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.
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.
Recipients will be announced Wednesday 26 January 2022 at the Australia Day Pool Party, Oxley Bowls Club, Englefield Road, Oxley.
Brisbane City Council's Revive Festival 2021 is on this October to celebrate Buy Nothing New month. Celebrating more than just second-hand fashion, Revive is your ticket to reuse, repair and thrift.
Council has a fantastic line-up, two of which are in the Moorooka Ward:
Revive high-end treasure sale:
Date: Wednesday 27 October
Times: from 9am to 12pm, each session is 15mins due to COVID restrictions
Address: Treasure Trove Acacia Ridge, 46 Colebard St, Acacia Ridge
Learn more here at Revive High-end treasure sale
Upcycle Market featuring Revive:
Date & time: Saturday 30 October, from 9am to 1pm
Address: Food Connect Shed, 3/8 Textile Crescent, Salisbury
Learn more here at Upcycle Market
You can check out all of Council's free events, activations and workshops here.
It is with great sadness to announce the recent passing of George McNeill at 90 years of age.
I had the pleasure of getting to know George through his tireless conservation efforts in Russ Hall Park and the Rocky Waterholes Creek Bushcare Group, Salisbury.
George volunteered his time and effort over many years, single handedly planting native trees to assist with the regeneration of the local bushland habitat. Bush care revegetation was his passion and through his efforts, George leaves behind an outstanding legacy of a healthy and thriving wildlife corridor.
I am pleased to announce that we will be honouring George, in conjunction with his family, by planting a kauri pine near the duck pond in Russ Hall Park in the future.