Division 4 candidates Ken Chancellor and Jennifer Sanders

Who will represent us?

MOST Beaudesert voters will have two choices when they head to the polls at the March 16 Local Government Elections for Scenic Rim: Jennifer Sanders or Ken Chancellor. The Division Four candidates were announced in that order at the ballot draw, performed by Returning Officer for Scenic Rim, Leonie Walsh […]

Fire ants

Funding, eradication priorities in fight against fire ants

A NATIONAL commitment to eradicate one of the world’s worst invasive species, the red imported fire ant (RIFA), has been reinforced with further confirmation of funding to the National Fire Ant Eradication Program. All governments have now locked in funding to deliver the four-year response plan. These commitments maintain important […]

Steve Moriarty

Moriarty has Division Three

Steve Moriarty has secured the Division Three Councillor position for Scenic Rim, unopposed in the local government election when nominations closed. Steve, who lost the 2016 election to Virginia West by less then 100 votes, said he was surprised when no one nominated to run against him. “Outgoing councillor, Virginia […]

Drace and Delta Barnes

Family fun day at jubilee park

Photo gallery below. Photos by Keer Moriarty. Scenic Rim Regional Council held a family fun day at Jubilee Park Beaudesert on Australia Day followed by a movie in the park.

Lizz Hills with Mayor Greg Christensen

Reconnecting people and nature

A WOMAN who defied the odds has been awarded Scenic Rim Citizen of the Year. Lizz Hills received the award in recognition of decades of environmental work and raising awareness of mental health issues. The 40 year old suffered a brain injury in an accident when she was 21, but […]

Electoral promotion

There’s still time to nominate

THERE is still time for Queenslanders to nominate for the 2024 local government elections. Almost 200 candidates have nominated for the positions of mayor and councillor in Queensland’s 77 local government areas, since nominations opened on Monday January 29. Electoral Commissioner Pat Vidgen said that it’s pleasing to see so […]

Mrs Colgans Log

The Colgans

At the end of Lupton Road on the Logan River lies an old rotten log across the stream. Having endured many floods, this log dates back to an incident in 1875 and an attempt to save the life of a wife and mother, Ann Colgan. The Colgan family had arrived […]

Vigoro States 5

Keeping Vigoro alive

IT’S NOT unfair to say that of all women’s sports played in Queensland Vigoro may be one of those with the fewest participants. Just three associations exist Cairns, Fassifern, and Ipswich,  For a number of years now, a group of Beaudesert girls have been keeping the game alive by travelling […]

Marilyn Liebke. Carmel Carter. Bronwyn Thorne, Marg Collins and Liz Avery

Music, Mahjon and Mosiacs – U3A open day

Photo gallery below. Photos by Keer Moriarty. BEAUDESERT’S University of the Third Age (U3A) group showcased the huge range of activities they have available when they held their Open Day at The Club. From line dancing to lunching, aqua aerobics to art, French to floristry, this volunteer based group has […]

Kay Tommerup, Harry Tommerup, Theresa Scholl, Aspen Forgan, Kate Van Der Borgh, Chris Topher, Chef Kyle McNamara and Dallas Davidson

A mateship between farmers and consumers:  Towri Growers’ Market

A NEW initiative by local sheep farmer, Dallas Davidson of Towri Sheep Cheeses, gives consumers the opportunity to form strong connections with the people who grow their food. Dallas says Towri Growers’ Market goes a bit deeper than a local producers’ market. “The idea is to create a mateship between […]