Council Asking Community Input for Nudgee Recreation Reserve Draft Concept Plan

The Nudgee Recreation Reserve draft concept plan has been released for community feedback.

Brisbane City Council is asking members of the community to provide their thoughts regarding the proposed improvement works of the site, with the release of the draft concept plan. 

Among other questions, the survey is asking if the residents have any comments about the draft concept plan or how they see themselves or their families using the recreation reserve in the future.

The council is planning to deliver shared-use sporting fields, outdoor gym equipment and walking path, sports field lighting, upgraded car park, clubhouse and amenities as well as dog off-leash area on site. 

The local community can have their say by completing the online survey until 22 September 2019 or by joining an information session with the project team outside Banyo Train Station, at 268 St Vincents Road on 14 September 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

BCC will use community feedback and information from the site investigations to inform the final concept plan for the Nudgee Recreation Reserve. Council will advise the community once the plan has been finalised. 

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About Nudgee Recreation Reserve

The reserve, located at 290 Elliott Road in Nudgee, was first used as an informal site for cricket and football matches during the 1940s. In the 1970s, it was used as a landfill for two years. Sporting activities in the site resumed in the 1990s when the landfill was closed.  

Council will be undertaking further investigations of the former landfill site from September 2019. This entails clearing of vegetation consisting mostly of invasive species. No significant trees will be removed and all works will be carried out in accordance with relevant environmental guidelines. 

For more information about the Nudgee Recreation Reserve improvement project, you can email the project team or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Latest Update on Wavell Heights’ Shaw Road Rugby Field Upgrades

The sporting and local community of Wavell Heights will soon enjoy a safer and improved Shaw Road rugby field as its upgrades are expected to wrap up in mid-2019.

The Shaw Road rugby field’s closed landfill remediation works and lighting replacement started in September 2018. Depending on weather and construction conditions, the project should meet its target completion date in the middle of the year.

On 19 February, an electrical wholesale store shared photos of the newly installed lightings they supplied on the field.

The replaced lighting will be used to meet the basic standard required for night practice, with capacity for further improvements in the future.

About the Shaw Road Project

The upgrades are part of the Brisbane City Council’s ongoing Landfill Remediation and Maintenance Program under the Restoration for Recreation program. Works will involve:

  • compacting and capping the existing closed landfill
  • re-grading the rugby field
  • installing irrigation, drainage, topsoil and sports field grade turf and collapsible goal posts
  • upgrading the existing lighting infrastructure to LED lights in compliance with basic sports field playing standards
  • constructing a ramp to the car park that is in line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)
  • reinstating the existing public address system (PA system)

Construction at the Shaw Road rugby field takes place between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. Council ensures they will keep the community informed of construction in their area and will provide advance notification of out-of-hours activities.

Traffic Lights to be Installed on Shaw Road Intersection to Reduce Rat Running

Brisbane City Council’s records show that construction work on the “Shaw Road and Sports Precinct Access Road Intersection Upgrade” project will commence this October. Traffic lights will be installed along the Shaw Road, between Gympie and Sandgate Roads to reduce rat-running in the area.

The project was prioritised by the Council due to Shaw Road’s busy traffic. Shaw Road caters to a high volume of vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists everyday. Shaw Road provides access to the suburbs of Nundah, Chermside, and beyond. It is a well-used road to escape the congested arterial roads and the Airport Link Tollway.

Shaw Road is the only access to the sports precinct. The area of the sports precinct is home to several sports club that are frequented by both vehicles and pedestrians. Cyclists also use Shaw Road, since it also intersects the Kedron Brook Bikeway.


The Intersection Upgrade Details

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The Shaw Road and Sports Precinct Access Road Intersection Upgrade project will involve:

  • Traffic signals on the intersection of Shaw Road and the sports precinct access road;
  • Dedicated pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities;
  • Two sealed off-road car park spaces;
  • Additional through lane on Shaw Road (road widening);
  • 4.2 kilometre kerbside lanes;
  • Relocation of the bus zones to the sports precinct entrance (north and south); and
  • Separate right and left turn lanes on the sports precinct exit.


The Benefits of the Upgrade

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Although there is a current pedestrian and cyclist island refuge on Shaw Road, safe crossing opportunities are still limited. The installation of traffic signals will provide a safe crossing point for cyclists and pedestrians on the area.

The signal lights will not only benefit the pedestrians and cyclists, but also the motorists. The road widening and installation of proper traffic signals will also reduce the risks of accidents for turning vehicles.

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The broader road network and the installed traffic lights will improve traffic operations, improve travel times, and reduce delays during the morning and afternoon peak. The Council has committed $3.1 billion on 90 road improvements for congestion in Brisbane from 2016 to 2030.

“Traffic modelling indicates there will be fewer vehicles queuing at the intersection under signalisation and unlike current concerns, access to current streets will not be blocked by queues,” the Brisbane City Council spokesman said.


Impacts of the Upgrade

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During the construction, some on-street parking will be removed on Shaw Road. Parking restrictions will also apply on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be signs to advise the restrictions and there will be additional off-road car parking spaces to support the parking demand during the construction.


Construction Schedule:

Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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To ensure public safety, there are works that are scheduled to undertake between 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., from Sunday to Thursday.

The construction will also impact the vegetation in the surrounding the area as it will require the removal of 16 trees. The Queensland Environment Offsets Act (QEOA) of 2014 requires infrastructure projects to offset their impacts to the environment through activities such as revegetation and planting.

The project is scheduled for completion in early 2018. Full details about the project can be viewed on the Brisbane City Council’s website.

Get Rid of Bulky Items On This Year’s Wavell Heights Kerbside Collection Day

Kerbside Collection for Wavell Heights is almost here. Happening on Monday, the 7th of August, this is the perfect time for you to get rid of your clutter and those bulky items that need to go.

Before you do, there are some things that you should keep in mind.


There’s a Limit

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Getting rid of your bulky items for Kerbside Collection day seems to be the best idea. However, you should know that the Brisbane City Council has a limit for this. The Council will only collect items less than two cubic meters. Items above that will not be accepted anymore. Take it easy on the items. If it’s not going to work for Kerbside, try to donate it instead or drop it off at a Recovery Centre.


Keep It Organized

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Since you’re throwing away bulk items, make sure that everything is still organised. This is why it is best to start early – a week or even weeks before your Kerbside Collection date is the best time to pack up things especially you have so much stuff to let go of. Pack them all neatly in boxes and keep them organized.


Keep Your Kerb Neat & Tidy

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You may be putting items you no longer need by the kerb, but that doesn’t mean you’re allowed to make a mess outside. Keep your items, boxes and other pieces of furniture organised outside. Remember that your items need to be out on the kerb this weekend!


There Is a List of Non-Acceptable & Acceptable Items

Check out this link to see what items are acceptable and what aren’t. Unacceptable items will be left by the kerb by the council and if the item/s remains by the kerb within seven days after the collection date, the council will fine you.

Some of your bulky items may not be accepted by the council due to its size. In case this happens, the best place to go is to check out Recovery Centres in the following areas:

Make the most out of this year’s Kerbside Collection to get rid of the clutter in your home.