Mon Repos Turtle Centre one of Australia’s best eco-experiences

December 07, 2021 0 Comments

Mon Repos, near Bundaberg
The Mon Repos Turtle Centre’s dedication to turtle conservation and research has been rewarded, with the centre being recognised as one of Australia’s best ecotourism experiences.

Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the centre had received Advanced Ecotourism, Respecting Our Culture and Climate Action certifications by Ecotourism Australia – an organisation that recognised Australia’s best environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism operators.

“These certifications recognise the Mon Repos Turtle Centre’s commitment to turtle conservation, support for the local community, promotion of the cultural values of the area’s First Nations People and visitor education,” Minister Scanlon said.

“Only 20 tourism businesses Australian-wide have achieved all three certifications, and Mon Repos joins the Daintree Discovery Centre and Townsville’s Reef HQ Aquarium as the only Queensland attractions on this exclusive list.

“An auditor of the accreditation process described Mon Repos has “a jewel in the crown of Queensland’s ecotourism experiences” and applauded the centre’s ability to successfully combine conservation, research and its presentation of natural and cultural values.”

The Palaszczuk Government has invested $750,000 to install 446 new solar panels and battery storage to power the Mon Repos turtle centre and conservation park.

“When operational in January 2022, the solar system will produce 170kW of solar power with 400kWh of battery storage to cover 97 per cent of the centre’s electricity consumption,” Minister Scanlon said.

“We have also purchased an additional 42 hectares of land to double the size of the conservation area to more than 80 hectares.

“As well as protecting our turtles, Mon Repos’ renewable energy is also protecting our environment.”

Ms Scanlon said the re-developed Mon Repos Turtle Centre was opened in late 2019 and offered visitors a state-of-the-art ecotourism experience that allowed them to fully immerse themselves in marine turtle research and conservation.

“The design of the centre was carefully considered to ensure the building is ecologically sustainable, long-lasting and had minimal impact on the surrounding environment,” she said.

“More than 30,000 people visit the centre each year to experience the wonder of seeing a turtle lay her eggs, or to watch hundreds of tiny hatchlings emerging from their nests.”

Nightly turtle tours run from November to March each year. Tickets, when available, can be purchased from Bundaberg Region - Bundaberg Turtle Season.

More information about the Mon Repos Turtle Centre is available at

Source: Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs

The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon

OZBLASTERS Surfers Paradise

November 06, 2021 0 Comments

ozblasters surfers paradise shop front
OZBLASTERS Shop Surfers Paradise
 A Shop in Surfers next to Condom, Selling Plastic Replica Guns for fun.

OZBLASTERS carry all the major brands of Gel Blasters Machina Guns, Pistols SMG'S, Tactical Gear, Magazines, Spare Parts and Electric Bikes

Address: 3220 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise Queensland Australia 4217. 

Trading Hours:
Sun-Thurs 9:00am-6:00 pm
Fri-Sat 9:00am-8:00pm
Phone: 0468786048


New affordable social housing $1.9B project's for the Gold Coast

September 10, 2021 0 Comments

Construction has commenced on a new affordable housing project on the Gold Coast, being built in partnership with a registered not-for-profit community housing provider and the Palaszczuk Government.

Minister for Communities and Housing Leeanne Enoch said more projects like this would be delivered across the state as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s bold new Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025, which is placing vulnerable Queenslanders into housing sooner.

“Our housing plan includes $1.9 billion over four years to increase social housing stock and the establishment of a new $1 billion Housing Investment Fund that will deliver returns that will support increased social and affordable housing development across the state,” Minister Enoch said.

“This is the largest concentrated investment in social housing in Queensland’s history and will increase the supply of social and affordable housing by almost 10,000 homes over the life of our Housing Strategy, including 7,400 new builds over the next four years.

“The new housing project in Eugaree Street in Southport, is an example of how we are working with the community housing sector to provide more social and affordable housing in Queensland, supporting the community housing sector with a streamlined operating framework and a better focus on responding to community need.

“This is the first of two projects scheduled to start in Southport this year partnering with Community Housing (Qld) Limited (CHQL), with our Government contributing more than $2.3 million to fund construction of the units on land supplied by CHQL.

“This is an outstanding result for Queensland and we will continue to partner with community providers around the state to increase social and affordable housing stock, housing more vulnerable Queenslanders, sooner,” Ms Enoch said.

The Eugaree Street project will deliver five two-bedroom and two one-bedroom units of affordable housing along with eight car parks and will create an estimated 20 jobs working on the building and many more across the construction industry, delivering on Queensland’s plan for economic recovery from COVID -19.

Minister for Science and Youth Affairs and Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said this exciting new construction will provide a great boost for those in need in the Gold Coast community.

“All of the apartments will be designed to new benchmark standard with one designed to a Platinum standard that will accommodate full wheelchair accessibility,” Minister Scanlon said.

“Through the Palaszczuk Government’s new action plan, we are increasing the supply of social and affordable housing, providing the community housing sector with a streamlined operating framework and a better focus on responding to community need.

“Our Government is partnering with CHQL for the delivery of another 37 affordable housing units and three specialist disability accommodation units in Pohlman Street, Southport, providing much-needed homes for the Gold Coast community.

“It adds to major housing projects delivered by this Government like the Gold Coast Youth Foyer, which we recently handed the keys over to earlier this year."

CHQL will provide tenancy and property management services for the project once it is completed around the middle of next year.

Another project has recently been contracted with CHQL to deliver a further 30 affordable housing units and three specialist disability accommodation units in Miami, with construction expected to commence in 2022.

Queensland State Manager Frances Paterson-Fleider said the Eugaree Street project would be the first in a range of new community housing projects being undertaken by CHQL in partnership to assist Queenslanders in need.

“CHQL are delighted to be partnering with the Queensland Government in this project,” Ms Paterson-Fleider said.

“These new homes will provide people with much needed safe, secure and affordable homes on the Gold Coast enabling them to live a good quality of life and maintain local connections.

“These will provide safe and secure homes for single people, couples, or families in need of quality affordable accommodation that is well located to services and employment opportunities in Southport.”

CHQL currently manages around 1,300 affordable tenancies in Queensland through its offices located in Robina, Roma and Maryborough.

Source: Minister for Communities and Housing, Minister for Digital Economy and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Leeanne Enoch Queensland Media

Lollie Lane Surfers Paradise

July 09, 2021 0 Comments

Lollie Lane
Photo Surfers Paradise Local

Address: Shop 1/3179 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 Australia

2 Minute Walk from Call Tram Station

Lollie Lane online store Website

Phone: (07) 5609 7450

  • American Products
  • Australian Lollies
  • British Sweets
  • European Products
  • Pick & Mix Lollies
  • Pick & Mix - Jelly Belly
  • Breakfast
  • Bulk
  • Chips
  • Chocolate
  • Dairy Free
  • Dutch Licorice
  • Gluten Free
  • Novelties
  • Nut Free
  • Rock Candy
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Sugar Free
  • Opening Hours
  • Monday- Sunday 11:00am

700 meter Seaway Promenade at the Spit open to the Public

June 09, 2021 0 Comments

Seaway Promenade at the Spit
Photo Queensland Government

A new 700-meter walkway along the south wall of the Gold Coast Seaway at The Spit is now open to the public.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the opening of the Seaway Promenade was another Spit Master Plan milestone.

“The Seaway Promenade offers unobstructed views south along the city’s coastline, north to the scenic beaches of South Stradbroke Island and along the Seaway to the hinterland,” Mr Miles said.

“It enhances a much-loved destination for locals and visitors to continue enjoying at The Spit.

“The very end of the walkway has a great view of the Gold Coast coastline and I’m sure will become one of the most popular places for a selfie on the coast.

“The Queensland Government has invested $6.84 million in the Seaway Promenade, the Moondarewa Spit foreshore improvements and a shared pathway between Sea World and Doug Jennings Park.

“I’m proving tourism and community infrastructure is part of our Government’s economic recovery plan.”

Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said The Spit was a destination for locals and tourists.

“Whether it’s walking your dog, going for a swim or having a family bbq, The Spit has something for everyone,” Ms Scanlon said.

“The next phase of government investment includes a rainforest restoration project at Federation Walk, improvements to Muriel Henchman Park and new facilities at the top of Marine Stadium.

“These projects will continue to support the creation of jobs and the delivery of community infrastructure as part of the government’s economic recovery plan for Queensland.

“Thanks to Queensland’s strong health response we’re now getting on with our economic recovery.”

Gold Coast Waterway Authority CEO Hal Morris said the opening of the Seaway Promenade had been keenly awaited and the walkway was set to become one of The Spit’s top attractions.

“It’s exciting to be delivering new spaces at The Spit for visitors and locals to explore and enjoy,” Mr Morris said.

Source: Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

The Honourable Dr Steven Miles

The Pinnacle Surfers Paradise

June 09, 2021 0 Comments

The Pinnacle

Watch Awesome Sunsets of the Hinterlands

Pinnacle Bookings Website

The Pinnacle Apartments has an outdoor swimming pool, a garden,  Featuring a private pool, the apartment is near Tram Station where guests can engage in activities such as shopping, Clubbing and Themeparks. The apartment features 1 bedroom, a wide-screen TV, equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a hot tub. The Pinnacle Apartments is only a 10-minute walk to Surfers Paradise Beach South or Wharf Road Beach

 Address: 2894/2910 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

 Florida Garden Tram Station

Crown Currency Exchange Pacific Fair

June 02, 2021 0 Comments

Crown Currency Exchange 

Crown Currency Exchange Pacific Fair is on the ground floor at the Myer entrance to the Arcade, under the escalators.

Shop K4A / 2-32 Hooker Blvd Broadbeach Waters Queensland Australia 4218

Tram Station Broadbeach South

Crown Currency Website

Opening Hours
Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Hakataya Ramen Pacific Fair

June 02, 2021 0 Comments

Hakataya Ramen

Take some time to sit and experience authentic Japanese Ramen broth with noodles

Hakataya Ramen from Japan (Since 1996)

Authentic Japanese Ramen in Brisbane and Gold Coast.
We are specialised in Tonkotsu Ramen with broth made from scratch.

Address: Ground Floor Grid 06/  2-32 Hooker BLVD Broadbeach Waters
Tram Station Broadbeach South

Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
Thursday open to 6:00pm
  • Phone: 07 5527 6600

Krispy Kreme Pacific Fair

May 26, 2021 0 Comments

Krispy Kreme Pacific Fair
Krispy Kreme Pacific Fair
Longtime chain serving a variety of doughnut flavours & shapes, plus coffee & frozen drinks

Address:2-32 Hooker BLVD Broadbeach Waters 4218
Tram station Broadbeach South.

Krispy Kreme Pacific Fair serves our full product range, offering our customers our world-famous doughnuts, specialty barista coffee, scrumptious bagels and old school shakes. Whether you’re picking up a few dozen donuts to share (or maybe not share) or grabbing a quick snack on the go, we’ve got you covered. Home of the Original Glazed Doughnut, Krispy Kreme has been sharing moments of Joy with the world since 1937. Visit us in-store and while here why not grab yourself a shake or coffee combo, perfectly paired to our world-famous doughnuts and delicious bagels.
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Gharana Grill Kitchen Surfers Paradise

April 15, 2021 0 Comments

Gharana Grill Kitchen Surfers Paradise Alison Park Centre
 Two Minute walk from Cavil Light Rail Station

Indian Street Food, Seafood, Rice, Curries and Vegan Food
Gharana Grill Kitchen Surfers Paradise

3240 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday
12:00pm to 11:00pm

Phone: (07) 5520 2088