Message From Nicole
Green Walk Signal Extended at Annerley Junction
Have Your Say on the Future of Ipswich Rd
Remembrance Day 2017
What's On - Local Events
Reusable Cup Trial
'Local Heroes' Australia Day Awards
Plan Your Brisbane
Grants Now Open
Qld Young Achiever Awards
Foodbank Christmas Appeal
Homeless Connect
Brisbane International - 31 Dec to 7 Jan
Road and Construction Works
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Items marked with * require bookings.

Contact the relevant library or
3403 8888.

Babies, Books and Rhymes
Mondays, 11:30am
Annerley Library

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11am
Fridays, 12pm
Fairfield Library

Toddler Time
Mondays, 10am
Saturdays, 9:30am
Annerley Library

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am
Fairfield Library

Children's Storytime
Mondays, 3:30pm
Annerley Library

Tuesdays, 12pm
Fridays, 11am
Saturdays, 9:30am
Fairfield Library


Internet skills two*
10-11:30am, Tues, 17 Oct
Basic computer and internet skills are required.

BYOB (Bring your own baby) book club*
9:15-10am, Monday, 6 November
BYOB book club is a baby-friendly book club for parents and caregivers who are interested in joining a book club without having to organise a babysitter.

Local history night: Annerley Baptist Church*
6-7pm, Thursday, 9 November
Learn about how Annerley Baptist Church started in 1865.

Online family history resources*
1-2:30pm, Tuesday, 14 November
Learn how to search for your ancestors online using a range of library resources.

Trove basics*
1-2:30pm, Tuesday, 21 November
Learn how to find and get access to more than four million Australian resources online including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.


eBay and Gumtree basics*
2-3:30pm, Friday, 13 October
Basic computer and internet skills required.

Computer skills one*
2-3:30pm, Friday, 20 October
Perfect for the first time user.

FBI: Fairfield book investigators kid's club
3:30-4:30pm, Wednesday, 25 October
In October, read Who Dunnit Detective Agency by Martin Widmark. Ideal for children aged 6-11 years.

Email skills one*
2-3:30pm, Friday, 27 October
Basic computer and internet skills required.

Sphero robots in space*
4-5:30pm, Thursday, 2 November
No prior programming experience required. Ideal for children aged 9-12 years.

Internet skills one*
2-3:30pm, Friday 3 November
Basic computer skills required. Bookings essential.

International Games Day
9am-4pm, Saturday, 4 November
Celebrate International Games Day by playing some of the fun board games, card games and electronic games. Ideal for all ages.

CPR awareness*
10-11:30am, Thursday, 9 November
This free workshop will give you the confidence to help keep someone alive using CPR while the ambulance is on its way.

Aqua Aerobics
12:45-3:30pm, Saturdays
Until 25 Nov
Fun water workout suitable for all fitness levels
Yeronga Park Pool

Beginner Swimming and Water Safety for Adults
11:45am-12:45pm, Saturdays
Until 25 Nov
Yeronga Park Pool

Tai Chi
8-9am, Sundays
Until 3 Dec
Robinson Park, Fairfield

8:45-9:45am, Fridays
Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point

Skateboarding Masterclass*
3:30-4:30pm, Mondays
Until 11 Dec
All ages welcome
JF O'Grady Park, Fairfield

Yeronga Globe Trotters (walking group)
7am, Tuesdays and Thursdays
16 Dublin St, Yeronga

Beginner Swimming Program for Adults*
11:45am-12:45am, Saturdays
Until 25 Nov
Yeronga Park Pool

Mini River Loop
9-11am, Sunday, 22 Oct
16km river loops from Tennyson to UQ and back
Meet at Ken Fletcher Park


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


Kindy Dance
9:30-10:30am, Tuesdays
Until 5 Dec
Ken Fletcher Park

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

Yeronga Bowls Club
Game Days - From 12:30pm, Wed and Sat
3848 1146 (3-7pm, Tues to Sun)
11 Querrin St, Yeronga

Seniors Morning Tea
10am-12pm, Mondays

Seniors Gentle Yoga
9:30am-10am, Mondays

Mindful Yoga
6-7pm, Mondays
$10 waged, $5 unwaged (held at Anglican Church Hall - 24 Killarney St, Yeronga)

Community Breakfast
7:30-8:30am, Wednesdays during the school term
Everyone welcome

Computer Assistance
10-11am,  Wednesdays

Guided Meditation
10-10:30am, Thursdays

Craft Group
10:30am-12pm, Thursdays

Art Classes
10:30am-12pm, Thursdays

6-7pm, Thursdays
$10 waged, $5 unwaged (held at Anglican Church Hall - 24 Killarney St, Yeronga)

Yeronga Community Centre
3848 2285
Cnr Villa St and Park Rd, Yeronga

Community Breakfast
8am-9am, Thursdays

Community Garden
9am, Tuesdays

Annerley Hub
9am-12pm, Tuesdays

Swap Shop
9am-12pm, Tuesdays

Small Change Cafe
12-4pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays

1-2pm, Mondays

Computer Class
9am-12pm, Wednesdays

Annerley Community Hub
3848 2285
556 Ipswich Rd, Annerley

Centenery Theatre Group Performance Dates

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,

I hope to see you all at St Sebastian's Fete this weekend on Saturday, 14 October from 11.30am.  This little school in Yeronga always turns on a fun event with lots of great food, stalls, entertainment and auctions/raffles. Sadly this marks the official end of fete season, but the community Christmas events are not far away.   

This year St Seb's has joined Council's Active School Travel programme and, like Yeronga State School and JPSS before them, are regularly winning the golden boot award. Well done! A big thank you to all the families and teachers involved in this programme, which aims to reduce congestion around schools and teach children about road safety.

Planning is progressing on two park upgrades in Annerley and Yeronga. $120,000 has been budgeted to upgrade the Yeronga Dog off Leash Park, at Yeronga Memorial Park and $100,000 for new lighting and a playground upgrade at the Lagonda St/Vallely St parks from the local Parks Trust Funds. I know there are a lot of requests for parks upgrades and the focus is on replacing playgrounds that have been closed or in desperate need of repairs. The Lord Mayor just does not invest enough funds to do all the projects needed.

It's taken three years and direct questions in Council to the Lord Mayor, but finally Council is finally fixing the lights in Robinson Park, damaged in the 2014 super cell storm. New solar lights will be installed in coming weeks.

Regards, Nicole

P.S. Our fabulous Annerley Community Bookshop is in danger of closing. We need your help to ensure it stays open. Please come along to a meeting at 6:30pm, Tuesday, 17 October at the Bookshop to help save this brilliant community resource. Further details are noted below. 


The green walk signal at the intersection of Dudley St and Ipswich Rd at Annerley Junction has been extended for an additional five seconds. This is a practical safety measure that will give pedestrians, including many students and families from JPSS more time to cross busy Ipswich Rd. I have also requested that Council install a pedestrian countdown timer at this intersection, as a matter of urgency. 

Annerley Junction traders and parents from Junction Park State School witness accidents and near misses everyday at this crossing. It is dangerous and lives are being needlessly put at risk.

Major improvements to the crossing were completed in 2012 following a community petition of more than 600 local residents.

It is staggering how many cars still seem to run through the red light putting pedestrians at risk.



I have been working with Annerley residents on a community-led workshop to discuss the future of Ipswich Rd. To date, Council have ignored all requests for safety upgrades, including:

  • Venner/Ipswich Rds intersection upgrade
  • Venner Rd freight bypass
  • Annerley Suburban Centre Improvement Project (SCIP)

To have your say on the future of Ipswich Rd, please join me and other concerned residents at the following community meeting:

1-3pm, Sat, 28 October
Junction Park State School
Old Assembly Hall, Main Building, Level 1

If you cannot make the meeting or wish to have your say beforehand, you can complete the survey here.


2017 marks the 99th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. Every year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, one minutes silence is observed throughout the country in remembrance of those who lost their lives during war.

This year, Tennyson Ward will commemorate Remembrance Day with two local RSL services held by the Stephens RSL and the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL.

The Stephens Sub Branch RSL 2017 Remembrance Day service will commence in Yeronga Memorial Park at 10.30 am, Saturday, November 11.

The Sherwood-Indooroopilly Sub Branch RSL 2017 Remembrance Day service will commence in the Croll Memorial Precinct, Corinda at 10.20am, Saturday, November 11.

All are welcome to attend these services to pay their respects to those Australians who lost their lives or suffered during war and armed conflict.



The bi-annual St Sebastian's Primary School Fete is on again from 11:30am to 7pm, Saturday, 14 October with all the attractions you love to experience at your local school fete. Bring your family and friends and come for lunch, stay for dinner and enjoy the gourmet and street food on offer. There will be rides and activities for kids of all ages, vintage treasures, a 2nd hand book store, a bar and cafe, live entertainment, raffles, games, craft, animals and more. Don't miss the FUN! I hope to see you there.


6-8pm, Friday, 3 November

Saturday, 11 November
Bowls start 12pm, BBQ at 5:15pm
Open to all bowlers - prizemoney and raffles

11 Querrin St, Yeronga
3848 1146


The Bookshop is in danger of closing. Come along to discuss the future of the much-loved community asset from 6:30pm, Tuesday, 17 October.


Starting early December, Council will begin its new trial of reusable coffee cups at Brisbane cafes. Two local cafes, Honour Espresso, Graceville and Billykart Annerley, have been selected to take part in the trial, which will see each business provided with 20 reusable coffee cups to provide to regular customers in place of current single-use cups. A loyalty card will also be stamped each time the cup is used, leading to a free coffee on the tenth stamp.

The initiative has the potential to keep approximately 20,000 single-use cups out of landfill in only the first two weeks. Single-use coffee cups are a common landfill item, with approximately 156 million thrown away each year in Brisbane alone. 

If you're a regular at either trial café, keep an eye out for the scheme and help contribute to a cleaner, healthier Brisbane. Hopefully it's a success and rolled out to all local cafes. 


Nominations are now open for the 'Local Heroes' Awards that recognise the extraordinary contribution of volunteers, our local heroes, who work tirelessly in our community. Please nominate someone you know works for our community.

The Awards are open to volunteers living in or active members of a community group based in Tennyson Ward and/or Moorooka Ward in the Brisbane City Council area. The Awards recognise the work of volunteers whose selfless efforts have helped to improve the lives of others and/or those who have helped to build community spirit, resilience and identity in our local area. Up to ten people will be recognised annually.

Nomination forms are available from my office or on my website here and must be submitted by Friday, 30 November, 2017. Submit entries to and/or .

Recipients will be announced Friday, 26 January, 2017 at the Australia Day 2018 Pool Party, Oxley Bowls Club, Englefield Rd, Oxley.


Council is seeking feedback from the community about what residents want to see in Brisbane and how the City can be better shaped for the future. This is a general planning exercise, so it's important that you speak up!

Community consultation will run until mid-2018 and will include a citywide series of events that will allow residents to have their say on what they love about Brisbane, what they want to see preserved, what the biggest challenges are and how we can plan to make Brisbane even better. This feedback will be used to guide future planning and decision making.

To get involved and have your say, visit Council's website here. Alternately, you can speak with Council at the following nearby locations:

  • Indooroopilly Shopping Centre - Thursday, 2 November; Friday, 3 November; Saturday, 4 November
  • Moorooka Shopping Centre - Saturday, 18 November
  • Sherwood Shops - Saturday, 25 November
  • Greenslopes Mall - Thursday, 30 November
  • South Bank Markets - Friday, 8 December
BCC's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants program 2017-18 supports community groups, non-profit organisations and registered native wildlife carers to deliver environmental and sustainable projects. Applications for the two grants listed below are now open and close on Monday 6 November 2017.
  • Environmental Grants: Community groups can apply for grants between $1000 and $20,000 to undertake environmental initiatives for local or city-wide environmental projects.
  • Sustainability Grants: Community groups can apply for grants between $1000 and $10,000 to implement energy efficiency measures, supporting the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Nominations are now open for the 2017-18 Queensland Young Achievers Awards. The Awards aim to recognise the positive achievements of those aged 29 and under as of 31 December, 2017 in the following categories:

  • Regional Achiever Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Aboriginal Achievement Award
  • Create Change Award
    • Arts and Fashion Award
    • Online Achievement Award
    • Small Business Achiever Award
    • Community Volunteer Award.

    If you know of someone who you think should be nominated in one of these categories, follow this link  to nominate them for their hard work. Winners receive $2000 and a trophy, which will be presented at an awards gala next year.


    Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre's Foodbank Christmas Appeal is on again, which aims to donate 40,000 tonnes of food to local families in need. Until 31 December, you will be able to donate much-needed food by placing non-perishable goods in the donation bin located outside Coles.

    Each week, Foodbank feeds 100,000 people in South-East Queensland, half of which being children. But current supply cannot meet demand and food donations are needed. For more information on how you can help, please visit Foodbank Queensland's website here.


    Homeless Connect is, again, seeking donations for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

    Homeless Connect brings together business and community groups at a one-day event to give free services to people experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness. The project has helped more than 14,700 people since Brisbane City Council held the first Homeless Connect in Australia in November 2006.

    Homeless Connect events provide the following:

    • volunteer medical and allied health care professionals including doctors, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists and massage therapists
    • housing support
    • haircuts by volunteer barbers and hairdressers
    • immunisation delivered by Council's immunisation team
    • personal grooming items such as towels and face washers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant
    • clothes for adults, children and babies, including shoes
    • bedding.

    The event will be held on Thursday, 23 November, 2017 at the Brisbane Racing Club, Doomben Racecourse (Hampden Street, Ascot). Guests can enjoy a meal, socialise, participate in activities and access much needed services.

    You can assist by donating non-perishable food items from 16 October until 17 November at my office at Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, 180 Fairfield Rd, Fairfield.


    The Brisbane International is being held from 31 December to 7 January, 2018. All residential streets within 1km of the stadium will be subject to 1hr parking restrictions, residents and their visitors excepted.

    This affects residents in Tennyson, Yeerongpilly and Yeronga who live within the Qld Tennis Centre Parking Area. Each street within the Parking Area is delineated via the newly installed yellow signs under each street sign and the existing signs on major roads. You can also see a map of the precinct here.

    If you reside within a designated street, you can apply for a permit from my office at Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, 180 Fairfield Rd, Fairfield during December. When applying, please bring a copy of the current vehicle registration certificate for each vehicle registered to the property, a rates notice or utiility bill, and your driver's licence.


    The Fig tree next to Stephens Croquet Club in Yeronga Memorial Park that failed in mid-September has been removed and will be replaced with an already established fig. This work will be completed when weather permits and required permits are issued.

    Until November, Council will begin investigation works associated with the proposed Juliette Street and Ipswich Road intersection upgrade in Annerley.

    The works will involve:

    • topographic and environmental surveys
    • geotechnical investigation and testing
    • identification of public utility service locations, which may involve potholing.

    Investigation works are planned to be carried out intermittently from August to November, from Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 5am. These works will predominantly be undertaken at night to meet traffic permits and when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure safety and to minimise disruptions. Where day works are required they will take place between 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

    Residents and businesses close to the intersection may see surveyors on site and hear some noise from the investigation works, which may include potholing, saw cutting and jack hammering. Council will make every effort to complete the noisiest works by 11pm where possible, to minimise disruption while these investigations are taking place.

    Further information will be provided to the local community about the design and construction, as the design progresses.