18-year-old TAFE Queensland first-year electrical apprentice Dax Du Toit

Free tools for first-year apprentices with $1,000 cashback

Thousands of first-year apprentices helping to build more Homes for Queenslanders can now get up to $1,000 cash-back, meaning they get the tools they need virtually for free. The $4 million initiative, part of the Queensland Government’s Homes for Queenslanders Plan, aims to provide real cost-of-living relief for the state’s future tradies. […]

Beaudesert Slashing owner Ray Edwards.

Beaudesert Slashing – Continuing a legacy

Beaudesert Slashing owner Ray Edwards has been operating in Beaudesert for 20 odd years. “It started off with me and this little tractor,” Ray said. He is passionate about keeping regional heritage alive and lives life through his father who passed away when Ray was just 14 years old. “He […]

Katrina Paterson, Tony Finch, Alice Gorman and Nambok Intharangsy.

A tasty start to Small Business Month

Small Business owners gathered for breakfast to mark the start of Small Business Month. The breakfast, hosted by Scenic Rim Regional Council with 4BC’s Olympia Kwitowski as the MC, included guest speaker Katrina Pattinson from ID (informed decisions). Pattinson gave the audience an informative overview of the economic profile for […]

QBCC Commissioner Anissa Levy. Image supplied.

The Tradie Toolbox speaks on financial success

The Tradie Toolbox is visiting Beaudesert on May 14 at The Centre Beaudesert to provide a free information session for builders and tradespeople in the local area from 4.30pm to 6pm. This session is one in a series that is being rolled out across 14 regions in Queensland by the […]

Jo and Rob Davies.

Eagle Eye Signs & Graphics – Locals supporting locals

Rob and Jo Davies have run their family-owned business Eagle Eye Signs & Graphics for the past ten years. The family of four have been in Beaudesert almost their whole, life providing localised signage for residents and surrounding areas. “We’re family orientated – I like the idea that we’re a […]

Ray Weber with Dick Moloney.
Personality Profile

A lucky man

Ray Weber considers himself to be a lucky man. Diagnosed with cancer in 2021, he was given six months to live. “It was during covid and it was not a good time to get sick,” Ray said. Ray sold his property, closed his earthmoving business down and gave his beloved […]

Kymberly Griffiths

The Desert Skin & Beauty 

Kymberly Griffiths had an aspiring goal to open her first business, which she accomplished on August 29, 2022, with Beaudesert’s The Desert Skin & Beauty.  Her products range from different skin types to give the best possible results for any client to feel good in their own skin.  “My goal […]

Peter Eggenhuizen.
Personality Profile

Peter Eggenhuizen and the need to persist.

The secret to success is one of life’s great mysteries, though for local real estate agent Peter Eggenhuizen, hard work and persistence is the answer. Owner and founder of Platinum Edge Properties, Peter says his career has taken him on quite the journey. “I don’t need to be in the […]

Location of meat poultry production in Australia. Source: Australian Meat Poultry Federation 2023.

Mandatory code to address poultry issues

THE National Farmers’ Federation has released its final report towards creating greater market transparency and competition in the poultry meat sector. In 2020 the ACCC’s Perishable Agricultural Goods Inquiry highlighted significant concerns about practices in the Australian poultry meat supply chain and the impact these had on market transparency, competition […]