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Recycle your biscuit and lolly bags at Coles

By: Michael Fox

Replas Bollards are to used as station markers for the self-guided walks through Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve. So it is inspiring to learn that our plastic shopping bags as well as biscuit and lolly packets can now be recycled at our local Coles store.

Planet ARK blog post An Australian first – Free soft plastic recycling at Coles tells the story and lists the soft plastics we can now recycle rather than throw it in your Red Lid rubbish bin. Red Lid bins are gradually replacing the Green Lid general waste bins in line with the Australian Standard for waste bins.

Soft plastic you can recycle in the new Coles bins includes:

  • Bread bags
  • Biscuit packets
  • Frozen food bags
  • Rice and pasta Bags
  • Confectionery packets
  • Newspaper wrap (plastic)
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Old green bags

Soft plastics like these cannot be recycled in the Yellow Lid household bins.


By: Michael Fox

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The first stage of the Self-guided Walks Project is now complete thanks to Jon and Karla Henry who have made GPS maps of the existing walking tracks.

We are now researching the information about the tracks – trees, birds, geology, local history – European and Indigenous, stories about the mountain.

What would you like to know about the Reserve or what would you like to share to others?

Do you have a story to share about a walk with your children or perhaps a memory of a visit with a grandparent?

Do you have some pictures to share?

Email your ideas, stories and links to pictures to

Media Statement - funding approved for self-guided walks in the bush

Media Statement – funding approved for self-guided walks in the bush – Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve

By: Michael Fox

Support of an Everyone’s Environment Grant will allow us to open Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve to the community in a completely new way.

As the Minister’s media release says, 2013 will be busy as the concept is to duplicate the popular self-guided Summit Track walk for the whole walking track network in the Reserve.

A partnership with Brisbane City Council will see the installation of station markers at points

Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve walking tracks

Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve walking tracks

of interest. Mt Gravatt Environment Group will research the flora, fauna and geology while drawing on the knowledge of groups such as Mt Gravatt Historical Society to present the human story of the mountain.

The first stage of research has already been completed as Jon and Karla Henry have used GPS technology to map the walking tracks including some of the relatively unknown tracks like the link from the Scout Hall on Logan Road.

I acknowledge the strong support of Ian Walker, Member for Mansfield, who has worked with us at Bushcare sites, joined our planning meetings and talked about our work with colleagues and in parliament:

“The degree to which community involvement at a voluntary level enhances the life of the residents of Mansfield is immense. In addition to the P&Cs, Meals on Wheels, Neighbourhood Watch and sporting groups—go the Vultures—are groups like the Mount Gravatt Environment Group, which does a magnificent job looking after Mount Gravatt and its environs …” Ian Walker MP, Maiden Speech to Queensland Parliament

I also acknowledge the valuable advice and support provided by, the often forgotten, department members in both, the state Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, and BCC Local Asset Services.