Council asked to stop trashing Coochie’s natural beauty

Welcome to your weekend! Your colour copy of our June 2021 issue is now available for you to view and download Coochie Island News June 2021 Online

We’re super excited about this issue – we’ve been a bit feisty again on an issue this month, which is a little unusual for us … let us know what you think 🙂 This month we ask why aesthetics and the Burra Charter Matter as part of our request for Council to stop littering our green spaces with unwanted and badly planned and laid out infrastructure.

Thank you to our sponsor Bay Island Transport for your magnificent longstanding support of this newspaper. We love your community spirit! Thank you to each of our advertisers for your community focus. We grow businesses and we love having you on board.  Huge thanks to Craig Carter (Coochie Contractors), Matt Bufalino (Bufalino Builders), Kevin McCarthy (Coochiemudlo Island Beach Bar), and Steven Shelley, Shelley Contracting, for booking 12 months of ads! Awesome support lads! Thanks to each and every advertiser in CIN, and the businesses allowing us to distribute CIN on their premises. We love you!  * Our biggest thanks is to our contributors and our readers – without you, there would be no newspaper! *

Watch out for our update on the Heritage Society workshop held with Redland City Council, about protecting our foreshore parks and natural spaces (our Emerald Fringe). Russell Austerberry’s On the Hammock and be sure to read part 2 of our tips to avoid fires on boats series and the article on why lenders are cautious about island homes. Enjoy the works of island poets and a thoughtful book review by Kylie Purdie. And, look out for a gorgeous Two of Us column featuring newbies to the island (and my lovely neighbours!) and Christo Patty is back for tips on how we can exercise self-acceptance – it can be tricky but it can be done.

This month we’ve got more super helpful health tips from Helen Symes and RPAC has joined us again letting us know about a fabulous new show on at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre. Don’t miss the Golf Club news, Adaire’s newest story about her rollercoaster experience of boating life, Michael’s insightful fishing report full of great tips and Giuseppe Grasso is back with another beautiful piece.  Whew! What a lot of news and views from such a tiny island!

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Have a lovely weekend!

Rachael xx

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