***Be Flood Aware this weekend***
There is a warning for extreme weather this weekend with potential gale force winds, high rain falls and high tides.
If you think you will need sandbags you can collect them from the Council depot at 33 Jennings Street Zillmere (near the Library). The SES can be contacted on 132 500 if you require assistance. In the event of an emergency call 000. With high winds also predicted you should secure outdoor furniture and any tree branches that may come down.
Higher than normal high tides are expected from Saturday, 4 June 2016 through to Tuesday, 7 June 2016.
A peak of 2.76 metres (1.52m AHD) at the Brisbane Bar is expected on Saturday, 4 June 2016, at approximately 9:13pm (2113hrs).
A peak of 2.8 metres (1.56m AHD) at the Brisbane Bar is expected on Sunday, 5 June 2016, at approximately 10:01pm (2201hrs).
Minor localised flooding may be experienced in bayside, riverside and low lying parts of nearby suburbs. Areas connected to foreshore, and tide-affected areas of the river, creeks and other waterways may also be affected.
Brighton: Eleventh Avenue, Thirteenth Avenue, Cremorne Place, Dickson Street, Fourteenth Avenue, Greenwood Street, Speight Avenue, Stanley Terrace, Bayview Road, Conn Street, Debin Street, Fifteenth Avenue, Flinders Parade, Princess Street, Seventeenth Avenue and Twelfth Avenue.
Deagon: Burralong, Hickson, Utalong, Henderson Road, Station Road and Stockham Road.
Sandgate: Eighth Avenue, Bamford Street, Bevington Street, Clayton, Curlew, Perkins, York Lane, Sixth Avenue, Ninth Avenue, Barton Street, Beatham Street, Fifth Avenue, First Avenue, Hoffman Lane, Kate Street, Murray Street, Seventh Avenue.
Shorncliffe: Robinson, Ashford Street, Cotton Street, Friday Street, Gilpin Street, Railway Parade, Sinbad Street
Council's Budget will be handed down on June 15. My submission to the 2016-17 budget has centred on the issues that locals have raised with me over the past 10 or so months.
Funding for the Sandgate Pool upgrade is a priority for me and I hope we can now see that upgrade progressed quite soon. We need to see funding allocated for an upgrade to the Brighton Foreshore - this is a very important locaL project with Brighton being forgotten for far too long. Labor made a significant commitment to this area at the 2016 election. I would like to see the Lord Mayor put some money on the table for this important upgrade.
The Lord Mayor matched Labor’s commitment to upgrade Lemke Road to 4 lanes and replace the bridge over the Cabbage Tree Creek and upgrade the intersection at Depot Road and I hope to see this funded. The Sandgate Library is also due for an upgrade so I hope that we will see some funding come forward for this this financial year. I have also requested funding for a number of local road, footpath and park improvements.
I will keep locals up top date on all of the local projects that are funded through the budget.
Keep an eye out on my Facebook page to keep up to date with local news and keep an eye in your in letterboxes for my next free community BBQ or mobile office.
If you are part of a local community group and want me to feature an upcoming event in my e-news please contact my office to arrange this.