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12 October, 2015

Council is working to improve local Bardon Park

Brisbane City Council has completed the second stage of landfill remediation works at Purtell Park in Bardon to improve the condition of the area’s creek.

Environment, Parks & Sustainability Chairman Councillor Matthew Bourke said the $320,000 project would involve constructing a n...


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12 January, 2015

Tennis great officially opens namesake facility

More than 100 years of tennis history will be celebrated today with the official opening of the new Roy Emerson Tennis Centre in Milton, by the tennis icon himself.

Acting Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner was joined by Roy Emerson for the official opening, as the sporting hero visited Quee...


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29 November, 2014

Tennis Royalty honoured at opening of Frew Park

Brisbane’s newest Tennis Centre, Frew Park, will tomorrow open its gates for the first time, welcoming the public to its six-court tennis centre and adjoining playground.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said completion of the $12.6 million project marked a new beginning for the site which h...


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09 October, 2014

Frew Park serves up final construction milestone

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced that Frew Park is on track for a November 29 opening, with major construction now complete on the Roy Emerson tennis centre.

The highly anticipated inclusive youth playground, known as The Arena, is nearing completion and is a key element of th...


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20 June, 2014

Old favourite returns to Milton

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has today announced that the giant tennis racquet which previously adorned the old Milton Tennis Centre at Frew Park, has been re-installed at the redeveloped site.

The Lord Mayor thanked well-known Brisbane identity Steve “Stefan” Ackerie, for the donatio...


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14 March, 2013

Lord Mayor officially names Roy Emerson Tennis Centre

Lord Mayor officially names Roy Emerson Tennis Centre

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will pay homage to the rich sporting history of the former Milton Tennis Centre, with a new tennis facility on the site to be named in honour of former world number one, Roy Emerson.

The Lord ...


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21 November, 2012

Accessible path upgrades for Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is investing $80,000 to make footpaths in the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens more accessible for people with disabilities, with works kicking off last month.

Local Councillor Peter Matic (Toowong Ward) said the works would allow people of all abilities to explore ...


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11 July, 2012

Free Wi-Fi rolled out to westside parks

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is ensuring westside residents are more connected than ever, announcing free wireless internet access for Mt Coot-tha Gardens, Booker Place Park (Bellbowrie), Guyatt Park (St Lucia) and Gregory Park (Milton).

The Lord Mayor said the Wi-Fi hotspots were four of...


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28 November, 2011

De-stress and refresh with Tai Chi in Council Parks

De-stress and refresh with Tai Chi in Council Parks

Local Councillor Peter Matic (Toowong Ward) is inviting residents to try out the final Tai Chi classes of the year in their local park and de-stress ahead of the Christmas rush.

Cr Matic said there was only one more M...


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15 December, 2010

Milton Tennis Centre resumption moves forward

Milton Tennis Centre resumption moves forward

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman and local Councillor Peter Matic today announced their plans to turn the old Milton Tennis Centre site into a massive suburban park had taken a major step forward.

The Lord Mayor confirmed Council ...


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16 June, 2010

Lighting completed on Toowong pathway

Council has completed construction on new overhead lighting in Oakman Park, Toowong.

The $220,000 project was part of Lord Mayor Campbell Newman’s $100 million investment in Brisbane’s cycle network, which includes the provision of new shared paths, missing links, lighting, improv...


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26 June, 2009

Mt Coot-tha to be protected under plan

Brisbane City Council is getting on with the job of protecting one of Brisbane’s most recognised natural icons with the launch of three public workshops under the Mt Coot-tha Master Plan.

Environment Chair Peter Matic said the Master Plan was about establishing a shared vision for M...


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06 February, 2009

Council seeks feedback on mountain biking

Brisbane City Council wants to know what you think about mountain biking in Brisbane.

Environment, Parks and Sustainability Chair Peter Matic today announced Council had launched an on-line consultation between February 6 and April 24.

Cr Matic said the survey would hel...


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10 December, 2008

Mature Jacarandas Planted in New Farm Park


 
The second stage of Jacaranda replacement plantings has begun in New Farm Park today, following the removal of decayed trees earlier this year.
 
Fourteen semi-mature ex-ground stock Jacarandas are being planted in locations adjacent to the New Farm Park ring ...


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