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.




Project update and relevant information for works in Cripps Street, Salisbury being carried out by Queensland Urban Utilites.

Work to upgrade the Salisbury dog park is presently underway.

This will extend the park, create large and small dog parks with improved access and remove / replace the existing turf.  

Soil has been removed, ripping has been undertaken to improve water penetration and growth, new top soil added and new turf planted.

Rejuvenation of the turf has now been competed although the area will remain fenced off for a couple more weeks to allow the turf to establish.

The park is being extended in a southerly direction along Wincott Street to provide more space for larger dogs to run, while a small dog enclosure is being incorporated into an existing area on the north-east side of the park along Evans Road.

Fencing to accomodate these changes are expected to commence in the second week of June.

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I am pleased to advise that construction of the new BBQ will commence this Wednesday 5 April in Russ Hall Park, Ainsworth St frontage, Salisbury.

For the safety of park users, Russ Hall Park will be temporarily fenced off whilst the old BBQ is removed and the power is run to the new BBQ.

We are trying to minimise the disruption to park users, and works should only take one week to complete, weather dependent.

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Weather Update

Please do not drive through flooded roads. Water is moving fast and you do not know what is underneath. #ifitsfloodedforgetit

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has forecast between 200mm and 500mm of rain today, easing tomorrow. Localised flooding in the usual hotspots (parks, roads, and minor creeks) is occuring.

Please remain vigilant and follow the news and social media in case the weather situation deteriorates.

Roads Closed

Several roads are already closed due to flooding in the Moorooka Ward, including:

• Muriel Ave, Rocklea
• Moolabin St, Yeerongpilly
• Blackheath Rd, Corinda
• Pratten St, Corinda
• Melbourne and Inskip Sts, Rocklea
• Allawah St, Yeerongilly
• Cliveden Ave, Corinda at Corinda SHS
• Cliveden Ave, Corinda at Blackheath Rd
• Tramore St, Rocklea
• Marshall Road, Rocklea, between Balham Rd and Goburra St
• Sherwood Road, Moorooka, beneath the rail overpass
• Paradise Road, Larapinta / Willawong, between Radius Drive and Gardens Drive
• Blunder Road, Oxley, at Boundary Road
• Granard Road, Archerfield, between Beaudesert Rd Beatty Rd
• King Avenue, Durack, flooding
• Annerley Road, Dutton Park, at Gladstone Road
• Chale Street, Yeerongpilly, flooding
• Blunder Road, Durack, flooding
• Granard Road, Archerfield, between Beatty Rd and Beaudesert Rd
• De Hayr Street, Rocklea, flooding
• Elmes Road, Rocklea, flooding

Water is across several roads, including:

• Brisbane Corso, Yeronga
• Tramore St, Rocklea
• Princess St, Fairfield
• Oxley Rd - multiple locations
• Fairfield Rd, Yeerongpilly
• Sherwood Rd - multiple locations

A full list of road closures can be found qld traffic.

Creek flooding

Several local creeks are flooding, including:

• Pennywort Creek
• Moolabin Creek
• Rocky Water Holes
• Small Creek
• Stable Swamp Creek

Oxley Creek is very high and these small tributaries are banking back and causing localised flooding to businesses in Yeerongpilly and Rocklea now.

Key numbers for assistance

SES  132 500

BCC  3403 8888  (24/7)

Energex  136 262 (for loss of supply)  131 962 (emergencies)

Queensland Urban Utilities  132 364

Police  000  /  131 444 (policelink)

RACQ  13 19 05


Sandbags are currently available from the following locations:

Darra - 38 Shamrock Road, Darra

Morningside - 9 Redfern Street, Morningside

Newmarket - 66 Wilston Road (in carpark off Erneton Street), Newmarket

Zillmere - 33 Jennings Street, Zillmere

Lota - Herbert Street, Lota

Please be safe everyone, especially on the roads as heavy rain is forecast tonight and tomorrow.


In response to ongoing concerns regarding accidents, near misses and complaints, Council has committed to the installation of highly visible LED road signage on Orange Grove Road at its intersection with Lillian Avenue, Salisbury.

This is part of Council's LED Road Sign Program to improve pedestrian and motorists's safety involving a commitment of $3.24 million over four years for this road safety initiative.

This is fantastic news for the residents of Salisbury and surrounding suburbs as this has been a known hot spot for a number of years.  

The signs are designed so the LEDs activate (light) when a vehicle is travelling above a pre-determined speed threshold on approaching this zone.

If the vehicle is travelling under that threshold, the sign remains inactive.

They are solar powered and will operate 24 hours a day.

If you are concerned about traffic incidents or near-misses in your area, please contact my office on 3403 1730 or write me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to suggest a location for a LED road sign.

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