Message From Nicole
Lagonda St Playground Upgrade
Juliette St and Ipswich Rd Intersection Upgrade
2018 Moreton Australia Day Awards
Fairfield Tree Planting Day
Local News and Events
Fundraise at the Annerley Community Bookshop
Queen's Baton Relay
Brisbane Airport Giving Fund
Road and Construction Works
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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



FAIRFIELD LIBRARY

Meet Jennifer Althaus*
6-7pm, Thurs, 8 Mar
Join Jennifer Althaus as she discusses her uplifting and powerful memoir, A Journey of Love. Books will be available to purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Jennifer to sign.

Tech time for seniors*
2-4PM, Fri, 9 March
This informal session will introduce you to a range of emerging technologies and digital information.

Evening book club
6-7pm, Thurs, 15 March
Read, discuss and debate a fine selection of books with a friendly group. New members welcome.

Library e-books for androids and iPads*
2-2:30pm, Fri, 16 March
Basic device skills required.

Book chat
1-2pm, Wed, 21 March
Read, discuss and debate a fine selection of books with a friendly group. New members welcome.

Facebook basics*
2-3:30pm, Fri, 23 March
Basic computer skill, internet skills and an email account are required.

FBI: Fairfield book investigators kids' club
3:30-4:30pm, Wed, 28 March
In March, read the Captain Awesome series by Stan Kirby. Ideal for children aged 6-11 years.

Southside community craft circle*
1-3pm, Tues, 3 April
This craft group makes clothes, rugs and toys to support disadvantaged children in Queensland. New members welcome. Please phone Wendy on 3341 2039 for more information.

ANNERLEY LIBRARY

Android help*
1:30-3pm, Mon, 12 Mar
Basic Android skills required.

Social media basics*
1:30-3pm, Mon, 19 March
Basic computer and internet skills required. Bookings essential.

Facebook basics*
1:30-3pm, Mon, 26 March
Basic computer skills, internet skills and an email account are required.

Cover stories*
11-11:45am, Fri, 6 April
Be inspired by beautiful picture book artwork to create your own book cover and title. Ideal for children aged 6-10 years.

Sporting stories*
1-3pm, Mon, 9 April
Learn about the Commonwealth Games, the sports and countries involved. Ideal for children aged 6-10 years.



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

Aqua Aerobics
11-11:45am, Saturdays
Yeronga Pool

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

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

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

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



GOLD

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



FOR THE KIDS

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



Fairfield Writers' Group
Every second and fourth Saturday
Please call Helga on (07) 3848 1492 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

Stephens Croquet Club
Association Croquet: Wed 9.45am and Sat 12.45pm.
Golf Croquet: Fri and Sun (Sep - April 2.45 pm and May - August 1.45 pm) & Tuesdays from 9.00am
Further information - 0439 714 312.

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



Yeronga Community Centre
Open 9am-1pm, Monday-Thursday

Bread basket, computer hub, free wifi, phone, photocopying and printing, information, support and refferral, Commissioner of Declarations (by appointment). 

Monday - Seniors Group (10am-12pm)
Wednesday - Free Community Breakfast
Thursday - Group meditation (10am-12pm), Craft Group (10:30am-12:30pm), Art Group (10:30am-12:30pm)

3848 2285 -- 26 Devon St, Yeronga



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3403 8888.

MESSAGE FROM NICOLE

Hi Everyone

A lot of residents have been asking me what's happening to the Pink House in Yeronga? This gracious 1880's home on the corner of Kadumba St and Kingsley Pde is protected, but a DA has been lodged and its future is at risk. A DA was lodged last year to build a new house on the Colevale Lane frontage, which is a separately titled block. A second DA has now been lodged to undertake extensive demolition and extension of the Pink House.

One of the oldest houses in the district, the Pink House should be protected and preserved as a reminder of our district's heritage. You can view the plans on Council's website here and enter the number A004830747 when prompted. You are welcome to contact my office on 3403 8605 for more information on how you can object and help save this important piece of our past.    

This is yet another example of how the Lord Mayor's disastrous City Plan is failing our community. This house is not even listed on the City's Pre-1911 Character Map and the Lord Mayor refused my request last year to add it.  

On a fun note, there are some great local events coming up over the next few weeks including Movies in the Park in Chelmer and Fairfield, a community tree planting day and see local resident and golden girl Susie O'Neill and many other distinguished residents run with the Commonwealth Games Baton on Good Friday. More details below. I hope to see you at one of these great local events.

Regards, Nicole.

PS. A big thank you to all of the residents and community groups who worked across the weekend as part of Clean Up Australia Day activities. Your hard work is most appreciated. Pictured is the clean up from Cliveden Ave, Corinda. 

LAGONDA ST PLAYGROUND UPGRADE
Thank you to all residents who attended consultation, visited my office and emailed me with feedback about the proposed Lagonda St Playground upgrade.

The playground's location has been revised to Vallely St Park, as Council's geotechnical testing found the park is above an old tip site. The costs associated with remediation would be very expensive on the Lagonda St side, but more reasonable on the Vallely St side.

During consultation the overwhelming feedback was for option three, which includes the following:
  • fort, swings, play equipment;
  • flying fox;
  • shade sail;
  • seating;
  • returfing;
  • lighting;
  • new footpath; and
  • general maintenance.

Other popular suggestions, but outside the Council budget, were for a new BBQ, bike track and picnic shelter. These can be considered in a future budget. 

The budget has been increased to $190,000 to undertake the works and roughly breaks down to $46,000 for new and improved lighting, $34,000 for earthworks / remediation and $120,000 for playground and park works. 

Work is scheduled to begin in June, weather permitting.

 

JULIETTE ST AND IPSWICH RD INTERSECTION UPGRADE

Council are currently undertaking community consultation on plans to upgrade safety and congestion at the intersection of Juliette St and Ipswich Rd, Annerley.

Proposed plans include:

  • minor widening of Juliette St to provide an additional lane on approach to the intersection;
  • changing the lane arrangements on Juliette St to a single left-turn slip lane, a single through lane and two right-turn lanes;
  • providing new traffic signal pedestals and lanterns in the centre medians on Ipswich Rd;
  • replacing existing asphalt footpath with a new concrete footpath on the northern and southern corners of Juliette St and Ipswich Rd;
  • constructing new kerb and channel on the southern side of Juliette St;
  • modifying the island on Juliette St and the two centre medians on Ipswich Rd; and
  • new line marking and landscaping.

Council are holding public consultation sessions from 5-7pm, Thursday, 8 March and 9-11am, Saturday 10 March at Stones Corner Village Shops, 405 Logan Rd, Stones Corner.

2018 MORETON AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS
The Moreton Service Awards were held on 10 February to recognise the hard work of some of our local volunteers. This year, I had the honour of presenting some extremely hardworking community members with their award, including:
  • Robin Blackson: Yeronga Anglican Church Op Shop
  • Lisa Briggs: Australian Breast Feeding Association
  • Kath Chown: Annerley Create and Annerley Traders Assoc.
  • Bill Elliott: Yeronga Men's Shed and Annerley-Stephens History Group
  • Naomi Frampton: Annerley Community Bookshop
  • Ron Goeldner: Yeronga District Resident's Assoc., St Sebastian's P&F, Hyde Rd Kindy and more
  • Rev Heather Griffin: Sherwood Uniting Church (retired) and  Interfaith Council of Q;d
  • Ted Hagemeijer: 4075 Community Facebook Page
  • Paul Hodges: Annerley Community Bookshop
  • Leonie Hoey: Lloyd Rees Pocket Park, Yeronga
  • Ruby Luder: Yeronga Dutton Park RSL
  • Denis Peel: Annerley-Stephens History Group
  • Julie Segal: Kurilpa Scouts Group
  • Emma Louise Thom: 4075 Community Facebook Page
  • Brian Tovey: Oxley Neighbourhood Watch
A big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers listed above and honoured on the day. Together with thousand of other local residents, these volunteers make a brilliant effort in building community spirit, creating an inclusive community, sharing local knowledge and helping those in need. Congratulations and well done. 
FAIRFIELD TREE PLANTING DAY

Come and help me green-up Fairfield! Council has scheduled a community tree planting day in Fairfeld from 9-11am on Saturday, 12 May, 2018.

Around 290 trees will be planted to replace those lost in the November 2014 super cell storm. Council digs the holes so the tree planting day is suitable for people of all ages and is a fun and rewarding family activity. Free trees are given to all participants to take home.

Please bring water and a hat and meet at Robinson Park, corner of Ashby and Sydney Sts, Fairfield at 9am, Saturday 12 May. A BBQ lunch follows.

LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS

STATE CONSULTATION ON FORMER YERONGA TAFE SITE

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) will be holding two public consultations at Yeronga State High School Library from 10am-12pm, Saturday, 10 March and 6-8pm, Thursday, 15 March. The meeting will allow residents to review and discuss draft design principles and concept plans. 

To register your interest, please visit EDQ's website here and follow the prompts.


FAIRFIELD FAMILY PICNIC

Come along to a wonderful afternoon of food, fun and games at the Fairfield Family Picnic from 2pm on Saturday, 26 May at Robinson Park, Fairfield. Picnic starts at 2pm and Movie in the Park from 5:30pm. I hope to see you there!





THE WELCOME DINNER PROJECT

Welcome Dinners connect newly arrived people including migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and international students with established Australians over a potluck-style meal in a family home or a trusted community space.

The Project are looking for people from all backgrounds to participate as dinner guests for some upcoming dinners and are always on the lookout for hosts in the local area.

The Welcome Dinner's will provide an opportunity for people from all walks of life and different cultures to share great food, to make new connections in their own neighbourhood and to celebrate inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging.

Entry is FREE and guests are encouraged to bring their favourite dish, or one traditional to their culture to share, "pot luck style", with the other people who come along. You will be asked to tell a short story about your dish as a way of introducing yourself to your dinner mates. Everyone is welcome but spaces are limited so please register online here to secure your spot!

For more information please contact Tyler and the WDP team at: queensland@joiningthedots.org


FUNDRAISE AT THE ANNERLEY COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP
Looking to hold a fundraiser? The Annerley Community Bookshop offers a great and affordable way to raise funds while supporting a wonderful local cause: It's a Book Sale with all the books provided. The Bookshop volunteers will sell the books and answer any questions and at the end of the event all profits on sold books are split with your organisation 50/50.
 
The Annerley Community Bookshop is run by 40 volunteers and was established in 2003 to provide affordable books to the local community, while encouraging reading and literacy. By holding your event If you'd like to make a booking or discuss possibilities please call the bookshop on 3892 5050 or email them here.
QUEEN'S BATON RELAY
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 closures here. 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.
BRISBANE AIRPORT GIVING FUND

Do you know a hard-working community group, school? The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund is now open and seeking community organisations in the local area in need of funding to support activities benefiting the local community.

The Fund also provides a separate learning opportunity for young people to spend time with a leader in the aviation industry. 

Applications close 31 March 2018. To find out more and to apply click here.

ROAD AND CONSTRUCTION WORKS

Road Resurfacing

Tennyson Memorial Avenue, Yeerongpilly
Council's $400,000 resurfacing project along Tennyson Memorial Ave is due to begin in April and be completed in June. Residents regularly raise issues with potholes and the severely degraded surface. I appreciate the street is in a terrible state and I have been pushing Council to undertake the works ASAP.

Sydney St, Fairfield 
7am-5pm, 9/3/18

Road Closures

Qld Rail will be undertaking some major repairs on both Denham St, Fairfield and Park Rd, Yeronga rail bridges.

Park Rd will be closed 24/7 from 1am Saturday the 10th to approximately 6pm Sunday the 11th of March. Detours will be in place. A Traffic control will be on-site at all times to allow local residents in and out of their homes.

Denham St  will be closed daily only. 6am to 6pm, both Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th.

Traffic control is scheduled to maintain both closures.
 
A notification will also be sent to all emergency services notifying of both closures with plans of the detour routes.

Brisbane Bridge Club
In coming months, work will begin on gutter and drainage works at the Brisbane Bridge Club in Heritage-Listed Yeronga Memorial Park. As part of Council's Community Facilities Improvement Program, upgrades and replacements will be made to the building's outdoor drainage to address water leaks and damage.