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3403 8888.


Babies, Books and Rhymes
9:30am Fridays

Toddler Time
9:30am, Wednesdays

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

Easter storytime*
3-4pm, Thursday, 13 April
Listen to some great Easter stories and take part in an egg hunt. Ideal for children aged 2-5 years.

eBay and Gumtree basics*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 19 April
Basic computer and internet skills required.

Computer basics*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 26 April
Perfect for the first time user.

Queensland family history online*
2-4pm, Thursday, 27 April
This presentation highlights some of the sites that are available to those with family in Queensland.

Meet Debbie Terranova*
10am-11am, Tuesday, 2 May
Join author Debbie Terranova as she shares in her experiences of writing her latest novel.

iPad settings*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 3 May
Bring your own iPad and Apple ID account details.

Email basics*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 10 May
Basic computer and internet skills required.

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

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
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

You will recall a couple of weeks ago, I said I would be moving a motion in Council to fund pedestrian and road safety upgrades around three local schools; Graceville State School, Corinda State School and Christ the King. All three schools have been waiting years for footpaths, refuges and build outs to make the school environment safer for students and their families. I did that and more.

So much has happened since then. Here are the highlights (or lowlights), as you might see it.
  1. On Tuesday, 14 March I moved a motion to fund the three projects by reallocating a small portion of the $1.415m for resurfacing of Fairfield Rd, Yeerongpilly. Over $1m dollars would still have been available for the resurfacing project. The motion to fund the school safety projects was rejected by the Lord Mayor's 'team'. They did not even speak just voted against the motion. A big thank you to Steve Griffiths, Councillor for Moorooka for seconding the motion and speaking in favour of it, as we share the Corinda State School catchment across our Wards. Councillor Bourke voted against the motion to fund a school safety project of benefit to his many residents in Jamboree Ward whose children go to Corinda State School. Click here  to read the debate extract.
  2. On Tuesday, 21 March I asked the Lord Mayor a question about why he had funded 471 local road safety projects across the City in the past 5 years but only 1 in Tennyson Ward. He refused to answer the question and instead talked about road resurfacing (not relevant to the Question and funded separately to the local safety projects) and then personally attacked me stating that I was "misrepresenting the situation" among other nasty things. He was truly offensive and wrong. I've attached the Council minutes and list of local road projects from the Council Budget for the past five years here - count them for yourselves.
  3. On Tuesday, 28 March I moved a motion to fund the three projects by using the savings of up to $54m that were no longer needed for the Inner City Bypass Upgrade. Thank you to Councillor Sri who seconded this motion. However, the Chairman of Council, Councillor Owen, declared my motion "incompetent" and disallowed further discussion. When I objected loudly, strongly and repeatedly I was ejected from the meeting.

In summary, the Lord Mayor and his 'team' have repeatedly voted against the motions to fund the projects, failed to action my annual Budget requests, refuses to answer why they won't fund them and disallows debate when suits them. Keep in mind that the Lord Mayor is supposed to govern in the interests of the whole City that includes Tennyson Ward suburbs.

Here's how you can help - I urge you to email the Lord Mayor at and ask him why, in the past five years, he has only funded 1 local road project in Tennyson Ward out of 471, city wide. You pay rates and I believe our community deserves to see investment in essential infrastructure the same as other parts of the City.

I will not give up on these important projects. The next opportunity for funding is in the 2017-18 Council Budget to be announced in mid-June. And given the Lord Mayor has said the $54 million in saving from the Inner City Bypass project will be redirected to other road projects I am expecting Tennyson Ward will receive the city wide average of at least $2million, which would fund these three projects and more. There are also many, many more local road safety projects in the Ward waiting for funding. You can read my Tennyson Ward Budget submission to give you and idea of what I am fighting for locally here.     

Regards, Nicole.