Queen's Baton Relay
New Footpaths for Graceville
State School and St Joseph's
Special Olympics Australia National Games 2018
Clean Up Australia Day 2018
Road and Construction
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Babies, Books and Rhymes
Thursdays 9.30am and Saturday 9.30am
eBay and Gumtree
11am-12:30pm, Wed, 7 Feb
Basic computer and internet skills required.
Second Saturday book club*
2-3pm, Sat, 10
For February, read and discuss The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood.
Internet skills one*
11am-12:30pm, Wed, 14 Feb
Basic computer skills
Library Lovers' Day*
Wed, 14 Feb
Join us for a cuppa and share your love of books and reading at a celebration of libraries
and all the wonderful things your local library contributes to the community.
Internet skills two*
11am-12:30pm, Wed, 21 Feb
Basic computer and internet
skills are required.
Meet Janet Akroyd-Stuart*
10:30-11:30am, Tues, 27 Feb
Join Janet Akroyd-Stuart as she discusses her experiences researching
and writing Half a World Away. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from
home for Janet to sign.
Library e-books and downloads*
11am-12:30pm, Wed, 28 Feb
Bring your own device, library card and email account details.
11am-12:30pm, Wed, 7 March
Perfect for the first
time user. Bring your own smartphone.
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda
Beginner Swimming Program for Adults*
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda
Deep Water Aqua Running
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda
Senses Alive: see, hear, touch nature*
10am-12pm, Wednesday, 28 February
From 21 Feb
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre
Kayaking - Paddling Moon River*
Graceville Riverside Parklands
Ball and Pilates*
Chelmer Community Centre
FOR THE KIDS
Club (Junior 3-4 years)*
Using balls, hoops, parachutes,
tunnels, jumping sacks, puppets, storybooks, costumes and music, participants will explore all the different
ways their growing bodies can move.
Children's Club (Senior 5-10 years)*
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!
Ken Fletcher Park
All items marked with * require bookings. Please visit Council's website here to view event
information and requirements.
$3 per session
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre
Graceville Social Soccer
Friday mornings from 6am to 7am
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
9:30am - 11:30am Wednesdays
Ph: 3379 9925 or email
Advanced: 10am -11:30am Tuesdays
Beginner: 10am - 11:30am Thursday
Acacia Ridge Community
Parenting Conversation Corners
- 2:30pm Thursdays
Indooroopilly Uniting Church
Suburbs Asperger Support Group
7pm on the 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month
St Matthews Church Hall, Sherwood
Learn to speak in public and enjoy it
Sherwood AFL Club
Street East, Chelmer Brisbane Qld 4075
2pm - 4pm Sundays
Ph: Ian on 0439 715 144
Corinda State School
Sherwood Senior Citizens' Club
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
Corinda State High School
Ph: 3379 2002 for more details.
Chelmer and District Probus
9.45am Every fourth Tuesday of month
Corinda Bowls Club, Hall Avenue
- 3379 7237 for more details
Sherwood Probus Club
Every 3rd Friday of month
Magpies AFL Club
Chelmer St E, Chelmer
3372 7525 for more
Oxley Creek Common Carers
Volunteer weeding group
Meet at the red shed
Sherwood Rd, Rocklea
Ph 0429 911 555
Acacia Ridge Community Centre
Arboretum Working Bee
8am - 10am every third Sunday of the month
Joseph Street Garden
Graceville Community Garden
Benarrawa Community Centre
79 Waratah Ave, Graceville
Ph: 3379 9925
Items marked with * require bookings if not stated otherwise.
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Some exciting news for sports lovers! The Commonwealth Games
Baton Relay will be heading along Oxley Rd from Gordon Thomson Park, Chelmer to the Sherwood
Arboretum on Good Friday, 30 March 2018.
will be major road closures along the route between approx 4-6pm and a fun event with music, food and
games for the kids in the Sherwood Arboretum. More details about the event, road closures and baton runners
are noted below. You will need to plan ahead to view the baton being carried along Oxley Rd or come down
to the Sherwood Arboretum to see local resident and Olympic and Commonwealth Games legend, Susie O'Neill,
run the torch into the Arboretum. There's a few other sporting superstars and local residents who have
made a significant contribution to the community who will be running along the route too.
I am partnering with the Sherwood AFL Club to host a Movie in the Park on Friday, 23 March,
2018. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will start at sunset. You are welcome to bring
a picnic and the Club will also be hosting a BBQ with drinks available to purchase from the bar. Help
support one of our fabulous local sporting clubs and have a great night out with your family and friends.
I hope to see you at both events.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES QUEEN'S BATON
part of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, the Queen's Baton Relay will be travelling through Tennyson
As the baton travels through the Ward, road closures will
be in place between 4pm and 6pm on Good Friday, 30 March from Gordon Thomson Park, Chelmer along Wharf
St, Oxley Rd, Sherwood Rd, Dewar Tce and Jolimont St. You can view a map of the baton's path and road
Please ensure you plan ahead and take into account any road closures on the day.
While the baton is travelling through the Ward, residents are more than welcome to view the Baton
bearers along their route. Baton bearers comprise local residents, distinguished Queenslanders and sporting
legends, including Olympic swimmer and local Suzie O'Neill who will run the last leg into Sherwood Arboretum.
Paraolympian Gerrard Gosens will run through his local suburb, Graceville and there are a few special
guests, including Olympic great, Tracey Wickham and Professor Ian Frazer. You can view a list of the Baton
Bearers and their schedule 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
food, music, stalls and games for the kids.
If you live
east of Oxley Rd, to access the Sherwood Arboretum on the day, you will need to divert via Jerrold St,
Quarry Rd and Dewar Tce, Sherwood to avoid the road closure at Sherwood Rd, between Oxley Rd and Dewar
Tce, as well as part of Dewar Tce and Jolimont St. Plan ahead, so you don't get stuck!
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.
AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS 2018
HEROES' AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS
The 'Local Heroes' Australia
Day Community Service Awards were held on Australia Day at the Oxley Bowls Club to recognise the relentless
work of our prominent local volunteers.
There are so many unsung
heroes from all walks of life in our community who work behind the scenes to build and strengthen their
neighbourhood and our district, and this award was created to ensure they are recognised in our local
community for their efforts.
This year, I had the honour of presenting
the following extremely hardworking community members with their award:
Anele Kanas, Sherwood Community Festival
Asperger Services Australia
Sonia Reis, Sherwood Scout Group
Frank Sauter, Oxley Bowls Club and Rotary Club of Oxley
Pauline Sinclair, Sherwood Scout Group
Alexander and Elizabeth Dewberry, Brisbane Motorcycle Street Feed
Maurice Murphy, contribution to naming 'Ed Kuepper Park'
Brian Tovey, Oxley Neighbourhood Watch and Sherwood Meals on Wheels
A big thank
you to all the volunteers from Club Oxley, Rotary, Lions, Oxley NHW and CWA for helping make the Australia
Day Pool Party such a success.
LORD MAYOR'S AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS
I would also like to congratulate all those who received a Lord
Mayor's Australia Day Award that recognises those who have gone above and beyond to help contribute to
a friendly and strong community. This year, two hardworking volunteers making a difference in the Tennyson
Ward were recognised - Una Gray who received Senior Citizen of the Year for years of dedication to the
Inala Meals on Wheels and Pillowcases for Oncology Kids and for her participation in the local Rotary
Club, Probus and National Seniors Australia. Dee Douglas also received an Achievement Award
for her work with Toastmasters and the Rotary Club of Brisbane Taylor Bridge.
ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
The Tennyson Ward was honoured to have
two residents awarded with the Order of Australia this year. Congratulations to:
David Bevan for significant service to public administration in Queensland through oversight, accountability
and administrative justice roles, and to the law; and
Ms Suzie O'Neill for significant
service to swimming at the elite level, as a mentor and role model, and to the community through support
for charitable organisations.
NEW FOOTPATHS FOR
ST JOSEPH'S AND GRACEVILLE STATE SCHOOL
A new footpath has been installed along Martindale St, between Railway
Tce and Clara St outside St Joseph's Primary School, after a disabled resident raised the lack of safe
access and the school crossing. The remaining section will be done when future funding is available.
Graceville State School
I am pleased
to have funded a new, wider footpath outside Graceville State School to allow for easier access to the
drop-off zone and crossing. The School is an active travel school and the wider footpath will improve
safety for children walking to school. We are still fighting for refuges around the school. Now that the
new State Member has been appointed as the Transport and Main Roads Minister, I'm hoping he will help
me to pressure Council into funding this important project.
Sherwood Football Club Movie in the Park
Come along for a free screening of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at Sherwood Football Club
from sunset on Friday, 23 March. Bring a rug or a chair and enjoy food and drinks while
watching a movie under the stars. I hope to see you there!
Meet the Melbourne Rebels
As part of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens Carnival,
UQ Junior Bullsharks will be hosting the Melbourne Rebels on Thursday, February 8th from 4-7pm.
There will be a variety of food, drinks and games available on the day including a Spiderman Jumping
Castle, Westside BMW car display, a photobooth, Essential Care Dental taking mouth guard impressions,
and a BBQ. Yummi Fruit Ice-Creamery will be selling ice creams and drinks, and Fire'N'Dough will be selling
Uniforms will be available for collection on the
day from the clubhouse, but you MUST have signed up online beforehand, and bring along a copy of the confirmation.
Sign up online before Thursday 8th February to go into the running to win a $100 Boucher Bistro voucher!
has announced a review of the by-laws regarding parking permits in regulated parking areas. In
Tennyson Ward this mean parts of the suburbs of Annerley, Fairfield, Tennyson, Yeronga and Yeerongpilly.
The new rules will be open for public consultation between 12 February
and 2 March, just three weeks. The Lord Mayor refused my request to extend the consultation timeframe
for a few weeks to ensure all residents are aware of the changes.
There are some really good aspects to the new rules, but also some changes that are likely to have
adverse impacts in some areas. You can view the details on Council's website here
from Monday or contact my office for more information.
some of the key changes:
parking permits will be digital
(no paper permit or sticker issued)
parking permits can be
applied for online, by phone or over the counter
for carers and health workers will be available
term permits (3 months) for construction will be allowed
for businesses in residential areas will be allowed
in new unit developments built after 31 March, 2015 in regulated parking areas will be ineligible for
Here are some issues you may like to include
in your submission:
the permits should be free - residents
should not have to pay to park in their own streets
wide permits (rather than nominated streets) may cause adverse parking impacts in streets near busy major
institutions and businesses
suburb wide permits (rather than
nominated streets) may impact on residents who live on a suburb boundary
no online temporary permit process has been announced while an application is pending approval
residents in units built after 31 March, 2015 will not be
eligible for parking permits and many do not have on-site parking, due to the inadequate provision of
parking for units under City Plan 2014.
I encourage all
residents who live in the Dutton Park/PA Regulated Parking Area and the Tennis Centre Regulated Parking
Area to review the new rules and speak up. You can email your feedback to Council or send your views to
my office at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of
business Friday, 2 March. I look forward to hearing from you.
Annual Boer War Memorial Service was held on Thursday, 1 February to commemorate the 115th anniversary
of all who lost their lives during the battle of Onverwacht, South Africa, during the Anglo Boer War in
Sherwood has one of the oldest Boer War Cemeteries in
Australia, honouring the 13 men from the local community who lost their lives in the battle. Every year,
the students from Corinda State High School and Ermelo High School in South Africa exchange letters and
messages to commemorate veterans on both sides of the conflict.
Each year, the Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL conducts an essay competition for Corinda State High School
Students. This year's winner of the competition is Anh-Thu Tran and you can read her essay online here.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL GAMES 2018
to Daisy Brown and Willow Hersant who have been invited to the 2018 Special Olympics Australia National
Games for equestrian! Both Daisy and Willow have trained extremely hard over the years at EquusTerra in
Yeronga and I wish them all the best. To help support the girls, you may donate to Daisy here
and Willow here
From 16-20 April 2018, 1,000 athletes with an intellectual disability
will come together in Adelaide to demonstrate their sporting skills in 11 sports and 1 demonstration sport.
EquusTerra operates from Brisbane Corso, Yeronga and provides therapeutic horseback riding for people
with physical and social disabilities to interact and bond with the horses in a fun, nurturing environment.
To become involved in the program or to find out more, please visit EquusTerra's website here
over 20 years, Sherwood Place, formerly Sherwood Respite Service, has delivered vital services to people
aged 65 and over in our community. Funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP),
the service offers assistance with social activities, outings and domestic chores to keep local residents
connected in their community by promoting independence and wellness. Sherwood Place is now part of the
Vacancies currently exist at the day centre located at 23
Thallon Street, Sherwood on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If you, or someone you know, is lonely
or not getting out as much because of mobility issues, the staff at Sherwood Place can assist by providing
friendly hospitality, activities, morning tea and lunch.
Place also provide transport to and from home for people living in the suburbs of Chelmer, Corinda, Fairfield,
Graceville, Oxley, Rocklea, Sherwood, Tennyson, Yeronga and Yeerongpilly.
Sherwood Place are through My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. Staff at Sherwood Place can assist you to navigate
through My Aged Care should you require. Please contact Coordinator Jan Kennedy on 3379 1051 for further
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY 2018
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:
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 email@example.com.
ROAD AND CONSTRUCTION
Yeerongpilly Green Update
The State Government's Yeerongpilly Green development is underway and will see the existing
alignments of King Arthur Terrace and Mooney Street altered during coming months. This will result in
temporary changes to the way in which users circulate in the streets and surrounding areas.
The roll out of the construction program has been designed to occur in a series of stages, which
will run from late January 2018 until August 2019.
As construction works progress, there will
be major changes to the road and cycle network:
Mooney Street will be closed to traffic,
cyclists and pedestrians;
Changes to vehicle access to and from Paragon and Ortive Sts;
A temporary cycle and pedestrian path has been constructed linking King Arthur Terrace
and Ortive Street; and
Access to King Arthur Terrace will remain open from Softstone
Street and to motorists accessing the Queensland Tennis Centre and Tennyson Reach.
The following additional network changes are planned during February and March, 2018.
The eastern end of King Arthur Terrace will be temporarily closed while construction of the
King Arthur Terrace realignment is underway.
Motorists travelling east along
King Arthur Terrace wishing to access Fairfield Road will travel from Softstone Street via Tennyson Memorial
Motorists travelling south along Fairfield Road wishing to access King Arthur
Terrace will do so via making a right hand turn into Palomor Road, then on to Tennyson Memorial Avenue
and Softstone Street
Motorists travelling north on Fairfield Road wishing to access King
Arthur Terrace will make a left hand turn via Palomar Road, then on to Tennyson Memorial Avenue and Softstone
A temporary vehicle access to the South Regional Business Centre will be constructed
from King Arthur Terrace.
A new pedestrian access will be built from King Arthur Terrace
to the South Regional Business Centre and Yeerongpilly Station; and
The temporary cycle
and pedestrian path linking King Arthur Terrace and Ortive Street will remain in place until road alignment
For more details, view the construction website here.