P: (07) 5527 0314 M: 0411 134 507 | Established since 1989 info@localnewsletters.com | read online: www.localnewsletters.com Div 4 - City of Gold Coast Covering Paradise Point, Coombabah, Runaway Bay, Biggera Waters, Hollywell and surrounding suburbs Your Local Newsletteer MAY/JUNE 2022 Manufactured in QLD 2-3 Week Delivery Our Infinity Plantation Shutters are Stunning! Take advantage of our SUPER SAVINGS by mentioning this ad www.kbsecurity.com.au GOLD COAST: 5529 7688 BRISBANE: 3200 9152 CITY NEWS UPDATE Page 6 Win... Gift Card! Book Giveaway! Open 4am- 11pm 365 Days www.bwlaundromat.com.au 1300 528 628 METRO MARKET 33 Hollywell Rd, BIGGERA WATERS see editorial P2 FREE Parking Outside Entry Air-conditioned 8 Washers 9kg to 23kg Hot Water Wash 8 X Large Dryers Pay by Coins-Cards-Phones Large Doonas No Problem CCTV For Your Safety Soap and Softener Available BIGGERA WATERS 2 Jersey Road, Tamborine. JUST Listed By Joe Farr! Beautifully renovated three bedroom home in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Set on over 6 acres of level, useable land with a huge garage, granny flat, stables, and your own creek. Pool, big entertaining deck & more. Be the first to see. Call Joe Farr 0422 400 680 More photos at www.platinumre.com.au CALL JOE FARR 0422 400 680 see more properties at www.platinumre.com.au 2 Deal Cove, Arundel SOLD For $1,230,000 Lovely renovated family home near A.B. Paterson. Deal Done by Joe Farr & Michael Conrick. $220,000 price lift in one year! More homes urgently needed. Call Joe Farr 0422 400 680 3129 Riverleigh Drive, Hope Island. P.O.A Luxury riverfront home in the gated Hope island Resort. Spacious luxury living with pool. Call Joe Farr 0422 400 680

2 BIGGERA WATERS Biggera Waters Laundromat is now open 4am till 11pm at the Metro Market Our new floor is completed and looks fantastic, six new machines have been installed and are ready to wash and dry your laundry today. The new commercial washing machines take only 24 minutes, saving you time and money. Washers range from 9kg right up to 23kg, ideal for large bedspreads and your biggest doona. A whole week’s washing can be washed and dried in less than one hour. A super-convenient laundromat, you can shop at Drakes or enjoy lunch and coffee at the Metro Market. Air conditioned for your comfort it even has free WiFi for your convenience. Parking is free and easy right outside with over 300 car parks available on site. Open 365 days of the year, come on down, we are open! Thank you for your wonderful comments about our new look laundromat and we appreciate your patience while we undertake more improvements. See advert front cover Hot washes are included FREE! The hidden advantage to selling your home in winter Real estate folklore says the property market cools as the temperature drops. But is winter really a bad time to sell? Joe Farr from Platinum Properties says “The simple answer is no”. Typically in winter, there are not many homes for sale. Just look around your neighbourhood. You won’t see too many sign boards up. Many home sellers think that spring is the best time to sell so they delay putting their home on the market until September. “We still find plenty of buyers in the market in winter, but there's very little for them to choose from. This year, there’s just not enough homes to go around, with historically low stock levels across the Gold Coast. We’ve pretty much run out of land to build new homes at the north end of town, and there aren’t many new apartment projects going up either. “We’re seeing a lot of interstate migration and interest rates are still at record lows, so there’s lots of buyers out there. It’s the ‘perfect storm’ for winter sellers!” Joe said. “The Gold Coast is different to the southern states. Spring is good to sell in Melbourne because the winters are so cold. But our mild winters don’t keep the buyers away. Actually it’s quite the opposite. Victorians come up this time of year to escape the cold, and often buy property while they’re here.” So the 'hidden advantage' is this: The supply vs demand equation means that home sellers who are prepared to list their homes in winter will benefit from a lack of competition from neighbouring homes, and strong demand from both local and interstate buyers. “It’s always important to make your home stand out in the crowd,” said Joe. “Whatever the market is doing, homes that are well presented and well marketed will always sell for higher prices and in shorter time frames.” Joe always suggests to his clients to make sure that their homes are spotless and free of clutter. The front yard should have an immaculate appearance. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression!” “And it’s key to get the marketing right. You need to cast the widest net to reach the best buyers. We use a range of media including Local Newsletters, Facebook, Google, realestate.com.au, flyers, virtual tours, videos and our investor database to attract buyers near and far.” If you’re after the best results when selling your Northern Gold Coast home, call Joe Farr Platinum Properties on (07) 5500 7000 or 0422 400 680. See advert front cover

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4 Research shows that 80% of older Australians prefer to age in the comfort of their own home rather than an aged care facility. We all want what is best for our ageing loved ones, and to respect their preferences, and at Home Care Assistance Gold Coast we exist to help make this preference a reality. The idea of havingCareWorkers in the home for some people might impact their feelings of independence, making it more challenging as they are resistant to the idea. At Home Care Assistance Gold Coast, we understand this challenge, and can provide you with strategies to address the underlying concerns or fears and therefore help make the transition to receiving support easier for everyone. When is the right time for home care? It is not often easy to determine exactly when your loved one requires additional support to livewell at home. There are times when it can be more apparent, for example following an accident or injury, or on return home from hospital, but at other times the indicators may not be as obvious. Things like changes in eating habits, signs of memory loss, changes to energy levels or difficulty taking part in day-to-day activities can all be signs that extra assistance could be of value. Home care funding options Care for your loved ones in the home can simply be paid for outright, but there are also full or partial funding options accessible through the government such as Home Care Packages, the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Carer Gateway respite. We can support you in your exploration of these options. Paying Privately The simplest method, and a good option when urgent care is required, is simply to pay privately in full. This timely option is also great when the care need is short term, or you simply wish to keep things simple and straight forward, without involving applications and processes for seeking funding support. Should this be your preference, we offer competitive hourly rates for home Respecting our ageing loved ones care services. Home Care Packages Home Care Packages are government funded subsidies for individualised home care services. As they are personalised to everyone, they can cover everything from gardening and cooking support to more complex services requiring a co-ordinated approach such as personal care or wound care. For those on an aged pension, these packages can be fully subsidised, so there is no out of pocket cost. Let us help you Home Care Assistance Gold Coast can help. Call Our Team today on 5528 1643 for your complimentary inhome assessment. See advert page 5 > Whether you’re in Hobart, Alice Springs, Cooktown, Port Augusta, or in Wellington New Zealand, you’ll find a botanic garden. Together the over 140 botanic gardens in Australia and New Zealand work collaboratively towards the same objectives of plants and people, focusing on science and conservation. Collectively they bring the important messages through interpretation, education, and events to their communities and visitors. This year the theme for National Botanic Gardens Day is ‘Passion for Plants’. Most botanic gardens will have an event on the day – in some botanic gardens it will be a large event, others something smaller, but in keeping with the theme. Together with Friends, the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens will help visitors discover what makes a botanic garden different from a park. Starting at 10 am there will be displays, guest speakers, and introductory guided walks. The speaker line-up will include well know identities who will introduce some important concepts on conservation and how the community can help preserve our wonderful flora. The Botanic Gardens has an Endangered Plant Trail, with regional species they are helping rescue from near extinction by growing in-situ, or propagating for either reintroduction to the wild or for planting in areas where they can remain safe, including local backyards. A guide will walk with visitors to get a glimpse of some of these important trees, including our Ormeau Bottle Tree, pictured right, being valued by a young tree hugger! The ‘Passion for Plants’ theme will also include wildlife with a local expert explaining the perfect partnership that exists between plants and birds. Since its establishment, the Botanic Gardens has become a refuge for many species of birds. It’s a chance to find out why a Herbarium isn’t a place that grows herbs, and to catch propagating tips from our volunteer nursery group. Our native bee expert will be on hand to discuss these small, stingless creatures, and show one of the native hives which are spotted around the Botanic Gardens. The nursery will be open, selling our region’s native plants from mostly tube stock and providing friendly advice on suitable plants. The volunteer florists in Flowers by Friends will demonstrate the use of Australian flora in cut flower displays, and there will be nature-based activities for children – perhaps kids might take the opportunity on Sunday, May 29 to plant for the future at the Botanic Garden. There’s lots more happening on National Botanic Gardens Day. Starting at 10 am and finishing at 2pm it is a perfect time to bring a picnic, buy refreshments at the Coffee Kiosk, or from the sausage sizzle and enjoy the mild May weather in our Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. National Botanic Gardens Day ‘Passion for Plants’ | Sunday, May 29 Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, Rosser Park, 232 Ashmore Rd, Benowa | Visit www.friendsgcrbg.org.au or www.facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

5 CALL TODAY 07 5528 1643 CHAMP I ONS OF AGE I NG WE L L Our Services Include Finding difficulty communicating your needs? If you are not ready for a facility or don't want to go and want the benefits of Assisted Living in the comfort of your home Home Care Assistance Gold Coast are here to help you. Our clients love our personalised approach and we are steadily growing in order to meet demand. We carefully match carers for our seniors, to provide consistency of care. *No Start Up, Exit or Basic Daily Fees Bringing individualised home care to you and your loved ones We service Coolangatta to Logan, The Scenic Rim, The Redlands and parts of Ipswich. We are here to listen and help! GOVERNMENT APPROVED PROVIDER As a government accredited care provider, we can assist people with Home Care Packages, as well as self-funded retirees. H20 Broadwater Retail 82 Marine Parade, (Cnr Nind St) Southport www . h ome c a r e a s s i s t a n c e g o l d c o a s t . c om . a u • Our revolutionary Balanced Care MethodTM enhances Aged in-Home Care • Cognitive Therapeutics Method designed to delay cognitive decline • Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week • Hospital to Home - Experienced, skilled AIN help guide your loved one safely from hospital to home! • Palliative care providers - Skilled 24/7 around the clock care Live Well at Home with a Higher Class of Care

6 CITY NEWS MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Taking extra care of our wildlife We all have a role to play in the preservation of our magnificent fauna. Latest City data reveals the extent of wildlife-vehicle collisions on our roads. The report identified a high density of collision hotspots between koalas and vehicles concentrated along several key roads within Currumbin Waters and Currumbin Valley, Elanora, Tallebudgera, and Burleigh Heads areas. Major roads within the northern suburbs also pose a risk with further hotspots in Parkwood, Arundel, Coombabah as well as Helensvale. Two key issues have been identified: driver behaviour and the need for more mitigation measures. The City currently undertakes a range of measures to reduce strikes such as fauna exclusion fencing, fauna underpasses, static wildlife signage, koala speed awareness devices, variable messaging signs as well as community education and awareness messaging. But we must do more – and we are. New mitigation measures to be explored include: Additional signage (static as well as vehicle activated); new fauna fencing; modify existing fencing; installing fauna culverts; vegetation management; vehicle calming devices such as speed humps, rumble strips and chicanes; koala grids (to restrict access to roads) and koala ladders (to enable escape from roads). More than 13,000 records of wildlife-vehicle collisions (all native species) have been reported on Gold Coast roads in the last decade and koalas make up 12.5 per cent of these records. I urge drivers to play their part and slow down at known koala hot spots, especially around dawn and dusk. TOM TATE MAYOR We’re shaping the future of the Gold Coast. The Corporate Plan supports the implementation of the City Vision, Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by opportunity. It outlines what we want to achieve for the community over the next five years. We want to ensure we meet the needs and aspirations of our residents and customers, and that the Gold Coast continues to be a great place to live, work and visit. For updates on the Corporate Plan engagement, head to gchaveyoursay.com.au to sign up. Could your dog find their way home? We know you love your dog and want to do everything you can to keep them safe and happy. Last year, 839 dogs were picked up outside of their home. Thankfully many were reunited with their owners, however not all dogs were lucky enough to go home. To improve the chances of them being safely re-united with you if they get lost or go wandering, keep their details upto-date. If you have moved address, have new contact details or your dog’s microchip details have changed, you can update your details quickly and easily by scanning our QR code or calling our friendly team today, on 07 5667 5990. The Corporate Plan Your city, your ideas.

7 HOTA and City of Gold Coast are searching for 200 rockstars to take to the stage this July Grab your guitars, Gold Coast – registrations are now open to perform as part of Those Who Rock – an epic concert featuring Aussie music icons on HOTA’s Outdoor Stage this July 3, presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and City of Gold Coast. A participatory arts and community-focused event led by internationally acclaimed artist, Joseph O’Farrell (JOF), Those Who Rock will bring together people of all ages and abilities, offering the opportunity to rock out on the big stage for the ultimate celebration of all things rock and roll. With the callout officially now open, community members are invited to grab a guitar and register, to join in the free community workshops from May to June across the Gold Coast. Everyday rockstars and guitarists of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds, are invited to join JOF and his team to rehearse a set list of iconic rock anthems at the free workshops to be held in community centres across six areas of the Gold Coast - Tugun, Robina, Carrara, Runaway Bay, Helensvale and Pimpama. The culmination will be a huge concert under the stars, featuring hundreds of our local guitarists and some of Australia’s rock music legends on HOTA’s Outdoor Stage, hosted by Australian television personality and radio presenter, Myf Warhurst. Rockers will perform on stage with some bona fide Aussie icons, including Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) and Dave Gleeson (The Screaming Jets). Each guitarist group will have their moment in the spotlight, banding together to perform a song learnt throughout the workshop process. Rock jams include ‘You’re the Voice’ by John Farnham, ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’ by The Angels, ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica, ‘Horses’ by Daryl Braithwaite, ‘I Love Rock’n’Roll’ by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen.In an epic finale, all groups will take to the stage and join forces to perform ACDC’s classic rock anthem, ‘For Those About to Rock’. HOTA CEO, Criena Gehrke said: “Since 2018, the HOTA Outdoor Stage has hosted some incredible artists. From Ocean Alley, L.A.B., to Ministry of Sound, and our very own Amy Shark, projects like Those Who Rock will bring out the next generation of rock stars.” “What better way to celebrate the return of live music after some undeniably difficult years for the industry – rocking out as only Gold Coasters can,” she said. Those Who Rock Creator, JOF, said this is a one-of-a-kind event that’s only been seen once before when the concept premiered in Melbourne in 2019. “Get your guitars ready Gold Coasters, I am so excited for everyone to experience this rocking good time and intergenerational event that is going to rock the community. We encourage everyone to get involved. It really doesn’t matter if you’re a complete newbie to guitar or an experienced player, our team will be there to guide the group towards an amazing show.” “Those Who Rock is about the community, being part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience and promoting diversity, while celebrating and giving live music some glory following the pandemic,” added JOF. Participants of all ages will need to bring their own guitars and attend a minimum of two workshops, plus a rehearsal and the main concert. Workshops kick off on Saturday, May 28 until Sunday, June 26 and will be held at Tugun Community Centre, Robina Community Centre, Carrara Community Centre, Runaway Bay Youth Centre, Helensvale Cultural Centre and Pimpama Community Centre. The Those Who Rock concert will be held at HOTA, Home of the Arts on Sunday, July 3 and tickets go on sale late May, with a waitlist for the concert already available on the HOTA website. Those Who Rock is presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and City of Gold Coast and supported by Everybody NOW!. To find out more or sign up to get involved, visit HOTA’s website: www.hota.com.au/thosewhorock 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 Tickets Phone (07) 5539 4255 www.spotlighttheatre.com.au 185 - 187 Ashmore Road, Benowa Director/Choreographer – CLAY ENGLISH Musical Director – SHARI WILLNER Associate Choreographer – LAURA ENGLISH May 13 - June 11 Bookings: www.javeenbah.org.au Phone 0417 004 466 • Email info@javeenbah.org.au CNR STEVENS & FERRY STREETS, NERANG Tickets available 5532 2096 www.gclt.com.au 21A Scarborough St, Southport P R E S E N T S An Australian Drama

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9 Donate at bowelcanceraustralia.org HELP BEAT BOWEL CANCER Red Apple Day (Wednesday, 15 June 2022) is Bowel Cancer Australia's Annual Giving Day, when Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of the charity. If you've ever thought about raising funds and awareness for bowel cancer, then Red Apple Day is the time to do it! Host an apple themed virtual brunch, morning or afternoon tea, dinner or evening catch-up. Create your Red Apple Day online fundraising page as an individual or a team now. Apple logo and charity colours Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo is symbolic of the charity's bowel cancer message: bowel cancer is treatable and beatable if detected early. The outline of Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo appears as an abstract of a human bowel. The small hole in the apple is caused by a worm. If detected early and removed, the worm is unable to continue affecting the apple or the health of the tree. It's the same with people. If bowel cancer is detected early it can be successfully treated, which means patients and their families can continue to enjoy a healthy life. Both red and green apples are also a nutritious source of dietary fibre. Get involved www.bowelcanceraustralia.org NATIONAL SENIORSAUSTRALIA Paradise Point Branch meets at Dublin Docks Tavern Function Room on the secondMondayofeachmonthexcludingJanuary,9.30am for 10.00am start. Interesting guest speakers, raffles, lunch available after meeting, monthly social functions. Contact Geoff/Margaret 55467952/0407676990. STANDBY SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE is Australia’s national servicesupportingpeoplebereavedor impacted by suicide including Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, First responders who have attendedasuicide, and Membersof thepublicwhohave witnessed a suicide. StandBy is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/ or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual. Phone 1300 727 247 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. There are 23 meetings per year. More info on facebook and search for@sipnsupgc and/or phoneMichel on 0412 757 535 or email michel_44@bigpond.com COOMBABAH COMMUNITY GARDEN meets from 7am to 9amonSundays. Entry to thegarden is just offBradyDrive, Coombabah, behind Coombabah Primary School. We are a very friendy group andwelcome newmemberswho love gardening. We supply the equipment, you only need to bring a hat and your water. The garden has 25 communal beds and produce is shared between the people who attend on the day. Contact Joan on 0413496418. RUNAWAY BAY AND DISTRICT SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION INC invites everyone over the age of 50 to join us for the following activities: Tai Chi Tues 8.30 - 11am $3 per session & $3 entrance fee. Craft Sessions Tues 8.3011am $3 entrance fee. Bus trips depending on support. Yearly club membership fee $3 till end June 2022. For more info email info@runawaybayseniors.online THE ELDERS GOLD COAST. Looking for friendship? Welcomeall.TheEldersmeet for lunchesonaWednesday and 10am every Friday for morning tea at Runaway Bay Shopping Centre (long table in the food ban). Our age group covers from 50 plus. Theatre, arts & crafts. Email: theeldersgoldcoast@gmail.com or PH Bob 0407 793 739, 5563 3623. RUNAWAYBAYVIEWCLUB meets fora lunchmeetingthe second Tuesday of each month at Dublin Docks Tavern at 11.30 am for 12 noon start. $35 for two course lunch, glass of wine and three raffle tickets. Come along for an afternoon of fun, food and friendship. PHPresident, Lyn Drew 0403486432. BLUECARE, NORTHERN GOLD COAST is seeking people from diverse backgrounds and aged over 18yrs interested in joining our team of volunteers who provide support to the frail aged and elderly of our community. For more information about becoming a Blue Care Volunteer contact: Lorraine Castner (e) L.Castner@bluecare.org.au (m) 0418 184230. MELODY MAJORS CHOIR welcomes new members of all ages, male and female, to our Wednesday mornings choir rehearsals at Owens Park rooms at Southport. It is not necessary that you read music. Short music/singing tutorial and a warm-up. We’re a social, enthusiastic group, and if you enjoy singing and meeting new friends, then this is for you. Phone Jeanette 0468396998 J.P. SERVICES available Monday and Thursday 10am until 1pm (no appointment necessary). Metro Market Shopping Centre (cnr. Burrows St.).Hollywell Road Biggera Waters. SOUTHPORT MILITARY MUSEUM will open on the first Sunday of every month from February to December, 9am –12pmwith theexceptionof LongWeekends, Father’sDay, Mother’s Day.Museum located in the Qld Naval Brigade Drill Hall, Owen Park, Queen Street, Southport next to the Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 1 June for next issue SouthportPrimarySchool. Entryandparking is free.Groups of between 6 & 20 will be catered for any time or day, just contact Noel on 0437732575. PARADISE POINT LADIES CLUB New Members and old members are welcome to come along and take part in the following activities. Cards/Bolivia/Hand/Foot/Hand/Knee and Foot and Majong. Tuition available. Cost $5 Joining Fee and $5 weekly. Call Rachel on 0490811493 PROBUS CLUB OF HOLLYWELL meets every third Tuesday of the month at 10.00am at Dublin Docks Tavern, Harbourtown Drive Biggera Waters. A variety of guest speakers each month, morning tea and raffle. You are welcome to stay on for lunch. There are also a variety of activities such as Breakfast club, Lunch club, Book club,WalkinggroupandWineandDine. Organised outings are offered on a regular basis. Visitors and new members are always welcome.Website: Probus South Pacific - HOLLYWELLCOMBINEDPROBUS INC -Welcome Email: probushollywellclub@gmail.com GREEN DRINKS (Gold Coast) meet 1st Wednesday of eachmonthat6pmatRunawayBayJuniorLeaguesClub. 225 Morala Ave, Runaway Bay. Green Drinks is a group of forward thinkers with a passion for Conservation, Sustainability and the Environment. Green Drinks is in 60 countries with over 750 Chapters. Always a great night with excellent conversation flowing. We work closely with Save Our Spit, GECKO and ACF. www. facebook.com/greendrinksgc (RSVP here) - Please “Like” and Share. Contact Mark Wren (anytime) on (07) 5537 8382 or 0416365859 mark@cherricomputers.co greendrinksgoldcoast@gmail.com GOLD COAST SENIORS ON THE NET (SOTN) is a computer club for seniors (aged 50 and over) who are interested in learning about Computers, Tablets and Smart Phones (Android, iPad and iPhone), software and associated equipment for education, interest and enjoyment. We offer a large variety of courses, usually in the format of one-on-one lessonswithanexperienced tutor. We are open Monday to Wednesday 9am - 4pm. For information call on 0478 278 202 or 0478 278 243. PARADISE POINT SENIORS Community Centres, Community Lane, Paradise Point. 50 and over? Come and join our friendly members in our activities. Carpet bowls and cards on Monday, Thursday, Saturday 12-00 to 3-00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Monthly bus trips on Fridays, visiting very interesting places. 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