We had a great time filming with The Great South East at Oxley Creek Common recently. The segment about the festival went to air on 2 September.
Here’s a late addition to the festival program, a 3km walk around Whites Hill, Carina, hosted by Whites Hill Pine Mountain Community Group.
Take a leisurely stroll up the hill, avoiding the steepest tracks. Expect to see lots of birds as well as a variety of plant types. With the weather in Brisbane warming, walkers will enjoy the views of flowering wattles, hoveas and maybe grass trees.
Not suitable for wheelchairs or prams. Distance travelled is about 3 km.
Meet at the far carpark past the Touch Football Clubhouse, off Boundary Rd, Camp
Hill. Phone Heather for more information on 0410 840 343.
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Brisbane City Council has been investing in new ways to protect the city’s creek catchments and waterways with the addition of rainwater gardens across
several suburbs in the city.
The roadside gardens most recently were installed along Cavendish Road in Coorparoo, and aren’t to be confused with any regular garden bed.
The innovative gardens not only look good as part of the streetscape but they also help to protect our local waterways.
They work by collecting water running off from the roads and footpaths in the raingarden, where soil and plants naturally filter pollutants. The filtered stormwater then flows slowly to the local creek, helping to protect our waterways, by keeping pollutants from entering untreated through the stormwater drains.
In addition to the seven raingardens recently installed in Coorparoo, Council has already established a number of raingardens around the city, including sites at:
- Boles Street,Stafford
- Byth Street, Stafford
- Quandeine Street, Stafford
- Matthews Street, Stafford
- Streisand Drive, Bridgeman Downs
- Saturn Crescent, Bridgeman Downs
- Logan Road, Greenslopes
The investment to include raingardens in urban street designs is part of Council’s 2026 vision to deliver a well designed subtropical city and a healthy river and bay.
Sunday 2nd September | 10am – 4pm
We have a fantastic range of events planned for the official launch of the Peaks to Points Festival on 2 September, at Festival Family Day. Come and celebrate father’s day with us at Oxley Creek Common.
Kids can join the jam at the Sound Playground, featuring a conglomeration of musical contraptions, just made to be hit! From tuned truck mag wheels and pool filters to the funky ‘thongaphone’, anyone can make music on this way-out musical installation! There will also be a range of marimbas set up at Marimbas on the Move. These wooden xylophones offer a fun and creative way for people to make their own music.
Local artist, Julia Bell, will be running a series of art workshops for children throughout the day. There will also be Geckoes Wildlife presentations, an animal farm run by Corinda State High School, and children’s entertainment. Kids can learn Bollywood dance techniques at interactive workshops with the Bollywood Dhamaka Dancers.
For the grown-ups there will be worm farming and composting demonstrations, as well as a sustainability expo and information displays by local community and environment groups. Seedball making workshops will run throughout the day. Darryl Jones will give a talk on ‘living with koalas’ and there will be a workshop about the benefits of cultivating native bees.
Families can explore nearby Oxley Creek by canoe, with free canoeing operated by the Pamphlet Sea Scouts. Or join the Recycling Olympics to test your recycling skills!
Oxley Creek Common | Sherwood Road, Rocklea.
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Saturday 8thof September | between 10 am and 1 pm
The Peaks to Points Festival is all about celebrating and enjoying south east Queensland’s wonderful environment – at any age. If you’re thinking about retirement and looking for a place that takes full advantage of its natural surrounds, look no further than the beautiful village of Aveo Durack, festival sponsor.
This secure retirement community boasts two outdoor swimming pools and an indoor hydrotherapy pool, a manicured croquet lawn with bowls green and an on-site nurse available 24/7, plus over 40 activities to suit all tastes and lifestyles from archery to Tai Chi.
The village is holding an Open Day on Saturday, 8 September, where people can view the site’s stunning, brand-new, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villas. Participate in a tour of the village and its amenities, or simply come along and enjoy a sausage sizzle and a chat.
Aveo Durack’s Open Day | 356 Blunder Road, Durack.
For more information please call 13 AVEO (13 28 36).
Are you looking for ideas to make your house more sustainable? More than 200 sustainable homes across Australia will be open to the public on Sunday 9 September, as part of Sustainable House Day. You’re sure to find lots of practical advice and information to make your home more environmentally friendly.
Sustainable House Day is a national annual event showcasing sustainable living for ideas and inspiration, an initiative in keeping with the philosophy of the Peaks to Points Festival, which aims to support sustainability measures in all facets of our daily life.
All open homes are free to enter. There is also a variety of events, activities, seminars and public tours of green buildings as part of the Sustainable House Day campaign.
Participating homes will be showcasing sustainable living, conducting tours and providing practical information and experience of building or retrofitting an existing home. Many homes will also feature access to product suppliers, builders and architects. SHD12 will be celebrating “ 2012 The Year of Sustainable Energy for All”, a United Nations initiative.
The event an initiative of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). For more information including house details and locations visit www.sustainablehouseday.com
Tuesday 11 September | 9am-midday
Visit one of Brisbane’s newest Men’s Sheds to see members building nesting boxes for lorikeets, which will be for sale on the day. The 33 members of the Oxley Men’s Shed work on a range of local projects, including maintenance work at a nearby church hall and cemetery. The event concludes with a free morning tea.
This event hosted by the Oxley Men’s Shed.
Oxley Men’s Shed, 18 California Road, Oxley.
For details contact John Brown on 3379 6096 or email@example.com
Wednesday 12 September | 10am to midday
Step back in time with members of the Oxley Chelmer History Group, on a bus tour of historic sites around Graceville, Sherwood, Corinda and Chelmer. The tour will visit historical homes such as Verney (1888) and Hurlton (late 1880s), as well as historic cemeteries. The tour will stop at Sherwood Arboretum, to view an avenue of trees planted by early settlers, and Magazine Street, once the headquarters for the campaign to eradicate prickly pear. Walter Taylor (1872 – 1955) was an Australian visionary who built many Brisbane landmarks, including the heritage-listed Walter Taylor Bridge and the Graceville Methodist church. The tour will cover these and other Walter Taylor sites.
Event hosted by the Oxley Chelmer History Group.
Tour leaves from Corinda Railway Station, Browne St, Corinda.
Cost is $10 per person and bookings are essential.
To RSVP contact Marion Mackenzie on 3379 1967or firstname.lastname@example.org