Speeches

Boy Swallows Universe

COUNCIL SPEECH – JOE KLOCEK

Thank you Chair With Brisbane Festival now in full swing, I’d like to give a special shout-out to Joe Klocek, a resident of Chapel Hill in my Ward but more important, the lead actor in the stage version of Boy Swallows Universe, which is now playing at the Cremourne Theatre. For as long as I’ve …

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PINJARRA ROAD – COUNCIL SPEECH

Thank you Chair. I rise to speak about Item B – a petition requesting Council install measures to deter speeding and a safe pedestrian path on Pinjarra Road in my Ward. I’m pleased to advise this Chamber that not only am I aware of the concerns expressed by residents on Pinjarra Road, the Schrinner Council …

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Brisbane Olympics – Council Speech

Thanks Chair I rise to speak briefly about the excitement around Brisbane being named the Olympics and Paralympics host city in 2032. In doing so, I want to add my congratulations to the role the Lord Mayor played in securing the games. The economic benefits and international exposure Brisbane will receive as a result of …

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COMMUNITY-EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS – COUNCIL SPEECH

Thank you Chair I rise to speak briefly about two very successful community events held in the Pullenvale Ward over the past fortnight. With the relaxation of rules around mass gatherings, residents have been able to again meet freely at events such as these and help generate the community spirit for which we are renowned. …

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PENHALIGON PARK PETITION

Mr Chair I rise to speak in support of the submission to rename the Rebecca Street Park, Chapel Hill in honour of the Penhaligon family. I was first approached some months ago by a local resident, Bev Walker, a descendant of the Penhaligon family who together with Judy Magub, the President of the Kenmore and …

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Off-road-cycling

OFF-ROAD CYCLING STRATEGY SPEECH

Thank you Chair. I rise to speak about Item A – Brisbane’s Off-Road Cycling Strategy. As the Chair has indicated from day 1, this draft strategy is about trying to get a balance between conservation and recreation. Mount Coot-tha in my Ward is a prime example. It’s one of the city’s crown jewels and can, …

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UPGRADED PARKS AT BELLBOWRIE

Thank you Chair. I rise to speak briefly and thank the Schrinner Council Administration for delivering new attractions costing more than half a million dollars in two of our parks in Bellbowrie this month. The new learn to ride bike facility at Kangaroo Gully Road Park had been completed and is already proving a popular …

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