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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


Maker space*
2-4pm, Friday, 30 June
Drop into the library to try your hand at crafts using picture book covers. Ideal for children aged 5-12 years

Internet skills two*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday 5 July
Basic computer and internet skills are required.

Duddley Doo's Big Fishing Adventure storytime*
2-3pm, Wednesday, 5 July
Join author Karyn Jane Handran as she shares her book Duddley Doo's Big Fishing Adventure in this special storytime. Ideal for children aged 4-7 years.

NAIDOC Week storytime
2-3pm, Thursday, 6 July
Celebrate the Indigenous heritage of Australia by joining us for a special storytime. Ideal for children aged 2-5 years.

Maker space
2-4pm, Friday 7 July
Drop into the library to try your hand at crafts using picture book covers. Ideal for children aged 5-12 years.

iPad skills one*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 12 July
Perfect for the first time user. Bring your own iPad.

Library e-books for Androids and iPads*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 12 July
Basic device skills required.

iPad skills two*
11am-12:30pm, Wednesday, 19 July
Bring your own iPad and Apple ID account details.

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. Bookings essential.

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


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

Clay Pinch Pot Creatures*
10am-12:30pm, Mondays 17 and 31 July
Make a pinch pot animal out of clay in the first session and glaze and finish it in the second. $5
Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre


Life Games Adventure
10am-12pm, Sunday, 16 July
Use exciting equipment like the giant earth ball, fun parachute, fireman toss mat and more!
Simpsons Playground, Graceville

A Pirate's Life for Me*
10am-12pm, Tuesday, 18 July
Learn to talk and walk like a pirate and play a pirate's favourite games
Simpsons Playground, Graceville

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

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

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

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
16 June
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

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3403 8888.

Hi everyone

I was delighted to attend the dedication of the national Boer War monument in Canberra a few weeks ago on a very chilly morning. Past President of the Sherwood Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch and Chairman of Qld Boer War Memorial Association, Ron McElwaine, was instrumental in raising funds, overseeing the design and construction of the stunning memorial located on Anzac Pde near the War Memorial. Thank you to Ron and Pam and all the Sherwood Indooroopilly veterans and their families who fundraised and then made the trip to Canberra to see this important part of Australia's wartime history commemorated.

For those who don't know, the little cemetery on Sherwood Rd hosts a Boer War memorial cenotaph, one of only a few in Australia. It recognises the sacrifice of the many young men from our district that fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902. A public service is held in February each year.

While on the theme of our district's history, last night I attend the dedication of the refurbished memorial wall in the Croll precinct at Sherwood RSL in Clewley St, Corinda. Thank you to immediate past president, Kevin Alcock and all the RSL members for creating a special commemorative place for our community on ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day and other services. It looks wonderful at night with the new feature lights. 

Regards, Nicole.

Brisbane City Council has released a key plan that will guide major infrastructure upgrades to stormwater, transport, parks and community facilities over the next 10 years.

The Local Government Infrastructure Plan, known as an 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. The upgrades reflect population, employment and dwelling projections provided by the State Government.      

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.

Listed below are the projects proposed in the LGIP and a list of what's missing. 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 via the hotlinks on my website here.


Of the 1000 projects city-wide in the LGIP just two are proposed in your local area over the next ten years. All are worthwhile, but nowhere near enough to support our growing community.


  • Coonan St/Wharf St, Chelmer, intersection upgrade, $1.15m in 2021-2026
  • Oxley Rd/Long Street East, Graceville, intersection upgrade, $1.8m in 2021-2026


  • Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea, metropolitan parkland, approx. $16.7m 2021-2026 (Council acquisition from State Government)

The Lord Mayor has removed the following projects from the current long term infrastructure plan:

  1. Oxley Rd upgrade
  2. Land acquisition and park upgrade, Corinda $1m
  3. Land acquisition for district parkland, Tennyson $2.4m
  4. Oxley Bikeway, Ardoyne Rd to Keble St Oxley/Corinda $757,770
  5. Oxley Creek Bikeway, Oxley, Corinda, Sherwood and Rocklea $2.4m
  6. Chelmer/Graceville, 17 stormwater pipe upgrades $1.9m
  7. Corinda, 6 stormwater pipe upgrades $461,000
  8. Graceville, 41 stormwater pipe upgrades $5m
  9. Sherwood, 4 stormwater pipe upgrades $323,176


There are some key projects needed for our district that are included in the LGIP. You might like to email Council and ask for these key projects to be included and feel free to add your ideas as well.

New Road Projects

  1. Oxley Rd Sherwood/Corinda low rail bridge, widen four lanes (not raise) in 2016-2021
  2. Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd/Cook St, Oxley corridor upgrade in 2021-2026
  3. Oxley Rd/Cliveden Ave, Corinda intersection upgrade 2016-2021
  4. Intersection upgrade Long St E/Oxley Rd, Graceville (the fiveways)

New Parkland

  1. Oxley Secondary College, Oxley acquisition and remediation of old school site for recreation and sporting use in 2016-2026
  2. Oxley Golf Range, Oxley Rd and Cliveden Ave, Corinda/Oxley
  3. Replace pontoon Taylor Bridge Park, Chelmer

Ferry Terminals

  1. New ferry terminals to extend City Cat upstream to Fairfield,  Yeronga, Tennyson and Graceville


  1. Sherwood Rd, Sherwood/Rocklea separated, off-road bikeway, connecting Sherwood Rd Sherwood to Fairfield Rd, Rocklea in 2016-2021

Stormwater - fight for your suburb!

  • All those listed in bold, above, for Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood and Corinda.

The $120,000 playground replacement project at Graceville Memorial Park is almost complete and it already looks fantastic. Some finishing touches still need to be added, such as the shade sail, which is due for installation tomorrow. However, Council have agreed to open the playground tomorow afternoon, regardless of whether the shade sail is in. 

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 refreshed)
  • new shade sail.

Thank you to everyone who gave feedback and for your patience during construction. I hope families enjoy the new facilities for years to come. 


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

Dogs on Patrol, Oxley

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. At the event, the new Outdoor Gym in the park will be also opened!

Oxley Creek Catchment Association

General Meeting - August 2017
"Building water management resilience through inter-connected catchments in times of droughts and floods"
5:30pm, Tuesday, 22 August
Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Road, Rocklea
For more info or to RSVP contact OCCA on 3345 5541 or email


CreekCare is a team of volunteers who undertake planting and maintenance at nine sites in the upper catchment. Volunteers meet at each site in a weekly rotation from 7-9am on Thursdays. For more information contact Noel Standfast, CreekCare Coordinator, email or phone 0417 703 442.

If you would like to help, the CreekCare team will be at the following sites over the next month:

  • 29 June - Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea
  • 6 July - Pennywort Creek, Corinda
  • 13 July Strickland Terrace, Sherwood

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

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

The next location to receive the sign is Oxley Rd, Graceville. The warning signs will be installed in both directions on approach to the pedestrian crossing outside Graceville Uniting Church and will flash a pedestrian warning, as well as a 'Slow Down' message. This is a key crossing point for school children from Graceville State School and Christ the King, as well as commuters on their way to Graceville Rail Station. Sadly, many vehicles fail to stop and give way. The flashing signage should help to improve awareness of this important zebra crossing. 

Other locations to receive the sign are:

  1. Blackheath Rd, Oxley will flash a slow down message combined with 'road narrows' signage for drivers travelling northbound to the narrowing road ahead.
  2. Hyde Rd, Yeronga will flash a slow down message combined with pedestrian crossing signage for drivers travelling westbound towards the shops and retirement village. 
  3. Kadumba St, Yeronga - planning is underway to identify a suitable location near the school crossing zone. 

The sites have been chosen based on strong community feedback about speeding and dangerous driving. 


Congratulations to the winners of the Sherwood Neighbourhood Watch Awards presented to members of the Sherwood1 Neighbourhood Watch for their service and commitment to the group.

The three members awarded on the night were:

  • Bill Humble Silver Award for his long-time membership and 15 year service as treasurer
  • Judith Humble Certificate of appreciation for role as zone coordinator
  • Cheryl Nott Silver Award for long-time membership and service as secretary

Neighbourhood Watch are a wonderful asset to the local community and contribute to the safety and security of the local neighbourhood by liasing with local law authorities and notifying residents of local issues. To keep in touch with Sherwood1 NHW or become a member, please email the group here.  

Save the date

Sherwood NHW Spring BBQ

Sunday, 15 October, 2017

From 11:30am, Strickland Tce Park, Sherwood

The Oxley Neighbourhood Police Beat is now open at 1 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Oxley. If at any time you feel unsafe or are in need of police assistance, you may visit Officer in Charge Senior Constable Matt Shaw at the Beat, which will be open most mornings.

The Oxley Neighbourhood Police Beat will not have official opening hours, however contact details are provided at the police beat to contact the officer if required.  Also at the police beat is a 'Blue Phone' which connects automatically to Policelink for non-urgent matters.

Constable Shaw will be working with the local community, shop keepers and schools about community safety and policing issues in our district. Welcome aboard Matt!


Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to keep Brisbane clean and green? Nominate them for Council's 2017 Cleaner Suburbs Award, giving them the chance to share in $4,000 worth of prizes.

The awards are presented in the following eight categories that aim to recognise individuals, community groups, businesses, workplaces and schools for their contribution in the areas of litter prevention, waste management and resource recovery, and waterways catchment health:

  • Innovation in Litter Prevention Award
  • Councillors Choice Award
  • Litter Prevention Award
  • Recycle and Recreate Award
  • Location Clean Up Awards
  • Clean Schools Awards
  • Catchment Champions Awards
  • Litter Prevention Champion Award

Nominations can be submitted on the Cleaner Suburbs website from Monday 29 May until Friday 28 July.

The public will also have the opportunity to vote on a winner for the overall Litter Prevention Champion Award between Monday 14 August and Thursday 31 August before the award ceremony is held at Brisbane City Hall on Tuesday 10 October.


Scout Lane, Chelmer
Between Leybourne and Harte Sts
21 July 
Energex maintenance works

1am-4:15am, Wednesday, 28 June
Graceville Rail Station night works
Works include:

  • unloading and moving of rail
  • use of loud, heavy machinery
  • lighting towers
  • on-track vehicles
  • trucks and loaders with horns
  • bright flashing lights
  • reversing beepers

Works are progressing on the Graceville Rail Station Accessibility Upgrade. 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, 2 to Thursday, 6 July
  • Sunday, 9 to Thursday, 13 July
  • Sunday, 16 to Thursday, 20 July (only if required)
  • Sunday, 23 to Thursday, 27 July (only if required)

Continous works will be undertaken from 6pm, Friday, 21 to 6pm, Sunday, 23 July. There will be a sheduled 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.