Out and About In the Gap Ward

A monthly update from your Councillor Steven Toomey

National Tree Day

On Saturday 27 July I joined Men of The Trees (MOTT) and Dera Sacha Sauda who planted over 500 trees and shrubs and 100 grasses in Keryn Place, Kings Park, Keperra. It was a pleasure to provide morning tea for over 40 volunteers who support the message of MOTT by ‘healing the earth by planting trees’. This site off Mungarie Street is one of several sites across the ward. If you are interested in supporting their work visit http://www.mottqld.com.au/

Brisbane has celebrated National Tree Day since 1890 and applications are open for schools to apply for up to 50 free native plants in celebration of one of the world’s longest running environmental event, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au 

Brisbane City Council is committed to a greener Brisbane and this program is part of Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner’s $22 million investment to plant and maintain trees in suburbs across the city.  

SAM (Speed Awareness Monitor) The Gap Ward Budget 2019-20

Over the past year residents have contacted my office alerting me to ‘speed spots’ across the ward. SAM signage provides motorists with instant feedback on their speed if they are over the speed limit. I have met with my transport officers to allocate this year’s budget to areas where we can place this signage as well as permanent LED signage. New sites for SAM are in Ashgrove and Keperra and will be scheduled for installation once community consultation is completed. A permanent ‘slow down’ LED sign on Conavalla Street approaching Lislane Street, Ferny Grove has been approved for installation.  If you would like me to investigate a SAM site allocation please contact me at the ward office.

Community Corners

Saturday 10th August 2019

• 9.30 -10.30am:  The Gap – Waterworks Road The Gap – outside The Gap Village

• 11.00am-12.00pm:  Keperra – Aqua Park Upper Kedron Road 

Saturday 31st August 2019

• 9.30 -10.30am:  Ashgrove – Harry/Stewart Road

• 11.00-12pm:  The Gap – Waterworks Road The Gap – outside The Gap Village

• 1.00pm-2.00pm:  Ferny Grove – McGinn Road Ferny Grove Shopping Village outside Coles 

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