Rubbish and Recyclables : What’s What

Everybody’s doing it – (recycling that is)  – Could we do it better?

Have you been faced with the dilemma of what’s rubbish and what’s recyclable?  Can you put the same items that are recyclable at Sunshine Coast Council recycling facilities into your yellow lidded bin? or the public place recycle bins?  Glass jars and bottles are recyclable, but what about tin/plastic lids and bottle tops?

Come along and hear:   

  • presentation by a Guest Speaker from council’s Waste 2 Resource Education Program who will give us the drum on all things recyclable.
  • Our Office Manager, Theresa Bint, who will share the challenges of Plastic Free July, both in the office and at home, practical and existential.

If you have items of rubbish that you suspect are recyclable but are unsure whether they belong in the yellow lidded bins, bring them along (washed please) and find out where they’re meant to go.  

Where:  Hinterland Business Centre Conference Room 38A Coral St, Maleny
When: Wednesday 9th August, 6.15pm (grab a cuppa) for a 6.30 start

Book here or phone the office 5494 3151

This event is FREE, a gold coin donation –  would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Healthy Homewares

Healthy Homewares, 74 Maple Street (at the top of the main street) in Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland has opened.  Healthy Homewares is dedicated to offering you healthy, intelligent options for products you can use in and around your home.


Things you will find include:  Furniture from sustainable grown mahogany and forest floor timber, Organic Carpets & Rugs, Garden, Kitchen & Bathroom accessories, Mattresses & Bedding including wool quilts, toppers and pillows.  Plus Blessed Earth certified Organic Bed Linen.  There is also a Healthy Café and on the lower level (just take the lift!) to the Maleny Florist garden centre.

Telephone:  07 5429 6557 – Website link:


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Do you want thousands more people to know about your business?


Promoting your Business

A Business Partnership costs $50  and a Platinum Partnership costs $150 per annum.

The Maleny Visitor Information Centre has almost 30,000 people coming into the shop each year and over 60,000 visiting the website with a further 130,000 checking out our huge comprehensive Events Calendar! 

 What do you get for your money?  We promote businesses on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland – from Eumundi to Caboolture, and west from Kilcoy to the Bruce Highway.  We include – Where to Stay;  Where to Eat;  Things to Do;  Local Businesses;  Weddings;  Wellbeing and Events.

We promote businesses through the shop, leaflets, visual monitors, our website – and social media ie our Facebook page; our Twitter account; and our Blog.

If interested to know more either email or drop into the shop – 23 Maple Street, Maleny.

King Ludwigs of Maleny : OPEN AGAIN

OPEN AGAIN :  King Ludwigs in Maleny –  German Restaurant,  Weddings & Accommodation.  The owners took a Gap year in 2015 and are now back-in business.

For details check out their web:    King Ludwigs website

King Ludwigs Award Winning Dining
401 Mountain View Road, Maleny Qld 4552
Blackall Range Tourist Drive #23

Telephone : (07) 5499 9377

Opening times :
From 10 am Wednesday – Sunday for lunch
Friday and Saturday for dinner

Booking reservations highly recommended
Group bookings welcome
Childrens menu available.

Network Video Landsborough

Were you aware that people in Maleny and surrounding districts can return their hired videos from Network Video in Landsborough – in Maleny?   This service is proving popular.

Network Video Landsborough

Network Video Landsborough – the Home Entertainment Experts, is at 40 Cribb Street, Landsborough – Telephone 07 5494 8711.

The owner was telling me that he has many customers from Maleny – so many that he has arranged for a drop-off chute at the Organic Shop, on the corner of Maple & Myrtle Streets.  The box is emptied daily – thereby saving customers the trip down the hill just to return the videos.

Hire of video’s is through a ‘Pay It Forward Card’ which costs $35 for 10 rentals (down from $5.95 each) – a saving of $24.50.  Also Click here to check out their Facebook page




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

The Maleny Visitor Information Centre community website 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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Forest Heart Native Garden Centre


To celebrate the beginning of spring,  Maleny’s newest native plants nursery opened its doors and knowledge to the public.

Spencer and Karen Shaw have lived in Maleny for the last two decades and have shared a love of all things Fauna and Flora for many more. They are passionate about education and building a better understanding of our local Flora and the benefit of using native plants.  Their vision is to create a more sustainable and ecologically friendly environment for not only ourselves and our wildlife, but for future generations of both kind to come.

Photo from their first day of being open – taken from Forest Heart Facebook page.

They have a large range of native tube stock at the nursery, 20 Coral Street, and many more beautiful species at their wholesalers nursery located just out of town in Reesville. Along with this, they have  re-vegetation materials such as bamboo marker stacks, pink tree guards, mulch mats, carton guards, animal nest boxes supplied by Hollow Log Homes and books on both Fauna and Flora.

Find them at either 20 Coral Street Maleny from Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm and Saturday’s from 8:00 am till 12:00 pm.

Alternatively, you can also find them today and tomorrow at the Maleny Real Food Festival.

For more information click here to go to Forest Heart Facebook page, or alternatively here to go to the official Brush Turkey Enterprises website.

Maleny Travellers App and Social Media Advertising

Maleny Traveller's App and logo

Mobile Kingdom (a local Maleny business)   in partnership with Maleny Information Centre has a product that can help Local Business connect with customers who use social media to plan their trip to Maleny ie the Maleny Travellers App.  Did you know:

  • 87% of consumers use the internet to research products and services in their local area with savvy internet shoppers proven to spend 41% more locally.
  • 70% of consumers welcome mobile ads and 50% of all mobile searches lead to a purchase,
  • 70% of mobile searches result in action within one hourand 61% of mobile searches lead to phone calls, whereas online searches lead to action on average, in a month
  • 91% of smartphone owners have their phone within arms-reach 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • And did you know that Australia now ranks 3rdin digital ad spending? Among others, mobile advertising is big – so big that it outperforms both magazine and outdoor advertising sectors in Australia.

“Visit for download links for all mobile devices”

Maleny App Home Screen  Maleny Travellers App Home Page

Mobile Advertising is affordable effective & increasingly popular.  

 “An increase in advertising spending on the mobile sector has followed greater smartphone penetration among users, with smartphones and tablets becoming the primary device for many consumers. The digital economy began to take hold a decade or so ago, and some organisations were fast to react to it. The naysayers saw the impact of the internet on their business as a fad that would soon fade away. The digital economy is here to stay and those who fail to participate will become the road-kill on this superhighway.  One of the real threats to traditional business is that those who are embracing the digital economy have a real chance to grow their business faster and thus widen the gap between the winners and the losers.(Taken from an article ‘Australia – Digital Economy – Sector and Industry Transformation)

Can you afford to ignore mobile advertising?  Click on stats to open..

Can you afford to ignore mobile advertising

Present cost of Advertising

Present Cost of Advertising

For further information on how Mobile Kingdom and the Maleny Travellers App can help your business contact Brett Gillis on 07 5494 3427 / 0468 352 338 or email