Speeches

PENHALIGON-PARK-PETITION

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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BIRTHING TREE AT MOGGILL

Thank you Mr. Chair. Every so often the stars align, and with a little bit of good old-fashioned intent and co-operation, you can achieve a great outcome for your local community. That occurred last week when I was advised that a century old tree at Moggill with cultural significance had been officially saved after Council …

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BROOKFIELD ROAD PETITION

Mr. Chair, I spoke about my concerns about road safety on Brookfield Road in this Chamber last year following an accident involving a young school girl. Since then, there have been efforts from a range of stakeholders to address these concerns and my sense is that things are heading in the right direction. This petition …

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Bells-Crossing

Bell’s Bridge Kholo

Mr Chair I rise to speak in support of Item E – the petition supporting the re-naming of the bridge at Kholo in the western part of the Pullenvale Ward, in honour of the Bell family. I never cease to be amazed by the number of new stories I hear about the history of the …

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Indooroopilly Roundabout Major Upgrade Planned

I rise to speak briefly about Item A – Council’s plan to undertake a major upgrade at the Indooroopilly roundabout. Although in the neighbouring Walter Taylor Ward, residents in my Ward of Pullenvale stand to benefit considerably from this project. Anyone who travels regularly on busy Moggill Road knows the frustrations at this intersection, resulting …

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Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Sub-Tropical Treasures – Brookfield Show Society

Mr. Chair, I rise to speak about one of the great hidden treasures in this city which just happens to be at Mount Coot-tha in the Pullenvale Ward. As Councillors may have already gathered in speeches I’ve given to this Chamber since being elected, I’m very fortunate to have one of this city’s crown jewels …

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