Message From Nicole
Graceville SCIP Complete
Strickland Tce Playground Now Complete
Local Events
RSPCA Cupcake Day 2016
Community Grants Now Open
Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre
Road and Construction Works
Cleaner Communities Brisbane Awards
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Contact the relevant library or
3403 8888.

Babies, Books and Rhymes
Fridays 9.30
Corinda Library

Toddler Time
Wednesdays 9.30
Corinda Library

Children's Storytime
Thursdays 9.30am and Saturday 9.30am
Corinda Library

St Joseph's Fete
9am - 3pm Sunday 17 July
St Joseph's Primary School
28 Clewley St, Corinda

St David's Church Fete
10am - 2pm Saturday 30 July
St David's Anglican Church

eBay and Gumtree Basics
11am - 12 pm Wednesday 20 July
Corinda Library

Meet Jennifer Burge*
10:30 - 11:30am Tuesday 26 July
Join Jennifer as she discusses experiences in writing her books The Devil Wears Clogs and Singapore Salvation
Corinda Library

iPad Apps
11am - 12pm Wednesday 27 July
Corinda Library

Sports for Little Kids
3:30pm - 4:30pm Wednesdays
Our coach will build confidence in sport for 3-5 year olds through learning basic physical skills (throw, catch etc.) while improving their social skills.
Sherwood Arboretum

Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
Not sure what sports club your child should join? Come along and experience a different sport each week.
Sherwood Arboretum

Tabata and Cardio
5:30pm - 6:30pm Wednesdays
Full body workout
Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyon

Tai Chi
8am - 9am Tuesdays
Sherwood Arboretum

Mums Fit Camp
9:30am - 10:30am Wednesdays
Graceville Riverside Parklands

9:30am - 10:30am Thursdays
Sherwood Arboretum

Boxing and Fitness Circuit*
9:30am - 10:30am Wednesdays
Bookings required
Dunlop Park, Corinda

Low Impact Fitness and Pilates*
9:15 - 10:15am Thursdays
Bookings required
Graceville Riverside Parklands

Fitness Circuit
3:30pm - 6:30pm Wednesdays
Sherwood Arboretum

Balance Bikes
9:30am - 10:30am Wednesdays
Children will have fun playing games and doing challenges, all while on two (or three) wheels.
Sherwood Arboretum

Tai Chi
8am Tuesdays
Free except for public and school holidays, which incur a charge of $5
Jollimont St Car Park, Sherwood Arboretum

Graceville Social Soccer
Friday mornings from 6am to 7am
Graceville Memorial Oval
Players of all standards welcome for an easy going kick around (no hard tackles!).
Contact Paul if you would like more information: 0414 228 736

GOLD: Tai Chi
1:30pm - 2:30pm Mondays
Sherwood Neigbourhood Centre

GOLD:Swiss Ball and Pilates
Low intensity, easy workout that includes a mixture of strength, balance and pilates exercises
9:30 - 10:30am Mondays
Chelmer Community Centre 


Nature Babes
0-5yrs Playgroup
9:30am - 11:30am Wednesdays
Benarrawa CDA
79 Waratah Ave, Graceville
Ph: 3379 9925 or email

ACT-ivate Children's Club
3.30pm - 4.30pm Fridays
Juniors (3-5yrs) and Seniors 6-10yrs
Contact 0411 246 487 for more info
Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson

English Classes

Advanced: 10am  -11:30am Tuesdays
Beginner: 10am - 11:30am Thursday
Acacia Ridge Community Centre

Parenting Conversation Corners
1:30 - 2:30pm Thursdays
Indooroopilly Uniting Church

Western Suburbs Asperger Support Group
7pm on the 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month
Jane 0448 909 863
St Matthews Church Hall, Sherwood

Chelmer Speakers Group
Learn to speak in public and enjoy it
Sherwood AFL Club
41 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer Brisbane Qld 4075

Ukulele Community Group
2pm - 4pm Sundays
Ph: Ian on 0439 715 144
Corinda State School

Oxley-Chelmer History Group Meetings 2016
17 June
19 August
16 September
21 October
2 December
RSL rooms, Clewley St, Corinda
Ph: 3379 1967 for more info

Sherwood Senior Citizens' Club
9am-12pm Every Thursday
Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Sherwood Rd and Thallon St, Sherwood

Morning tea at 9am followed by  group meeting and activities
For more information ph: Margaret 0407 075 446

Rotary Club Taylor Bridge
Tuesdays 6:30pm
Corinda State High School
Ph: 3379 2002 for more details.

Chelmer and District Probus Club
9.30am Every fourth Wedneday of month
Corinda Bowls Club, Hall Avenue
3379 7540 for more details

Sherwood Probus Club
Every 3rd Friday of month
Magpies AFL Club
Chelmer St E, Chelmer
3372 7525 for more details

Oxley Creek Common Carers
Tuesdays 7-9am
Volunteer weeding group
Meet at the red shed
Sherwood Rd, Rocklea
Ph 0429 911 555

Gardening Club
10am every second Tuesday
Acacia Ridge Community Centre

Sherwood Arboretum Working Bee
8am - 10am every third Sunday of the month
Joseph Street Garden Shed, Sherwood

Graceville Community Garden
Sundays 7am
Benarrawa Community Centre
79 Waratah Ave, Graceville
Ph: 3379 9925

Hi Everyone

While the weather has turned colder, there is no excuse for sitting at home with a great range of community events and activities on over the next month. Here are just a few: a fete, a street party, a fun run, gardening, birdwatching, a walk for out veterans, a major green festival, the Men's Shed turn's five and more. You can even take a rare behind the scenes tour of the Oxley sewerage plant. It's a bit smelly but fascinating. Check out all the details below.

We are so lucky to live in a diverse and inclusive community, so please come along and try out one of the wonderful events on locally in the next few weeks. I look forward to seeing you there.

Regards Nicole.



After a year of planning and construction, the Graceville Honour Ave SCIP is now complete.

Works included new footpaths, landscaping, pedestrian refuges, history panels, street furniture, seating and very unusual artwork on the corner of Bank Rd and Honour Ave that I suspect will be a talking point for years to come!

I want to thank you for your patience during what has been a difficult build resulting in some disruption to the shopping precinct and surrounding homes. While I do not agree with everything Council has done, it is time to put aside those issues and celebrate the re-launch of our wonderful local shops and services.

The Honour Ave/Bank Rd precinct is a food and entertainment hub in our neighbourhood and we are blessed to have such great local businesses in our area. To keep them we need to support them!

Join me on Sunday, 17 July for a special 'Sunday Lunch' from 12 noon to re-discover all the precinct has to offer. I look forward to seeing you there. 

To all those who signed the petition to improve access and safety to the indented car parking I want to say thank you. While I had hoped Council would widen the indented area, they have widened the bays. This is still a huge improvement and we achieved a great outcome by speaking up as a community.

The handball court is now open at Strickland Tce Park, Sherwood. The upgrade includes a new climbing net for older children, junior fort, slide and climbing  apparatus. Stop by and check it out on your afternoon walk or ride!

St Joseph's Primary School Fete is also on from 9am until 3pm on Sunday 17 July.

Bring your family and friends for a great day filled with stalls, performances and activities along with lots of free events and entertainment. You could also be the lucky winner of a trip to Hamilton Island!

Tickle your tastebuds at the sweets, jam and pickle stall and sample delicious Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese Cuisine! Be entertained by the St Joey's band and choir and performances by the local dance school and karate group. Don't forget the famous Trash and Treasure stall is on again this year.

I look forward to seeing you there for food, rides and fun!


I also look forward to seeing you at the St David's Anglican Church Fete from 10am - 2pm Saturday 30 July for food, rides and fun. Bring your family and friends for a great day filled with stalls, performances and activities.

For more information on how you can contribute, please contact St David's Anglican Church on3379 8894 or visit their website here.


The 2016 Peaks to Points Festival will be held from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 31 July. This year the Festival Family Day will be held on Sunday 31 July at the Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Road, Rocklea. If you would like to organise an event in your area or advertise an existing event or activity, contact OCCA by email or phone 3345 5541.

Go to the website here to find out about some of the activities that will be on offer.

Witness the Restoration of Pennyworth Creek
6:30 to 9:30am, Saturday 16 July
George Scarlett Park, Pratten St between Cliveden Ave and Brushbox Place, Corinda

Celebrate our Environment at Festival Family Day
10am to 4pm, Sunday 31 July
Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Road, Rocklea

Learn about Restoration Activities at Three Brisbane Sites
9am to 12pm, Monday 18 July
Richlands Park, corner of Pratten and Deniven Sts, Corinda

Your Sewerage - See Where it Ends Up
9:30am - 12pm, Wednesday 20 July
Oxley Sewerage Treatment Plant
Bus picks up and drops off at Corinda Railway Station, Browne St, Corinda

Explore one of Brisbane's Best Biridng Spots
7:30 -11am, Saturday 23 July
Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Rd, Rocklea

Celebrate with the Oxley Community Men's Shed
10am - 1 pm, Saturday 23 July
St John's Oxley Community Men's Shed, 18 California Rd, oxley

Kick Back at a Family Picnic in the Park
3 - 4:30pm, Saturday 23 July
Strickland Tce Park, Sherwood

Help with Creek Restoration at Corinda
9am - 12pm, Saturday 30 July
Benarrawa Park, Gray Ave, Corinda


Sherwood Arboretum Bird Walk

One of Australia's leading ecologists, Professor Hugh Possingham of The University of Queensland, will introduce you to the Arboretum's stunning birdlife at 7.00am on Sunday 17 July, starting at the Jolimont Street entry.

The Arboretum offers an ideal home for birdlife thanks to its well-protected wetlands, a collection of more than 1000 Australian native trees and the important 'wildlife corridor' of the Brisbane River at the front door.

Sunday's walk will finish with a relaxing morning tea by the river. The cost of just $5.00 for adults for morning tea helps support the voluntary work of the Friends of Sherwood Arboretum Association.
Please remember to RSVP by Wednesday 13 July by calling 3278 6525 or by emailing


Sherwood Indooroopilly RSL STOMP

The Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL STOMP Challenge Brisbane on 24 JULY 2016 will see you and your teams walk from ANZAC Square in Brisbane City to the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Club. The 17.7km trek via the banks of the Brisbane river, the University of Queensland, the St.Lucia Golf Course and along Honour Avenue and Brisbane suburbs pathways will depart from 6:30am and commemorate the WW1 Queenslander Soldiers and Whiskey Wish. 

Participants are also invited to join the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Club for refreshments on completion of the event.











Come along to Hyde Road Dog Park, Yeronga on August 14 from 9am - 2pm for endless cupcakes, as well as a dog wash, sausage sizzle, raffles, coffee and more!

Every year, the hardy volunteers from the Fehlberg Puppy Park organise a fantatsic event that raises thousands of dollars for the RSPCA. Come along and help them raise vital funding for the RSPCA's operations. 

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is all about baking, eating and, most importantly, fundraising for animals in need. When you put on your apron and whip out that mixing bowl, you are helping to ensure animals across Australia are treated with dignity and love. Who would've known the humble cupcake could transform lives?

Bakers needed! This year, the Hyde Road Dog Park Group have a goal of 3,500 cupcakes! If you'd like to help out, please email


There are a range of Council grants programs opening in the coming months for schools, community and sporting groups. Grants range from $250 to $50,000. The grant programs now open are:

  • Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program - supports projects that improve access and inclusion for those with a disability or  impairment, seniors, and parents with young children.
  • Community Support Funding Program - offers financial assistance to community groups facing financial hardships and providers of affordable housing.

For an overview of all the community grant programs offered by Council, please visit the Council website here.

If you need a letter of support for your grant application do not hesitate to contact my office via email here or telephone 3403 8605 and I would be happy to assist.

If you would like to be notified about opening dates of the next grant rounds, you can register your contact details online with My Community Directory. Click the 'join for free' button and follow the prompts. Council will access this data to email community organisations when appropriate grant programs open for application.


Brisbane City Council has recently opened a new environment discovery centre in Karawatha Forest Park. The Discovery Centre uses fun and enjoyable interactive experiences and activities to help educate both children and adults on sustainability, local wildlife and vegetation, and the beauty of our natural environment.

The Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre includes activities such as:

  • family adventure walks
  • craft activities
  • a sculptural forest discovery area
  • a night-time audio visual experience room
  • a virtual reality experience, which gives you a bird's-eye view of Karawatha Forest
  • Queensland's first nature play space which includes water play, climbing features, discovery trails and sculptural artworks
  • sheltered picnic tables and free double-plate electric barbeques

The centre is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm and is free entry. 

For more information on the Centre or to book your place in activities, please visit Council's website here.

Please take note of the following closures and construction works:


Cliveden Ave, Oxley
26/07/16 - 02/08/16
Between no. 372 and 410


From early June, Energex began installing underground cable between the Tennyson and Sherwood substations as part of works to upgrade the network. This will continue to require some road work and possible delays along King Arthur Terrace, Camelot Street, Vivian Street, Plumer Street and Lockwood Street.

Residents can expect traffic control around work areas, large machinery operation, intermittent higher noise levels and minor trenching works around joint bays. 
The majority of works will be conducted between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. However, occasional weekend work will be required. 
While some disruptions are expected, your cooperation and understanding during these necessary works are appreciated.
The works are due to be completed in late 2016. For more information, visit the Energex website here.

In the coming weeks, the following construction works can be expected on and around the Graceville Station:
  • further underground service relocations
  • additional temporary lighting installations
  • preliminary foundation works for new lift shafts
  • temporary removal of some furniture, lighting and signage on platforms 3 and 4 to prepare for lift shaft works. 

Customers and residents may experience noise from heavy machinery, use of reversing beepers, changed traffic and parking conditions, mobile lighting towers, increased vehicle movement, and temporary changes to access paths throughout the station precinct. Residents will be given advanced notice of construction activities likely to cause impacts. 

I understand that there are impacts associated with this work and appreciate your patience and understanding during this important and much-needed upgrade. 


Nominations are now open for the Cleaner Communities Brisbane Awards, which reward individuals, community groups, businesses, workplaces and schools for their contributions in the areas of litter prevention, waste management and resource recovery, creek catchment health and Adopt-a-Spot. 

If you know of anyone who helps contribute to a cleaner City, please nominate them before Friday 15 July 2016. All those nominated are invited to attend the awards ceremony in October at which the winners will be announced.