the kitchen and barbecue • Two free raffle tickets will be given with each paying entry. Thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes to be won. The Gold Coast Lapidary Club has been operating since 1965, with members ranging in age from 12 to 80. It can be a very rewarding hobby in more ways than one, as being able to create from something that you have found is something special. Entry is $5, kids under 12 Free. Gold Coast Lapidary Club, 80 Pacific Avenue, Miami A brand-new musical about the rock ‘n’ roll superstar Get your blue suede shoes ready! The brand new Elvis musical authorised by Elvis Presley Enterprises is coming to the Gold Coast! Celebrating the life and music of award-winning, cultural icon and rock ‘n’ roll superstar, Elvis Presley, this bio-musical explores pivotal moments in Elvis' life. From his childhood in Mississippi to his triumphant 68 Comeback Special, and ascent to become ‘The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’. You’ll be singing along to all your favourite hits including Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, That’s All Right, All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds, Heartbreak Hotel, Burning Love, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Don’t Be Cruel, Are You Lonesome, Return To Sender, See See Rider, A Little Less Conversation and more. With an all-star Australian cast, dazzling choreography, and hit after hit, you simply can’t help falling in love. Don’t miss your only chance to see this musical spectacular in Queensland - it’s not going to Brisbane! Get all shook up and grab your tickets now! Tickets from $69. www.hota.com.au 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 15 June - 7 July 2024

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Enter To Win THE FINAL ACT OF JULIETTE WILLOUGHBY by Ellery Lloyd Some women can’t be erased from history… A story about love and madness, of obsession and revenge. Paris, 1938: a mysterious studio fire kills runaway heiress artist Juliette Willoughby and destroys her surrealist masterpiece Self Portrait as Sphinx. Cambridge, 1991: two art history students make a discovery that threatens to expose the Willoughby family and will change the course of their lives forever. Dubai, present day: an art dealer is accused of murdering his oldest friend just as the Willoughby secrets are about to be uncovered. Three suspicious deaths over the course of a century. Is the key to unlocking them all hidden in Juliette Willoughby’s lost masterpiece? ISBN: 9781529031447 | Format: Trade Paperback | Pub Date: 14/05/2024 Imprint: Macmillan | Price: $34.99 RESURRECTION By Danielle Steel Resurrection is a powerful story of family, survival and hope, from billion-copy bestselling author Danielle Steel. 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They must find ways to cope in the toughest of circumstances, letting go of old dreams and working towards new, unexpected futures. In times of terrible crisis, hope and resilience are what carry us through. ISBN: 9781529085839 | Format: Trade Paperback Pub Date: 25/06/2024 | Imprint: Macmillan | Price: $32.99 Immediate call for Blood and Plasma Donors as Lifeblood reserves dip to critical levels Australian Red Cross Lifeblood has issued an immediate call for donors as their reserves of most blood types drop to critical levels. Without a significant boost in people donating, Lifeblood says its supplies will soon be at their lowest level this year. The current demand for blood and plasma is extremely high and the current level of donations is struggling to keep up with this high demand. Whilst some stock is also held in hospitals, Lifeblood says it needs over 1,000 Queenslanders to donate in the coming week to meet the needs of patients. Blood and plasma are required to treat a number of lifethreatening conditions and their use continues to grow each year. This is driving the very high demand for both blood and plasma and there are no signs of this changing. Lifeblood Executive Director of Donor Experience, Cath Stone has urged both new donors and those who haven’t donated for some time to donate now. “Right now, we need both blood and plasma donors; we have empty chairs across our network every single day,” she said. “Almost 4,000 bags of blood are needed by hospitals every day across Australia to help patients in times of trauma, major surgery, cancer treatment, pregnancy and for a range of other medical conditions,” Ms Stone said. 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Ms Stone also encouraged people not to rule themselves out, as many potential donors incorrectly believe they are ineligible. “If you’re unsure, you can jump on the Lifeblood website and take the eligibility quiz. And if you don’t know your blood type, please make an appointment, as people of all blood types are needed right now,” she said. To book an appointment call 13 14 95, book online at lifeblood.com.au

5 BIG CITY LIGHTS* is a free festival celebrating urban and digital design, digital culture, music, and light taking place in the heart of Southport CBD. Following an extremely successful pilot program in 2022, BIG CITY LIGHTS* is back in 2024 and will run over three weekends, 21 June – 7 July 2024 (Friday to Sunday, from 5pm to 10pm) with over 30 works across 30 locations. Building facades and laneways in the city’s CBD will be transformed into hypnotic and technicolour displays by leading local and national artists working in installation, video projection and digital design, complimented with live performances. The cutting-edge self-guided program will feature immersive audio-visual experiences, large-scale 21 June - 7 July 2024 digital works, 3D-mapping and unexpected projection sites that will transform the Gold Coast’s everyday urban spaces into bright, colourful outdoor galleries. BIG CITY LIGHTS* will also feature live music and performances, adding to the appeal of the free, family-friendly festival. Come once and come again and help make our BIG CITY LIGHTS* festival something special! For further information on the 2024 festival including updates and programming, visit the BIG CITY LIGHTS* website. BIG CITY LIGHTS* is proudly produced by Experience Gold Coast. ULTIMATE ITALY from $13,950pp leisa@preferredcruises.com.au Mob: 0430 843 437 BOOK NOW 2024 TOURS STILL AVAILABLE **Enjoy a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Italy’s Most Stunning Locations on a 12-Day Guided Tour** **12 Days - 12 Cities - 2 Countries - 19 Meals** Experience the ultimate Italian adventure on this 12-day guided tour. Sail to the sun-drenched island of Capri for a tour of the iconic Faraglioni Rocks. Enjoy lunch at the Michelin-starred Le Monzù, savoring seasonal dishes with views of the Gulf of Naples. In Florence, choose between visiting Michelangelo’s David with an art historian or exploring local treats with a food expert. In Venice, tour the Doge’s Palace after hours with a local guide. This dynamic tour involves walking 4+ miles on some days and may include steep hills.

6 Are you sitting on your free test kit? If you have an unused bowel screening home test kit sitting around at home, you are not alone. In fact, fewer than 4 in 10 people who receive the free test in the mail from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program are doing it and sending it on for testing. Why is it important to do the test? Bowel Cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia - around 400 Gold Coast residents are diagnosed each year. It is also one of the most treatable cancers if it is found early. Bowel cancers found through screening are usually less advanced and are more treatable than cancers found at a later stage, often after symptoms appear. How does the test work? The bowel screening test looks for tiny, trace amounts of blood in a person’s poo, which may be a sign of changes in the bowel. If blood is found in either of the test samples, the next step is usually a diagnostic test, such as a colonoscopy, to check the bowel for any abnormalities. Most people who have blood detected in their samples will not have bowel cancer, but many will have small growths in their bowel called polyps. If polyps are found during a colonoscopy they are usually removed, which prevents them from potentially turning into a cancer at a later stage. Are the tests suitable for everyone? Bowel screening tests are intended for healthy people who have no obvious symptoms (such as bleeding from the bowel, persistent changes in toilet habits, unexplained tiredness or weight loss and abdominal pain). Anyone with bowel symptoms should discuss them with their doctor as soon as possible and not wait for a screening test. How do I get a bowel screening test? The home test kits are automatically mailed to eligible people aged 50-74. They are sent to the postal address registered with Medicare or DVA, so it’s important to keep this address up to date. The tests do have a shelf life, and an expiry date can be found on the back of the kit. If a test has expired, was thrown away, is damaged or never arrived, a free replacement test can be requested online or by phoning 1800 627 701. For more information about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, visit health.gov.au/nbcsp Bowel cancer screening does the heavy lifting for Tony For most people, the weekends fly by too fast. But for 60-year-old Currumbin former crane operator Tony McCormack and wife Tanya, one February weekend last year could not have dragged any slower. Tony had just been diagnosed with bowel cancer, after completing a free bowel screening test that was sent to him in the mail. “I had a gut feeling for a little while that something wasn’t right with Tony, but I couldn’t put my finger on it,” Tanya said. “For years I tried to get him to do the bowel cancer screening test that gets mailed to everyone over 50, and he just wouldn’t. But when a kit arrived on his 58th birthday I said ‘Right, Happy Birthday. You’re doing it’,” she said. This not-so-subtle shove from his bride of 20 years could well have saved Tony’s life. “After the test detected blood in my faeces, I went to my GP who referred me to a colorectal surgeon who performed a colonoscopy at Tugun’s John Flynn Hospital,” Tony said. “It revealed bowel cancer at the base of the colon. And as it always seems to be with these things, the diagnosis was delivered on a Friday afternoon and we had to wait until Monday to learn what was next, so there wasn’t much small talk at home that weekend. We were numb and just trying to absorb it all,” he said. Thankfully for the couple, things were about to start moving quickly in the right direction. “Nine months of intensive chemotherapy and radiation started in March last year, pretty well straight after the colonoscopy,” Tony said. “Every fortnight on a Monday the chemo went all day, which gave me plenty of time to think about what would have happened if I had skipped the bowel screening again. The early detection gave the doctors the chance to stop it in its tracks without surgery and today I’m clinically clear and improving all the time,” he said. Tony has also discovered a few things about himself that seem at odds with his knockabout persona. “I’ve discovered my own mortality and I have empathy these days, something I never really had before. I always thought if blokes said they were sick, they were bunging it on, and I didn’t empathise at all with them; it’s just the way I was brought up. The whole experience has brought about a massive change of mindset and recognition of the importance of a support network around me. The chemotherapy and radiation did its job, but it has been the support of Tanya and my two teenage boys, my friends down at my old gym and my former workmates; that has really helped me enormously,” he said. Tony has a simple message for anyone who is sent a bowel test in the mail. “My advice is do the test and if you don’t do it for yourself, do it for your family; it literally takes five minutes and it’s free, so why wouldn’t you? “And if you get the same sort of letter back that I did, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world, because it wasn’t for me,” he said. According to the Cancer Council, bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia and the second highest cause of cancer death. Each year around 400 Gold Coast residents are diagnosed with the disease. If found early, almost all bowel cancers can be successfully treated, yet current national screening participation rates are sitting at about 40 per cent. People wanting further information on the Australian Government National Bowel Screening Program can visit www.health.gov.au/nbcsp


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9 Celebrating 20 years: The Doyles Art Award and Exhibition Celebrating its landmark 20th annual event, The Doyles Art Award and Exhibition is back for 2024, offering people the perfect opportunity to own original art. Running from 27 June to 7 July and featuring over 400 artworks on display with a prize pool of $30,000 across several categories, The Doyles is considered a significant award in the art calendar and event in the community. Event Director Sam Sinner says the annual exhibition has become an iconic event on Australia’s art and culture calendar, providing art enthusiasts and the local community to discover original art from new and established artists. “The Doyles creates a remarkable and limited occasion for people to directly connect with talented artists and acquire original artworks that are truly captivating,” says Ms Sinner. “Visiting the exhibition is not only a chance to appreciate the incredible creativity on display, but also a unique opportunity to support artists and bring home a piece of art that holds personal meaning and beauty.” Named after famous Australian artist d’Arcy William Doyle, the prestigious award is the Gold Coast’s longest running painting prize and carries a prize pool of $30,000 across its three competition categories – Landscape, Figurative and Still Life. With the exhibition running from 27 June to 7 July, Ms Sinner says over 400 artworks are expected to be on display come opening night. “The Doyles Art Award offers a unique opportunity for artists residing in Australia to showcase their work, gain recognition for their talent and engage with a broader audience,” says Ms Sinner. “The organising team behind the event has established an outstanding reputation for promoting new and emerging artists and last year we delivered over $70,000 back into the arts community through prizes and sales. “Winners have found it to be a valuable stepping stone in their careers, with several artists being represented in galleries as a result of their exposure through The Doyles. “We also offer the opportunity for collectors of fine art to purchase artworks from local and national artists across the duration of the exhibition.” Originally established in 2004 by dedicated volunteers, The Doyles Art Award is held in Firth Park Community Centre, Somerset Drive in Mudgeeraba and runs from 27 June to 7 July 2024. The judging panel will include HOTA Director of Gallery and Visual Arts Susi Muddiman OAM, Director of SWELL Sculpture Festival Natasha Edwards and professional artist Hobie Porter. The Doyles Art Award has attracted a number of high-caliber sponsors which have been instrumental in the increase in prize money including Bond University, Attwood Marshall Lawyers, SkyRidge Living, Left Bank Art Group, Wings Real Estate, A Gentle Touch Funerals and The Hive Art Gallery. For further details, visit https://thedoylesaward.com.au Book now 5539 4255 or online www.spotlighttheatre.com.au 185 - 187 Ashmore Road, Benowa Tickets available 5532 2096 www.gclt.com.au 21A Scarborough St, Southport The tribal rock musical The tribal rock musical follows a young group of hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the drafts, getting high, living and loving in New York City. In the world around them, the Vietnam War is raging, and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. Claude and his tribe of friends struggle to balance the demands of the harsh and violent world with their dream of a more beautiful and peaceful world. 29 Jun – 20 Jul, 2024

10 Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 17 June for next issue AWLQLD.COM.AU @AWLQLD Your support saves their lives. From shelter to home, we can’t do it alone. Please donate to AWLQ by June 30. Every gift over $2 is tax deductible. PET OF THE WEEK FOR MORE VISIT AWLQLD.COM.AU OR CALL 5509 9000 Creating a brighter future Animal Welfare League Qld Est. 1959 Xander Animal ID: 126302 | German Shepherd Age: 5years 4 months | Male | Black & Tan Looking for a loyal companion to join your family? Look no further than Xander! Xander is the epitome of a nice boy. With his soulful eyes and wagging tail, he’ll capture your heart from the moment you meet him. He’s a true gentleman who prefers the company of calm dog friends so if you do have another chillaxed dog at home, bring them along with you when you come to meet Xander. This clever canine is toilet trained and responds eagerly to training sessions. Whether it’s mastering new tricks or perfecting his manners, Xander is always ready to impress with his intelligence and willingness to learn! So, if you’re ready to welcome a furry friend who’s as loyal as they come, consider opening your heart and home to Xander today! Batman Animal ID: 128602 | Domestic Medium Hair Age: 8 years, 3 months | Male | Brown Tabby Hey there, I’m Batman. Don’t let the name fool you, I’m not your typical superhero. I’m a feline with brains and charm. I’ve got a knack for figuring out puzzles and I’m always up for a good play session. I’m quite friendly with humans, but I prefer to be the only cat in the castle. I’m a strong, independent guy who likes to do things my own way. I might not have a Batmobile or a Batcave, but what I do have is a lot of love to give. If you’re looking for a loyal, intelligent companion who’ll always keep you on your toes, I’m your guy. So, why should you adopt me? Well, because every home needs a Batman, right? PET OF THE MONTH SIP N SUP CLUB – GOLD COAST Meets every three weeks at a great restaurant around the Gold Coast. All men welcome for beer, wine and food. We critique restaurants, have guest speakers but most of all we have a lot of fun. Generally Thursday afternoons, however, some evening events, 16 meetings per year. Facebook and search for @sipnsupgc and/or phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or e: michel_44@bigpond.com GOLD COAST NORTH ANGLICAN CHURCH is hosting an education event to be held on the 29/6/2024 at 9.45am to start at 10am. Guest speakers will talk about osteoporosis, menopause, continence and memory. Attendees will learn about the conditions, what is normal or not, how to access help/seek further advice and go home with additional written information. Light refreshments will be served after the event. For enquiries and to allow for catering and event planning please email: admin@goldcoastnorth.org.au Event venue: St Matthew’s Anglican Church, 142 Billinghurst Cres, Upper Coomera. MEN’S COFFEE & BS GOLD COAST. Guys need an outlet to get together ‘shoot the breeze’, talk a bit of BS, and make new mates. Whether you’re 40 or 80 this group is for you. It’s a small friendly informal group that catches up weekly to give men an opportunity to get out of the house. This is NOT a business networking or church group. It’s about social engagement. Wednesday catch up - Serengeti Cafe, Cnr Grice & Bruce Av Paradise Point. @ 9:30 am. Friday catch up - Boutique Cafe @ 9:30am. Salacia Waters cafe precinct Paradise Point. Call Anthony 0413 806 179. LINE DANCE WITH LEAH - Mondays: Lakeside Community Centre, 25 Rose Valley Dr, Upper Coomera. 8.40am-9.20am Absolute Beginner-Beginner. 9.30am11.00am High Beginner-Low Intermediate. Tuesdays: Studio Village Community Centre, 87 Village Way, Oxenford. 4.25pm-5.25pm Absolute Beginner-Beginner. 5.30pm-7.30pm Improver-Intermediate. Fridays: Canungra School Of Arts Hall, 3 Pine St, Canungra. 9.30am-11.30am High Beginner-Low Intermediate. Enquiries Leah Cook 0403 460 365. UPPER COOMERA LIONS CLUB is a friendly mix of members and invite others to come and join us. We meet at The Wattle Hotel on Brygon Creek Road, Upper Coomera the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Visitors are most welcome to come and join us for a Dinner Meeting with no obligation. Contact: 0416 939 804. | uppercoomera.qld@lions.org.au ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – A ladies meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous is held every Thursday at 5pm - 6pm at the Ormeau Community Centre, 3 Curthbert Drive Ormeau, Meeting Room 6. The Ormeau Women’s Living Sober Meeting is a safe place for women to learn about the disease of alcoholism and a solution to aid them in living a happy, joyous, free sober life. Doors open from 4:30pm. OXENFORD COOMERA VIEW CLUB - Raising Funds for The Smith Family Learning for Life Students. Meetings held on the 3rd Friday of the month at the Oxenford Tavern with Lunch and interesting speakers. Social Events are held on the 1st Friday of the month. Call Susan on 0448120091. PIMPAMA MEN’S SHED - 15 Clark Way, Pimpama, behind the School of Arts opposite Pimpama State School open from 8am to 12 noon Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The shed is equipped with excellent woodworking and metalworking equipment. Members can work on personal tasks, help with community projects, or just sit and have a cuppa and a chat. Social, health and welfare programs, specialty visits, and presentations are also offered. Contact Secretary sec.pms@outlook.com.au. HINTERLAND MODEL FLYING CLUB (HMFC) – Ever wondered what it’s like to fly a model plane or helicopter? Come and join us and learn new skills of building, repairing and flying! Club open every day at William Guise Foxwell Park, Shipper Dr, Coomera; best days to meet members is on Saturday or Tuesday morning. If you’re a newcomer to the sport members can offer advice and our instructors can help from start until you get your first licence. Being with a club allows you to use a purpose built facility, take excellent training and be part of a team. HMFC is associated with the MAAA and so you’re covered by insurance when flying at the field. More info: www.hmfc.com.au or contact the Secretary on hmfchonsec@gmail.com. (Front gate end of Shipper Dr, Coomera, opp. Coomera Houseboats site). QCWA - COOMERA BRANCH - The Queensland Country Women’s Association (qcwa.org.au) is for women of all ages, from all walks of life and with different life experiences. We enjoy getting together monthly on the 2nd Wednesday for friendship, sharing and developing skills in healthy cookery, knitting & crochet, public speaking, photography, floral art as well as fundraising for local community, state and international causes. Check us out on Facebook (qcwa Coomera), come to our Craft day on the 3rd Wednesday monthly, or call 0456625776. Children Welcome. JP SERVICES AVAILABLE at Coomera Police Centre, 11 DeBarnett St. Monday-Friday 8-11.30am, every Monday & Wednesday & Friday 1-4pm. No appointments required. THE OXENFORD BOSOM BUDDIES BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets the first Thursday of every month at 10am at the Oxenford/Coomera Community and Youth Centre, 25 Leo Graham Way Road, Oxenford. A group for breast cancer people, their family, friends and supporters, everyone welcome. A morning tea is supplied by the Oxenford Bakers Delight. Lee 0439 754 180.

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