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Weather Update

Please do not drive through flooded roads. Water is moving fast and you do not know what is underneath. #ifitsfloodedforgetit

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has forecast between 200mm and 500mm of rain today, easing tomorrow. Localised flooding in the usual hotspots (parks, roads, and minor creeks) is occuring.

Please remain vigilant and follow the news and social media in case the weather situation deteriorates.

Roads Closed

Several roads are already closed due to flooding in the Moorooka Ward, including:

• Muriel Ave, Rocklea
• Moolabin St, Yeerongpilly
• Blackheath Rd, Corinda
• Pratten St, Corinda
• Melbourne and Inskip Sts, Rocklea
• Allawah St, Yeerongilly
• Cliveden Ave, Corinda at Corinda SHS
• Cliveden Ave, Corinda at Blackheath Rd
• Tramore St, Rocklea
• Marshall Road, Rocklea, between Balham Rd and Goburra St
• Sherwood Road, Moorooka, beneath the rail overpass
• Paradise Road, Larapinta / Willawong, between Radius Drive and Gardens Drive
• Blunder Road, Oxley, at Boundary Road
• Granard Road, Archerfield, between Beaudesert Rd Beatty Rd
• King Avenue, Durack, flooding
• Annerley Road, Dutton Park, at Gladstone Road
• Chale Street, Yeerongpilly, flooding
• Blunder Road, Durack, flooding
• Granard Road, Archerfield, between Beatty Rd and Beaudesert Rd
• De Hayr Street, Rocklea, flooding
• Elmes Road, Rocklea, flooding

Water is across several roads, including:

• Brisbane Corso, Yeronga
• Tramore St, Rocklea
• Princess St, Fairfield
• Oxley Rd - multiple locations
• Fairfield Rd, Yeerongpilly
• Sherwood Rd - multiple locations

A full list of road closures can be found qld traffic.

Creek flooding

Several local creeks are flooding, including:

• Pennywort Creek
• Moolabin Creek
• Rocky Water Holes
• Small Creek
• Stable Swamp Creek

Oxley Creek is very high and these small tributaries are banking back and causing localised flooding to businesses in Yeerongpilly and Rocklea now.

Key numbers for assistance

SES  132 500

BCC  3403 8888  (24/7)

Energex  136 262 (for loss of supply)  131 962 (emergencies)

Queensland Urban Utilities  132 364

Police  000  /  131 444 (policelink)

RACQ  13 19 05

Sandbags

Sandbags are currently available from the following locations:

Darra - 38 Shamrock Road, Darra

Morningside - 9 Redfern Street, Morningside

Newmarket - 66 Wilston Road (in carpark off Erneton Street), Newmarket

Zillmere - 33 Jennings Street, Zillmere

Lota - Herbert Street, Lota

Please be safe everyone, especially on the roads as heavy rain is forecast tonight and tomorrow.

 

In response to ongoing concerns regarding accidents, near misses and complaints, Council has committed to the installation of highly visible LED road signage on Orange Grove Road at its intersection with Lillian Avenue, Salisbury.

This is part of Council's LED Road Sign Program to improve pedestrian and motorists's safety involving a commitment of $3.24 million over four years for this road safety initiative.

This is fantastic news for the residents of Salisbury and surrounding suburbs as this has been a known hot spot for a number of years.  

The signs are designed so the LEDs activate (light) when a vehicle is travelling above a pre-determined speed threshold on approaching this zone.

If the vehicle is travelling under that threshold, the sign remains inactive.

They are solar powered and will operate 24 hours a day.

If you are concerned about traffic incidents or near-misses in your area, please contact my office on 3403 1730 or write me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to suggest a location for a LED road sign.

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The Moorooka Ward Office offers a FREE Justice of the Peace Service.

Every Tuesday between 2pm - 4pm; we have a volunteer JP provide this valuable service.

Last year alone, we had over 800 residents come through our doors, demonstrating a real need for this service.

Don't forget, if you require a JP outside these hours, please visit www.qld.gov.au/jps to find the nearest JPs in the Community signing site and hours of operation.

The Moorooka Ward Office is located at Shop 2, 122 Beaudesert Rd, Moorooka.

This site's volunteers are supported by the Justices of the Peace Branch, The Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

I am excited to announce that Council will begin installing a Multi-Use Games Arena and Outdoor Gym in Nixon Park, 929 Oxley Road, Oxley. This type of Games Arena is a first for Brisbane!

Work will commence during the first week of May with an anticipated completion date by 30 June. This was an election promise I made to the people of Oxley and I am happy to see this exciting $395,000 project come to fruition.

The arena and equipment will be the first combined installation of its type in Australia and is aimed at training the whole body with the ability for users to undertake upwards of 200 exercises and has QR codes linked to a personalised fitness tracker guiding users on exercise and nutrition, while motivating them to stay active.

I look forward to seeing the newly improved Nixon Park and recreation facilities being used by locals.

They’re yours to enjoy!

 nixon park fitness arena 2 feb 17

Do your bit for the environment by cleaning up your local area with friends and family this Clean Up Australia Day.

If you would like to be involved this year, there are several Clean Up events already registered near you.

Sites within the Moorooka Ward looking for additional volunteers are as follows:

The Fort Bushland Reserve - Conservation Volunteers Australia (Cnr Fort Rd and Cliveden Ave, Oxley)

Peggs Park - Greening Moorooka Bush Care Group (viewing deck overlooking pond at intersection of Hillview Tce, Vendale Ave and Goodwin Tce)

Moorooka Playground Park - Brisbane City Council (111 Blomfield St, Moorooka)

Dunn Rd and Suscatand St - Oxley Creek Catchment Association (Cnr Dunn Rd and Suscatand Rd, Rocklea)

Salisbury Recreation Reserve - Salisbury Community (Netball Courts, 31 Allandale St, Salisbury)

C.A. O'Sullivan Park - Sunnybank Electorate Office (Park entrance at Coley St near the Acacia Ridge Community Hall)

For more information visit Clean Up Australia Day

 clean up australia day 5 march 2017

I am pleased to advise that the following community organisations will receive benefits from the Brisbane City Council's Sports Field Aeration Program during this financial year:

•  Queensland Gaelic Football Association Inc.

•  Queensland Christian Soccer Association Inc.

•  Brothers St Brendans Rugby League Football Club

•  Acacia Ridge F.C. Inc.

•  Souths Acacia Leagues Club Ltd.

•  Spanish Centre Ltd.

•  Soccer Field Salisbury Recreation Reserve (The Scorpions Soccer Club Inc. till 1/4/17)

 

The Sports Field Aeration Program provides assistance to community sports organisations to improve sports field condition and turf coverage.  Benefits include:

•  Improved playing surface and overall field safety

•  Removal and reduction of undesired weeds

•  Improved turf health by fertilising

•  Prolonged watering benefits while reducing water costs

•  No cost to your organisation.

 

Council's contractor will contact these organisations to discuss sports field usage requirements and arrange for the works to be undertaken.  

Works are scheduled to commence in February 2017 and completed by June 2017.

 

 

The Moorooka Ward Office offers a FREE Justice of the Peace Service.

This service is available:

Tuesday  2pm - 4pm  

Please note: the Moorooka Ward Office will be closed over the Christmas holiday period from close of business Tuesday 20 December 2016 and will re-open Monday 9 January 2017.

The JP service will begin again on Tuesday 10 January 2017.

If you require a JP outside these hours, please visit www.qld.gov.au/jps to find the nearest JPs in the Community signing site and the hours of operation.

 

This site's volunteers are supported by the Justices of the Peace Branch, The Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

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Local Bushcare Groups help to play an important role in protecting and improving the natural environment through out Brisbane.

I recently attended the newly formed Lawson and Kendall Street Bushcare Group in Oxley and the Rocky Waterholes Bushcare Group in Salisbury.

Both groups are keen for energetic volunteers to assist them in rejuvenating the local fauna and flora.

If you are keen to become involved please contact my office for group contact details or visit Habitat Brisbane for further information.

greg tasney steve bushcare group

 

The St Vincent De Paul Society in conjunction with the St Brendan's Catholic Parish are eager to accept non perishable goods, toiletries and gift cards for distribution to those in need in the Moorooka Ward area.

Many families are doing it tough and donations are welcome at any time but especially at this time of year.  

My office is a drop off point and we'll be accepting donations until Monday 19 December.  

If you are able to help, please leave your donation at the Moorooka Ward Office, Shop 2, 122 Beaudesert Rd, Moorooka.

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