Marburg Seniors’ Day

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Marburg Community Park

9.30 – 1.30

Entry is free.

Live entertainment (comedian!), information stalls, Tai Chi.

Free morning tea and lunch. Lunch will be served by students from Marburg State School.


Marburg Community Facebook Page

If you’re not already a member, Marburg now has a community Facebook page. Check it out and join to hear about all things Marburg. The page is ably administered by Marburg’s own Lucy Campbell-Peut. Let her know what a great job she is doing.

Crime Prevention Information Meeting

Marburg Police Officer Senior Constable John Morrisey will conduct a community information meeting on a topic of growing interest in Marburg – HOME AND PROPERTY SECURITY. This initiative is in response to a number of thefts that have occurred in Marburg recently. All members of the public are invited to attend the meeting which will be held at 6pm on Friday 8th August in the Marburg Community Centre, Cnr Queen & Edmond Sts.

Marburg State School goes to Canberra

Marburg State School is fundraising to go to Canberra. And they are trying all sorts of new things. Hearing that crowdfunding is the new black — they’ve created a way for the wider community to support their efforts. Why not take a look at their campaign? And donate money to be part of their learning adventure? Also, there are some great rewards including free Marburgers for five years at local events for people giving more than $100!





West Moreton Landcare goes to Canberra

This year is the 25th anniversary of the formation of Landcare. This milestone was recognised in the Australian Parliament recently.

Shayne Neumann, member for Blair and member of West Moreton Landcare, in a debate in the House of Representatives on Monday 2 June regarding a motion noting this anniversary, acknowledged the achievements of Landcare and condemned the ‘slashing’ of funding from Landcare’s budget. He also made the following complementary statements about our local Group:

The West Moreton Landcare Group in my electorate of Blair is to be congratulated. It is an active group of more than 50 members. I note that, on Australia Day this year, City of Ipswich medallions were awarded to a number of Landcare members, including the President of West Moreton Landcare, Bob Hampson; the immediate past secretary, Beryl Wallace; former treasurer, Margaret Witherspoon; and Arnold Rieck, who was a founder of West Moreton Landcare and has been a member since it was established. I congratulate that particular organisation because they work closely with South-East Queensland Catchments in the city of Ipswich. In May last year they were awarded $39,600 for the Black Snake Creek catchment projects, which are in a particularly difficult area in the rural parts of Ipswich, around Marburg, with high salinity affecting Marburg and the surrounding agricultural regions.

Shayne went on to criticise the cut in funding to Landcare which he said would impact on volunteer and community organisations around the country.

Shayne’s input to the debate can be viewed at:;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2Fa65ad565-3e46-4334-aebc-4d070cfdbbc4%2F0236%22

The full debate is recorded on pp. 137–142 of Hansard 2 June 2014:;fileType=application%2Fpdf#search=%22chamber/hansardr/a65ad565-3e46-4334-aebc-4d070cfdbbc4/0236%22