Entries by James Mackay

Important Announcement

Welcome back to another 5 Minute Friday! It’s Grand Final Weekend and Brisbane is doing all of us proud in both AFL and NRL. All the best to the Brisbane Lions tomorrow AND the Broncos on Sunday! Now, here is this week’s local news headlines: – I am resigning due to health reasons – The […]

You’re Invited

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at lawn bowls? Well, now you can! As the patron of the West Toowong Bowls Club, I’m personally inviting you this Sunday to come down and give it a crack 🥳 Making headlines this week: – New fencing and signage for the Jack Cook Park – Erosion […]

Small Business Shout Out

Welcome to another episode of 5 Minute Friday! It’s hard to beat Brisbane in the Springtime, the weather is warmer and flowers are blooming and so are new small businesses! Making headlines this week: – I got to tour the new vet in St Lucia – Hillisdon Kindy had an amazing fete – New charging […]

Celebrating Book Week

Happy last Friday of Winter! This week was Book Week and to celebrate I hung out with the awesome Gold Star readers at Indooroopilly Library as Sir James. Making local headlines: 📚 Ironside Book Week Parade was attended by hundreds of dressed-up school kids. 📚 Toowong State School’s Hands and Hearts Fair was a major […]

New Murals for Toowong

Welcome to another 5 Minute Friday! Thanks for joining me on this warm winter Friday as I presented St Ignatius School with a new Indigenous Australian Flag and checked out their brand new mural. Making local headlines this week: 🌳 National Tree Planting Day happened, and I shouted for coffee
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Intersection Improvements

Happy 5 Minute Friday! Welcome back to another epic week of local news headlines for the first week of August! This week was all about kindergartens and intersection upgrades. Indigo Fair happened at Indooroopilly State School with loads of cake stalls and face painting. St Lucia celebrated 75 years strong shaping the future world leaders […]


Welcome to the 200th episode of 5 Minute Friday! I want to say the biggest THANK YOU to our community. Thank you for your ongoing support by liking, sharing, and commenting on our weekly news wrap-ups. It is my absolute pleasure as your local Councillor to walk side by side with you in this community […]


Happy 5 Minute Friday everyone! I hope you’re settling into this cold wintery weather because we have some awesome local news in our 199th episode that should warm you up!   Making headlines this week:   – An upgrade has been completed to a local Indooroopilly playground. – The free food pantry is up and […]

Popping Up Everywhere

Welcome back to another amazing 5 Minute Friday! It’s our 198th 5 Minute Friday-what should I do for our 200th episode? Let me know in the comments below. This week we have ANOTHER Street Library, the Ironside Garden is blooming away and Kerbside Collection starts next week for one local suburb. Find out about all […]