Keer Moriarty

Looking forward to being revitalised

Work is well underway on the Beaudesert Town Centre Revitalisation program. Quite frankly I’m excited about this, really excited. I know there are a number of people who have been a bit negative about the revitalisation plans, mainly whether or not we need a new library and where it should […]

Cr Stephen Moriarty with Deputy Mayor Duncan McInnes. Image supplied.

Councillor Comment – Cr Stephen Moriarty

Welcome to my first ‘Council Comment’ column since being elected as the councillor for Division 3. I would like to thank everyone for their messages of congratulations and words of support since being elected. It is an honour and a privilege to be serving the community in which I was […]

What susie saw.
Regular Columns

What Susie Saw

Here’s a sunset appreciation photo on the way back from our first visit to Barney as a family of three recently. In years gone by, we’ve camped for a few days out there at Easter and Christmas but this time we opted for a simple day trip. Time in nature […]

Rachel Tucker, Traceyann Bridgen, Rob McDougal, Mary McDougall, Cheryl Ardrey and Brian Nutley

A celebration of community strength – Veresdale State School’s 125th anniversary

As far as birthdays go, 125 is a pretty big one. Veresdale Scrub State School is celebrating this historical milestone with the 125th anniversary of its opening on April 25. The school’s establishment was mainly due to a dedicated group of parents campaigning for a school to be constructed on […]

President Glen Sainty and John Middendorp. Image supplied.

First Life Member for The Club Beaudesert

Former member of the Australian Army Reserve, John Middendorp, received The Club Beaudesert’s first ever life membership on March 18 in recognition of his service to The Club over the past 20 years. John was presented with a commemorative badge and new membership card with the Life Member title. John […]

Zac and Susie Cunningham leaving Beaudesert Hospital with newborn baby Rosie

The circle of life

Twelve years ago, on a Sunday afternoon in June, Dave Cockburn knocked on the front door of the small home we rented down on the corner of Beetham and Petersen streets. He was the Scenic Rim’s Deputy Mayor and also chaired the Scenic Rim Health Services Taskforce, which was fighting […]

The approved 40 metre monopole and proposed telecommunications site. Image via the Radio Frequency National Site Archive.

Telecommunications facility proposed

Submissions for a proposed mobile phone base station on the corner of Fields Road and Gould Hill Road at Gleneagle will close on May 1. The proposal, which includes an already-approved 40-metre monopole, set tongues wagging when some locals spotted a small proposal sign on the property and posted it […]

Andrew Gough with his car, Betoota Rescue.

Beaudesert team joins Mystery Box Rally 2024

Beaudesert resident Andrew Gough and his good friend Chris Fletcher are forming the Lost Bearings Team to join this year’s Mystery Box Rally held on August 16. Mystery Box Rally is one of the largest community lead fundraising events for Cancer Council in Australia. The event will consist of teams […]

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 […]

Grace Bostock with her dog, Cleo.
People and their Pets

People and pets – Cleo and Grace

Cleo the Border Collie is Grace Bostock’s energetic, lovable, and bouncy girl. At the age of one, Cleo already loves the wind in her hair as she adores car rides and sticking her head out the window. She is also a natural athlete as she loves to chase balls and […]