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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.


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.


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

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

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


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


After some wild and wet weather last night, it's blue skies so far today. Council has started clean-up today, but it will take some time to get to all the downed trees and other damage. Please be patient and report any problems to my office.

Weather Update

In the past 24 hours, the highest rainfall in the Ward was at Corinda with 244mm. The highest in the City was Richlands at 291mm.

There is a minor flood warning for the Brisbane River, which is expected to be similar to a king tide, on the next high tide about midnight tonight. This is not expected to cause flooding in Tennyson Ward. The usual localised flooding around Rocklea, Corinda and Sherwood may be experienced, similar to yesterday.

Major flood warnings are in place outside Brisbane, around Logan and Beaudesert.

The severe weather warning for ex-TC Debbie has been cancelled.

Wind gusts of between 25km and 40km per hour are being experienced around the City. But, the good news is blue skies outside.

Green Waste

Brisbane City Council is offering free tipping of green waste at all four resource recovery centres until Sunday afternoon, to assist residents in clearing storm waste from their properties.

Resource recovery centres are located at Willawong, Chandler, Nudgee and Ferny Grove and are open from 6.30am to 5.45pm daily.

Kerbside pick-up will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you know of any elderley or disabled people who need assistance, please contact my office. 

Roads Closed

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

  • Pratten Street, Corinda
  • Cliveden Ave, Corinda at Corinda SHS
  • Ipswich Motorway, Oxley (on and off ramps from Blunder Road to the City)
  • Ipswich Road Off Ramp, Oxley (Factory Road Loop)
  • Oxley Station Road, Oxley (near the roundabout at Oxley Road)
  • Eddystone Road, Corinda
  • Melbourne Street, Rocklea
  • Elmes Road, Rocklea

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 has reached minor flood levels and is holding steady.

Several local creeks are flooded and slowly falling, including:

  • Pennywort Creek
  • Moolabin Creek
  • Rocky Water Holes

Public Transport

Beenleigh Station Closed

Shorncliffe Line From North Gate to Shorncliffe Suspended

Reduced Frequency for City Hopper and Kangaroo Point Cross River Ferry

Please check the wet weather updates with Translink here.

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.


There is a lot of tree and vegetation damage around the Ward today on footpaths and in local parks. The tree down on Honour Ave has been cleared and there's a gum tree down in the Brisbane River at Chelmer. 

Pot holes are appearing and many street signs have been damaged or fallen over in the soggy conditions. 

The basketball court at George Scarlett Park, Corinda was underwater this morning. 

We have advised Council's disaster recovery team, but please let me know if you notice damage and debris in your street or local park, to help direct clean-up efforts.