NBN Community Forum

NBN Delivery Community Forum

The Big Local team attended the NBN Community Forum last week, hosted by MP Luke Howarth and Federal Communications Minister Mitch Fifield.

NBN Co. and Telstra representatives were also on hand to answer questions posed by community members.

Mango Hill NBN Rollout

The informative session outlined the expected dates of NBN services to be delivered to premises across North Lakes and Mango Hill. Portions of Mango Hill and North Lakes should expect construction to commence in the third quarter of 2016 and the remaining areas of Mango Hill will have their construction be‌ginning in the second half of 2017 with fibre to the node technology being completed by 2018.

During the first half of 2016, areas of Rothwell, Clontarf, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Newport, Redcliffe, Scarborough and Woody Point work will have their NBN connected via Hybrid Fibre-coaxial (Pay TV) cable. Carseldine with be connected with the same network by the second half of 2016.

Griffin and Burpengary East are expecting to have commencement of construction of Fibre to the Node to begin in the third quarter of 2016.

The remaining areas of the Petrie Division including: Deception Bay, Bracken Ridge, Bald Hills, Aspley, Bridgeman Downs, Fitzgibbon and other areas of suburbs that weren’t included in previous construction dates are expected to be starting construction in the the second half of 2017. Connections to premises for these regions will include Fibre to the node, Fibre to the premises and Hybrid Fibre-coaxial.

NBN Delivery Community Forum

Questions raised included whether businesses could expect any extra hidden charges in relation to the transition to the new network, the timeline for the roll out of advertising to inform residents when they will be required to make the switch to the network with their providers and wastage of tax payer money in the haste to roll out NBN services. Concerns were raised regarding the reliability of the old copper network to be utilised, to be assured that they will be effective or replaced where necessary.

It is expected that the National Broadband Network will be in effect in over 66,000 homes and businesses in the Petrie Eletorate by September 2018 and all of Australia will be on the network by 2020.

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31/03/2016 |

Mango Hill Monthly Crime Report

Pine Rivers Police Crime Statistics

Pine Rivers Police Crime StatisticsThe Mango Hill Crime Report is a monthly record of local crime statistics for the immediate area.

Statistics are gathered from Pine Rivers Police notifications.



April 2016

Mango Hill man charged with multiple offences.

Police have charged a 20 year old resident of Mango Hill with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm,
trespassing, robbery, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing utensils and two counts of unlawful possession of a category R weapon.

On Tuesday the 5th of April at approximately 11.30am, Police allege that two male offenders stole items from a store in Everton Park. Staff located a mobile phone left by one of the offenders in the store. It is alleged that the offenders
returned to the store for the phone when an altercation broke out resulting in a fifteen year old staff member being tasered. The victim was transported to hospital as a precautionary measure.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via
1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.


March 2016

Queensland Police Service reported a higher rate of crime during March. However, no incidents were reported in Mango Hill. Well done!


February 2016

Break and Enters

TIME / DATE – Feb 3 at 1.00am
SUBURB – Mango Hill
STREET – Kinsellas Rd
TYPE OF PREMISES – Construction house
MEANS OF ENTRY – Construction site.

TIME / DATE – Daytime Feb 5
SUBURB- Mango Hill
STREET- Maryvale Rd
MEANS OF ENTRY – Smashed glass panel

Motor Vehicle Theft – Nil


January 2016

Break and Enters

TIME / DATE – 1.00am January 2
SUBURB – Mango Hill
STREET- Donnelly Street
TYPE OF PREMISES – Dwelling under construction
MEANS OF ENTRY- Unlocked front door
PROPERTY STOLEN – Toilet, shower head, cement
A 34-year-old male offender was arrested and will appear at Pine Rivers Magistrates court on February 1.

TIME / DATE – Two week period
SUBURB – Mango Hill
STREET –  Beresford Street
TYPE OF PREMISES – House under construction
MEANS OF ENTRY – Rear door
PROPERTY STOLEN – Dishwasher; Stove

TIME / DATE- Early Morning January 11
SUBURB- Mango Hill
STREET-Tourmaline Cct
MEANS OF ENTRY- Sneak break: Unlocked rear door
PROPERTY STOLEN-Wallets; phones, Ipads

TIME / DATE- Overnight January 10-11
SUBURB- Mango Hill
STREET-Peridot Crescent
MEANS OF ENTRY- Sneak break: Partially open garage door
PROPERTY STOLEN- wallet; phones

TIME / DATE – Early morning January 11
SUBURB – Mango Hill
STREET –  Topaz Drive
MEANS OF ENTRY – Sneak break: Unlocked rear door
PROPERTY STOLEN – Mobile phone; earplugs; camera

TIME / DATE – Overnight January 13
SUBURB – Mango Hill
STREET- Winifred St
MEANS OF ENTRY – Unlocked door
PROPERTY STOLEN – Wallet, star picket

Motor Vehicle Theft

SUBURB – Mango Hill
STREET- Freshwater Creek Road
VEHICLE STOLEN – Black 2011 Hyoung motorcycle


16/03/2016 |

Moreton Bay Rail Update

Train Testing on the Moreton Rail Link

Some of you may have noticed Mayor Allan Sutherlands’ current Mayoral campaign brochure which states “Moreton Bay Rail Link – expected to open in April 2016″.

This was exciting news, so we checked the Qld Transport & Main Roads – Moreton Bay Rail page. It still states “New rail line delivered – mid – late 2016″ on the project Timeline. We then contacted Theiss and their best current estimate is mid 2016, but certainly in time for the Brisbane Ekka in August!!

The Morteon Bay Rail Link has however, recently reached several new Milestones such as the handover of the Rail Infrastructure Management (RIM) to Queensland Rail which took place on 27th February. This handover to Queensland Rail allows the commencement of their operation of and management of the rail corridor.

Last Sunday 6th March, the first test trains ran along the line. They will also be conducting electrical ballast, track and signalling testing.

Watch the video to take a Train Drivers eye view and flyover of each of the new train stations.


Driver training is set to commence shortly on the the rail corridor. Drivers must be trained and familiarised on their particular routes. Once the rail corridor is operational, new driver training will take place at the Kippa-Ring Stabling Yard where there will be state of the art driver training facilities including a dedicated Driver Simulator.

It is hoped that a more accurate date for the official opening of the Moreton Bay Rail Link will be provided when Theiss Provide a project update at the next Mango Hill Progress Association Meeting on 18th May 2016.

Train Testing on the Moreton Rail Link





10/03/2016 |
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