15 June, 2015
Council’s Cooyar Street shared pathway project starts mid-June. It will provide safer connections for pedestrians and cyclists to access businesses and shops on Gympie Road as well as local schools. The project will involve installing a 3m wide pathway on Zillmere Road from the signalised pedestrian crossing at Aspley State High School to Fred Campbell Park and through to Cooyar Street. A traffic island at the corner of Hutton Road and Zillmere Road will also be installed.
The popular musical, Oliver, is coming to Bracken Ridge this month. JAFA (Joseph and Anthony Fellowship of the Arts) and the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra will bring the show to life. There will be six performances across the last two weekends in June, including two matinee performances. Tickets are on sale at www.trybooking.com/HCZE or by phone: 0431 950 153. Ticket prices are $15 Adult and $10 Student/concession. Venue: Fr Bernie Costigan Centre, St Joseph's School, 30 Eldorado St, Bracken Ridge.
Parking in the Bracken Ridge Library car park is at a reduced capacity while upgrade work is being undertaken. To facilitate the construction of the upgraded car park entry/exit area, the entire car park will be closed from Tuesday 23 June to Sunday 28 June. Signage will be put up at the entry to the car park beforehand.
I would like to urge residents to help keep our suburbs tidy as litter can end up in storm water drains, and ultimately block stormwater pipes. There are free reusable litter bags and copies of the ‘Little Book of Litter’ which you are welcome to come and collect from my ward office. There are number of ways we can all help to reduce litter, such as using bins properly, stubbing out cigarettes and putting them in the bin, encouraging our children not to litter and taking a litterbag on car trips.
The next Bracken Ridge and Central Lions’ Train Day at McPherson Park (off Denham St -UBD map ref 110 E6) is on 28 June from 9:30am to 2:30pm, featuring the lively sounds of the South East Queensland Symphonic Wind Band from 11am-12 noon. Give the kids a treat with a ride on a real steam train. A fun-filled family day with food, plant stalls and the Choo Choo Kids Markets.
Council has recently been carrying out remediation work in Barrett Street Reserve. We are now waiting for the turf to establish itself and develop its root system. The large mango tree and mulched section around the tree will then be excluded from the off leash area and the grooming table will be moved out to under another tree within the off leash area.
Get involved in Council’s “Eyes in the Suburbs” promotion. Brisbane residents who report certain maintenance issues to Council property will go in the draw to win one of ten $100 monthly cash prizes. 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.
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.