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THECA SLIDE calendar

Hot off the press!


Be quick to order your copies of this beautiful and popular calendar. Copies are limited and they won't last long.


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Or order directly, by contacting:

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REPA (3374 1468), MCCG (3374 1468) or THECA (3878 5088) for copies of this beautiful calendar.

More than 50 photos by 17 different photographers were submitted, and designer Carolyn Nowicki has again worked her magic to produce this stunning calendar, which celebrates the wildlife of our western suburbs, showcases the work of talented local photographers, and supports the work of three local environmental groups:

The Hut Environmental & Community Association Inc (THECA)

Moggill Creek Catchment Group Inc (MCCG)

Rural Environment Planning Association Inc (REPA) 

Our first annual calendar was produced in 2000, and each year sees copies dispatched around the world.

We thank all our contributing photographers, who have allowed us to use their images, our designer Carolyn Nowicki and our calendar co-ordinator Andrew Taylor, all of whom have given their time and skills free of charge. We also thank Tim McGuire of Westside Printing ( for doing such a great printing job.



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Walk in Gold Creek Reservoir area

Richard Tumman, a 40 year resident of the Brookfield area, will lead a walk starting from the Gold Creek Reservoir carpark at the end of Gold Creek Reservoir, Brookfield (UBD 136 L14), beginning at 8 am on Saturday 13 October. The walk, about 3-4 kilometres, will take in sites of historical importance as well as old growth trees (eg figs and flooded and spotted gums) and bush regeneration. We will take a look at the heritage-listed Valve House at the Reservoir, and the old Weather Station.  The walk will be mainly along existing tracks.  Bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellent (it seems ticks can be found in the area) and water. No need to book. Ring Margaret Palmer on 3378 9886 if you have any queries.

Mt Coot-tha Zipline Update

Brisbane City Council, in conjunction with an external planning company and Zipline Australia, advises that it has now lodged the development application for the Mt Coot-tha zipline project.

The Council states that “the development application ensures the zipline meets planning standards while having minimal impact on the environment, amenity and local community. A number of detailed technical studies have been undertaken as part of the application, which are available to view online via Brisbane Planning and Development Online, application number A005011420”.

The BCC also states that it “will also be undertaking community consultation on a land management plan, in parallel with the development application public notification period. Timing for this will be determined through the development application process and will follow statutory timeframes”.

For more information about the Mt Coot-tha zipline, visit Mt Coot-tha zipline or phone Council’s 24-hour Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888.



27-28 October 2018
"The Wild and The Beautiful"

Opening Night from 6pm, Friday 26th October ($10 entry, for wine and cheese).
Art Show weekend
, 27th to 28th October, 9.30am till 4pm (free entry).

THECA will hold its second Art Show on October 27-28, with opening night on Friday 26 October at 6 pm. The theme focuses on Australian native flora and fauna the enormous diversity of animals, plants amd natural environments that surround our communities.

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

Entry fee is $5 per artwork (a maximum of 2 entries).  There will also be a 'People's Choice' prize. Entries will close on 14 October 2018.

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Refer to the Conditions of Entry below for entry details.

A “People’s Choice” prize will be awarded on Sunday afternoon, 28th October 2018.

ART SHOW ENTRY: Click this link to download a hard copy entry form to complete and post to THECA before 14th October 2018. 

Art Show dates: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 2018, 9.30am - 4pm.

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, PO 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: 14th October 2018

Art delivery: Saturday 20th October, from 9.30am - 11am, to THECA, The Hut, 47 Fleming Road, Chapel Hill Qld. 4069.

Collection of art: Sunday 28th October 2018, from 4pm - 4.30pm.


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 thanks Brisbane City Council for its financial support through the Environmental Grants program.



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 60cm and the maximum depth is 60cm.
  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
  6. Entries must be the Artist’s 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. Artist’s name;
    2. title of work;
    3. 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
  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 Artist’s 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. There will be a “People’s Choice” prize awarded on Sunday, 28th October, at 3pm. The
    winning painting will be the one which received the most votes from art show visitors.
  13. Completed entry forms can be posted to THECA, P.O. Box 804, Kenmore Qld. 4069,
    or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Entry forms and fees must be received by THECA
    before the closing date, 14 October, 2018.


THECA FORUM 2018 - Registrations now open


Forum 1

Citizen Science: Challenges and Benefits for Biodiversity Conservation
Saturday 11 August 2018
Program details will be available soon.

Registrations will NOW OPEN
THECA Citizen Science Forum 11 Aug 2018
Click Here to see the pdf