Entries by James Mackay

Weekly Crime Update – 1 August 2019

An awareness overview of crime occurrences in Brisbane’s Inner West suburbs from 22/07/2019 to 28/07/2019. Most of these incidents are crimes of opportunity. As such, Police suggest you take precautionary measures by keeping your valuables out of sight, your keys safe and remember to lock up your homes and cars. Indooroopilly: • Carinya Street [Rear […]

TriCare Development Model

Some years ago TriCare submitted a Development Application for a set of three buildings in Taringa. Brisbane City Council refused the development, in part mainly because of bulk and scale and the fact the development was totally out of place in Taringa. TriCare appealed the refusal in the Planning and Environment Court. The appeals process […]

Planned Burn – Mt Coot-tha Forest

The heat is on! But don’t worry about the smoke that you might see today. Council has advised there’s going to be a back burn on Mt Coot-tha this morning, starting at 9:30. 41ha will be burned off between Sir Samuel Griffith Drive and the Western Freeway and the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Toowong, Chapel […]

Shopping Trolleys Invade Western Suburbs

Recent reports have been confirmed: shopping trolleys are invading the Western Suburbs of Brisbane. Check the video to see “on the ground” trolley invasion footage and how you can help stop the scourge. It seems there has been a rise in the number of trolleys being dumped around Indooroopilly, Taringa and more. Retailers are on […]

Radnor Street Gets A Trim

Indooroopilly’s narrow riverside road, Radnor Street, just got a vegetation trim. If you know the street, you would know that trees, shrubs and grass were growing close to and sometimes over the road, making the narrow road even harder to navigate. This week the hardworking Brisbane City Council workers have given the vegetation a trim, […]

Come try bowls! St Lucia Bowls Club

St Lucia Bowls Club held its “come and try bowls” day on Saturday 15 June 2019. What a fabulous way to not only try a new sport, but enjoy the company of some really community-minded people. I met Ryjn, the new President, and was given the super tour by club stalwart Lloyd. If you’re looking […]

Sir John Chandler Park Upgrade

River views? Dog off-leash area? Amazing new pirate ship playground? Tick, tick, tick! Get on down to the recently upgraded Sir John Chandler Park in Long Pocket. This is possibly Brisbane’s hidden gem. Sir John Chandler Park has all the facilities you could hope for: * BBQs * Toilets * Boat ramp * Dog off […]