A great write-up from the folks at South-East Advertiser on my successor in Doboy, Cr Lisa Atwood. It's great to have someone so young and dynamic in Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner's team. #teamschrinner
"YOUNG mum Lisa Atwood had set herself up with a novel food truck business to return to work after maternity leave, but the lure of politics changed that.
She was sworn in as the new councillor for Doboy at a special Budget sitting of Brisbane City Council on Thursday night.
At 29 years of age, she is the youngest Brisbane councillor, taking that title from her predecessor in Doboy, Cr Ryan Murphy who was elected in 2012 at age 23.
Cr Atwood said it was important to represent a younger demographic in council.
“I was excited to represent younger people, young families and businesses. I feel I can relate to a lot of people. I’m very grateful for this opportunity,” she said."
26 days after the last Federal election, the State Government rushed through Adani approvals after just 1 meeting, once it suited them!☝💨✅
After three and a half years and more than 276 meetings, we cannot even get approval to relocate a power cable.⚡️🐢⛔ Labor is either;
a) playing politics with major projects
b) grossly incompetent or
c) all of the above
Today for #throwbackthursday let's go back to June 2009, almost ten years to the day since the State Government released the plan for the Eastern Busway Station at Carindale.
The Eastern Busway would have enabled tens of thousands of residents living along Old Cleveland Road and surrounds to gain access to fast, reliable and affordable public transport.
The busway stretched 17.7km from Buranda to Capalaba and was due to be completed by now. Sadly, it was slowly but surely stripped out of State Government forward plans, then defunded and descoped until it didn't exist.
I often wonder just how much better life would have been for residents living in the Eastern suburbs had the government delivered this project. How we could have moved away from motor vehicles and towards public transport.
It's a crying shame. #TBT #auspol #qldpol #brisbane #bnepol Carindale Connect South-East Advertiser Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner Westfield Carindale RAIL - Back On Track
Rochedale is one of Brisbane's last greenfield sites to be developed. It's growing rapidly and with any growth, comes growing pains! Queensland Urban Utilities will be undertaking a number of water 🚰 and sewer 💩 upgrades in the area over the next few years.👷♀️👷♂️ #rochedale #QUU #bnepol Southern Star
Does anyone remember the original Wynnum Police Station and Courthouse? This photo was taken shortly after it was built in 1971. #throwbackthursday #TBT #qldpol #bnepol
HELL YEAH! 😍👍🛳 A once in a blue moon opportunity for thousands of Brisbane residents to see a Nimitz class aircraft carrier. If you like your 'big boys toys' they don't come much bigger than USS Ronald Reagan!
I’m onboard CVN-76 tonight representing Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner as we welcome the ship and her sailors to Brisbane. It’s a mighty fine vessel; 4800 men, 81 planes, and it even comes with a statue of Ronnie himself. How good is that?👋👋👋 #peacethroughstrength
No, it’s not a disaster film, it’s a sneak peak of the progress being made on the new Coles at Rochedale! On track to open in September.
Parking restrictions will be rolled out on Surbiton Court after a recent survey indicated most residents are in favour. 🚗⛔
However, I don't think the parking situation around Carindale is that bad that it warrants the creation of traffic area with wider restrictions and resident permits. You might disagree.🙅♀️🙅♂️
What do you think?⁉
Have you seen the state of the Winstanley Street Bridge? Let's face it, it's looking yuck. 🤮 It's covered in rust 😡, spiders 🕷, cobwebs 🕸 and is in need of some Tender Loving Care. So this year we're going to work, sandblasting, cleaning, re-painting and making it look brand new!👷♂️👩🎨🛑 #bridgesofbrisbane
The 🦖🦕 are coming back to Wakerley. #givemedinosorgivemedeath #jurassicpark #wakerley WYNNUM WHAT?! Wynnum Herald South-East Advertiser Cr Lisa Atwood
💪 Until yesterday I didn’t know there was a massive sports and fitness festival dedicated to Arnold Schwarzenegger, but now that I do Ross Vasta MP and I will do everything we can to bring Arnold Sports Festival Australia to BNE! 💪 Hasta la vista 👶🏻!
*ATTENTION DOG OWNERS* 🐶
Honey 🍯 and I have some exciting news for puppers and doggos... Council is reducing registration fees by up to 65% in some cases!
Desexed doggo? 🐕
We are dropping your fees to: 👇
💥$38.10 in the first year
💥$50.75 every year thereafter
Do you have a rescue doggo? ❤️
💥 $25.40 in the first year
💥 $25.40 every year thereafter
Because Council's budget is strong, we can pass on these savings to ratepayers! 💪💪💪
You might have noticed Council has been undertaking some planned burns in our area lately. 🔥👩🚒☁️
This is to ensure we keep our homes and bushland safe during bushfire season in the hotter months. 🌳🐨🏡
If you're interested in when we might be burning near you, Brisbane City Council and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES post regular updates on Facebook.
You can also check out this nifty interactive map 🗺with further information about our planned burns across Brisbane: http://tiny.cc/qmz79y
🎥 Cherbon St, Cooee St and Mount Cotton Rd, Burbank on Saturday 20/7
OMG 😮 some losers have graffitied (🍆) the heck out of Melrose Close Park in Carindale. 💥 Our graffiti team will be there in the next few days to properly clean 🧽 everything.
Until then, I’ve made a few adjustments so it’s Safe For Work (SFW)! 🌲👪 #speedworm
Congratulations to my Council colleague Cr Lisa Atwood (Doboy) on delivering her maiden speech last night. She has a bold vision for the Eastern suburbs, one which I wholeheartedly support! #bnepol
When Brisbane's new runway👩✈️🛫opens next year, some suburbs like Pullenvale, Brookfield, St Lucia, Toowong, Taringa, Mt Coot-tha & Enoggera Reservoir will cop more flights overhead.👮♂️🤷♂️
The good news is if you live in the Eastern suburbs,😎 there's going to be fewer planes overhead!👍See how the flight paths change when the new runway opens by going here: https://flightpathtool.bne.com.au/bac/map
I'm absolutely appalled at the baiting 💊 attacks across Brisbane. 🤮 Ten dogs have apparently been killed on the northside, and now it's happening in the Meadowlands Road Dog Off-leash area, where meat was found with this bait yesterday. 🐀🍖
Queensland Police Service is investigating,👮♂️ but in the meantime, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced that CCTV 🎥 will be going in at some of the major DOLA's, including Carina, so we can help catch the perpetrators, and prevent any further deaths. 🐕
Brisbane’s most popular dog off leash area. 🐶
Now a ghost town. 👻
🔥 S I Z Z L E R S 🔥 @crfionacunningham
We poured our heart 💔 and soul 😇 into that cook. 👩🍳 👨🍳 4 hours. Over 1000 snags served. Kids from Carindale Cougars JAFC & Wynnum Vikings AFL Club & 36 other clubs happy & full of sausages. 🌭
Five star rating to Councillor Fiona Cunningham ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ who is a pro grillmaster and evidently a popular councillor. Hope we don’t go into elimination next week. #chefbros #cheflife #hospitality
Huge turnout for our wonderful Gold Star ⭐️ and Little Star 💫 readers! Fostering a love 💕 of reading 📖 in your child from a young age 👶🏻 is one of best things you can do for them. 💯
So pile up those books 📚 and get them reading 📖!