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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.

 

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.

I would encourage you to contact the Lord Mayor to voice your concerns via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07 3403 4400.

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. 

If you would like to discuss how you can get involved, or learn more about the Community Connection and Belonging Project please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0428 960 676. 

The Community Connection and Belonging Project is a partnership between Annerley Baptist Church and Community Plus+ and is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.  

Community connection and belonging flyer