Welcome to your local Radio Station in the Crow's Nest area of Queensland, Australia.

Crow’s Nest, Queensland: A town on the Great Dividing Range, servicing farming communities and a growing tourism industry. Population: 2,039 (2011 Census) Climate: warm summers, cool winters (perfect) How to get here: 42 km north of Toowoomba along the New England Highway For more information on Crow’s Nest  visit the Crow’s Nest Tourism website

Crow’s Nest Museum & Historical Village
You may be aware that our latest project has been to relocate the Old QR Grain Shed from behind the CN Pharmacy to the front of the Museum site on the corner of Thallon Street [New England Highway] and Oxford Street. The intention is to provide Crows Nest with an Information Centre as well as a new reception area for the museum.

The building is now fully restored, painted and in the process of being landscaped with local native plants. Qld Railways have prepared historical information boards, which are installed on the site.

Crows Nest Community Fundraiser 

As you will be aware, on Tuesday evening 12th November a fire started at Pechey and rapidly spread to impact not only Pechey, but spread to Ravensbourne and almost had a direct impact on Crow’s Nest and Hampton.

The fire burnt out over 20,000 hectares and destroyed 6 homes and numerous other structures. Had it not been for the heroic work of our local emergency services, the impact on the local community could have been a lot greater. 

Several local Not for Profit organisations including: The Crows Nest Amateur Fishing Club The Crows Nest Buffalo Lodge The Crows Nest Men’s Shed The Local Ambulance Committee The Crows Nest Tennis Club The Crows Nest Swimming Club The Crows Nest Show Society and The Crows Nest Lions Club, in conjunction with The Grand Old Crow Hotel have joined together to organise a Mega Raffle to help raise much need funds for the local volunteer emergency services in the local area. 

To date these organisations have donated or had donated to them numerous prizes. A keg of beer has been donated for the night and the Grand Old Crow has agreed to donate all proceeds from this keg to this fundraiser. 

The organisers of the Mega Raffle would appreciate any prize donation that your business may be able to donate to the fund raiser. 100% of all funds raised will go directly back to our local emergency services. You can donate by contacting Ty Rieck (Mob: 0429 166 018) or dropping your prize off to the Grand Old Crow Hotel drive thru. 

The Mega Raffle will be drawn on Friday night, the 13th December at the Grand Old Crow Hotel at various times throughout the evening.  Your contributions will be recognised through media outlets. 

I wish to thank you in advance for any contribution to this wonderful cause. 

Kind Regards, 
Ty Rieck
*Friday December 13th is also our Community Xmas in the Park evening, which will help bring the community together. As well, it will assist in raising much needed funds.

Crow’s Nest & District Tourist & Progress Association Inc.

Jeff Close, former president of the Crow’s Nest & District Tourist & Progress Association Inc proudly displaying a copy of the long-awaited reprint of “Tall Timbers”, a history of the Crow’s Nest Shire

Heritage community grant helps Crow’s Nest State School students switch to new technology

Crow’s Nest State School students are boosting their love of learning after receiving a Heritage community grant for $19,725 to purchase 25 new laptops.

Heritage Crow’s Nest Community Branch is a joint venture partnership between Heritage Bank and the local community, represented by PCCN (Progressive Community Crow’s Nest).

Under the Heritage community branch model, PCCN’s share of profits is distributed back into the community as grants to local organisations, charities and special community events.

Crow’s Nest State School Principal Ian Insley said, “We are extremely grateful for this grant from PCCN and Heritage.

This grant has helped provide our students with updated equipment we would otherwise not be able to purchase. It gives our students access to the same resources as students in the city.

The new laptops are used as a support tool for their lessons and also help build their confidence in using technology as they move forward in life.”

The new laptops are shared amongst the students at the school to enhance reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy skills and support their preparation for Naplan.

Grade 3 students showed off their impressive skills recently, inviting representatives from Heritage Bank and PCCN into the classroom to see the laptops in use.

PCCN Director Jeff Close said, “We’re absolutely delighted to support the next generation of country kids by providing these new laptops.

There are quite a few kids in the area that don’t have access to this kind of technology at home. That’s why we’re so proud to help out – it’s about supporting the growth and development of our community as a whole.”

Heritage Crows Nest Branch Sales and Service Manager Aimee Skaines said, “The beauty of being a community branch is that the more people bank with us, the more we are able to give back through grants and sponsorship.

People can see real examples of local initiatives they’ve helped support just by doing their everyday banking with Heritage. It promotes a real sense of community pride.”

If your community group is from the Crow’s Nest area and would like to apply for a Community Grant, please get in touch with Heritage Crows Nest Community Branch on 07 4698 2700.