Personalised Public Transport Trial At Bellbowrie And Moggill Extended

To help residents get home quickly and safely, the Personalised Public Transport (PPT) trial at Bellbowrie and Moggill will be extended for another six months starting July 2021.

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Operating in areas where TransLink services are limited, a PPT is a low-cost hail and ride service that helps connect residents to their local transport hubs. PPT services can carry up to 10 people per trip, can pick up and drop off passengers where safe to do so on a fixed route, and can operate on a loop.

The new loop route for this hail and ride service will start at the Bellbowrie Shopping Plaza to Weekes Road (at Bloomsbury Crescent), to Livesay Road (at Beaufort Crescent), to Moggill Village Shopping Centre, to Moggill Road bus stop near Montanus Drive (to connect to the 444 bus service) and back to Bellbowrie Shopping Plaza.

Aside from Moggill to Bellbowrie, Council will also provide PPT routes in the following areas in Brisbane:

  • Aspley
  • Bald Hills
  • Carindale Hills
  • Hemmant Hills
  • Karana Downs
  • Upper Brookfield
  • Wynnum Manly

Council started implementing the six-month trial of a new PPT on 1 July 2021, after securing funds from the 2021 /22 Schrinner Council budget to extend the services. 

According to Councillor Greg Adermann, the route has been realigned to include the new Moggill Village Shopping Centre and the number of services reduced to meet demand for when it is most frequently used.

Photo credit: Cr Greg Adermann/Facebook

This service will run Monday to Friday, except public holidays. Maximum journey time is approximately 18 minutes. Each round trip will take 18 minutes and cost $1. To access Moggill to Bellbowrie PPT route and timetable, visit Brisbane City Council’s website

2021 Update: More Time to Swim at Bellbowrie Public Pool

Summer’s over but as everyone knows, autumn can still be hot during the start of the season. Users of the public pool at Bellbowrie would be delighted to know that the pool facilities will extend operations beyond the summer season.

The Bellbowrie public pool normally closes by April when the weather becomes colder and fewer people come in. 

Cr Greg Adermann said: “As far as I’m aware, the pool has never traded beyond the end of the summer swimming season in April due to low attendance and the 50m pool not being heated.”

“But this year, the team at Just Sports N Fitness are changing that. This has been their strongest season yet. Overall attendances have increased, children’s learn to swim and squad programmes have grown significantly and last October, a gym with brand new equipment was installed, which has contributed to a steadily growing and loyal membership,” Cr Adermann added.

Cr Adermann also announced that the  50m pool, heated 25m pool, splash play pad and round wading pool will all stay open, but the mushroom pebble-crete wading pool will be closed for removal and redesign. By end of May, the pool operator will re-evaluate and determine what is best for the community and customers. 

Starting 2021, the pool will operate until 18 April then move to reduced hours until 28 May 2021.

Pool hours will be reduced from 19 April to 28 May 2021. Hours will be 5:30 am to 10:30 am and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm on weekdays. On Saturdays, hours will be from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. They will be closed on Sundays.

Further information, including fees and booking, can be found on Just Sports n Fitness website.

Kids Bike Facility to be Built at Kangaroo Gully Road Park

A new children’s bike facility, where kids can learn and practice their biking skills, has been set for development and construction this October at the Kangaroo Gully Road Park in Bellbowrie.

Following the community consultation in 2019, the Brisbane City Council plans to install pathways and other facilities where the children can improve on their bikes whilst the rest of the family enjoy other recreational activities.

The complete development will cover the following scope as confirmed by Councillor Greg Adermann:

  • installation of new park embellishments, including a new picnic shelter, pedestrian pathways, seating, a drinking fountain and bins
  • construction of a retaining wall along the eastern boundary of the works, and
  • landscaping works, including planting of shade trees, screening trees, shrubs and turfing
Photo Credit: Cr Greg Adermann/Facebook

The new park will replace the playground and picnic area, which were removed due to health and safety hazards. 

Enhancing Kangaroo Gully Road Park will be a welcome recreational retreat that will  “cater to a broad spectrum of the community,” Mr Adermann said. 

Construction is expected to finish in early 2021 and will likely entail changes in the access pathways whilst work is ongoing. Residents near the park will see signages for alternative routes and will be informed of disruptive noises, dust and vibration. 

Bellbowrie and Jindalee Homes Win Big at the 2018 4KQ Best Christmas Lights Competition

This year, Bellbowrie and Jindalee homes were amongst the big winners of the 2018 4KQ Best Christmas Lights Competition.

Grabbing the top spot of the West category is the lights display by Evan and Myfanwy Jones of 45 Church Road, Bellbowrie. Their family’s magnificent Christmas lights display is truly one-of-a-kind. Their winning display features a swan lake, gingerbread man, polar bears, and more.

Check out the photos below and see why the Bellbowrie residence is the Best West winner.

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The runner-up for this year’s West Category is a family who has already made the  4KQ Best Christmas Lights Competition an annual tradition. Shane and Debbie Horswill from 20 Curragundi Road, Jindalee started joining the Christmas lights competition 15 years ago.

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Apart from being the runner-up, their creative Christmas lights display is also a strong contender for the People’s Choice Award.

Three more homes captivated the judges this year. The following participants in the West Category got the Judges Commendation:

  • Let It Snow Christmas Lights, 1 Moncrieff Court, Mount Ommaney
  • Melanie and Len Watson, 5 Kaputar Close, Riverhills
  • Michael Mader, 207 Graceville Avenue, Graceville

Christmas Lights Tours

A total of 23 homes joined this year’s 4KQ Best Christmas Lights Competition in the West. If you want to have a look at these bright and colourful display of Christmas lights, check out the line-up of the Council’s Christmas lights bus tours.

The tours will be running until Friday, 21 December 2018.  Take note that each tour departs at 6:45 p.m. sharp and will go for approximately three hours. Refreshment stops are included.

You may also opt to have your own Christmas lights trip. Check out the list of the complete participants for this year’s competition and make the most out of your trip.