Jamboree Residents Association

AGENDA JRA 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

2 years 6 months ago
AGENDA JRA 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Angela Webadmin Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:06

Date: Sat. 12th May 2018.
Time: commencing at 4.00 pm.
Venue: Haydn Sargent Place at Haydn’s chair (opposite 21 Andaman Street)
(In the case of inclement weather, turn up and be directed to an alternative under cover venue).

AGENDA
(The agenda may alter depending on time restriction of our guest speakers)

• Welcome guests
• Read, discuss and adopt the Minutes of 2016 AGM.
• Presidents Report for 2017-18
• Financial Report – to Dec 31st 2017
• Any address from Cr Matthew Bourke, MP Jessica Pugh, Vicinity Manager Mr. Patrick Doyle and possible representative for Mt Ommaney Police - who may be present.
• Discussion and action plan re previous meetings re
1. Andaman St. traffic calming
2. Centenary Motorway noise barriers.
• Installation of office bearers.
The 2017 office bearers of JRA have indicated that they are again standing.

1. President – Mr Wayne Williams.
2. Secretary – Mrs Lyn Muller.
3. Treasurer – Mr Dirk Ziolkowski.
4. Web Administrator – Angela Hofbauer.

• General business that is appropriate.

• Meeting close.

The meeting will be conducted in an open, partly shaded location with minimum seating provided so we suggest that you bring your own outdoor type seats and possible sun protection cover.

Light refreshments available.

Angela Webadmin

Vote now for your Litter Prevention Champion!

3 years 3 months ago
Vote now for your Litter Prevention Champion! Angela Webadmin Tue, 08/22/2017 - 07:40

Since September 2016 the Jamboree Residents Association has collected, sorted, and disposed of an estimated 50 bags of litter and recorded 1,400 hours of volunteer labour. We have cleaned up a 4km section of the Centenary Highway Bikeway, the Mt Ommaney Creek riparian zone and a 100m riparian section at Jamboree Heights.

Please support our hard work to keep our suburb clean with your vote.
Vote now for your Litter Prevention Champion!
JRA wishes luck to everyone who is nominated.

To vote please follow this link ... THANKS everyone :-)

https://cleanersuburbs.com.au/vote/

Angela Webadmin

IMPROVED PEDESTRIAN AND MOTORIST SAFETY AT COLES CAR PARK RAMP

3 years 11 months ago
IMPROVED PEDESTRIAN AND MOTORIST SAFETY AT COLES CAR PARK RAMP Angela Webadmin Mon, 12/19/2016 - 15:15

Mr Shaun Powell, the recently appointed Centre Manage of Mt Ommaney Centre, had a get-to-know-you meeting this week with Jamboree Residents Association’s President Wayne Williams.

He has been well informed of the harmonious relationship that has existed between the previous managers of his complex and the residents of Jamboree Heights

Shaun thanked JRA volunteers for the revegetation project that is evolving jointly on Vicinity and Dept of Main Roads land that comprises the Detention Basin beside the old Mitre10 site.

Numerous compliments have been received by Vicinity from their shoppers for the Basin clean out of weed species and revegetation.

In return, JRA congratulated Vicinity for responding to our request to improve the pedestrian safety issue that has been occurring adjacent to the Coles Car Park ramp.

In the garden makeover of the chicane, elderly pedestrians can pause on their way home.

A better viewing convex mirror has bee installed to assist motorists exiting the Coles ramp.

Vicinity also has pledged extra financial support that will compliment the $15,500 Stronger Communities Grant that JRA received from the Federal Government.

Planting will continue in the basin with a completion date sometime in the early New Year.

New trees and plants have now been installed on 3 of the 4 sides of the basin with riparian planting of the new creek embankment taking next priority.

JRA is greatly indebted to Eden, a local resident, for the many hours of machine hire that he gave at a very generous mate’s rates.

Rock was also donated from the retirement village site in Sinnamon Park.

JRA has entered into another 6 month term as an approved host for Work for Dole participants.

 

In Haydn Sargent Place, solar lighting has been install ed in the vicinity of Haydn Sargent’s chair. Not only do these ground mounted lights display the rain forest section but are also providing better night security.

Infill planting of Haydn Sargent Place will occur over the coming years so if any resident has superfluous suitable plants, they would be most welcome – 0402 084 784

 

 

WHAT ELSE HAS HAPPENED IN JAMBOREE HEIGHTS

New solar activated street lights are being trailed by BCC and Energex in Marconi Street and other Closes with the intention - if there is improvement - of converting all Brisbane’s street lights to this system.

In December, some 60 residents surrounding Marconi Close enjoyed a Xmas party under the improved lighting.

Cr Bourke has ensured that Ebrill Street has received more efficient storm water man holes in preparation for a new bitumen road surface – hopefully Arosa Street receives the same remedy.

There is no further progress that JRA can report on with Dept Transport and Main Roads re a cure for the Sumner Road Bridge upgrades but watch this space as dialog still continues with JRA organized petitioners.

As an access route to the Mt Ommaney Centre, traffic densities have increased along Andaman Street, but thankfully most motorists are respecting the reduced speed limits.

House prices are on the rise in Jamboree Heights with many homes selling for over $½ million

 

Merry Chrismas from the Executive and members of JRA.

 

 

 

Angela Webadmin

Presidents Report 2015/16

4 years 4 months ago
Presidents Report 2015/16 Angela Webadmin Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:42                      JAMBOREE RESIDENTS ASSOC.  PRESIDENT’S REPORT - 2015-2016.  

      

In the later half of 2015, JRA was deeply involved in gathering petitioners for the duplication of the Sumner Road Bridge, being a joint organizer in the Wood Park naming ceremony, again sponsoring a Clean up Australia Day activity and was the recipient of a Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Grant.

The Model Rule amendment as presented at last year AGM, which grants automatic non voting JRA membership to any resident of Jamboree Heights was approved by Dept of fair Trading.

 

 

 

           JRA’s, Sumner Bridge duplication / Centenary Motorway upgrade State Petition.

 

On the strong support by 2,044 individuals on JRA’s State registered Petition #2396, 2 on-site meetings occurred in December 2015 between senior Dept of Main Roads and Transport (TMR) engineers and a delegation of business and residential petitioners.

At these meetings the petitioners were made aware that there were 10 major motorway bottlenecks throughout the State that required funding, most in excess of one billion dollars.

Sadly, funding for the missing link of the Centenary Motorway between Moggill and Sumner Roads is not one of the 10.

However a section of Ipswich Motorway between Rocklea and Blunder Roads, with the injection of Federal Govt funding, is one of the 10 and this project should commence later in 2016.  When completed, maybe more motorists will prefer this route and avoid the congestion of the Centenary Motorway

The north bound off ramp from Centenary Motorway to Sumner Road, associated intersections at either end of the Sumner Road Bridge and lane re-configuration at the north bound merge of Ipswich and Centenary Motorway are not coping with current peak traffic densities.

Safer pedestrian and cyclist solutions, that would not hinder motorists were also proposed and discussed.

It was agreed that since the opening of the Legacy Way, traffic delays had worsened for inbound traffic on the Centenary Motorway and that alterations to the existing 2011 Sumner Bridge duplication design may need some fine tuning.

TMR made it very clear that with the current unavailability of State finance for road infrastructure upgrades, that funding the Sumner Road Bridge duplication project will be difficult. Their current project priorities are with addressing safety issues and main heavy transport routes with general traffic congestion being relegated. e.g of priorities - The widening and lengthening of the north bound on-ramp to the Centenary Motorway from Mt Ommaney roundabout and the erection of a cyclist bridge over Moggill Road.

For discretionary reasons, all I can report at present is that TMR are fully aware of our congestion issues and until finance is made available, their hands are tied.

The Petitioners can be assured that if funding does become available, their voices have been heard.

Mrs. Smith, our State member for Mt Ommaney has been vocal in Parliament re the gridlock fiasco along Sumner Road and the Centenary Motorway and a separate property owner in close proximity to the bridge has also been in discussion with TMR engineers.

With the recent release of the State Budget, which didn’t include funding for the Sumner Road Bridge duplication, it has become obvious that prioritizing funding for the bridge duplication, will once again be a next term election issue.

As the Registered Petitioner, on behalf of JRA, I would like to thank all those that signed and those business and individuals who assisted with collecting names and attended TMR meetings.

In my many years of involvement in sporting, business and community work, I have never before witnessed a 99% agreement by the public as this petition generated.

Our politicians should take notice.

 

 

 

                                      FEDERAL GOVT. STRONGER COMMUNITY GRANT.

 

In May, JRA was notified of the success of receiving $15,700 from the Federal Governments Stronger Communities Grant to further enhance and extend Haydn Sargent Place.

A condition of this Grant is that JRA organize volunteer labour, donated plants and business contributions to an equivalent amount.

Vicinity, the owners of Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre is partnering JRA and 2 local businesses have pledged financial or donated assistance under this criteria.

Work in clearing the extended site of weed species vegetation has commenced with an expected planting completion time of January 2017.

We will be officially launching the project on Sunday 21st August with a community planting day commencing at 9am and will be followed by a very brief Annual General Meeting at Noon.

This will be an ideal time to donate any plants that residents may be planning to cull from their gardens.

View www.jra.org.au for more details.

 

                                                         WOOD PARK NAMING CEREMONY  

At a ceremony on 19th June, the parkland encompassing the home of West Centenary Scouts – behind Good   News Lutheran School – was officially named Wood Park.

The naming was in gratitude of the community service Walter and Elaine Wood contributed to the early establishment of Jamboree Heights.

In 2014, Walter Wood was installed as a Life Member of Jamboree Residents Assoc.

See www.jra.org.au for more detail.

 

                                                      

 

                                                          CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY EVENT

 

Late in February 2016, 35 volunteers provided the best attendance of the previous 6 that JRA has organized.

Crews cruised 4km of the Centenary Bikeway collecting litter and others conducted a weed species removal and litter clean up of the Detention Basin in preparation of a successful Stronger Community Grant application.

With the assistance of Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre Management, members of the Green Party and our own residents, 23 bags of litter were collected.

Recently JRA was nominated for the Cleaner Communities Brisbane awards which will be judged in September.

I the past years, JRA has collected 3 awards from the previously named Spotless Suburb Awards.

I wish to thank JRA Executive members, Mike and Lyn for their efforts, Angie for her website administration, Rachel McGill for her Detention Basin planting design plan and various residents that have made a contribution to our suburb.

 

Wayne Williams

Angela Webadmin

2016 Annual General Meeting

4 years 4 months ago
2016 Annual General Meeting Angela Webadmin Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:31

 

                           

 

                                                        INVITATION

 

As a resident of Jamboree Heights you are entitled to attend any meeting of Jamboree Residents Assoc. At last years AGM it was passed that membership fees be wavered and all residents of Jamboree Heights can be automatic non voting members on application.

 

This years AGM will be held in conjunction with a community planting day to launch the Federal Government’s Stronger Community Grant through which JRA was successful in being awarded $15,700.

Starting at 9am on Sunday 21st August, residents are invited to assist in the placement of 200 plants in the extended area of Haydn Sargent Place – in the creek basin adjacent to the old Mitre10 building.

Find the JRA marquee near the Andaman St. entry to Mt Ommaney Centre, register and start planting.

If you have any plants that you wish to donate, our Beautification Committee wish to know.

Contact president@jra.org.au

 

                                                              2016 Annual General Meeting

                                                             Jamboree Residents Assoc. Inc 

                                                   Sun 21st. August - commencing at 12 noon.

                     Venue: In Haydn Sargent Place (In Andaman St near rear entry of Shopping Centre)

                                    Mr Milton Dick, our recently elected MP for the Federal Seat of Oxley,

                                            is hopefully free to attend and officially    launch our Grant.

                                    

 

AGENDA

  • 12 Noon – President W Williams to open meeting.
  • Adopt minutes of 2015 AGM. www.jra.org.au
  • Financial Report presented by M Farlow
  • Presidents Report – visit www.jra.org.au  for what JRA achieved in 2015-16
  • Stronger Communities Report. Visit www.jra.org.au – MP Milton Dick?
  • General business.
  • Election of office bearers.
    1. Mr Wayne Williams is re-nominating as President.
    2. Mrs. Lyn Muller is re-nominating as Secretary.
    3. Mr. Mike Farlow is re-nominating as Treasurer.
    4. We can take nominations from the meeting for Vice President or general committee people.
  • Meeting Close – expected to be completed by 12.30pm.

 

 

                                           Join fellow residents of Jamboree Heights for the sausage sizzle that follows.

                                                                                      Visitors are welcome

Angela Webadmin

WOOD PARK NAMING CEREMONY

4 years 4 months ago
WOOD PARK NAMING CEREMONY Angela Webadmin Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:48

On a potentially wet Sunday 19th June, some 60 members comprising West Centenary Scouts/Cubs/Joeys, WaCC members, JRA with local residents, Water Wood with extended family and Cr Matthew Bourke turned up for park activities and the official naming ceremony.

A short window in the predicted wet weather allowed the scouts to demonstrate some of their activities such as damper making and for WaCC to install a further 300 plants in the water course.

The following 75mm of rain was a bonus for the newly installed plants.

The cubs and joeys in particular were captivated by the Gecko Animal Nursery presentation which was moved into the den as the heavens opened up outside.

Walter and Elaine Wood, all volunteers and guests were well catered for by WaCC with coffee van, cakes donated by JRA ladies, damper made on the day by the cubs and plenty of nibblies.

Ed Parker from Centenary Districts Environment Assoc, praised Walter for his early vision of securing, through his lobbying of the developers and government authorities for more parkland and river frontage for the district.

Cr Matthew Bourke also congratulated the Wood’s for their community contributions in the early days of the creation of Jamboree Heights and surrounding suburbs and wished them well in their retirement.

The day was an example of what can be achieved when 3 volunteer groups and Brisbane City Council with different agenda come together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Webadmin

JRA’s STRONGER COMMUNITIES GRANT

4 years 4 months ago
JRA’s STRONGER COMMUNITIES GRANT Angela Webadmin Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:45

JRA’s STRONGER COMMUNITIES GRANT

 

Jamboree Residents Association has successfully applied for $15,743 from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Grant.

Funding via the grant will permit the infill planting, creek bank refurbishment and installation of solar panels in Haydn Sargent Place. The existing HSP project site has been extended to include to the clearing of weed species and revegetation of the Detention Basin of Mt Ommaney Creek. The Detention Basin is the ¾ hectare crater beside the old Mitre10 site which temporarily holds back excessive water run off in Mt Ommaney Creek before feeding into the storm water pipe under Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre.

A condition of the Grant is for JRA to provide by cash, donation of plants or volunteer labor to an equivalent amount.

The Centre Management of Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre will donate a generous amount towards this goal along with a commitment of further enhancement of the Andaman Street rear entry to their complex.

Local businessmen, Peter Gale from Galeforce Tree Services and Eden Tait from Taity’s Excavation, while contacted for facets of the preparation work, both have pledged extra in-kind contributions.

Rachel McGinn, a final year student in Bachelor Landscape Design who works part time at Mt Ommaney Woolworths Caltex is generously donating her expertise in designing a plant species and promotional plan.

As a further in-kind contribution, residents who are planning to remove excessive garden plant species are encouraged to donate any unwanted but approved species.

The project site has been accepted by the Federal Government’s Work for Dole scheme in which out-of-work locals have been allocated to do preparation work for residential week end volunteers.

The residential volunteer work will range from plant installation and maintenance to the spreading of soil and mulch

Within the grant, a substantial amount has been allocated for the supply of native trees, shrubs, ground cover plant species and soil.

As has occurred in the past, we are confident that residents will donate approved plants from garden thin outs.

For better night time beatification and security, the grant will also provide funding for the installation of solar panels and lighting in a section of Haydn Sargent Place.

The project should be completed by Xmas but of course volunteers will be required for ongoing watering and maintenance.

Residents wishing to become involved in volunteer work or plant or cash donations can contact project manager Wayne on 0402 084 784 or contact president@jra.org.au

Sometime in August, on a weekend yet to be decided there will be an official launch of the Grant accompanied with community planting.

 

Peter Gale removing weed species from floor of Detention Basin.

 

 

  Proposed location for rock embankment planting beside Mitre10

 

 

Project signage at Andaman Street entry

Angela Webadmin

JRA’s STRONGER COMMUNITIES GRANT

4 years 4 months ago
JRA’s STRONGER COMMUNITIES GRANT Angela Webadmin Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:40

Jamboree Residents Association has successfully applied for $15,743 from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Grant.

Funding via the grant will permit the infill planting, creek bank refurbishment and installation of solar panels in Haydn Sargent Place. The existing HSP project site has been extended to include to the clearing of weed species and revegetation of the Detention Basin of Mt Ommaney Creek. The Detention Basin is the ¾ hectare crater beside the old Mitre10 site which temporarily holds back excessive water run off in Mt Ommaney Creek before feeding into the storm water pipe under Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre.

A condition of the Grant is for JRA to provide by cash, donation of plants or volunteer labor to an equivalent amount.

The Centre Management of Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre will donate a generous amount towards this goal along with a commitment of further enhancement of the Andaman Street rear entry to their complex.

Local businessmen, Peter Gale from Galeforce Tree Services and Eden Tait from Taity’s Excavation, while contacted for facets of the preparation work, both have pledged extra in-kind contributions.

Rachel McGinn, a final year student in Bachelor Landscape Design who works part time at Mt Ommaney Woolworths Caltex is generously donating her expertise in designing a plant species and promotional plan.

As a further in-kind contribution, residents who are planning to remove excessive garden plant species are encouraged to donate any unwanted but approved species.

The project site has been accepted by the Federal Government’s Work for Dole scheme in which out-of-work locals have been allocated to do preparation work for residential week end volunteers.

The residential volunteer work will range from plant installation and maintenance to the spreading of soil and mulch

Within the grant, a substantial amount has been allocated for the supply of native trees, shrubs, ground cover plant species and soil.

As has occurred in the past, we are confident that residents will donate approved plants from garden thin outs.

For better night time beatification and security, the grant will also provide funding for the installation of solar panels and lighting in a section of Haydn Sargent Place.

The project should be completed by Xmas but of course volunteers will be required for ongoing watering and maintenance.

Residents wishing to become involved in volunteer work or plant or cash donations can contact project manager Wayne on 0402 084 784 or contact president@jra.org.au

Sometime in August, on a weekend yet to be decided there will be an official launch of the Grant accompanied with community planting.

 

Peter Gale removing weed species from floor of Detention Basin.

 

 

  Proposed location for rock embankment planting beside Mitre10

 

 

Project signage at Andaman Street entry

Angela Webadmin
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