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ANNERLEY LIBRARY

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.

FAIRFIELD LIBRARY

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.

CORINDA LIBRARY

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.


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

Zumba
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

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

Pilates
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


GOLD

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

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

BE PREPARED - SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

Weather Update

Average rainfall totals over the last 24hrs are between 100mm (10cm) and 220mm (22cm) across Brisbane. Further widespread rainfall totals of between 150mm (15cm) and 250mm (25cm) expected overnight. This rainfall will likely be very intense at times, leading to a risk of severe localised flash flooding.

Localised flooding in the usual hotspots (parks, roads, minor creeks) is occurring. 

There are no forecasts for river flooding. If this changes I will update people. 

Please be vigilant and follow the news tomorrow in case the weather situation deteriorates.

Roads Closed

Several roads are already closed due to flooding in Tennyson Ward, including:

  • Muriel Ave, Rocklea
  • Moolabin St, Yeerongpilly
  • Blackheath Rd, Corinda
  • Pratten St, Corinda
  • Melbourne and  Inskip Sts, Rocklea
  • Allawah St, Yeerongilly
  • Cliveden Ave, Corinda at Corinda SHS
  • Cliveden Ave, Corinda at Blackheath Rd
  • Halsbury St, Chelmer
  • Jolimont St, Sherwood
  • Eddystone Road, Corinda
  • Chale Street, Yeerongpilly

Water is across several roads in the ward, including:

  • Brisbane Corso, Yeronga
  • Princess St, Fairfield
  • Oxley Rd - multiple locations
  • Fairfield Rd, Yeerongpilly
  • Sherwood Rd - multiple locations
  • Honour Ave, Chelmer near Chelmer Rail Station
  • Graceville Ave, Graceville near Souths Juniors Rugby League
  • Venner Rd, Fairfield near Souths Cricket

Please be careful on the roads. If this rain continues, I expect localised flooding to worsen in the usual locations. 

Please do not drive through flooded roads. Water is moving fast and you do not know what is underneath #ifitsfloodedforgetit

A full list of city road closures can be found here.

Creek Flooding

Oxley Creek may reach Minor flood level in the next 6-12 hours.

Several local creeks are flooding, including:

  • Pennywort Creek
  • Moolabin Creek
  • Rocky Water Holes
  • Small Creek

These small tributaries are banking back and causing localised flooding to businesses in Yeerongpilly and Rocklea now.

Creek water levels are expected to continue to rise with the persistent rainfall. The creek catchments are now saturated so any further rainfall will likely result in flash flooding.

Public Transport

Graceville Rail Station is closed due to subway flooding.

There are minor delays on all train lines.

Delays can be expected on some bus routes:

  • Buses travelling both directions along the Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains will experience delays of up to 30 minutes due to heavy traffic congestions.
  • Minor delays - 110, 122, 260, 262, 3039, 3082, 3094, 327, 345, 390, 524, 552, 612, 631, 674, 681, 682, 700, 748, 755, 758, 765

Please check the wet weather updates with Translink here for tomorrow's travel.

Key Numbers for Assistance

SES   132 500
BCC  3403 8888
Energex    136 262 (loss of supply) 131 962 (emergency)
QUU  132364
POLICE  000 (emergency)   131444 (policelink)
RACQ   131905
TENNYSON WARD OFFICE   3403 8605 - to report any road flooding and blocked drains, which we can refer directly to Council's distaster management team.

Sandbags

Sandbags are currently available from the following locations:

  • Darra - 38 Shamrock Road, Darra
  • Morningside - 9 Redfern Street, Morningside
  • Newmarket - 66 Wilston Road (in carpark off Erneton Street), Newmarket
  • Zillmere - 33 Jennings Street, Zillmere

There is currently an approximate 30 minute wait at all sandbag stations. We appreciate your patience during this time. 

All schools are closed today and tomorrow. Staverton Kindergarton, Chelmer is also closed due to a roof leak. Universities are closed until further notice.

Please check with your educational institution for any further closures. 

Parks

A number of local parks are experiencing significant flooding, Sherwood Arboretum and Faulkner Park, so please be careful when outdoors. In the aftermath of TC Debbie, a Bullshark was found several kilometres inland outside of Bowen, so you never know what the water can bring. 

 

 

Be safe everone especially on the roads. Heavy rain is forecast tonight and tomorrow. I will provide an update if there are any reports of major flooding, but none have been provided to date. Regards Nicole.