Jimboomba Times is nearly 30 year old. We are looking for historic photos of the district

In November, your local newspaper turns 30, and we want you to be involved in our celebrations.


SERVICE: For 30 years the Jimboomba Times has served residents in this fast emerging south-east Queensland district.

SERVICE: For 30 years the Jimboomba Times has served residents in this fast emerging south-east Queensland district.

The Jimboomba Times will produce a special commemorative edition next month and we are looking for historic photographs of the Jimboomba district or anything to do with the paper.

We propose to publish a selection of these photos and we also will take a look back at the people and stories that have featured in the Jimboomba Times over the past 30 years.

Have you been featured in an edition? We want to hear about it.

Simply send us photos, cuttings, or even first person accounts of your newspaper and/or the Jimboomba district to jtnews@austcommunitymedia.com.au

Editor Brian Williams said the Jimboomba Times was a classic community newspaper that served its readers well, with trusted, and professional journalism.

"It gives locals a voice, businesses a place in which they can promote themselves and Logan City Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council an avenue through which they can inform the community of local news and events," he said.

"Readers have stuck by the Jimboomba Times and its sister papers theBeaudesert Times and Redland City Bulletin and for that I am very grateful."

An expansion of the Beaudesert Times, Jimboomba's first paper rolled off the press on November 14, 1991. The 36-page paper covered from Cedar Grove to Maclean Bridge.

The circulation extended to Logan Village in September 1992. In May 1993, bulk deliveries went to Park Ridge, Greenbank and Browns Plains.

Against staunch competition from other well-established newspapers in the area, the Times continued to attract more advertising, and in October 1993 had its first 52-page edition.

Circulation was again expanded to 10,000, taking in Greenbank, Chambers Flat, Buccan and part of Tamborine Village.

The paper had quickly outgrown its home base in Beaudesert and an office was set up at Jimboomba Shopping Centre in 1999.

By the end of that year circulation had again increased to 11,000 copies a week and most editions were 48-56 pages.

The company had also bought another press - a Goss Community four-unit web offset - and an edition of the Jimboomba Times was the first to roll through in February 2000.

Despite an economic downturn, the paper turned the odds in its favour and its circulation and page size kept expanding. In 2001 it hit the 12,000-circulation mark.

Today, the paper goes out to more than 21,000 homes across western Logan.