25 September 2023

Saigon Baguette & Sugarcane Juice Surfers Paradise

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Saigon Baguette & Sugarcane Juice

Indulge in the tantalizing flavours of Vietnam at our renowned takeaway shop. Savor the delicious Vietnam Baguette, featuring our signature crispy roasted pork banhmi that has gained a cult following. Quench your thirst with refreshing sugarcane juice and a variety of freshly squeezed juices. Discover the authentic tastes of Vietnam, served with love and passion. Visit us today for a delightful culinary experience! - Surfer Paradise Menu: - Crispy Roasted Pork Banh Mi - BBQ Chicken Banh Mi - Pulled Pork Banh Mi - Lemongrass chillies tofu Banh Mi - Freshly Squeezed Sugarcane juice - Freshly Squeezed Fruit Juice (no sugar/water added) - Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Cucumber, Kale, Celery, Beetroot, Carrots and many more
Address: 3183 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
A two Minute walk from Cavill Tram StationOpening Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm, Friday-Saturday 9:00am-7:00pmSunday 10:00am-5:00pmPhone:  0405 997 879

16 September 2023

7-Eleven Cavil Avenue

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7-Eleven Cavil Avenue

Convenience store

A 2 Minute's walk from Cavill Tram Station

Address: Shop 3, 4 Orchid Avenue Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Phone: 07 5538 3393

Opening Hours: 24 hours
7-Eleven Website
One of Australia’s largest private companies, with more than 700 stores located in neighbourhoods across Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, Queensland and Western Australia. Our business is made up of more than 450 small family-owned businesses. Approximately 8,800 people work under the 7-Eleven brand, either directly with 7-Eleven or through franchised stores

05 August 2023

QLD SPER collected a record $400 million and seized 360 vehicles in 2022-23.

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Orange Mustang
Photo:  State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER)

The State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) has delivered a record $400 million in collections for the financial year, an increase of more than $100 million from last year.

The result coincides with the start of a ‘Brisbane blitz’, as enforcement officers target suburbs, including Chermside, Nundah, Oxley, Mt Gravatt and Tingalpa.

This follows another successful operation for SPER across South East Queensland, targeting repeat traffic fine offenders, where officers seized 58 vehicles and collected more than $1.7 million in cash. 

  • SPER collected a record $400 million and seized 360 vehicles in 2022-23.
  • A new operation will target fine dodgers in Brisbane.
  • Enforcement officers seized 58 vehicles in the latest operation, targeting repeat traffic fine offenders.

The operation saw officers execute seizure warrants at locations across Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast, taking its haul to a record 360 vehicles seized over the past year.

Cars seized during the operation included a Mustang, Porsche Cayenne, hi-spec utes and even a Harley-Davidson from debtors.

These vehicles will be sold where the owners are not willing to pay their debts.

These are debtors who have demonstrated that they are unwilling to obey the road rules and have endangered other road users through their actions.

One of these debtors had incurred more than 20 traffic fines in the past 12 months alone, including a dozen speeding fines.

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick:

“Queenslanders rightly expect people to be held accountable for their actions, especially when those actions endanger the safety of others.

“If someone is fined for breaking the law, they should pay that fine promptly.

“The $400 million recovered by SPER is money that will provide services and infrastructure to Queenslanders, helping to reduce cost of living pressures.

“SPER officers will be active across Brisbane suburbs over the coming weeks, targeting those individuals and companies who continue to break the law and rack up fines.

“Officers will clamp and seize vehicles of debtors who refuse to pay what they owe the people of Queensland.

“The Palaszczuk Government is absolutely committed to recovering money owed to the people of Queensland, and that’s why we’ve supported SPER through the Debt Recovery and Compliance Program (DRCP). 

Source: Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment

The Honourable Cameron Dick

02 August 2023

Ripley’s Mirror Maze, Ripley's Believe it or Not! Surfers Paradise

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New Ripley's Mirror Maze
Soul Boardwalk

Make your way through seemingly endless hallways full of LED lights and mirrors, it’s time to challenge your perception and sense of direction. Do you have the determination to find your way out?

More from Ripley's Believe it or Not! Surfers Paradise  


Tourist attraction Cavill Mall Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Phone: 61-7-5592-0040

17 July 2023

Wanted: Queenslanders to do an extraordinary job as foster carers

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Pic of Debbie and Steve

More than 600 Queenslanders have enquired about becoming a foster carer this year in response to a campaign calling for more carers to open their hearts and homes to vulnerable children.


A foster carer recruitment campaign, featuring carers like Debbie and Steve from Brisbane, is calling for everyday Queenslanders to take on the extraordinary job.


Queensland has more than 6,000 carer families who come from all walks of life, but more are needed to help provide stable and safe homes for at-risk children and young people.


The recruitment campaign – We need more foster carers, like you – showcases the stories of real carers who have opened their homes to young people in care.


This includes married couples with children of their own, de facto couples, single parents, LGBTIQA+ community members and First Nations carers.


Whether it is short or long-term care for children or teenagers, carers are provided with training and support through specialist agencies.


They also get a tax-free fortnightly allowance to help meet the needs of young people placed in their homes.


Quotes attributable to Child Safety Minister Craig Crawford:

“I am so proud of Queensland’s foster and kinship carers and their tireless commitment to our most vulnerable children.

“Carers are the backbone of our child protection system, and we value them enormously.

“Sadly, the number of children coming into care continues to rise, which is why we are always looking for more carers to provide safe and loving homes for young people who can no longer remain safely with their family.

“I want to say thank you to the more than six hundred Queenslanders who have expressed an interest in becoming carers this year already– this is the first and most important step towards becoming a carer and changing the life of a child forever.

“Through this latest campaign I hope we can inspire even more Queenslanders to consider taking on this incredibly rewarding role because we can never have too many carers.

“It is stories like Debbie and Steve’s, and thousands more throughout the state, that best explain why being a foster carer can make such a difference.

“As Nelson Mandela said: “there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children”.”

Quotes attributable to Brisbane foster carers Debbie and Steve, parents to five biological children who have been carers for 21 years:

As long as you’ve got that love, that care, that compassion and patience and time, you can become a carer,” said Debbie.

“Out of the whole 21 years, we wouldn’t change anything. There's always been ups and downs, but overall, we've just loved every experience that we've had and every child that we've had in our care.”

Steve said: “There’s many reasons why kids come into care. We're not there to take them away from mum or dad, or nan or pop. It's just because of the situation they're in at this time.

“We’re there to look after the child and provide for them a nice environment, spend time with them, do things with them, take them out, give them a nice warm bed and plenty of food.

“Seeing our own children grow up in this environment – it's been an amazing experience for them too.

“It's not about jumping in there, thinking you're going to come along and save every little child. It's about opening up your heart, your home, your lives to these little children.

“Let’s help one at a time and let’s do the best we can do.

“Without us, where would the kids go?”

Explainer/fast fact and or further information:

Anyone interested in becoming a foster carer should visit www.qld.gov.au/fostercare or call Queensland Foster and Kinship Care 

on 1300 550 877.

Attribution: statements.qld.gov.au/

05 June 2023

Phases Men’s Fashion Surfers Paradise

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Phases Men’s Fashion
The Forum Arcade Surfers Paradise

Phases Men's Fashion is a shopping destination in Australia for genuine, international designer brands, including HUGO BOSS, Emporio Armani, EA7, Armani Exchange, Cipo & Baxx +more
Website: phasesmensfashion.com.au

34 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
EMAIL: info@phasesformen.com.au
PHONE: 07 5570 3003 or 0414 573 715
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
A 6 Minute walk from Cypress Ave Station

01 June 2023

Major renewables overhaul Wivenhoe pumped hydro powerhouse

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Queensland’s largest hydro power station will undergo a $17 million overhaul to ensure it continues to operate safely and reliably while delivering clean power for generations.

  • 100 jobs supported during 100-day planned overhaul at Wivenhoe Pumped Hydro.
  • $17 million investment to ensure ongoing reliability of the 285MW Unit 2.
  • Overhaul works critical for the long-term reliability of Queensland’s largest hydro.
  • Unit 1 generator will continue to operate as normal, after its own overhaul in 2021.

Major maintenance works have started at the publicly-owned Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station this month, creating 100 jobs under the Palaszczuk Government’s Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan.

Wivenhoe Pumped Hydro Power Station has two massive 285MW turbines and these planned maintenance works take place every five years which is critical for the long-term reliability of Queensland’s only existing pumped hydro facility.

Publicly owned CleanCo is being supported by the specialised workforce at Downer to undertake these works, and where possible is engaging local businesses to support the delivery of this important work.

Quotes attributable to the Assistant Minister and Member for Bundamba:

“Wivenhoe is incredibly important for our plan to deliver cleaner, cheaper, more secure energy – as Queensland’s only current pumped storage hydroelectric power station it’s a fast ramping, flexible energy generator that is setting us up for 70 per cent renewable energy by 2032.

“By undertaking significant maintenance on one turbine at a time, the Wivenhoe Pumped Hydro can continue to operate throughout the overhaul period, providing reliable low-emission energy to the grid.

“Our Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan is developing two mega clean energy pumped hydro projects in regional Queensland, Borumba west of the Sunshine Coast and Pioneer-Burdekin west of Mackay.

“Our plan also invests in skills, training and support for both our existing energy sector workforce and creating the new jobs and careers of tomorrow.”

Quotes attributable to Wivenhoe Site Manager, Trevor Turner

“The work we are undertaking requires a highly skilled workforce and during the overhaul the number of people on site will increase almost ten-fold to 100.

“Our team will be required to work across three separate work fronts which predominately include working at heights and in confined spaces to inspect and where needed, repair or refurbish the power station structure which is around 50m below Wivenhoe dam level.

“They will also complete work in the pipe infrastructure that connects the upper reservoir to the power station which is 6.5 metres in diameter and over 400 metres in length.

“The team is very proud of the work we are doing to preserve and enhance the efficiency and long-term reliability of the power station, and our sharp focus on health, safety, environment and quality will be the key to a successful overhaul.”

Quotes attributable to CleanCo CEO, Tom Metcalfe:

"Wivenhoe Pumped Hydro is a unique asset not only in CleanCo’s portfolio, but in the broader Queensland energy network. It plays an essential role in firming wind and solar energy to provide Queenslanders with reliable, low-emission energy during peak periods,” he said.

“These major overhauls allow us to thoroughly inspect the asset and undertake significant maintenance activities to ensure it continues to operate efficiently and reliably as the dependance on energy storage technologies increases.”

Quotes attributable to Nikki Poteri-Collie, General Manager Industrial & Energy East, Downer:

“Downer has provided outage and maintenance at Wivenhoe for 20 years, and we’re pleased to continue this track record of delivering highly technical services, ensuring the ongoing reliability of this important asset.”

“Our expert team was also involved in the most recent overhaul in 2021, and we are committed to ensuring this overhaul is completed with the same high standards of safety and efficiency.”

Source: Queensland Government

Assistant Minister for Energy
Mr Lance McCallum

15 May 2023

Cheeky Waffles Surfers Paradise

5/15/2023 0 Comments

Cheeky Waffles Surfers Paradise
Porn Dessert Shop
A 3 Minute's walk from Cavill Tram Station
Phone: 0410 183 362
Address: 3189 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Chocolate-covered P-n-s and sprinkle-topped V-l-a waffles are on the menu at this pint-sized dessert shop on Surfers Paradise Blvd. Rude, anatomy-focused and downright fun—whatever you want to say about it, Cheeky Waffle is surely doing sexy desserts differently. LGBTIQ Friendly