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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 and must be submitted by Friday 6 December 2019.

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 Sunday 26 January 2020 at the Australia Day Pool Party, Oxley Bowls Club, Englefield Road, Oxley.


I am working with local groups to have land at the corner of Beaudesert and Evans Roads, and stretching along Beaudesert Road to Fegen Drive, Moorooka (currently road reserve), officially designated as parkland.

For some time now,  Brisbane City Council has made improvements to this area through regular maintenance, planting of trees and the conversion of part of the site from a dusty car park to a grassed and planted area.

Both the State Government and Brisbane City Council have confirmed that the land is not required for existing or future road reserve. Given the Lord Mayor's objective to enhance Brisbane as a 'clean and green city', I am seeking your support to convince him that this area should be changed from road reserve to parkland.  Having this site designated as parkland will enable the following:

  1. Protection of the land
  2. Allocation of a Park name
  3. Allow funding to be spent on park infrastructure, i.e. a history display

I encourage you to support us by signing and sharing among your networks the ePetition:


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Have your say!

As your local Councillor I'm interested in obtaining your feedback on the proposed playground upgrade at Canfield Street, Nathan, funding for which was provided in this year's budget.

This concept is designed to:

  • meet the needs of children aged 2-12 years
  • packed full of play value and fun, providing imaginative play amongst nooks and crannies at every level
  • includes a combo swing (basket seat) and a 'you and me' parent and child seat for face to face swinging
  • full rubber wear pad provided under the swings, with softfall to all other areas
  • footpath to allow for wheel chair access, with the new playground to be relocated closer to the road and butting up to the pathway
  • bright and colourful play equipment including a play panel including matching pairs of Australian animals, similar to nearby Toohey Forest
  • old playground to be removed with the area rehabilitated with the existing seat to be relocated to the new playground area
  • shade sail to be included in the future funding

Please provide your feedback by close of business Friday 11 October.  This will allow a review of suggestions and the ordering of equipment for installation early in the new year 2020.

Your comments and contributions are most welcome!

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Visit 'Nathan, Salisbury and Moorooka Neighbourhood Plan' to get involved.

Comments required by Sunday 6 October 2019.

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The Archerfield Wetlands draft Precinct Plan has been released for community feedback.

You can have your say on the draft Precinct Plan from Monday 17 June to Monday 15 July 2019.

Have your say by:

  • Visiting oxleycreek.com.au to complete a short survey
  • Attend the Information Kiosk at the Blunder Road Shopping Centre on Saturday 6 July between 9am-12noon (150 Blunder Rd, Oxley)
  • Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Write to Oxley Creek Transformation, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane Qld 4001

On completion of the community engagement period, Oxley Creek Transformation will incorporate the feedback received and finalise the Precinct Plan for release in late-2019.

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I have been in contact with our State Member Mark Bailey MP after residents voiced their concerns with the clearing of land adjoining Toohey Forest.

This land between Griffith University and the South East Freeway is owned by the State Government, Economic Development Queensland. It has significant native vegetation and is a habitat to koalas, and other fauna and flora.

The clearing that is proposed has been approved by Brisbane City Council and is a requirement for a fire management strategy for the site.

Given the significant koala habitat that this site contains, I believe any threat to the existing koala population is unacceptable.  This site needs to be protected and add to Toohey Forest.

I have called on the Lord Mayor and the State Government to negotiate to purchase this important habitat so that it can be added to Toohey Forest which is one of the most significant native forests on the southside of Brisbane.

Your support is needed to sign the ePetition and share among your networks: https://www.epetitions.brisbane.qld.gov.au/petition/view/pid/704