19 August, 2013
Council's green waste bins are very popular on Brisbane's northside. Below are the numbers of bins as at mid August 2013.
Bald Hills: 497
Bracken Ridge: 1,058
Bridgeman Downs: 553
15 January, 2013
The Suburban Storm Troops street clean up competition aims to encourage all South East Queensland residents to rally together with their neighbours to get all backyards in their street ready for storm season. All entrants will go in the running to win some great prizes.
Residents have until 10am, 7 September 2011 to enter the competition.
23 April, 2012
For years the former Labor State Government refused to fund the crossing’s upgrade, saying there was no money until at least 2015/16. This was later pushed out until at least 2020 by the former Bligh Government.
This was despite the Newman/Quirk administration promising to more-than-triple Council’s contribution from the traditional 15 per cent to 50 per cent.
Cr Cooper said she and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk began lobbying Mr Newman the minute he announced his tilt for Premier in March 2011 and he listened, making a commitment just weeks later to partner 50-50 with council in his first term if elected Premier.
Cr Cooper said she had since received confirmation from Mr Newman that he would be honouring his commitment following the election of his Government.
“Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and I have lobbied hard get this project underway which is why I’m thrilled to tell residents the Premier himself has reconfirmed that work will start this term,” Cr Cooper said.
“Campbell Newman, Graham Quirk and I have always been committed to seeing this dangerous rail crossing upgraded and we’ve continued to work hard planning this project so it was ready to go if and when funding arrived.
“We’ve never lost sight of delivering this important upgrade to the local community and now with this commitment by the LNP State Government residents can rest assured it will be delivered much sooner.
“The delivery of this vital safety upgrade of the Telegraph Rd rail crossing is another example of how Campbell Newman and Graham Quirk are getting things done for Brisbane.”
Premier Campbell Newman said the Telegraph Road crossing in Bracken Ridge was another casualty of Labor’s legacy of neglect and now that he was the Premier he would make this project happen.
“I said if I became Premier I would fund half of this project with council and start construction in my first term and I’m committed to delivering on this promise,” Mr Newman said.
“Graham Quirk, Amanda Cooper and I have campaigned tirelessly for this project to be delivered over the years, even offering to more-than-triple Council’s contribution when the previous Labor Government refused to come to the table.
“Now that I am Premier I will see that this project is delivered sooner rather than later.”
The Telegraph Road open level crossing project involves constructing a road over the railway line with a connection at Linkfield and Lacey Roads, and the realignment of Telegraph Road in the section before the Norris Road intersection.
Cr Cooper said $2.5 million had already been spent on design work and feasibility studies.
This commitment will also include the Robinson Road crossing at Geebung which local councillor Fiona King (Marchant Ward) has also actively campaigned for.
Historically, Council is required to contribute 15 per cent to open level crossing replacement projects, with the State Government and Queensland Rail funding the remaining 85 per cent.
07 October, 2011
Brisbane City Council, RACQ and the State Government have identified this level crossing as one of Queensland’s worst. Council has plans to eliminate the rail crossing over the railway line to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety in the local road network.
The Open Level Crossing Replacement Project involves constructing a road over the railway line with a connection at Linkfield and Lacey roads, and the re-alignment of Telegraph Road in the section before Norris Road intersection.
In a bid to gain State Government’s support in 2009, former Lord Mayor Campbell Newman submitted a business case requiring State Government to only fund 50% of the cost - unfortunately they failed to act.
As Councillor of the Bracken Ridge Ward I would like your support to urge the Queensland Government to urgently provide funding for this upgrade.
To show your support, please see below the link to the Queensland Parliament website to sign the e-petition, then click on petition number 1777-11.
22 August, 2011
About the project
The Norris Road intersection improvements at Bracken Ridge Plaza will include:
- reconstructing the current Norris Road driveway to form a ‘T’ intersection
- installing traffic lights with pedestrian crossings extending the right turn pocket on Norris Road into the shopping centre
- drainage works
- kerb and channel works
- footpath and landscaping works
The Norris Road intersection improvements for Bracken Ridge Plaza will improve traffic flow and safety for pedestrians, cyclists and road users by providing improved traffic signals and crossing opportunities.
Impacts durcing construction
The project team has now finalised construction timing. Works will begin the week beginning Monday 22 August 2011. The project is expected to take approximately 10 weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Works will generally occur between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday however some night work will be required. Council is committed to keeping local residents informed of construction activity in their area and will provide advance notification of activities likely to cause disruption during the construction period.
Major lane closures will be undertaken outside of peak traffic times however some delays may still be experienced.
Temporary access changes will be made to the Bracken Ridge Plaza driveway on Norris Road during the works. Access to the shopping precinct for all road users will be maintained at all times.
Several shopping centre car park spaces will be removed temporarily to allow the construction works to occur.
14 January, 2011
Download the registration form and print the relevant page for your preferred day. And don't forget to bring ID.
Clean-up assembly point locations and transport:
* Doomben Racecourse, Hampden St, Ascot – Main entrance Gate 5.
* Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Melaleuca Drive, Boondall – follow signs to the main foyer.
* Macgregor State High Assembly Hall, parking at Eight Mile Plains bus station or Upper Mt Gravatt park n ride
* Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Rd.
Other volunteers should email their services or phone Volunteering Queensland on 07 3002 7600. You can also register online at www.volunteeringqld.org.au
Please be aware that Volunteering Qld have already received over 11,000 offers for help and will be getting in touch with people as needed. You may not get a response straight away, but help will continue to be needed for a long time.
Owners of plant and equipment who can offer their services should email their contact details through to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Council on 07 3403 8888.
12 January, 2011
11 January, 2011
To report downed trees outside of your property boundary or issues with stormwater drains, contact Council on 3403 8888.
To report fallen powerlines, phone Energex on 13 19 62.
Suburbs likely to be affected by flooding
Fig Tree Pocket
Sandbags are available free of charge at the following locations:
Darra Works Depot, Shamrock Rd, Rocklea
Morningside Works Depot, Redfern Street, Morningside
Newmarket SES Depot, Wilston Rd, Newmarket (in carpark off Erneton Street)
Zillmere Works Depot, Jennings Street, Zillmere
09 December, 2010
07 October, 2010
02 September, 2010
early January 2010, weather permitting.
Construction of the Cabbage Tree Creek bikeway stage 1 will complete an important missing link in the Carseldine and Aspley bicycle network. The project is part of Lord Mayor Campbell Newman’s
commitment to provide $100 million in new bikeway infrastructure over four years.
The project will provide a range of benefits for the local community, including improved access and connections to parks and key destinations in the area for cyclists and pedestrians.
The project will involve:
• installing temporary worker facilities for the duration of construction
• removing vegetation
• constructing a 670 metre long, 3 metre wide shared pathway between Phillip Vaughan Park and Gympie Road
• pathway construction works adjacent to Cabbage Tree Creek
• car park reinstatement works at the Aspley Memorial Bowls Club.
Works will generally be undertaken between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Local residents and businesses will be provided with advance notifications if works are required outside of these hours.
Throughout the project the local community may experience minor noise from construction activities and increased traffic movements in Graham Road and Nemira Street as trucks enter and exit the site.
Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during this work.
If you would like to receive the fortnightly construction update email, or have any questions about this work, please contact the free call information line on 1800 880 314 or email
For information outside of business hours please call Council’s
24 hour contact centre on (07) 3403 8888.
25 June, 2010
infrastructure by 2012 is delivering great results for our local area.
The Cabbage Tree Creek bikeway will be constructed this year at a cost of $1.9 million and will deliver better connections in our cycling network.
This bikeway will provide a safer, off-road path through Philip Vaughan Park and along the northern side of the creek to encourage more healthy and active lifestyles for Brisbane residents.
With the growing number of bikes purchased in our city, it is clear that more Brisbane residents are getting around our city using pedal power.
Last year we delivered two new cycle and pedestrian bridges in Fitzgibbon and Carseldine – and I’m delighted both have proven to be extremely popular with local cyclists and walkers alike.
This year we will be doing more work on the design for a new bridge to link Canterbury Park from Feuerriegel Road, Bald Hills to Strathpine. Work is also continuing on an additional bridge
in Fitzgibbon near Odense Street.
25 February, 2010
The upgrade is being undertaken to improve safety and provide more capacity for vehicles turning from Lacey Road into Beams Road.
The project will involve:
•adding a dedicated left-turn lane from Lacey Road to Beams Road. The left-turn lane will be approximately 100 metres long and will assist in reducing traffic queues along Lacey Road
•installing new kerb and channelling on the western side of Lacey Road
•constructing a concrete footpath on the western side of Lacey Road
•providing turfing and landscaping.
This upgrade will provide an interim improvement until the State Government can advise Council of any plans for a future upgrade to the Gympie Road and Beams Road intersection.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads has advised that traffic signals are not suitable for the Lacey Road and Beams Road intersection due to the close proximity of the signalised intersection at Beams Road and Gympie Road. Having two signalised intersections within such close proximity would cause potential delays and queuing.
Throughout construction some temporary traffic changes will be required to allow the work to be completed. The speed limit through the work area will be reduced to 40km/h and traffic controllers will be onsite to assist motorists and pedestrians as necessary. Motorists should expect some minor delays when travelling through the area.
Standard work hours will be between 7am and 5pm Monday to Saturday and some out of hours work may be required.
Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community during this work. Advance notification of noisy works or major access changes, including driveway disruptions, will be provided to properties within the works area.
If you have any questions about this project or would like more information, please contact our free call information line on 1800 550 712 or email email@example.com. For information outside of business hours please call Council’s 24 hour contact centre on (07) 3403 8888.
24 January, 2010
Cr Amanda Cooper presided over the ceremony and welcomed the 37 new residents from United Kingdom, India, New Zealand, China, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Germany, Taiwan, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, United States and Philippines.
The new Australians were among some 16,000 people who became citizens at more than 300 ceremonies right across the nation this January.
This was the seventh year there has been a community-run Citizenship Ceremony in Bracken Ridge and it was wonderful to see so many countries and cultures moving into the local area.
It is always a memorable day for the new residents, their family and friends, including one of the new citizens cutting a celebration cake.
The Bracken Ridge Lions’ Steam train day is always an important part of the event with new citizens getting a free ride on the miniature trains to celebrate.
25 November, 2009
The upgrade, part of Lord Mayor Campbell Newman’s Road Action Program, includes upgrading Bridgeman Road and Beckett Road (between Linkfield Road and Saturn Crescent) to a four-lane arterial standard road.
Councillor for McDowall Ward, Norm Wyndham said Bridgeman Road was a major link in the northern suburbs and Council was committed to upgrading the current road while maintaining the area’s amenity.
“Bridgeman Downs and the surrounding suburbs are undergoing significant growth and development which needs to be supported by providing a sustainable road network,” Cr Wyndham said.
“This upgrade, which is funded in Council’s 2009/2010 budget, will reduce congestion, improve safety and meet future demands as the area’s population continues to grow.”
Bracken Ridge Councillor, Amanda Cooper, said the project’s first newsletter had recently been distributed to around 5500 residents along the corridor and invited residents to contact Council with any questions.
“The current newsletter focuses on the Bridgeman Road Stage 1 section of the upgrade and includes a concept map showing how Council will link Bridgeman Road through to Linkfield Road by developing the unconstructed section of road north of Beams Road,” Cr Cooper said.
“This will allow motorists to continue directly to Gympie Arterial Road instead of using neighbouring roads like Neville, Roghan and Beams Roads.”
The Road Action Program is an unprecedented infrastructure investment that fast tracks 15 years of road works into just four years.
For more information on the Bridgeman and Beckett Road Corridor Upgrade call the project team on 1800 550 712 (during business hours), call Council on (07) 3403 8888 (24 hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
19 September, 2009
"This project is all about improving facilities for Fitzgibbon, Carseldine and Taigum residents and giving them new recreational or commuting pathways through our local area," she said.
Once complete, the bikeway will ultimately connect McDowall to Taigum via 12 kilometres of continuous, off-road pathways and improve access to the popular Moreton Bay Cycleway.
This project is part of Lord Mayor Campbell Newman's commitment to make Brisbane a more liveable and cycle-friendly city with his $100 million bikeway investment to 2012. The project was a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the State Government to promote healthy and active communities.
In the background is one of two new bridges constructed across Cabbage Tree Creek as part of the link, with a 22 metre single-span steel bridge at Cambridge Crescent and another 24.4 metre structure at Lemke Road
02 September, 2009
GDQ has again appealed to young people to consider a career in guide dog training, following a recent $26,000 recruitment push supported by Brisbane City Council.
Grants provided through the Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund provided vital support in GDQ's ongoing recruitment efforts and in raising awareness about their services.
24 April, 2009