Western Freeway lane closures this weekend
Roadworks associated with Western Freeway Upgrade and Brisbane City Council's Legacy Way project will result in traffic restrictions on the Western Freeway this weekend between the Mt-Coot-tha Roundabout at Toowong and Moggill Road at Indooroopilly.
Traffic restrictions will apply from 8pm Friday 19 December to 5am Monday 22 December.
This will result in traffic delays and also potentially additional traffic on Coronation Drive.
Siganage, traffic control and police will be in place to direct motorists.
Local residents are strongly urged to avoid the Western Freeway if at all possible during these times. You can click here to view a Detour Map.
In our area we expect to benefit greatly from the upgrade of the Western Freeway, but as you can see it will only be achieved at the expense of some short-term disruption.
Brisbane’s Best Recycling Guide for Households
The Brisbane City Council has produced a wonderful little guide to recycling for households.
Recycling is a very important way of protecting the environment and ensuring the longevity of vital resources.
The booklet explains what can and what cannot be recycled and, importantly, explains the reasons why non-recyclables are in fact non-recyclable.
One of the major points raised in the booklet is the non-recyclability of soft plastics such as supermarket shopping bags. It is important not to use these bags to collect your recyclables and place in your yellow-top bin as they are themselves not recyclable and they cannot be opened at the recycling facility for safety reasons—all the goods inside will be sent to landfill.
The booklet also debunks many myths about recycling, such as the myth that if you make a small mistake with an item the entire truckload then cannot be recycled.
I also make two other important observations from this useful booklet. Firstly, the idea that recyclable food containers must first be washed is not true, provided they are at least empty.
Secondly, and of particular note, is that Brisbane is running short of landfill sites. The more we recycle and the less we dispose at landfill sites will reduce the need to open additional landfill sites in locations around Brisbane.
A copy of the Recycling Guide can be obtained from my office.
Get Ready with waterproof USB wristbands
With the summer storm season on our doorstep, the Government has produced waterproof USB wristbands to help Queenslanders Get Ready for emergencies.
The USB wristbands can be used to store a portable copy of important family documents (such as insurance policies, property deeds, banking records and birth certificates) that may not otherwise be readily accessible in a disaster due to damage or power outages.
Many residents throughout Moggill have keenly felt the impact of natural disasters in recent years and I would strongly encourage everyone to put plans in place for possible emergency situations—whether flood, fire or storm—and to ensure that all family members are familiar with what to do in these scenarios.
This should include what you will do if your home experiences disruptions to its power or water supply; if you or a family member requires medical assistance; if your property is damaged; and if you have pets that need to be looked after.
Locals are welcome to collect a free USB wristband from my office to include in your emergency kit, and you can also visit Get Ready Queensland for more information and advice on how to get prepared.