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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).

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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. 

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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.

Pedestrian safety improvements to Ipswich Road and Dudley Street Annerley

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.