A message from Amanda

Planning for Backyard Bonanza 2017 is now well underway with this year set to be bigger and better than ever.

This year on Sunday 28 May 2017, McPherson Park will play host to another Backyard Bonanza (aka BYB17). The event will be staged once again by the local communities within Bracken Ridge Ward in conjunction with Bracken Ridge Ward Office and the Bracken Ridge Central Lions Train Day.
This event, firmly rooted in our local community, presents an ideal opportunity for clubs, community groups and other organisations within the Bracken Ridge Ward to get involved, whether through fundraising or promotional activities, staging displays to increase awareness and membership, or provision of a performance group to entertain the crowds.

For those who would like to be involved in BYB17, an Expression of Interest (EOI) form is available for community groups and performance groups via my office. Simply complete the EOI form and return to our event management company, LOUD events, as soon as possible. 

In the meantime, keep an eye out for updates on all things BYB17 via the Backyard Bonanza Facebook page.

Out and About
Thank you to all who came and helped celebrate the first anniversary of the Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre and Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza last month. There was some great talent on display during the skateboarding demos, delicious food served up by our local Pirates Plate food truck​, wristbands being made with the North Crime Prevention Team and some of the shelter animals from Animal Welfare League Qld Warra Shelter came across to say a friendly hello before the movie Zootopia screened. The evening was a great way to celebrate the facilities our community has on offer!
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!

The Bracken Ridge Library hosts an array of free and interactive activities, workshops and events. While these are free, some workshops and events may require bookings as noted below. For further information on upcoming events or to secure your booking, please contact the Bracken Ridge Library on 3667 6060.
For the kids..
Babies Books & Rhymes
Every Thursday

Toddler Time
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Children's Storytime
Every Friday

First 5 Forever Children's Storytime
Every Thursday 3:30-4pm
Every Saturday 9-9:30am

Homework Help

Every Wednesday throughout the school term
No bookings required.

For seniors..
Northside Spinner & Fibre Crafters
Every Tuesday
No bookings required.

Special Interest Groups & Events
Bracken Ridge Family History Group
Bracken Ridge Library
Tuesday 14 March, 1-4pm
Suitable for Adults 30+

FREE and no bookings required.

Multimedia Scrapbooking Workshop
Wednesday 15 March, 9am-12noon
Bracken Ridge Hall
Suitable for ages 50+
FREE although bookings are
essential via Dale Voss
0422 323 242.

Happy Face Cent Auction
Aspley Leagues Club
29 Kirby Road, Aspley
Saturday 25 March, 5pm 
No bookings required.
Recent Improvements
Pett Street, Bracken Ridge
Council have recently completed road profiling, road failure repairs and asphalt resurfacing in Pett Street, Bracken Ridge
Pinnaroo Street, Bracken Ridge
Council have recently completed preparation works including the reconstruction of failed areas and profiling the road surface in Pinnaroo Street, Bracken Ridge
Beams Road, Carseldine
Council have also completed road profiling, road failure repairs and asphalt resurfacing along Beams Road, Carseldine, between Dorville Road Balcara Avenue.
Enbrook Parkland, Bracken Ridge
Council have recently completed extensive works to replace and upgrade the existing bitumen pathways in Enbrook Parkland to concrete. It not only provides a nicer finish but a smoother ride too.
Matthew Gardiner Park, Carseldine
Families can now stay and play longer in Matthew Gardiner Park, Carseldine following the installation of shade sails over the playground equipment.
Major Projects Update
Telegraph Road Corridor Upgrade- Stage 1b
Works completed or ongoing
  • Excavation works (to remove unsuitable fill and excavate for new drainage lines) (continuing).
  •  Importing of fill for new road embankment on the southern side of Telegraph Road (continuing).
  • Installation of road subgrade materials for the new westbound carriageway is underway.
  • 14 piles have been installed to support a sewer protection slab which will sit underneath the westbound carriageway.
  • Installation of new stormwater drainage lines is underway.
  • A total of 11 new drainage lines will be installed as part of the Stage 1b upgrade to help improve road flood immunity in the local area.
A local community hero!
This month I would like to recognize the efforts of Bracken Ridge resident Kate, who will soon be embarking on a 450km journey. In April, Kate will be walking across Spain in a bid to raise $10,000 for Cancer Research.

This is obviously no easy task and Kate has been preparing and training for more than a year now. To read more about Kate's story or find out how you can help her reach that $10,000 goal, follow the below link.
Community Corner
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Queensland 4034

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