Deagon Ward E-News
31 March 2017
The clean up after the storms is well underway in Council parks and on our roads. If you see any damage to local parks or trees down on roads or footpaths please let Council know on 3403 8888. There will be no charge to take green waste to Council's waste transfer stations until 5.45PM Sunday 2 April. Please contact my office if you are still cleaning up and require dump vouchers after this weekend.
I want to thank the Council and Emergency Services staff for their work over the past few days. They will have a busy few days and weeks ahead cleaning up the debris in our parks and public spaces.
With school holidays upon us, I want to wish local families a safe and enjoyable Easter break. If you are staying in Brisbane for the holidays there are lots of free or low cost events for children of all ages. Please click here to book in. The Museum of Brisbane have recently launch a few new exhibitions including Sit. Pose. Snap: Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850-1950 and Robert Andrews: Our Mutable Histories. Click here to find out more about the Museum of Brisbane.
We have recently celebrated Harmony Day and I want to congratulate and thank the local schools and community groups who held special events to mark this occasion. The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, the Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster sense of belonging for everyone. We have such a diverse, yet cohesive community here on the Northside and that's in no small part due to the work that schools, groups and individuals put in to make this community a welcoming place for all Australians.
This is your last chance to sign my petition calling on Council to reinstate the $2 million in funding that was originally for a fountain in the Dowse Lagoon. This funding has now been redirected to projects in Brisbane's CBD. I would like to see Council consult with local residents about spending this money locally. Please sign my petition here.
Keep an eye out on my Facebook page to keep up to date with local news and events over the New Year.