August eNewsletter

A message from Amanda

Bracken Ridge Library 30th Anniversary Celebration!
Bracken Ridge library will be bustling with activities for the whole family on Saturday 26th August as it marks its 30th Anniversary. 

The library, opened in 1987 by former Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson continues to bring enjoyment to residents of all ages through its excellent staff and programs. 

The 30th Anniversary Celebration will be packed with activities including a free sausage sizzle, children's storytime, a Street Science show and talks from horticulturalist Annette McFarlane, the Sandgate Historical Society and the South East Queensland Astronomical Society.

Please note that some of these activities will require bookings - for more information see the schedule of events included below.

The 30 year milestone is also set to mark a new chapter for the library as Council enters the planning phase for construction of a brand new library. The new facility will house state-of-the-art technology and ensure that the library remains a vibrant hub for our community into the future.

Kerbside Collection
Council's kerbside collection is also moving toward Carseldine and Aspley, with collection beginning on 28 August and 4 September respectively.

Hope to see you at the 30th Anniversary Celebration! 

Yours sincerely,
New Medical Centre for Gawain Road 
The Bracken Ridge Family Practice will soon be opening its doors at the Gawain Road Shopping Complex.  

The team will include experienced female and male GPs who have worked locally for over a decade. Doctors will provide a range of services including men's and women's health, immunisations, travel medicine, mental health care and provide advice on chronic health conditions.

The new facility is designed to ensure the practice is modern and purpose-built. There is ample parking on-site and online appointments can be made. 

For updates on the practice please visit
Out and About
I was honoured to attend the annual Domestic Violence tree planting day hosted by SANDBAG. This day acts as a reminder that our community does not accept domestic and family violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence contact DVConnect 1800811 811, Mensline 1800600636, Policelink 131444 or your local station. In an emergency call 000.
Silkyoak Circuit Park in Fitzgibbon recently received a brand new BBQ, shelter and picnic table.
New dog agility equipment has just been installed at the gorgeous Barrett Street Reserve. 
Bracken Ridge Ward Office
Cnr Bracken and Barrett Streets
Bracken Ridge QLD 4017

 (07) 3667 6000

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What's on in the ward!
77 Bracken Street, Bracken Ridge 
Events marked with an asterisk* require bookings.
Thursdays 9.30-10am
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 
Fridays 10-11am
Saturdays 9-9.30am
Homework Help
Help is available for primary school students during the school term every Wednesday.
Library e-books and downloads
Discover the wonderful range of free online resources available through libraries. 
Saturday 19 August 1-2.30pm*

Android skills one

Learn how to use the basic features of an Android tablet.
Wednesday 23 August 2-3.30pm*

Android skills two
Ready to learn more about your Android tablet? Customise your tablet by organising your apps and adjusting basic settings. 
Wednesday 30 August 2-3.30pm*
Northside Spinner & Fibre Crafters
Tuesdays 9-12pm
Meet Duncan Richardson 
Join Duncan Richardson as he shares the research for his book Year of Disaster: Brisbane 1864.
Saturday 12 August 10-11am*
Active & Healthy Activities
Council provides a range of free or low cost activities to improve your health, fitness and well-being.
Skateboarding Workshops
In August free skateboarding classes will be held at the Bracken Ridge skate park for all ages.
Saturdays 9-10am
         Bookings required        
Contact Australian Skateboard Community Initiative 1300 918 531.
Tai Chi Qigong
This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind to make you feel refreshed and calm. Located at the Aspley Rotary Park.
Thursdays 8.30-9.30am
Meditation and relaxation
Discover meditation and relaxation techniques for adults and children.
Sat 12 Aug 9.15-10.15am @ Barrett Street Reserve
Sat 19 & 26 Aug 8-9am @ Canterbury Park
Bookings required. Phone 0409 474 494.
Recent Improvements
Navua Avenue, Aspley
Council recently delivered a new footpath along Navua Ave, making the street more accessible to pedestrians.
Bracken Ridge Skate Park Shelter
Works are currently being performed to add a new shelter to the Bracken Ridge Skate Park, which will provide shade to skaters and their families.
Gawain Road Suburban Centre Improvement Project
The Gawain Shopping Centre received a facelift this month. Improvements include revamped seating, planting of trees and restoration of existing sculptures and mosaics. 
Local community heroes!
Jeremy and Allie Jucha are the proud owners of Round Table Coffee at Gawain Rd, Bracken Ridge. Aside from making a terrific coffee, Jeremy and Allie are also great contributors to our community. Throughout the year Round Table Coffee have been donating 50% of book sale proceeds to local 4017 school P&Cs. This led to an incredible donation of $422 being made to Bracken Ridge State School in May. This great initiative will continue for the rest of the year so please pop into Round Table Coffee and show your support! 
 Facts about the Bracken Ridge Ward
Alderman Keith Murray and City Librarian Jenny Cramb open the Bracken Ridge library on 29th August 1987 in front of 1000 Bracken Ridge residents. Thirty years since opening the library continues to provide excellent services to our community including free WiFi, storytelling and computer lessons. 
Community Corner
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Cr Amanda Cooper
77 Bracken Street, Bracken Ridge
Queensland 4034

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