Comment: A collection of articles are from the community forum I once had on this website, the forum was depreciated because these days most communication are in the from of Comments, TXT’s, Twitter etc.
Difficulties commuting to the University of Queensland from Beerwah
Hi, Throughout my short time travelling from Beerwah to the University of Queensland & Roma St, I have noticed several issues making it difficult for this transit to be enjoyable.
Tomorrow (1/3/16) I have to travel to UQ for my first lecture of the semester, I have to arrive for the lecture at around 1pm. The easiest and fastest transit route available for me tomorrow, involves 2 stop overs at different stations, and takes 2hours and 5 minutes. In order for me to make it to uni before 1pm, I have to leave at 9:30am, and still don’t arrive until almost 12pm. The main issue here being the lack of connection trains to Caboolture. Many trains start from Caboolture and run express to Roma Street, making it easy for me to make my way to uni through the regular buses to the UQ Lakes station. It is very frustrating that for me to get somewhere so late in the day I have to leave so early in the morning.
Another issue I have with the current state of trains running from Beerwah to Brisbane, is the lack of convenience in the times (Directly corroborating what I said above). The trains don’t run on an hourly or two hourly basis, they run inconsistently at different times throughout the day. Between 8:30am and 12pm, there is one train to Brisbane, it leaves Beerwah at 11:19am (with one train before 8:30, at 8:19am). There are no trains running at all in the hours of 9 or 10am on any weekdays (on none of the Gympie to Brisbane, Nambour to Brisbane, Nambour to Ipswich or Nambour to Springfield services). Whilst these may not be the most popular time for trains to run (which I’m sure is why they simply don’t) even running a 3 carriage train from Nambour/Gympie to Brisbane City/Ipswich/Springfield during this substantial two and a half hour gap between trains would work in favour of many students/workers whom start later in the day.
Another suggestion is to simply have more connecting trains to Caboolture from Nambour. There are two trains on a weekday connecting me directly to Caboolture from Beerwah (with buses running throughout the day, but I was unable to find a timetable stating these times thus no bus times have been mentioned).
Between the same times mentioned before of 8:30am and 12pm there are 7 trains running to Brisbane city through Roma Street from Caboolture, and without the connections, hinterland students/workers wishing to transit for their tertiary education/work cannot make these times. You’re either hours early for lectures and tutorials or you’re late (with the obvious choice being to arrive hours early).
My timetable for every day this semester needs for me to arrive at uni for classes at 12 and one day at 11. For each of these classes, instead of taking a train leaving at 9:30/10am that only takes an hour and a half to get there, I am required to transfer two times, and leave at either 7:30 or 8:20 to arrive at 9:30/10:30am.
Getting home from uni is even more of a worry, with most trains after 5pm requiring a change over at Caboolture. This is definitely an issue that needs to be fixed, as most of these trains are packed full of people all trying to get from one train to another. More frequent trains at this time travelling from Brisbane City to Nambour is definitely required.
My request is for more trains to be running more frequent to Caboolture from Beerwah to make the connecting trains to Brisbane, or for more trains to be running between the hours of 8:30am and 12pm to Brisbane from the Sunshine Coast. Any upgrades to this line whatsoever would be much appreciated, for both myself – and many other people having to make the lengthy transit to Brisbane everyday.
- A – (Beerwah Local Student)
Beerwah Recycle Centre: Excessive Fees and Costs
How do you feel about excessive Tip / Recycle Center Costs, and are you prepared to do anything about it? I suggest that you skip reading this article if you not prepared to do something about it 🙂
I don’t need any more bills, and when I dropped of two loads of trash at the Beerwah Recycle Centre / Beerwah Rubbish Tip last week I was annoyed when I got smacked with at $22 charge for each load.
I did a bit of research, and discovered a half hearted article written by the Sunshine Coast Daily, which started off by admitting that Sunshine Coast Residents pay among the highest fees in South East Queensland, and then the article proceeded side with the council and to justify excessive recycling costs.
The Sunshine Coast Readers painted a clearer picture of their public opinion in the survey attached to the article which showed that over 90% of readers felt it was way too expensive or absolute rubbish, but did you notice what they just did there? they split the poll opposition into two categories namely ‘way to expensive’ and ‘absolute rubbish’, these both mean the same thing. For your interest, The Sunshine Coast News Article I’m referring to his here http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/trash-talk-fees-to-go-up/1907059/
I thought I could do a much better job at telling the truth in a few sentences and with a real live show and tell!
Here are the two loads I took to the tip, Much of it was air, and the doors, good solid fire doors were being resold.
What can we do about it?
- We could have roadside cleanups aka curb side pick ups
- We could have tip vouches
- We could reduce the tip fees
- We could admit the consumerism is not working and encourage people to spend less and not generated so much trash 🙂 I know I shouldn’t talk about with two loads of my own trash 🙂
I would like to know how you feel about recycling costs?
Beerwah: Would you prefer Bunnings or Masters or Hungry Jacks or McDonalds?
It’s was not long ago that McDonalds made an application to set up in Landsborough and at the time I thought this made a lot of sense from a business and location perspective because Landsborough serves most of the Maleny traffic and also collects passing traffic travelling along the Steve Irwin way.
You know what they say: The three most important things in real estate and Business are location, location, location. so it seemed perfectly natural at the time that McDonalds might have been attracted to Landsborough.
In a few weeks the new Roys Road connection will shorten the journey between Beerwah and the Bruce Highway and Caloundra and it may take as much as 10 to fifteen minutes off the travel time to Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast Towns.
The new Roys Road Connection ought to put the Town of Beerwah firmly back on the Map as a choice location for big business like Bunnings, Masters, Hungry Jacks or McDonalds because it will become the primary link to the coastal towns.
Who knows, it may only be a matter of time before we see one or more of the big 5 names roll into Beerwah.
You might ask “What about Coles?” A Good question my friend! What if Coles, or a part of Coles purchased the old Beerwah RSL?
What could anyone possibly do with the Beerwah RSL ? Mmmm.. lets see now, perhaps a Liquorland or Vintage Cellars or a 1st Choice Liquor outlet?
What do you think, and which would you prefer?
Looking for People to Write about, Do you have any Suggestions?
Hello All, I been running a series called “Meet the Shopkeeper” and I would very much like some suggestions about who to write about,
Do you have a favourite local shopkeeper,
Do have a favourite local Business Man or Business Women,
Do you have favourite Sports Person
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