Development at what cost?

We are extremely lucky in the McDowall Ward to have a wide range of environmental assets on our doorstep, amazing green spaces, flora and fauna.

Sadly the Brisbane City Council and Developers are ignoring residents pleas and formal submissions - placing profit in front of our suburbs environment and wildlife.


The Albany Creek tributary and dams on 76 Bronson Street (near Tiverton Place) are a known platypus habitat, yet the Council appears determined to ignore their own Platypus Conservation Action Statement and Neighborhood plan to allow developers to build a revised 29 residential lots on this site. This surely will have an adverse impact on the platypus population and habitat.

The Brisbane City Council has an Platypus Conservation Action Statement providing guidelines for the conservation and management of Platypus Habitat and Populations:…/conservation_action_state…

The follow link is a videos of Platypus taken recently by a Bridgeman Downs resident.

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Redback Garrison 501st Legion Pink Stumps Day is one of my favourite local events, combining two of my favourite things (Star Wars and Cricket) to raising money for a great cause - The McGrath Foundation.

Great to see so many familiar faces.

Thank you to the Redback Garrison - 501st Legion and Stafford Heights State School for hosting this great event.

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Congratulations to St Gerard Majella Catholic Church on another outstanding Christmas Lights display this year. A Northside Christmas tradition that only seems to get bigger and better each year. This is a video for those who won't make it along this year.
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) student ambassadors from Everton Park State High School doing an experiment showing the acid-base properties of dry ice in water... watch the colour change
And they're off and racing.... Pool Pony Racing @ Stafford Hei...

Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women, and a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements.

I’ve just taken action to help accelerate gender parity. #PressforProgress and commit to action here

#IWD2018 #InternationalWomensDay

#PressforProgress for International Women's Day and beyond. Take action to accelerate gender parity.

Once again the Brisbane City Council​ and have ignored residents in Everton Park in favour of a BIG developer (Mirvac). The council has refused to act on a petition (containing over 700 signatures) against the development of 139-dwellings on Murphy's Paddock at Everton Park.

I have been contacted by local residents, who have all raised to me their concerns regarding the density, traffic, parking, lack of infrastructure, limited emergency vehicle access and the ecological im...pacts of this development. As a local myself - I share their concerns regarding this development..

Even the LNP's own Tim Mander MP - State Member for Everton​petitioned against this development going ahead.

Residents of Everton Park deserve better than an LNP Council that refuses to listen and act on their concerns.

Labor for Brisbane City Council​ #stopbaddevelopment #evertonpark Quest Community Newspapers

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Cricket with a twist of Star Wars & Cars.

The Redback Garrison 501st Legion Pink Stumps Day is coming up on Saturday the 10th of March at Stafford Heights State School. This year marks the 5th year of this great local event.

Come along and support the teams from the Redback Garrison - 501st Legion as they raise money for the McGrath Foundation.

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Does the Brisbane City Council really believe making Brisbane' s City Planning a game is a real solution to the over-development, traffic congestion and parked out streets, people living in our suburbs face every day?

When will the BCC take the concerns of residents seriously?

When will they admit they have made a mess of the City Plan and our Neighbourhood Plans with their poor planning decisions?


Brisbane residents deserve a council that takes planning and their concerns seriously.

Labor for Brisbane City Council

#aspley #bridgemandowns #chermsidewest #evertonpark #mcdowall #staffordheights #stopbaddevelopment

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Brisbane is growing and by 2041, Brisbane will need to cater for an extra 386,000 residents - that’s 1300 each month!

Play this new, online game and help shape our city’s next exciting chapter.

Great to see the Team at Rode meats getting the recognition and accolades for their quality products.

Well done to Brad and the team.

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Rode meats

Sausage king competition today!!! 1st in gourmet burger 1st in traditional beef 2nd in lamb and 2nd in poultry along with 2nd in the open gourmet category !!!! Well done team!!!

As ratepayers of Brisbane, did you know that the LNP Administration is using your money to speculate on private property development? While also assessing devel...opment applications?

Graham Quirk is completely out of touch, using his massive majority in Council to keep you in the dark. This has to end.

A great piece today by Rod Harding.

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THERE is a great, commonsense line delivered by one of the most successful coaches in professional sport, Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots: “I’m a football coach. I’m not a doctor ... they don’t call plays, I don’t do surgeries. We have a great deal here.”

Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology to Australia's First Peoples – a powerful and important moment in our nation's history that must never be forgotten.

Sorry, was a start on the path towards meaningful reconciliation and redress. We as a nation need to continue together down this path.

Please take the time to watch Kevin Rudds speech again:...

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With storms rolling across the region, we need to be aware of fallen powerlines and other hazards. To report a power outage contact 13 62 62 or fallen powerlines on 13 19 62. Remember, do not go near or touch fallen powerlines!

Customers Affected: 279


Customers Affected: 631

Customers Affected: 596

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Find out where the power is out and when you can expect it to be restored.

McDowall Village Traffic Safety Petition.

If you've already signed it - THANK YOU! You may well have helped to saved lives.

The online ePetition is at…/pid/491 . Closes Feb 20.


There's a traditional paper version available at:

- McDowall Village Pharmacy
- Drakes Supermarket
- McDowall Village Medical Centre
- McDowall Village Childcare Centre
- Sabe Hairdresser
- Treasure House Restaurant
- Krusty Krab

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You can submit petitions to Brisbane City Council online.

Excellent turn out for the first NOW - Business Building Community. breakfast of the year.

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Due to upgrade works to Brookside Shopping Centre, Mobile Phone and Data Carriers coverage in Everton Park / Mitchelton and surrounding suburbs maybe impacted from January 30th until March 7th.

Disruptions should be expected:
Gaythorne - January 30th until February 9th
Mitchelton - February 12th-22nd ...
Everton Park - February 23 to March 7.

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Customers in Gaythorne, Mitchelton and Everton Park will be affected, with the blame for the signal disruptions falling on Brookside Shopping Centre.

On Australia Day, it was my pleasure to MC the Lilley Australia Day Awards.

An event which recognises businesses, groups and individuals for their long term dedication and commitment to volunteering.

It was great to see so many volunteers receiving recognition for making our community stronger.


Well done to all of the wonderful award recipients.

#australiaday2018 #volunteers #awards Lilley Australia day Awards

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Congratulations to Prof. Michelle Simmons, who has been named Australian of the Year 2018 for her work in science (quantum physics & computing).

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