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Meeting with QPWS

On Tuesday 23rd January a dozen of the most recent active volunteers met with QPWS staff to learn of the latest requirements for attending to Kinaba Information Centre. A Workplace Health and Safety briefing was included and also Terms of Reference, Volunteer work Agreement and Volunteer Engagement forms were signed.

 

Maintenance 13th December 2023

Wednesday 13th December saw seven enthusiastic volunteers travel to the Info Centre to continue maintenance to keep a presentable place for people to visit.

Tuesday's maintenance day

Tuesday 24th October saw esven intrepid volunteers in two boats braved the breezy lake-crossing to spend the morning caretaking amd maintaining the Kinaba Information Centre.

General cleaning plus deck-oiling and hardware corrosion were completed.

As usual the morning tea break was a pleasant addition.

Last working bee on a chilly day

A small party of dedicated volunteers braved the breezy, chilly, and grey morning to cross the lake to continue to look after the Information Centre. Various maintenance tasks were tackled, along with the usual cleaning and tidying. Morning tea time was welcome and refreshments and conversation were enjoyed in a brief period of warm sunshine.

May 2023 Maintenance morning at Kinaba Information Centre

On Tuesday 9th May, eight enthusiastic volunteers braved the chilly but calm morning to cross the lake for the third attempt to maintain the Information Centre. Two previous attempts were abandoned due to unsavoury weather conditions.

Window and general cleaning completed, door locks replaced, and First Aid Kit checked and was in good condition.

The usual morning tea period was welcomed. Thank you volunteers.

Tuesday 22nd November - final working bee at Kinaba for 2022

Perfect lake conditions for two boats of four intrepid volunteers continued the upkeep of Kinaba Information Centre.

General cleaning of windows, walls and floors was completed, including a social period enjoying coffee, cake and conversation.
Replacement of some worn doors and door locks also successfully executed. Geat work for 2022!!!

September caretaking day at Kinaba

Nine dedicated volunteers crossed the lake in two vessels and in lovely conditions.

The usual caretaking tasks were completed with ease, plus some minor maintenance.
Morning tea break was enjoyed during a busy period with visitors stopping off for a look around

Meet-up with Brisbane Intrepid Landcare Group

On Saturday 27th of August, we met with Brisbane Intrepid Landcare group, who were having their annual workshop in our area and camping at the Boreen Point campground. They are an organisation of relatively young folk.

Winter Solstice clean-up

Twelve intrepid souls crossed the lake in ideal lake-crossing conditions, to spend a few hours maintaining the Information Centre. Two of those folk were inducted on-site, adding to our volunteer base.

General cleaning, painting and minor repairs carried out, plus listing future tasks to be tackled. As usual, morning tea offered a chance to re-group and chat.
It was our first dedicated maintenance trip with the new vessel "Jabiru", with passengers suitably impressed.

Official Jabiru launch Saturday 18th June 2022

Finally we had perfect weather for the launching of Friends of Kinaba's new boat, "Jabiru".

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