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2 Friends of Nerang National Park creates new homes for Greater Gliders on the Gold Coast The future of endangered greater gliders on the Gold Coast looks much brighter thanks to the installation of new homes by the Friends of Nerang National Park. The nest box/artificial hollow installation project, funded by the federal government’s Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants program, has seen 48 artificial hollows installed in Nerang National Park, one of the last areas where this threatened species occurs on the Gold Coast. “There are only two places on the suburban Gold Coast where greater gliders still occur in good numbers”, says Jessica Lovegrove-Walsh, founder of the Friends of Nerang National Park. “Currently one of these locations is being cleared for the SkyRidge housing development, which makes the survival of the Nerang National Park population vital if we want to keep greater gliders on the Gold Coast.” Greater gliders are the largest gliding marsupial in the world, and resemble tree-dwelling teddy bears with their huge fluffy ears and long furry tails. They rely on tree hollows for survival, with individual gliders often using more than ten hollows within their small territories of one to five hectares. “We’re extremely fortunate to have this species in Nerang,” says Jessica. “Many populations were wiped out in the catastrophic bushfires of 2019/20, with up to a third of all greater glider habitat in eastern Australia badly burnt.” Listed as endangered under both state and federal law, greater gliders not only face the looming threat of widespread bushfires under climate change, but are still being impacted by widespread land clearing. “We’ve seen several urban populations of greater gliders disappear in the past decade,” says Paul Revie of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, who is assisting with the project. “Because tree hollows are a precious and diminishing resource, we need to make up for their loss with artificial replacements if we want to keep not just gliders, but also other threatened species like powerful owls and glossy blackcockatoos around the Gold Coast.” In February and March this year, a team from Arborspec spent several days installing the artificial hollows in Nerang National Park. The project will explore how greater gliders use two different kinds of artificial tree cavities – rear entry nest boxes from Hollow Log Homes and Habitec moulded plastic hollows from Habitat Innovation and Management. “Because of the dire need to replace natural hollows, the design of artificial nest boxes is evolving rapidly,” says Paul. “These artificial hollows will last for decades and provide a home for generations of greater gliders.” The nest boxes have been in place for over a month now, and it is nearly time for the first monitoring session. The anticipation of seeing whether any greater gliders have moved into their new homes is building. “We use a ten metre long pole with an infrared camera attached to check for glider guests,” says Jessica. “While it can take some time for the gliders to become used to their new accommodation, any greater glider in a nest box would be a huge triumph, and proof that the project has been a success.” About the Friends of Nerang National Park The Friends of Nerang National Park is a conservation-focused community group that provides opportunities for volunteers to take part in environmental management, citizen science, and educational activities in Nerang National Park. Their aim is to build a closer connection between the national park and the local community. The group hosts a bush regeneration and education session on the second Sunday of every month, and holds a broad range of other events throughout the year. Facebook.com/NerangNationalPark | Instagram.com/NerangNationalPark Supplied: Photographers Downunder 2019 Landscape Winner Kerry Nobbs ‘Yallingup Beach’ The Doyles Art Award and Exhibition The Doyles Art Award 2022 (previously the d’Arcy Doyle Art Award) is the Gold Coast’s longest running and most established painting prize. Browse over 500 local and national artists featuring a wide variety of styles and mediums. The Doyles exhibition is held at the Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall from 22 June to 3 July. There is a $20,000 prize pool with the major art prize of $10,000 for the landscape winner, and minor prizes for figurative, still life, people’s choice and junior art categories. With such a wide variety of choice and categories, there’s bound to be an artwork that catches your eye. All artworks will be available for purchase at the event or via online gallery. thedoylesaward.com.au Do something special. Give blood. Call 13 14 95 download the app or donateblood.com.au Letterbox Distribution Have your flyers and brochures delivered to the Northern Gold Coast from $35 per 1,000 - 28 Years Experience - Call Deirdre on 5573 1040 or 0412 416 063 www.deirdrehipperson.com deirdreh@bigpond.net.au DELIVERERS ALSO REQUIRED

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4 CITY NEWS MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Batteries don’t belong in bins Dead batteries don’t go in your household bin. They can start fires either in your bin or recycling trucks when they are crushed or damaged, and when they end up in landfill they leach toxic materials. It’s estimated that 90 per cent of Australia’s used batteries end up in landfill, and yet nearly all of the materials in batteries can be reused like lithium, cobalt and manganese. But where should they go? B-Cycle has you covered! Just collect your used batteries and drop them off at one of the over 60 locations across the Gold Coast Pop some clear sticky tape over the ends and store them. Try reusing a glass jar for storing them before disposing of them safely. You can also take them to a City Recycle Street facility at your nearest City Waste and Recycling Centre. Find out more, visit https://bcycle.com.au/ For City recycling locations go to cityofgoldcoast.com.au/recycling The 2022-23 City Budget has several key focus areas including safety, transport and sustainability. As Mayor, I am acutely aware of the cost-of-living pressures we all face. These pressures are driven by inflation and are impacting every Australian. The 2022-23 City Budget is my tenth as Mayor and I’m confident it will continue our city’s record of ensuring any rate increases are capped at, or below, CPI (Consumer Price Index). A focus next financial year is on ensuring greater community safety through further investment in CCTV, street lighting and community infrastructure including disability-compliant change rooms and park facilities. Since 2011, we have increased our city CCTV network from 110 fixed cameras to a fleet of more than 700 units today including mobile CCTV and anti-hoon cameras. Safety starts at home and the City and Queensland Police are currently running a camera network trial, known as the Community Camera Alliance (CCA), in Varsity Lakes and Yatala. The trial will provide police with great visual footage, should an incident occur in streets around those two suburbs. The program is confidential and helps keep our streets safe. Access to information greatly assists police and as we all know, visual footage of potential offenders is vital when someone is acting suspiciously in your neighbourhood. I applaud the Queensland Police Service for launching this initiative and we hope more suburbs are included later this year. Details are at: https://bit.ly/3FgFzYN TOM TATE MAYOR The cost of water leaks Leaking toilets, taps and leaking underground pipes can waste a lot of water, leading to high water bills. Leaks can also cause structural damage to your property and even attract termites. We recommend regularly reading your water meter to detect any unusual variation in water usage between readings. Learn more about detecting water leaks and what to do if you find a leak at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/waterleaks

5 JUNE 2022 COUNCILLOR NEWS Councillor Peter Young Division 5 P 07 5582 8400 E division5@goldcoast.qld.gov.au PO Box 5042 GCMC QLD 9726 @PeterYoungDiv5 W cityofgoldcoast.com.au It’s been a busy period During the past few weeks Councillors have been involved in long, drawn-out and detailed meetings as we work our way through the various complex elements of the entire City Budget. We examine the funding requests and strategic plans for numerous Council controlled organisations that provide benefit to the city and its economy including Study Gold Coast and Destination Gold Coast, the Home of the Arts (HOTA) and Major Events Gold Coast (MEGC) – our focus is to seek to make sure those entities are performing responsibly and achieving genuine benefits. We also examine the expenditure for staff and programs and capital works projects, line by line, page by page, all Councillors keenly exploring if this particular expenditure or program is necessary and asking if we can we do better. We examine thousands of pages of information and this ultimately defines the works that will be undertaken across the city’s roads, drainage, beaches, bridges, parks, libraries, community centres, sports fields, cemeteries, pools, tourist parks, sewage and water plants. It is a huge task and it is vital. We also establish how Council will raise its funds, whether by rates or charges or fees or loans, and we are aided by a small army of professional people. We examine the impacts of our decisions on your rates very closely, to the point where we are each provided lists of specific properties across our Divisions, so we can see the exact impact in dollars and cents that our decisions will have. The range of material that we are presented and process and make decisions about is enormous, complex and interesting. I always study with particular interest the capital works projects that are due to come to fruition – some of these projects chug along in line going through various stages of evaluation and planning and design and costing, sometimes taking years to come to the point where they will be funded and delivered. I am pleased to say that in the coming 12 months or so there are some good projects coming forward for Division 5 that I have been pushing along for years… Some Groups you might not have heard of: Orchid Society, Nerang Despite the miserable weather, the Southport and District Orchid Society held a very lovely show day at Country Paradise Parklands on 21 May. Some especially beautiful plants were put on display, and growers of all skill levels could get all the information, advice and materials they might need to make their own success stories. The Orchid Society meets at the Nerang Senior Citizens Club at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month and eagerly welcomes members – it is a very vibrant group and they seem to have a lot of fun. Hilltop Quilters, Nerang. Another group that meets at the Nerang Seniors club is the Hilltop Quilters. This amazing group of about 40 women meet every Thursday morning from about 10am and they have a lovely time socialising and having morning tea, etc as they quilt and sew. All of their amazing and beautiful works are donated to people who really need a lift, whether that be some dolls with beautiful clothing or huge bed quilts – the quality of work is stunning, the camaraderie is without parallel and they certainly welcome people of all skill levels. Don’t be shy! Pacific Pines Seniors. The beautiful caring folks at the Pacific Pines Seniors Social Group recognise a need in the Pac Pines community (and outlying districts) for people to get together. Some may have lost a partner. Others choose to live alone. “Our objective is to give companionship and support”. Meet at the Pacific Pines Community Centre Wajin Park just off Pacific Pines Boulevard. Thursday mornings at 11am. It’s a nice comfy location and all are welcome. The group also arrange lunch gettogethers on Wednesdays - usually locally - and weather permitting they undertake short trips by bus to interesting locations. Call June 0422 669 449 or Dot 0422 377 005: they are looking forward to seeing you! I am here for you! Please contact me: Phone: 55828400 Email: division5@goldcoast.qld.gov.au Post: PO Box 5042 GCMC 9726 Facebook: @PeterYoungDiv5

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8 Buddy’s Back! In May 1971, Don McLean released a song called American Pie. Fundamentally, it's about a loss of innocence. The Backstory: February 1959, Buddy Holly was at Clear Lake, Iowa on Day 11 of a winter tour - with a gig every night for 24 days straight. It was freezing cold. Several of the group had come down with colds and flu and one of Holly's band members had frostbitten feet from riding on the tour bus. After many breakdowns, the tour was actually on its fifth worn-out yellow school bus. So Buddy chartered a 1947 Straight 35 Beechcraft Bonanza. The passengers were himself, Ritchie Valens, and JP Richardson, (the Big Bopper) along with the young pilot. The deteriorating snowy weather was overcast, with gusts up to 48 kilometres an hour. This fatal crash, only minutes after take-off, was the Day the Music Died. Until now. Until Saturday night at Twin Towns on the Gold Coast, 63 years later. An energy came on the stage that removed the missing years and presented Buddy’s Back: The Buddy Holly Show. This was a packed house; you could sense these were clearly a “you’d better impress me” crowd. It was evident that Scot Robin (as Buddy Holly) had his work cut out for him. But the man has been doing this for over 35 years, he’s cool, he can strut his stuff. And so he did! While Scot sang and played his iconic red Fender Stratocaster, drummer Geoff Townsley was keeping the beat in the exact period stick-style of Jerry Allison, the original Crickets drummer. The howling sax work by Dave Hoffmann provided awesome authenticity to each Holly song. Never over-powering, but beautifully filling every available gap. Not many bassists are visual stars on their own. Jon Flinn and his double bass were probably the best “duo” I have ever seen and heard. Jon spun his bass and slapped its side like he had a 1960’s dance partner. 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9 Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 29 June for next issue Letterbox Deliverers required to deliver advertising material to Pacific Pines, Gaven Heights, Oxenford, Stone Creek in Upper Coomera, Park Lake & Riverstone Crossing in Maudsland. Minimum of three flyers $60 per 1,000 homes plus $20 per 1,000 per job after that. Part time weekly. Looking for ex Ovato, PMP, Progress Press & Salmat experienced letterbox deliverers who live in these suburbs. Applicants with no experience may also apply. Car, mobile & computer required. Contract work only. No hourly rate. No cash in hand. No Tax File No or ABN required. Suitable for a high school student, stay at home parent, Uni student, retired person, part time people, split shifts people or for improving your fitness level. Payment varies weekly as it is based on how many advertisers choose to have their flyers delivered into that area for that week. Flyers must be delivered into letterboxes. Contact Deirdre 0412 416 063 or deirdreh@bigpond.net.au LETTERBOX DELIVERERS WANTED Since 2005, Paris Miki Optical has been servicing the Helensvale and surrounding community for eyewear needs. Our Store Manager Michael has over 29 years’ experience as a qualified Optical technician and has been working in the area for 21 years. We have an onsite workshop for quicker spectacle making, so you don’t have to be without your own frames for week’s if we are using your own frame for new lenses; repairs can be done onsite and same day service is available on in store stock lenses. Paris Miki aims to deliver spectacles for the individual and give optimal vision for each person’s lifestyle. Whether you need reading, distance, bifocal or progressive lenses we can accommodate the whole family including children to Veteran’s affairs. Here at Paris Miki, we offer a large range of contact lenses; including multifocal, toric, 1 day, fortnightly to monthly lenses. Michael is able to customise lens shapes for rimless and Semi rimless frames to suit customers various needs. We can also create prescription polarised sunglasses for most sunglass frames. Regular eye testing is important for early detection of health problems such as Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and even Pterygiums, that’s why we recommend yearly check-ups. Bulk billed eye testing is available with retinal photography. Health fund claiming for most funds can be done on the spot. To make an appointment please call on 55 80 5010. See advert back cover Convenient onsite workshop available at Paris Miki Optical GOLD COAST HINTERLAND HERITAGE MUSEUM has a collection of original Gold Coast homes as well as the original Nerang railway station which was constructed in 1889. All our buildings contain various items of historical interest related to the Gold Coast whilst new items and displays are always being added. Open Sundays 10am to 2pm.$5 for adults, children free. Special visitations can be arranged to suit committee groups outside our normal hours. More info: http:// gchheritagemuseum.org.au/ GOLD COAST ANTIQUE AUTO CLUB was formed over 50 years ago by a group of classic and historic car enthusiast. The aim of the club has not changed only our club cars seem to be more modern. We cater for all cars over 30 years old and have club registration for these vehicles (Strict conditions apply). General meeting secondMonday of the month at club house (238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba) at 7 30pm. Two monthly club runs: 2nd Sunday of the month and the last Wednesday. Details https://gcaac.com.au for more information. COME EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN!!! FREE SOCIAL CHESS - The community centre, 2a Gidgee Ct, Molendinar, Mon and Fri 9am to 2 pm. Sharks Footy Club, Olsen Ave, Weds 10am to 2pm. Ph Ray 0411520833 co-ordinator. IT’S YOUR MOVE! Also Free Computer Lessons Tue & Fri mornings. SCRABBLE at Nerang Community Bowls Club in Cayuga st., every Monday from 1pm to 3:30pm for $2. All levels of play welcome. Contact Diana on 0419 022 520 or just come along. COASTAL MACHINE KNITTERS - Meetings take place second Monday of each month (except January) from 8.45am, meeting starts 9.30am. 2 demonstrations, on “Brother” and “Singer” machines, at Franklin Craft Centre, 238 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba. Donated yarn is knitted up for disadvantage groups on the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads. Subscription is $40 a year. Contact Mary on 5572 0993, or Sheryll on 0421 632 574. GOLD COAST DISTRICT ORCHID SOCIETY INC. Welcome all visitors to our general meetings held on the last Sunday of the month (not in Dec.) from 1pm until 3/4pm in the Nerang Senior Citizens Hall, Cnr Ferry St and Mylor St., Nerang. Raffles, Sales, Bench-judging and how to deal with other orchid problems. Afternoon tea or orchid Q & A with many of our growers. $3.00 fee payable to the Senior Citizens for hall hire. Contact John on 0755721840 or 0487648307 for more details. NERANG VIEW CLUB - Meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Nerang RSL, 69 Nerang Street. (Meeting and lunch). Lucky door prizes as well as a raffle, guest speakers when available. A trade table is also available with some homemade delicious goodies with proceeds going to our Learning for life sponsorship for disadvantage children through the Smith Family. Ladieswewould loveyou tocomealong for anenjoyable afternoon andmake some new friends. Contact Carolyn on 0412 643 621 or Marie on 0405 089 094 HINTERLAND TENNIS CLUB INC, Cnr Price & North Street, Nerang. If you enjoy playing tennis, come and join our friendly mixed social tennis community group. Enjoy some outdoor exercise and a chat with new friends. We meet every Wednesday and Friday morning at 8am to 10am, Wednesday Evening at 6pm to 8pm and the first Sunday of every month for Tennis & BBQ at 8am to 10.30am. See you soon. Enquiries text Joan 0407 631 999. At the COMMUNITY LAPIDARY CLUB we specialise in teaching the art of cabochon cutting, faceting as well as jewellery making, silversmithing/metalsmithing and other allied crafts. The Club has facilities for members to learn and practice cabochon cutting, freeform cutting, and Faceting. We have introduction tobasic silversmithing courses that run throughout the year. Tom Pearson Pavilion Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Worongary Rd. Open Monday and Thursdays 10-3. MUDGEERABA LIONS CLUB Good people, working together to do good things. Last project 300 aged care Christmas packages. Great for personal development, learning new skills, meeting new people and helping others at the same time. Come meet us, we have a social dinner meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month, at the Wallaby Hotel Mudgeeraba, 6:30 for 7pm start. To find out more please call 0412879343 or email mudgeerabalions@gmail.com COME PLAY BINGO at Nerang Senior Citizens, Mylor St Nerang, Wednesday 9am. We also play indoor bowls on Wednesday and Fridays. For info ring Cheryl 0407373149 or Kaye 0427141488. NERANG COMMUNITY BOWLS CLUB, 20 Cayuga Street, Nerang. We are looking for lawn bowlers, new or bowlers who have retired their bowls to join us for fun and exercise. Social bowls (mixed) Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays as well as Twilight bowls on Fridays at 5.30. FREE Coaching Friday mornings at 9am to 11am. PH: 55960844. WOMENS CANCER SUPPORT is for women going through some form of treatment for cancer. We meet regularly for coffee, lunches, and educational events and pamper days. Coffeemeetups and sometimes craft sessions at the Nerang Neighbourhood Centre each Wednesday from 9:30am. We also have speakers and demonstratorsonSaturdaysatNerang .Wehavea library of bras, prosthesis, books, wigs, head wear, ponchos for mastectomy patients and can deliver care packs to lovelies inhospital. SeeFacebookpageWomen’sCancer Support - GC for more info. (We also have a PRIVATE GROUP.) Email: womenscancersupport@icloud.com BADMINTON - Friendly social game. All levels welcome. Nerang PCYC 5578 2227. Cayuga St, Nerang. Tuesday 9:30am - 11:30am $8.00. Come to have fun! PROBUS NERANG meet monthly on the second Wednesday of each month (except December) at Nerang Community Bowls Club, 20 Cayuga Street Nerang, from 10.30am. 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