Council will be installing 'Wildlife Awareness" signage at all official entry nodes into Toohey Forest/Mayne Estate and Wilcox Park.

The signage is to inform park users of the presence of koalas in the reserve and importance of keeping their dogs on leads.

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I recently met with Amit Sharma, and other members of the Punjab community.

We discussed ways to remember his brother, Manmeet Sharma.

A fund has been established to support the family of Manmeet.

To make a donation visit

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Get ready for storm season.

Council's resource recovery centres will be accepting green waste for free this weekend, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2016.

Order your green waste recycling bin by 31 October 2016 and Council will waive the $30 establishment fee.

I have had a few enquiries lately about why Moorooka doesn't have a dog off-leash park.

Over the years we have investigated a number of park areas in Moorooka for a suitable dog park site.

My office has received a number of complaints from concerned motorists about abnormal delays following the activation of the newly installed signals at the roundabout at Oxley and Blunder Rds, Oxley.

I wish to confirm that this intersection is monitored by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR), not Brisbane City Council.

If you wish to report delays, please contact the DTMR Traffic Centre on 13 19 40 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For those residents who have contacted my office, please note I have written to DTMR and reported your concerns.

Congratulations to Moorooka resident, Yvonne Webb, on the launch of her book The Scholar Explorer, at the Coopers Plains Library. A fascinating read.

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The following letter thanks and acknowledges the comments provided by local residents and businesses to my letter dated 25 August, about the development of a Craft Brewery by the Ballistic Beer Co at 59 McCarthy Rd, Salisbury (A004414217).

The letter informs residents about the issues related to the application for the site to produce alcohol so that they can have their say in relation to the impacts from that use.

A separate application has just been lodged regarding using the site as a Cellar Door or Hotel.  Once again, residents will be able to have their say about the use of the facility to serve/sell alcohol.

Unfortunately, residents have been upset after seeing and hearing claims that the brewery and the Cellar Door are a "done deal".

Like any development, it needs to go through a due process so that we can get the best, and fairest, outcome for all involved.

Cr Steve Griffiths