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Annerley Park Upgrade
School Holiday Events
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Development Update
Bus Stop Accessibility Upgrades
School Holiday Events
City of Lights Strategy
Annerley Composting Hub Closure
Kerbside Collections 2018
Clean Up Australia Day 2018
Road and Construction Works
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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 two*
11am-12pm, Wed, 17 Jan
Bring your own iPad and Apple ID account details.

Bee-Bot goes on a bear hunt*
2-3:30pm, Thurs, 18 Jan
No prior programming experience required. Ideal for children aged 5-8 years.

Create your own picture book with Michelle Worthington*
2-3pm, Fri, 19 Jan
Ideal for children aged 5-8 years.

Online family history resources*
11am-12:30pm, Wed, 24 Jan
Beginners and advanced participants welcome.

Social media basics*
11am-12:30pm, Wed, 31 Jan
Basic computer and internet skills required.


Maker space*
2-3pm, Mon, 15 Jan
Enjoy free school holiday craft activities. Ideal for children aged 6-10 years and their carers.

Email skills two*
10-11:30am, Tues, 23 Jan
Basic computer skills and an email account required.

Internet skills one*
1:30-3pm, Mon, 5 Feb
Basic computer skills are required.


Songs of our homeland: Dallas Jon Vea Vea
2-2:45pm, Sat, 13 Jan
Hailing from the Fraser Coast, with a 'golden voice', this seasoned performer combines emotive vocals, lead guitar and harmonica. Ideal for all ages.

Magic manga with David Lovegrove*
10-11am, Thurs, 18 Jan
Ideal for those aged 9-14 years.

Facebook basics*
2-3:30pm, Fri, 19 Jan
Basic computer skills, internet skills and an email account are required.

Computer skills one for seniors*
9-11am, Thurs, 1 Feb
Computers provided.

Harry Potter book night: Fantastic beasts*
5-6pm, Thurs, 1 Feb
Come dressed as your favourite character and share in themed activities, games and quizzes. Ideal for children aged 5-10 years.

Aqua Yoga
9:30-10:30am, Fridays
excl. Jan 26
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Aqua Dance2BFit
5-6pm, Wednesdays
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Get Your Own Wheels*
9-10:30am, Friday, 19 Jan
Learn how to ride your bike safely to school
Graceville Memorial Park

Beginner Swimming Program for Adults*
1:15-2:15, Saturdays
From 20 Jan
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Aqua Aerobics
2:15-3pm, Saturdays
From 20 Jan
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Deep Water Aqua Running
9:30-10:30am, Sundays
From 21 Jan
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Fitness 4 Mums*
9:30-10:30am, Mondays
From 29 Jan
Sherwood Arboretum

Tai Chi
8-9am, Tuesdays
From 30 Jan
Sherwood Arboretum

7:30-8:30am, Saturdays
From 3 Feb
Sherwood Arboretum

Senses Alive: see, hear, touch nature*
10am-12pm, Wednesday, 28 February
Sherwood Arboretum

8 Week Challenge*
5:30-6:30pm, Mondays
From 29 Jan
Fehlberg Park, Yeronga

Aqua Aerobics
11-11:45am, Saturdays
From 20 Jan
Yeronga Pool

Beginner Swimming for Adults*
12-1pm, Saturdays
From 20 Jan
Yeronga Pool

Deep Water Aqua Running
8-9am, Sundays
From 21 Jan
Yeronga Pool

Tai Chi
8-9am, Sundays
From 4 Feb
Robinson Park, Fairfield

Park Orienteering*
2-4pm, Sunday, 25 February
Yeronga Memorial Park

ACT-ivate Children's Club*
3:45-4:45pm, Wednesdays
From 7 Feb
Sherwood Arboretum

Kindy Dance
9:30-10:30am, Tuesdays
From 30 Jan
Ken Fletcher Park, Tennyson


NIA Dance
1:30-2:30pm, Wednesdays
From 21 Feb
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

Kayaking - Paddling Moon River*
6-9pm, Monday, 26 February
Graceville Riverside Parklands

Swiss Ball and Pilates*
9:30-10:30am, Mondays
From 29 Jan
Chelmer Community Centre

Painting Magic Koi Fish*
9:30am-12:30pm, Monday, 5 February
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

Tai Chi
9-10am, Thursdays
From 1 Feb
Brisbane Corso Park, Yeronga

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

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

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

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


Happy New Year, everyone

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and new year relaxing with your family and friends. There are still a great range of free and low cost activities for families over the last two weeks of holidays, which are noted below. And you are welcome to come along to a new event, the Australia Day Pool Party at the Oxley Bowls Club on Friday, 26 January to celebrate our national day. There are free rides for the kids from 12pm and fireworks at 7pm, as well as live music into the evening for the grownups.

Unfortunately with the State Government's Yeerongpilly Green going ahead, major changes to King Arthur Tce are scheduled for the next four months with diversions in place. For those who remember what it was like prior to the King Arthur Tce extension, the changes will bring back horror memories.

Regards, Nicole.


I am seeking your feedback to design a new playground in Annerley. This year, I have budgeted $100,000 from the Local Parks Trust Funds for the Vallely and Lagonda Street Park upgrades. The upgrade will include two components;

  1. Lighting: upgraded lights through Lagonda Park and new lights through Vallely Park to improve safety for pedestrians. Cost approx. $45,000 and
  2. Playground: new playground on existing Lagonda St playground site. Cost approx. $100,000.

While this sounds like a lot of money, electrical and earthworks are very expensive and work will be undertaken over two financial years (across 2018) with additional funding provided in July to complete the playground in two stages.

As part of the playground upgrade, the play area will require major earthworks to meet disability standards, which are estimated to cost approx $33,000. A new more direct footpath to the bridge will also be constructed for pedestrians.

I have posted some concept playgrounds on my website here  and you are welcome to email my office at with your support for one of the playgrounds or particular types of equipment. Please provide your feedback by close of business 23 February, 2018.

I will also be holding two meetings at the Lagonda St playground to discuss the design plans in person. Please drop by in person with your suggestions on Saturday, 17 February 9.30am - 10.30am or Wednesday, 21 February 5pm - 6pm         

I welcome your ideas and suggestions to help create a vibrant new playspace for local families.


Starting this month, Council will begin installation of an outdoor ping pong table in Simpsons Playground, Graceville, as part of a joint Council and Federal Government Initiative. 

Slabs will be laid this month in selected parks with the tables scheduled to be installed during mid to late February.

Twelve sites have been chosen around the City in conjunction with the upcoming Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April. Users will be able to bring their own bats and balls and enjoy a game by the River.

While an unusual addition to the Boat Park, the table has been partly funded with a grant from the Office of the Commonwealth Games, so I hope people have some fun using it.



As part of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, the Queen's Baton Relay will be coming to the Tennyson Ward! The Queen's Baton Relay takes a message from the Queen through the Commonwealth to the Opening Ceremony of the Games. 

The QBR will travel 129 kilometres through Brisbane, starting on Good Friday 30 March, 2018 travelling from Brighton to Sherwood and finishing on Easter Saturday, 31 March, 2018 travelling from Chandler to South Bank.

The baton will travel along Wharf St, Oxley Rd, Sherwood Rd, Dewar Tce and onto Jolimont St. This is a great opportunity for local residents to view the baton. While this occurs, these sections will be closed to ensure safety of the baton bearer and companion convoy. You can view a map of the baton's path and road closures here.

As part of the event, a community celebration will be held at the Sherwood Arboretum from 5-7pm on Good Friday where the local community can view the baton and engage with baton bearers, while enjoying entertainment, markets and interactive stalls.


El Salvador Soccer Club, Yeronga
Friday 12th January between 5-7pm
Saturday 13th January between 9-11am
Friday 19th January between 5-7pm
Saturday 20th January between 9-11am

Oxley United Football Club
Small-Sided (Under 6 - 11) and Squirts (Ages 3 - 5) - February 10th and 11th from 9am - 12pm.
Junior competitive (Under 12 - 18) - Sunday 21st January from 9am - 12pm.

Raiders Netball Club, Graceville
Registration now open register online here

South West United Hockey Club, Graceville
Registrations now open - register online here

Souths Senior and Junior Rugby Union Club, Annerley
Registrations open early 2018. Visit their website here to keep updated 

Taylor Bridge Rugby Club, Graceville
Registrations now open register online here

Yeronga Juniors Football Club
Registrations open now register online here



King Arthur Tce road closure
In January major road works will commence on the State Government's Yeerongpilly Green project. There will be major disruptions to access to local streets and for through traffic. The temporary arrangements are highly likely to lead to delays and confusion, but these changes have been agreed between the developer, consolidated properties, the State Government and Council. I am sorry to say our local community is coming last in the discussion. You can read more about the changes here.

9 Lahey Close, Sherwood A004812739
A development application for a storage facility at 9 Lahey Close, Sherwood has been lodged with Council. The application is classified as Code assessable and does not require public notification. To view the plans and make a submission, visit Council's PD Online website here.


Over coming  months Council is undertaking works to improve the accessibility of bus stops across the City. As part of the Bus Stop Accessibility Improvement Program, 6,600 Brisbane bus stops will undergo upgrades and maintenance works to boarding points, access paths, waiting areas, signs, tactile ground surface indicators and bus stop seats to ensure compliance with disability and accessibility regulations.

Bus stop 36 on Ormuz Rd, Yeronga has been selected as part of the program. Chosen locations have been prioritised based on location, access to community and disability services, and usage.

There may be some minor local impacts during work hours of between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday, however some out of hours works may be required. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community.


Tennis lessons*
8-9:30am, Tues, 16 Jan
Learn tennis while having fun with others. This tennis skills and games session is with resident tennis coach Mark Toohey.
8 Ferry St, Kanagroo Point

ACTivate water fun and games*
2-4pm, Wed, 17 Jan
Get wet and keep cool this summer at this ACTivate Water Fun session. Come along and participate in lots of active and healthy activities, relays and interactive games that ensure you end up totally drenched!
Majestic Park, Coorparoo

Laser Tag*
2-3pm, Wed, 17 Jan
Zap your opposition and hidden interactive targets. The thrumming soundtrack and light show add to the experience at Laserforce.
Laserforce, 55 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba

9-10am and 10am-12pm, Thurs, 18 Jan
Come and experience the thrills of abseiling in your local area.
Kangaroo point Cliffs

Origami eco-puppets*
10am-12pm, Sat, 21 Jan
Make a range of fantastic origami hand puppets and then bring them to life by decorating your creations with a range of new and recycled materials.
Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea

Please note: some activites have associated costs. Visit Council's website here for more details on each activity.


The Annerley Community Hub and Yeronga Community Centre have merged and relocated to a new premises at 26 Devon St, Yeronga. As part of the move, the community garden and composting hub at the previous Annerley Community Hub site on Ipswich Rd is no longer in operation.

However, the Community Composting Hub at the Kurilpa Scouts Hall on the corner of Park Rd and Villa St, Yeronga is still open, while a new Hub at Koala Park Community Centre, Moorooka has also been established.

The new Yeronga Community Centre is now open and back to offering some great activities for local residents.


Commencing Monday, 29 January 2018, Council will be conducting a Kerbside Large Item Collection Service for Tennyson Ward residents.

Items can be left on the kerbside one day prior to the collection commencement date.
Please ensure the following guidelines are observed when placing items on the kerbside for collection:

  • the piles are tidy so the footpath and/or roadway is kept clear;
  • piles are no larger than two cubic metres (equal to a small box trailer load) or individual items are not more than one metre long;
  • doors must be removed from refrigerators and cupboards;
  • no sharp or dangerous objects;
  • items must be able to be easily and safely lifted by two people.

Council will not collect unacceptable items placed on the kerb and illegal dumping fines may apply if unacceptable material is not removed. Unacceptable items include the following:

  • vegetation, dirt, stone, bricks, potted plants;
  • construction waste;
  • asbestos;
  • car parts and tyres;
  • general household waste;
  • liquids and hazardous waste (paint, chemicals);
  • gas bottles;
  • glass and mirrors.

Week commencing 29 January

Week commencing 5 February
Tennyson, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Faifield

Week commencing 4 June
Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood, Corinda, Oxley


Every year thousands of Australians take part in Clean Up Australia Day, helping to clean up our local parks, streets, beaches and bushland, and conserve our beautiful environment.

Clean Up Australia Day 2018 Dates:

  • Community Clean Up Day Sunday, 4 March, 2018
  • Schools Clean Up Day Friday, 2 March, 2018
  • Business Clean Up Day Tuesday, 27 Feb, 2018

You can register a clean-up site or join an existing site online here. Residents registering their own site will be sent a clean-up kit, additional equipment can be purchased via the website.

At this time, the following local clean-up event is scheduled in the Tennyson Ward:

  • Graceville East Parks, Corner Nadine St and Graceville Ave 7:45am -10am, Sunday, 4 March

For any further enquiries, contact Brisbane's Clean Up Australia Day Event Coordinator via


Brisbane City Council has developed the City of Lights Creative Lighting Grant Scheme, which provides financial assistance to private property owners to undertake creative LED lighting projects.

The Grant, which provides funding for 50% of the projects up to $75,000, must address one of the following three themes:

  • Lighting for occasion: to enhance events, occasions and city celebrations
  • Lighting for identity: to increase Brisbane's recognisable after-dark identity and create a vibrant and inviting night-time destination
  • Lighting for discovery: illuminated artworks, projections and light-based spatial installations

To be eligible for the grant, applicants must be the property owner or have their written approval and the site must be a building, structure, facade or natural asset. A permit may need to be obtained if work is occurring on Council land or on protected vegetation. For more information, visit Council's website here

Business owners and groups can also beautify Brisbane streets outside their premises via street tree lighting. Businesses can apply for a free permit to install bud or fairy lights outside their premises on Council's website here.


Road Resurfacing

Allambi Crt, Corinda
From Wednesday, 10 January for one week, weather permitting

Strickland Tce, Sherwood
From Monday, 8 January for one week, weather permitting