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Reminder: Have Your Say - Council Releases Future Infrastructure Plans
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New Stormwater Gully for Hall St, Sherwood
Graceville Playground Complete
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Blackheath Rd Safety Initiative
VP Day
Yeronga Community Centre Has Moved
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


Beatrix Potter's birthday*
3:30-4:30pm, Friday, 21 July
Share in the fun and games celebrating Beatrix Potter's beloved characters. Ideal for children aged 4-8 years.

Social media basics*
10:30am-12pm, Saturday, 22 July
Basic computer and internet skills required.

Fandom haven: Harry Potter*
5:30-7pm, Thursday, 27 July
Share your passion, meet other like-minded enthusiasts, bring your favourite memorabilia or dress up. Ideal for those aged 12 years and older.

Growing Australian native plants*
1-3pm, Saturday, 29 July
This workshop will provide you with skills for choosing the right plants for the right spot and information about how to look after them for long term success.

Android skills one*
1-2:30pm, Tuesday, 1 August
Perfect for the first time user. Bring your own Android tablet.

BYOB (Bring your own baby) book club*
9:15-10am, Monday, 7 August
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.

Android skills two*
1-2:30pm, Tuesday, 8 August
Bring your own Android tablet and Google Play Store account details.

Enid Blyton's absolutely smashing day of adventure*
10:30-11:30am, Saturday, 12 August
Celebrate with one of the world's most beloved children's writers, Enid Blyton, with a variety of adventure-inspired games and activities. Ideal for children aged 8-11 years.

Science in the garden: Seed bombs*
3:30-4:30pm, Tuesday, 15 August
Satisfy curious young scientists at a workshop where they can learn about the secret life of worms, crazy creepy crawlies, insect hotels, guerrilla gardening or making 'kid' bird nests.

Meet Yvonne Matta*
10:30-11:30am, Saturday, 26 August
Join Yvonne as she shares her insights to writing and researching her book No Stone Unturned.

Library ebooks for Androids and iPads*
1:30-3pm, Saturday, 26 August
Basic device skills required. 


TV streaming on the internet*
2-3:30pm, Friday, 21 July
Basic computer and internet skills required.

FBI: Fairfield book investigators kid's club
3:30-4:30pm, Wednesday, 26 July
In July, read and discuss Laugh Your Socks Off by Jeremy Strong. Ideal for children aged 6-11 years.

Online safety and security basics*
2-3:30pm, Friday, 28 July
Basic computer and internet skills required.

Social media basics*
2-2:30pm, Friday, 4 August
Basic computer and internet skills required.

Meet Tony Pritchard*
10:30-11:30am, Saturday, 5 August
Join Tony Pritchard as he shares his experiences in Paddling Down the Darling.

eBay and Gumtree basics*
2-3:30pm, Friday, 11 August
Basic computer and internet skills required.

River City Clippers
11am-12pm, Saturday, 12 August
The River City Clippers are Brisbane's very own barbershop group. Their repertoire ranges from oldies of yesteryear to popular songs of today.

Drop in and meet NAO*
4-5pm, Thursday, 17 August
NAO robot is visiting the library and looking forward to meeting you. Ideal for all ages.

Computer skills one*
2-3:30pm, Friday, 18 August
Perfect for the first time user.

Meet Christine Wells*
2-3pm, Saturday, 19 August
From the streets of Seville, Paris and London in the thirties and forties, to the modern English countryside, join author Christine Wells as she discusses her captivation novel of passion, intrigue and betrayal The Traitor's Girl.

Seniors Week Literary tea and trivia*
10-11am, Thursday, 24 August
Make friends and test your literary knowledge with trivia questions. Individuals and groups welcome.

Email skills one*
2-3:30pm, Friday, 25 August
Basic computer and internet skills required.

FBI: Fairfield book investigators kid's club
3:30-4:30pm, Wednesday, 30 August
In August, the club will read King Flashy Pants by Andy Riley. Ideal for children 6-11 years.


Meet Charlotte Nash*
10:30-11:30am, Tuesday, 25 July
Join Charlotte as she discusses her latest novel The Paris Wedding. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Charlotte to sign.

Online safety and security basics*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 26 July
Basic computer and internet skills required.

Email skills one*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 2 August
Basic computer and internet skills required.

Email skills two*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 9 August
Basic computer skills and an email account required.

Second Saturday book club*
9:30-10:30am, Saturday, 12 August
For August, read and discuss My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.

Meet Yvonne Matta*
10:30-11:30am, Tuesday, 22 August
Join Yvonne as she shares her insights to writing and researching her book No Stone Unturned.

Android skills one*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 23 August
Bring your own Android tablet.

Android skills two*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 30 August
Bring your own Android tablet and Google Play Store account details.

Fitness for Mums*
9:30-10:30am, Mondays
10 Jul-11 Sep
Sherwood Arboretum

Tai Chi
8-9am, Tuesdays
11 Jul-5 Sep
Sherwood Arboretum

Low impact fitness and pilates*
9:30-10:30am, Thursdays
13 Jul-7 Sep
Bring a yoga mat.
Graceville Riverside Parklands

7:30-8:30am, Saturdays
15 Jul-9 Sep
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Aqua Aerobics
11-11:45am, Saturdays
15 Jul-2 Sep
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Beginner Swimming Program for Adults*
11:45-12:45am, Saturdays
15 Jul-2 Sep
Dunlop Park Pool, Corinda

Aqua Aerobics
11-11:45am, Saturdays
15 Jul to 2 Sep
Fun water workout suitable for all fitness levels
Yeronga Park Pool

Beginner Swimming and Water Safety for Adults*
11:45am-12:45pm, Saturdays
15 Jul to 2 Sep
Yeronga Park Pool

Tai Chi
8-9am, Sundays
Robinson Park, Fairfield

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

Skateboarding Masterclass*
3:30-4:30pm, Mondays
10 Jul to 11 Sep
All ages welcome
Fairfield Skate Park

Bike Maintenance and Free Tune Up*
2-4pm, Saturday, 5 August
Sherwood Arboretum (near the playground)

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

Kayak Explore*
11-11:45am, Saturday, 26 August
Simpsons Playground


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

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

NIA Dance*
1:30-2:30pm, Wednesdays
23 Aug to 13 Sep
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

Brain Fitness (intro)
9:30-11:30am, Wednesdays 2 and 9 August
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre


ACT-ivate Children's Club (Junior 3-4 years)*
3:30-4:30pm, Wednesdays
26 April - 14 June
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)
3:30-4:30pm, Wednesdays
26 April - 14 June
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

Frolicking Fairies*
10am-12pm, Friday, 28 July
Play fairy games, hear fairy stories and sing fairy songs
Sherwood Arboretum

Kindy Dance
9:30-10:30am, Tuesdays
11 Jul to 12 Sep
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

Dancing Fun
Thursdays 1-3pm
Learn a different dance style every month

Community Garden
Wednesdays 10am

Community Breakfast Program
7am every Wednesday during the school term
Everyone welcome

Computer Class
Wednesdays 10-11am

Yeronga Community Centre
3848 2285
24 Killarney St, Yeronga

Community Garden

Art Journeys
10am -12pm
First and third Monday of the month

Creative Jam
10 -11am
Second and fourth Monday of the month

Resume Help
9am -12pm

Computer Class
Wednesdays 9-12pm

Annerley Community Hub
3848 2285
556 Ipswich Rd, Annerley

Centenery Theatre Group Performance Dates

The Spring Heeled Terror of Stepney Green
22 July - 12 August

Good Grief
9-30 September

There Goes the Bride
4-25 November

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

Community Centre Day
10am-12pm, Tuesday, 20 May
Free BBQ
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
11 August
15 September
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

Items marked with * require bookings if not stated otherwise.

Contact the relevant library or
3403 8888.


Hi everyone

The opportunity to have your say on the LGIP (Local Government Infrastructure Plan), Council's future infrastructure plan for Brisbane over the next 10 years, closes on Friday, 21 July.

I urge you to speak up, as the proposed plan provides for very little in the way of infrastructure in our area.

More details about what's in the plan and what's not, together with how to make a submission can be found on my website here.

If you need some fun after making your LGIP submission, the next few weekends are packed with a range of great fetes and local events. This Sunday join me at St Joseph's Corinda for lots of great food, rides, stalls and entertainment. All the details are below and there is even something for dogs!

Regards, Nicole.


Over the last couple of weeks, you should have received a flyer and/or postcard from me outlining key infrastructure upgrades needed in your area and urging you to speak up and write to Council asking for these improvements to be included in Council's Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP). Lots of people already have, so thank you!

The LGIP, outlines around 1000 projects valued at $2 billion across the City. This does not include smaller, local projects but upgrades to trunk infrastructure on a suburb-wide level. 

It is critical that the necessary infrastructure for Tennyson Ward is firstly, on the LGIP list, and secondly, prioritised to meet the needs of our community. Council keeps jamming more and more units into our district but is not supporting growth with the necessary new infrastructure and parklands.

I need your help to make sure key infrastructure upgrades are listed for future funding. Now is the time to speak up.

While there are some much-needed projects recognised in the LGIP in our local area, such as intersection upgrades in Chelmer, Graceville and Annerley, and minor stormwater upgrades in Yeronga, four upgrades in Tennyson Ward over the next ten years is not enough.

Suggestions must be made to Council by 5pm, Friday, 21 July, 2017 and can be made via email or by post to Infrastructure Coordination, City Planning and Economic Development, Reply Paid 1434, Brisbane, Q, 4001 (no stamp required). You can view the LGIP and maps, and suggestions for your submission on my website here.


Council will install countdown timers outside Graceville State School at the intersection of Oxley Rd and Acacia Ave, Graceville. The timers will be located above the green and red walk and don't walk figures and will alert those crossing to the remaining time left to cross. The timers will increase the safety for school children crossing at the busy intersection and will be installed by the end of August, 2017. 

Council's portable flashing speed sign has been installed on School Rd outside Yeronga State School. The sign, located outside the Deaf School, will be at the location for 3-6 months and will help to slow people down around the school and increase safety for students.


The $120,000 playground replacement project at Graceville Memorial Park is now complete and looks fantastic.

The new playground includes:

  • urban play fort with equipment for small and older children;
  • swings, including a baby seat, normal seat and basket seat;
  • supernova blue spin wheel and springer toy;
  • netball half court markings added to the basketball court (and existing basketball lines to be refreshed)
  • new shade sail.

Thank you to everyone who gave feedback and for your patience during construction.


It's my favourite time of year again - fete season! Join me for a wonderful day of rides, stalls, activities and great food at the following fetes.

St Joseph's Primary School Fete
Sunday, 23 July
St Joseph's, Corinda

Corinda State School's Festival of Nations
Saturday, 29 July
Corinda State School

Graceville State School Fete
Saturday, 26 August
Graceville State School

Sherwood1 Neighbourhood Watch and Mt Ommaney Police have partnered to conduct a Dogs on Patrol session from 11am-2pm, Sunday, 6 August at Nixon Park, Oxley. Come along and learn how you can help stop crime in your local area, just by walking your dog!

Residents walking with their dogs often come across crime or local issues. At this event, local police provide residents with information on what to look out for and how to report a crime. For a gold coin donation, you can also receive an engraved dog tag.

Sherwood and Oxley NHW's will be holding a sausage sizzle and drinks stall, while a coffee van will also be available. Stalls providing dog ownership information and pet services will also be open to attendees.
The event will also incorporate the official opening of Council's brand new $395,000 multi-use games arena and outdoor gym in Nixon Park.

The project includes the installation of adult exercise equipment and a dedicated sports court for public use. The equipment will provide a diverse range of workout options designed to target all muscle groups and fitness levels. The equipment will also utilise QR code technology to provide step-by-step workouts, fitness trackers and nutritional information.

Oxley Creek Catchment Association's Community Tree Planting Day will be on Saturday, 14 August. More details to come. Visit OCCA's Facebook page here for updates.
Save the date for a Movie in the Park at Oxley Bowls Club on Saturday, 23 September. More details to come!
After a resident request, Council have agreed to install a new stormwater gully outside 58 Hall St, Sherwood. Due to its location near an underground spring, water pools and does not drain away in this section of the kerb and channel, which sits slightly higher than the rest of the concrete. Therefore Council will install a new connection to the stormwater line to allow the pooling to subside and increase water flow and drainage along the street. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month.

Council is rolling out its $3.2 million road safety initiative at traffic and accident hotspots.

The signs, at fixed locations, will flash a Queensland road safety sign combined with a 'Slow Down' message designed to alert drivers about an upcoming intersection, crossing or traffic hazard.

The sign on Blackheath Rd, Oxley has now been installed and will flash a slow down message combined with 'road narrows' signage for drivers travelling northbound toward the narrowing road ahead.

This site has been chosen based on strong community feedback about dangerous driving and speeding.

Please join the Stephen's RSL at their VP Day Memorial Day Service at 10am on Tuesday, 15 August to commemorate the Victory in the Pacific during WWII.
The service remembers Japan's acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender on 14 August 1945, which meant that the Second World War was finally over and our nation was at peace.
The service, which will take place at the Stephen's RSL Memorial at Stimpson Park, Moorooka, provides the opportunity to reflect on the service given and sacrifices made by our veterans while taking a moment to appreciate the freedoms and privileges they fought for over 70 years ago.
I look forward to seeing you there.

The Yeronga Community Centre has moved to the Kurilpa Scout Hall in Yeronga Memorial Park, cnr Villa St and Park Rd.

The new opening hours will be from 9am-1pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. All other contact details, including phone number, will stay the same.

The community garden, as well as composting hub, has also moved with the Centre to the Scout Hall and is now open as usual.

For more information, visit the Community Centre's Facebook page here


The Yeronga and Sherwood Meals on Wheels provides a vital community service to both aging residents and those in need of support who are finding it difficult to cook a nutritious meal on their own. The  service provides a delivery of a range of affordable, healthy, pre-made three course meals, as well as daily visits that ensure customers are safe and well. Long term, short term and after a hospital stay is catered for. 

Do you know an elderley neighbour or relative that would benefit from Meals on Wheels? If so, please pass on the details below - all it takes is a phone call to get started. 

However, without volunteers, the service couldn't continue. Across Queensland over 15,000 volunteers prepare, cook and deliver meals to their local communities. Other roles include office work, helping set up databases, writing newsletters or preparing promotional flyers for events. Volunteering only requires a couple of hours on a regular basis, yet provides so much benefit to those who would otherwise be required to employ other expensive services. 

If you would like to become involved, you can contact the Yeronga Meals on Wheels service on 3848 9607 or the Sherwood Meals on Wheels on 3379 7715.


Scout Lane, Chelmer
Between Leybourne and Harte Sts
Energex works

Works are progressing on the Graceville Rail Station Accessibility Upgrade. The following construction activities will be completed in coming weeks.

  • ongoing installation of awnings and structures
  • ongoing subway and ramps upgrade works
  • installation and commissioning of lifts
  • painting

Aerial photography at the Station, previously advised for 23 July, has been rescheduled to Saturday 5 August 2017. This photography, using a drone, has been undertaken throughout the project to record the station upgrade's progress at key milestones. The drone will be operating in the area for up to four hours for the photo shoot.

During July, construction acitivites will be undertaken after hours during reduced activity on the line.
night works will be undertaken from 6pm to 6am the next morning on the following dates:

  • Sunday, 16 to Thursday, 20 July (only if required)
  • Sunday, 23 to Thursday, 27 July (only if required)

Continuous works will be undertaken from 6pm, Friday, 21 to 6pm, Sunday, 23 July. There will be a scheduled track closure from Friday, 21 to Sunday, 23 July.

Residents and other stakeholders will be given advance notification of construction activities likely to cause impacts, including after hours work (nights and Sundays, as required).

During these works, customers and residents may experience noise from heavy machinery, use of reversing beepers, changed traffic and parking conditions, mobile lighting towers, increased vehicle movement, and temporary changes to access paths throughout the station precinct. Residents will be given advanced notice of construction activities likely to cause impacts.

Work on the Graceville Rail Station upgrade is expected to be completed by late 2017, weather and construction conditions permitting.