Highlights from Carmen

Highlights From Carmen

Maleny Singers Fire Brigade

Maleny Singers Presents Highlights from Carmen
By Georges Bizet
2:00 pm Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th of November
Maleny Community Centre
23 Maple Street,

Tickets are $20


Come and enjoy the most memorable music from Bizet’s beloved opera in a concert performance by the Maleny Singers, accompanied by the Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra and support our local firies at the same time.

Maleny Community Centre
2:00 PM Saturday 7 November and 2:00 PM Sunday 8 November

For more information click here to go to the ‘Maleny Singers present Highlights from Carmen’ Facebook page.

All tickets $20 available from trybooking.com or from Maleny Visitor Information Centre.

Alternatively you could contact Daniel Sandeman on the Maleny Rfb Facebook page.

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Massive Clearance Auction


Shop Front
Saturday 31st October – 9am Sharp!
Manfreds Wood & Antique Shop,
460 Reesville Road (corner of Corks Pocket Road), Maleny.

By Auctioneer Scoty Campbell.

Antiques. Art Deco. Vintage. Retro.
Furniture, Clothing, Linen, LP’s, Bric a Brac, Framed sea chart prints, lots of blokey things!

Everything As Is! Rain, Hail or Shine, Its On!

Auction Viewing Friday 30th 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Register for Auction Saturday 31st from 8:00am.
Closed prior to viewing from Friday 23rd till Thursday 29th.
Payment cash or card ONLY.
No cheques accepted. No Diners or American Express.
Transportation for delivery can be recommended at own cost.

Available on the day for purchase…. coffee station and sausage sizzle.

Contact details:
Phone: 07 5494 3595,
Email: contact@antique.net.au


$1M for Mary Cairncross Upgrade

$1 million from the Commonwealth to fund the Mary Cairncross building upgrade

Mary Cairncross artist impression

Council today welcomed a Federal Government announcement that it has been successful in obtaining a $1 million Queensland Tourism Infrastructure Fund grant towards the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Building Renewal Project.

The successful funding application is a key part of long-term project to build a world-class discovery centre at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

The Queensland Tourism Infrastructure fund is part of the Commonwealth’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure program, which provides Queensland with $7.8 million to be invested in local projects over four years.

Federal Member for Fisher Mal Brough MP said that the Federal funding would give tourism in the region a boost.

“Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is truly a special place in our Hinterland and I am very pleased that the area will now be further enhanced as a result of this funding announcement,” Mr Brough said.

“Tourists and locals, including the wonderful volunteers of the Reserve, will benefit greatly from this project and I am happy to see all three levels of Government working together for the betterment of our region.”

Divisional councillor Jenny McKay said there was still a way to go in realising the project, but was thrilled with the outcome of this application and thanked Mr Brough for the Federal Government’s support.

Cr McKay also acknowledged the support given to the project by Tourism Minister Kate Jones and the Queensland State Government.

“We have met with senators, Federal and State politicians and community leaders, leaving no stone unturned in our quest to attract funding for this important regional project,” Cr McKay said.

“We have also undertaken extensive stakeholder and community consultation in the development of this project, ensuring the broader community, visitors and key stakeholders were involved and informed in the design of the concept plans.

“Our key stakeholders such as the Friends of Mary Cairncross, the volunteers and the tourism groups – including Sunshine Coast Destination Limited – are particularly excited about the renewal project.”

The project proposes to include a new Discovery Centre, cafe, gift shop, elevated viewing platform, meeting theatrette, conservation research area and offices and amenities for the hard working volunteers and staff who run the information desk 365 days of the year.

The new discovery centre will cater for increased numbers of visitors who are attracted to and are keen to learn about the area’s natural scenic beauty, thereby reducing the impacts on the rainforest walking tracks.

“The Reserve’s focus on conservation and environmental education means we are attracting hundreds of coaches each year,” Cr McKay said.

“That’s thousands of people eager to learn about the Reserve while having a great day out.

“But unfortunately we have to turn away busloads and school groups during wet weather because the current centre is not able to cater for large numbers during these conditions.”

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve has been a popular destination for residents and visitors for more than 50 years and attracts about 200,000 people annually.


Article from the Sunshine Coast Council 16th October 2015.

Fundraising for ‘Glenferna’ – at Maleny

We need your help for us to save ‘Glenferna’

The Maleny Historical Society needs your help to save ‘Glenferna‘, a local farmhouse that was built just after the end of the 19th century. They are fundraising to move this beautiful old house from its present situation at 1010 Maleny Landsborough Road, just a couple of kilometres down the road to the Maleny Historical grounds and are asking for donations.  It is a huge project for a small but dedicated band of Volunteers – so if you can help please either:

  • Email to  infomhs@iinet.net.au advising that you wish to give a cash donation  or
  • Make a cheque payable to – Maleny History Preservation & Restoration Society Inc. or
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to:
    • BSB 124 156
    • Account Number 100020620
    • Amount $
    • Subject: Glenferna

Note:   Donations over $100 will be recognised.  Please send your name, address, and email with the total amount donated.  Please indicate if you don’t want your name publicised.

Glenferna Garage

About Glenferna:   at 1010 Maleny/Landsborough Rd, was built as a farmhouse by Edward Thynne on land purchased from Isaac Burgess in 1902.  It was registered as a Receiving Office for Mail from 1904 – 1912.  Edward Thynne sold the property in 1912 and several dairy farmers lived there until it became a Mater Art Union Prize Farm in 1976.  The winner tenanted the farm & house for years; Glenferna has been home to many families over the decades.

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Want to know “Where to Stay” on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland?

The Maleny Visitor Information Centre community website http://maleny.qld.au has a list of ‘Where to Stay from Eumundi in the north, Kilcoy in the west, Caboolture in the south and east of the Bruce Highway?  See map below.

On the website you can now check availability and book online.  There are two filters to help you specify the category you are looking for and/or the location.  The categories are:

  • Bed & Breakfast / Lodge
  • Budget
  • Caravan/Cabins/Camping
  • Farms, Country Cottages
  • Holiday Let
  • Inn/Hotel/Motel
  • Luxury Villas/Cottages/Retreats
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly

All entries now have a link to all the information you may need, with plenty of photographs and even customer feedback.  Many also give a guest rating – to help you decide where you would like to stay.  However there are a few businesses that don’t have on-line booking systems and for these the link will advise you to email and/or telephone.

Where to Stay - South North East West

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