Who thinks Brisbane needs more street trees? WE DO!
That's why we're holding another community tree planting event on Saturday, 27 April, this time in Woolloongabba.
From 9am to noon, residents are invited to come help us plant street trees around the southern half of Woolloongabba. We'll be meeting at the small park on Sword Street to pick up equipment, before heading off to get our hands dirty (dirty hands optional - gloves provided). Council is providing shovels and other gardening equipment, but please bring your own hat, closed-in shoes and sunscreen. As well as planting trees, we might organise a few people to pick up rubbish and help clean up the streets if we have enough volunteers.
We're also putting on a free community BBQ, and will be closing off Sword St for the morning, partly for pedestrian safety, and partly so we can expand the BBQ into a bit of a street party.
With the street closed off, you might like to hold a garage sale in your driveway, play some music on the street, or let your kids run amok riding up and down the roadway. We're very open to residents taking the initiative and using the road space however you see fit.
Sword Street will be closed to through-traffic from 6:30am to 1pm on Saturday, 27 April. We also ask that residents avoid parking on the street on the Friday evening beforehand (particularly opposite the small park).
Residents should be receiving notification letters in the mail this week. We can let local vehicles through if absolutely necessary.
If you have any questions about the road closure, call my office on 3403 2165.