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YET ANOTHER APPLICATION HAS BEEN LODGED WITH MBRC FOR A MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE OF THE SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL SITE. HOW MANY MORE ARE GOING TO COME? WILL THEY EVER STOP? WILL COUNCIL CONTINUE TO APPROVE THEM REGARDLESS?

Following the 2020 Council elections, a contributor to the June/July editions of The Bribie Islander made the following comments on the challenges facing the new Council: Development Application Approval: Rightly or wrongly, MBRC has developed the reputation of...

CONCERTS ARE BACK AT SANDSTONE POINT TAVERN AND CLOGGING UP THE ROADS TO BRIBIE. RESIDENTS’ FRUSTRATIONS ARE GETTING GREATER AND GREATER. SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

Traffic and noise issues from major events at the Sandstone Point Tavern are becoming a greater and greater problem for Sandstone Point and Bribie Island residents. Calls for action to address them are growing and growing

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...

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...

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