OBI OBI HALL

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Another Obi Surplus will be held at Obi Obi Hall next Wednesday, the 5th of December, 9.30 am

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Yoga is held every Tuesday at 5.00pm

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2018/9 Landholder Environment Grants program

Dear landholder.

I’d like to let you know, or remind you, that one of the activities that the MRCCC undertakes is to provide assistance to landholders in the Sunshine Coast hinterland to access support through the Council’s grants program. Typically this is via the Landholder Environment Grants program that is funded by the Environment Levy. It is available each year for on-ground projects that help protect and enhance the natural values of the area.

The application process starts on the 3rd December this year with submission of an Expression of Interest. I am available to assist you with submitting your EOI, property visit/s, advice regarding eligible project types, project development, application writing and submission. You also may have a project that dove-tails into other MRCCC programs that are running in your area (fencing, off-stream watering, weed control, stream bank stabilisation, revegetation) and I can guide you with this.

I will be setting up office at the Kenilworth Visitor Information Centre on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from next week (14th November) to the 13th February 2019. The grant application closes on the 26th February 2019 and will provide support for your project throughout 2019/20 financial year.

Please let me know if you would like to discuss project possibilities. You may come and see me at the Kenilworth Visitor Information Centre – please contact me to make a time so that I can be available and not be working with someone else when you come.

I look forward to working with you to enhance our natural environment while supporting your property enterprise/activities.

Eva Ford

Catchment Officer

Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee

25 Stewart Terrace Gympie QLD 4570

PO Box 1027

Phone: 07 5482 4766 Mobile: 0408 749 162

Working towards a sustainable and productive catchment

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A willy Wagtail and babies (probably about 2 weeks old)

Photo by John Cutmore

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Photo by Joy Moran

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An unusual interior setup

Photo by Joy Moran

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At the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on the 13.11.2018, last year’s Management Committee was re-elected to their previous positions

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The entrance to Kirbys Road Environmental  Reserve at the end of Kirby Road, Obi Obi

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Obi Obi Rural Fire Brigade at one of their training nights

 

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A  dinner was held at the hall to thank the volunteers that assisted at the Obi motorcycle Show and Shine event

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Noticed – a 75mm long nail embedded in a large round of timber left at the hall after a wedding

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Peachester Hall

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The interior of Peachester Hall

A meeting of Group Hall Committee members

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Part of Peachester Hall – Peachester Community Church

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November’s Obi Surplus

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Communities required to map freshwater turtle locations

TurtleSAT is a new website where communities are mapping the location of freshwater turtles in waterways and wetlands across the country. Australia’s unique freshwater turtles are in crisis – their numbers are declining and your help is needed to record where you see turtles in your local area.

https://www.turtlesat.org.au/turtlesat/default.aspx

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Obi Obi Valley

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OBI OBI HALL

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The Management Committee invites all members and interested people to the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held Tuesday, the 13th of November at 7.30 pm at Obi Obi Hall.

Members interested in applying for positions on the Management Committee can apply at the AGM meeting

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A yoga class has started at Obi Obi hall

Running every Tuesday from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

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Wedding 06.10.2018

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A relaxed set up for a wedding

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The hall’s stove is being replaced

The hall’s stove has a major problem with it’s gas burners, out of the six burners only three are currently working due to failed flame failure sensors and gas igniters. Repairs were carried out to some of the sensors, but others have failed and the stove manufacturer is unable to supply replacements.

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Creeping inch plant

Callisia repens

Common in South East Queensland, it forms smothering mats of vegetation in gardens

A real survivor, seen growing on rock in full sun with little soil and minimum water

For more information see below

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/creeping-inch-plant

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Obi Obi Hall is providing parking for the event below

Participants will assemble at the hall and be transferred by bus to the reserve at 139 – 249 Kirbys Road Obi Obi

For information on Kirbys Road Environmental  Reserve see the link below to Sunshine Coasts Council’s environmental reserve management plan below

https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Environment/Bushland-Protection/Environmental-Reserve-Management-Plans

Then scroll down to download

Kirbys Road Environmental Reserve
Management Plan

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AUSSIE BACKYARD BIRD COUNT     

 22—28 OCTOBER 2018

Join this nationwide citizen science project and make a real contribution to our understanding of local birds.  Data collected assists BirdLife Australia in understanding more about the birds that live where people live.

Register at  aussiebirdcount.org.au  

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Mary River Month 2018

Mary River Month is happening in the Mary River Catchment providing a diverse range of opportunities to get involved!

Sunday 23rd September to Saturday 10th November 2018

Photo by David Rowlands

For more information see

Mary River Catchment Coordination Association

http://mrccc.org.au/mary-river-month/

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Latest Obi Surplus

Held the  first Wednesday of the month starting at 9.30 am until 11.30 am

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OBI OBI HALL

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The next Obi Surplus will be held  next Wednesday, the 3rd, starting at 9.30 am

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 Black eyed Susan

Thunbergia alata

An environmental weed found growing along Hunsley Rd, Kidaman Creek

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Native to tropical and southern Africa

Environmental weeds are plants that invade native ecosystems and adversely affect the survival of indigenous flora and fauna

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/black-eyed-susan

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A recent wedding

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The toilet hallway is often used by weddings  for storage of items that are to be used outside on the hall’s grounds on the wedding day


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More feral pigs care of John Cutmore

Photo by John Cutmore

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The 2018 Obi Motorcycle Show and Shine Event

Show day, Sunday 7.30 am

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Some of the many Obi Obi Hall Association and Blackall Motorcycle Club volunteers

The Drop The Clutch Cafe

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Taking care of the money

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Getting the show going

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Keeping the volunteers re-hydrated

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Show judges

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Directing the guests

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Competitor registration

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Parking supervision

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Competition prizes

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See the Motorcycle Show Facebook  for more 2018 Motorcycle Show photos

https://www.facebook.com/Obi-Obi-Motorcycle-Show-Sunday-Sept-9-2018-1793915267498562/

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Sunshine Coast Council  grant

The Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek District Community Hall Association would like to thank Sunshine Coast Council for their grant of $1000.00 towards the running of the 2018 Motorcycle Show

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