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TOONDAH HARBOUR A survey is currently being held in relation to support for the Toondah Harbour project. There is a survey page on page 9 where you can scan the QR code and show your support for the waterside rejuvenation. The project will transform a rather bleak area of the foreshore into a destination of waterfront dining, foreshore parklands, heritage trails, marina and more. As well as being the departure point for ferries to North Stradbroke Island, it will become a true tourism destination in its own right. It is projected 50,000 visitors a year will be attracted to the Redlands and will provide more than 1000 jobs locally and 500 permanent jobs, on completion. To find out more, turn to page 9 of this edition. KEV THE CHEF Kev O’Donovan, otherwise known as Kev the Chef, is somewhat of a ‘Pied Piper’. Wherever he cooks, the hungry will follow! Well it certainly seems to be the case, with Kev proving extremely popular with his generous meals the Russell Island RSL Club’s Billy’s Bistro. With the club picking up and now trading 7 days, so too is Kev now cooking 7 days! Lunch and dinner 7 days a week is a great bonus for the islands and the culinary scene. WELCOME TO TANJA MARIC The new manager at the Russell Island RSL Club is Tanja Maric. Tanja is an island resident and has had more than 30 years’ experience working in the club industry. She has hit the ground running and momentum is gradually building at the RSL Club. Hats off to the RSL Sub Branch executive who had to get their ‘hands dirty’ getting the club up and running again after 12 month of previous turmoil. There are some exciting new ideas coming forward. Keep and eye out and enjoy the important island club facility. DEE’S REDLANDS HOME CARE Deanna Foster is a lady on our islands making a real difference with her Redlands Home Care. Dee started the business from scratch and now she has a formidable operation involving cleaning to management services. Originally starting out as Dee’s Cleaning Services, she upgraded her business and services and changed the name to Redlands Home Care about three years ago. The business provides a locally-owned and local team to provide a list of services including domestic and commercial cleaning, pre-sale cleaning, real estate cleans, styling and upgrades, builders’ cleans for the building industry, bond cleaning, professional window cleaning and NDIS Aged Care services. She provides valuable employment to a top class team working on all the Southern Bay Islands. With a busy Christmas and holiday season almost here, Redlands Home Care could be just what you need before and during the coming holidays. Find and more and give Dee a call on 0458 775 607 or email RECENT RAIN BRINGS OUT THE MOZZIES Aerial and ground mosquito treatments are in full swing across Redlands Coast as Council responds to the inevitable influx of mosquitoes brought about by perfect weather conditions for breeding. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that recent rain, coupled with warm weather, provided ideal breeding conditions for the saltmarsh mosquito endemic to the area. Redlands Coast has been particularly hard hit due to our coastal location. Council’s Pest Management Team is out in full force doing treatments across our island and mainland communities, recently targeting OUR Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Redland Bay, Victoria Point, Thornlands and Birkdale. WILLOW & OAK CAFE and KITCHEN The new owners and operators of the Willow & Oak Cafe and Kitchen on Macleay Island are Steven and Andrea Stamusz. The couple are originally from Hungary, so it is no surprise that there is some flare in their menu at Willow & Oak. Long time local Emma and her partner Jesse are helping out, too. They have developed a good, quality menu with an emphasis on breakfasts and lunch. There is also a ‘blackboard’ menu and it is here you will often find dishes with a touch of Hungary and other European destinations. Every second Friday night they are now holding ‘theme’ nights: Hungarian, Italian and Moroccan meals already being featured. Willow & Oak Cafe Kitchen is located at Shop 2, 25 High Central Road, Macleay Island as is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 2pm; Saturdays 7am to 1pm; and now Sundays 8am to 12 noon! Gve Andrea a call on 0414 198 398. helping out. TNT FENCING New advertiser is the family owned company, T’N’T Fencing (AUST) Pty Ltd who are now building their quality fences on our islands. The business has been in operation since 1988 building all forms of fencing right around SE Queensland. The T’N’T team consists of dad Todd, mum Tina and son Tim who offer expert and friendly fencing services to the highest standards. So much so, that all their fencing work comes with an amazing 7y year installation warranty. The specialise in all forms of fencing. Call Tina one 0434 088 802 or email would like a Quote to email the details to

TERMIGOLD TERMITE CONTROL SYSTEM BASED HERE! In what is a huge boost to business on our islands, a nation-wide company is now based on Russell Island. Renowned termite eradication company, TERMIGOLD, has been moved to our islands, and is another new advertiser in your Friendly Bay Islander. TERMIGOLD are bringing employment and a great new direction for island business, industry and future employment opportunities. Daniel and Michelle Golin are the husband-and-wife team behind TERMIGOLD, having developed a unique do-it-yourself industry. See their feature page in this edition. There is no doubt all island homes will benefit from their clever monitoring and control termite system. QU CARE ISLAND HOME SERVICES QuCare is providing important care for the aged and people with a disability on our islands. The organisation provides care services to the home or within the island community. Their services include: Support co-ordination; Personal care, nursing and allied health; Home care including mowing, cleaning and maintenance QU Care also helps those in difficult circumstances to stay connected to the community offering transport and social support services. And if you are a carer and you are in need of some respite assistance and support care in the home or when it comes to holidays, Qu Care can also provide assistance. If you wish to know more, check out their full page advertisement in this edition. You may contact them on 3102 3331, go to, or email



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