Entries by VillageBuzz

Flying Foxes in Kingfisher Creek

Did you Know that Flying-foxes are the largest flying mammals in the world, are nocturnal and are native to Australia? Why do flying foxes live here? The vegetation along Kingfisher Creek at Albany Creek provides a safe place for Black and Grey-headed flying foxes to rest each day. In south East Queensland, most flying fox […]

Everton Park Heights Estate

A little local history Everton Hills is a wonderful, family-friendly suburb. It’s reminiscent of an era when you chatted over the fence with your neighbours, people looked out for one another and shopkeepers knew you by name. Indigenous past This sense of community dates back to the first inhabitants. Aboriginal clans including the Turrbal, Kabi […]

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Chermside:- where traffic congestion is getting worse

Talking points An Infrastructure Partnerships Australia report has used ride-sharing data to track travel times. The Chermside to CBD trip in the AM peak increased from 25.8 minutes to 27, April to June 2016 to 2017. Another report shows Stanley Street was the slowest corridor in Brisbane's road network. Travelling from Chermside into the city […]

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Redcliffe Coastguard

The Coast Guard’s here! It was recently the turn of McDowall local Kel Bennett to come under the Village Buzz spotlight when I met him to discuss his work with the Redcliffe flotilla of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association (AVCGA). The flotilla, known for short as QF3, is one of a network of coast […]

Wildlife Tracker

  We are very concerned here at Village Buzz about the safety of the wildlife living amongst us so we jumped at the chance of meeting Ken Anderson who has just launched the Wildlife Tracker website. During a very interesting meeting at Luv A Coffee I discovered that Ken is a semi-retired web developer who […]

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Everton House Story

An important but almost forgotten part of our area's history and that of Brisbane’s in general looks set to be demolished and replaced with townhouses. Brisbane City Council recently granted planning permission for Everton House at 19 Dargie Street to be demolished and replaced with 20 townhouses and parking for 30 resident's cars despite local […]