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Moggill Rd Roundabout Update
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Remembrance Day 2017
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Tree Planting Oxley Rd Corridor
Reusable Cup Trial
'Local Heroes' Australia Day Awards
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Qld Young Achiever Awards
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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


iPad skills one
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 18 Oct
Bring your own iPad.

Drop in and meet NAO*
10-11am, Thursday, 19 Oct
Ideal for all ages. Drop in anytime between the listed times.

Literary event: 25 years of Looking for Alibrandi*
2-3pm, Saturday, 21 Oct
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the story of Josie, Jacob, John and many other much loved characters, join us for a literary event to discuss this incredible novel.

Literary trivia*
10:30-11:30am, Tuesday, 24 October
Test your literary knowledge with trivia questions at a morning of fun at Corinda Library.

iPad skills two*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 25 October
Bring your own iPad and Apple ID account details.

Halloween storytime*
4-4:30pm, Friday, 27 October
Dress up in your scariest costume to enjoy stories and craft inspired by spooky tales.

eBay and Gumtree basics*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday 1 Nov
Basic computer and internet skills required. Bookings essential

Literary event: Murder on the Orient Express*
10:30-11:30am, Tuesday, 7 Nov
Join in with trivia, facts and discussion a must for every murder-mystery fan!

Internet skills one*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 8 Nov
Basic computer skills are required

Internet skills two*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 15 Nov
Basic computer and internet skills are required

Tai Chi
8-9am, Tuesdays
Sherwood Arboretum

Aqua Aerobics
3-3:45pm, Saturdays
Until 25 Nov
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Beginner Swimming Program for Adults*
2pm-3pm, Saturdays
Until 25 Nov
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Aqua Yoga
9:30-10:30am, Fridays
Until 15 Dec
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Aqua Dance2BFit
5-6pm, Wednesdays
Until 29 Nov
Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Deep Water Running
9:30-10:30am, Sundays
Until 26 Nov
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Low Impact Fitness and Pilates*
9:30-10:30am, Thursday
Until 7 Dec
Graceville Riverside Parklands


Swiss Ball and Pilates*
9:30-10:30am, Mondays
(not on school or public holidays)
Low intensity, easy workout. Contact Jenny on 0410 010 316 to book.
Chelmer Community Centre

NIA Dance*
1:30-2:30pm, Wednesdays
Until 8 Nov
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

Healthy Heart and Strong Bones
10:30-11:30am, Mondays
Easy cardio and strength exercise
Until 30 Oct
Jindalee Boat Ramp Park, Mt Ommaney

Excellent Eye Sight*
9:30-11:30am, 25 Oct and 1 Nov
Learn about your visual system and easy ways to maintain the health of your eyes and improve eyesight through simple physical activities.
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre


ACT-ivate Children's Club (Junior 3-4 years)*
3:45-4:45pm, Wednesdays
Until 29 Nov
Using balls, hoops, parachutes, tunnels, jumping sacks, puppets, storybooks, costumes and music, participants will explore all the different ways their growing bodies can move.
Sherwood Arboretum

ACT-ivate Children's Club (Senior 5-10 years)*
3:45-4:45pm, Wednesdays
Until 29 Nov
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!
Sherwood Arboretum

Kindy Dance
9:30-10:30am, Tuesdays
From 3 October
Ken Fletcher Park

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

Social Group
10am-12pm, Mondays
$3 per session
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

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
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
9.45am Every fourth Tuesday of month
Corinda Bowls Club, Hall Avenue
Kathy - 3379 7237 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

Centenery Theatre Group Performance Dates
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,

The Sherwood Community Festival is just around the corner on Friday, 10 November commencing at 5.30pm with a dynamic skipping demonstration from the Sherwood Arrows. The Festival has all the great stuff you love, rides, food, stalls and entertainment and a couple of new attractions this year including Council's new Pop-up Library and the Ultimate Games Van.    

The volunteer committee works all year to put this event together for our community so please come along and celebrate what makes the Sherwood district so great. Further details are noted below.

The two dogs involved in a vicious attack in Graceville have now been formally declared as dangerous dogs. They must be muzzled and on a lead at all times and contained in a yard with a sign denoting them as dangerous dogs. If not, they can in future now be seized and destroyed. If you see these dogs roaming the street let me know immediately on 3403 8605 or Council 24/7 on 3403 8888. Thanks to all those who provided photos and information that helped to identify these dogs.    

Regards, Nicole.


Residents will recall that in early 2015, Council purchased the roundabout at the intersection of Moggill Rd, Coonan St and Keating St, Indooroopilly for $17 million.

In the most recent Budget, Council allocated $1.8million over two years for preliminary planning. 

While Council have proposed a T-intersection with traffic lights for the site, I have spoken in Council and written to the Lord Mayor asking for a more innovative design to be considered, such as a flyover to ensure traffic using Coonan St is not disadvantaged by Moggill Rd traffic getting priority. I have also asked that residents, including those in Tennyson Ward, be consulted on the design, as you have the right to have a say in how changes to this road corridor will impact you. 

So far, I have received an acknowledgement of my request from the Lord Mayor's office, but have had no substantive response. I will keep you updated if/when any plans are released for consultation. 



Residents may have noticed the closure of the playground at Dunlop Park, Corinda. It was one of four playgrounds closed in Tennyson Ward this year. As the play equipment was over 25 years old and no longer met Australian Safety Standards, it had to be removed due to safety concerns.

Council have now begun the removal of the playground equipment and shade sail. Once this is completed, the area will be reinstated with garden mulch around the existing fig trees.

In the meantime, there is a great playground nearby at George Scarlett Park on the other side of Dunlop Park at Cliveden or Pratten Sts. Hopefully funding will be made available in the next Council Budget to build a new playground. 


The large fig tree in Graceville Memorial Park, behind the grandstand and next to the WWI memorial will be removed due to ill health. The tree was declining in recent months due to groundwater issues. While Council attempted to pump out the groundwater, they were unable to save the tree. After talking with Council's arborist, apparently a creek used to run through Graceville Memorial Park and that may be the source of the problem. However, the tree will be replaced in March/April next year, before ANZAC Day, when the weather is cooler to allow the tree to establish.


Over coming weeks, Council will be undertaking maintenance works to three structures within the Sherwood Arboretum. Two bridges will have deteriorated decking boards replaced and timber handrails washed and repainted. Another disused maintenance bridge will be removed. For safety reasons, some walkways will be closed while the maintenance occurs.


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.




In coming weeks, Council will begin undertaking beautifucation works along the Oxley Rd corridor. As part of the works, 44 exisiting dying or dead trees will be removed and replaced with 117 new trees to help increase shade coverage along the footpath. The types of trees to be replanted include the following:

  • Flame tree
  • Ivory curl
  • Pink flowering bottlebrush
  • White bottlebrush
  • Crows ash
  • White oak
  • Australian tulipwood
  • Lillypilly
  • Silver trumpet tree
  • White trumpet tree
  • Pink trumpet tree
  • Tamarind Tree
  • Weeping satinash
  • Golden penda

The replacements will take place between numbers 12 and 423 Oxley Rd and all affected residents have been consulted on the removals.


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 who 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.


    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.



    Sherwood Rd, Sherwood
    31/10/2017 -17/11/2017