Is Morayfield Australia’s second most livable suburb?
That is the question being asked by many befuddled people around the district after Aussie Home Loans crunched the numbers on median house price, block size, capital gain and proximity to amenities for 3800 localities.
Reaction on the Caboolture Herald’s Facebook page was predominately disbelief.
Cameron Fowler said: “Whoever voted obviously didn’t visit Morayfield.”
Therese Demaine said she could see the suburb’s downside but felt it was more of a stigma than a reality.
“I think people wouldn’t like the idea of living here because of the stigma Caboolture has. It does have its bad areas as does any other place. But I’m happy here,” she said.
The ranking makes sense to Matt and Sara Curran who have lived in the semi-rural area southwest of Morayfield for three years.
Mrs Curran said considering the facilities it had, Morayfield was perfect.
“I don’t need anything else. We’re close to shops, the kids’ schools, they’re close to sporting facilities. We know the neighbours and they’re all friendly” she said.
“I think if you are searching for the stuff you need it’s probably in the area.”
Roger Meredith has lived in the area for 28 years and said he liked the “country atmosphere while still being close to the city”.
“We’re five minutes from train stations, schools and the shopping centre. It’s close to both coasts, Brisbane and Bribie.”
“We’ve got a quiet sort of street but and there’s a school bus that goes through the area too.”
Mr Curran grew up in the area and said despite the development he had seen in the past 25 years, it was still a quiet area.
He said a better community bus service was the only improvement he would like to see.
“But I think it’s what you make of it,” he said.
Maureen Hopkins, a 15-year resident of, was surprised. “But then again prices are still affordable here and we don’t have to go far for shopping. We’re half way between the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast pretty much and we’ve got good schools and good choice now.”
Original article published at www.couriermail.com.au/questnews by Jacob Grams, Quest Newspapers, 19/9/2014
Moreton Bay Rail Line shared pedestrian & cycle path
The State Government has been called upon to open a shared pedestrian and cycle path to make-up for the major signalling delays on the new Moreton Bay Rail Line.
“We are hoping they will open the shared pathway so the people can … use something that should already be open,” Mango Hill Progress Assoc President Laurence Christie said.
“It would go some way to relieving the disappointment,” he said.
A spokeswoman for Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said: “The minister has requested the Department of Transport and Main Roads investigate opportunities to open the bikeway in advance of the rail line opening.”
Residents in Mango Hill, and North Lakes said they wanted to use the pathway to cycle to Petrie Station and to access the schools on the line.
Original article published at www.couriermail.com.au by Jamie-Leigh Mason, North Lakes Times 4/6/16
Brisbane’s new state-of-the-art private cancer centre
Northlakes, north of Brisbane is now home to Australia’s first private integrated cancer centre
The Icon Integrated Cancer Centre combines a 15-chair day hospital, two radiation therapy units and an on-site pharmacy.
The doors were opened to the centre at North Lakes, between Brisbane’s CBD and the Sunshine Coast, yesterday.
All treatments, including haematological, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination, are delivered on the site.
Icon Group chief executive Mark Middleton said the centre had the capacity to deliver treatments to 15,000 patients per year.
“From the start, the patient and their needs are first,” he said.
“The integrated centre approach means we are working as one team, supporting the patient and the result is a comprehensive service delivered by familiar faces who understand the individual needs of their patients.”
North Lakes is the first of three integrated centres operated by the Icon Group, a private specialised cancer care organisation.
The group plans to open another in Melbourne in mid-June 2017 and a third in Canberra, expected to open in late 2017.
Original article published at www.couriermail.com.au by Amelia Broadstock, North Lakes Times 27/5/16
North Lakes and Mango Hill Police Station has its first female acting officer-in-charge
NORTH Lakes/Mango Hill Police Station has its first female police officer leading the station, since it opened in 2009.
Senior Sergeant Kate Pausina joined the North Lakes crew last week as acting officer-in-charge after an impressive resume in the blue uniform.
Since she was sworn in to the service in 1999, Sen-Sgt Pausina has spent time in juvenile justice, child sex offences, Coroner’s Office, intelligence and strategy, road safety and, most recently, acting officer-in-charge at Albany Creek Police Station.
“I always wanted to join the police, but my mum wouldn’t let me,” Sen-Sgt said. “So, instead, I studied nursing and was a registered nurse for four years before I decided to do what I really wanted to.”
Sen-Sgt Pausina said her mum was unhappy at first but had since become her biggest supporter, along with her police officer husband and their two children.
Sen-Sgt Pausina last year completed her Masters of Suicidology – the prevention of suicide.
“That is something I am really passionate about,” she said.
“In the Coroner’s Office, you see the number of suicides is three times the number of road fatalities. And it is a preventable death.”
Sen-Sgt Pausina said she fondly remembered her first stint at the Pine Rivers Police District. She was based at Petrie from 2000 to 2003, and visited Mango Hill. “Mango Hill was just that – bushland and mango trees,” she said.
“There is a lot coming up in this area – major shopping developments, major infrastructure like the rail and, with that, a lot more people visiting the area.”
Originally Published On: http://www.couriermail.com.au/
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