Message From Nicole
Petition for Infrastructure in Fairfield
Cross River Rail Update
Public Cricket Nets Souths Cricket
Local News and Events
Portable Flashing Speed Sign
ANZAC Day Services 2017
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
Fridays 9.30
Corinda Library

Toddler Time
Wednesdays 9.30
Corinda Library

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


Harmony Day afternoon*
Come dressed in your traditional costume and share an afternoon of craft, games and stories celebrating Australia's cultural diversity. Ideal for children ages 5-10 years.
3:30-4:30pm, Tuesday 21 March
Fairfield Library
3:30-4:15pm, Monday 20 March

Email basics*
3:30-4:15pm, Monday 20 March
Basic computer and internet skills required.

Create a Kaleidoscope*
10-11am, Saturday 25 March
To celebrate the World Science Festival, create your very own
kaleidoscope. Ideal for children aged 7-10 years.

BYOB (Bring your own baby) book club*
9:15-10am, Monday 3 April
BYOB book club is a baby-friendly book club for parents and caregivers

The Ugly Duckling: A special storytime celebrating the books of Hans Christian Anderson*
3:30-4:15pm, Monday 3 April
Explore the wonderful fables created by Hans Christian Anderson, with stories and craft. Ideal for children aged 3-7 years.

Billie B Brown's brilliant birthday party*
10-11am, Tuesday 4 April
Join us for an event of all things Billie and share your favourite reading experiences with other fans.
Ideal for children aged 6-10 years.

Build a miniature garden*
10-11am, Friday 7 April
Ideal for children aged 5-12 years and their carers.

Maker space: Easter*
1-3pm, Monday 10 April
1-3pm, Tuesday 11 April
Ideal for children aged 3-10 years and their carers.

Children's writing workshop: Casey Ardron*
10-11am, Tuesday 11 April
Ideal for children aged 8-12 years old.

Android tablet basics*
10-11:30am, Friday 21 April
Bring your own Android tablet.


Library laboratory*
3:30-4:30pm, Thursday 23 March
To celebrate World Science Festival, join library staff as they share their favourite science experiments. Ideal for children 6-10 years.

Catch-up TV on the internet*
1-2:30pm, Friday 31 March
Basic computer and internet skills required.

Internet basics*
1-2:30pm, Friday 7 April
Basic computer skills are required.

Easter egg hunt and craft
1-4pm, Tuesday 11 April
1-4pm, Wednesday 12 April
1-4pm, Thursday 12 April
Ideal for primary school aged children.

Email basics*
1-2:30pm, Friday 21 April
. Basic computer and internet skills required.

Skateboarding Masterclass*
3:30-5pm, Wednesdays from 22 Feb-29 March.
weekly coaching sessions you will learn the skills of skateboarding in an exciting, social and safe environment.  All ages welcome.
Fairfield Skate Park

Beginner Swimming and Water Safety for Adults*
11:45am-12:45pm, Saturdays
Yeronga Park Pool

Aqua Aerobics
12:45-1:30pm, Saturdays
Fun water workout suitable for all fitness levels
Yeronga Park Pool

Deep Water Running
8-9am, Sundays
Yeronga Park Pool

New Year 8 Week Challenge*
5:30-6:30pm, Mondays
Intense exercise and clean eating program that suits all fitness levels.
Fehlberg Park, Yeronga

Kindy Dance
9:30-10:30am, Tuesdays
Children will learn different movement patterns and dance moves, along with plenty of fun dance based games.
Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson

9-10am, Wednesdays
Yeronga Memorial Park

Tai Chi
8-9am, Sundays
Robinson Park, Fairfield

Cycle with Confidence*
8-10am, Sunday 26 March
Gain some hints and tips to build confidence on the bike through a 20km ride from Tennyson to the City and back.
Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson


Tai Chi
9-10am, Thursdays
Brisbane Corso Park, Yeronga

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

Fairfield Writers' Group
Every second and fourth Saturday
Please call Helga on (07) 3848 1492 for more information.
Fairfield Library

Southside Community Craft Circle
Every first Tuesday
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
Every third Monday
Activities and outings for over 50's.
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

Centenery Theatre Group Performance Dates

4-25 March

Run for Your Wife
6-27 May

The Spring Heeled Terror of Stepney Green
22 July - 12 August

Good Grief
9-30 September

There Goes the Bride
4-25 November

Items marked with * require bookings if not stated otherwise.

Contact the relevant library or
3403 8888.

Hi Everyone

This week, the University of Queensland has announced details of its new masterplan. This is not a Council endorsed plan.

UQ is proposing two new bridges, one from West End to Toowong and one from St Lucia to Yeronga landing somewhere near Cansdale St. In addition, they are proposing a tunnel under the University to connect the Eleanor Schonell Bridge to Sir Fred Schonell Drive for buses. My public statement when they released this plan earlier in the week was they must have rocks in their heads if they think they can push traffic through the quiet streets of Yeronga. I stress this is not a Council plan. It is a very entrepreneurial, uncosted and unfunded University wish list.

My position remains the same as several years ago, that better use of the under utilised Eleanor Schonell Bridge, including a vehicle trial should be considered. Building a new bridge makes no sense when there is an under utilised cross river asset just a stones throw away.

You can read further details about the masterplan on UQ's website here. Submissions are due by 13 April 2017. Tell them what you think of their plan to push more traffic into Yeronga.

Regards, Nicole.

Ps. A new Cross River Rail environmental impact statement has been released and public consultation is now underway. Read more details below.



I have started a petition calling on Council to immediately develop an infrastructure plan, to ensure vital infrastructure including stormwater drainage, backflow valves, parks, roads, and pedestrian and cycling routes, and library services are incorporated into a Local Government Infrastructure Plan for delivery over the next 10 years. You can access the petition online here or pop in and sign the hard copy at my office at Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre.

Sadly, the Draft Dutton Park Fairfield Neighbourhood Draft Plan fails to deliver any infrastructure or service improvements to our area and does not recommend any upgrades over the next ten years. The disconnect between zoning/development and infrastructure is the biggest shortfall of the Plan. Despite clear feedback to Council about the need to upgrade pedestrian and cycling routes, parks, drainage and library services during previous consultation, Council is proposing not one single improvement.

I need your help to send a message to Council that investing in community infrastructure and services is vitally important, especially given increased development is occurring now and will continue in future.

Last year, the Lord Mayor spent thousands of dollars on a letter to Brisbane residents criticising under-investment in infrastructure by the State Government while the Lord Mayor and his administration now neglect planning for future infrastructure in our community. 

The submission period for the draft Dutton Park Fairfield Draft Neighbourhood Plan is now closed. You can view a copy of my submission to Council here.



The State Government has released its revised plan for the Cross River Rail project.

The plan proposes a 10.2km rail line between Dutton Park and Bowen Hills, travelling underneath the Brisbane River and CBD with new stations to be built at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street and Exhibition Showgrounds.

The State Government is requesting community feedback and submissions are now open until 27 March 2017. You can also speak with the project team at their community information session from 10am-2pm, Saturday, 18 March at Boggo Road Gaol, 21 Boggo Road, Dutton Park.

To have your say on the project, lodge your submission here.



Work has commenced on the $52,000 replacement of the public cricket nets at Souths Cricket, Yeronga. These nets were damaged in the 2014 super-cell storm and funding is available this year to undertake the work.

Two brand new pitches, run-ups and cages will be constructed and a third concrete pitch will be kept to allow portable netting to be used. These nets will be available for South Juniors and members of the public at any time.

I am delighted to be able to fund this important upgrade for our community out of the local parks trust funds. A big thank you to Souths for their input and patience as we get this project underway.


Junction Park State School Fete
I look forward to seeing you at Junction Park State School's 2017 Fete on Sunday, 7 May from 9:30am - 3pm 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 Junction Park State School on 3426 4333 or visit the Fete website here.

Yeronga State School Fete
Come along to Yeronga State School's 2017 Fete from 12pm, Saturday, 27 May for great entertainment, food, music and rides. This year includes a fireworks show at 6pm.

For updates and more information, please contact Yeronga State School on 3426 0333 or visit the Fete website here.


Annerley Neighbourhood Watch Safety Seminar
The Annerley 5 NHW Safety Seminar has been rescheduled to later in the year. Originally scheduled for later this month, the interactive seminar will partner with the Red Cross to deliver short courses in First Aid and CPR, as two of the breakout sessions during the Are You Safe? event.  The seminar will cover all of the following topics:

  • Emergency preparedness
  • How to get organised - Completing your safety checklists
  • Safety in your community - What you should know
  • How to secure your home from opportunistic thieves
  • How to make your home safe for you, the kids and the elderly
  • How to spot elderly, spousal and child abuse
  • Cyber security & parents control basics
  • Regional resource directory & critical numbers

Brisbane Seniors Online
Brisbane Seniors Online have a range of volunteer mentors to help seniors increase their confidence in using smart phones, computers and tablet devices to pay bills, acees banking, contact Centrelink or Medicare, or any other online services they may have access to.

If you would like to educate yourself or someone you know on how to easily navigate the internet, contact Brisbane Seniors Online on 3393 2225. 


Council's flashing portable speed sign has been installed outside Mary Immaculate, Ferndale St, Annerley and Yeronga State School, Park Rd, Yeronga.

The portable flashing lights are part of Council's programme to improve road safety around schools and other traffic hotspots. The sign shows a smiley face to vehicles travelling the speed limit and flashes a slow down warning to those speeding. Safe driving practices are extremely important around our schools, so the sign should help to quell speeding vehicles and make the area much safer for students.

The signs 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 at each location for approximately 6-8 weeks and will be continuously rotated throughout the ward.


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

Work is underway at the Hyde Road Puppy Park to re-turf and improve facilities, including the shelter location. 

During these works, the puppy park will be fully closed for a period of ten weeks. A temporary dog off leash area has been established nearby for puppy park users.

I apologise for the disruption, but hopefully we will have a much better facility in coming weeks.

Mildmay St, Fairfield
24/2/17 - 24/3/17

Over the next four months, some of the sewer pipes in Orvieto Road, Yeronga 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.

As part of the construction works on Veloway 1 Stage D Section 3, at Cornwall Street, Greenslopes, piling works are expected to commence in the week starting Monday 13 March 2017.

These works are expected to be carried out for approximately for five weeks, and will carried out at the following times, dependent on weather and construction conditions:

  • Night works Monday 13 March - 7pm and 5am - for the initial mobilisation of machinery and one night during the week commencing 19 March for demobilisation of machinery
  •  Day works Monday through to Saturday between 7am and 5pm 5 weeks commencing 13 March

Works will include the installation of bored piles at Cornwall Street, Greenslopes, at the base of the Cornwall Street exit ramp (between the Busway and the Pacific Motorway). Increased dust, noise and lights, and possible vibration from construction equipment, reversing vehicles and activities on site are to be expected. Changed traffic conditions including minor traffic delays, reduced speed limits, and lane closures are also to be expected. Traffic control, police and road signage will be in place when required.


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.