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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.

Exciting news! Construction is underway for the first stage of the Archerfield Wetlands Parkland project as part of the Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan. Works include:
🚴🚶 Construction of a 3m wide shared gravel path through the site between Gleneagles Cres, Oxley and Bowhill Rd, Durack (see map below).
🚧 Construction of four low-level culvert crossings over Blunder and Hanley Creeks.
🌱 New tree planting along the shared path.
Works will take place 6:30am-6:30pm, Monday to Saturday and are due for completion in early 2022. Keep an eye out for the safety fencing and information signage in place around the site.

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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.

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The Moorooka Ward Office is accepting donations for the next Homeless Connect event to be held on Thursday 18 November at the Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills.
Please lend a hand to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in our community. 
Your donation can make a big difference to someone in need.  Please assist by donating:
✅ non-perishable food items (e.g. muesli and snack bars, tuna, soup and instant meals)
✅ toiletries (e.g. shaving cream and shaving blades, deodorant, shower gel and toothbrushes with toothpaste)
Donations can be dropped to my office at 2/122 Beaudesert Road, Moorooka, right up until Friday 5 November 2021.
For more information visit Homeless Connect Donation Drive.
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Wanted active school travellers




Nominate your primary school for Council’s 2022 Active School Travel program
Create a healthy and active school community while improving kids’ road safety skills by applying for the 2022 Active School Travel program today!  The Active School Travel (AST) is Brisbane City Council’s free, three-year program aiming to improve road safety and create active communities.
Help make your school a safer place and develop street-smart kids by encouraging families to swap the car for: 
• walking
• scootering
• cycling
• public transport
• car pooling.
Primary schools joining the Active School Travel program will receive a comprehensive range of free resources and incursions to enable families to leave the car at home and actively travel to and from school.
Since its launch in 2004, the program has helped to swap up to 35% of single-family car trips to and from participating schools for an active and healthy transport alternative.
Principals are encouraged to apply online now for the 2022 intake. Places are limited and nominations will close on Friday 17 September.  Visit Council’s website (www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/activeschooltravel) or call Council’s Contact Centre on 3403 8888 for more information.