Entries by Tony Hardy


Carindale, one of the eastern suburbs of Brisbane, is situated 10 kilometers from the central business district. The suburb is bounded by Belmont, Carina, Carina Heights and Mackenzie. Old Cleveland Road cuts through the middle of Carindale and is marked by the Gateway Motorway to the east and Creek Road to the west.

Ellen Grove

Ellen Grove is one of Brisbane’s southern suburbs and is considered an outer suburb. It is located twenty kilometres south-west of the CBD. The suburb was named after Ellen, R.P. Spink’s daughter- the first owner of the land, who was often sighted playing with the local aboriginals in a grove of trees along Bullockhead creek. […]


Sitting beside the Brisbane River and Hamilton Reach, Hamilton, is one of Brisbane’s inner suburb. It is situated about 5 kilometres from the CBD and is bordered by Ascot and Eagle Farm. One artery, Kingsford Smith Drive runs through the middle of the suburb going to the city.


One of the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Greenslopes, is situated 5 kilometres south of the central business district. The eastern and southern side of the suburb is mostly composed of hilly terrains and slopes down to Norman Creek. The eastern border of the suburb is marked by the Pacific Motorway while Logan Road cuts through […]

New Farm

One of Brisbane’s long-established suburb, New Farm, is now a prosperous suburb by the river. It is just 2 kilometres from the CBD. The suburb is mostly surrounded by the Brisbane River and the northern end is marked by Fortitude Valley and Teneriffe.

Kangaroo Grove

Kangaroo point is considered an inner suburb of Brisbane and is located directly across the Brisbane River from the CBD. It was one of the earliest suburbs settled in Brisbane and is considered as one of the oldest suburbs established.

Myths and Facts About Pests [Infographic]

Let us get up close and personal with our unwanted house guests. If you think you know everything there is to know about cockroaches, spiders, rats and other creepy crawlies you are sharing your house with, you’d be amazed to know there’s a lot more you are yet to find out.


Located about 9 kilometres east of the Central Business District, Balmoral is one of Brisbane’s inner suburbs. It said to have been named after Queen Victoria’s country residence in Scotland, while others claim it was named after the anglicisation of Baile Mhoireil’, a Gaelic for ‘beautiful residence’ or ‘majestic castle’.


Rochedale is part of the group of suburbs located south of Brisbane. It is considered an outer southern suburb that is located seventeen kilometers south-east of CBD. The area was named after Rochedale, a homestead built by the Roche family in 1868.

Chapel Hill

The suburb of Chapel Hill can be found at about 7 kilometres west of the Central Business District of Brisbane.  Being a rural-residential suburb, this area is found with mostly detached housing.  Set to be a green suburb, old eucalyptus and native plants are in abundance in this particular suburb.  Its name was actually given […]