Samford & Surrounds

Samford and Surrounds is an idyllic picture of relaxed country living, the region is located close to the city but still feels a world away with its rolling hills, wide open spaces and country charm.

Things to see and do in Samford and Surrounds:

  • Jollys Lookout
  • Mount Glorious
  • Cedar Creek
  • The Store of Requirement
  • Millen Farm Farmers Markets (Wednesday 2pm – 5pm)
  • Samford Valley Rail Trail
Police to target speeding, DUI in Easter blitz
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Police to target speeding, DUI in Easter blitz

Extra police will be out in force on Queensland roads over the Easter school holidays, as officers ramp up their road safety operations.** FREE TO READ **

Garden waste collection coming this year
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Garden waste collection coming this year

Moreton Bay City Council will start an opt-out garden waste collection service later this year, after receiving $9.6 million in State Government funding. Here’s the details

Slow down in school zones
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Slow down in school zones

With the new school year starting this week, local police are urging drivers to remember to slow down and be on the lookout for children in school zones.

Full list of roads closed due to flooding
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Full list of roads closed due to flooding

A number of roads across Moreton Bay are still impacted by flooding, with motorists urged to obey all road signage. See the full list here

Big events in Moreton Bay for 2024
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Big events in Moreton Bay for 2024

Like to plan ahead? Here’s a list of the big events happening across the City of Moreton Bay in 2024. It’s going to be a massive year.

$50,000 in Ausbuild community grants
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$50,000 in Ausbuild community grants

Ausbuild has announced the beneficiaries of its 2023 Community Fund (Moreton Bay) Grant Program, injecting a total of $50,000 into the Moreton Bay community. Here’s the list

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Supernode to be built in Brendale

Work will start soon in Brendale on one of Queensland’s biggest Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). ** FREE TO READ **

Parenting tips: family road trips
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Parenting tips: family road trips

Whether it's a day trip or a longer adventure, family road trips can help everyone build memories and spend quality time together. But let’s face it, car trips can test anyone’s patience, even before you make it to the end of the driveway! Here's some expert tips from Triple P Parenting

Jessika's journey from Maccas to clinical trials
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Jessika's journey from Maccas to clinical trials

More than 300 students graduated from UniSC’s Moreton Bay and Caboolture campuses this month – including a former McDonald’s manager. Picture gallery, time lapse videos *FREE TO READ **

"So honoured" to win first Matildas cap
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"So honoured" to win first Matildas cap

Sharn Freier, the ex-Pine Rivers and Moreton Bay United player, was “very nervous, excited and honoured” to make her international debut for the Matildas yesterday. ** FREE TO READ **

Petitions launched in harbour battle
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Petitions launched in harbour battle

Frustrated residents have launched two petitions over the new long-term vision for Scarborough Harbour. ** FREE TO READ **

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Appeal's pasta-bilities for sick kids

Coles has today launched its Hospitals United for Sick Kids campaign - with Caboolture one of the recipients. ** FREE TO READ **

New school set to open in Redcliffe
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New school set to open in Redcliffe

Staff are preparing to launch a new independent school in Redcliffe, which will open next week with 24 foundation students. ** FREE TO READ **

From school drop out to top medical degree
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From school drop out to top medical degree

Jamie Bryant never finished high school. In fact, he was kicked out three times. But last week the 40-year-old single father-of-two graduated from UniSC Moreton Bay and is on a path to being a doctor. ** FREE TO READ **

$9m road upgrade to start
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$9m road upgrade to start

Work on a $9 million project to realign 600m of road, on the border of Moreton Bay City and the Sunshine Coast, is to start this month. ** FREE TO READ **

Moreton Bay shines at Disability Sector Awards
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Moreton Bay shines at Disability Sector Awards

Moreton Bay mums Kylie Reeves and Alana “Tink” McMullen were among the finalists in this year’s Queensland Disability Sector Awards. Here's how locals fared... **FREE TO READ**