Local News Publications has become an integral part of local communities.
The following are just a few comments from some of our happy advertisers and contributors.


“Since advertising in The Greater Springfield Times, I have a steady flow of new clients each month. The Greater Springfield Times is a great way to advertise any business especially in such a rapidly growing area.”
Kate Midson, Trades and Services advertiser.


“I am getting a lot of people calling/emailing me who have seen your papers and are looking to volunteer – thank you so much for featuring VoRTCS in your October editions of The Lake News and The Greater Springfield Times! It’s really made such a huge impact and I really appreciate it. Susannah, you’ve been an absolute pleasure to work with and you’ve been very kind to support VoRTCS and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland in assisting refugee families to feel welcome and included in the Brisbane community.”
Sandy Hang, VoRTCS Program Co-ordinator, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. 


“The Forest Lake Veterinary Surgery and all other associated Greencross clinics have been advertising in The Lake News for a long time. I started the Forest Lake Veterinary Surgery in 1995 and it didn’t take long to realise the value of local advertising using The Lake News. I have always enjoyed contributing a monthly column as well and always have excellent feedback from local clients asking me about the various topics we bring up. All the staff at The Lake News, have always been a pleasure to work with.
Ian Gorrie, Vet Director, Forest Lake Veterinary Surgery.


“The Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club has been publishing its monthly activity reports in The Lake News for many years now. In the 24 years the Club has been active, its membership has gone from strength to strength, thanks mainly to The Lake News publication. Thank you Susannah for your continued support on behalf of our Club and all of the other not-for-profit organisations who submit articles to your wonderful publication. Without this service, both old and new members of this wonderful community would not know what Clubs and services were available to them in our area. Thank you.”
Les Brooks, Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club Inc.


The Lake News has been supporting all our fundraisers for years now and we always get a great response from the editorials.  Susannah is so willing to help and we really appreciate her continued support year after year.”
Lisa Moore, LJ Hooker Forest Lake.


The Lake News has become a fixture in our region – one of the most significant contributors to our sense of community and a great supporter of community events.  It is a prominent reference point for many in our area as a result of Graham and Susannah’s professionalism and high standards.  They are a pleasure to deal with.”
Pastor Mark Mackay, Forest Lake Baptist Church.


“I have been writing articles for our club since early this year – filling some very big shoes for our outgoing Publicity Officer Gwen who submitted articles for an extended period of time. My interactions with Susannah have always been positive. She is supportive, well organised and a pleasure to work with. Our club has been receiving a steady flow of new members – all thanks to the exposure in the The Greater Springfield Times.”
Robyn Girdler (Publicity Officer for Goodna-Springfield Combined Probus Club)


“Forest Lake SHS is happy to work with The Lake News to share our stories of engaging learning opportunities and excellent student successes.  We are proud to work with such a positive, community-minded newspaper.”
Denise Kostowski, Principal, Forest Lake State High School.


“Working with Local News Publications has been very empowering and extremely satisfying from day one. Not only have I felt personally supported and looked after but also this is such a wonderful experience to work with those who have their community in mind and heart. Thank you Editorial Team! You are doing a great job in the Greater Springfield area to nourish the sense of community.”
Jolanta Szymczyk, Textile Artist & Photographer


The Lake News is more than a monthly publication, it’s an opportunity for me to read about the wonderful work members of the community are doing to make Forest Lake an even better place to live. I’m, also grateful for the chance to let locals know how I’m working with members of the community. Please join me in thanking Susannah’s family and her wonderful volunteers for their commitment to writing informative articles.  I’m pleased to have known the Friis family for more than 20 years and I look forward to working with Susannah and her team for many more.”
Councillor Charles Strunk, Forest Lake Ward.


The Lake News is a great publication for our local area and the publishers support the local not-for-profit groups extremely well, with regular articles of interest. In particular, they have been very supportive of our Forest Lake Men’s Shed. Susannah and her team do a fantastic job keeping us informed with what’s happening in our local area.”
Steve Bruford, President, Forest Lake Men’s Shed.


“I have had the honour of being associated with The Lake News since the 1990s when the father of the present editor was the chief honcho. Passing on his courtesy, attention to  detail and support is very evident in the present editor, Susannah.  Never at any time is it necessary to check whether my article appeared with any editing.  It was always a perfect reproduction.  I also take great pleasure in seeing the development and growth of the publication. Forest Lake is a caring community which is evidenced by what we can read in our very own magazine, The Lake News.”
Marge Breitenbach, past President and current Publicity Officer, Probus Club, Forest Lake.


“Forest Lake National Seniors membership has increased from 15 to 150 members in just six years. We receive many enquiries from our article which appears monthly in
The Lake News.  Susannah and her team at Local News Publications have provided helpful advice and tremendous support to our group and many other groups and organisations  in Forest Lake and  surrounding suburbs. Without this wonderful exposure such success would not be possible. The Lake News is a great source if you are looking for a reliable business service and to find out what’s happening in your community.”
Julie Baldwin, Secretary, Forest Lake National Seniors.