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McPherson Community Achiever Award 2013
Karen Andews MP
March 2013
“Recognising those exceptional locals who deserve appreciation for their outstanding contribution to our community”. Karen Andrews MP
“Well done Margie, You continue to add a tremendous depth to RBSLSC” John Murray Vice President Rainbow SLSC

“Great Job Margie, you deserve it” Kylie McLean Administrator & Patrolling Member RBSLSC

“To all Members, Congratulations to Margie Gardner for winning the McPherson Community Achiever Award for 2013. On behalf of the Patrolling Members and Management Committee, I would like to say that we are all proud of your effort. This puts into perspective what Surf Lifesaving is all about. The volunteers on the beach.” Chris Damic. Club President

“Yaaaaa… Congratulations, well done Margaret. Very well deserved.
You have a beautiful manner and I’m glad your a member at Rainbow” Cathy Furminger, Patrolling Member & Club Photographer of RBSLSC

“You are awesome well done!!!!” Slsq Point Danger Branch 

“Congratulations Margie! Well deserved” Sue Windsor Patrolling Member of RBSLSC

05 Sign A Rama Australasian Marketing Award
05 Advance Burleigh Business Mentor for Burleigh
07 Sign A Rama Mentor for QLD
07 Rotary Community Service Award – Volunteer Service
06/07 SAR Advertising Director
05/09 Vice President & committee roles Burleigh Chamber/Central GC Chamber
07/09 BNI Neptune President & committee roles
09 Creek To Creek Chamber Community Service & Fundraising Award, Finalist in 09 Rotary GSE
09 Telstra Business Women of the Year
09 Creek to Creek Business Achiever Award 6-30 employees
09/Current Chairperson Burleigh Police Community Consultative Committee
10 Vision Personal Training Burleigh Heads – Community Spirit Award 2010 (Join award with Peter Gardner)
10 Bronze Medallion
10/11 Rainbow Bay SLSC (Join award with Peter Gardner) BestNew Members of 2010/11
11/12 Rainbow Bay SLSC Patrolling Member of the Patrol Group of the Year – Marleys
12/13 Sign A Rama Mentor Chairperson
13 Surf Life Saving Trainer in Bronze Medallion
13 McPherson Community Achiever Award


Have you ever thought about about coming a volunteer surf lifesaver? or Do you know somebody that does?  Rainbow Bay surf life saving club will be throwing open their doors and rolling out the welcome mat!!  Anyone can be a lifesaver, no matter if you are young or simply young at heart!  So if your ever thought about becoming a surf lifesaver, then visit Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving Club and see how you can get involved.

Contact Pete or Margie at Signarama Burleigh or Club Administrator Kylie Maclean (07) 5536 6390



The time has come around again for us to call for volunteers for Homelss Connect 2013. 7/8 New location Metricon Stadium.

The mission of Homeless Connect (HC) is to rally the Gold Coast City to support and create lasting solutions for homeless people. Homeless Connect brings together Local Council, State Government, businesses, community groups and volunteers, to provide free services to homeless people. The day starts with a hot breakfast followed by a one-stop” venue of professional providers offering health and human services for homeless people including medical care, mental health, substance abuse, housing, dental care, benefits, legal, eye care, clothing/blankets, identification, veterinary care, take-away bags of information, all services are provided within a caring and safe environment.

Margie Gardner has had a busy week starting on Monday opening Homeless Person Week (click here for Margie’s Speech), and then Donating her time to be a volunteer for this special day for the homeless people on the Gold Coast for the 3rd year in a row

View our gallery of photos for 4th Gold Coast Homeless Connect Event 3 Aug 2011(use scroll bar at the bottom)



The Burleigh Heads Police CCC has been established to develop an effective community safety and crime prevention partnership between the Police and Burleigh Heads wider community, allowing police to service the community in an informed and co-operative way.

The Police CCC will have potential to identify underlying problems that can lead to crime and disorder, and through the development of collaborative partnerships with State Government, local government, the business, and residential communities, work together to address those issues.

Membership of Burleigh Heads Police CCC will be broadly based, ensuring that a cross-section of community input on issues of policing concern is obtained.

The BPCCC meets bi monthly link to agenda/meeting notices/ mintues  – please click here.

As Chairperson of the BPCCC I (Margie Gardner), invite you to get involved in our next project.

Meetings for 2013-14 –  BPCCC
Date: Wednesday  11/12/2013, 26/02/14, 28/05/2014, 27/08/2014, 12/11/2014
Where: Burleigh Heads State School Resource Centre
Time: 5pm-6pm

Graffiti Vandalism

There are simple steps that can taken to protect a home or business from graffiti vandalism.  Graffiti vandals crave recognition and ownership of public open space.  The following recommendations have potential to reduce the likelihood of your property being vandalised. 

Prevention: (Graffiti Target Reduction)


The following measures are more effective if used in combination:

Vegetation Plan tress, vines, shrubs or spiky plants that restrict pedestrian access to or along vulnerable walls and fences.

Lighting.  A well lit area helps deter graffiti vandalism and other property crime.

Anti-Graffiti Surfaces.  Try to avoid plan, smooth surfaces or fences.  Patterned and rough concrete surfaces are preferable, or chain link , or wooden paling fences.  Shiny tiles or mosaic surfaces are also effective.

Dark Paints and Coatings. Painting vulnerable walls or fences in a dark colour restricts graffiti vandals to white, yellow, silver or gold paint to be effective,  Dark colours also reduce painting repair costs.  Always have extra paint of the same colour as your fence, walls and other painted surface available.

Sacrificial Coating.  There are several different types of graffiti resistant paints and finishes available from paint stores.

Best Response: ( As soon as graffiti occurs)

Free Graffiti Removal Service

Gold Coast City Council provides a free graffiti removal service.  Call the council Graffiti Hotline at 5581 7998.

Rapid Removal

Remove graffiti tags within 24 hours!  This is the most effective prevention strategy involving self removal of graffiti immediately once discovered, or, covering graffiti over until removal by the Council’s free graffiti removal service.

Graffiti is a crime that should be reported to Police.



16 JULY 2011 – Burleigh Eyesore gets a makeover

The directors of Signarama last Saturday feel so passionate about stamping out the graffiti in Burliegh they helped to paint a community project by providing their time and assistance in painting out a building in Burleigh Heads.  See more details on our media page.

See the latest edition of the Gold Coast District Crime Bulletin by using this address ( The Gold Coast District Crime Bulletin is an electronic newsletter produced on a monthly basis by the Crime Prevention Unit of the Gold Coast District.   The Crime Bulletin focuses on promoting community awareness of the crime issues, community safety and crime prevention initiatives.