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Following the surrender of the lease for the site of the Moorooka Sports and Community Club last year, Council's Community Facilities Team advertised for tenders to be lodged for the site.

Nine tenders were received from not-for-profit organisations wishing to be considered.  Of those, two applicants were short listed for further negotiation regarding their proposals. The details of these agencies are commercial in confidence, both have provided detailed proposals and are very competitive.

The Assessment Panel has requested that they provide additional information to assist with the final decision in March. I have been advised that both proposals have indicated that Futsal will continue at the site, and that they will keep the club accessible to the public.

I am very pleased that this matter is reaching finality and that the decision will soon be made that will see the site rejuvenated and providing valuable services to our local community.

The heavy vehicle ban on Watson Road, Acacia Ridge, put in place from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, has reached the halfway mark and a partial review of its progress is to be undertaken.

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Get involved this Clean Up Australia Day Sunday 1 March 2020.

Visit Clean Up Australia Day to register a clean up site or volunteer to assist a site already registered.

Find a site in our Moorooka Ward area:

Pegg's Park  - Moorooka

Cobden Creek - Moorooka

Kookaburra Park - Rocklea

Oxley Creek Common - Rocklea

 

Brisbane City Council has a wealth of information and services available for Seniors.  If you would like a hard copy of this newsletter, please contact my office via 3403 1730 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will happily mail out a copy.

I have great pleasure in announcing the Moorooka Ward Australia Day Local Hero Awards Recipients for 2020.  Thank you for your selfless contribution to our wider community.

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To view the full details of Council's Approval Package and Decision by Delegate of Council, please search via application number:  A00005209604 on Council’s PD online tool here.

Brisbane City Council's kerbside collection is an annual service across all suburbs to assist residents dispose of large household items.

Schedule for 2020:

  • Monday 10 February - Moorooka and Rocklea
  • Monday 2 March - Nathan, Salisbury and Tarragindi
  • Monday 1 June - Oxley
  • Monday 8 June - Acacia Ridge, Archerfield, Coopers Plains, Willawong
  • Monday 22 June - Durack

Check what items are acceptable here.

You must place your items for collection on the kerbside in front of your property by 6am on the first day of the collection period.

Tip:  Download Council's free Brisbane Bin and Recycling App to receive free reminders about your bin collection days, next kerbside collection service and free tipping days in your area plus learn how to recycle waste more effectively.

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 and must be submitted by Friday 6 December 2019.

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 Sunday 26 January 2020 at the Australia Day Pool Party, Oxley Bowls Club, Englefield Road, Oxley.

SIGN THE PETITION

I am working with local groups to have land at the corner of Beaudesert and Evans Roads, and stretching along Beaudesert Road to Fegen Drive, Moorooka (currently road reserve), officially designated as parkland.

For some time now,  Brisbane City Council has made improvements to this area through regular maintenance, planting of trees and the conversion of part of the site from a dusty car park to a grassed and planted area.

Both the State Government and Brisbane City Council have confirmed that the land is not required for existing or future road reserve. Given the Lord Mayor's objective to enhance Brisbane as a 'clean and green city', I am seeking your support to convince him that this area should be changed from road reserve to parkland.  Having this site designated as parkland will enable the following:

  1. Protection of the land
  2. Allocation of a Park name
  3. Allow funding to be spent on park infrastructure, i.e. a history display

I encourage you to support us by signing and sharing among your networks the ePetition:

https://www.epetitions.brisbane.qld.gov.au/petition/view/pid/758

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