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Questions for Council Election Candidates

Submitted by webmaster on Wed, 22/02/2012 - 9:17pm

WTSAG is planning to approach all Council candidates for the Tennyson Ward, inviting them to attend a community meeting prior to the Council elections being held on 21st April.
 
This is your chance to suggest some questions to pose to the candidates, questions that you would like them to think about and answer.
 
It is intended that the questions and answers will be placed on the WTSAG website prior to the public meeting as well as being part of the discussion during the community meeting.
 

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Queensland Rail's operations on the new tracks, Corinda - Darra

Submitted by John Nightingale on Thu, 16/02/2012 - 8:14pm

 The South West News this week had an item about noise created by coal freight trains at Darra, exacerbated by a new embankment. This stimulated me to send QR a message about their use, or lack of use, of the new freight line. We have found noise an increasing problem, more trains I guess, but also the way the line is used by train controllers. Recently an anonymous flyer from a resident suggested complaining to QR, but as it was anonymous I was loath to take up the issue. However, I have no sent the following:

Alan Fletcher Research Station - UP FOR TENDER!!!

Submitted by Heather Knyn on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 9:48am

Does anyone know whether the Alan Fletcher Research Station is up for tender?  Word is it is in the pipeline. 

 

This is now confirmed as proceeding as per Quest Newspaper article, copy below despite objections by the LNP state member Scott Emerson and the then Brisbane City Council headed by Campbell Newman via the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan.

Oxley Road to Nowhere

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Tue, 07/02/2012 - 12:03pm

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today confirmed secret plans to upgrade Oxley Road to four lanes over the next 11 to 20 years as part of Brisbane’s Long Term Infrastructure Plan 2012 – 2031.

 

Councillor Johnston said that Council’s plan, to be debated at today’s meeting, came without any consultation with local residents.

 

“Making Oxley Road four lanes without addressing the single lane choke point at the Walter Taylor Bridge is appalling planning. It will create a road to nowhere and cause further congestion and delay for residents,” Councillor Johnston said.

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Proposed Demolition pre-1946 house Park Terrace, Sherwood

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 04/02/2012 - 5:53am

A development application number A003272804 has been submitted for the demolition of a pre-1946 house at 10 Park Terrace, Sherwood.

 

As this lot adjoins the shopping centre and is currently used as a physotherapist office there is also the possibility that a following this application there may be another application to rezone this residential land for shopping/office development.

 

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Letter to Corinda Residents from Cr. Julian Simmonds

Submitted by Cr. Julian Simmonds on Mon, 19/12/2011 - 4:16pm

16 December 2011
 
Dear Resident,
 
I write following the recent consultation process that Brisbane City Council undertook to garner local views on a proposed bikeway to connect Corinda to Rocklea.
 
Originally suggested by local residents, it was intended this bikeway would fill a vital missing link in the network, better connecting residents of Sherwood and Oxley to public transport and local businesses.
 

Chelmer TAFE Sale

Submitted by Nicole Johnston on Wed, 07/12/2011 - 10:10am

Dear Resident

 

I am writing to update on recent news reports regarding the Metro South Institute of TAFE (Chelmer Campus) located at the corner of Glenwood St and Oxley Rd, Chelmer.

 

As you may be aware, the site has been vacant since the January flood.

 

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