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NOW OPEN  | Brisbane City Council is supporting local community groups and non-profit organisations with the following grants:

🟢 Lord Mayor’s Sustainability Grants: providing funding from $1,000 to $10,000 for non-profit organisations to undertake actions to support the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of their facilities. 
 
🟢 Environmental Grants: providing funding from $1,000 to $20,000 to community-based groups and non-profit organisations to undertake environmental initiatives that address local or citywide community environmental issues.
 
 
Applications close Monday 21 November 2022.
 
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Nominations are now open for the 'Local Heroes' Awards which recognise the extraordinary contribution of volunteers, our local heroes, who work tirelessly in our community. 

This year the Awards will recognise the efforts of those who supported our community during and following the flood event in February/March 2022.  Please nominate someone you know who went above and beyond to help our community through the flood.

The Awards are open to volunteers living in or active members of a community group based in Moorooka Ward and/or Tennyson Ward in the Brisbane City Council area.

The Awards recognise the work of volunteers whose selfless efforts have helped to improve the lives of others and/or those who have helped to build community spirit, resilience and identity in our local area.  Up to ten people will be recognised annually.

Nomination forms are available to download here and are also available from my office.  All nominations must be submitted by Friday 16 December 2022.  Submit entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Recipients will be announced Thursday 26 January 2023 at the Oxley Bowls Club, Englefield Road, Oxley.

Brisbane City Council want you to have your say and be part of shaping Brisbane's public transport future from now until mid-December 2022.

Please visit Council's website at brisbane.qld.gov.au and search for 'Brisbane's New Bus Network'. 

Here you will learn more about the proposed changes, view an interactive map outlining the current bus network and the proposed changes to journeys in the south-eastern corridor and CBD as part of Brisbane Metro Stage 1.

Council will be holding a number of community information sessions where you can speak with a member of the bus network planning team up until Wednesday 14 December.

 Date

 Time

Location

Sat 22 Oct

10am-12pm

Garden City Library, Level R4, Garden City Shopping Centre, Cnr Logan & Kessels Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt

Sat 29 Oct

10am-12pm 

Sunnybank Hall, Cnr Lister & Gager Sts, Sunnybank 

Sat 5 Nov

10am-12pm 

Inala Library, Inala Shopping Centre, Corsair Ave, Inala 

Sat 12 Nov

10am-12pm 

Pamphlett-Tennyson Sea Scout Den, 284 Graceville Ave, Graceville 

Sat 19 Nov 

10am-12pm 

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, Upper Community Hall, 1644 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt 

Sat 26 Nov 

10am-12pm 

Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Rd, Coopers Plains 

Sat 10 Dec

10am-12pm 

Wellers Hills Bowls Club, 34 Esher St, Tarragindi

Please visit Brisbane's New Bus Network for a list of all community sessions on offer.

To learn more and provide feedback:

  • Visit 'Brisbane's New Bus Network'
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone the project team on 1800 692 333 during business hours
  • Phone Council on 3403 8888 outside business hours
  • Write to Brisbane's New Bus Network, City Projects Office, Brisbane City Council, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane Qld 4001

Your feedback is important and I would encourage all residents to have your say.

Consultation closes Wednesday 14 December 2022.

The Archerfield Wetlands Discovery Trail is now open to the public!  Located in Brisbane’s south-west, the Parklands contain a variety of habitats including eucalypt forest, open grassland, freshwater wetlands, creeks, plus over 100 different bird species.

The Wetlands Discovery Trail is the first stage of the broader Archerfield Wetlands Parklands, a priority project in Brisbane City Council's Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan

The Wetlands Discovery Trail is a low difficulty, 2.9km walking or off-road cycling trail taking visitors through the floodplain environment, past open grassland landscapes, Forest Red Gum bushland, over creeks and along the riparian edge of Oxley Creek.

Recommended car parking is available on Factory Road (near the intersection with Alban Street) Oxley, with approximately 10 car parking spaces.  Visitors can also informally park on the roadside verge of Bowhill Rd next to the entry of the Trail at the opposite end.

Formal car parking (including parking for people with disabilities) is proposed to be provided within the future District Park development. New facilities included in this development include a large adventure play space featuring water play area, a youth hub and basketball court, an event lawn and a catchment centre focussing on environment rehabilitation of Oxley Creek Catchment.  Construction works are scheduled to commence later this year, with the project completion to be delivered by end of 2023.

Wheelchair accessibility:  Much of the trail is flat with some sections that are concrete surfaced and some sections which are gravel. The gravel sections are reasonably uniform and compacted.  The concrete sections of path occur in locations where the path is likely to be inundated during heavy and consistent rains periods.  The grassed informal parking area on the roadside verge of Bowhill Road is reasonably flat and there are no steps between the grass and the concrete path entry.

Archerfield Wetlands map

Great news! Some important projects are on the way in Wilcox Park and Tarragindi Reservoir.

Wilcox Park, Salisbury

🚧 Construction of a cliff edge protection fence is due to commence today in Wilcox Park, Salisbury. Approx. 380m of a small grid chainmesh fence will be installed to prevent pedestrian access to the exposed cliff face that exists along the boundary of Wilcox Park & Toohey Forest (see map below). The project will take 2-3 weeks to complete.

Wilcox Park Fence diagram Salisbury

Tarragindi Reservoir

🚒 In Feb, works will begin to construct a large 3 bay fire shed in Tarragindi Reservoir. The shed will be used to maintain council fire suppression units; equipment and consumables.

Works to thin the understory of weed grasses and emergent vegetation at the site have started. These will help reduce fire risk and restore overgrown spaces around the reservoir for public use. The location of the fire shed has been chosen to minimise tree loss (see map below). Three trees will require removal; two of which have faults that make them a long term risk, and the third is a weed species (Camphor Laurel). Onsite native plantings following the removals will offset any tree canopy loss.

📅 Construction will take approximately 3 months to complete. Keep an eye out for onsite signage with further information about the project.

Tarragindi Reservoir Fire Shed location