Message From Nicole
Remembrance Day 2017
Sherwood Community Festival
Planning Brisbane's Future
Draft Brisbane Industrial Strategy
What's On - Local Events
Grants Now Open
Portable Flashing Speed Signs
Brisbane Canvas
'Local Heroes' Australia Day Community Service Awards
Homeless Connect
Road and Construction Works
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Items marked with * require bookings.

Contact the relevant library or
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


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

TV streaming on the internet*
11am-12pm, Wednesday, 22 November
Basic computer knowledge and internet skills required.

Meet Jack Sim*
1:30-2:30pm, Saturday, 25 November
Join Jack for a thrilling story or two.

Literary event: Daphne Du Maurier*
10:30-11:30am, Tuesday, 28 November
Share your favourite Daphne Du Maurier books, take part in some trivia and discuss this popular genre with other like-minded readers.

Android help*
Bring your own Android tablet and Google Play Store account details. Basic Android skills required.

Sensual pleasures of the garden*
1-3pm, Saturday, 2 December
Explore methods to stimulate the sensual elements of your garden. Presented by Paul Plant, editor of subTropical Gardening magazine.

Library e-books and downloads*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 6 December
Bring your own device, library card and email account details.

Red Rocket 3*
2:30-3:30pm, Tuesday, 12 December
Join three-piece live children's band, Red Rocket 3 for a high-energy performance. Ideal for children aged 3-10 years.

Computer skills one*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 13 December
Learn how to use the keyboard and mouse, and find your way around a Windows computer.

Engibears: Dream, draw and design*
2-3pm, Thursday, 14 December
Have fun drawing and designing robots, bridges and trains.

Warriors and wizards with Chris Thompson*
2-3pm, Friday, 15 December
Chris Thompson will relate old Irish stories of heroes and adventures.

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*
2-3pm, 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, Thursdays
Until 7 Dec
Graceville Riverside Parklands

7:30-8:30am, Saturdays
Until 16 Nov
Sherwood Arboretum


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

Kayak Explore*
9am-12pm, Monday, 20 November
Enjoy a relaxing paddle down Brisbane's waterways. $5.
Graceville Riverside Parklands Boat Ramp

Canoeing - Moonlight Paddling*
6-9pm, Friday, 1 December
Explore Brisbane's waterways by moonlight. $5
Graceville Riverside Parklands Boat Ramp


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
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
Until 5 Dec
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,

Brisbane City Council is calling for feedback about general development and planning issues in the City. Whilst it is not a great time with the State Election on, it's vital that we speak up. Noted below are further details about the Plan Your Brisbane process and links to Council's and my website. Most importantly, I am urging residents to sign the e-petition here.  and say no to further five storey developments in Sherwood and Corinda. 

Sadly, since the Lord Mayor and his team, forced the five storey zoning on our community, they have sprung up like mushrooms. The increase in density has seen adverse impacts on neighbouring properties, local streets and added congestion along Oxley Road. And there's been no investment in new infrastructure to cope with the extra development. It's bad planning and should never have happened. I voted against the five storey zoning at Council and do not support the Lord Mayor's push for high density in our character suburbs. Please sign the e-petition or call my office on 3403 8605 and we can post you a hard copy. It's time to have your say.

Regards, Nicole.

Ps. on Tuesday at Council, the Lord Mayor's Finance Chair, Cr Krista Adams, refused to say how many more millions of dollars will be spent on promoting another boxing fight. It was $1.7m earlier this year and no doubt millions more for the next round. That's your ratepayer dollars that could otherwise be spent on pedestrian safety projects around schools or better stormwater drainage.  There are so many basic projects that need doing locally and around the City and yet the Lord Mayor wants to waste millions subsidising prize fighting. It is wrong.


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

The Stephens Sub Branch RSL 2017 Remembrance Day service will commence in Yeronga Memorial Park at 10.30 am, 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. This year, I am honoured to be speaking at the Stephen's RSLA service at Yeronga Memorial Park. I hope to see you there.



Council is currently seeking feedback from the community about what residents want to see in Brisbane. This phase of the community consultation will run until 8 December. This feedback will be used to guide future planning and decision making.

Here's how you can be involved.

Make a submission to Council
You can email your feedback to the planning team at I have provided some suggested submission points on my website here that you may like to use. You may amend these however you like. 

Speak to a Planner
You can speak with both myself and Council planners at the Sherwood Shops on Saturday, 25 November. Alternatively, you can also visit the below nearby locations:

  • Moorooka Shopping Centre - Saturday, 18 November
  • Sherwood Shops - Saturday, 25 November
  • Greenslopes Mall - Thursday, 30 November

I will have a petition on hand to stop further five storey buildings in Tennyson Ward. Please come along and sign the petition. You can sign the epetition here or call my office on 3403 8605 and we can send you a hard copy. You can also download it on my website here.

Online Survey
In the meantime, you can fill in Council's online survey here. Completing the survey gives you the chance to win prizes, including a trip to Tangalooma Island Resort, entry to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, a Story Bridge Climb, a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane and tickets to the Wizard of Oz. In my view, it's an appalling survey, as it is extremely general and then in two words asks you for your views about development. This is restricting your say. If you fill out this survey, here are some two word suggestions you might like to include:

  • stop over-development
  • protect heritage
  • protect character
  • more infrastructure
  • local infrastructure
  • more drainage
  • connected bikeways
  • school safety
  • public transport

Council has now released its draft Brisbane Industrial Strategy for community feedback, which aims to ensure land currently in an industrial zone is kept for industry in the future.

To find out more and have your say, visit Council's website  here. You can provide feedback by making a written submission, including what you do and don't support and why, and any suggestions or changes you would like to see incorporated. Submissions are open until 5pm, Friday, 8 December.


St David's Anglican Christmas Festival

Join me to celebrate the Christmas season at St David's Anglican Christmas Festival from 5pm on Sunday, 17 December. Come along and enjoy children's activities, such as jumping castle and petting zoo, as well as yummy baked goods and christmas stalls. The festival will be held at St David's Church, 62 Chelmer St E, Chelmer.

Jamie's Ministry of Food 5-Week Cooking Course

Brisbane City Council is working together with Jamie's Ministry of Food to offer residents the opportunity to participate in a five-week cooking course in a state-of-the-art mobile kitchen as part of the Love Food Hate Waste movement. Participants will learn to cook fresh, nutritious food and make better food choices, helping to reduce the instances of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in the community.

Courses are ideal for beginners and intermediate cooks but even experienced cooks come away with new skills, techniques and knowledge. At the end of each 90-minute class, the meal cooked by the demonstrator is shared and participants take home their cooked meal to share with family or friends.

For more information or to book your spot, visit Council's website here. But be quick, as places are limited and filling up fast. 

Council's grants programmes provide funding to individuals, local groups and not-for-profit organisations to develop and improve services for residents of all ages to enjoy. The grants list below will help you find the most suitable grant program for you or your organisation:
  • Housing Support Program: Community groups can apply for grants between $2,000 and $10,000 to respond to housing and social needs of people without homes or those living in social housing. Applications are now open and close on Monday 12 February 2018.
  • Healthy and Physical Activity Grants: Not-for-profit groups can apply for grants between  $5,000 to $20,000 to deliver community sport, recreation or physical activity and increase community participation. Applications are now open and close on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Creative Sparks Grants Program: Supports artists, arts workers and producers who live and work in Brisbane. Grants of up to $10,000 are available. Applications are now open and close on Monday 29 January 2018.
  • Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships: Young and emerging Brisbane artists and arts workers aged between 17 and 30 can apply for up to $20,000 for national or international training and development programs. Applications are now open and close on Monday 29 January 2018.
  • Innovation Grants Program: This program offers three $10,000 grants for individuals, organisations and small businesses who wish to realise their creative, unique and innovative ideas within the creative sector. Applications are now open and close on Monday 19 February 2018.

Council's flashing portable speed signs are now installed at the following locations:

  • King Arthur Tce, Tennyson - eastbound, between ampitheatre and Tennis Centre;
  • Oxley Rd, Graceville - northbound, outside Graceville State School; and
  • Graceville Ave, Graceville - westbound near Erroll St.

The portable flashing speed signs are part of Council's programme to improve road safety around schools and other traffic hotspots. The sign shows a smiley face to vehicles travelling the speed limit and flashes a slow down warning to those speeding. Safe driving practices are extremely important around our schools, so the sign should help to quell speeding vehicles and make the area much safer for students.

The signs provide Council and the police with reliable information about traffic volumes and speeds. It has been shown to reduce traffic speeds in streets where it has been located to date by up to 10kms per hour.

The signs will stay at each location for approximately 6-8 weeks and will be continuously rotated throughout the ward.

This month, Council will undertake its Brisbane Canvas program. The program aims to deliver unique commissioned street art to walls, pillars and bridge structures around Brisbane with the aim of enlivening public spaces, while providing opportunities to local artists.
As part of this program, Council are searching for local artists to participate. If you would like to participate, or know someone who would, visit Council's website here to complete an expression of interest and submit a proposal. Council have already chosen a number of sites, but you may also suggest your own. Submissions are open until 24 November, 2017 with art projects to begin in early to mid-2018.

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 Thursday, 30 November, 2017. Submit entries to and/or .

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


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 until 17 November at my office at Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, 180 Fairfield Rd, Fairfield.

Qld Rail will be undertaking some major repairs on both Bridge St and Chelmer St E, Chelmer rail bridges.

Bridge St will be closed 24/7 from 2am Saturday the 11th to approximately 6pm Sunday the 12th. Detours will be in place. Traffic control will be at the eastern end of Bridge St at all times to allow local residents in and out of their homes.

Chelmer St E will be closed daily from 6am to 6pm, both Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th.

Traffic control is scheduled to maintain both closures.

Shuttle buses will connect passengers to Oxley Rd bus stops from Honour Ave, for the Bridge St closure.