After receiving a numerous complaints about speed and pedestrian safety along Beaudesert Road through the Moorooka Shopping Precinct; I have arranged for the installation of two 'Slow Down" LED Road signs.
One will be placed on the footpath outside 120 Beaudesert Road and one on the adjacent road island.
These signs will operate 24 hours a day and the installation of both signs is expected by mid December 2017.
The aim of the LED program is to reduce the number of accidents and near misses at known accident hotspots through the installation of highly visible LED road signs.
They are designed to activate (light up) when a vehicle is travelling above a pre-determined speed threshold on approach to the hotspot, warning them to slow down.
Their positioning is intended to reduce speed through the shopping precinct as motorists approach the pedestrian crossing near Manmeet's Paradise Memorial.
The proposed upgrade of Tom O'Neil Park (previously known as California Road Park), Oxley, has now commenced.
Works are expected to take three-four weeks; with the playground being available for use before Christmas.
The work will involve removal of the existing swing and the installation of new play equipment including a double swing and basket, double springer and a custom megadeck tower with curved climbing net, with three height slide access.
Rubber matting will be installed under the swings and slide pads.
Softfall will be used to cover the remaining footprint of the play area. The existing concrete perimeter of the play space will be retained - pictures below.
A quote for shade sails has been sought in the 2018/19 budget consideration.
Brisbane City Council's kerbside collection is an annual service across all suburbs to assist you dispose of large household items.
Dates for 2018:
- Rocklea will commence on Monday 5 February
- Moorooka will commence on Monday 12 February
- Nathan and Salisbury will commence on Monday 5 March
- Oxley will commence on Monday 4 June
- Acacia Ridge, Archerfield, Coopers Plains, Pallara and Willawong will commence on Monday 11 June
- Durack will commence on Monday 25 June
Check what items are acceptable here.
Did you know that you can also receive free reminders before your kerbside collection by downloading Council's free Brisbane Bin and Recycling App and keep the push notifications enabled.
Final round of grants now open
Council's grants programs provide funding to individuals, local groups and not-for-profit organisations to develop and improve services for residents of all ages to enjoy. The grants listed below will help you find the most suitable grant program for you or your organisation.
Community organisations can apply for funds for projects or services that respond to the housing and social needs of homeless people, or those living in social housing in Brisbane's inner-north. Funding amounts range between $2000 and $10,000.
Applications are open now and close Monday 12 February 2018.
Local non-profit community groups can apply for funding for projects to increase participation in community sport, recreation and physical activity in Brisbane. Funding amounts range between $5000 and $20,000.
Applications are now open and close Monday 26 February 2018.
This program supports artists, arts workers and producers who live and work in Brisbane. Grants of up to $10,000 are available.
Applications are now open and close on Monday 29 January 2018.
Young and emerging Brisbane artists and arts workers between 17 and 30 can apply for funding up to $20,000 for national or international training and development programs.
Applications are now open and close on Monday 29 January 2018.
This program offers three $10,000 grants for individuals, organisations and small businesses who wish to realise their creative, unique and innovative ideas within the creative sector.
Applications are now open and close on Monday 19 February 2018.
For further information on any of these grants, visit Council's website or phone Council on 3403 8888.
Brisbane City Council will be undertaking investigation works in the area surrounding the Oxley Road and Oxley Station Road intersection in Oxley, from mid September 2017.
Important information from the Department of Transport and Main Roads regarding the commencement of the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Rocklea to Darra - Stage 1 project in late October:
Important information from the Department of Transport and Main Roads regarding the permanent closure of the Donaldson Road exit ramp on the Ipswich Motorway:
Council is establishing a Community Composting Hub at the Koala Park Community Garden.
Anyone can get involved by bringing their kitchen scraps to the Koala Park Community Garden!
The Welcome and Information Day is planned for Sunday 19 November 2017 (10am – 12noon) when Council’s Waste Minimisation Education staff will explain how the new facility works, how to convert kitchen scraps into nutrients for the soil, and the correct means of disposing of organic food waste responsibly.
This facility will be for recycling fruit and vegetable scraps only.
Participants can register online now here. By registering, residents can choose to receive a free kitchen caddy (7lt with lid) for storing and transporting waste. These caddies can be collected from the Moorooka Ward Office after registration.
The Hub will consist of at least 3 large 220lt composting bins. These will be managed by the Koala Park Community Garden volunteers with dry leaf matter available for layering.
The Welcome Day is a FREE event with composting and worm farm displays, free kids activities, and light refreshments provided. You can also register on the day for a free kitchen caddy.
It is intended to encourage residents to incorporate composting as part of their daily routine, thereby reducing greenhouse gases and waste to landfill. NO bookings are required to attend the Welcome Day.
If you require any additional information please visit Community Composting Hubs.
Nominate your primary school for Council's 2018 Active School Travel Program
Do you want active and healthy students ready to learn, less traffic at the school gate and stronger school communities?
Apply for the 2018 Active School Travel program.
Help make your school a safer place and develop street-smart kids by swapping the car for:
• public transport
• car pooling.
Primary schools that successfully apply to be part of the Active School Travel program will receive a comprehensive range of FREE resources and workshops 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 2018 intake.
Places are limited and nominations will close on Friday 1 September.
Visit Council’s website (www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/activeschooltravel) or call Council’s Contact Centre on 3403 8888 for more information.
I am pleased to advise that Brisbane City Council has bowed to residents’ concerns over the proposed development of 'The Village' at the Australian International Islamic College at Durack.
The proposal was to expand the school from 600 to 2000 students, establish a child care centre, mosque, four high-rise residential complexes, 3000sq m of retail space, a medical centre and an aged care facility.
This required significant rezoning of land already zoned for educational purposes.
While I supported the expansion of the school and the addition of the child care centre and mosque in line with education use, I strongly opposed the four residential high-rises, the retail space, medical centre and aged care facility.
There has been overwhelming support from the community, locally and across Australia, and this has been reflected in the number of submissions and petitions lodged with Council.
In short, Council has approved the expansion of the school including the child care centre and mosque; has refused the high-rise apartments and have allowed for rezoning of part of the site for a shopping/medical centre along the Inala Avenue frontage with traffic access to that facility. This, in effect, will allow public access.
If you wish to view the application online visit PD Online and enter A004061627 into the application enquiry search.
Thank you for your support in raising issues of concern such as traffic and safety, and working with me to achieve this outcome.
By working together we have prevented a very poor planning outcome by the Lord Mayor and his conservative team.
CR STEVE GRIFFITHS