Message From Nicole
Sherwood Arboretum Tree Tags
Corinda State High School Parking Enforcement
Local News and Events
ANZAC Day 2017
Portable Flashing Speed Sign - Dewar Tce, Corinda
Nixon Park, Oxley Adult Gym Equipment
Road and Construction Works
Petition for Bus Driver Safety
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Items marked with * require bookings.

Contact the relevant library or
3403 8888.

Babies, Books and Rhymes
9:30am Fridays

Toddler Time
9:30am, Wednesdays

Children's Storytime
9:30am, Thursdays and Saturdays

Corinda Library

National Brain Awareness Week
13-19 March


Internet basics*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday 15 March
Basic computer skills are required.
Corinda Library

iPad basics*
11am-12:30pm, Wed, 22 March
11am-12:30pm, Wed 12 April
Learn how to find your way around an iPad.

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day*
2:30-3:30pm, Sat 25 March
Discover how a story for Tolkien's children became a best-selling children's novel.

Meet Leisa Rayven*
10:30-11:30am, Tues 28 March
Join Leisa as she discusses her experiences of writing this popular series.

Library e-books*
11am-12:30pm, Wed 29 March
Learn how to navigate the App Store to find useful, educational and fun apps to install on your iPad.

Introduction to littleBits*
2-3pm, Tues 4 April
littleBits are simple electronic circuits that snap together to create prototypes. Ideal for children aged 9-12 years.

Social media basics*
11am-12:30pm, Wed 5 April
Learn about social media including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram.

Ozobots treasure hunt
2-3pm, Tues 11 April
Participants will work in pairs to create a simple program for an Ozobot miniature robot to navigate a maze and get to the treasure. Ideal for children aged 9-2 years.

Children's writing workshop: Casey Ardon*
2-3pm, Wed 12 April
Join author of Xavier Wintersbee and the Book of Virtues, Casey Ardon as he leads a writing workshop based around his action-packed adventure book. Ideal for children aged 8-12 years old.

Aqua Dance2BFit
5-6pm, Wednesdays
Aqua Dance2BFit is a dance based aqua class which provides a full body workout.
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Tai Chi Qigong
8-9am, Tuesdays
Sherwood Arboretum

Low impact fitness and pilates*
9:30-10:30am, Thursdays
Bring a yoga mat. 
Graceville Riverside Parklands

7:30-8:30am, Saturdays
Sherwood Arboretum

Womens only swimming & water safety*
2-3pm, Saturdays
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Womens only Aqua aerobics
3-3:45pm, Saturdays
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Aqua Aerboics
9:30-10:30am, Sundays
A fun water workout suitable for all fitness levels
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Bums, Tums and Back Strengthening
9:15-10:15am, Mondays
Designed for busy parents who need a simple workout that they could also do at home.
Sherwood Arboretum

Body Pots*
10am-12pm, Sunday 26 March
Come and get involved with arts in the park and make your own pottery. $5
Sherwood Arboretum


Swiss Ball and Pilates
9:30-10:30am, Mondays
(not on school or public holidays)
Low intensity, easy workout
Chelmer Community Centre

Introduction to Brain Fitness
9:30-11:30am, Wednesdays 22 and 29 March
Explore ways to enhance mental fitness as we age
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

All items marked with * require bookings. Please visit Council's website here to view event information and requirements.

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Junior 3-4 years)*
3:45-4:45pm, Wednesdays
Using balls, hoops, parachutes, tunnels, jumping sacks, puppets, storybooks, costumes and music, participants will explore all the different ways their growing bodies can move.
Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Senior 5-10 years)
3:45-4:45pm, Wednesdays
Bookings essential. Come and play ball games, brave the obstacle courses and relays, enjoy sack and egg and spoon races, participate in drama based interactive games and much more!
Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

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

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

Oxley Chelmer History Group Meeting Dates
20 January
17 March
21 April
16 June
11 August
15 September
20 October
1 December (at another venue)
Sherwood Indooroopilly RSL, Corinda

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 Tuesday 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

Apart from development, the single biggest issue raised with me in the community is traffic congestion and safety, particularly around our schools.

That's why I am such a big supporter of Council's Active School Travel programme and work closely with local schools who participate, such as Corinda SS, Graceville SS and Christ the King.

For several years I have also been pushing for safety upgrades around these schools, including new infrastructure like footpaths, refuges and build outs to make walking or riding to school safer. This has the added benefit of reducing cars around the school gate.

Tomorrow I am taking a motion to Council to fund three safety upgrades around Corinda SS, Graceville SS and Christ the King, that have been long called for by myself and Council's own traffic engineers.  The Lord Mayor has consistently refused to fund these small but vital safety projects in the Council budget in previous years and voted against this motion last year.

The motion calls for $400,000 in funding to be transferred from a $1.4 million road resurfacing project for Fairfield Rd, Yeerongpilly (also in Tennyson Ward). That would leave $1 million for the bitumen upgrade. There is more than enough funding to do both the road safety and resurfacing projects. To me there is no question that the most important projects are around our local schools.  

Every Tuesday in Council I fight for better services and infrastructure for our local area. Every Tuesday the Lord Mayor and his team criticise me for seeking a fair go for Tennyson Ward residents or use their huge majority to eject me if they don't like what I am saying. 

I think you should know what goes on at Council. It is my intention to publish a special enewsletter next week with the outcome of the motion debate. I am hoping for the best.

Regards, Nicole.



Over winter, Council will begin its tree naming project in Sherwood Arboretum to recognise the important locals who were responsible for the establishment of the heritage listed Arboretum.

The project, to which I have contributed a $10,000 grant from my Local Parks Trust Fund, will involve the placement of plaques, in the style of those at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, on 210 trees, including the significant Kauri Pines. The plaques will cite the name of the person who planted it in 1925, including Brisbane's  first mayor, Sir William Jolly, Alderman Hugh Russell, Archbishop James Duhig, and the Arboretum's original groundskeeper, Kinkead Berry.

If you would like to help contribute to the heritage and significance of the Arboretum, keep in touch with Friends of Sherwood Arboretum who will be holding working bees to install the plaques. If you would like to attend, please contact Andrew on 0413 003 735.

After requests from nearby residents, Council is actively undertaking parking enforcement around Corinda State High School during term one. In only three visits, officers have issued 91 fines to parents parked in bus zones and on yellow lines.
These results clearly indicate that illegal parking is an issue around the School. Congestion is a major issue around our local school, so please park legally and drive carefully to keep our schools safe.  Patrols will continue around Corinda State School during term one and will move to Corinda State School and Graceville State School in term two.

Sherwood State School Fete and 150 Year Anniversary
I look forward to seeing you at Sherwood State School's 2017 Fete on Saturday 13 May from 8.30am - 4pm for food, rides and fun. Bring your family and friends for a great day filled with stalls and activities.
For more information on fete details or how you can contribute, please contact Sherwood State School on 3716 2111.


Sherwood Arboretum Events

Talk by David Arvidsson
There's a great opportunity at 11am this Sunday 19 March to hear from one of Queensland's leading botanical experts, Dale Arvidsson, the Curator of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum. David will outline what makes this unique home to Australian native trees and wildlife so special and how the Arboretum will be cared for as it heads towards its centenary.

The talk will be held near the large Queensland Bottle Tree, just south-west of the Joseph Street (northern) entry.

If you also would like to enjoy the IFA's BBQ lunch which follows, please RSVP by emailing Kerrie Catchpoole of the IFA at by this Wednesday 15 March. The BBQ is just $5 per person or $10 per family.

Special Planting Day
Join the Curator and Friends of Sherwood Arboretum from 8am to 10am this Sunday 19 March for the planting of new specimen trees in the Arboretum. Dale will be guiding our volunteers as they add new Australian native trees to the Arboretum's valued collection.

The Arboretum's volunteer habitat team also will be working from 8am to 10am on improving the environment along the creeks, which flow into the Arboretum's two lakes. These wetlands, with their three protected islands and the creek bushland, provide an important home for our native wildlife.

The group gather at the garden shed at the Joseph Street (northern) entry at 8am. Morning tea will be served at 10am.

Sherwood Uniting Quilting Group Needs Members
The Sherwood Uniting Quilting Group is open to all people who are interested in creating things with fabric, whatever your skill level. They work on projects together, while learning new skills and getting together. This work can include patchwork, applique, hand embroidery or whatever you'd like to put your mind to. The work is often given to a good cause or sold at local markets. The group meets a couple of times a month and is open to anyone. If you would like any more information, or to join, Contact Estelle on 3379 1001.

Corinda Ladies Bowling Club 70th Anniversary Celebrations
Fashion Parade
9am, Friday 31 March
Corinda Bowls Club

Anniversary Fours Carnival (Ladies only)
9am, Friday, 28 April
Corinda Bowls Club
Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Saturday, 27 May

Benarrawa Community Development Association Neighbour Day Celebration.
Come along to share dinner with the Benarrawa team and meet new Australians and new locals that are part of the neighbourhood on Friday, March 24 from 5-7pm.

Woodfired pizza and Sausage sizzle provided. Please bring your favourite pizza topping and any drink that you may want and rest will be provided. There will be a traditional welcome to country by an Elder as well as a chance to experience cultural conversations with local people. Please bring your neighbours, friends and family along. There are so many stories that we can share as part of neighbour day.

For more information call John and Paula at Benarrawa on 3379 9925 or



This ANZAC Day, the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL will unveil their 'All Conflicts' plaque to remember and honour all those who have fallen during Australian conflicts. The plaques will be installed at four local ANZAC memorials at Keating Park, Indooroopilly, Graceville Memorial Park, Bannerman Park, Oxley and Croll Memorial Precinct at the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL. If you would like to attend any of these services, please see the list below for more information. 

Thank you to the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL for your hard work in making this important project happen.


I hope you will be able to make it to one of the following local ANZAC Day services on April 25 to honour the courage of our service men and women:

Dawn Service at Corinda - Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub Branch

  • 5:15am - Service at the Kokoda Memorial Stone, opposite Sherwood Services Club, cnr Browne & Clewley Sts, Corinda
Sherwood Boer War Service - Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub Branch
  • 6:30am - Service at Boer War Memorial, Sherwood Cemetery, cnr Egmont St & Sherwood Rd, Sherwood

Yeronga Service - Stephens RSL Sub Branch

  • 6:50am - Assemble at Junction Hotel car park, 413 Ipswich Rd, Annerley
  • 7:00am - March off to Yeronga Memorial Park
  • 7:30am - Service at Yeronga Memorial Park, Honour Ave, Yeronga
Graceville Service - Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub Branch
  • 7:30am - Service at Graceville War Memorial, Graceville Memorial Park, 173 Oxley Rd, Graceville

Tennyson Service - Pamphlett Tennyson Sea Scouts

  • 8.30am - Service at Myla Tce Memorial, Tennyson

Dutton Park Service - Yeronga-Dutton Park RSL Sub Branch

  • 8:20am - Assemble at Heffernan Park, Annerley Rd, Annerley
  • 8:30am - March off to Gair Park
  • 8:45am - Service at Gair Park, Gladstone Rd, Dutton Park
Oxley Service - Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub Branch
  • 10.00am - Service at Oxley Memorial Stone, Bannerman Park, Bannerman St, Oxley



In mid-March, Council's flashing portable speed sign will be installed outside 98 Dewar Terrace, Corinda. The portable flashing light is part of Council's programme to improve road safety around schools and other traffic hotspots. I have received many complaints from residents regarding speeding in the street, so this should help to quell speeding vehicles and make the area much safer.

The sign provides Council and the police with reliable information about traffic volumes and speeds. It has been shown to reduce traffic speeds in streets where it has been located to date by up to 10kms per hour. 

The sign will stay on the street for approximately 6-8 weeks and will be continuously rotated throughout the ward.


Come May, Council will begin work on a brand new $395,000 multi-use games arena and outdoor gym in Nixon Park, Oxley.

The project will see the installation of adult exercise equipment and a dedicated sports court for public use. The equipment will provide a diverse range of workout options designed to target all muscle groups and fitness levels. The equipment will also utilise QR code technology to provide step-by-step workouts, fitness trackers and nutritional information.

Work is due for completion by the end of June this year.


Over the next four months, some of the sewer pipes in Glenwood Street, Chelmer and Bank Road, Graceville will be inspected in preparation for sewer relining, which will occur on Mondays to Fridays between 7am and 6pm, with some occasional night and weekend work required.

Affected residents will receive further information, including the construction start date, relining impacts and work hours closer to the time.

Depending on sewer maintenance hole locations, road closures, diversions and short term delays may be experienced. If road closures are required residents will be notified closer to the time.

Works are progressing on the Graceville Rail Station Accessibility Upgrade. The following construction activities have recently been completed:

  • installation of steel structures for the lift shaft on platform 1 and 2
  • resurfacing of the northern end of platform 1 and 2
  • commencement of platform-raising works on platform 1
  • commencement of station office refurbishment works.

In the coming weeks, customers and the community can expect to see the following construction activities:

  • ongoing station office refurbishment
  • commencement of staged upgrade works on platform 2
  • lift shaft installation works.
  • Residents and other stakeholders will be given advance notification of construction activities likely to cause impacts, including after hours work (nights and Sundays, as required).

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.


An online petiton has been launched calling on Council to immediately implement bus driver safety measures on Council buses. 

This follows the tragic death of Manmeet Sharma in Moorooka last year and the recent serious assault of a bus driver in Mount Gravatt in February.

To sign the petition and call on the Lord Mayor to implement immedate safety measures for our bus drivers, visit the link here.