The contract for construction of the Old Northern Road Noise Barrier project has been awarded to Queensland Bridge and Civil, and work will soon be underway.
This project will involve replacing identified barriers located between Jinker Track and the Bunyaville State Forest Park border on the western side of Old Northern Road and between The Boulevard to near DeVito Place on the eastern side with concrete panels. The existing timber barriers approximately 300 metres north of Hamilton Road intersection will be repaired. The height of the barriers for the majority of the project is two metres.
Works are scheduled to commence in late July 2015, and is scheduled for completion by early 2016. Reduced speed limits, lane closure, signage and traffic control will be in place during works to safeguard motorist and roadworkers.
Transport and Main Roads (TMR) are currently carrying out resurfacing works at the Stafford Road and Sout Pine Road intersection. It has been found that the inbound detector loops (that detect traffic and are installed beneath the road surface) have failed and will be recut and replaced as part of thest works.
Unfortunately inbound traffic will be impacted due to the detector failures and will experience some additional delays and queuing.
TMR is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to road users and expects the previous traffic signal timings to be re-instated whe the works are completed in about 2 - 4 weeks.
For information or enquires on road works and traffic conditions or to report an incident, call 13 19 40 or visit www.131940.qld.gov.au
The Gaythorne RSL Sub-Branch will be holding its ANZAC Day service on Saturday 25 April. The form-up for the march is in Tel-El-Kebir Street at 6.00 A.M. The march will set off at 6.15 A.M. and the service will commence at 6.45 A.M. in Sid Loder Park opposite the entrance to the RSL.
This year represents the centenary of Gallipoli and to mark the occasion the RSL will be conducting activities for families after the service. Jumping castles will be erected in Sid Loder Park and there will be face painting for children. The RSL will also be holding a barbecue in its car park after the service.
Event: Neighbour Day
Date: Sunday, 29 March 2015
Where: Teralba Park
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
What to bring: hat, sunscreen, picnic rug
Join us for kids activities, a free sausage sizzle and other community stalls.
Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know your neighbour and your local community.
Proudly supported by Neighbourhood Watch, Blackwood St Chamber of Commerce, Picabben Community Centre, Youth With a Mission, Mitchelton Rotary and local councillors Cr Norm Wyndham and Cr Andrew Wines.
I look forward to seeing some of you there.
Click here to view the Neighbour Day flyer.
I am proud to announce that The Nest is now officially open at their new home in a beautiful heritage listed house at 720 South Pine Road,Everton Park.
The Nest is an organisation for women where they can feel safe and connect with other women in the community through arts and crafts.
There are a number of workshops and events scheduled for this month. Please visit their website for more information.
It's a privilege to have such an organisation operating in my electorate. It would be great to see the community behind this worthwhile initiative.
Please do not hesitate to contact them by email (email@example.com) if you would like to donate.
I would like to advise that works will soon be underway to undertake resurfacing and road safety improvements on South Pine Road and Old Northern Road, between Stafford Road and Rogers Parade East.
This $1.8 million project will involve replacing and repairing existing road and asphalt surfaces, linemarking and repairing man holes. These works will provide a safer and smoother surface for road users.
The works are due to commence in late February 2015 (weather, site and construction conditions permitting) and are expected be completed in April 2015.
To minimise traffic disruptions, works will be carried out between 7pm and 5am, Monday to Friday. Single lane closures, temporary property access changes, detours and reduced speed limits will apply during the works. Police, traffic controllers and construction signage will also be in place to safeguard motorists and road workers.
Access to properties on South Pine Road and along Old Northern Road, from Stafford Road to Rogers Parade East, will be maintained.
Nearby residents may experience some construction noise, additional work lighting, dust, odour and vibration during works. Letters will be distributed to nearby residents and businesses providing details of the work and contact information for enquiries.
Information about traffic disruptions will also be available from the 13 19 40 traffic report line and www.131940.qld.gov.au.
I hope you had a joyful Christmas and had the opportunity to spend time with your family and friends over the holidays.
This year’s state election will take place on Saturday the 31st of January.
If you are likely to be away on polling day you may wish to lodge a postal vote. I have arranged to have postal vote applications posted to all Everton residents this week.
Alternatively, you may wish to lodge your ballot ahead of polling day by taking advantage of the “pre-poll” booth which will be open from the 19th of January at the Everton Junction shops on Chinook Street in Everton Hills.
For those voting during pre-poll and Election Day it’s important to remember the Electoral Commission now requires all electors to provide proof of identity in order to vote.
Approved proof of ID documents include;
· A current drivers licence, 18+ card, orAustralian passport
· A Voter Information Letter issued by theECQ (you should receive one in the mail sometime in the next week)
· A Commonwealth benefit card e.g. yourMedicare card or pensioner concession card.
· A recent account or notice from a localgovernment or public utility e.g. a rates notice or electricity bill.
Anyone unable to provide proof of ID will still be able to vote by completing a declaration of their details at the time of voting. More information is available from the ECQ website.
It has been a privilege representing you as the Member for Everton over the last three years, and I hope you give me the opportunity to do so again.
If you have any questions regarding the election or any other matter don’t hesitate to contact my office on 3855 1133 or at Everton@parliament.qld.gov.au.
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Bunyaville Regional Park was filled with young kids at the Bunyaville Regional Park Fun day.
The event showcased the various groups who use the park on a frequent basis.
North Brisbane Mountain Bike Club, Bunyaville ParkRun, Oxfam trail runners, Enoggeroos Orienteering and Kumbartcho Sanctuary all took part to offer locals opportunities to take advantage of our local forest.
The event focused on getting young kids playing outdoors and off the computer and television screens.
Nature Play QLD held kids activities and have been selling their message of healthy outdoor fun.
Thank you to our local park rangers who attended the event. They look after Bunyaville and are responsible for the conservation of our bushland and protect our local wildlife.
Congratulations to James Cooper who has recently been awarded the Australian Scout Medallion.
This is the highest award that can be achieved by a scout and requires alot of hard work and dedication.
I had the privilige of attending the special awards ceremony at the Albany Creek Scout den.
James has done his scout group and family members proud by recieving this prestigious award.
Everton Electorate Office
510 South Pine Road
Everton Park Qld 4053
Ph: (07) 3855-1133
Fax: (07) 3855-1280
Parking is available at the back of the office accessible from Griffith St (driveway opposite KFC).
If you cannot attend my Everton Park Office during business hours you may find my Listening Posts of assistance.
I look forward to catching up with Everton residents and listening to your concerns.
Community groups, schools or sporting clubs are welcome to borrow my 3x3 marquee for events.
Please contact my office to organise the loan.
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