Fraser Island Great Walk

On Sunday I completed the Fraser Island Great Walk for the 2nd time.
80km walk in under 35hrs (over 2 days – 38km & 42km full marathon 2nd day).
YAY Team, We’ve set the Benchmark!

What an Amazing Adventure with some Awesome, Fun & Fit Ladies (Tash who has done the Great Walk with me before, Nat, Jas & Annette) and Sensational Support Crew (Greg & Gary)! Thank you to everyone involved, these goals and adventures are a massive combined team effort to pull off!

There was no complaining, only the odd ‘EW’ & ‘Arrgh’ sounds I would make every time a leech had to be pulled from my feet, kindly by Nat!

The Giant Santinay tree pictured here is over 1,000 years old and not accessible by car.

“The forests of Fraser Island were logged from 1863 to 1991. The overall canopy of the forests is higher than occurs on any dune system in the world.”
– FIDO Backgrounder No 21

That clocks me off at 836km on foot on Fraser Island to date! Can’t wait to do it again!

‘The Overland Track’ 65km in 3 days – Tasmania Notes

The Overland Track Cradle Mountain – Tasmanian parks info here to plan your trip!


DAY 1 – THURS
08 Dec 8:40am

18.5km hike
7:45 hours including breaks
Temp: 5.4 °C to 9.8 °C
Backpack –
Jeanette: 18kg
Sarah: 15kg  (pretty much the same gear, could not figure out why the weight difference)
Start: Ronny Creek (Dove Lake) to Lake Windermere, skipped Waterfall Valley hut.
Marion’s Lookout (Highest point; Alpine plateau between Marions Lookout and Kitchen Hut, 1,250 m), no view, heavy rain, high wind, blown off the track a few times.
Too wet, windy & dangerous to climb to Cradle Mountain summit (1,545 m), no visibility.
Sun came out about lunch.
Boots and trail were wet for entire trip!
Set up tent in light rain.
iPhone got drenched (died), no RunKeeper, GoPro played up and heart rate monitor wouldn’t work! (No Technology! OMG)

Please click on images to view full size.


FRI 09
Dec – 7am

16.8km hike
5:45 hours including breaks
Temp: -0.9 °C to 5.4 °C
Start: Lake Windermere to Pelion
Woke up at 5am to snow everywhere, camped in $15 tent from Kmart with a blue tarp slung over the top!
Feet and fingers were frozen, numb and sore!
Snowed for first two hours, high wind, some rain.
Stayed in a hut, dried clothes and socks, had a delish coffee.


SAT 10
Dec – 6:30am

18.2km hike
7:15 hours including breaks
Temp: -0.2 °C to 6.3 °C
Start: Pelion to Windy Ridge, skipped Kia Ora hut
Stayed in a hut.
Boots still wet, black muddy sludge, deep water puddles, roots and rocks everywhere. There are hardly any boardwalks at pictured in the brochures.
Passed Mt Ossa (1,617 m), Tassie’s highest mountain, to wet & windy to climb to summit.


SUN 11
Dec 2016 – start 5:30am finish 8:20 am
72hrs exact to the hour to complete the 65km Overland Track – Total hiking / walking time 23 hrs 30mins

9km hike
2:45 hours including breaks
Temp: 3.2 °C to 11.2 °C
Start: Windy Ridge to Narcissus
Some sun! Caught ferry to arrive in Cynthia Bay for massive feed!

WE MADE IT!!!

A Massive thanks to my gorgeous cousin Sarah for helping me achieve this goal! We were both quite surprised at our speed, endurance, willpower & fitness levels! ( … though our muscles were alittle stiff and sore)

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Mt Walsh Summit! ‘The Bluff’

Feel like an exciting climb with maximum calorie burn, why not try out ‘The Bluff!’

“Rising to 703m above sea level in the Coastal Range, Mount Walsh National Park is a rugged park with spectacular exposed granite outcrops and cliffs. The Bluff area of Mount Walsh, at the park’s northern end, is a prominent landmark in the Biggenden area.”

More info here.

Mount Walsh day use area

Turn off the Maryborough-Biggenden Road 2km east of Biggenden or 80km west of Maryborough. Travel a further 5.3km along the signposted National Park Road to the picnic area.

See Mount Walsh National Park map (PDF, 177K)  [Info via Qld Parks]

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OPRAH hits BrisVegas!

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I had a wonderful time last night at the Oprah concert in Brisbane, I always like to learn from the absolute best on subjects, especially spirituality! Oprah’s talk was so inspiring and engaging I have listed some of my notes I scribbled down in the dark. I even took a photo of the big screen, not even realising at the time that the photo was off myself, the camera was on me!!

I didn’t quite get my ‘real’ selfie photo with Oprah this time but I have been putting it out to the Universe, so the Law of Attraction will provide! After all, it is Law!  🙂

Write down 5 things you are grateful for everyday guys and watch your life change right before your eyes!!!!

– Turn up the volume in your Life!

– Live your life on purpose & in Purpose!

– What is the real dream for yourself?

– Oprah loves being at home with herself and never gets lonely (Me too!!!!)

– Surrender the dream that you hold for yourself to the life that is waiting for you to claim.

– There is no life without a spiritual life.

– Success comes from connection to spirit | source | power.

– What are you here? We are all here for a purpose; we enter the world because we are spiritually called. Honour your calling!

– Use your personality and physical self to serve your spirit.

– Favourite quote: “I am the Master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my Soul”

– LUCK preparation meeting the moment of opportunity!

– Let no one keep you from your journey. Your life is validated through your service to other people. Use your job to service others.

– Oprah believes in; The 3rd Law of Motion (For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action)  and 1 Principle; The Principle of Intention.

– Every action, though & feeling is motivated by intention. What is your intention? You become what you Believe!

– “No” is a complete sentence.

– Control how you love, be love in the world.

– Excellence in the best deterrent! EXCELLENCE!!! Be the highest expression of who you were meant to be!

– Validation. Don’t ask others what they think, check in with yourself.

– Validation. When people ask, “Was that OK?”
What people want to hear is; Did you hear me? Did what I say mean anything? Do you see me? Do you hear me?

– Whisper = MESSAGE

Bikram Yoga BrisVegas

I have had a lovely stay in Brisbane the past week catching up with family at a wedding and my dear friend Naomi and made the most of South Bank, The Botanical Gardens, Kangaroo Point Stairs, the Storey Bridge and Riverside walk for my exercise (walks & runs)!

I also did my first ever Bikram Yoga class, well four actually in just one week!!
90mins, 40 degrees, 26 postures + two breathing techniques!

OMG my hamstrings were killing me, everything was aching and I had a great workout! Even though my muscle are very tight | constricted, I still tried to do my best at beginners level for the positions.
Such a wonderful class with our instructor Ben giving me excellent advice on how to get the best out of my workouts and complementing me on little improvements. I learnt so much about the wonderful exercises and benefits from Ben’s extensive knowledge, it’s all so very interesting! I felt marvellous after each class and was so relaxed!

I burnt 450 calories at each session so that is a good workout in itself!

“Benefits of Bikram Yoga – Gaining strength and flexibility are reasons to start Bikram Yoga but find out why this practice really changes your life!”

I also found lots of goodies at the midweek Queen St Markets!!! (Wednesday opposite Treasury Casino)

+ a couple of night pictures I took – So much to do in BrisVegas! …. including OPRAH!


Sunshine Coast Marathon!

What a FUN weekend!

On the 30th of August I ran the full 42.2km Sunshine Coast Marathon with my mate Kym in 05:12:43 mins.
Kym and I are friends from high school and ran our first 10km together 6 years ago at the Gold Coast Marathon.
As we were both celebrating birthdays and turning 40 years old the following week we decided to celebrate by running 42.2km!!!!  Fit and Glamorous at 40 being the new 30!
I also met Ryan the Running Guy a friend of Kyms.

I caught up with my good friend Michelle from Hervey Bay who is training each weekend at Mooloolaba for the Na Wahine Aka Kai. We had a delicious Caesar Salad at Augello’s Italian Restaurant Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast.

I visited Buderim Falls again for some photography and had brekkie after the run with my Author Friend Wayne Ellis who wrote “Kissing the Black Dog”.

A huge thank you to my good friend Cheryl Virgo ( Virgos Natural Therapies ) for my official Sunshine Coast Marathon “Road Runner Award” she presented to me this morning at her 6.5km Fraser Coast Fitness & Health community beach stroll. What a wonderful surprise and honour! I just love the supreme craftsmanship, attention to detail, choice of modern font and classy feather! Jeanette Maynes “The Motivator” | 4 Week Program

FRASER COAST FITNESS & HEALTH EXPO 2015


My speech & some images from the day:
In Queensland 65% of adults and 28% of children are overweight or obese which includes 50% of the Fraser Coast being overweight or obese.

Therefore being very passionate about fitness, fun & health I’ve organised today’s ‘Step into Spring’ FITNESS & HEALTH EXPO to raise awareness, promote prevention and help educate about Fitness & Health on the Fraser Coast! Please note: Audience participation is compulsory!

I have written and published a ‘4 Week Program’ which is a Mind, Meal & Exercise Plan that teaches people the tools and skills to apply for a long term happy healthy lifestyle, which will is available at the Zumba stall as I hope to revolutionise the Fraser Coast! I find the Fraser Coast obesity epidemic very serious and am working towards creating a massive community lifestyle overhaul campaign with the help of other like minded professionals!

This event would not be possible without the Awesome support of Karen Chatfield the site manager and the Hervey Bay Council for the Arts​ who generously gave us one of their open mike days for the event, covered the insurance plus all stall fees have been donated back to them for their support of this fun day.

I would like extend a huge thanks to Katie form Z Club Dance Fitness for kindly providing the use of her awesome sound equipment for the day, plus she will be doing some high energy zumba for us to participate in also!

I would like to thank my Fraser Coast Fitness & Health friends, where are you, hand up ladies, if you have any questions today just ask the girls. We also go for a walk every Wednesday at 6:30am with Cheryl from the Torquay Jetty to the pier return and all are welcome to join us.

A massive thank you to the Amazing team of local businesses have come on board to showcase the high level of professional services, products, skills, tools and knowledge available to all. This will be a huge day of fun with maximum audience participation! There are stalls, performances, talks and demos including and on – Bio-aging, Massage, Foot Reflexology, Crossfit, Gyms, Meditation, Yoga, Face Painting, Zumba, Belly Dancers, Martial Arts, Tennis, Burlesque & Fitness Demos plus heaps more.

We will also be raising funds for Bayside Transformations one of our local Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation non for profit Program, who will be manning the ‘healthy option’ BBQ and they have a stall with more info. I would also like to mention that Climbmax the rock wall here is donating 10% of their profits from today to Bayside so make sure you have a climb!

We are a team of passionate individuals and businesses on the Fraser Coast that work together to raise awareness and help others achieve a new way of life and thinking that is healthy, exciting, fun and will make you happy!

Our only competition is laziness, a sedentary lifestyle, poor choices, mental health, fast and junk food plus the television!

 

NIKON D5300 DSLR CAMERA WITH 18-55MM VR II LENS KIT | GO-PRO & iPHONE

Some more images from a photography tour on went on with / for Palace Adventures last weekend on Fraser Island!

 

O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat – We’re on the Road to No Where!

Some pictures from my trip to O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat last weekend.

In rainforest I am definitely, “In my element – You are where you should be and you fit in. You’re in your zone and no one can stop your game.”

I went down for a 35km paid hike to the Stinson plane crash, which is supposedly being rescheduled due our inebriated tour guide getting us, a group of eleven completely lost!

We walked lost in circles for 9km and 7.5hrs once away from Echo point and were told prior to our walk by the guide we would not even be going to the Stinson crash site, which is why we were there?

O’Reillys General Manager Shane O’Reilly stated to me on the phone they went through after our hike and the track was not even cleared so none of the group would have made the hike anyway, aside from the fact that the guide was drinking heavily the night prior, also took four bottles of wine on the hike and not knowing where to go.

O’Reillys proudly boasts 100 years of hiking this route, yet does not know the accessibility or check the tracks condition before advertising paid hikes to the public?

I have reached an agreement with O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat General Manager Shane O’Reilly in relation to remuneration for the inconvenience and dangerous situation, that I am now satisfied with.

It appears General Manager Shane O’Reilly has reneged and is not extending the offer of a free walk to me anymore …..

Positives of the hike, I met a lot of nice people & still hiked 25km mainly in circles. Here is an awesome clip made by one of the hikers  … ‘We’re on the Road to No Where!’

I also went to Buderim Falls,  Kondalilla Falls, Mapleton Falls & climbed Mt Cooroora at Pomona. Whilst I was away two of my photos were used in the background on Hannah McEwan’s weather segment on WIN News Wide Bay. How very exciting ….

Orchid House – Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens

Today’s snaps from the Orchid House at the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, only $2.50 to have a look around, money well spent, it was so Magical!

NIKON D5300 DSLR CAMERA WITH 18-55MM VR II LENS KIT | GO-PRO & iPHONE

Some more images from a photography tour on went on with / for Palace Adventures last weekend on Fraser Island!

Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit

15 NikonI’ve finally bought a good beginners camera to further my interest in photography being a – Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit, with wifi and gps.

Yesterday I did some camera practice on a 10km hike on Fraser Island. Some of my beginners snaps here and a couple taken of me by acclaimed award winning local photographer Sandra Boles on her weapon of a camera. Thanks heaps for all the helpful tips Sandy!!

Mt Warning – near the Queensland border 1,156 m

Mt Warning 1,156 m (3,793 ft) above sea level, near the Queensland border.
9km, return walk took me 2:25mins, 1420 calories burn’t.
What a magical spiritual experience, beautiful rainforest the whole way, I’ll definitely be climbing this mountain again!


Mount Kosciuszko – Australia’s Highest Mountain 2,228 m

Today I climbed Mount Kosciuszko!

2,228 metres (7,310 ft) above sea level, Australia’s Highest Mountain
Distance: 22km (loop) – Charlotte Pass to Blue Lake, Main Range & Summit Walk home. 2535 calories burnt.
It was freezing at the top, you can hear the wind in the clip, magical scenery, saw one black centipede, one black crow and a finch.
I was also visited the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House in Canberra before the Mountain hike.
I even phoned the Environmental Ministers office to discuss the new QPWS ‘Do Not Run’ rule on Fraser Island, State Member Steven Miles wasn’t in today so I spoke directly to the Federal Environmental Ministers office of Greg Hunt and advised of the situation …. more info here!
Check out our awesome stretcher tents, so comfy, my portable investment home!
The night before the climb we camped at Island Bend and had 80km winds in the snowy mountains nearly lifting our tents off the ground for about seven hours!
I’m sure I got about 2 hrs sleep before my morning assault on the mountain! Failure is NOT an Option!

Lake McKenzie 20km Hike #15

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Another Awesome Adventure Day and Community Hike was had on Fraser Island on Nov 1st, with a 20km return walk from Kingfisher Bay to Lake McKenzie in 2:59mins mins return! 2,200 calories ✔

I had 26 Awesome hikers this time, with different levels of fitness, some of the guys were also on my 4 Week Program and everyone in attendance did Excellent!
I was really proud of all their personal achievements as this is one tough challenge!

10628111_790925017620817_1617094661538545429_nI also had Greg Waite the ex President of Trail Running Qld who had come up especially from Brisbane for the hike, which was very exciting. Greg certainly knows his stuff and is very experienced when it comes to trail running and trail events so it was amazing to have him along and lovely to chat to.

Everyone was thoroughly briefed, had well over 2L of water (this is my requirement on all hikes) and I had purifying tablets if they needed more water at Lake McKenzie plus I also printed out and read the Dingo Safety rules and what to do if you are approached by one. It’s best to always be fully aware and well informed.

IMG_3237The temperature was warm with summer approaching so we thoroughly enjoyed a dip in the magical Lake McKenzie for a refreshing cool down.

Lake McKenzie – has an area of 150 hectares and is just over 5 metres (16 ft) in depth. The beach sand of Lake McKenzie is nearly pure silica. It is a perched lake sitting on top of compact sand and vegetable matter 100 metres (330 ft) above sea level.

Some of us stayed overnight and enjoyed two more hikes the following morning.
– 7km stroll Z Force Commando School and McKenzie Jetty Fraser Island

During World War Two, the area near McKenzie’s Jetty was used by the Services Reconnaissance Department (popularly known as “Z Special Unit”) as a special forces training camp – the Fraser Commando School. Thousands of soldiers were trained here because the conditions were similar to those found on Pacific Islands where the Japanese were fought. Lake McKenzie was used for parachute training and the wreck of the Maheno was used for explosive demolitions practice.

Visitors to the site of the Fraser Commando School today can still see various relics of its military past including armour plates used to test armour piercing explosive charges and weapons and a concrete relief map of Singapore Harbour used as an aid in operations planning.

– 3km hike to the Lookout and Dundonga Creek then back via the beach.

More info on these walks here.  We also ran into our mate Rango on the barge who took us on our 90km challenge ! Can’t wait to go back again!

90km Fraser Island Great Walk in 2.5days!

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What an awesome five day Adventure on Fraser Island!!!
We walked the 90km Fraser Island Great Walk in just 2.5 days!
(Myself, Carol, Susie & Tash – the Awesome Foursome!)

Starting at Dilli Village 6:30am on Friday morning, we trail walked through the amazing surrounds to Happy Valley by Sunday lunch 12noon! Staying at Lake Wabby via Central Station the first night on the track and Valley of the Giants the second night.

1795218_10152800835797277_9031225481823971146_oA big thank you to RANGO our support crew for looking after us and bringing the supplies into remote areas each day to ‘Rango’s Angels!’  (bedding, tents, food, clothes & BEER!)
We couldn’t have done this sensational achievement without you and your awesome jokes! (I don’t get it?)

A big thanks also to Carol for her excellent organisation skills with the trip / accommodation plus her vehicle got smashed and another vehicle pulling out the week prior, so with some quick genius work from her we still pulled the trip off! Really appreciated by all involved with the epic recovery and two new support 4WD’s!

Best Adventure to date I think, just absolutely breath takingly beautiful and challenging the whole way with nonstop hills, soft sand, and magical nature to immerse yourself in – eucalyptus woodland, rainforests, sand blows /dunes and pristine lakes!

1st day was 42km a trail marathon, day two 26.5km – 29km, day three 16.5km straight to the bar at Happy Valley for a burger and beers!

We saw a few animals – three dingos, a few goanna’s, lots of butterflies, I nearly ran over a small black snake, and an owl followed us for about 5km plus a dingo even tried to eat my dencorub!

Carol & I also took a power pack so we could charge up the iphones to use runkeeper over the few days.

I burnt 9,445 calories during the week!

Fraser Island –  is a heritage-listed island located along the southern coast of Queensland, Australia, approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Brisbane. Its length is about 120 kilometres (75 mi) and its width is approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi). It was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1992. The island is considered to be the largest sand island in the world at 1840 km². It is also Queensland’s largest island, Australia’s sixth largest island and the largest island on the East Coast of Australia.

The Maheno – is the most famous of Fraser Island’s wrecks and has become a landmark attraction. Built in 1905, the SS Maheno was one of the first turbine-driven steamers. She plied a regular route between Sydney and Auckland until she was commissioned as a hospital ship in Europe during World War One. She also served in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

In 1935, she and her sister ship the Oonah were sold to Japan for scrap.
The rudders of the boats were removed and they were being towed to Japan. When they reached Queensland Waters, a cyclonic storm snapped the tow chain and the Maheno drifted helplessly onto Fraser Island’s ocean beach.

Eli Creek – the largest creek on the eastern beach of Fraser Island, pours up to four million litres of clear, fresh water into the ocean every hour.

Lake McKenzie – has an area of 150 hectares and is just over 5 metres (16 ft) in depth. The beach sand of Lake McKenzie is nearly pure silica. It is a perched lake sitting on top of compact sand and vegetable matter 100 metres (330 ft) above sea level.

Lake Boomanjin – Another perched lake on the island is  which at 200 hectares in size, is the largest perched lake in the world. In total there are 40 perched lakes on the island, half of all known lakes of this kind on the planet. Lake Boomanjin is fed by two creeks that pass through a wallum swamp where it collects tannins which tint the water red.

Lake Wabby – is the deepest lake on the island, at 12 metres (39 ft) in depth and also the least acidic which means it has the most aquatic life of all the lakes….. More info here.

Wanggoolba Creek is a fresh water creek on Fraser Island with its source in the Pile Valley and mouth on the Western shores of the island. Wanggoolba Creek at Central Station is a popular tourist destination due to the crystal clear waters flowing over white sand through a rainforest valley.

The Flora of Fraser Island is unique and diverse. More than 865 species of plants thrive on the island. It is the only place on Earth where tall rainforest grows in sand. The island contains the largest extent of wallum heath remnants in Queensland. In Pile Valley, 1,000 year old rough-barked satinays are found. Despite being logged the kauri pines dominate in some areas. Scribbly gums, red gums, piccabeen palms, Blue Quandong, brush box and pandanus all grow on Fraser Island.
[Info via – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraser_Island]

WOW AGAIN!! I’ve already planned the next few hikes over there in my head, just can’t get enough of the place!!

[Images via Jeanette, Susie & Carol – Digital cameras, iPhones & GoPros!]
Fraser Island Great Walk map here Fraser Island Great Walk topographic map (PDF, 2.3M)*.
Click on thumbnail to enlarge images.

SUBMISSION AGAINST DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION – MCU-141028 by Enzo Andreuzzi for Enzo’s on the Beach.

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SUBMISSION AGAINST DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION – MCU-141028
Development Application Seeking Development Permit for Material Change of Use
– Food and Drink Outlet and ancillary Function Facility; and Shop (Outdoor sport and recreation equipment hire and associated retail goods) over Land described as Lot 219 on SP166253, Part of Lot 218 on MCH4901 and Part of Lot 220 on SP185042 and situated at 351A & 351B Esplanade, Hervey Bay

Dear Community,
I wish to advise I am AGAINST and OPPOSED to the Proposed Development Application to Council by Enzo Andreuzzi for Enzo’s on the Beach.

Jeanette MaynesBeing a local since 1978 I just love our gorgeous foreshores and simplistic lifestyle.

It’s Awesome to see the locals, national and international tourists come together using the lawn, playground and park for relaxing, reading, exercising (cricket, frisbee, football plus Personal Training businesses), families with toddlers / children, takeaway lunch and dinner meals from local business outlets, group picnics, Council BBQ’s all enjoying the quiet beachside atmosphere and ocean views from the lawns.

When I found out one week ago from a local business owner about the development application, I instantly thought WOW, How Exciting, I’m more than happy for progress and thought modernizing the cafe would be FANTASTIC!!! (Good bye eyesore shipping container!)

Upon walking over and looking at the plans I noticed the cafe would be extending right into the middle of the park and lawn (now I understand why the children’s basketball court was removed) plus right back towards the bike path and be developed into a multi level / double storey function centre right in front of my home. There goes my sea view and breeze plus that of many of the other residents in my resort complex and many of the other business owners or landlords leasing their properties on the Scarness Esplanade.

When speaking to Enzo face to face about this after a meeting he advised he didn’t care and will be going two storey. I said fair enough but I will do whatever I can to stop the second level.

Myself as the Vice President of the Scarness Action Group feels the President (Ezno is currently in this position) should represent and be conscious and considerate of all of the Scarness businesses and residents best interests including success, growth, lifestyle, happiness, well-being, financial gain / profit  not solely his own.

For those of you that are unaware of how ferocious and destructive the constant erosion is at Enzo’s I have attached some images below I took Australia Day Jan 2013.
I’ve lost count of the number of times the Council have added more sand and added more rocks, pictured here on the beach in Sept / Oct 2013.
Here is also a movie I took from Australia Day Jan 2013 of the ocean –
How is this a suitable and safe place to build? 

There is also a severe problem in the area with parking which the council is very aware of affecting every single business owner plus residents trying to do their shopping, doesn’t make sense to add to this problem. I see illegal parking on the grass everyday, even Enzo himself.

Neighbouring businesses are also extremely concerned about noise (I personally like to listen to the sea) and alcohol / liquor licensing especially being so close to a children’s playground and Council caravan park. The Beach House Hotel was just rebuilt so we already have a huge function room and licensed venue on the Esplanade. We don’t need two with in a 150 meters.

The area is zoned as “Open Space”, it’s a park, get it?!
Applying to change the zoning from “Open Space”, to “Food and Drink Outlet and Ancillary Function Facility; and shop (outdoor sport and recreation equipment hire and associated retail good), I think you are confusing the beautiful public foreshore “Open Space” zone for all business and community members to enjoy at their leisure with that of a commercial shopping centre / food outlet application / pub license solely for your own profit!

There has been some construction in the car park today. I went and had a chat to the boys, it appears Ergon is putting in new three phase power to Enzo’s, plus removing the pole in front of his building (under Council direction they stated)?
The application is not even approved so why do this?
And who pays for this? Tax payers opps I mean Council?

Fraser Coast Chronicle -“ANOTHER manager at Fraser Coast Opportunities has quit the tourism and economic body, days after publicly supporting the Enzo’s on the Beach development application….. The cafe is owned by Enzo Andreuzzi, whose wife Danielle works alongside Mr Cornelius as the marketing manager at FCO……It is understood that numerous small businesses in the Scarness precinct are opposed to the Enzo’s development, on the grounds that they themselves will lose business and that the facility may encourage drunken behaviour and result in vandalism. This is an incredibly narrow view which Fraser Coast Opportunities fundamentally disagrees with.”  …. full story HERE!
Thanks for letting us know what you think of the Scarness businesses Fraser Coast Opportunities!!

ANYWAY AFTER SOME RESEARCH, GUIDANCE, EXPERT ADVICE AND INVESTIGATION I HAVE SUBMITTED THE BELOW OBJECTION TO COUNCIL. ANYONE IS FREE TO COPY, USE THIS INFORMATION, RESUBMIT THEMSELVES TO COUNCIL OR DO THEIR OWN FURTHER RESEARCH BASED ON IT…..

I certainly hope the “Boys Club” Fraser Coast Regional Council, Fraser Coast Opportunities, Enzo and all involved with this Proposed Development Application are being honest and transparent with the Fraser Coast Community.

1. Council Website Proposed Development / all info / documentation here (click I accept): http://pdonline.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/Modules/ApplicationMaster/default.aspx?page=wrapper&key=391171#
2. Plans here: http://pdonline.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/cache/2535368.pdf
3. My server if unable to download from Council Website (it seems to be down alot), Please click here http://designhouse.com.au/files/ then right click and select save as on the files titled Enzos

SUBMISSION AGAINST DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION – MCU-141028  

8th October, 2014
Chief Executive Office
Fraser Coast Regional Council
PO Box 1943,
HERVEY BAY Qld 4655 

Dear Lisa,

RE:       SUBMISSION AGAINST DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION – MCU-141028
Development Application Seeking Development Permit for Material Change of Use

– Food and Drink Outlet and ancillary Function Facility; and Shop (Outdoor sport and recreation equipment hire and associated retail goods) over Land described as Lot 219 on SP166253, Part of Lot 218 on MCH4901 and Part of Lot 220 on SP185042 and situated at 351A & 351B Esplanade, Hervey Bay

Please accept this letter as a properly made submission under Section 305 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 opposing the above development application for material change of use (i.e. “the above development application”).

The grounds relied on in making this submission objecting to the above development application and the facts and circumstances supporting these grounds of objection include the following:

  1. The development application fails to identify all the land that is the subject of the proposed development for material change of use. 

Facts and Circumstances relied on in this submission for Ground No. 1 include the following:  The development application identifies the subject site as being Lot 209 on SP166253, Lease C in Lot 220 on SP185042 and Lease D in Lot 218 on MCH4901.  It should be noted that the aerial photograph in the report is deceptive as it is captured obliquely and as a result it appears closer to the road than a vertical photograph would more accurately.  In any regard, plan SP254557 provides connections to cadastral boundaries across the nearby (20.1 metre wide) gazetted road which confirms that none of the subject site as identified in the development application has a direct frontage to the gazetted road known as The Esplanade.  It would appear that Lease D in Lot 218 on MCH4901 is the closest part of the identified site to The Esplanade but Lease D is still approximately 18 metres from this road.  All access to the proposed development is therefore required to traverse part Lot 220 on SP185042 which is outside of Lease C in Lot 220 on SP185042 or any other part of the site identified in the development application.  Contrary to advice from Council, Lot 220 on SP185042 is State Land and along with Lot 223 on CP850484, Lot 128 on MCH2468, Lot 218 on 4901 and Lot 227 on SP235162, comprise reserve allocated for “public” purposes and for which Council is a trustee for such purposes but has not authority to act as trustee for other purposes under the Land Act 1994.

Case law has confirmed that the use of the land for development includes the access for that use to a public road and the like.  The above development application did not include all of the access as part of the proposed land use.   All access to The Esplanade will need to traverse part of Lot 220 on SP185042 which is outside of Lease C in Lot 220 on SP185042 or any other part of the site identified in the development application.

The above development application is therefore considered invalid. 

  1. The development application has failed to include information on the proposed design of the alterations to the existing building which is necessary for both the public and Council to properly assess such a development proposal especially considering that the subject site is totally surrounded by State land allocated for public purposes.                                                                                  

Facts and Circumstances relied on in this submission for Ground No. 2 include the following:  The subject site is a lease by a private party over State land and completely surrounded by public land and in a node on the foreshore that both the Council and the applicant have acknowledged as being of local and regional significance for various economic and recreational reasons.  It is unfortunate that the development application as placed on public display does not include information on the proposed design of the development that the public and Council would normally require in order to make an informed assessment.  This information includes, but is by no means limited to the following:-

  • the floor areas for existing and proposed new buildings;
  • maximum building height for existing and proposed building above existing ground level;
  • location of refuse storage;
  • delineated any existing (lawful) use areas external to the building as determined under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009;
  • proposed vehicular access and manoeuvring areas for services vehicles as well as any vehicular access by staff and/or patrons;
  • access between the nearest disabled parking space and the proposed entry into the development;
  • proposed location of any air-conditioning plant assuming that this must be within the approved leased area; and
  • proposed location of any heating gas storage.

The applicant has failed to clearly quantify the existing and proposed floor areas, location or refuse storage and maximum height above natural ground level for existing of new buildings, which among other things, are normally required for a properly made development application.
Even though the applicant had confirmed in IDAS Form 5 that such information submitted, it has not been made available to the public with the original information or the change application during the public notification period.  This failure is of serious concern and has disadvantaged the public in being able to make an informed assessment.

…………  (Click HERE to read full twelve page pdf document or download word document HERE.)

Hay House Writers Seminar in Sydney

LEON NACSON, JEANETTE MAYNES, REID TRACY

LEON NACSON, JEANETTE MAYNES, REID TRACY

Over the past weekend I had the amazing opportunity of attending the Hay House Writers Seminar in Sydney as I had been fortunate due to the help and support of many voting for me and had WON a free ticket to the event.
Talk about Awesome, I learnt so much and had many questions and thoughts answered in relation to my self-published soon to be BEST SELLING ‘4 Week Program!’ plus my marketing jeanette maynes hao house writers seminarplan, my platforms, my websites and the way I am implementing my goals and book / program within the community.
The energy and vibration in the room was electric and I met so many wonderful friendly like minded people. I hung out with a lovely lady and made a new friend also a ticket winner being Melissa Gibson a psychic, we got along fabulously – the Butterfly Whisperer.
Now to finalise my Synopsis to present to Hay House!
Someone (or maybe more than one person) who attended the seminar will WIN a publishing package with them; I could be the next best selling author accelerating my passion to “Get Australia Motivated!”. I hope so as I can feel it within my whole being!!

I had the pleasure of meeting and having a photo with the authors in order (the 1st four even before the seminar started!) as per my Law of Attraction photo print out (pretty powerful – reminds me of my Law of Attraction Donald Trump picture here) and the rest throughout the two days. I was also on the print out as a featured author as I will be speaking at the seminar in the future (L.O.A. at work). I even had a photo taken on stage with my book to assist my Law of Attraction processes! All the authors had such inspiring stories and were great at public speaking.
The images in the gallery include:

–       REID TRACY President and CEO of Hay House Publishing the largest publisher of self empowerment books, cds, dvds and empowering live events in the world.
–       LEON NACSON Managing Director of Hay House Australia, and the author of nine books. His current International Best Seller ‘A Stream of Dreams’ has been translated into four languages.

PAM GROUT

PAM GROUT

–       PAM GROUT author of ‘E Squared’ #1 New York Times best-selling author – (who signed my book I bought from home and told her about my bean experiment lol I learnt to look at things from a different perspective – story here.)
–       BRONNIE WARE –author of “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying”
–        MEGAN DALLA-CAMINA author of “Getting Real About Having It All”
–       MARTINA SHEEHAN & SUSAN PEARSE authors of “Wired for Life”
–       JESS AINSCOUGH author of “Make Peace With Your Plate”
–       JULIEANNE CAIRNS author of ‘The Seven Money Myths’ being released by Hay House in September 2015

Some of the Awesome quotes from the weekend:
–       “A blog is an important place to start. Show up every day and write a blog post with no agenda other than to be of service.” – Jess Ainscough
–       “Write every day, even if no-one is going to read it. Practice your voice.” – Jess Ainscough
–       “Whenever we’re rejected, it’s always because the universe is holding something better for us.” – Jess Ainscough
–       “There’s an entire world of natural healing out there. We can love food that loves us back.” – Jess Ainscough author of Make Peace With Your Plate
–       “Teach what you need to learn.” – Reid Tracy
–       “If it’s worth writing, it’s worth writing. Write because there is a market, because you have a muse. Write for yourself and write regardless. Just show up.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
–       “The more narrow your niche is, the less followers you need to be successful.” – Reid Tracy
–       “The point of a platform is for you to connect with people who care about what you have to say. This takes time, there are no shortcuts.” – Reid Tracy
–       “Focus in on one core audience that you’re trying to build. Know who you’re trying to reach. Ask people why they’re being referred to you to try to figure out who this is. Build an avatar for your audience based on gender, age, interests.” – Reid Tracy
–       “Books are intimate things. They’re one of the only things apart from your husband/wife/partner that you take to bed with you.” – Reid Tracy   (or if you are me it’s your Laptop to listen to Reid and Louise Hay lol)
–       “Ask yourself, what makes my book so different? So interesting? Don’t write to be a best seller. Write for and from your heart, not your wallet. Write something you want to be remembered by.” – Leon Nacson
–       “The hard part about writing a book is getting people to read it.” – Reid Tracy

After the seminar I ran 11.5km around Sydney for some exercise and even managed to get my weekly stair runs in at the ‘Oprah’ House,  proudly promoting the Fraser Coast Health & Fitness Community Action Group.

OPRAH HOUSE

OPRAH HOUSE

I received quite a few looks and comments, it appears fluro yellow socks and runners are not very common in Sydney!
“Need A Hand?”
GOAL # 1 – REDUCE OBESITY ON THE FRASER COAST FROM 70% TO 50% WITH POSITIVE AND GOAL ORIENTATED INITIATIVES INTURN DRAMATICALLY LOWERING DIABETES!
We need to have at least 1,000 people doing my ‘4 Week Program’ to create a flow on effect to change 20,000 people to achieve the goal of dropping the obesity / overweight statistic from 70% to 50% on the Fraser Coast! (this could be executed in as short a time frame as 12 months!) Just imagine how happy, energetic, motivated and productive everyone would be! Too Exciting! (Then I / We can start on the rest of the 63% of Australia!)

4 Week Program facebook page here!
The Motivator here!
Design House here!

[some info & images via the legendary Hay House Auditions & Hay House Australia & Something Social! Thank you for one of the best seminars ever, so well organised and a fantastic venue being SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney!]

Pomona King of the Mountain

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10669003_880584225298831_3556877164980287351_oYesterday I entered the Pomona King of the Mountain Race and I’m feeling it today!
A good sore all over – legs, arms, shoulders, back; talk about the Ultimate Workout and Awesome Fun!

I went with a friend who participated in the Zinc 96.1FM Mountain Dash 2.8km before the main race. I also got chatting to Sarah Mycroft who is the first woman to run continuously around Australia, and went in the race at the last minute too! It’s Excellent to be among and meet so many friendly and like minded people!

The main race at 3pm, The Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge, is a steep, almost vertical climb up the mountain, 4.2km race to the top of the 439 metres high mountain and back.
I came 88th out of 100 competitors in 52:20mins = 650 calories ✔

Looking at the Splits on Runkeeper I took  34:57 mins to pretty much crawl to the top and 17:23mins to get back down to the finish line.

On the way down one of the volunteers asked me if I had ‘Jelly Legs’ yet?
I thought hardly, I’d been up and down the mountain about seven times before without ‘Jelly Legs’ but certainly not at this pace!
Opps spoke to soon, as I hit the the base of the mountain to run home ‘Jelly Legs’ totally kicked in, now I knew what he meant.
I had to really concentrate as I didn’t have control of my legs like I normally did, they went abit numb also, quite an unusual feeling!

Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge Winners:
Men
1st Ben Duffus – 23.47
2nd Lance Downie 26.16
3rd Aaron Knight 26.26

Women
1st Kim Beckinsale 31.11
2nd Leslie Saunders 31.39
3rd Shona Stephenson 33.37
Check out the results here !

What an Awesome Event! So well organised! Sensational Volunteers & Supporters!!!
Just loving my calf burn today!
See you next year!
Keep up the good work Barry!
Talk about Livin’ the Dream, couldn’t think of anything else I’d rather do on that Sunday arvie!

Pomona King of the Mountain Facebook page HERE and the history of the race HERE!

[Some of the image are by Simon Green, Michael Leadbetter and the Sunshine Coast Daily]