Latest News and Projects update from Councillor Shayne Sutton for the Morningside Ward that incorporates; Balmoral, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Hawthorne, Morningside, Norman Park and Seven Hills.

You may be aware that I have been fighting to secure funding for the Wynnum Road upgrade for many years. Over the next twelve months Council will spend almost $30million to progress Stages 1 and 1b of this upgrade.  

You may have noticed the significant artwork recently installed on the rail overpass at Wynnum Road Morningside. Painted by artist Thirawut Bunyasakseri, Untitled was installed as part of Brisbane City Council’s Brisbane Canvas Program. This program aims to install innovative and imaginative commissioned street art to walls, pillars and bridge structures across Brisbane.

Earlier this year I tabled a petition calling on Council to upgrade Vectis Street Park in Norman Park. This two hectare park is zoned sport and recreation but cannot be used due to surface conditions and land remediation requirements. With every one of our local sporting clubs desperate for more space, I am determined to ensure this local sports ground can be upgraded for use in the future.  

You might be aware that I have been progressing plans for a Youth Space on Thynne Road Balmoral, between the Bulimba Bowls Club and the Balmoral Ambulance Station. While students from Balmoral State High School and Cannon Hill Anglican College have already participated in an initial scoping activity the formal consultation phase of this project is about to commence. 

I'm very pleased the new traffic lights at Apollo Road, Lytton Road and Thorpe Street have finally been completed. It's been a long road but we got there in the end by doing what we do best - working together as a community. Thank you to everybody who worked with me to secure funding for this project. I hope you...

Over the next twelve months Council will invest $161,000 for pedestrian safety improvements on Thynne Road, near Balmoral High School. The funding will deliver two speed platforms in the school’s service road, a number of kerb build outs and pedestrian refuge islands at Thynne Road’s intersections with Walker Avenue, Vista and Quinn Streets. This will improve safety for all road...

Over the coming twelve months, Brisbane City Council will investigate possible traffic improvements around the Hawthorne Commercial Precinct, near Lindsay and Orchard Streets.   Many locals know how difficult it can be to enter Hawthorne Road from these sides streets or have been frustrated with the congestion caused when vehicles are turning right from Hawthorne Road into them.   Equally, many people...

Southside Eagles Football Club and Norman Park Kindy have each received $100,000 in the latest round of Council’s Building Stronger Communities Grant Program.  This funding will enable the Southside Eagles to finally demolish the old outdated canteen and build a new fit-for-purpose canteen and dressing rooms in Bulimba Memorial Park.   Norman Park Kindy will use the funds to redesign their...

The Oxford Street retail strip is one of the best things about our local area. Locals and visitors to Bulimba all comment of what a great place it is, for a whole range of reasons. However Oxford Street’s popularity does create some problems.  Residents often tell me about the difficulties they experience finding a carpark in the street. Unfortunately, there is no...

After many years of lobbying, I am extremely pleased that construction has finally commenced to install traffic lights at the intersection of Lytton Road, Apollo Road and Thorpe Street Bulimba. The traffic signals should be fully operational mid-year. This is wonderful news for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike! All users will benefit from safer and better managed vehicle movements through this...

Over the years many parents and children have spoken to me about the general lack of things to do in our local parks for teenagers. This is something I want to fix. That’s why this financial year I have allocated $350,000 to progress design and construction of a youth space on Thynne Road Balmoral, between the Bulimba Bowls Club and...

You may recall that when the Seven Hills TAFE site was sold our community fought hard to ensure public infrastructure was included as part of its redevelopment.   As a result, we secured the retention of 1.1 hectares of existing bushland, a new 2500m2 public park and part of the old “F Block” for community use. Over the coming two years Council...

The new Bill Cash Memorial Park Playground  was officially opened on 7 May 2017 with a wonderful community celebration. The upgrade includes a new play station featuring two slippery slides, monkey bars, a small climbing wall, sliding pole and elevated balance beam. A two bay swing set, two junior rockers, a spinner and shade sails have also been installed.  ...