The Archerfield Speedway has operated in the area since 1978. During this time Council has sought to work with the owners and operators of the Speedway to ensure it operates in accordance with its approval requirements. These are designed to ensure it operates safely and does so with the amenity of both residents and users in mind.
There have been increasing complaints coming from residents concerning noise and odour from the Archerfield Drift Park. These have been forwarded to Council for investigation and the appropriate action taken to fix these issues e.g. ensuring the Archerfield Speedway operates during its defined hours.
I have since learned that the Brisbane City Council is proposing to cease all drifting activities at the Drift Park. I have written to the Lord Mayor seeking a briefing regarding this matter. Rest assured I will advise when this briefing has been received.
I have also been speaking with Drift Park users and they are concerned that they will have nowhere local to go; that it will mean more hooning on our local streets; and that there will be numerous negative effects to people’s livelihoods both mentally and financially, with the potential closure of the Drift Park.
The Community Connection & Belonging Project is a new initiative in Annerley and surrounding suburbs, which aims to link community members through social connection. You are invited to make a difference in your community, by volunteering to connect with people experiencing housing insecurity, homelessness and social isolation.
You can help by:
- Attending a Community Meal or helping to make the meal.
- Offering companionship & share common interests with other community members.
- Offering to assist people fill out forms & make phone calls/emails.
- Connecting us with others who may be interested in getting involved.
The project will offer ongoing training & support and you can offer as little as 2 hours of your time per month or you can make a larger commitment depending on your availability.
The Community Connection and Belonging Project is a partnership between Annerley Baptist Church and Community Plus+ and is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.
Great news! Council has allocated funding towards the delivery of 100 Speed Awareness Monitors (SAMs) at schools over the next four years. SAMs promote speed awareness and encourage safe driving in our neighbourhood.
I am pleased to advise that Watson Road State School will have the permanent installation of two signs both northbound and southbound, along Watson Road, Acacia Ridge. These works are scheduled for completion prior to the commencement of the new school year in 2021 (construction is dependent on inclement weather and unforeseen circumstances).
We love our native wildlife that's why its important to drive carefully on our local roads.
Council has recently installed new Wildlife Awareness Monitors (WAMs) along Orange Grove Road, Salisbury (both south and northbound).
These LED signs alert drivers to the potential presence of wildlife on our roads, in addition to detecting a driver’s speed as they approach.
A green smiling koala face will display when a driver is travelling at or below the posted speed limit. A red ‘slow down’ message will display if the driver is travelling above the speed limit.
So please remember to slow down on our roads and help reduce road kill.
The Brisbane Carbon Challenge is a Council initiative delivered in partnership with CitySmart to raise awareness of the Brisbane Vision target to reduce household carbon emissions to six tonnes on average by 2031.
Brisbane City Council is supporting residents by providing resources, programs and learning opportunities to help residents understand and reduce their household carbon emissions and bills.
Use the Brisbane Carbon Challenge calculator to estimate your household's carbon footprint and receive tips on how to reduce it and save money at the same time.
Take the challenge today, visit: https://www.brisbanecarbonchallenge.com.au
Brisbane City Council is driving suburban economic vitality by helping businesses and property owners to upgrade their shopfronts.
The Suburban Shopfront Improvement Grant program provides $50,000 per annum over four years to assist property owners and tenants of shopfronts to refresh the facade of their shop, to improve its appeal to customers and contribute to the character of the local area.
These grants are co-funded between the applicant and Brisbane City Council, meaning that for every dollar requested from Council, the Applicant must have an equal dollar amount (or more) to put toward the project.
Applications are now open and close Wednesday 23 December 2020.
To learn more and apply online, please visit https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/business-in-brisbane/business-opportunities/suburban-shopfront-improvement-grants
For more information about this grant, please contact Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).
HAVE YOUR SAY
Brisbane City Council has developed a draft concept plan for the Mortimer Road Park Sport and Recreation Precinct, to guide its management and protection into the future.
The Mortimer Road Park Sport and Recreation Precinct is a valuable community space and home to a range of sporting, recreation and community activities.
The precinct has a long sporting history, with the site being used for soccer, rugby league and lawn bowls, delivered by the Souths Sports Club, Acacia Ridge Football Club and the Spanish Centre. It also features a playground and a dog off-leash area with shelters and seating.
View the draft concept plan below and then have your say by completing the online survey before Sunday 25 October 2020. The survey is open from 28 September to 25 October 2020 and will take approximately five minutes to complete.
Visit 'Mortimer Road Park Sport and Recreation Precinct' for more information, to view the plan in full and to access the online survey.
Council is planning to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Ipswich Road and Dudley Street, Annerley. This intersection was identified as part of the Move Safe Brisbane Citywide Pedestrian Safety Review which was undertaken for Ipswich Road, Annerley.
The Pedestrian Safety Review Report revealed that vehicles were queuing through the intersection in peak periods, which resulted in vehicles having to drive through the pedestrian crossing phase to clear the intersection. This posed a safety hazard, especially to vulnerable pedestrians (e.g. students and the elderly), as it required pedestrians to weave through queuing vehicles on the pedestrian cross walk.
The report recommended that a Yellow Box treatment be installed at the intersection. Yellow Box treatment is a pavement marking consisting of a marked yellow box around the extents of an intersection, with a single cross connecting the corners.
Installation of the yellow box pavement marking is used to deter drivers from queuing across the pedestrian crossing, leaving a clear and safe walkway for better pedestrian safety.
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