Toombul Shopping Centre provides jobs for people with disabilities

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Above: Richard Warner and Michael Cherry

Toombul Shopping Centre has partnered with local organisation Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative (NCEC) to provide job opportunities for people in the local community who have struggled with employment due to intellectual disabilities or mental illness.

The NCEC was formed in 1998 to create meaningful work opportunities. The NCEC manages local cafe, Espresso Train, and NCEC Parks and Maintenance. Through these businesses, the NCEC employs people with disabilities, building their confidence and giving purpose.

Toombul Shopping Centre will work with NCEC to provide long-term employment opportunities in landscaping and maintenance around the centre.

Michael Cherry from Brisbane’s north says the opportunity will be life changing for him.

“This job opportunity is very important for me. It means I can work with friends, have money to be able to live and, most importantly, I will feel like I’m part of the community.”

NCEC Coordinator, Richard Warner, says the partnership will open more opportunities for people with disabilities.

“This is an exciting development for NCEC. Being local allows us to connect more readily with our staff with disabilities, their families and networks of support, which is key to our success in creating long-term job outcomes.”

Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative |
Toombul Shopping Centre |

Latest Business News from DFK Hirn Newey

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Without the anticipated change in government coming to fruition, Australian businesses and individuals can expect a year ahead of ‘business as usual’.

Prior to the election, the Australian Government announced a relatively small raft of legislative proposals as part of the Federal Budget, and will look to implement these when parliament resumes later in the year.

The most popular announcements were the proposed tax cuts for individuals and the extension of the instant asset write-off for businesses. The later change here (which has already been legislated) was twofold, with assets costing $30,000 or less being instantly deducted and the concession being extended to businesses earning up to $50 million. This concession will run to 30 June 2020, representing an opportunity to bring forward asset acquisitions.

Less popular will be the introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP) from 1 July 2019, which will require all employers to digitally report their employees’ pay details to the ATO each pay run. While the ATO is looking to provide some affordable options, this change represents a perfect opportunity to consider updating your accounting software to take advantage of the greater efficiencies available through cloudbased technology.

As we approach 30 June, it’s also a perfect time for business owners to review their finances, and consider what worked well and what could have been improved.

We recommend that business owners, in conjunction with their accountant, start planning for the year ahead and create forecasts and budgets for their business.

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When coupled with real-time reporting, having a budget allows you to identify what is and isn’t working and adapt quickly. This can allow you to make changes such as updating your pricing strategy, delaying purchases to preserve cash, or even just helping you pass the ‘sleep at night test’ by giving you confidence that everything is on track.

We wish you continued business success for the new financial year and welcome you to contact our office should you require any assistance.

DFK Hirn Newey | 1143 Sandgate Road, Nundah | 3266 1488 |

Get Fit, Healthier and Happier with Fitstop Nundah

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Get ready Nundah – Fitstop has arrived! Led by Brisbane locals, Davina and Rob, Fitstop Nundah is more than a gym – it’s about building a community with shared fitness goals and values.

Davina and Rob are already well known in the Nundah area. Davina is a psychologist who worked previously at headspace Nundah and Rob lived in Nundah and has been in the fitness industry for 20 years.

Davina and Rob are using their strengths in physical and mental health to support their members.

“We’re in this industry to impact the health and happiness of others,” says Davina. “Physical activity is an excellent way to improve mental health, and this will be a key focus for the overall health of our Fitstop family.”

Fitstop offers Fit, Fast and Functional group training sessions designed to enhance both cardiovascular fitness and strength training.

“We look forward to growing our Fitstop community and encourage any locals that would like to train in a supportive, fun environment to visit us,” says Rob.

Fitstop Nundah | 5/1220 Sandgate Road, Nundah | 0413 106 643 |

Kelli Martin – Nundah’s Dancing CEO

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Above: Clarissa, Genevieve and Kelli, photo courtesy of Women’s Legal Service

Kelli Martin has once again swapped the courtroom for the ballroom and raised a staggering amount for the annual Dancing CEO’s fundraising event.

Kelli, CEO of KLM Solicitors in Nundah, took part in the 2017 event and this year joined fellow lawyers, Genevieve Dee and Clarissa Rayward, to form an All Stars Dancing team to raise funds for the Women’s Legal Service.

Together, the team raised over $58,000 and were awarded the Spirit of Dancing CEO’s award for their electrifying performance.

“I was honoured to stand, dance and celebrate with these two gorgeous and inspiring ladies, Genevieve Dee and Clarissa Rayward at this years Dancing CEO’s fundraiser,” says Kelli.

“Together we are ensuring that when a woman calls Women’s Legal Service, often in absolute crisis, her call is answered. Together we are saving lives,” says Kelli.

This year, the participating CEO’s raised $440,000 for the Women’s Legal Service, which provides free legal and welfare help to Queensland women and their children who are at risk from domestic violence.

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Above: Genevieve, Clarissa (centre) and Kelli with dancing team, photo courtesy of Women’s Legal Service

The Royal Celebrates 5 Years

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Happy 5th Birthday to The Royal in Nundah!

Once known as ‘The Royal English Hotel’, the Royal reopened its doors in 2014 after extensive renovations to launch as a quality, Italian restaurant in a much-loved Aussie pub setting.

Simon Rayner, Hotel Manager, is proud of how The Royal, and Nundah, has grown over the last five years.

“It has been a wonderful journey over the last five years meeting lots of amazing people and watching families grow along with ours,” says Simon.

“Being a local myself it has been great to see Nundah grow in to a bustling suburb over recent years.”

The Royal has been a finalist in the Queensland Hotels Association Awards for two consecutive years, and the restaurant has being accredited with Ospitalita Italiana, a quality seal recognised by the Italian Government.

“I wrote a vision statement 6 years ago for The Royal to be the centre of village life in Nundah, and a great pub locals love,” says Simon.

“I think we have achieved that along the way.”

The Royal | 1259 Sandgate Rd, Nundah | 3266 2777 |


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Far Left: The Royal in 2013 (Photo: and Left: The Royal re-opening in 2014 (Photo: Loving Nundah)

New Cosmetic Business Now Open in Northgate


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After many years working in the corporate world, Michaela Hartwig dreamt of owning her own business in a field she loved, so she could assist others.

Michaela, along with her brother, Nick, and friend, Morgan Harris (of The Morgan Collaborative), took the leap in December 2016 and launched CST Direct: Cosmetic Skin Therapies.

CST Direct offers clients cosmetic procedures including anti-wrinkle injections, lip fillers, dermal fillers, jawline slimming injections, and fat-dissolving injections, which can assist with areas that clients feel self-conscious about or wish to improve.

Driven by her desire to provide clients with the best results, Michaela and the team have invested in the latest technologies in cosmetic injectables, and work with an experienced team to deliver the best possible results.

“Not all injectable clinics are the same,” says Michaela.

“Our new patient consultations are an hour long so that clients have that one-on-one time with our registered nurse and prescribing doctor, who take the time to listen to your goals, do an in-depth analysis of your facial structure and symmetry, with ample treatment time.”

“Getting any kind of cosmetic procedure can be nerve-wracking, but our team will make you feel comfortable and safe,” says Michaela.

Michaela is seeing an increase in snatched jawlines, lip augmentation and chin fillers in 2019.

“Snatched jawlines are becoming a lot more popular as they can give people a more youthful appearance by filling in loose skin,” says Michaela.

“Lip augmentation is very popular with our younger clients and chin fillers are popular to elongate the face and create the V shape many people want to achieve.”

CST Direct has opened a new location at 1/28 Ridge St, Northgate, next door to Co. Studio Hairdressing.

CST Direct: Cosmetic Skin Therapies | 1/28 Ridge Street, Northgate |