Gary Parsons speaks about the Bribie Island desalination plant threat and his retirement

Moreton Bay Regional Council Division 1 Councillor Gary Parsons speaks to 101.5 FM’s Andrew McCarthy-Wood about his retirement announcement, recent opinion poll, and the returning threat of a desalination plant on Bribie Island. Transcript Andrew McCarthy-Wood: Yes, you are listening to 101.5 FM. This is the Morning Magazine. Well, there’s been a subject that […]

Bribie Island fishing report: 29 October

One of the regular questions I get asked is, “Where are all the big whiting?” The simple answer to that is they are up the passage hiding. Let me explain… early season the bigger whiting come in to the main feeding grounds eg. the beaches and the sandy areas of the passage. Then as the […]

Did councillor Parsons serve Division 1 well?

As we reported on Tuesday, after nearly 14 years as Division 1 councillor, Gary Parsons will not seek reappointment to the Moreton Bay Regional Council when local government elections are held next year. Listen to the Podcast here. We want to know what you think. [gravityform id=”5″ title=”false” description=”false”] Feel free to voice your opinion in the comments […]

Division 1 councillor Gary Parsons not running in next year’s elections

After nearly 14 years in the hot seat, Bribie Island’s councillor is calling it a day. Gary Parsons will not seek reappointment to the Moreton Bay Regional Council when local government elections are held next year. Official media statement released today: I feel I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to live a fortunate life, […]

Bribie Police Wrap – Tuesday, October 27

This week officers from Bribie Island breath tested 301 drivers, however no drink drivers were detected which was an excellent result.  Drug driving detections have continued, and more activities are planned for the coming weeks.  20 drivers were issued infringement notices this week, mainly for speeding. Police attended 11 domestic violence incidents during the week, and also fielded many enquiries […]

Bribie Island fishing report: 22 October

Finally we are seeing some summer pelagic fish starting to make their presence felt in the northern bay. School mackerel of around the meter mark have been taken off most of the northern shipping channel beacons. These beacons are the perfect environment for mackerel as they attract plenty of bait fish which in turn attracts […]

Police Wrap – Thursday, October 22

Bribie Island officers were called to several burglary offences during the week, together with a number of stealing matters. Please take the time to secure garden sheds and garages when unattended, as these are often targetted by offenders. Officers were also required to attend a suspicious grass fire at Bora Place Ningi. Although the fire was safely […]

Three fisherman rescued from sea off Bribie Island

Three fisherman clinging precariously to their overturned vessel were plucked from the ocean after their boat was swamped by waves in waters off Bribie Island last night. Brisbane Water Police coordinated the rescue using the resources of Polair2 and the Bribie Island Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR). Police were alerted to the plight of the trio […]

Rodeo coming to Sandstone Point

Hold onto your hats, the Rodeo is coming to Sandstone Point Hotel (near Bribie Island & Caboolture) on Saturday 17th October for one massive afternoon and night of live rides, music and fun for the whole family. Bull rides, Saddle Rides, Bareback Rides, Junior Bull Rides, Junior Bull (U16) Rides and Poddy Rides will kick off […]

Bribie Island fishing report: 15 October

Hands up to all of you out there if you think that October is way too early for Christmas decorations in the shops… It scares me how quick the years go by these days, I can still remember telling you all about Easter. With the upcoming festivities our minds are turned to the holidays and […]