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MEET NAYDA THE LAKE NEWS

Jamie Furness January 1, 2024 3 min read

Meet LNP’s Business and Community Development Manager, Nayda Hernandez The Local News Publications (LNP) team is excited to welcome our newest team member Nayda Hernandez, who has been appointed the new role of Business and Community Development Manager. Nayda immigrated to Australia due to a civil war in El Salvador in 1986. She first settled…

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Australian Celtic Women perform at Forest Lake this Sunday

Jamie Furness December 2, 2023 2 min read

  The Australian Celtic Women will make a special guest performance at the Live Music at the Lake event this Sunday December 3, which starts at 3pm. The show will feature crowd-favourite songs and tunes from various Celtic nations, followed by Christmas carols for the whole audience to enjoy, as well as songs by the…

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How Forest Lake Voted in the 2023 Referendum

Jamie Furness October 18, 2023 2 min read

Forest Lake voters narrowly rejected the proposed Constitutional change to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Voice to Parliament, with the Oxley wider electorate returning a resounding “No” vote on the issue. The proposed amendment required both 51% of the popular vote and the majority of votes in all States to pass, and failed…

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Inala Small Business Award Winners Announced

Jamie Furness May 23, 2023 3 min read

Brought to you: The Inala Small Business Awards 2023 were presented by Member for Inala Annastacia Palaszczuk The Oxley Golf Club on Wednesday May 17. The awards recognised the important part each business played in the lives of those living in the Inala Electorate.  “I had a great time hosting the Inaugural 2023 Inala small…

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Easter Eggstravaganza an extra special event

Jamie Furness April 14, 2023 2 min read

The Lake News’ photo gallery of the Easter Eggstravaganza is online now! Make sure to grab your printed copy in The Lake News May edition coming out on the first week of the month

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Easter Holidays

Easter Eggstravaganza, Holiday Activities and Easter Services

Jamie Furness March 31, 2023 3 min read

The Easter holidays are here, and we’ve compiled a list of activities for your family to enjoy over the break, starting with the Easter Eggstravaganza event this Sunday!

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Plea to save Forest Lake’s black swans

Jamie Furness March 29, 2023 4 min read

All five black swan babies born during the recent breeding season at Forest Lake died within a fortnight. Sadly, this has been a commonly occuring event over the past decade. Why is it happening, and what can you to do help prevent it?

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Councillor Charles Strunk – International women’s Day and Anzac Day

Jamie Furness March 25, 2023 3 min read

I can’t believe we’re already into April. I feel it’s so important that we appreciate the good times and work collectively through the tough times. I hope you have come through the recent weather events okay. My office was working hard to report all the potholes, fallen tree branches, grass related jobs and more these…

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What’s Strong With You – What does a healthy community look like?

Jamie Furness March 16, 2023 2 min read

By Paul Jackson – What’s Strong With You? When it comes to addressing the challenges of living together in community, there are many ways to get stuff done. Some will move us toward a healthy, flourishing community and others away from it. I’m not primarily talking about what gets achieved here but how it gets…

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Patrick Perkins – Forest Lake History Part 6

Jamie Furness March 16, 2023 3 min read

Homestead Park in the north of Forest Lake is the site of the earliest settlement in the suburb, and home to Archerfield House; the property included all of Forest Lake and much more.  It was purchased by the Durack family in June 1882 and mined for coal by the Queensland Land and Coal company, however…

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