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THECA Submission on Mt Coot-tha Zipline proposal

THECA today lodged a submission concerning the proposal to build a zipline and associated infrastructure in Brisbane Forest Park and Mt Coot-tha. To read the submission, go to .




We sold out of all copies in November! This was a testimony to how popular our calendars have become. Keep an eye out for the Photo Call in 2019.

We thank all our contributing photographers, and all who purchased calendars in support of our local environmental groups.

  • The Hut Environmental & Community Association Inc (THECA)
  • Moggill Creek Catchment Group Inc (MCCG) and
  • Rural Environment Planning Association Inc (REPA)


THECA SLIDE 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.

More info? Contact us

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.