We are a group concerned with protecting the streetscapes and promoting residential amenity in the South Western suburbs of Brisbane.

Council Fact Sheet 1 - Floods Fact Sheet Volunteering

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Fri, 14/01/2011 - 8:21pm

A copy of BCC's Flood Facts Sheet which can be found at http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/factsheets/20110113_Fact_Sheet_Volunteeri...
This fact sheet contains information about how you can help other people in the flood recovery effort and how to be most effective. By following these steps you will be helping to support the work of Council and other authorities during the clean-up.


Showers - Dunlop Pool and Graceville Cricket Club

Submitted by webmaster on Fri, 14/01/2011 - 4:59pm

Dunlop Park Pool on Oxley Rd has thrown open the doors for hot showers and a place to recharge mobile phones etc for people affected by the floods. He and the team are also filling containers with hot water to take away.


Graceville Cricket Club has opened its showers for locals to use at Graceville Memorial Oval opposite the school.



Recovery Centre at St. Aidans

Submitted by St. Aidans on Fri, 14/01/2011 - 4:30pm

Dear Neighbours of St Aidan's,
The Queensland Department of Communities will be operating a Recovery Centre for the 2011 floods at St Aidan's AGS.  They wil be operating from the Christine Hartland Centre, located on the corner of Kathleen Street and Aidan's Way.
The purpose of the Recovery Centre is to dispense emergency financial funds to the victims of the 2011 floors.  Other agencies at the Centre may include the Red Cross, Lifeline, Centrelink and the Department of Housing.


Indooroopilly Roundabout Upgrade

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 04/12/2010 - 6:25pm

Council has announced the upgrade of the round about at Coonan Road and Moggill Road as can be seen in this article


Brisbane City Town and Traffic planners have previously advised the community during the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Planning meetings that the current restrictions on the Indooroopilly side of Walter Taylor Bridge cause the backup of traffic across the Walter Taylor Bridge and southwards towards Graceville.



Draft Queensland Rail timetable confirms Corinda and Sherwood not TOD locations

Submitted by webmaster on Mon, 29/11/2010 - 7:42am

In releasing the draft train timetable for the Ipswich line for 2011, Queensland Rail has signalled the state government's intention for Corinda and Sherwood  to NOT be significant Transit Orientated Development locations.

Express services will no longer service Corinda.  Only selected trains during peak periods will be stopping at Corinda and passenger trains will no longer run on the Tennyson line.  All services instead will stop at Darra which becomes a central hub.

Brisbane City Council has this week passed plans for 5 storey development in Corinda and Sherwood however has failed to listen to the community concerns regarding the South-East Queensland Regional Plan not listing this location for higher density.  We want to preserve the character of our area and maximise the use of the existing 3 storey area (3 storeys not 5).

Read below for an extract from QR timetable:


Council vote approves 5 storeys in Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 25/11/2010 - 5:49am

On Tuesday, council voted along party lines to approve the 5 storey development in the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan.
Councillor Nicole Johnston's attempted move to amend the approval to replace 5 storey Medium Residential (MR - 5 storey) density with the existing Low-Medium Residential (LMR - 3 storey) was also defeated along party lines with the current council administration refusing to even debate the amendment.
Details of the approved plan are attached to this article and can be downloaded.


Nicole Johnston Media Release - Five Storey Farce for Sherwood and Corinda

Submitted by webmaster on Mon, 22/11/2010 - 8:59pm

22 November 2010
Despite hundreds of letters and submissions opposing five storey developments in Corinda and Sherwood, the Lord Mayor and LNP Councillors are set to approve the proposed plan at Tuesday's Council meeting.
Councillor for Tennyson, Nicole Johnston, said she was saddened that the Lord Mayor had failed to listen to the community.


Community Appalled at Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan Outcome

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 18/11/2010 - 3:20pm

The Walter Taylor South Action Group is appalled at the outcome of the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbouhood Plan following extensive community consultation over the last 3 years which clearly rejected the concept of 5 storey development in Corinda and Graceville in favour of existing 3 storey rules.

BBC College submits new Impact Assessible DA for Sporting Grounds

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 31/10/2010 - 4:36pm


A new Impact Assessible development application has been submitted by Brisbane Boys College for their proposed sports ground on the location of the current Corinda Golf Course and Driving Range (36 hectare site).  See a copy of the Development Application number A002934792 on the Brisbane City Council's website at http://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/MasterView/masterplan/enquirer/default.aspx

Details of the old application with issues details can be found on our website at http://wtsag.org.au/content/bbcs-application-sports-grounds




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