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 Councillor Adrian Schrinner's
May 2010 e-News Update
 Chat with the Lord Mayor at Westfield Carindale
Lord Mayor Campbell Newman and Councillor Adrian Schrinner will set up a Mobile Ward Office for shoppers at Westfield Carindale this Saturday, 22 May.

Councillor Newman said the event was a great opportunity for local residents to have their say on issues affecting the local community.

The Mobile Office will be held between 10 am and 12 noon near the food court on the upper level.

Councillor Schrinner said it was great that the Lord Mayor was always willing to set aside time in his busy schedule to visit the local area.

"The Lord Mayor loves chatting to people and is out and about at shopping centres and community events across the city on most weekends," Cr Schrinner said.

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 Opening of Brisbane's First Doggy Theme Park
Local pooches will be given a special treat with the official opening of Brisbane's first themed playground for dogs at Cribb Road, Carindale.

Councillor Adrian Schrinner said the special equipment would serve as a custom-made obstacle course for dogs and included a range of unique features such as:

  • Dog agility walk involving raised paw-shaped step pads
  • 1.8m long bone-shaped balance beam
  • 6 bone-shaped weave poles (0.9m high)
  • "Burning building" with a window for dogs to jump through
  • Jump walls (set of 3 at different heights)
  • 3.6m dog walk ramp with a tunnel underneath

Cr Schrinner is inviting residents and dog owners to the theme park's official opening on Sunday, 30 May between 9am and 11am.

"This is a very unique dog park, which I know will be very popular with local dog-lovers," he said.

"They say every dog has their day and that day is Sunday 30 May," Cr Schrinner said.

According to Councillor Schrinner, the special themed equipment was manufacturer from recycled plastic here in Southeast Queensland.

"Not only is the theme park great for dogs, it's also great for the environment by making use of recycled materials."

Cr Schrinner said that a number of local dog-related businesses will be setting-up stalls on the day and there'll be a FREE sausage sizzle too.

The Cribb Road Dog Park is located at UBD Map 182, Reference D15.

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Capalaba West suburb Name Change
The suburb of Capalaba West has officially been discontinued and amalgamated with the suburb of Chandler.
Although Capalaba West was located in the City of Brisbane, its name inferred a connection to Capalaba, in the City of Redlands.

“ A number of local residents contacted my office requesting that the name be changed,” Councillor Schrinner said.
"After surveying residents and receiving strong support for the change, I asked the State Government to consider amalgamating Capalaba West with Chandler," he said.

The State Government also initiated their own consultation process and no objections to the change were received.

Copies of the updated map of the suburb of Chandler can be obtained by clicking here or by phoning (07) 3406 2546.
 Council Invests to Save Koalas
Brisbane City Council has secured another seven hectares of privately owned bushland in Burbank in a bid to help protect Brisbane’s dwindling koala population.

The property situated at 565 Prout Road, Burbank is close to the Leslie Harrison Dam and will become part of a regional wildlife corridor extending from the Bayside Parklands to Daisy Hill State Forest.

Councillor Adrian Schrinner said the Lord Mayor was now more than halfway towards delivering his election promise to buy back 500 hectares of bushland over four years.

“This corridor is all part of Council’s plan to keep Brisbane’s green cover above 40 per cent.” Cr Schrinner said.

So far this financial year, Lord Mayor Campbell Newman has purchased and protected 108 hectares of bush and parkland, including a number of properties in Burbank and Chandler.

Since the Bushland Acquisition Program began, $96 million has been spent across Brisbane saving bushland, including $43 million locally in the Chandler Ward.

The Chandler Ward forms a key part of our city’s green belt and we are continuing to invest in protecting and expanding the network of local conservation parks, Cr Schrinner said.

“Local suburbs like Chandler, Burbank, Gumdale, and Belmont are the green lungs of our city.”

“They help keep our air clean and they provide a home for wildlife such as Koalas, Wallabies and countless other native animals and birds,” he said.

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 Rochedale State School kicks a Golden Boot
Congratulations to Rochedale State School for winning Brisbane City Council’s Active School Travel 'Golden Boot' award in March 2010.

Councillor Adrian Schrinner said the school had the highest active travel participation rate of all schools across Brisbane in March with around 82% of students either walking, riding their bikes, carpooling or catching the bus to school each week.

“Congratulations to the students, their parents and teachers who participated in this wonderful program. There are so many benefits with children learning about road rules and safety as well as encouraging students to be fit and healthy.”

Councillor Schrinner presented Rochedale State School students with the award at a School assembly in April.

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 S.O.S. - Seniors Online Security Seminar
The Carindale PCYC, Queensland Police Service,
SuperGeek and Westpac Bank
cordially invites senior citizens to attend

a FREE information session on improving your knowledge,
skills and confidence when using the Internet.

Wednesday 26th May 2010, 9am - 12pm,

Carina Leagues Club, Creek Rd & Stanley Rd, Carina, 4152.

Presentations by:

Detective Senior Constable Graeme Edwards,
Qld Police Service, Fraud Squad.

Dr. Cassandra Cross,
Qld Police Service, Research Analyst, Crime Prevention Unit.

Ms. Melissa Clarke,
Bank Manager, Westpac Bank, Carindale.

Mr. Chris Moffat,
Director, SuperGeek.

Morning Tea will be provided.

To register your bookings please contact the
Carindale PCYC on (07) 3324 9652.

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 St John's Carindale Get "Kitted Up"
St John’s Ambulance Carindale Division recently purchased 12 new fully equipped first aid bags with the assistance of a grant from the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund and Councillor Adrian Schrinner.

The first aid kids will be available for members of St John’s Ambulance to use at community events in the local area.

The 12 additional kits bring a much-needed boost to the supply as previously one large kit had to be shared amongst all community events.

“I was delighted to support this request from St John’s Carindale and I hope the kits will help save lives,” Councillor Schrinner said.

“I would like to congratulate St John’s Ambulance Carindale on receiving the funds for this extremely worthwhile initiative and thank them for their valuable contribution to our local community,” he said.

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 Works bridge gap in Bulima Creek Bikeway
Lord Mayor Campbell Newman continues to bridge the gaps in the Bulimba Creek Bikeway network, with work now underway on the two new creek crossings at Carindale.

Local Councillor Adrian Schrinner said Council was building a new 650 metre shared pathway and two bridges linking an existing bikepath in Edwards Park (adjacent to Piccadilly Place) to Scrub Road.

He said the Piccadilly Place pathway had for a long time been cut off by Bulimba Creek, however local residents would now be able to ride straight through to Scrub Road via a 56 metre steel bridge and a 13.5 metre culvert crossing across the creek.

It would then link up the back entrance to the Citipointe Christian College, he said.

Cr Schrinner said the $1.85 million Bulimba Creek Bikeway project was part of the Lord Mayor’ s quadrupling of spending on new bikeways to a record $100 million this term.

Cr Schrinner said construction on the bikeway was expected to finish in mid 2010.

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 Calling all Senior Superstars
Age is no barrier when it comes to talent!
Senior Superstars is a talent quest for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, poets, ventriloquists and contortionists aged 50 and over.

Solos, duos, trios, quartets and troupes are encouraged to enter. Both professionals and those who have never been on stage before are welcome to audition.

Details of the nearest Senior Superstars heat, a concert open to the public, are:

When:      2.00pm on Sunday 4 July, 2010

Where:  Coopraroo RSL Club,
                45 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo.

To register your interest, please call Council on (07) 3403 8888.

For further details click here to visit the Senior Superstar website.