Macleay Island South-East Queensland's most creative destination Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:13:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Community Markets Trash & Treasure – 1st Saturday of each month Sun, 14 May 2017 03:25:37 +0000 markets

The Lions Club hold their Markets on the 1st Saturday of every month starting at 8am at the Community Hall, Cnr High Central Road and Southsea Terrace.

Clothing,  Jewellery, Craft, Food stalls, belly dancing ….  a terrific morning out on the islands.

New laws on backyard fires Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:09:13 +0000

Redland City Council has brought out new laws regarding backyard fires. These will be monitored by our rural fire brigade so please assist them.

“In accordance with Schedule 3 of Subordinate Local Law No.3, residents in urban areas or properties less than 6,000 square metres, the lighting of fires is generally prohibited or restricted unless the fire is well contained within a commercial incinerator, barbecue, enclosed fireplace, stove or heater or similar device constructed to prevent the escape of fire or any burning material.
“Burning open piles of rubbish or vegetation is banned under these laws.
“If residents need to dispose of rubbish, they are encouraged to do so for free at their local transfer station.”

This is for our own safety. Burning rubbish in a small backyard not only puts your house at risk, it puts neighbouring dwellings at risk too.

And before you leap in to say  “I never burn off in a dangerous manner” remember Council has to make laws that cover everyone. Don’t you know somebody that has lit a backyard fire and not put it out properly, only to have it light up again in the middle of the night? Who has lit a heap of rubbish, not paying attention to the fact that the wind is carrying live embers to neighbouring property?

Home Assist Secure comes to Macleay Island Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:42:46 +0000

Control your dogs Fri, 21 Mar 2014 06:21:36 +0000 In the past several weeks there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of dogs roaming our island, attacking other dogs and causing traffic chaos. This has to stop before tragedy strikes.
Before I’m branded as an animal hater, I would like to point out I do not blame the dogs. Blame rests solely on owners who do not take care of their animals. If you have a pet, it is your duty to ensure it is healthy and happy and does not create a nuisance or danger to others.
Little Champas was the last victim of this neglect. Happily playing in his own garden, he was violently attacked by a vicious, unregistered dog. Champas’s owners Arch and Michele also sustained injuries when he tried to prevent Champas from further harm. I understand this case is now in the hands of the Redland City Council who will be pursuing the owner. I just hope the animal concerned does not have to pay for his owner’s carelessness with his life.
Dogs who run free on the streets are a risk to themselves and others. Cars brake suddenly to avoid them and consequently incur injury to occupants or damage to the car. Children are terrorised and sometimes even bitten.
C’mon people! Think about it. If you own a dog, keep it in your fenced yard and take it for regular walks on a lead. It’s not rocket science!
Your dog and others will thank you for it.

Welcome Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:45:30 +0000 Welcome to the mobile-friendly version of our island website, up and running and raring to go in 2014. We hope you like the new look of the site and, more importantly, make use of the information contained within.

Don’t forget, businesses can have their names and phone numbers in the Business Directory at no charge and all clubs, organisations and services are urged to list themselves under the appropriate categories.

Artists – you too have a place on the site. Add your name and details to those listed and alert the wider community to the amazing depth of talent we have on this tiny island.

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