About Us

A brief history

Local News Publications began in 1993 with the inception of The Lake News. Started in Forest Lake, Brisbane, Australia, by Chris and Betty Wren in response to a need in the community for a ‘newsletter’, The Lake News has gone from strength to strength and is now very much a part of the Forest Lake community as a whole.

The Lake News fills a niche space, as the only local community publication delivered free to homes in Forest Lake. Including articles from community groups and clubs to enable them to promote themselves free of charge, The Lake News is also well used by many local businesses to target new and existing customers. The Lake News enjoys not only assisting the community on all levels but being an integral part of the community it serves.

Owners, Graham and Susannah Friis (daughter of Chris and Betty Wren), having been employed by Local News Publications from the beginning, bought the business in July 2006 and are determined to take Local News Publications well into the future, using the firm foundation of the past as a springboard.