By Belinda Ferguson

Welcome to the new The ISLAND and Surrounds community newspaper.

The Island and Surrounding areas’ newest publication. Our first issue July 27 2016 has been exciting and hard work over the last Year. Our commitment is to bring you a wonderful publication with loads of community news and stories on our local talent on the ISLAND and surrounding areas. We are proud to be the only publication which can boast our whole production and sales team all live on Bribie Island and have a wealth of knowledge in publications and advertising.  I am proud to be working with this wonderful local crew who we simply could not have put this publication together without them.

We have included Beachmere, Toorbul and Donnybrook in our distribution and this makes our publication the only newspaper with 19,000 circulation. We will be delivering our papers to your driveways on a Wednesday once a month so you can plan your week ends. The ISLAND and surrounds also has a Real Estate Trades & Services magazine, so keep an eye out for it.

Most of all we want to thank our advertisers for making this possible, who wholeheartedly supported us for our first issue and we encourage you, the reader, to buy locally and help build our economy. Bribie Island and the surrounding areas have many wonderful shops, cafes, trade services and small businesses in our region and you can purchase everything here including high quality bedding, curtains & blinds, fashion and much more. We have wonderful Restaurants, Cafés and eateries that have the most amazing views.

We look forward to producing much more in the way of community news, Real Estate, Trades and Services and
delivering it all to your driveway.