Maleny and District Green Hills Fund Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Maleny District Green Hills Fund Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday Oct 14th 10am at the Lake Baroon Catchment Care offices (455 North Maleny Rd, Qld 4552.)

Nominations for Directors close 10.00am Saturday, 7th October 2023. Download the Nomination form here.

Nominations are to be sent to the Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the offices of LBCCG .

Proxy forms are to be received at our registered office, 455 North Maleny Road, Maleny Qld, 4552 by 10.00am, Saturday 7th October. 

Download the Proxy form here.

All forms are available from the Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The minutes from this meeting can be found below:

  1. That the annual subscription payable by members of Maleny District Green Hills Fund is set to zero dollars for every year that follows the initial entrance fee of $10.00 dollars that members pay to become a member of Maleny District Green Hills Fund.

Moved: Franklin Bruinstroop (Chair and Director)


Seconded:    EAM                             (Director)



  1. That, as soon as practicable, before the next AGM, amendments to clauses 5,56 and 58 attached to this resolution titled Appendix A, are made to the constitution of Maleny District Green Hills Fund to ensure that an Auditor need only ever be appointed in circumstances where Maleny District Green Hills Fund is required to do so by law.

Moved: Franklin Bruinstroop (Chair and Director)


Seconded:    Garry Claridge                            (Director)

Carried with amendment (italisised)


A Special General Meeting will be held on Saturday June 24th 2023 at 10am at Lake Baroon Catchment Care offices (455 North Maleny Rd, Qld 4552.)

This meeting will be held for the purposes of changing membership fees and also to make amendments to clauses 5.56 and 5.8 of the Constitution.

For further information and proxy forms please email the Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here is our vision:

“That Green Hills, in conjunction with others, identifies current and potential wildlife corridors and habitats in Division 5 with a view to rehabilitating these and promulgating related information to the wider community.”

A secondary school student who has worked tirelessly to make her school a more environmentally-friendly place has been awarded the inaugural Les Hall Conservationist Award 2020.

Read more here.

Dr Les Hall, OAM

This is a tribute to a man who inspired thousands, lived his life to the full right to the end and left behind a legacy that inspires and excites.

Dr Les Hall OAM passed away in early February 2019 Dr Hall was awarded an AM in the Order of Australia in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday List ‘for significant service to veterinary science as a specialist in the area of bat biology, and as an academic, researcher and mentor’.

Below you will find some wonderful reminders of who this man was.


Dr Les Hall and Steve Parrish.

A public talk on flying foxes by Les Hall is available on YouTube:

For bat lovers, Les was a guiding light and mentor over the years, effortlessly educating the masses on the weird and wonderful features of bats.

Les was at the forefront of bat research, having studied them for over 40 years. He was a consultant for the orchard grower association complaints against flying foxes in the 70’s, was involved in early Hendra virus detection and research, worked in the Division of Wildlife Research for the CSIRO, was an animal welfare advisor on dispersal programs around the country and developed novel techniques for management, such as the canopy-mounted sprinkler system currently used by Sunshine Coast Council. Although his passion for conservation was mainly focused in Australia, and his local community in Maleny, he also spread his knowledge internationally. He was a member of the IUCN Chiropteran Specialist Group, an advisor for Bat Conservation International and trained many budding zoologists in Borneo. Right to the end, Les was still involved in bat research, as one of the advisors to the Australasian Bat Society Flying Fox Expert Group.

He was also a very talented artist and author, illustrating many Australian animal field guides, producing several books and providing illustrations and information in The Magic of Mary Cairncross for his favourite Sunshine Coast location. He was a great educator, lecturing human and veterinary anatomy and conservation biology at the University of Queensland for 26 years.

Les Hall was a true gentleman of conservation and the original bat superhero long before the man in the black cape came along. His passing is a monumental loss for flying-fox conservation, education and management, and I do not think it is an overstatement to say that his passing is a greater loss to flying-fox conservation than any heat event could ever be. He will be greatly missed but his legacy will be continued through the research and work of flying-fox experts across the country. Dr Les Hall was a truly exceptional man whose contribution to conservation will forever be appreciated.

[Source: -- 31 October 2019 update]

A fascinating gallery of the flora and fauna on our precinct.

Find it here.

Join us at 8.30 this coming Sunday at Porters Lane, Maleny. Some edge planting, maintenance - and morning tea!


WHERE: Porters Lane 

WHEN: 8.30 am  Sunday 17th November