Message From Nicole
Bus Timetable Changes
BCC Xmas Events
Clifton Hill Peace Park Update
307 Honour Ave, Graceville
Local News and Events
Portable Flashing Speed Sign Gets Results
Road and Construction Works
Brisbane International - Don't Forget Your Parking Permits
Tennyson Ward Office Closure
Library Amnesty 2016
Kerbside Collections 2017
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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



Email Basics
10 - 11:30am, Tuesday 13 December
Basic computer skills required. Bookings essential.
Annerley Library

iPad e-books
11am-12:30pm
Basic iPad skills required. Bookings essential.
Corinda Library

Pinterest Basics
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday 21 December
Basic computer skills, internet skills and an email account required. Bookings essential.
Corinda Library

eBay and Gumtree Basics
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday 28 December
Basic computer and internet skills required. Bookings essential.
Corinda Library



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

Aqua Aerobics
12:45 - 3:30pm, Saturdays
Yeronga Park Pool

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

Tai Chi
8 - 9am Tuesdays
Free except for public and school holidays, which incur a charge of $5
Jollimont St Car Park, Sherwood Arboretum

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

Basic Bicycle Skills
3 - 5pm, Saturday 3 December
Brisbane Corso Park



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



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

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

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

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



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
9am
Tuesdays

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
Mondays

Computer Class
Wednesdays 9-12pm

Annerley Community Hub
3848 2285
556 Ipswich Rd, Annerley

MESSAGE FROM NICOLE

Merry Christmas

With Christmas approaching I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very joyous Christmas and happy New Year in 2017.

It has been a pleasure to attend the many school graduations in recent weeks and hear about the many academic, sporting and musical successes of our primary and secondary school students in the district. We live in a truly beautiful part of the world.

My office will close from midday, Friday, 23 December, 2016 and reopens 9am on Wednesday, 4 January, 2017. In the event of an emergency over this period, the Council call centre will be open 24/7 on 3403 8888 and the SES can be reached on 132 500.

Regards,

Nicole.

BUS TIMETABLE CHANGES

The State Government has announced that from 12 December, there will be some changes to bus timetables around Brisbane.

CBD buses are changing due to road closures on William Street and Queens Wharf Road for the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development, resulting in some buses, including the 105, 107 and 108, stopping at a different location or travelling an alternate route through the CBD.

Despite the State Government's assurance that the changes would be 'minor', many services have been completely cancelled and time changes by up to 30 minutes are affecting school students and workers. I recently wrote to the Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe asking for a review of these changes given the impact to local residents who rely on bus services. You can read a copy of the letter here.

Brisbane City Council is also directly funding additional buz route services over the Christmas period to assist with activities and shopping in the CBD, such as the 196, which now includes the following additional stops:

  • New Farm - Fairfield, Stop 5, Brunswick Street, 12.22am
  • Fairfield - New Farm, Cultural Centre Station, 12.10am

New bus timetables are available in my office, or via Translink's website here.

BRISBANE CITY CHRISTMAS EVENTS

City Hall Light Spectacular
9-24 December, 15 minute shows from 7.30pm-midnight King George Square
With its enchanting narrative and creative flair, The Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular has fast become a highlight of the festive season. Watch a playful Aussie Christmas tale come to life via animation onto City Hall every 15 minutes from 7.30pm.

The Enchanted Garden
9-18 December, 6:30 - 9:30pm  Roma Street Parkland
Come and explore the magic of the Enchanted Garden at Roma Street Parkland this Christmas where a wonderland of glittering lights will mesmerize and delight all members of the family over eight nights.

Christmas Movies in the Park
10-16 December from 5:30pm Roma Street Parkland
We all love our Christmas movies and picnicking in the park with family and friends. What better way to combine the two with Christmas Movies at Roma Street Parklands! Bring a rug to sit on and pillow to get comfy. Food trucks meals will be available.

Wednesday 14 Dec: Elf
Thursday 15 Dec: Santa Clause
Friday 16 Dec: Search for Santa Paws

Christmas Parade
16-24 December, nightly at 7pm Queen Street Mall to King George Square via Albert St
Brimming with music and merriment, this year's Christmas Parade comes complete with a nativity scene, Santa and dozens of performers to entertain and delight all ages.

Christmas Beach Cinema
16-23 December Streets Beach, South Bank
Forget snowmen and make a sandman instead at South Bank's Christmas Beach Cinema at Streets Beach. Snuggle up on a picnic rug under the stars or dive-in to the cool waters and enjoy Christmas family favourites on the silver screen.

South Bank's Christmas Markets
16-23 December Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
Offering a range of traditional Christmas gifts, keepsakes, delicious fare and ornaments accompanied by the festive sounds of live music and carollers, South Bank Christmas Markets make gift shopping a merry experience.

South Bank Christmas Carols
19-22 December, performances at 6.45pm and 8.15pm South Bank Piazza, South Bank
Over four special nights, The Courier-Mail Piazza will come alive with Christmas carol concerts guaranteed to have the whole family singing along and tapping their feet.

Christmas Fireworks
20-23 December vantage point best from Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank
Electric fireworks displays will light up the night sky over four nights this December. Bring the whole family along to the Clem Jones Promenade to enjoy a dazzling array of pyrotechnics that will take you on a magical Christmas journey.

Chanukah in the City
27 December, 4-8:30pm - Reddacliff Place
Chanukah is the Jewish festival rejoicing the triumph of light over darkness. Celebrate with the Jewish community in Reddacliff Place, as a six-metre tall sacred candelabrum with nine branches, called a Menorah, is lit. Enjoy live music, community stalls, food, children's entertainment and rides in the heart of Brisbane City.

Saint David's Christmas Festival
18 December, from 5pm - St David's Church
The evening will include traditionals Nativity scenes, Christmas stories, children's games and activities, and food and drink stalls, all followed by carols at 7pm.
This year, the event aims to raise awareness for the valuable work that Anglicare do within our community. Anglicare provides services to the aged, children and families, foster care and disability support.



 

Cheeky Monkey Club: The Frosty Rescue
15 December, 10-10:45am - Fairfield Library
20 December, 10-10:45am - Annerley Library
With Christmas celebrations underway, everyone is super excited about the festive season. Everything stops when Cheeky Monkey receives a message from Santa saying that Frosty the snowman is missing from the North Pole! Can Cheeky Monkey and his friends find Frosty and get him back to the North Pole before he melts? Ideal for children aged eight years and younger.

Cracker Aussie Christmas
16 December, 11-11:45am - Indooroopilly Library
Join in a special storytime and craft based on modern Australian Christmas stories and yarns. Ideal for children aged 3-7 years. Bookings essential.

Miss Mon's Music Workshop: Christmas Music Games
22 December, 1-2pm - Indooroopilly Library
Enjoy original songs about Christmas and fun original games to accompany them. This workshop features two circle singing games, an Australian Christmas action song, a Christmas tree clapping song and dance movement games to up-tempo traditional Christmas carols.
Ideal for children aged 5-12 years. Bookings essential.

Christmas Storytime
23 December,  2-2:45pm - Corinda Library
24 December, 10-11am - Stones Corner Library

Listen to special Christmas stories and create lovely Christmas craft. Ideal for children aged 2-5 years. Bookings essential.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas storytime
24 December, 1-2pm - Indooroopilly Library
Join a special reading of the classic story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and holiday craft. Ideal for children aged 2-5 years. Bookings essential.

 

For more great Christmas and holiday events, visit Brisbane City Council's 2016 Christmas Events page here.

To find out more about what's happening throughout Brisbane, you can also follow Council's What's On Brisbane Facebook page here.

PLAYGROUND UPDATES

CLIFTON HILL PEACE PARK

Work has begun on the $120,000 upgrade to the park and play equipment at Clifton Hill Peace Park, Annerley. 

  • The upgrade includes the following:
  • a new large fort
  • shade sails
  • a BBQ
  • new swings
  • see-saw
  • spinner

The works will also include the replacement of the existing drinking fountain with a combination of a tap, bubbler and dog bowl. The footpath has also been approved for resurfacing, which is great news.

Work on the park began on Thursday 8 December and should be completed by Christmas. Thank you again to all those who gave feedback.

 

GRACEVILLE MEMORIAL PARK

Thank you to all those residents who attended a consultation session, emailed and facebooked me with feedback about the proposed new playground at Graceville Memorial Park.

The overwhelming feedback was for the playground to be retained in its current location or as near as possible to natural shade. In response to this feedback, I have asked Council to retain as much of the existing playground footprint as possible (near the basketball /carpark end) and extend away from the fig trees. This would require removing three smaller trees near the edge of the basketball court. These trees were ad hoc plantings for playground shade some years ago and are not significant memorial trees. 

This would retain some shade from the fig for the future playground, keep the playground away from the road, within sight of the clubhouse and near the other children's facilities - the basketball court and steam engine. I hope that this request can be accommodated.

In addition to location, there were two other general issues raised. Firstly, a large number of toddlers and younger children use the playground, so the equipment needs to cater for young children as much as possible. Secondly, the equipment should be as natural as possible to reflect the environment (hence the suggestions regarding fort materials below).

With respect to the playground design, based on resident feedback, I have provided the following feedback to Council:

  • urban play fort (natural green and grey, timber posts)
  • swings to include a baby seat, normal seat and basket seat
  • supernova blue spin wheel
  • bee springer toy
  • cup or snail springer / unicorn springer
  • root barriers to replace fencing as needed;
  • netball half court markings to be added to the basketball court (and existing basketball lines refreshed)
  • additional seating and/or relocation of existing seating to either side of the new playground location
  • hopscotch markings and or snakes and ladders on one of the old soft fall pieces where equipment has been removed, if possible.  

Once the location and playground design has been finalised in the New Year, I will circulate a flyer to residents. I am doing everything I can to keep the playground near the shade and away from the road. It's time to hope for a Christmas miracle now.

Stage Two will follow in late 2017 and will include shade sails and additional play equipment, and possibly a flying fox or climbing apparatus, space permitting.

DEVELOPMENT

YERONGA BOWLS CLUB, 11 QUERRIN STREET

Good news. Council has refused the DA at the Yeronga Bowls Club, 11 Querrin St Yeronga.

Council has made the right decision to preserve the historic Yeronga Bowls Club and green space from development for high rise units. This is a win for our community.

The Yeronga Community Centre are looking for a permanent home and I hope that the Bowls Club executive  will consider another (non-commercial) partnership that preserves the Club, its green space and benefits our local community.

307 HONOUR AVENUE, GRACEVILLE

And now the bad news. Council has approved a major extension to the rear of the shops at 307 Honour Ave, Graceville, despite mine and significant resident objections.

The new homewares shop and café did not comply with a significant number of criteria, including parking and set-backs to the adjoining homes and business. However, as the Lord Mayor's City Plan 2014 makes so many applications Code Assessable, residents do not get formal notification, submission or appeal rights.

This is a poor decision in my view that will increase noise, traffic and parking impacts in the surrounding residential streets near the Honour Avenue shopping precinct. 

URGENT UPDATE - YEERONGILLY TOD (YEERONGPILLY GREEN), 681 FAIRFIELD ROAD, YEERONGPILLY

Consolidated Properties has submitted a revised development application to Council for the Yeerongpilly Green, next to the Tennis Centre. It is truly appalling that they have put the plans out for consultation over the Christmas - New Year period.

These changes must be approved at two levels, via the State Government's planning system, which does require public notification.

Any member of the public can make a submission during the public notification period between 2 December 2016 and 27 February 2017. Click here to access the detailed plans and make an online submission via email.

The major changes include:

  • partially demolishing and relocating the heritage listed stock experiment station, the veterinary centre and its surrounds;
  • increased high-rise density in the south-western side of King Arthur Tce and an extended residential footprint in Ortive Street;
  • reconfiguration of the internal roads and pathways (with significant impacts on the King Arthur Tce extension);
  • the loss of parkland and green space
  • reuse of the heritage buildings for commercial purposes not community purposes, as promised.

Basically, development on the site is now bigger, the heritage buildings are being adversely impacted and we are losing the green space and community use buildings we fought so hard for during consultation.

Plus of course, not a single road improvement to Fairfield Rd, the old section of King Arthur Tce, Softstone St or Graceville Ave to manage the huge influx of commercial, retail and residential traffic THE SIZE OF A WHOLE NEW SUBURB.

Secondly, the application is Code Assessable under Council's City Plan 2014, meaning no public notification is required. However, as the proposal requires changes to the masterplan residents can make a submission at any time. You can view the development application  A004540905 online here  or in hard copy at my office.

 
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS

Help Save Living in the Shires Magazine!
Living in The Shires is a free quarterly publication with a run of 12,000 copies covering an area that includes the suburbs of Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood, Corinda, Oxley and Tennyson. It features exclusively local stories on businesses, community events, residents, artists, and history. It was even shortlisted for a national Publish Award.

However, one of the creators has decided to step back from the publication of the much-loved magazine, leaving Susan Prior, the editor to take the reigns on the project.

The magazine is now selling advertising spaces and sponsorships to fund the next four editions through a crowd-funding page here.

Please help keep this wonderful local publication going. The magazine is well-loved throughout the community and provides a great focus on our local suburbs.
 

Switch Radio Needs Your Help!
Due to recent federal government funding cuts, Switch 1197, Brisbane's only dedicated youth community radio station, needs your help to continue broadcasting on Digital Radio.

Switch Radio are now running a Go Fund Me campaign in order to continue their program that has been in operation since 1999 and provides opportunities for young people in Brisbane to gain experience in the media.

If you would like to contribute to Switch 1197, please visit their Go Fund Me page here.


New Yeronga Habitat Brisbane Group
If you feel as though you would like to contribute to keeping our Riverbank clean and green, then join the new Yeronga Habitat Group.

The work of the habitat group is extremely important in helping to enhance wildlife habitat, control bank erosion, and improve amenity. The river edges support a diversity of wildlife, including wedgetail eagles, buff-banded rails (rare in Brisbane), wrens, kingfishers, lizards, frogs, butterflies and bandicoots.

If you would like more information, or to join the Group, please email them here  For information on other Habitat Groups in Brisbane, visit Council's webpage here.


Graceville State School Pool Turns 50!
Officially opened on 22 October 1966, the Graceville State School Pool has become a wonderful facility for students to learn about and enjoy the sport of swimming.

The fundraising for construction of the Pool was spearheaded by the Ladies Auxiliary of the P&C Association. Through school fetes, street stalls, morning teas, lamington drives, fashion parades, sports day stalls, Melbourne Cup parties, art unions, and fancy dress stalls, the Ladies Auxiliary was able to cover half of the $28,833.88 it cost to construct the Pool (a lot different to what it would cost today!).

The Pool now has over 220 registered swimmers, making it one of the largest in Brisbane and continues to offer fantastic facilities to local swimmers and students.

PORTABLE FLASHING SPEED SIGN GETS RESULTS

Venner Rd, Annerley
Brisbane City Council's portable flashing speed sign on Venner Road, Annerley has produced some clear results.

Venner Road is posted as 60km/h. The sign collected data for a two month period from 17 August to 28 October 2016. During this time 271,863 vehicles (ave 3,776 per day) passed through the portable speed sign zone. 13,290 vehicles or 4.9% of all drivers were recorded travelling above the posted speed limit. Of the vehicles speeding, 85% were travelling at or below 66km/hr. When prompted 10,141 speeding drivers reduced their speeds by an average of 5kms to 61km/hr within the speed camera range.

Clewley St, Corinda
Council's portable flashing speed sign on Clewley Street, Corinda has also produced some interesting results.

Clewley Street is posted as 50km/h, except for during school zone hours Monday to Friday 7-9am and 2-4pm. The sign collected data for an approximate 2 month period from 16 August to 12 October 2016. During this time 89,503 vehicles (ave 1,570 per day) passed through the portable speed sign zone.

During school hours 15,362 vehicles passed through the sign with 913 or 5.9% of all drivers recorded travelling above the posted speed limit. Of the vehicles speeding, 85% were travelling at or below 46.2km/hr. When prompted, 575 speeding vehicles reduced their speed by an average of 3.2kms to 43km/hr within the speed camera range.

During normal hours, 74,141 vehicles passed through the sign with 529 vehicles or 0.7% of all drivers recorded travelling above the posted speed limit. Of the vehicles speeding, 85% of speeding drivers were travelling at or below 56km/hr. When prompted 311 speeding drivers reduced their speeds by an average of 3kms to 53km/hr within the speed camera range.

While these results show that vehicles are slowing down when prompted, there is still an issue with speeding around our local streets. Please remember to slow down around our schools.

The portable flashing speed signs are being rotated around traffic hot spots in Tennyson Ward, and are now located on Ardoyne Rd, Oxley; Oxley Rd, Sherwood; and Quarry Rd, Corinda. They will be relocated to Annerley Rd, Annerley; Waterton St, Annerley; and Brisbane Corso, Fairfield in coming weeks.

ROAD AND CONSTRUCTION WORKS

ENERGEX WORKS

Quarry Rd, between Oxley Rd and Primrose St
20/12/16 20/01/17 (one day only date unconfirmed)
7am 3pm
Replace power pole

GRACEVILLE STATION ACCESSIBILITY UPGRADE

In coming weeks, Qld Rail will undertake further lift shaft construction works, refurbishment works and resurfacing on platforms 3 and 4. Night works will occur at the Stations, Sunday to Thursdays between 6:30pm and 6:30am on 4-8, 11-15, and 18-22 December.

Works will cease over Christmas between Friday 23 December and Tuesday 3 January.

During these 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.

No further road closures to Honour Avenue are planned until mid-February.

WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT CORINDA

Between November 2016 and April 2017, Queensland Urban Utilities are undertaking water main upgrades in Railway Terrace, Corinda. Works can take anywhere from four to twelve weeks to complete, depending on the length of the pipe and weather conditions.

Work will be undertaken between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Some night works may be required, but residents will be notified of this. 

Water services will be maintained throughout the works through a temporary bypass pipe. However, some night works may cause disruptions. Residents will be notified 48 hours prior to any planned outages. 

Residents can expect some dust and noise during excavation, some limits to footpath access and on-street parking, changed traffic conditions, lighting during night works, some temporary water outages during connection works, and some driveway impacts.

Queensland Urban Utilities will temporarily repair any damages caused during construction and will return upon completion to fully restore any disturbed roads, driveways or footpaths to their original condition.

Some trees may have been removed before the process began, but will be replaced once work is complete.

KERB AND CHANNEL WORKS

The following streets are undergoing Kerb and Channel reconstruction works:

  • Castle St, Fairfield between Newcastle and Inscape Sts
  • Mildmay St, Fairfield between 79 Mildmay St and Ashby St
  • Brougham St, Fairfield between Fairfield Rd and Home St
Residents may experience some restrictions to through traffic, dust and noise, possible minor delays to accessing properties, equipment and materials left on site during the project, and limits to on street parking at times. Your patience is appreciated during this worthwhile work.
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL - DON'T FORGET YOUR PARKING PERMITS!

The Brisbane International is being held again from 1 to 8 January 2017. All residential streets within 1km of the stadium will be subject to 1hr parking restrictions, residents and their visitors excepted.

This affects residents in Tennyson, Yeerongpilly and Yeronga. You can see a map for the precinct here.

You can apply for a permit and be issued with a temporary pass from my office at Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre up until lunchtime on 23 December 2016.

In addition to a parking permit, residents living in Ortive and Paragon Streets will also need a pass to access their street. Please visit my office to apply for a parking permit and street pass if needed.

The new yellow sign in each Street within the parking precinct should be useful for visitors and residents alike to raise awareness about where the restrictions apply. 

TENNYSON WARD OFFICE CLOSURE

The Tennyson Ward Office will be closed over Christmas from lunchtime Friday 23 Dec 2016.

The Office will re-open on Wednesday, 4 January 2017 with the standard operating hours of Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm.

For any emergencies over the Christmas break, please contact Brisbane City Council's 24/7 call centre on 3403 8888.

From myself and my staff, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and enjoyable new year.

LIBRARY AMNESTY 2016

Do you have overdue library books?

This December Brisbane City Council libraries will waive any fines for overdue library books.

Customers who present their overdue books will have their overdue fees waived in exchange for a donation of canned food.

The canned food will be donated to Foodbank Queensland and be distributed to needy families for Christmas. Perishable food items cannot be accepted.

Lost library items are not covered by the amnesty.

Click here  for more information.

KERBSIDE COLLECTION 2017

Commencing Monday, 23 January 2017, Council will be conducting a Kerbside Large Item Collection Service for Tennyson Ward residents.

Items can be left on the kerbside one day prior to the collection commencement date.
Please ensure the following guidelines are observed when placing items on the kerbside for collection:

  • the piles are tidy so the footpath and/or roadway is kept clear;
  • piles are no larger than two cubic metres (equal to a small box trailer load) or individual items are not more than one metre long;
  • doors must be removed from refrigerators and cupboards;
  • no sharp or dangerous objects;
  • items must be able to be easily and safely lifted by two people.

Council will not collect unacceptable items placed on the kerb and illegal dumping fines may apply if unacceptable material is not removed. Unacceptable items include the following:

  • vegetation, dirt, stone, bricks, potted plants;
  • construction waste;
  • asbestos;
  • car parts and tyres;
  • general household waste;
  • liquids and hazardous waste (paint, chemicals);
  • gas bottles;
  • glass and mirrors.

Week commencing 23 January
Annerley

Week commencing 30 January
Tennyson, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Faifield

Week commencing 29 May
Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood, Corinda, Oxley