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Reserve Forces Day 2021
I had the pleasure of attending the Reserve Forces Day Morning Tea recently. Thank you to everyone who devotes their time to Australia's Defence Forces as reservists, and thank you to the employers who give reservists the time they need to serve.
Meet Ross and John - They are SES Heroes
Meet these two members of the Orange Army, SES volunteers in the Brisbane City Council Region. Ross and John were recognised in SES Week for their 15 years of service. Keeping our communities across the State safe. Thank you to all SES volunteers.
Final Designs for the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge Released
This new Green Bridge will be an extension of the Lores Bonney Riverwalk and will provide a two-way on-road cycle path where the previous path was only wide enough for one way - and keep cyclists and pedestrians away from the traffic. 

If you want to find out more, there are two opportunities to meet the project team on Saturday 23 October 9 am - 12 pm at Newstead Park at the interactive chessboard and Wednesday 27 October 4 pm - 6 pm at Cameron Rocks Reserve near the War Memorial. Otherwise, you can contact the project team on 1800 318 166 or via email at greenbridges@brisbane.qld.gov.au
More Information Here!
GoBoat's Newstead Launch
Had the pleasure of attending the launch of the GoBoats on Breakfast Creek. If you want to get out on the magnificent Brisbane River but don’t have a boat or a mate with one? You’re in luck! The Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct in Newstead is now the home for GoBoat.

GoBoat provides a powered, shade covered boat for up to eight people to explore the river, around New Farm Park and even under the Story Bridge into the CBD. And you don’t need a boat licence!

GoBoat’s picnic boats are made from recycled materials and will operate 7 days a week from the Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct (194 Breakfast Creek Road) and also from 44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point.
For further information, click the button below.
More Information and to Book Click Here!
New Master Plan for Northshore Hamilton Released - Have Your Say Now!
Our community has been waiting patiently for the release of a revised Masterplan for the Northshore Hamilton area by the State Government’s Economic Development Queensland (EDQ - the planning authority for the Northshore Hamilton area).  

First declared as a Priority Development Area in 2008, a revised Masterplan has been a work in progress for some time, incorporating plans for the Olympics and Paralympics Athletes’ Village. It has been released today and I have taken the information from their website and have included it below for your information.
"Under sections 59 and 67 of the Economic Development Act 2012 (Act) the Minister for Economic Development Queensland gives notice that a proposed amendment to the Northshore Hamilton PDA Development Scheme is now available for review. A draft Development Charges and Offset Plan (DCOP), which supplements the proposed development scheme amendment, is also available for review.

Interested parties are invited to make a written submission about the proposed amendment to the Northshore Hamilton PDA Development Scheme and draft DCOP via:

Key Details:

The Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area (PDA) is a large urban renewal area that is being transformed into a vibrant, mixed-use precinct adjoining the Brisbane river and the suburb of Hamilton.

It covers 304 hectares, has over three kilometres of river frontage and is close to the Brisbane Airport and the Australian Trade Coast precinct.

The PDA was declared on 27 March 2008.

Proposed development scheme amendment:

The development scheme is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling land development within the PDA.

EDQ has reviewed the development scheme to ensure it continues to operate effectively as the overarching planning document for the area.

proposed development scheme amendment and a draft Development Charges and Offset Plan (DCOP) will be publicly notified from Friday 22 October until Friday 3 December 2021 (the submission period).

Information Sessions:

Community information sessions will be held for interested parties to learn more about the proposed development scheme amendment and the draft DCOP.

  • Online webinar for residents: 9 and 29 November, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
  • Online webinar for local business: 11 November, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
  • Public in-person information session: 20 November, 10 am-12pm at Public Works Professionals, Level 1, 6 Eagleview Place, Eagle Farm.

Due to COVID restrictions, you must register to attend a session." 

copied 22/10/21 from:
https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/economic-development-qld/priority-development-areas-and-projects/priority-development-areas/northshore-hamilton

View The EDQ Update Newsletter Here
Northshore Hamilton PDA Construction Update October 2021
On behalf of EDQ, construction company BMD is undertaking works on the road network and infrastructure at the eastern end of the Northshore Hamilton Precinct. These are NOT Council works.  This, though, is to provide information about the works and to assure visitors to Eat Street, the Tennis Centre, the Northshore Cafe and the CityCat Terminal that detours are in place that allows access to all these great places.  Works include the addition of two roads between MacArthur Avenue and ‘MacArthur Avenue North’ (not its official name, this is one road on a loop), upgrades to MacArthur Road itself and minor changes to Theodore Street.

For further details refer to the BMD construction updates on the Have your Say website below.
Crosby Road Bushcare Group Need Volunteers!
We have a mighty bushcare group looking after the pocket of bush down from the Bartley's Hill Reservoir and lookout. The Crosby Road Bushcare Group working bee is on again Saturday 30 October from 8 am - 10 am. They will be meeting at the Crosby Road stairs and volunteers are welcome, just bring your gloves, hat and protective clothing as you spend a couple hours outside, regenerating the site

Please join the groups' Facebook page here for up-to-date information about changes due to weather conditions.
Have Your Say!
Thank You Hamilton Ward
I want to say a huge thank you to the many people who have dropped off donations of toiletries and non-perishable food items to the Hamilton Ward Office for Homeless Connect. Donations can still be made until 5 November! For more information on what to donate, click the button below.
More Information Here!
Have a Business? Check Out These Grants!
Women represent only 35 per cent of small business owners and the Schrinner Council is working to increase that through launching the first-ever Women in Business Grant, with $250,000 available to help women business owners grow and develop their companies.

This grant will assist in expanding the capabilities of each business through training and education, the use of professional services, or the purchase of critical business equipment from local contractors and suppliers. Applications are now open!
Apply for the Women In Business Grant
The Schrinner Council is offering $200,000 in cash grants to provide local businesses for making over their street to appeal and attract more customers. Up to $5000 is up for grabs for business owners, giving you the ability to access funds for necessary improvements. The grants offer a dollar-for-dollar matching basis for lighting, facades, murals and a range of other initiatives.
Apply for the Shopfront Improvement Grant
Returning again this year is also the very successful Pop-Up Shop Program, offering $160,000 in support for businesses. This program is the perfect opportunity for those businesses wanting to test out sales in a physical store without a long-term commitment, and for property owners who may be struggling to fill empty spaces.
Apply for the Pop-Up Shop Grant
Kerbside Collection 2021-2022
Kerbside Collection has been going on in our ward for the last couple of weeks! There are only a few suburbs left to collect, so make sure you don't miss out.

As always, do not put items out until the week of collection in your suburb and to see acceptable and unacceptable items click the button below.
 
Ascot, Clayfield, Hamilton - Week starting 25 October 2021
Newstead - Week starting 17 January 2022
Bowen Hills - Week starting 31 January 2022
More Information 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.

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 is 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.
Breakfast Creek Road Bridge Lighting Renewal

Council is replacing the existing decorative lighting at the Breakfast Creek Road bridge, and some adjacent lighting near the bridge, with new energy-efficient LED lighting. This project is fully funded by the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.

This work is occurring due to the existing neon decorative bridge archway lighting no longer working and the current electrical switchboard location is subject to flooding. The work will also install LED lighting to highlight the bridge nameplates, piers and abutment, to make a visual feature of this wonderful 63-year-old bridge.

To find out more about these works or the project, you can contact the project team by:
- 1800 884 681 (business hours)
- 3403 8888 (24-hours)
- cityprojects@brisbane.qld.gov.au
- Visiting brisbane.qld.gov.au and search ‘Breakfast Creek Road bridge lighting project’

Nundah Suburban Business Hub

Have you visited or used the Suburban Business Hub in Nundah yet? The Suburban Business Hub provides Brisbane businesses and business groups:

  • a free, flexible space that suburban businesses can leverage for their business needs, for example, for meetings, workshops, networking and as a co-working space
  • businesses can drop-in and use the space Monday to Friday (availability can be checked via the website)
  • an opportunity for local, independent and artisan Brisbane businesses to showcase their products or artwork (businesses can submit an expression of interest via Council’s website)
  • an ongoing events program to build new skills and learn from successful businesses and industry experts
  • greater access to Council’s Business Liaison Officers who can provide information on Council’s suite of business support programs.
If you are interested in utilising this space, it offers:
  • free WIFI
  • office furnishings
  • a kitchenette
  • whiteboards/pin boards
  • AV input.
More Information Here
Snapshot of Works Delivered!
Have You Downloaded the Brisbane App Yet?

There's now an app for that! The New Brisbane App is yours to download!

For Residents:

Experience Brisbane like never before with the new free Brisbane App powered by The Schrinner Council.

Discover the best of Brisbane's eateries, outdoor experiences and events not to be missed. The Brisbane App is your one-stop shop to find and plan everything Brisbane has to offer. Tailor your search based on your interests and location, or create and explore guides curated by locals to discover Brisbane's hidden gems.

For Businesses:
The Brisbane App offers free promotion for local businesses to connect with more customers, helping our city’s economic recovery. Add your business ahead of the planned citywide launch this Thursday.

It’s quick and easy to sign-up and there are so many benefits.

  • It’s free – there are no sign-up costs or ongoing fees.
  • It’s easy – use it on the go and have control over what’s featured.
  • It’s effective – connect your business with thousands of potential new customers.

Hit the ‘Get started’ button now to add your business.

Get Started Now!
Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties
The Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Party Tickets are now available! Tickets are $5 each with proceeds being donated to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust. You can purchase by calling Oztix directly on 1300 762 545 or via the below link
Book Your Tickets Here
Now Seeking Applications...

Do you know a community group, not-for-profit organisation or school in need of a cash grant of up to $1,000?

The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund is seeking applications from community groups that make our city a better place. Applications close 5pm on 01 November 2021. To find out more and to apply visit the button below.

Apply Now Here!
Valley Fiesta is Nearly Here
Schrinner Council's Valley Fiesta is back in 2021 with a three-day line-up of over 150 artists across 20 venues from Thursday 28 October to Saturday 30 October 2021. Now in its 24th year, Valley Fiesta is one of Brisbane's biggest annual parties, showcasing the established and emerging talent of Fortitude Valley’s live music scene in new and heritage venues.

For more information, check out the QMusic website below.
More Information Here
Last Days of Revive Festival 2021

There is still a week and a half to go with the Schrinner Council's Revive Festival 2021 during October, which is Buy Nothing New month, encouraging you to reduce waste to landfills by making more sustainable choices.

There are some great events and information up on Council's website here:

More Information Here
The Great Plastic Rescue

The Queensland Government’s single-use plastic ban came into effect on 1 September. If you have any banned single-use plastic, don’t bin it! Be part of an Australian first rescue and recycling mission!

How The Great Plastic Rescue works:

  1. If it’s banned, don’t bin it! Save, sort and store your stock
  2. Register to join the rescue via their website here: www.thegreatplasticrescue.com.au
  3. The Great Plastic Rescue team will be in touch to coordinate logistics
  4. Your surplus single-use plastics will be rescued, recycled and remanufactured into a new Australian product.
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.
Need to contact my office?

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
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

Clayfield Toombul RSL Open Day

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SpecialCare Central's Free Forum

SpecialCare Central Inc is hosting a My Aged Care & Future Planning forum at the BallyCara Community Centre at Wooloowin on Tuesday 26th October from 1pm. The free session will assist seniors and carers in their aged care journey. To attend, bookings are essential which you can do via call 1300 701 691, email info@specialcarecentral.com.au or visit www.specialcarecentral.com.au/booking

Care Kits For Kids

The Hamilton Ward Office accepts donations for Care Kits for Kids, an organisation doing great work to make a difference in those children's lives.

Care Kits for Kids Qld Inc is a not-for-profit registered charity whose volunteers distribute free Care Kit backpacks to Queensland children in out-of-home or crisis care. There are currently over 10,200 children in out-of-home care in Queensland alone. (Dept of Child Safety, Youth and Women, 2019). 

New backpacks are filled with age-appropriate new donations of clothing, toiletry and educational items for distribution to government and non-government child protection services agencies, foster agencies, domestic violence agencies, and police child protection units to help support children in crisis or out-of-home.

How you can help:
  • Donate backpacks or items at my ward office
  • Financial Donations: Westpac, BSB 034-108, Account 652559
Need a Justice of the Peace?

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.

Anti-Theft Screws

In order to help as many members of the community as possible to properly secure their vehicles’ registration plates, the North Brisbane District Crime Prevention Unit has developed packs containing anti-theft screws.
Anti-theft screws are a special type of ‘one-way’ screw which when used to attach your registration plate to your vehicle, can only be removed with a specially designed tool.

This special removal tool is not sold to members of the public and can only be used by police officers. With this simple step, you can save yourself the cost and trouble of having to replace stolen number plates.

If you are a North Brisbane resident, not only can you pick up free anti-theft screws from your local police station, but you can also order them online using a simple form. You can find out more information below.

More Information Here!
Brisbane Seniors Online (BSOL)
Brisbane Seniors Online (BSOL) is a not-for-profit group that provides in-home tuition on a one-on-one basis for seniors and over 50s who would like to become computer savvy and confident in using modern technology through volunteer mentors (tutors).

Be able to surf the internet safely, keep in touch with family and friends across the World and learn how to recognise and avoid scams. For more information contact Brisbane Seniors Online on 3393 2225 or www.bsol.asn.au.
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