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Left Turn on Red Trial Over!
There have been over 15 million safe vehicle movements at intersections where Left Turn on Red (LTOR) has been permitted across Brisbane over the past eight years. But the State Government Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has told Council to stop this initiative. Unfortunately, this means the LTOR at the intersection of Kitchener Road and Lancaster Road is no longer allowed.

The Schrinner Council has called on the State Government to rethink their decision as we believe the community supports LTOR, where it can be safely performed, as has been the case here.

LOTR in Brisbane has been possible at only 17 intersections in the whole Brisbane area and only at locations with very low pedestrian numbers or requiring car movement toward a bike lane. There have been no recorded incidents involving vehicles turning left on red with a pedestrian or cyclist in the 8 years of the LOTR trial. 
Kerbside Collection is Returning!
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announced in the 2021-22 Budget that Kerbside Collection has been fast-tracked to come back 12 months earlier than planned.

The Schrinner Council's kerbside large item collection services will return across the Hamilton Ward from October 2021 through to January 2022, helping residents dispose of large household items. The service was temporarily postponed in May 2020 to allow the reallocation of funds to support community groups during the COVID19 pandemic. 

Thank you Hamilton Ward residents for your patience. Your understanding allowed the flexibility necessary to inject direct support into sectors of our city requiring the aid of Brisbane's economy during this crisis. 

As always, do not put items out until the week of collection in your suburb.
 
Pinkenba - Week starting 11 October 2021
Albion, Hendra, Kalinga, Wooloowin - Week starting 18 October 2021
Ascot, Clayfield, Hamilton - Week starting 25 October 2021
Newstead - Week starting 17 January 2022
Bowen hills - Week starting 31 January 2022
For More Information
Council's Industrial Strategy

Brisbane City Council is reviewing the city's industrial strategy to ensure we make the most of our industrial areas to strengthen our economy and support businesses. Read the draft 'Our Productive City: Brisbane's Industrial Future strategy' and have your say before 11.59pm Monday 16 August 2021 here https://bit.ly/3d2TrZQ

'Brisbane Kids' Review Ascot Park

The Brisbane Kids online magazine has been most generous in its review of Council's Ascot Park. I was thrilled to bring this park into our community in 2019 and seeing it so well used and loved. Remember to take advantage of the cooler weather at your favourite local parks, have a barbeque, spend time with the family - before we know it, it will be summer once again!

You Can Read the Article Here
Seniors - Council's Cabs Service

The Council Cabs service organises shared taxis at scheduled times for residents who find it difficult to get to their local shops to do essentials such as grocery shopping, banking and using post office services.

You can use Council Cabs if you are:

  • over 60 years old, or
  • mobility impaired, or
  • a Pensioner Concession Card or Centrelink Seniors Cardholder.
If you are eligible to use this service, you may be accompanied by a carer or a child under your care.

All Council Cabs honour the Queensland Government Companion Card, allowing free travel for anyone accompanying a person with a disability who requires attendant care support.

To make sure there is room for everyone, shopping is limited to five recycle plastic shopping bags or three green recycle shopping bags, or the equivalent, per passenger.

To book a Council Cabs service, phone 07 3403 2227. Reserve your seat up until 12 noon the day before using the service or request that your booking be made permanent, at the time of booking, passengers will be advised of the pick-up and collection time. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available on request.
'Talk to a Planner' Sessions

Brisbane City Council is planning for Brisbane’s future. Carefully planning for a growing city means stronger communities, more local jobs and affordable housing in Brisbane that’s sustainable for future generations.

Council holds free 'Talk to a Planner' sessions to help residents, business owners and community groups learn more about Brisbane City Plan 2014 (City Plan) and how it relates to their building and construction plans.

Talk to a Planner is available all year round, with additional sessions held regularly across the city for your convenience.
During these sessions you can speak face-to-face with a planning specialist, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about how City Plan relates to your property.

Sessions will be held regularly at the following Council venues:
• Garden City Library
• Chermside Library
• Indooroopilly Library
• Carindale Library
• Brisbane Business Hub in the CBD.
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all attendees, sessions are by 15-minute appointment only. For full dates and times, and to book, select a session below. Hurry though! they book out fast!

Book a Session Here
Two Successful Precinct Promotion Grant Applicants!

The Schrinner Council aims to drive suburban economic vitality by supporting initiatives and activations that bring communities and consumers into local precincts.
 
The Lord Mayor’s Precinct Promotion Fund invited business leaders, businesses and trader groups to apply for sponsorship of up to $10,000 for events and activations that create lively and vibrant local business areas.

The Hamilton Ward had two successful applicants! Place Ascot received funding for an Ascot and Surrounds Community Christmas Market and Republica Group received funding for a night market event in Bowen Hills.

Congratulations to our successful applicants! I look forward to seeing the community enjoy these events.

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts book up so fast! This just goes to show what fantastic performances are offered to Brisbane residents. Book now so you don't miss out!

See What Concerts Are On!
Log a pothole
Notice a pothole that needs filling?
Have you noticed a pothole on your way home that needs filling? The Council Call Centre can take reports 24 hours a day. The operator will ask for an exact address if you can identify it, so if you notice a pothole that needs filling, please call Council's call centre on 3403 8888 or log a report through Council's website here.
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Have a problem to report?

BCC Call Centre

Phone: 07 3403 8888
24 hours a day
7 days a week

 
This is the best contact method for issues such as potholes, rubbish bin problems, tree maintenance, trip hazards, dangerous dogs, lost property, stormwater drainage problems and public safety concerns.
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Hamilton Ward Office

Hours:  9am - 12:30pm, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Monday to Friday*
Phone: (07) 3403 1095
Email:
hamilton.ward@bcc.qld.gov.au
Address: 42 Racecourse Road, Hamilton QLD 4007
*Excludes public holidays
Council's Mobile Service

SMS/MMS Service

Number: 0429 2 FIX IT
(0429 234 948)
Use your mobile device to report a problem in your neighbourhood. Take a photo and send details of the problem, including the location and your name to: 0429 2 FIX IT.
Council aims to acknowledge your message within two working days and provide a reference number.
Do you run a business?

BCC Business Hotline

Hours:  24 hours a day
7 days a week
Phone: 133 BNE
(133 263)
This is a dedicated hotline to support business in Brisbane. Businesses can access information on a range of Council topics including licensing, development applications, business opportunities and procurement.
Community Corner
JP's in the Community
The JP’s in the Community program was launched in 2003 for Justices of the Peace (JP’s) and Commissioner of Declarations (C.Dec) to volunteer their services at community venues across the state of Queensland.
 
Volunteers who participate in the program work under the authority and guidance of the Justice of the Peace Branch, a division of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
 
All JP’s and C.Dec’s must meet certain qualifications and standards to participate as volunteers in the program. They are appointed to serve all members of the community.
 
JP’s and C.Dec’s are able to witness people signing documents as prescribed by law including statutory declarations, affidavits, land title transactions, wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Advanced Health Directive as well as certifying copies of documents as true copies. They are also called upon to witness a variety of documents which are those not prescribed by law but are equally important to the person attending.
TradeCoast Central Heritage Park
TradeCoast Central Heritage Park Interpretive Centre is at the heart of three heritage sites here at the location of Brisbane’s former Eagle Farm Airport at 87 Schneider Road Eagle Farm. The Interpretive Centre is open from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays. Entry is free. Parking is available via Backhouse Place, at the southern end of the park, and Amy Johnson Place, at the northern end.
Celebrate Black History Month 

Black History Month was launched in 2008 and was developed after talks with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community indicated strong support for a specific cultural program.

The communities suggested a range of activities for the broader community to enjoy and better understand the history and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Brisbane.

Black History Month runs throughout July each year and is a showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, heritage and cultures which acknowledges and celebrates First Australians' achievements and contributions.

See What Black History Month Events Are On Here!
Save the Date! Probus Day - 1 Oct 2021
Probus Day - celebrating keeping busy, connected and active - the key to a happy retirement. Probus Day is celebrated annually on 1 October each year. This date acknowledges the United Nations’ Day of Older Persons which was declared by the UN over 30 years ago as an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society.

Throughout the pandemic, Probus plays a key role in ensuring that its members stay active, in communication and engagement. To highlight the continued importance of staying connected, this years’ Probus Day will focus on the positive social connections that Probus provides.
Community Achievement Awards
Nominations close Thursday 5th August 2021. For assistance please feel free to call the Awards Office on 1300 055 096 or email qcaa@awardsaustralia.com.

To submit a nomination, simply click the link below and select ‘Nominate Now’. Alternatively, you can call the Awards Office on 1300 055 096 and pass on the nominee's details and they will take it from there.
Nominate Someone Now!

Single-Use Plastics Ban Forum

As of 1st September, Queensland will be introducing bans on certain single-use plastics, including plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, bowls, plates, and expanded polystyrene cups and containers. 
 
As many community groups provide takeaway food and drink as part of their community or fundraising activities, this may affect how you operate. As such, you may benefit from information on how to comply with the new bans. 
 
To help groups prepare, the Qld Government has contracted the Boomerang Alliance to conduct a series of early evening forums across the state to answer their questions on:
 
· What items are included in the ban?
· What alternative products can be used?
· How can your organisation adapt to comply with the ban?

The Boomerang Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation that has been actively involved in the design of Queensland’s Single-use Plastic Ban. They run the national Plastic Free Places Program, which works in communities to assist retailers to transition away from single-use plastics.
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Now showing at Museum of Brisbane (MoB)

Showcasing new large-scale contemporary artworks alongside historical imagery, their latest exhibition City in the Sun combines their fascinating past with some of the city's brightest new talent. Now, they're giving you the chance to get to know the commissioned artists and take a peek inside their studios and practices.

Check out interviews with Holly Anderson, Christopher Bassi, Rachel Burke, Kinly Grey, Sebastian Moody, Laura Patterson, Rachael Sarra and Sam Tupou. 
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