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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

πŸš’ 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.

πŸ“… 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

Salisbury, get your skates on! πŸ›Ό

Works to remediate and repurpose the hard courts at Salisbury Recreation Reserve commence this month. Six of the existing netball courts, which are showing significant surface cracking and undulation, will be turned into two roller derby courts.

The remaining three netball courts closest to the creek require removal. Turf will be installed in their place, along with drainage and a seating mound within the turfed area.

🚧 Works will take place 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday. Please keep an eye out for safety fencing and signage around the construction area.

Great news for users of Jessica Andrews Place playground (Ekibin Park South at Arnwood Place, Annerley)!

Council will be installing new fencing around the Lewisham Street and Ekibin Road boundary of the park to improve the safety of visitors to the park.  Pedestrian access gates will be installed in three locations around this perimeter.

The existing fencing around the playground will be removed with the site being levelled and topsoiled.  This will expand the usable play space within the park, providing children with more freedom to play.

Council will also be undertaking mulching and planting of native shrubs and grasses along the edge of the creek embankment, adjacent to the playground.

Works are anticipated to commence end of November 2021 (pending weather conditions) and be completed by end of January 2022.

Jessica Andrews Place fencing upgrade

 

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Nominate a 'Local Hero'

Nominations are now open for the 'Local Heroes' Awards that recognise the extraordinary contribution of volunteers, our local heroes, who work tirelessly in our local community.

Please nominate someone you know who works for our community.  Up to 10 people will be recognised annually.

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.

Nomination forms are available from my office or online here and must be submitted by Friday 10 December 2021.

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 Wednesday 26 January 2022 at the Australia Day Pool Party, Oxley Bowls Club, Englefield Road, Oxley.