27 May, 2014
For all our keen recyclers - please note that there have been some changes in the type of bottles which the Kingfisher Recycling Centre on Dorville Road, Carseldine can accept. This is due to changes in the costs with glass recycling. They are now no longer accepting beer bottles. They can still accept jars, wine bottles, 750ml crown top beer bottles and spirit bottles.
Work will be done early on Monday 2 June to remove the trees in the garden between the car park and library at the Bracken Ridge neighbourhood centre. This is in preparation for the construction of a retaining wall next financial year. The car park will be closed off for safety reasons from in front of the speed bump/crossing, which will leave only the first 3 spaces on each side available then.
Hays Inlet Festival runs for a week from Friday 30 May to Thursday 5 June. The Hays Inlet catchment is home to a wide variety of birds and animals. A number of the event activities are in Bald Hills, starting at the Deep Water Bend boat ramp, Wyampa Road:
Canoe Adventure Tour: Winged Wildlife Connections at 8.30am, Saturday 31 MayCatchment Clean Up of Tinchi Tamba Wetlands at 1pm, Saturday 31 MayBird Walk at Tinchi Tamba Wetlands at 9am, Saturday 7 JuneCanoeing the Eagle Trail at 10.30am, Sunday 8 June
Please see the Hays Inlet Festival website http://haysinlet.com.au/program/ for further details or drop into my office for a brochure.
Over the coming weeks, weather permitting, Brisbane City Council will be constructing a concrete footpath on the western side of Randwick Street, Bracken Ridge. The work will take place over two weeks at the last week of May from Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 3.30pm.
Last year Birds Queensland received a Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environment grant. They have reprinted their Bird Places of Brisbane brochure. I have some available from my office. The brochures, which feature local bird places such as Tinchi Tamba Wetlands, Canterbury park and Barungwarra Bushland Reserve, are also available online: www.birdsqueensland.org.au.
‘Worm farms and composting’ on Saturday 31 May 10.30-11.30am at the Bracken Ridge library. Recycle your household waste by using worm farms, composting techniques and bokashi buckets. Find out how to reduce your carbon footprint and create your very own garden fertiliser. Please phone the library on 3667 6060 to reserve your place.
Council is currently conducting a twelve week project involving a team of trained Recycling Advisors who are doorknocking residences across Brisbane to talk to residents about the ‘dos and don’ts’ of recycling. The aim is to increase recycling yields and reduce contamination in the recycling system. If you would like a copy of the Brisbane's Best Recycling Guide for Households please call Council on 3403 8888 or pick one up from my office.
Get involved in Council’s “Eyes in the Suburbs” promotion which is continuing this financial year. Brisbane residents who report certain maintenance issues to Council property will go in the draw to win one of ten $100 monthly cash prizes. Last year we had a local winner, so I encourage everyone to report any relevant Council issues to be automatically eligible. Entrants must lodge a request with Brisbane City Council for maintenance or repair to Council property - for example, potholes on Council roads, grass cutting on Council land, graffiti on Council property either by phoning 3403 8888, submitting a request online at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au, or sending an MMS/SMS to 0429 234 948.
A limited number of 40km/hr wheelie bin stickers are available from the Bracken Ridge Ward Office at no cost to residents – they have been funded through the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund. Please come to my office (77 Bracken St, Bracken Ridge) to collect a sticker if you are interested in having one for your wheelie bin. These stickers are made of reflective material so they are also visible at night.
Reflective house numbers are available for free from my office for residents. They are white reflective paint on a black background - approximately 80 x 55mm and can be screwed onto letterboxes. Having a clearly visible house number at your property can greatly assist in taking the guesswork out of finding an address, especially at night – ideal for helping emergency services such as the police (also visitors, taxis and deliveries) find residents’ homes.