I don’t think this is coming out any time soon.
We’ve loved the rain – now the grass is growing so fast there’s lots of slashing to do.
But we need to watch out for those bog holes – this tractor’s not going anywhere!
Global travel authority Lonely Planet has today announced their Best in Travel 2022, three lists encompassing the world’s hottest countries, cities and regions, and have included the Scenic Rim as number eight in the top regions to visit in 2022.
Mayor Greg Christensen said he’s proud to share this award with everyone who has ever called the Scenic Rim home, whether it’s been for a weekend or a lifetime.
“We’ve been recognised for reasons that matter most — our unique experiences, spectacular landscapes, award-winning produce, commitment to low-impact and sustainable travel, and authentic customer service.”
“While the official title is Best in Travel, this award isn’t only for our tourism industry. Lonely Planet also highlighted the authenticity and warmth of our local community in welcoming visitors with open arms as a defining characteristic of our region.
Read more about what’s on in our Scenic Rim https://www.destinationscenicrim.com
Lucy (Secret Conquest) won at Gatton today. Race 5 – 1400m Class 4.
Watch the race at QLD Racing – https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing/replays/tab-race-replays/race-player/thoroughbred/gatt/20210930/race/5
Well done Steve – Trainer and Jockey – Michael, and of course – well done Lucy!
Our Queensland snap 3 day lockdown has been extended until at least Sunday 8th August at 4p.m.
It’s time to stay at home and stay safe.
Visit QLD Health for more updates.
Lockdown continues for Brisbane and Moreton Bay LGAs
The lockdown will lift in Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset and Townsville. There will be restrictions that continue to apply. Those restrictions will be in place for the next two weeks.
Lockdown will continue for 24 hours in Brisbane LGA and Moreton Bay LGA.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:
Questions about travelling
Can I stay overnight? Where can I stay?
Yes, you can leave home to stay overnight anywhere within Queensland or anywhere that is not a declared hotspot, for as many nights as you like.
You can stay in any form of accommodation – such as hotels, serviced apartments, Airbnb, holiday rentals, caravan parks, hostels, B&B and camping grounds.
Always refer to the QLD Government website for latest advice and updates.
Restrictions in Queensland update—3 day lockdown
As announced this morning, from 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021, a 3 day lockdown will be in place for the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):
- Sunshine Coast
- Moreton Bay
- Gold Coast
- Scenic Rim
- Lockyer Valley
- Townsville City
- Palm Island Aboriginal Shire
The lockdown restrictions will be reviewed on Friday 2 July.
Anyone in the affected LGAs will be required to stay at home except for essential reasons. Anyone who was in South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) or Palm Island on or since 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 is required to follow the same lockdown rules even if they are no longer in those areas.
You can only leave your residence (which includes temporary accommodation such as a holiday rental) for limited permitted purposes such as:
- obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare (including vaccinations)
- attending essential work or childcare
- assisting vulnerable persons
You should stay in your local area wherever possible.
You can only have two visitors to your residence (excluding volunteers and workers).
You can exercise away from your home with your household group and/or one other person not from your household.
You must carry a face mask at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as:
- shopping centres and supermarkets
- hospitals and aged care facilities, if permitted to visit
- indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
- public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport
- airports and travelling on planes.
Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.
Masks may be removed when sitting down to eat and drink, undertaking strenuous exercise and for employment purposes.
Non-essential businesses are not allowed to operate. Cinemas, entertainment and recreation venues, hairdressers, beauty and personal care services, gyms and places of worship will all close.
Childcare centres will remain open.
Restaurants and cafes can provide take away or home delivery services only.
Funerals will be limited to 20 people, and weddings will be limited to 10 people, including the celebrant and the couple.
Restrictions on aged care, hospitals, disability care and correctional facilities apply with no personal visitors allowed. Anyone attending these facilities in South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island, including staff, must wear a mask. People will still be able to visit their loved ones who are at end of life.
You can return to your home outside of South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island, but you must follow the same lockdown rules when you return home, regardless of where your destination is.
Those leaving South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island during this time may do so for essential reasons or to return home, but must also remain at their residence and limit their movements until the lockdown period has ended.
If you live outside South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island, you can transit through those areas without stopping.
Exciting news – Canungra has been successful in becoming a finalist in the Queensland Top Town Awards for 2021. Now it’s time to vote – and we’re asking all of our farm stay guests to help Canungra win. So please vote.
Let’s make Canungra the number 1 small town in Queensland.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said that with our spectacular scenery, delicious produce, world-class events and passionate locals, it’s no surprise that several Scenic Rim towns are in the race.
“These awards are about recognising towns that offer an amazing visitor experience, where industry and community work together to make their town the best destination, and that’s where the Scenic Rim shines,” he said.
“From the sweeping views at Tamborine Mountain, to the rolling hills of Canungra and the classic country charm of Boonah, the Top Town awards is the perfect opportunity to showcase why the Scenic Rim is the ‘richest place on Earth’.
“I encourage all locals and visitors to jump on and vote for your favourite Scenic Rim town. You’ll even go in the running to win a $2,000 Apollo Motorhome travel package to help you explore.
“It’s fantastic to recognise the diverse and outstanding regional destinations across Queensland. I thank QTIC for championing these new awards and can’t wait to see the winners announced next month.”
The Top Tourism Town Awards feature 37 finalists across the state in two categories: Top Towns, population over 5,000, and Small Towns, population below 5,000. Please add your vote:
- Tamborine Mountain (Top Towns)
- Canungra (Small Towns)