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This is the newsletter for the tenants

March 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Welcome to all our new Clifton Views residents we hope you enjoy living at Clifton Views.

Yes we are back from our holiday we had a fantastic time – now back to work!!  Thank you to Denise and Carl and Doug who looked after Clifton Views whilst we were on leave.

For our new residents – our newsletter is an information way to keep you all up to date on what is happening around the complex and a reminder of the very basic and common sense body corporate by-laws!  If you wish to advertising anything in our newsletter please let us know, our office hours are on our front door or you may email us on admin@cliftonviewsapartments.com.au

Our monthly newsletter is something that we do ourselves at our own cost and our own time – we do this voluntarily.

Thank you to all our residents that do help us keep Clifton Views tidy, safe and quiet!

ART EXHIBITION

Clifton Views residents are holding another art exhibition – the last event was very successful!  Anyone interested in participating in the exhibition please contact Meridy on 0435 500 445.

The exhibition will be held on 10th March from 4 – 8pm in the Residents Lounge in block 6.

Stand up Paddleboard Far North Queensland (SUP FNQ)

 is now up and running and ready to teach you the art of SUPING!  Worried about stingers, come and try STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING on Lake Tinaroo!  Saturday’s and Sunday’s

  Come for 1 hour or stay all day

Special opening price of $35 per person

For all enquiries call Chris or Kate on 0401 381 902 or visit us at Unit 1501 after 4.00pm.

Bookings essential

Heaps of fun and an easy way to enjoy fitness and the great outdoors!

WANTED

Old surfboards!

See Craig at garage 1610 or

Phone 0450878849

ABOUT FACE MAKEUP ARTISTY

Photographic, weddings, formals, brow shaping, eyelash extensions

Phone: Patrycja 0458292600

Aboutface000@live.com

Lewis & Pheasant Nominees Pty Ltd takes no responsibility for the service received or quality of goods advertised in this newsletter from people/residents and businesses

STAIRWELLS

We have noticed a lot of push bikes, scooters, prams and shoes in stairwells.  Please ensure these items are out of walk ways and kept tidy at all times.  If they are in walk ways they become a safety issue – also bikes with the handle bars protruding into the stairwells.  Please ensure they are not interfering in any way to the stairwells.  NO MOTOR BIKES ARE TO BE PARKED UNDER THE STAIRWELLS AT ANY TIME.  Thank you.

BIKE RIDING

Children on bikes and scooters!  We can only ask that parents ask children to wear the appropriate safety gear when riding bikes and scooters through the complex – too many children are left to ride freely without any protection – riding around and around the fountain is not on – too many times there has been cars having to stop and wait for children, also some very near misses.  Children riding in the pouring rain jumping speed humps at full speed is also very dangerous.  The Body Corporate will accept no responsibility for any injuries caused.

We have placed SMOKING BINS at the BBQ areas - we and other residents would appreciate it if you could use them.  The ground and or chairs are not an ashtray!

CHILDREN IN POOL AREAS

The Body Corporate By-Laws state that if children are under 12 they need to be supervised by an adult at all times, this does not mean by parents sitting on balconies watching or in BBQ areas watching – you must be in the pool enclosure with the children.

The figure heads in the pool areas are not for children to climb on and jump off – please re-frain children from doing so, also throwing the stones into the pool plus hands full of mud pies and dirt!

PARKING

As there is now an increase in Residents at Clifton Views parking will be an issue.  Can we strongly ask you to:

  1. Park in your own garage or allocated car space – NOT in someone else’s car space even if you think the apartment is empty or they are away
  2. DO NOT park in front of the DO NOT PARK signs which are near the fire hydrants
  3. Do not park in front of your garage – double parked
  4. If you have 3 – 4 cars please be considerate to others that have 1 or 2 and that want to be able to have their visitors park in the visitors car spaces

We are not here to sort out parking complaints – pretty much common sense and courtesy to your neighbors – thank you.

ANOTHER REMINDER

 

The garbage rooms are for garbage – NOT household items such as furniture and or white goods – ALSO not for Coles shopping trolleys – you walk it here you walk it back next time you go or call Coles yourselves to have them picked up!

 

When moving in or out PLEASE break down all boxes so they fit in bins with room for everyone else’s rubbish!

 

Parents – please make sure when sending the kids to the bin rooms they can reach the bins – rubbish is being left on the ground and thrown – we have had rats, birds and it is snake season – PLEASE be considerate to your fellow residents.  Also too many times we have seen children running into the bin rooms near our office only to run straight back out without looking for cars – there have been some near misses!

THE CYCLONE SEASON IS NOT OVER STAY PREPARED!

WET SEASON/CYCLONE SEASON

www.qld.gov.au/getready

www.disaster.qld.gov.au

www.qldcouncils.com.au

1300 659 219 – QLD Land Weather and Flood Warnings

We will prepare you as best we can – just like we did last year – we will issue notices under your doors and always keep in contact with you BUT you all have to prepare for the upcoming wet season and cyclone season too.

The above websites and telephone number will help you.

Please be assured that Clifton Views is built to a Category 5 Cyclone – you will be safe in your apartments BUT you will need to remove all furniture and items from balconies and lock up tight!  Do not go out into the Cyclone – the eye is quite dangerous and the Cyclone has not finished.

Make sure you have batteries for a radio so you can keep updated by the local radio stations.

Your emergency kits - Include items you will need for at least three days in case of disruption to essential services such as power and water supplies.  Also include the equipment you will need to prepare meals with no power. 

  • Fresh water for three days
  • Three days’ worth of non-perishable food and can opener (do your shopping now don’t wait until the cyclone is about to hit!
  • First aid kit
  • Portable radio
  • Torch
  • Sturdy gloves
  • Spare batteries for radio, torch and mobile phone
  • Essential medication
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Important documents in sealed bags + cash
  • Baby formula + nappies
  • Waterproof bags
  • Toiletries

For those residents on the ground floor, especially near the creek – it will be in your best interests to contact your local SES and obtain sand bags – please do not leave this until the last minute.  This is your responsibility to prepare for flash flooding.  There is nothing we can do about the creek at midnight!  Thank you for preparing for this.

GARDENING – as the rain has finally kicked in please be patient with the maintenance of gardens – there is only so much we can do in the wet!

 

If you witness any illegal behavior or are being disturbed after a reasonable hour please call the Police immediately.  Smithfield Police Station 4057 1900

Alison, Grant & Doug

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