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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to my August e-newsletter. I trust you find this information useful and as always, we welcome your feedback.
Don’t forget, if we can be of assistance with any Council related issue, please contact my Ward Office during business hours. The details are in the footer of this newsletter.

NEW PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE TRIAL

I'm pleased to announce we've secured a hail-n-ride Personalised Public Transport Service trial for Bellbowrie and Moggill residents, commencing in October. Read more https://bit.ly/3hEeO3D We will be providing more details about the route and timetable to local residents in September. It is a trial but if it’s well patronised, I will advocate for ongoing funding in next year’s Council Budget. So my advice to Bellbowrie and Moggill residents is use it because we don’t want to lose it.

SAM SIGN LOCATIONS

Council’s Speed Awareness Monitors program is part of our commitment to making Brisbane streets safer. We have a number of SAM sign locations in the Pullenvale Ward, and from September for three months, they will be located at:

  • Brookfield Road, Brookfield
  • Marmindie Street, Chapel Hill
  • Gap Creek Road, Kenmore Hills
  • Tanderra Way, Karana Downs
  • Church Road, Bellbowrie
  • Cedarleigh Road, Chapel Hill
  • Witty Road, Moggill

Council officers provided me with the data from the various sites for the past four months and it makes for interesting reading. Most importantly, it shows the signs are encouraging motorists to slow down, with a higher percentage at each location staying under the speed limit than not.
 
I’ve been asked by Council officers to recommend a new location within the Ward for a SAM sign in future. Following meetings with a number of Moggill residents concerned about speeding, I believe there is merit in having one at Priors Pocket Road. We will undertake consultation with residents on that road and if they support it and subject to a constructability assessment, a SAM sign could be operational there from January 2021.

RESURFACING OF LOCAL ROADS

More than $2.2 million was allocated in this year’s Council Budget for road resurfacing in the Pullenvale Ward.

I’m advised that resurfacing of the bus route at Gilruth Road, Kenmore (Between Acworth St to Marshall Lane) has just been completed and that works will be commencing soon at Star Place, Chapel Hill, and Kenmore Road, Sylvania Court and Larool Street, Kenmore.

Click here https://bit.ly/33mQf7m for a full list of where roadworks will be undertaken in the Ward over the next 12 months.

LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

Council is proud to support a number of environmental groups within the Pullenvale Ward. It was great to meet with one of them, the Moggill Creek Catchment Group recently to learn about the work they do to protect and enhance the natural environment in our community. There are almost 500 local volunteers who remove exotic weeds that kill native vegetation and then replant with trees and shrubs that are native to the region. Last year, about 15,000 plants were grown at the Group’s nursery for planting in the Moggill Creek catchment. For more information about the Group, click here https://www.moggillcreek.org.au/

RAIN & FLOOD MONITORING  

Brisbane City Council maintains a hydrometric network of rainfall and stream gauges to support its response to flood events.

Council will be soon installing a stream height gauge (bottom left) in Pinjarra Road Park, Pinjarra Hills to measure and record real time water levels for Pullen-Pullen Creek and a rain gauge (bottom right) in Tuckett Street, Kenmore to measure and record real time rainfall in the Moggill Creek catchment. 

These are small but vital installations for future wet seasons.

UPCOMING MOBILE OFFICE LOCATIONS

I will be conducting Mobile Offices throughout the Ward at different locations over the coming months. These are an opportunity for you to discuss any Council related issue with me directly and no appointments are necessary.
 
Thanks to Method to the Madness at Kenmore for hosting me last week.

Over the coming month, I will be at:

  • Plum Café, Kenmore Plaza – Thursday 13th August from 10.30am
  • Out front of the Karana Downs Family Grocery Store, corner of Tanderra Way and College Road – Wednesday 26th August from 10.30am
  • Café Fiori, Kenmore Village – Wednesday 9th September from 10.30am
  • Moccabella Café, Bellbowrie – Wednesday 16th September from 10.30am

I look forward to meeting and chatting with you.

REMAIN VIGILIENT AND STAY SAFE

The confirmed positive case of a staff member with COVID-19 at Fairview, Pinjarra Hills, shows that no individual or geographical area is immune to this pandemic.
 
Bolton Clarke is to be commended for the way it has managed the ongoing safety and wellbeing of staff and residents at Fairview, in collaboration with relevant health agencies.
 
Again, I urge everybody to be vigilant, continue to observe social distancing of 1.5 metres and appropriate hand-hygiene, and stay safe.
 
Any resident who is exhibiting any symptoms is encouraged to get tested immediately, or to seek health advice.

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August 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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