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  • TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NEWS VOL. 1306, JUNE 28, 2011 1

    TuesdayJune 28, 2011

    Vol. 1306

    Compiled & editedby volunteers for theTamborine Mountain

    Community

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    Buzzing at newBodhi Cafe

    FLOWER readings, Reiki, Meditationand Chi Ball demonstrations wereenjoyed by all who attended the newBodhi Caf this week. The activities area part of a fundraiser by Bodhi Healthand Healing. Held on the first Mondayof every month - a fabulous morning teato raise funds for local schools andcharities. For just $5 enjoy a tea orcoffee and cake, as well ascomplimentary therapies of one's choice.Organiser, Susie Cox , explained it is amorning for everyone to relax, enjoythemselves, meet new people and makesome friends and have a taste of what'son offer at Bodhi Health and Healingand Bodhi Caf.

    From the large yoga studio whichadjoins the Bodhi Cafe, Amanda Cahillintrigued her audience with individualflower readings and Q & As. Julie Smithoffered a beautiful meditation to thegroup, while Reiki Master Patricia Aroraprovided individual Reiki sessions.Dagmar Van der Lem demonstratedharmony and movement to music of theChi Ball mind body exerciseprogramme. Class information andtimetables can be viewed on the website:www.bodhihealth.com.au

    The centre is unique with alternative

    natural therapies upstairs such asTherapeutic Massage, CranioSacralTherapy, Naturopathy, Rife, Infra-redSauna treatments etc. Downstairs is alarge Studio which holds a number ofdifferent classes and workshops, such asYoga, Chi Ball, Kids Yoga, Dance,Meditation, Inner Child Healing,Intuitive Development, Nia the joy ofmovement, and Tribal Blossom BellyDancing. Walk from the Studio through adoor to the aroma of freshly groundcoffee in the Bodhi Cafe where you can

    enjoy your choice of delicious Glutenand Dairy free cakes, coffee and hugeselection of teas.

    The Kids activity room is in themaking too, so mums and dads can sitback and relax. FOR YOUR DIARY Next MonthsMonday Morning Tea and Taste:Monday 4th July @ 10am. Wed loveto see you! 88a Alpine Terrace (opp.St. Bernards Hotel) Mount Tamborineph: 5545 0565, www.bodhihealth.com.au

  • 2 TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NEWS VOL. 1306, JUNE 28, 2011

    Letters to the Editor

    40 SOUTHPORT AVENUE,

    EAGLE HEIGHTS.

    Ph: (07) 5545 2911Email: ian@macallanlawyers.com.au

    Family Law ~ ConveyancingWills ~ ProbateGeneral Law

    Dear Editor,Scenic Rim Regional Council BridgeStrategy

    Scenic Rim Regional Council maintains135 bridges with an asset value (currentreplacement cost) in excess of $45,000,000.The majority of these structures (96 bridges)are traditional timber bridges and will remainin the network for the foreseeable future.Bridge service restrictions can havesignificant economic and social impacts.Council, quite rightly, has identified the needto manage the on-going investment in thebridges. The Council plan has been based onthe requirements of bridge renewals over a 20year period and a yearly funding of$3,864,000. I was wondering why the 20 yearperiod rather than say 30 years which mayhave reduced the yearly funding requirement.I therefore wrote to the CEO seeking a copyof the Risk Assessment report which wouldhave provided reasons for the 20 year period.I was provided a link to the Bridge StrategyReport. Unfortunately, there was no Risk

    Assessment report but the Bridge Strategyreport did say:

    ...maintaining an up to date knowledge ofthe condition of the timber bridge network isa key element in the prioritisation of worksand the assessment of adequate funding. Inthe 2009/2010 budget year the need to assess85 timber bridges was identified and funded.

    The key is to continue this inspectionprocess into the future...

    I look forward to seeing the report on the85 bridges and the reasons for the 20 yearperiod for bridge renewals.

    As an afternote, I wrote recently on theCouncils Organisation Review and theCouncils promise for transparency. I attendedthe Councils committee meetings recentlyand it was very disappointing to see theagenda item Organisation and ServiceReview and Proposed Reform to Structurewas to be held in closed session. We can onlybut hope for true transparency.

    Nigel Waistell

    Are you feared?YOU HAVE FAILED!Have you earned respect?

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    Tamborine Mountain Inc

    Dear Editor,If Robert Frohm (T.M. News 14th June

    2011) took the trouble to read the oldTamborine Mountain Development ControlPlan (the DCP) or its replacement LocalArea Plan he would know that the TMPAopposes only those would-be developmentapplications that contravene those planswhich themselves were the result ofresident surveys conducted on thismountain.

    As a case in point TMPA won in thePlanning and Environment Court most ofwhat it sought concerning the proposedHyacinth development because of breachesto the planning regulations. SimilarlyTMPA sided with the Council in opposingthe proposed supermarket at Bakers Acresbecause it too depended on overriding the

    planning regulations to be viable. In thiscase the Judge sided with the developer butthis did not mean TMPA (or the Council)was wrong in opposing it.

    As I have said at public meetings (wasMr Frohm in attendance I wonder?) ifdevelopers and Council always stuck to thelaid down planning regulations, TMPAwould be able to concentrate on otherworthwhile projects like supporting localcharities and community groups as it oncedid. Unfortunately some developers seeonly dollar signs where most residents seethe value of our village ambience andunique biodiversity. If urbanization of thisplateau were to continue unabated, thatwhich would be lost would be gone forever.

    Roland LindenmayerTMPA

    Dear Editor,To all the ratepayers of the Scenic rim

    Regional Council area this letter is to informyou that, contrary to Council wishes for thefuture, I sent a letter to Simon Crean MP,Minister for Regional Australia, regionalDevelopment and Local Government, alongwith relevant documents pertaining to theBeaudesert Centre Revitalisation project,protesting against a $4.5 million FederalGovernment grant to build a new library andcarpark taking precedence over much neededrepair to the rundown state of our roadnetwork and the massive $40 million bridgerepair bill facing ratepayers of this Council inthe future as well as having to fund the $2.1million dollar shortfall for the BeaudesertRevitalisation plan of this arrogant and deaf-to-opposition Council.

    They have not listened to the call to stopunnecessary expenditure to the detriment of

    their ratepaying constituents, who are in facttheir employers, and who, it would appear,are being governed by the unelected CEO ofa Corporation foisted on all by an uncaringGovernment; although, credit where due, Iam in receipt of a letter from Paul Lucas,Deputy Premier and Attorney General,Minister for Local Government and SpecialMinister of State informing me that my letterbringing these matters to his attention isunder his investigation.

    I am awaiting a reply from Simon Creanregarding his stance on the matter.

    I plead for your assistance in order to saveyou, the ratepayers, from seeing your roadnetwork falling into further disrepair becauseof the shortage of funds due to diversion tothis library. Speak to your electedCouncillor, also your State and FederalMembers to intervene on your behalf.

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  • TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN NEWS VOL. 1306, JUNE 28, 2011 3

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    for the TMNews may be phoned,faxed, emailed, or dropped into the

    marked box outside the NorthTamborine Newsagency.

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    NEXT DEADLINE:10am Fri 8 JULY

    Next TMPA MeetingTUESDAY 5 JULY

    Dear Editor,The Scenic Rim Council is again dividing

    the TM Community due to its procrastinationand inaction over a new location for the greenand other waste site.

    Only months remain before Council shouldclose the existing facility according to theterms of its lease and also honourcommitments made to various TM residents.

    Phil Giffard an informed and thoughtfulcommentator on Council affairs has suggesteda new site might be located somewherebetween Esme St and Normandy Court.

    One letter writer, in his passion to discountthis possibility on the NIMBY principle statedthat this location is less than 1.5k from hisproperty. It seems to me that both Phil and theletter writer might know of an ideal loca