N4C will be hosting an open day on Sunday 12 November 2023 with workshops, plant giveaways, a free sausage sizzle and more. Learn more about your local creek catchment group and how you can get involved. Come along all day (9am to 1pm) or drop in for your preferred workshop.
To view the workshop program and register to attend, please visit our Facebook event.
There is big news in our catchment: Brisbane City Council has just released the Kingfisher Creek corridor draft concept plan.
In brief, the plan proposes improving active transport and parkland connectivity between Watt Park and Moorhen Flats along the old route of Kingfisher Creek. This is achieved via the proposed closure of a section of Lerna St, the end of Lisburn St and part of Norman St, which will make the area safer and greener. Whilst the draft concept plan has several other meritorious elements such as rain gardens, water pools within Woolloongabba Rotary Park and tree plantings, the proposed plan also shows new and widened concrete cycle and pedestrian paths within Moorhen Flats.
Thanks to Paulina Lee, who gave a presentation at our June meeting about GIS and a new web-based tool she has developed to visualise progress at N4C project sites. Check it out - the swipe tool is particularly fun as you view the latest aerial image replacing the view of the site prior to works. Click on a project site, select the layers according to the years you want to compare, then click on the grey swipe button at the bottom.
An excellent new WetlandMaps tool has been released. You can click on various layers to show info about creeks, swamps and lakes in our catchment. I clicked on the following layers shown in the photo. You can even click on each wetland area to get info about it, or health assessment scores.
On the 15th of March, a sign commemorating the plantation of trees in the celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was unveiled. The project was a collaboration between the Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee, and the Finger Gullies Bushcare. To celebrate this occasion, a shrub was planted symbolically by Councilor Fiona Cunningham. Funding for this project was provided by the Queen's Jubilee Grant, an international grant program created to help increase the planting of trees.
The Brisbane City Council is asking all residents of Brisbane for their opinion on an additional floral emblem, to be introduced alongside the poinsettia flower as the symbols of Brisbane. The current emblem has been the floral emblem of Brisbane since 1930; however, said flower is actually a native flower of Mexico.
There have been numerous debates on what flower to add to our floral symbol. The famous jacaranda has been promoted by numerous residents. However, the flower actually originated in Brazil, not Australia. Furthermore, the frangipani - known for its famous smell during summer, and also advocated for by many - isn't a Brisbane native either, but is from Mexico. The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Adrian Schrinner, is adamant that the new floral emblem must be a flower native to Brisbane.
The survey closes on 18 April 2023 at 11:59 PM. Have your say - an online link to the survey can be found here.