Out and About in The Gap Ward

With Counsellor Steven Toomey

The Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards 2021 from left to right: Tudor Vasile, Leo Lee, Ron Ward, Wesley Vasile, and Counsellor Steven Toomey

Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards 2021, which pays tribute to Brisbane’s unsung heroes in our community. 

This year Leo Lee from SOWN was recognised with the Green Heart Award for an independent project to identify and rehabilitate native fish populations in Cedar Creek, Upper Kedron, one of the most important local creek systems feeding into Moreton Bay.

Mr Ron Ward of The Gap received the Joint Senior Citizen of the Year for dedicating his life to supporting a number of community organisations close to his heart. 

The inaugural Spirit of Brisbane Award 2021 was awarded to The Gap brothers Tudor and Wesley Vasile who established ‘Walk for Awareness’ in 2010, an event that encourages mental awareness through participation, movement and the sharing of experiences.

To view all the winners, visit brisbane.qld.gov.au and search ‘Australia Day Awards

Community Networking Event – 30 March 2021

We invite local business owners to attend The Gap Ward Community Networking Event. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Cr Krista Adams, Chair of City Planning & Economic Development Committee will be speaking about programs Council is offering to support local business. Also attending will be Council’s Business Liaison Officer, who will be available for a future one on one meeting with business owners.

Date and Time: 6-8 pm, Tuesday 30 March 2021

Location: The Local Larder – 479 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove

Numbers for this free event are limited, to RSVP visit www.steventoomey.com.au/network

Green Happenings

Community Clean Up Australia Day Sunday 7th March 2021 7-8am. Every year, thousands of Australians take part in cleaning up Australia. Last year,over 36,000 volunteers across Brisbane removed an estimated 741 tonnes of rubbish from our precious environment. Come and join me for this year’s Clean Up at The Gap Ward site on Enoggera Creek at the Intersection of School & Payne Road The Gap, assembling on the School Rd bridge. Or, to find your nearest clean up site, visit: cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

February Community Corners

Saturday 20 February 2021 Bring along your current or recent rates notice to receive your voucher for two free trees from Paten Park Native Nursery, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. 


Ashgrove Avenue,

Ashgrove – Outside

Woolworths Shopping Centre 


Waterworks Rd The Gap – Footpath Craig

Ray Solicitors, The Gap Village Shopping Centre


McGinn Road & Archdale Road – Ferny Grove Shopping Centre 


Dallas Parade, Keperra

Check my website for the Community Corner in February at The Great Western Shopping Centre.

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