Message From Nicole
Yeronga Bowls Club Sold for Development
Clifton Hill Peace Park Playground
Yeronga District Resident's Association Community Forum
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Babies, Books and Rhymes
Mondays 11.30am
Annerley Library

Wednesdays 11am
Fairfield Library

Toddler Time
Mondays 10am
Annerley Library

Wednesdays 11am
Fairfield Library

Children's Storytime
Tuesdays 10am
Annerley Library

Fridays 11am
Fairfield Library

Internet Safety and Security*
10 - 11am Friday 19 July
Annerley Library

One Million Stars to End Violence: Weaving Workshop*
3:30 - 4:30pm Thursday 21 July 
Bookings essential
Fairfield Library

Evening Book Club
6 -7pm Thursday 21 July
Fairfield Library

Pinterest Basics*
Basic computer skills, internet skills and an email account required. Bookings essential.
1 - 2pm Friday 22 July
Fairfield Library

Literary event: Crime in a Cold Climate*
10:30 - 11:30am Saturday 23 July
Annerley Library

Book Chat
For July, read The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. New members welcome.
1 - 2pm Wednesday 27 July
Fairfield Library

Beatrix Potter's 150th Birthday*
9:30 - 10:15am Saturday 30 July
Share in the fun and games celebrating Beatrix Potter's beloved characters. Ideal for children aged 4-8. 
Annerley Library

Email Basics*
1:30 - 3pm Monday 1 August
Annerley Library

Computer Basics*
Computers provided. Bookings essential.

1 - 2:30pm Friday 5 August
Fairfield Library

1:30 -3pm Monday 8 August
Annerley Library

Internet Basics*
Basic computer skills are required. Bookings essential.
1 - 2:30pm Friday 12 August
Fairfield Library

Enid Blyton's Absolutely Smashing Day of Adventure*
Celebrate one of the world's most beloved children's writers, Enid Blyton, with a variety of adventure-inspired games and activities. Ideal for children aged 8-11 years.  Bookings essential.
3:30 - 4:30pm Friday 12 August
Annerley Library

Roses: Cultivation and Care
Learn cultivation techniques for roses in the garden and as potted features. Bookings essential.
10am -12:30pm Saturday 13 August
Fairfield Library

Crochet a Cactus*
Learn basic crochet stitches to make a very cool cactus. No prior experience necessary. Bookings essential.
10:30am - 12pm Saturday 13 August
Annerley Library

Seniors Week: The Science Behind Brain Training
Join this interactive session to discover amazing brain facts and learn where to find information about brain health. Bring your own device. Bookings essential.
1:30 -3pm Monday 15 August
Annerley Library

Email Basics*
Basic computer and internet skills required. Bookings essential.
1 - 2pm Friday 19 August
Fairfield Library

Create your own Australia: Story Country Book
During this workshop, participants will celebrate the theme of Children's Book Week by designing their own book using their imagination to write and draw a creative story. Ideal for children aged 9-12 years. Bookings essential.
4 - 5pm Thursday 25 August
Fairfield Library

iPad Basics*
Bring your own iPad. Bookings essential.

1 - 2:30pm Friday 2 September
Fairfield Library

10 - 11:30am Tuesday 6 September 
Annerley Library

iPad Settings*
10 -11:30am Tuesday 13 September
Bring your own iPad and Apple ID account details. Bookings essential.
Annerley Library

Roald Dahl Day*
Join the fun with games and activities based on some of this much loved author's most famous books. Ideal for children aged 6 - 11 years. Bookings essential.
10 -11am Tuesday 10 September
Annerley Library

Please visit the Council website here for more details

Kinder Dance
Toddlers and pre schoolers can enjoy moving to music, while you watch their confidence grow.
9:30 -10:30am Tuesdays
Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson

Tai Chi
8 - 9am Sundays
Robinson Park, Fairfield
FREE except on public and school holidays

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

Deep Water Running
8am - 9am
Yeronga Park Pool
Costs pool entry*

Tabata and Cardio
Full body work out
5.30pm -  6.30pm Wednesdays
Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson

Zumba Fitness
9am -  10am Wednesdays
Yeronga Memorial Park

Move for Health
Thursdays 9:30am -10:30am
Choose from Tai Chi or Stretch Strengthen and Balance Exercise classes
Contact Pam on 3895 8395 for more information
18 Denham St, Annerley

Tabata and Cardio
Full body work out
5.30pm -  6.30pm Wednesdays
Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson

Zumba Fitness
9am -  10am Wednesdays
Yeronga Memorial Park

Aqua Aerobics
11am - 11:45am Saturdays
Yeronga Park Pool

Beginner Swimming Project for Adults
11:45am - 12:45pm Saturdays
Yeronga Park Pool

Please visit the Council website here for more information

Fairfield Writers' Group
Every second and fourth Saturday of the month
New members are welcome. Please call Helga on (07) 3848 1492 for more information.
Fairfield Library

Southside Community Craft Circle
Every first Tuesday of the month
This craft group makes clothes, rugs and toys to support disadvantaged children in Queensland. New members welcome. Please call Wendy on (07) 3341 2039 for more information.
Fairfield Library

Yeronga Friendship Club
Meets 3rd Monday of each month. Caters for both males and females over the age of 50. Activities include morning teas, concerts, demonstrations, guest speakers and bus trips.
Yeronga RSL
391 Fairfield Rd, Yeronga
Ph: 3278 5720

Yeronga Men's Shed
9am 12pm Monday and Wednesday
Yeronga Uniting Church
Kingsley Pde, Yeronga

Organic Gardening Group
9am Tuesdays
Annerley Community Hub
556 Ipswich Rd, Annerley

Annerley Stephens History Group
Meets first Thursday of the month from 6.30pm
Annerley Community Hub
556 Ipswich Rd, Annerley

For more info contact
Stephen: 0417 770 176 or email
Bill: 0417 713 200 or email

Dancing Fun
Thursdays 1-3pm
Learn a different dance style every month

Community Garden
Wednesdays 10am

Community Breakfast Program
7am every Wednesday during the school term
Everyone welcome

Computer Class
Wednesdays 10-11am

Yeronga Community Centre
3848 2285
24 Killarney St, Yeronga

Community Garden

Art Journeys
10am -12pm
First and third Monday of the month

Creative Jam
10 -11am
Second and fourth Monday of the month

Resume Help
9am -12pm

Computer Class
Wednesdays 9-12pm

Annerley Community Hub
3848 2285
556 Ipswich Rd, Annerley

Items marked with * require bookings if not stated otherwise.

Contact the relevant library or
3403 8888.

Hi Everyone

Planning is well underway to the playground and park upgrade for Clifton Hill Peace Park in Annerley. Details of the upgrade are noted in the story below and I welcome your feedback. A big thank you to Annerley NHW#5 who have been great with suggestions and facilitating community feedback.

Development issues in Yeronga - at this stage the RSPCA site proposal remains active and no decision has been made by Council. As your local Councillor, I have urged Council to refuse the application and asked the Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, to bring the decision to full Council, but he has refused to do so. We are left waiting until the Council officers make a decision. Not great but hopefully Council will do the right thing by our community.

There are lots of great local activities on and I hope to see you at one of the events over coming weeks.

Regards Nicole.

Last month the Yeronga Bowls Club sold their Querrin Street (Macgregor) green to developer, Lennium Group, who has now lodged a development application for a large, four storey unit complex on the site.

The School Rd green and historic clubhouse are to be retained.

The Bowls Club land is zoned for sport and recreation and is a heritage listed site. The application is contrary to the zoning intent which is green space for community sporting purposes. Sadly, this type of application is allowed under the new City Plan 2014, which I have strongly opposed as your local Councillor.

The proposal includes:
  • 4 storeys;
  • 50 units (9 x 1 bedroom / 41 x 2 bedroom);
  • 61 car spaces;
  • 60% site cover;
  • 5% communal open space.
The application is impact assessable and residents will be able to have their say when the large black and white notice board goes up on site. This could be several months away.
I will be available to discuss the Yeronga Bowls Club DA at a public meeting on Saturday 30 July between 12:30pm and 2pm at the Anglican Church Hall, Cork St, Yeronga. Please come along to find out how you can have your say. 

On my website I have provided some grounds for objections, which can be found here. If possible, it would be great if you could make a preliminary objection online here or by letter to the Development Manager, Brisbane City Council, GPO Box 1434, Brisbane 4001 (or by dropping it into my office).

You can read more details about the development on Council's PD online website here. Once logged in, follow the prompts and enter either the address - 11 Querrin St, Yeronga - or the application number - A004393354. A hard copy of the plan is available for viewing in my office.

This year $120,000 has been allocated to upgrade the park and play equipment at Clifton Hill Peace Park, Annerley. The upgrade includes, by popular demand:

  • a double shade sail to cover the entire playground area; 
  • a new BBQ near the shelter shed;
  • sensory play equipment; 
  • swings; and
  • a climbing fort aimed at children aged between 2 and 8 years.

The playground options include a smaller fort and more stand alone equipment or a larger fort and less stand alone equipment. Depending on budget, elements of the equipment in both options are interchangeable. To view both options in more detail, please visit my website here.

Council is currently costing resurfacing of the footpath within the park and I know this is a priority from a safety point of view. I am hoping we can find a way to include the upgraded footpath this year. At this stage there are not enough funds in the current year for additional seating but we can make this and the adult exercise equipment part of a stage two upgrade in future years.

To have a say about the playground equipment, please come along to:

  • Annerley Neighbourhood Watch Five at 7 - 8pm Monday, 8 August, St Aidan's Church
  • chat with Nicole at her community corner at 10am Saturday, 13 August at Clifton Hill Peace Park. 

If you can't make it in person please email your feedback through to my office at

I look forward to hearing from you.



Last Tuesday the Yeronga District Residents Association held a community forum to enable residents to discuss their ideas for the Hyde Rd, Yeronga precinct and beyond. This discussion is precipitated by the Plan by Hyde Rd Development PTY LTD to develop the old Taubman's Paint Factory at 115 Hyde Rd, Yeronga.

The Forum was well attended by around 80-90 people with standing room only at the RSL.

Richard Kirk, President of the Queensland Chapter, Australian Institute of Architects, gave a speech about creative and visionary communities that got everyone thinking. Attendees were then split into smaller groups for discussion, with a summary of the top four issues from each group provided to wrap up the night.

Some very strong themes emerged around sustainable living, connectivity, technology, green space and community facilities, with a wide diversity of views about what type of development should occur in future.       

The YDRA is now compiling a report from the meeting, which they will circulate to the community via their Facebook page and discuss with Council's town planners as needed.

A big thank you to the YDRA team for creating an interactive opportunity for our community to speak up and have their say.




Please join the Stephen's RSL at their VP Day Memorial Day Service at 10am on Monday 15 August to commemorate the Victory in the Pacific during WWII. The service will take place at the Stephen's RSL Memorial at Stimpson Park, Moorooka. I look forward to seeing you there. 


12 - 4pm every Wednesday and Thursday
Coffee, drinks and sweet treats with payment by donation
In the Hall behind Annerley Community Hub



Yeronga Community Centre is currently facilitating a process to establish a Community
Garden in the district and would like to hear from people interested in being involved in this
exciting project. For more information please contact: PJ Humphreys
on 3848 2285, 0488 084 633 or via email.


The 2016 Peaks to Point 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 Birding 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


Monday Movie Morning
Join Yeronga Community Centre for a screening of the Aussie flick The Dressmaker  set in 1950's outback Australia and starring Kate Winslet.
10am Friday 25 July
Yeronga Community Centre

Seniors Excursion to Toowoomba
Come along for a visit to the Toowoomba Gardens on Monday 19 September 2016. The trip is $30 and includes morning tea, lunch and transport. RSVP by 1 September 2016 to Yeronga Community Centre on 3848 2285


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


Stamford Street, Yeerongpilly
Between Biarra and Wilkie Street
From 21 July
From early June, Energex began installing underground cable between the Tennyson and Sherwood substations as part of works to upgrade the network. This will 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

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 below:

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, please do not hesitate to contact my office via email at 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.