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.

2019 Crow’s Nest Festival Program:
WHOLE WEEK   – Artists of Crow’s Nest Week of Art at
the Crow’s Nest Community Centre
Saturday   12th October
Come and Try Lawn Bowls 10am-12 noon
Girls Night In – Back to the 80’s
Sunday 13th October
Crows Nest Museum Open Day
Tuesday 15th October
CWA Community Dinner
Wednesday 16th October
Heritage Bank Trivia Night Ph 0438 115 322
Friday 18th October
Movie Night – CN Caravan Park funded by TRC
Saturday 19th October Crow’s Nest Day
8am Crows Nest School Colour Fun Run
8:30am – 2:30pm Crow’s Nest Antique & Collectables- Community Centre*
10:30am Toowoomba Municipal Brass Band
11am Grand Parade
11:15am  High Country Community Band
11:45am. Dancing – U Dance Academy
12:15pm Ukulele Group & The Boot Scooters
12:45pm Crows Nest School Band
1:00pm Pie eating competition – Meats ‘n’ More & Crows Nest Soft Drinks
1:30pm. Entertainment – “Me, Myself & I”:
2:30pm Cruise Mechanical Picnic Races.
(IGA supplying sliced watermelon for participants)
3:00pm Human worm races – Brasha Earthworks
Whip Cracking  Pechey Disilling Co 3:30pm Tug-of-War  Cannon Trailers Crow Calling
4:15pm Hay Stacking – Property Management Products
5:00pm Grand Old Crow Cup – worm races
5:30pm Evening Entertainment – “Special Guest”
7:30pm Fireworks.
Childrens Rides: Wristbands $10 for unlimited rides. $2 for individual ride. 11:30am to 7:30pm

Sunday 20th October
Poets Breakfast at Highfields Pioneer Village 7am.

*The Darling Downs Antique Bottle & Collectibles Club Inc. in conjunction with Crow’s Nest Day on Saturday 19th October, 2019 are holding an Antique and Collectibles Fair in the RSL Crow’s Nest Community Centre.

There will be a Buying/Selling/Trading area and Antique Displays of old tins, coins, stamps, old toys, antique bottles, old tools, glassware, garagenalia, insulators, jugs, jewellery, kitchenalia, medals, old dolls, money boxes, postcards, trade cards, vases, old needlework, old signs, old china, pottery vases,  beer cans, rocks and much more ….

The Fair will run from 8.30am  to 2.30pm with food and refreshments available in the hall. Entry is $4 for adults and children 14 years and under free.

For further information phone Peter on 0499 372 040. The event is supporting Diabetes Australia Queensland, proudly sponsored by Crow’s Nest Heritage Community Bank.

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

Jeff Close, 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.