Lucha Brewing: Seventeen Mile Rocks Community Cornerstone Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Lucha Brewing Co., a family-operated boutique brewery, celebrated its second anniversary, highlighting its unique contribution to local community engagement through craft beer. 



Emphasising the joy of communal experiences, Lucha Brewing Co. remains dedicated to its role as a meeting place for friends, families, and beer enthusiasts.

Since its inception, the pub has stood out for its exceptional craft beer and commitment to fostering community ties. Inspired by the vibrant culture of lucha libre wrestling, the brewery offers a space where life’s moments are savoured with great company.

Lucha Brewing
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 “Our brewery has become more than just a place to enjoy beer; it’s where people come together, forming lasting friendships and creating a close-knit community,” said Damien, Owner of Lucha Brewing Co.

“What started as a passion for brewing has evolved into a love for hosting our community. The connections made here, over our craft beers, have been the true highlight of these two years,” Damien added. 

Damien is the brewmaster and barman. Before pursuing his passion for brewing, he had a career in public service. Sandie, his wife, manages the paperwork and operations behind the scenes efficiently. Their son, Rohan, helps out behind the bar. Together, they are the backbone of Lucha Brewing, a labor of love borne out of their desire to break free from the monotony of routine and embrace the joy of creating something new.

When you enter the taproom, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find high-quality beers and a peaceful environment where you can engage in meaningful conversations and create unforgettable memories while listening to music from the 80s to the present. Damien, the owner, keeps his fridge stocked with his latest home-brewed IPAs, reflecting his unwavering pursuit of the perfect pint.

Lucha Brewing
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Lucha Brewing is a new addition to the Brisbane beer scene, but it has already made a significant impact. The taproom is always busy with residents and craft beer lovers. The brewery is a symbol of community spirit, providing a space where neighbours and strangers can become mates over a cold pint.

“Without your continued support we wouldn’t be here and enjoying it so much. So, thank you to the weekly regulars. Thank you to those who get here every other week or when they can. Thank you to those who travel further and visit when they are on this side of town and thank you to the amazing food trucks that keep coming to feed us.”

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lucha Brewing never lost its indomitable spirit. Although the startup faced delays, the team remained determined and focused on its goals. Even when floods tested its resilience, the brewery stood strong and provided aid to the community. It is now eagerly awaiting brighter days ahead.



The brewery’s success is a testament to its founders’ vision of a local hub for relaxation and socialization, supported by a loyal base of regulars and the contribution of various food trucks that enhance the visitor experience.

Published 11-March-2024

Seventeen Mile Rocks House Undergoes Transformation After Nearly Five Decades

A house on Carlyle Street in Seventeen Mile Rocks commenced construction in 1977 and was never finished. Premek Borek of Property & Beyond has decided to take on the challenge of completing it.



The project, located at 29 Carlyle St, has been a long-standing concern for residents due to its unfinished state over the past four decades. However, with the intervention of Property & Beyond in 2023, the house is currently being constructed, promising a unique design while preserving its original features.

“Construction commenced in 1977 and never got finished,” Mr Borek said.

“It has been a sore eye (sic) to local residents for the last 40+ years and now is being transformed to a unique design, whilst retaining original features. I get a lot of support from locals, whenever they walk past it and see me.”

29 Carlyle St Seventeen Mile Rocks
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The site, falling within the Low Density Residential Zone, is presently occupied by a post-1946 Dwelling house and ancillary domestic outbuildings. Despite the proposal for a technical third storey, it will be implemented as a mezzanine within the upper level of the house. This addition aims to optimize the utilization of existing high ceilings while maintaining the external appearance of a two-storey dwelling.

29 Carlyle St Seventeen Mile Rocks
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Photo Credit: Supplied

The Development Application (A006315220) for the project was filed on June 2023 and decided in September of the same year. 

The approval was granted considering various factors, including the consistent land use for the Low Density Residential Zone, the internal nature of the third storey, adherence to maximum height regulations, setbacks, and materials consistent with the streetscape character of Carlyle St.



Interestingly, the original building approval from nearly 50 years ago permitted the owner to reside in a caravan on the premises during the construction of the house, highlighting the lengthy history and unique circumstances surrounding the property’s development.

Published 28-February-2024

Young Musicians, Including a Seventeen Mile Rocks Local, Conclude Inspiring Music Intensive in Melbourne

Eline van Bruggen, a flutist from Seventeen Mile Rocks, was one of a group of young, emerging musicians from Queensland, ACT, and South Australia who gathered at the Camberwell Grammar School in Melbourne and the Conservatorium High School in Sydney for the much-anticipated Young Mannheim Symphonists 2023 Intensives. 



The five-day music festival was organised by the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, offering a unique opportunity for these emerging artists to immerse themselves in the world of historical performance style. The event culminated in two spectacular public concerts, showcasing the talent and dedication of the participants.

A Gathering of Emerging Talent

The Young Mannheim Symphonists 2023 Intensives brought together 32 music students between the ages of 12 and 23, hailing from various corners of the country, including Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, and many more. The participants were joined by 11 professional specialist tutors, all eager to share their expertise and passion for classical and romantic music.

Young Mannheim Symphonists 2023 Intensives.
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These young musicians are not only dedicated to their craft but are also pursuing their education at institutions such as the ANU, TAFE Queensland, University of Queensland, Elder Conservatorium, and Prince Alfred College Adelaide.

The youth orchestra, conducted by Rachael Beesley, explored masterpieces by renowned composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Elgar, CPE Bach, and lesser-known masters like Stamitz and Reicha. Co-directed by Beesley and Nicole van Bruggen, the program aimed to provide a hands-on experience of discovering music through the lens of historical performance style. It’s an opportunity to nurture musicians for the future, equipping them with the knowledge and insight to make informed musical decisions.

An Orchestra with a Mission

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is renowned for its specialisation in period instrument performances of late 18th- to early 20th-century orchestral and chamber music. Under the artistic direction of Ms Beesley and Ms van Bruggen, the orchestra has been celebrated for its “intelligent and warm performances” that demonstrate the importance of historically informed musicianship.

Young Mannheim Symphonists 2023 Intensives.
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Established in 2012, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is celebrating its 10th year, significantly impacting the Australian music scene. It successfully combines the twin goals of performance and education through live concerts, collaborations, broadcasts, recordings, and innovative music education programmes. By gathering leading Australian and international musicians, the orchestra brings historical insights to masterpieces from the Classical and Romantic periods.

The Young Mannheim Symphonists is an initiative designed to nurture musicians for the future. Each year, they delve into the world of Classical and Romantic music, providing the next generation of HIP musicians with the knowledge and insight needed to make informed musical decisions. The program tutors are the principal musicians of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, and their passion for understanding historical musical heritage is matched only by their dedication to inspiring and enlightening young musicians.



As these young musicians head back to their homes, they leave with a wealth of knowledge and a renewed passion for historically informed performance, ready to embark on their own musical journeys. For those interested in the 2024 Young Mannheim Symphonists programs, further information can be found at arco.org.au/yms.

Published 26-Oct-2023

EvoHeat Bids Farewell to Seventeen Mile Rocks Facility

EvoHeat, the leading provider of pool and hot water heat pumps, has recently shifted its operations from Seventeen Mile Rocks to a state-of-the-art facility in Bundamba’s thriving industrial area. 



The new premises, located at 12 Gliderway St, Bundamba QLD 4304, mark a significant milestone for the company, offering expanded space and advanced technology to better serve its customers.

“EvoHeat has been experiencing a period of rapid growth over the past few years, and we’ve invested heavily in our facilities and staff to keep pace with the demand. The new warehouse, located at 12 Gliderway St, Bundamba QLD 4304, will provide more space for inventory and production, allowing us to better serve our customers and continue to provide the highest quality pool and hot water heat pumps in the industry,” Evoheat’s official statement says.

 EvoHeat Bids Farewell to Seventeen Mile Rocks Facility
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Compared to its previous location, EvoHeat’s new premises offer a remarkable 75% increase in office space and an astounding 300% surge in warehousing capacity. The facility boasts cutting-edge technology, featuring energy-efficient equipment such as EvoHeat’s own hot water and space heating products, designed to minimise environmental impact. 

Additionally, the installation of solar PV panels further aligns the company with sustainable practices. Notably, the new building provides a contemporary and comfortable work environment for all EvoHeat employees, fostering a positive atmosphere for creativity and collaboration.

EvoHeat Bids Farewell to Seventeen Mile Rocks Facility
Photo Credit: EvoHeat / evoheat.com.au

According to General Manager Tim Martin, the move was an essential step for EvoHeat due to the company’s rapid expansion, surpassing the capabilities of its previous facility at Seventeen Mile Rocks. 

The new facility boasts impressive features, including 40 kilowatts of solar PV on the roof, heat pump hot water systems throughout, energy-efficient appliances, and even electric vehicle charging stations. 

Martin said that the $3.5 million facility encompasses a vast 3000 square metres of floor space, a significant upgrade from the previous 700 square metres. The expansion became imperative as the company outgrew its existing premises, hindering further growth and development.

Reflecting on the company’s journey, Martin notes that when he joined EvoHeat in 2017, the business had a mere six or seven employees. Back then, their office space measured a modest 100 square metres, leased from larger premises spanning 250 to 300 square metres. 

However, within a short span, EvoHeat experienced phenomenal growth, expanding to over 45 employees and witnessing significant stock turnover. The company quickly realised the urgent need for additional space, which the new facility in Bundamba finally fulfils.



Martin acknowledges that the previous space limitations at Seventeen Mile Rocks hindered their ability to hire more staff. However, with the move to Bundamba, the company has already appointed two additional employees and is actively recruiting to seize further opportunities previously unattainable due to the limited space they previously have.

This relocation will enable EvoHeat to expand its operations across all business units, encompassing pool heating, domestic hot water, commercial hot water, cogeneration, and heat recovery. 

Published 24-June-2023

Free or Budget-friendly Activities at the Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks

Discover a variety of engaging and family-friendly activities that won’t break the bank, all taking place this May 2023 at the Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks.


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U-Jam

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U-Jam Fitness fuses urban dance and hip-hop music with physical fitness, resulting in a dynamic blend. This exhilarating cardio workout embraces the latest chart-topping beats, making you feel as if you’re attending an electrifying dance party.

Dates:

  • Fri 12 May 2023
  • Fri 19 May 2023
  • Fri 26 May 2023

Zumba Fitness

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Catering to individuals of all ages, their classes seamlessly transition between high and low-intensity dance moves strategically crafted to elevate your heart rate and enhance cardio endurance.

Dates:

  • Sat 13 May 2023
  • Sat 20 May 2023
  • Sat 27 May 2023

Ball sports Program for Kids Aged 2-6yrs

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This ball skills program, inspired by the renowned Billy Slater, is tailored for children aged 2-6 years. The engaging sessions include a diverse range of games and activities that focus on enhancing hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills. Bookings are essential. 

Dates:

  • Sat 13 May 2023 (9:30 a.m and 10:00 a.m.)
  • Sat 20 May 2023 (9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.)
  • Sat 27 May 2023 (9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.)

Cardio and Strength Conditioning

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Indulge in an invigorating workout experience at the park, where you can partake in a dynamic bodyweight strength and cardio session. Whether you prefer a low or high impact workout, this session has got you covered.

Join a supportive community of like-minded individuals who not only share fitness goals but also enjoy a good laugh as you push through an exhilarating workout together. Get ready to break a sweat and have a fantastic time!

Dates:

  • Wed 17 May 2023
  • Wed 24 May 2023
  • Wed 31 May 2023

Tai Chi Qigong in the Park

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Experience the invigorating power of this dynamic activity that harmonises your body and mind, leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and serene. Admission fee is $5.

Dates:

  • Thu 18 May 2023
  • Thu 25 May 2023

Children’s Storytime at the Park

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Immerse yourself in the enchantment of storytime with your little one at a First 5 Forever storytime session in the park at the Pop-up Library. 

This captivating experience offers a blend of tales and melodies designed specifically for young children. It’s the perfect opportunity for children aged from birth to five years and their parents or caregivers to engage in a delightful, interactive session filled with stories and songs.

Date:

  • Wed 24 May 2023

Walk and Whimsy, Art in the Park

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Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting gardens and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Breathe in the delightful sights and sounds that surround you, and let them ignite your imagination for the second part of the workshop.

Unleash your creativity as you craft whimsical artist books using an array of papers and fabrics. Admission is $5, offering you a delightful experience that blends nature’s wonder with artistic expression.

Date:

  • Thu 25 May 2023

More Strength and Cardio Activities

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Join a community of like-minded individuals and embrace an active lifestyle that fosters independence while enhancing brain function and uplifting mood through the power of strength training. This low-impact workout is suitable for all fitness levels, making it an ideal choice for seniors.

Dates:

  • Wed 17 May 2023
  • Wed 24 May 2023
  • Wed 31 May 2023

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The Rocks Riverside Park is located at 531 Seventeen Mile Rocks.

For more details about the upcoming events at the park, visit Brisbane City Council’s website.

Published 11-May-2023 

Dementia Australia Brings Memory Walk & Jog to Rocks Riverside Park for 2022

Did you know that Queensland has more than 87,700 people with dementia? With the fundraising efforts of the Memory Walk & Jog at the Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks, dementia patients and their families or carers will have invaluable resources for their needs. 



The Memory Walk & Jog at the Rocks Riverside Park will take place Sunday, 29th of May, at 8:00 a.m. This is an important initiative to support the patients, as well as raise awareness for the degenerative condition.

This year’s goal in Brisbane is to raise $130,000 and so far, over 55 teams with 874 participants have signed up and pledged more than $88,000 to the cause.  

Photo Credit: Memory Walk & Jog

“These events are so important, not just from a fundraising perspective, but also because they are opportunities for people impacted by dementia to gather, to get active and to share stories with people in similar circumstances,” Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said.

“Together, we can make the world look brighter for people with dementia. Let’s show them they are not alone!”

For the rest of the year, various Memory Walk & Jog events will also take place across the country for all ages and abilities.

Photo Credit: Memory Walk & Jog/Facebook
Photo Credit: Memory Walk & Jog/Facebook

However, those who can’t attend one of the planned events in the series may still organise their own group or individual walk or jog and contribute via the My Way or Walk & Jog Impossible Challenge



Japanese Encephalitis Outbreak Prompts Anti-Mosquito Spraying Blitz in Seventeen Mile Rocks, Other Suburbs

Following confirmed cases of Japanese encephalitis across Queensland, Brisbane authorities have ramped up its anti-mosquito measures, including an anti-mosquito spraying blitz in Seventeen Mile Rocks and other suburbs.


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Brisbane is the only local government authority to employ two expert entomologists to address mosquito activity and undertake treatment based on their advice.

For the city-wide anti-mosquito spraying, Council has deployed four all-terrain vehicles, two electric buggies, and more than 20 spray trucks.

Mosquito spraying
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council/Flickr 

This comes after there have been a number of cases in the country. As of 7 March 2022, Queensland has recorded four human cases of infection of the Japanese Encephalitis virus (JEV), putting the total number of known or probable cases to 32 across Australia. 

Post-flood mosquito surge

Given the recent flooding, mosquito numbers are expected to increase across the State.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner revealed that about 1,400 of Brisbane’s known 2,400 breeding sites were triggered by the recent rainfall.

“There has been a lot of rain and a lot of water is still around, so I ask residents to play their part and please prepare their homes for mosquito season by keeping their yards empty of any water-holding containers in which mosquitoes can breed, such as buckets, pot plants saucers, and bird baths,” he said.

“Make sure windows, and all openings on rainwater tanks, are screened and ensure roof gutters are not blocked with leaves.”

Symptoms and precautions of Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitios symptoms
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The Australian Government has announced that it will work closely with states and territories to educate the community about JEV, what precautions people should take, and symptoms to be aware of. 

In mild cases, a person with JEV usually suffers from headaches or fever. In some instances, an infected individual may not feel any symptoms at all. 

Symptoms of severe JEV include:

  • High fever and chills
  • Severe headaches
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Neck stiffness 
  • Seizures
  • Spastic paralysis

The Department of Health urges Queenslanders to take necessary steps to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes, especially given the recent flooding event.

Measures to prevent mosquito bites include regularly applying insect repellent containing Diethyl Toluamide (DEET), Picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus; wearing loose, light-coloured clothing to cover up arms, legs and feet; and using other insecticide-based mosquito control devices where possible when outside.

Japanese Encephalitis Virus vaccines

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The Government will also work closely with the states and territories to support the distribution of vaccine doses to at-risk population groups. They would allocate $70 million to combat Japanese encephalitis, which includes purchasing 130,000 doses of vaccine to protect people from the deadly virus. 

The additional JEV vaccines, which will be available from late March to April 2022, will be distributed equitably to states and territories.

At present, there are two human JEV vaccines available on the Australian market, Imojev (Sanofi-Aventis Australia) and JEspect (Seqirus). 

Momentum Remains High for Seventeen Mile Rocks Property Market

Seventeen Mile Rocks maintains its momentum in the Brisbane property market with a steadily rising median house price that rose almost 12% in the last 12 months, amidst growing demand for properties on large blocks of land. 


Highlights

  • Seventeen Mile Rocks experienced an 11.87 per cent growth in house values for the period of October 2020 to September 2021, whilst its unit market had a 7.59 per cent growth.
  • This outer ring suburb currently has a median house price of $749,500 and a median unit price of $432,500. 
  • Seventeen Mile Rocks mostly offer investors detached houses that are less than 20 years old, in a community where less than 10 per cent of the properties are townhouses or apartments. 

House Price Growth

Data for the period of October 2020 to September 2021 from Property Market Updates shows that the Seventeen Mile Rocks property market has performed quite well with a median house price increase of 11.87 per cent. This outer ring suburb is among those with the fastest appreciating property values in the state, with the median house price now at $749,500, up from $670,000 for the same time period last year.  

Photo Credit:  Property Market Updates

Houses in Seventeen Mile Rocks are selling briskly, at an average of 22 days on market. There were 50 properties sold for this period with most investors competing for three-bedroom dwellings. 

At least 91 per cent of properties in this suburb are detached low-set brick homes which are not more than 20 years old, whilst the rest are contemporary semi-detached, townhouses, or apartments. Nearly 46 per cent of the residents own their mortgaged homes, while almost 35 per cent are outright owners and 12 per cent are renters. 



Unit Price Growth

During the same period, Seventeen Mile Rocks’ unit market also went up by 7.59 per cent, putting the unit median price at $432,5000 from $402,000 last year. There were, however, only 10 apartments sold during this period within an average of 59 days on the market. Apartment stocks for this suburb have not changed, producing almost no yield for investors.

Photo Credit: Property Market Updates 

About Seventeen Mile Rocks

Seventeen Mile Rocks is a picturesque, family-friendly suburb sitting next to the Brisbane River. Some 16 kilometres south of the CBD, this community with close to 3,000 residents used to be part of Sinnamon Park until its segregation and renaming in the late 1980s.

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This area was predominantly an industrial district until its redevelopment in the mid-1970s. Now, it’s a thriving suburb with a lot of family appeal, because it’s accessible to upmarket schools, dining precincts, and retail stores at the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, DFO Jindalee, and the Mt Ommaney Centre. Its most attractive drawcard is the Rocks Riverside Park, a beautiful recreational outdoor space where families and their dogs play, have BBQ parties, go biking or walking, or tend to the community garden. 

Residents of Seventeen Mile Rocks, however, need a car to get around and more than half to drive to get to essential places or neighbouring suburbs. 



“Edenbrooke – Seventeen Mile Rocks is, without doubt, one of the greatest estates in the Centenary area. Been living here since 2005 and wouldn’t change it for the world. Great Parks, walkways and great neighbours.”

Steven Peto

“Grew up around Oxley and recently moved back to 17 Mile Rocks in 2007 after building a house… It is close to the City and is a fantastic place to live…..”

Big Jenko

“17 Mile Rocks is one of the last few suburbs where you can forget to lock the car at night. It has a family feel to it, with quiet cul de sacs and streets where children play with one another. Neighbours are friendly and are often seen talking across fences or across roads with each other. This is an area that is set to boom in the near future. Bordering Windermere, Edenbrook, The Verandahs and Oxley this pocket of real estate has remained a hidden gem but is gaining more popularity. If you seek a home that is safe to raise your children, has good aesthetic qualities and will enjoy strong growth I suggest you look into the pockets of 17 Mile Rocks.”

Winmalee

Seventeen Mile Rocks Company Intellidesign Receives $59-K Government Grant

Seventeen Mile Rocks electronics and manufacturing company Intellidesign has received a generous grant for the company’s cyber and physical security certification.



Melissa Price, the Minister for Defence Industry, announced on the 1st of June 2021 that Intellidesign, an electronics design and manufacturing company based in Seventeen Mile Rocks, was to receive a share of $837,000 in grants among five other small Australian businesses in a bid to boost their competitiveness on the world stage. 

The grants, dubbed the Defence Global Competitiveness Grants, are a critical program designed by the Morrison Government to make the nation’s defence industry more powerful and more globally competitive, and according to Minister Price, each of the six companies that received the grant have benefitted. 

“Supporting the export capability of Australian small-to-medium enterprises strengthens their international competitiveness and drives innovation,” Minister Price said. “It allows them to provide cutting-edge and cost-effective capabilities to the Australian Defence Force. By investing in Australian businesses, the Morrison Government is delivering on its promise to generate jobs for Australians as a vital part of our economic recovery from COVID-19.”



Intellidesign in particular has been given a total of $59,908 to upgrade the company’s cyber and physical security and help them acquire certification. These upgrades will allow businesses to pursue export opportunities with global primes and overseas defence forces. 

About Intellidesign

Intellidesign is a company that specialises in electronics and manufacturing, with teams that possess numerous sets of skills to create a wide variety of products such as surgical instruments, mobile wireless communication devices, robotics, and many more. The markets they cater to are varied, electronics to establishments such as hospitals and even underground mines. 

The Intellidesign headquarters can be found at 99 Bluestone Circuit, Seventeen Mile Rocks. For more information, visit their website here. For the latest updates concerning the company and their projects, follow their Facebook page.

It’s Brisbane’s Turn to Hold a Memory Walk & Jog at Seventeen Mile Rocks

Brisbane, get ready for the return of Memory Walk & Jog, the annual health and fitness activity mounted by Dementia Australia! In 2021, 17 events will take place across the country with Brisbane’s walk and jog taking place at Seventeen Mile Rocks.



Happening on Sunday, 20 May 2021, the Memory Walk & Jog will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks. So far, 53 teams have signed up for the event, with an impressive 778 fundraisers. 

This year’s goal for Brisbane participants is to raise $183,000 that will help fund studies on managing or potentially curing the disease. The funds collected will also provide for the resources needed by Australians living with dementia, their families, and their careers. 

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At least 90,000 people in Queensland have been diagnosed with dementia and experts said that this number will rise to 207,000 in 2058. Thus, this annual walk and jog will also help raise awareness on the risks, social stigma ad other challenges faced by patients and the people around them.

Since February 2021, Memory Walk & Jog have taken place at various locations, such as Sydney, Western Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra and Adelaide. 

There will be three categories for the Memory Walk & Jog at the Rocks Riverside Park and the event is open for all ages and all fitness levels, including family pets! The organisers have established a COVID-safe plan so participants, volunteers and staff could enjoy the run as safely as possible. 

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To learn more about the event, visit the official site: www.memorywalk.com.au. For dementia support, phone the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or visit Dementia Australia online.