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INTRODUCTION

Dear Local Resident,
 
Welcome to my September edition of the Pullenvale Post.

As always, we welcome your feedback on any local community issue. If we can be of assistance, just contact the Pullenvale Ward office (details in the footer below).

BROOKFIELD ROAD

There are ongoing issues around traffic safety on Brookfield Road, Brookfield.
 
Unfortunately, a few weeks ago, a young schoolgirl was hit by a motorist as she attempted to cross Brookfield Road after school. The good news, after speaking to her father, is that she is ok.
 
The State Member for Moggill Dr. Christian Rowan MP and I attended a recent meeting convened by the local School Principal that included key State and Local Government officers and other key stakeholders to look at potential solutions to improve road safety.
 
But safety concerns on Brookfield Road are not just confined to School days / hours.
 
When the very popular Brookfield markets are held on every first and third Saturday of each month, there are patrons looking for parking, Pony Club members with horse floats accessing the paddock across the road, visitors to the cemetery, joggers and groups of cyclists who traditionally finish their Saturday morning run or ride at the general store, all competing to use the road.
 
I have met with the Brookfield Showgrounds Trust which manages the entire reserve on behalf of the State Government. In the interests of community safety, the Trust has decided to relocate the markets to the original site of the Development Application which will not only give the operator more space, but will ensure patrons access the site from Boscombe Road, eliminating the need for market parking on Brookfield Road.
 
I spoke about this issue in Council last night. Click here https://bit.ly/32bgQDB to view a full copy of my speech.

BOOKER PLACE PARK UPDATE

Brisbane City Council’s Booker Place Park is a fantastic facility that provides enjoyment for many families in the Bellbowrie area.
 
However, concerns have been raised with me about anti-social activity occurring in the park after hours, making it unsafe for families to use.
 
As mentioned in a previous edition of Pullenvale Post, local Police officers have presented me with a detailed operational report about the activities taking place there. More importantly, they made a number of recommendations they believe can once again make the park a safe place for the community at all times.
 
I am looking at how we can implement the recommendations within Council’s area of responsibility.
 
One involves a trial of the hours when the toilets near the Sports and Recreation Club are open. They can still be used when sports teams are training and playing, but they will be locked at other times to prevent activities we know are happening there.
 
Another involves the skate-bowl. More on this later, but I will be writing to all Bellbowrie and Moggill residents in early October about a community consultation we’re planning for later that month about the skate-bowl.

KARANA DOWNS EROSION UPDATE

You’ll recall in the recent Brisbane City Council Budget that I secured $2.6 million to address a longstanding erosion problem affecting residents at Illawong Way, Karana Downs.
 
I popped out to Karana Downs today to inspect works and I’m pleased to report it's all going to plan.
 
The works are expected to be completed by January (weather permitting).

COMPOST HUB & COMMUNITY GARDEN

Speaking of Karana Downs, I recently met a delegation of local residents who are passionate about establishing a compost hub and community garden at Karana Downs.
 
I share their enthusiasm for this and have spoken to Council about a likely location and how and when this can be delivered.
 
Watch this space, but I’m hopeful a compost hub can be established early in the new year.

OUT AND ABOUT

While there are still limitations with ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, I have been able to get out and about during the past few weeks meeting with local community groups, schools and residents.
 
Among the highlights were learning about the great work undertaken by the Bellbowrie Men’s Shed, presenting badges to next year’s Kenmore State High School leaders, welcoming the Lord Mayor to a tree planting ceremony at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha, and presenting ribbons to event winners at last Sunday’s Moggill Pony Club Hack Day.

FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA

In the absence of a regular, dedicated local news service in the western suburbs, we need to look at other platforms to communicate happenings and information of importance to Pullenvale Ward residents.
 
I urge those who haven’t already done so to follow my official Councillor page on Facebook. Just go to https://www.facebook.com/CrGregAdermann/ and click “Like” to stay informed. Alternatively, you can check out my website  
https://gregadermann.com.au/ where I publish all media releases and speeches given in Council.
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July 2020 Pullenvale Post
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Cr Greg Adermann · Level 1, Library Building, Kenmore Village Shopping Centre · 9 Brookfield Rd · Kenmore, Qld 4069 · Australia
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