Thank You and Goodbye

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This is the last posting on this website. I am going to miss being your representative – every day I realise how fortunate I was to do so. I thank you all for your support as well as letting me know the issues that were important to you. I have a deep sadness in departing […]

Clean Up Australia Day 2016

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This year I returned to the same location where Kingfisher Creek leaves the drain in East Brisbane and becomes a creek. There is always litter at this location. This year 17 people collected approximately 20 bags of rubbish with most of it collected in one hour. There is plenty of space for a stormwater quality improvement […]

Norman Creek Catchment Master Plan

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Council has announced that works on the Coorparoo Creek Park will commence in early March with completion expected in late 2017. From March a small section of Barnes Avenue, between Harries Road and Edmond Street, will be closed for approximately twelve weeks, weather permitting. These works are required to install a culvert under Barnes Avenue to […]

Submission on the Absoe Site Development A004115562

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I have prepared another submission on this development which I attach for your information. Once approved this application means all future development applications on this site will be Code Assessable and so it will not advertised, you will not know about it,  so long as the height of the development is 15 storeys or less. […]

Voting Information

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The Brisbane City Council elections are on Saturday 19 March 2016. As the Councillor for The Gabba Ward, one of the last services I can offer is to assist you with a Postal Vote or an Electoral Visitor vote to ensure your vote is counted. If you are unable to go to a Polling Booth […]

Griffith Australia Day Awards

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Volunteers in The Gabba Ward were well represented in the Griffith Australia Day Awards presentation on Saturday 30th January. Christina Caswell, Metropolitan District Netball Association; Dr Erin Evans, WECA; Damien Madden, Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee; Norma Morgan, community volunteer; Kerrod Trott, Westender; Bryan Menhinnitt, St Veronica’s Second Store; Gabrielle Chisholm, Mal Causer and Kay Johnston, Micah;  Jonny Ruddy, […]

Update on West Village (Former Absoe Site), 111 Boundary Street, West End

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Click here for Cr Abrahams summary of proposed changes on the application on the former Absoe site at 111 Boundary Street, West End – Development Application A004115562. This application is known as West Village. The developer has modified the application and notified Council of the proposed changes. They are publically available on Council’s pdonline website. Click […]

Draft Dutton Park Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan Strategy

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I attach my submission on the Draft Dutton Park Neighbourhood Plan Strategy for your perusal. I am aware that the submission time has closed but I am sure if you wish to make a submission in the next few weeks it would be considered by the Council  Planners. Submission can be sent to neighbourhood_planning@brisbane.qld.gov.au. It […]

Mollison Street Tree Sculpture

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The tree sculpture for Mollison Street is progressing. Once all the soft wood was removed, these great shapes were all that remained. The next step is the metal inner frame. Gabriele Trabucco (the artist) is understandably proud and delighted with the project. The installation date will be before the end of January.