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Foxes that fly


It's time to book for our upcoming Kids Time activity Foxes that Fly, to be held on 29 September from 9.30-11.30 am. 

Learn about the natural history of flying foxes and their important role in preserving Australian native forests. Through role play, explore the impact of human activity on these animals, and how we can help to conserve them.Come and see the Queensland Museum exhibits on Flying Foxes and learn of why they are so important to the health of our forests.

See the calendar for more details.

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Taringa Tricare Development

Taringa Tricare Development

Below is a link to details on the large Tricare development at Taringa (the former Sullivan Nicolaides site). If clicking on it does not take you to the site automatically, copy and paste the address into your browser.

You can also look at the Development Application in detail on the Council's website - address below.’.


Inaugural THECA Art Show 21-22 October 2017

"The Wild and The Beautiful"

Artists are invited to enter art (drawing, watercolour, acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media) to the THECA Art Show. The theme of the show will be ʻThe Wild and The Beautifulʼ, Australian Native Flora and Fauna. Art work that focuses on our beautiful wildlife, native plants and natural environment will be accepted.

Refer to the Conditions of Entry below for entry details.

A “Peopleʼs Choice” prize will be awarded on Sunday afternoon, 22nd October 2017.


Online entry form: Click this link to use the online entry form. ONLINE EntRY FORM

Printed entry form: Click this link to download a hard copy entry form to complete and post to THECA before 30th September 2017. PRINTABLE ENTRY FORM

Art Show dates:
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October 2017, 9am - 5pm.

Entry opens: Online entries open on 17th July 2017 at

Alternatively, completed entry forms, including entry payment, can be posted to the THECA Art Show, P.O. Box 804, Kenmore Qld. 4069.

Entry fee: $5 per art work, and a maximum of two (2) art works per artist. No commission will apply.

Entry closing date: 30th September 2017

Art delivery: Saturday 14th October, from 8am - 12 noon, to The Hut, 47 Fleming Road, Chapel Hill Qld. 4069.

Collection of art: Sunday 22nd October 2017, from 4pm - 5pm.

Art Show Opening Night

Friday 20th October 2017, from 6pm.
$10 per person (free entry for participating Artists).

Wine and cheese.


If you have any questions about the THECA Art Show, or the suitability of art, please contact Christine Zupanc at 3202 9301, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

THECA Art Show 21-22 October 2017

Conditions of Entry

  1. Each Artist may enter a maximum of two (2) works, appropriate to the Art Show theme. $5 per entry. The entry fee is not refundable.

  2. No commission will apply to art sales.

  3. The maximum width is 50cm and the maximum depth is 50cm.

  4. Entrants should be over 17 years of age on the closing date of entries.

  5. The art work must meet a minimum standard (at the discretion of the Art Show organisers). The Organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any art work submitted.

  6. Entries must be the Artistʼs original unaided work. Copies of works by other artists are not accepted. Paintings produced in workshops or classes are also not acceptable.

  7. Art work must be suitably mounted and framed (fitted with D hooks and wire, no protruding eye screws), and clearly marked on the back of the work with:

    1. a)  Artistʼs name;

    2. b)  title of work;

    c) price.

  8. The exhibition space is limited, so early entries are encouraged. A cut off to entries may apply if the available space is filled.

  9. Artists are deemed to have consented to the reproduction of their work for media promotion.

  10. If Artists have business cards, they are welcome to supply them for display at the show.

  11. THECA and the volunteers assisting at the Art Show undertake to exercise due care and diligence with Artistʼs paintings, but under no circumstances will be liable for loss of, damage, or theft of any art works. Artists should take out their own insurance should they consider it necessary.

  12. A sheet listing the names and contact details of the Artists, the title of the paintings, and the sale price for works, will be available for all Art Show visitors. Visitors will be encouraged to contact the Artist directly to arrange purchase of any art work. The Artist will be responsible for handing art work to the purchaser, and contacting the Art Show organisers of the sale of a painting. Artists may hand art works to purchasers at any time during the Art Show.

  13. There will be a “Peopleʼs Choice” prize awarded on Sunday, 22nd October, at 3pm. The winning painting will be the one which received the most votes from art show visitors.

  14. Entry forms are via the THECA website,, or by mailing a completed entry form to THECA, P.O. Box 804, Kenmore Qld. 4069. Entry forms and fees must be received by THECA by the closing date, 30 September, 2017.

Queen’s birthday honour for Margaret de Wit

Queen’s birthday honour for Margaret de Wit

margaret de wit

Margaret de Wit has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for service to local government, and to the community of Brisbane. Margaret was the longest serving female City councillor in Brisbane history, with nearly twenty years representing Pullenvale Ward. She also served as a board member of the Australian Local Government Association and was the first female president of the Local Government Association Queensland.

Margaret has been a THECA member since our incorporation in 1998, and has served on the management committee for most of that time, including a year as acting president in 2016-17. She has been a great supporter of THECA, both in her official capacity as ward councillor and as a volunteer. We congratulate Margaret on the award, which is well deserved. 

What about an Environmental Birthday Party

What about an Environmental Birthday Party

At The Hut

Entertain and educate at the same time with a birthday party at The Hut. Contact us, to discuss a program for a  party for children between four and ten years old.


A wildlife friendly planting

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How do plants support wildlife?

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Demonstrating planting

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Recording what they found in the bush

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Getting ready for the bushwalk

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