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Brisbane City Council wishes to advise of landscape work which includes new tree planting and subtropical understorey planting for Ipswich Road, Moorooka between Gaba Tepe Street and Durack Street.  This section will be transformed over the coming weeks with plantings of ground covers, shrubs and trees.

This project is being delivered as part of Council’s commitment to build a better Brisbane by ensuring that our city has the services and  infrastructure required to meet the needs of future generations.
 
500x667 Ipswich Road Moorooka landscape work May
 

NOW OPEN! Enter our Worm Colouring Competition for Moorooka Ward residents of all ages.  Go into the draw to win a Worm Composting Farm complete with worms!  There will also be 10 runner up sour worm confectionary prizes up for grabs!

Entries available in person at our office, via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or download from my facebook page.

Competition closes Wednesday 12 May 2021.  Winner and runners up will be announced Friday 14 May 2021.

To submit your artwork - take a photo or scan your copy and forward to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Winners must be a resident of the Moorooka Ward including the suburbs of Acacia Ridge, Archerfield, Coopers Plains, Moorooka, Nathan, Rocklea, Salisbury, Willawong and parts of Annerley, Durack, Oxley and Tarragindi.

Good luck!

COMPOST REBATE PROGRAM

Did you know composting and worm farming help reduce your household's food and green waste with the upside of being rewarded with valuable compost for your garden?  Right now Brisbane City Council is offering eligible Brisbane residents the opportunity to claim a rebate of up to $70 off the purchase of eligible composting equipment. 

Learn more about Council's Compost Rebate Program here.  Don't forget to scroll down to view the Step by step guide to worm farming video to get you started.

Worms colouring in competition final version

GRACEVILLE - Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub Branch

7am     Community March, assemble at corner Verney Road East and Appel Street 

7:15am     March down Verney Road East onto Oxley Road into Graceville Memorial Park

7:30am     Morning Service at Graceville Memorial Park, 173 Oxley Road, Graceville

 

SALISBURY SERVICE - Salisbury RSL Sub Branch

5am     Dawn Service at Memorial Park, Industries Road, Salisbury (please note no Gunfire Breakfast this year due to COVID)

8am     Morning Service at Memorial Park, Industries Road, Salisbury

 

TARRAGINDI SERVICE - Yeronga Dutton Park RSL Sub Branch

6:30-7am     Dawn Service at Ekibin Memorial Park, Cracknell Road, Tarragindi

 

YERONGA SERVICE - Stephens RSL Sub Branch

7:30am     Morning Service at the Cenotaph in Yeronga Memorial Park, Ipswich Road, Yeronga

 

Please note there will be no service this year due to COVID at the Acacia Ridge War Memorial in Grenier Park, Acacia Ridge.

 

 

I'm pleased to announce that maintenance works to upgrade the Toohey Forest escarpment track are anticipated to start in early April 2021.

Following a review by the joint (State and Council) Speed limit Review Panel, the speed limit along Ipswich Rd between O’Keefe St, Woolloongabba and Cracknell Rd, Annerley will be permanently reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h. The new speed limit will be installed by end March 2021.

Reducing the speed limit along Ipswich Rd through Annerley was just one item on my ten point plan for road safety in Annerley. I am still pushing Council to action the other items in the plan.

10 Point Plan to Improve Road Safety for Ipswich Rd, Annerley

1. Undertake a feasibility study for a tunnel bypass under Ipswich Rd to reclaim surface streets for local traffic movements, better public transport, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure;
2. Reduce the speed limit through Annerley Junction shopping precinct to 40kms;
3. Install flashing school zone signage to protect JPSS children crossing the road;
4. Upgrade the intersection of Ipswich Rd, Venner Rd and Waterton St to include proper signalised turning lanes;
5. Install a green arrow or zebra crossing at the intersection of Ekibin Rd and Ipswich Rd;
6. Undertake a Village Precinct Project in Annerley Junction to improve amenity, safety and revitalise community spaces;
7. Build new footpath, lighting and cycling infrastructure to promote active travel;
8. Deliver better local bus services through Annerley;
9. Deliver the promised Venner Rd Freight Bypass to take trucks off Venner Rd;
10. Deliver traffic calming solutions in Annerley side streets to discourage rat running.

Council will undertake traffic improvement works on Ipswich Road at Longueval Street, Moorooka, commencing Monday 1 March 2021. Works are expected to take approximately four weeks; weather and site conditions permitting.

The following improvements will be undertaken:
• Extending the right turn lane from Ipswich Road into Longueval Street, to improve vehicles storage lengths
• Reconstructing the existing traffic median on Ipswich Road to accommodate the extended right turn lane
• Line marking

Works will be undertaken weekdays between 7am and 5pm, with the possibility of weekend work.

“This is great news for motorists who regularly travel through this stretch by reducing travel times, and improving safety for all road users,” Cr Griffiths said.

This project is funded by the Queensland Government through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS) and Brisbane City Council.

Congestion busting project Ipswich Road at Longueval Street Moorooka map

Clean Up Australia Day 2021

 

 

Get involved this Clean Up Australia Day Sunday 7 March 2021 by registering your own site or joining an existing site in your neighbourhood.

It's a great opportunity to help clean up our local streets, parks and bushland.

Sites already registered within the Moorooka Ward:

Arnwood Street Park, Annerley

Arnwood Place - Sandy Creek, Tarragindi

Moorvale Makeover, Moorooka

Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea

Pegg's Park, Moorooka (Moorooka Greening Group)

Salisbury RSL Memorial Park, Salisbury

Salisbury South, Salisbury

Visit Clean Up Australia Day to find out more.