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The Covid Lockdowns Are Easing. So What Did We Learn On Bribie Island During Those Lockdowns?

When the Covid-19 pandemic started to show itself in Australia in early March after the fiasco with the Ruby Princess passengers, the Queensland Government acted swiftly with some draconian measures to halt the spread of the virus. Travel beyond a few kilometres of...

Is There A Lax Attitude To Law Enforcement On Bribe? Why Are So Many Laws Not Enforced?

In the late 2000’s, SEQWater (the provider of bulk water in SEQld) advised that the predicted increase in water demand caused by the population growth in the Sunshine Coast area and north would exceed supply by around 2030. SEQWater concluded that there were no...

Sandstone Point Hotel. They’Re At It Again. They Want Even More Changes To Their Licence To Operate. Local Residents Ask ……..Will These Requests For Further Changes Ever Stop?

    Sandstone Point Hotel (SPH) recently lodged an application with Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) to vary the number of concerts that can be held at the SPH site at Sandstone Point. The request is to increase the number of concerts from 9 to 12 each...

Wanted – An Updated Vision For Bribie

The 2016 local government elections gave all Bribie residents an opportunity to sit back and think about questions like: What directions are currently being taken by Council and others that will affect Bribie’s future What will a future Bribie look like if these...

Responses To Survey Questionnaire For Division 1 Candidates In The March 19 Election

MBI has now received the responses to the candidate questionnaire sent out to all candidates who had announced their candidacy by February 3. Two candidates responded to the request by MBI and completed the questionnaire. MBI did not receive a response from one...

Who Are The Candidates For MBRC Division 1 And What Do They Stand For?

In its Facebook posting of last December 1, MBI advised that the upcoming council elections would be held on March 19.  So far as MBI is aware, three people have now announced they will be contestants in that election for Division 1.  In that December 1 posting, MBI...

Is It Time To Ban 4WD’s On Bribie Island’s Beaches ?

Earlier this year, MyBribieIsland Facebook published an entry that discussed the subject of 4WD access to Bribie’s beaches and it asked if it was time to ban such access. This proved to be one of MBI’s most visited entries. So MBI takes this opportunity to re-publish...

MBI Updates the Case of Toorbul Marine And Asks Why Would Anyone Want To Operate a Small Business in MBRC And Be Treated Like This

Doug Cuthbert and Heather Loader operate a boat building and repair business, Toorbul Marine, on a property adjacent to Elimbah Creek in Toorbul. This business had been operated for decades on this site before Doug and Heather purchased the business in 2002. The...

2015 State Elections – A Reflection by Mybribieisland

  Welcome to 2015 to all MBI’s readers. The 2015 State Elections were held on Jan 31, 2015. The electors have had their say. The votes have been counted. Elections Queensland has declared the results. As a result of a swing of about 12% in voter preferences,...

Mybribieisland Looks At The Project To Install Pedrestian Lights On Benabrow Avenue

In this, the last of the stories looking at the value Bribie Island ratepayers have obtained from capital projects on Bribie, MBI looks at the project to install traffic lights on Benabrow Avenue in 2009. This project has been selected because it was the first “major”...

Wanted – An Updated Vision For Bribie

The 2016 local government elections gave all Bribie residents an opportunity to sit back and think about questions like: What directions are currently being taken by Council and others that will affect Bribie’s future What will a future Bribie look like if these...

Who Are The Candidates For MBRC Division 1 And What Do They Stand For?

In its Facebook posting of last December 1, MBI advised that the upcoming council elections would be held on March 19.  So far as MBI is aware, three people have now announced they will be contestants in that election for Division 1.  In that December 1 posting, MBI...

Is It Time To Ban 4WD’s On Bribie Island’s Beaches ?

Earlier this year, MyBribieIsland Facebook published an entry that discussed the subject of 4WD access to Bribie’s beaches and it asked if it was time to ban such access. This proved to be one of MBI’s most visited entries. So MBI takes this opportunity to re-publish...

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