Out and About in The Gap Ward – July 2021

A monthly update from State Member for Ferny Grove Mark Furner MP

Cr Steve Toomey with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and school captains from Ferny Grove State School at the opening of the Beech Street Pedestrian Bridge

The Schrinner Council has provided support to many community groups during the COVID19 pandemic.This support has enabled our community and sporting groups to continue to operate over the past year.

Very early on we suspended large item collections across Brisbane, during the pandemic this would have put the collection crews at risk of COVID19, these diverted financial resources benefitted  community groups such as the Brisbane Tramway Museum, the Girl Guides and Scouts, The Gap Football Club, Arana Contract Bridge Club, and Communify. 

As we move out of COVID-19, the Schrinner Council has taken action to support local business through the recovery by suspending small business fees, turning off parking meters, increasing deep cleaning for public transport and changing procurement requirements to preference local traders, contractors and suppliers.  

As we approach the end of 2020-21 financial year the Schrinner Council has invested over $680Million on suburban services and infrastructure provided by our local contractors throughout Brisbane. We are doing our part to ensure Brisbane’s economy is healthy and ready to prosper as we exit the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, one of the projects the Schrinner Council completed, was the Beech Street Pedestrian Bridge that connected a link across Cedar Creek to the local schools and amenities. Over 30 roads were resurfaced throughout the ward as well as active travel links and the continuation of the Keperra connected footpath program. You can view the 2020/21 completed projects map on my webpage www.steventoomey.com.au


Cr Steve Toomey helping out volunteers from the Corbie Street Habitat Brisbane Bushcare Group.

The Schrinner Council continues its commitment to support over 30 registered bush care groups in every suburb throughout the ward. These groups are funded via the Habitat Brisbane Program and it is our goal to grow and connect our natural areas to protect our rich and unique biodiversity.

I would like to thank all of our volunteers who dedicate their free time to work along our waterways through Enoggera and Kedron Brook catchments.

The financial year 2020-2021 work has continued to rehabilitate the Keperra Saddle.  The acquisition of property in O’Quinn Road is part of our program to increase bushland habitat and the City’s biodiversity.  The Schrinner Council is dedicated to ensuring the Green Future Fund will continue to support our Green Suburbs Program. 



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