GSQ opened its new home at 25 Stackpole Street, Wishart on 1 December 2015. Numerous members and volunteers have done a fantastic job in getting the premises ready.
GSQs location is on the corner of Stackpole Street and Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road; there is easy access from the Gateway Motorway as well as from Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road, a main arterial leading from Garden City Shopping Centre at Mt Gravatt. There are a number of public transport options, with the Express bus 180 from the Queen Street station in the City being the most direct.
The new premises have an open, airy feel about them and the layout makes it easy for researchers to find their way around the extensive resources. A significant bonus, compared to the previous location, is the availability of 17 onsite car park spaces, as well as ample on-street parking. The new premises do not suffer from the parking restrictions that applied in the Gabba Traffic Precinct, nor is there the disadvantage of having a dance studio upstairs. In fact, apart from the kitchen, everything is located on the one level in a stand-alone building.
An official opening is planned for February 2016, but you don’t have to wait until then before you come and visit us. Opening hours are unchanged, viz: 10am-3pm Tuesday to Friday and 12 noon to 4pm on Saturdays. Interest Group meetings will still be held on Sundays and details of dates for 2016 are included in the Calendar of Events on the website and will also be announced in the monthly eNews.
There are two covered outside areas where members and visitors can have lunch or just take a break and have a chat over a cup of coffee with fellow researchers.
We have a new phone number: (07) 3349 6072 and postal address: PO Box 1467, Carindale, Qld 4152, so do update your records. Our website remains the same: www.gsq.org.au; our email address firstname.lastname@example.org also remains unchanged.
By the way, the image on the screen at the front of the building reflects its former life as a martial arts studio – this will be changed to something a bit more appropriate in due course unless, of course, you think you could take lessons from martial arts practices on how to break down brickwalls.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new home.
Until next time.