Wednesday, December 22, 2010

boonah to ipswich trail plan open for comment

You are invited to have your say on the draft Boonah to Ipswich Trail Plan

Your feedback will help finalise the plan and deliver a new recreation trail for non-motorised trail users in South East Queensland, and we need you to contribute your thoughts on how we make this the best trail in SEQ !!!!

How to have your say - Please download the submission form (39 KB) and provide your response under the relevant headings of the form. You can submit your feedback via post, fax or email to:

The Project Manager Draft Boonah to Ipswich Trail Plan
Department of Infrastructure and Planning
Post: PO Box 15009 City East Qld 4002
Fax: 07 3224 4683

For enquiries contact the department.

Submissions close on 18 February 2011

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

public education for our future

For the first time since 1973, the government is reviewing the way that it funds schools and is seeking community input.

This is your opportunity to have your say and help get a better deal for the millions of families who rely on our public schools, including everyone at Boonah State School.

More funding for public schools would mean smaller class sizes and more individual attention for students. It’s the best investment we could make for our future.

Did you know that currently public schools receive a fixed amount of around $1,000 per student each year, while private schools receive up to $7,000 per student, regardless of the school’s other income, its wealth or resources ? In total, private schools get two thirds of the money the federal government spends on schools, even though they only educate one third of students. If nothing is done to change this the public school share will fall even further.

We must move away from a system that puts private schools first and extends privilege rather than opportunity.

If you care about the education of our children and the quality of public education in Australia, and want to make a difference, please visit it’s as easy as adding your name to the petition or writing a simple submission. Working together we can convince the politicians that their top priority should be investing more in our public schools and our children.

Friday, December 3, 2010

fassifern reserve

on sunday november 28, a bunch of us got together to plant 250 trees and spread many bales of hay.

many more than in the photo came along. these were just the early birds who got there on time.

it was a great day with wonderful company, good food, and lots achieved.

lots more photos are accessible on
facebook, even if you're not on facebook.

there's now around 1,000 trees in this planting, and once the project is complete, around 2,000 will be in the ground.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

free trees program

the council's free trees program will be visiting springleigh park this saturday december 4 between 8am and noon. residents must bring their voucher in order to collect their trees.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

environmental arts program

thanks to the regional arts development fund, BOSS will be presenting an environmental arts program next year !! basket weaving, mosaic, altered art and fabric dyeing workshops will focus on using natural resources and recycling and reusing items which could otherwise be destined for landfill.

featuring local professional artists, therese flynn-clarke, kris and melinda belfield, jo davies and patena moesker.


GASLAND the movie screens at the boonah cultural centre this weekend. screenings at 10am and 7pm friday 3 december and 7pm saturday 4 december.

fracking is now happening in australia, and you can find out more and contribute to the discussion at

there's also a petition to the QLD government calling for a moratorium on coal seam gas until the full effects of the industry are known.