Out and About In The Gap Ward

A monthly column from your local councillor for The Gap Ward Cr Steven Toomey

Happy New Year for 2020!  It’s been a busy start to the year with council budgeted projects underway, the Australia Day Ceremony in The Gap and Clean Up Australia Day nominations across the ward.

Annual Rotary Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony Sunday 26 January 2020

A record number of new Australian Citizens took the Oath of Allegiance at the Rotary Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony at The Gap High School on Australia Day.  

It is a privilege, as the local Councillor, to be the presiding officer again. I would like to thank the members of Ashgrove/The Gap Rotary for their contribution to this occasion.  Their genuine warmth ensures that the participants and their families know we consider their decision to become Australians a momentous event and something well worth celebrating as a community.

Projects in The Gap Ward

  A new active travel footpath has been constructed in Paten Park linking Grenoble Street to Payne Road. This will  provide access to local schools, parks and local amenities. 

  New Play equipment for Inverness Park Upper Kedron February 2020

  Honeyeater Park Upper Kedron Stage 3 New Play equipment installation March 2020

  Kings Park Keperra, Hermitage Park, Play Upgrade  installation March 2020

  Dog park Extension Mungarie Street Kings Park, Keperra February 2020 completion.  

• Persimmon Street Ferny Grove, formalised line marking around schools

Green Happenings in The Gap Ward

Registration is open for sites for Clean Up Australia Day www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au For the past few years, I have registered a site on the corner of School and Payne Roads The Gap. This year I have added a site behind The Gap Village Shopping Centre and Hickory Flats & Arbor Street Park. I look forward to working with you to keep our ward clean and green.

Men of The Trees

Last year I accepted the role as President of Men of The Trees Queensland (MOTT).  I look forward to joining them on many more plantings across Brisbane.  Thank you for entrusting me with this position, it is an honour.

February Community Corners in The Gap Ward

Be sure to bring along your current or recent rate notice to receive your voucher for your two free trees – you can pick your choice of tree from Paten Park Native Nursery, 57 Paten Road, The Gap.

Saturday 15 February 2020

9:30am-10:30am Ashgrove Avenue, Outside Woolworths Shopping Centre

11-12pm Waterworks Rd The Gap – Footpath Craig Ray Solicitors at Gap Village Shopping Centre

1-2pm McGinn Road & Archdale Road at the Ferny Grove Shopping Centre

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