McAuley College is participating in the Agribusiness Gateway to Industry project.

Program a gateway to rural jobs

A small group of colleges in the Scenic Rim region have enlisted along with 78 other schools in a government initiative aimed at encouraging young students to become part of tomorrow’s agriculture workforce. Jimboomba based Emmaus and Flagstone State Community colleges joined McAuley College in Beaudesert and Boonah State High […]


Making use of waste

Food producers throughout the Scenic Rim are finding innovative new ways to limit losses and create alternative uses for waste, as evidenced in a new report titled “Crop loss/waste on Australian horticulture farms, 2022–23” . The report was commissioned by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, […]

EMERGENCY BOOST: Logan Hospital staff have welcomed the new improved ED facilities.

Injection for Logan’s ED 

Scenic Rim residents who require emergency treatment at Logan Hospital will benefit from the recent completion of two new units. Logan’s new Emergency Short Stay Unit, located within the ED footprint on Level 2, opened in late last month and was closely followed by a new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) […]

CARDBOARD CITY: Jamie Douglas traded his home for a cardboard one in the open air at Riverstage recently as part of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout charity night.

Jamie does it tough for charity

AS a leading local property agent Jamie Douglas knows just how hard it has been for renters to find a property and also how desperate some families are to put a roof over their head. As a keen walker he has also noted over the past few years how many […]

Sharon Rae, President of Kooralbyn Community Group Adrian Sandell and Lynne Carter

Fight for Kooralbyn link road goes on

WHEN the Kooralbyn Road was closed as bushfires raced through the district last year the only escape route for thousands of local residents was locked off.  It was a time of major concern and it was also a telling reminder to the 2000 or so residents from the picturesque village […]

Fire ant colony

Holiday project can help find Fire Ants

SCENIC RIM families have been asked to take on an important environmental project during the current school holidays. The Invasive Species Council wants them to step up and join the fire ant fight over the break A spokesperson for the council said the project was simple as all they were […]


Funds to rescue those in crisis

Local domestic and family violence support service YFS Ltd has received a $45,000 grant to provide increased rental and accommodation assistance to victim-survivors. The Jimboomba based organisation which supports the Beaudesert region was amongst 57 similar community groups across the state to benefit from a $2.5m allocation under the government’s […]

Coach Rob Brown, Maree Blow, Holly Geiger, Maggie Newland and Coach Keith Gee.

Kingfishers eye off Premier League

Beaudesert’s Kingfishers women’s team has introduced a new player’s academy in a move which they hope will ultimately see the senior women’s team elevated into the SEQ Premier competition. Buoyed by their premiership success last year the club is now looking to groom players from Under 15’s up to become […]

Riley Day. Image supplied.

Riley aims for her day in Paris

CHAMPION SPRINTER FIGHTS BACK AFTER MAJOR INJURY Local sprint champion, Riley Day, is continuing to take major strides towards winning selection in the Australia team to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The former Beaudesert Little Athletics star missed almost the entire domestic season with a back stress fracture, but […]

SES CHANGES: Hundreds of local SES volunteers such as Anna and Joanne from the Tamborine Mountain Group will be recognised with official citations in celebration of the sweeping changes introduced to the service recently.

New era for Rim’s SES branches

State Emergency Services (SES) operations throughout the Scenic Rim are now under the control of the Queensland Police Service. The new era in Queensland’s disaster and emergency management, formalised earlier this month, see the introduction of significant changes to how the state responds to natural disasters and emergencies. The State […]