David-McLachlan

Councillor David McLachlan has represented the Hamilton Ward since October 2006. The Hamilton Ward comprises the Brisbane northside suburbs of Bowen Hills (north of Montpelier Rd), Newstead (north of Longland St), Albion, Ascot, Clayfield, Hamilton, Hendra, Pinkenba, Kalinga, Hamilton Northshore, and Wooloowin (east of Kedron Park Road)

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Brisbane City Council wishes to advise residents of changes to some facilities and services from midday, 3 July 2020, under Stage 3 of the State Government’s roadmap to easing restrictions.
To ensure the safety of staff and residents, and to abide by State Government regulations, enhanced safety and social distancing measures will remain in place.
Brisbane City Council is working closely with the Australian Government and Queensland Health and is following their expert health advice to help minimise the transmission of coronavirus.
As updates are available, they will be included on Council’s website. For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or phone Council on (07) 3403 8888.
For health advice or information visit www.health.gov.au and download the Government’s COVIDSafe app.

Brisbane City Council wishes to advise residents of changes to some facilities and services from midday, 3 July 2020, under Stage 3 of the State Government’s roadmap to easing restrictions.
To ensure the safety of staff and residents, and to abide by State Government regulations, enhanced safety and social distancing measures will remain in place.
Brisbane City Council is working closely with the Australian Government and Queensland Health and is following their expert health advice to help minimise the transmission of coronavirus.
As updates are available, they will be included on Council’s website. For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or phone Council on (07) 3403 8888.
For health advice or information visit www.health.gov.au and download the Government’s COVIDSafe app.
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3 days ago

Cr David McLachlan
🚧Project construction update – July 2020🚧
Major construction activities will continue on the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade during July 2020.

Construction activities between Day Street and Racecourse Road will include: 
• installation of new, and upgrade of existing, underground services
• installation of new stormwater infrastructure
• construction of new road pavements and asphalt
• construction of new kerb, footpaths and driveways
• installation of new street lights
• landscaping
• slope stabilisation works (between Toorak Road and Crescent Road and Grays Road and Quarry Street).
 
Work will involve: 
• use of construction equipment including excavators, trucks, jackhammers, road saws, vacuum excavators, concrete trucks, cranes, pumps, asphalt and compaction equipment
• noise and light associated with the use of construction equipment
• changed traffic conditions including lane, footpath and parking closures with traffic control and signage to direct pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, as required
• night work and Sunday work as required.

For more information and contact details you can view Lendlease newsletter here https://mailchi.mp/ksdupgrade/project-construction-update-august-2825382?e=81d0c5997c

🚧Project construction update – July 2020🚧
Major construction activities will continue on the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade during July 2020.

Construction activities between Day Street and Racecourse Road will include:
• installation of new, and upgrade of existing, underground services
• installation of new stormwater infrastructure
• construction of new road pavements and asphalt
• construction of new kerb, footpaths and driveways
• installation of new street lights
• landscaping
• slope stabilisation works (between Toorak Road and Crescent Road and Grays Road and Quarry Street).

Work will involve:
• use of construction equipment including excavators, trucks, jackhammers, road saws, vacuum excavators, concrete trucks, cranes, pumps, asphalt and compaction equipment
• noise and light associated with the use of construction equipment
• changed traffic conditions including lane, footpath and parking closures with traffic control and signage to direct pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, as required
• night work and Sunday work as required.

For more information and contact details you can view Lendlease' newsletter here mailchi.mp/ksdupgrade/project-construction-update-august-2825382?e=81d0c5997c
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That comms says absolutely nothing. It is a standard blurb with no timeframes, milestones, forecast next steps. Anyone with 2 eyes 👀 could’ve written it because it’s exactly what we see and have seen since March. Whoever is co-ordinating LL Stakeholder Engagement for this project has really dropped the ball and needs a rev for that benign lazy attempt.

I guess you could add 12 months for union and rain stoppages

5 days ago

Cr David McLachlan
Whether youve dusted off your bike for essential local travel, or youre pedalling more for fitness, its great to see so many Brisbanites making the most of our bike paths and local rides and doing it in a safe way. Weve seen an increase in foot and bike traffic along our popular riverwalks and an estimated 800-plus CityCycle rides being taken each day. If you want information on Brisbanes best bike paths you can check out https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-see-and-do/things-to-do-blog/a-guide-to-brisbanes-best-bike-rides

Whether you've dusted off your bike for essential local travel, or you're pedalling more for fitness, it's great to see so many Brisbanites making the most of our bike paths and local rides and doing it in a safe way. We've seen an increase in foot and bike traffic along our popular riverwalks and an estimated 800-plus CityCycle rides being taken each day. If you want information on Brisbane's best bike paths you can check out www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-see-and-do/things-to-do-blog/a-guide-to-brisbanes-best-bike-rides ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Cr David McLachlan
It was wonderful to have a tour of the new runway from Brisbane Airport Corporation with State member for Clayfield Tim Nicholls and Federal Member for Lilley Anika Wells. Was highly informative and very exciting to see how close we are to having planes land on the Brisbane Airports second runway.Image attachmentImage attachment

It was wonderful to have a tour of the new runway from Brisbane Airport Corporation with State member for Clayfield Tim Nicholls and Federal Member for Lilley Anika Wells. Was highly informative and very exciting to see how close we are to having planes land on the Brisbane Airport's second runway. ... See MoreSee Less

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Until it is in use.. can we set up a temporary drag strip on it?

1 week ago

Cr David McLachlan
Hopefully, youve noticed the improvement to the site following the Crosby Road Bushcare - Brisbane Habitat Groups May Bushcare day - moving mulch and weeding. They are almost ready to commission the mural on the water pipe too.

If youre up for it this month, I encourage you to join them this Sunday, 28th June, from 8am. Theyll be doing more of the same work and they would love to see you there! COVID restrictions are of course still in place and you will need to bring your own gloves. Visit their facebook page for more information.Image attachment

Hopefully, you've noticed the improvement to the site following the Crosby Road Bushcare - Brisbane Habitat Group's May Bushcare day - moving mulch and weeding. They are almost ready to commission the mural on the water pipe too.

If you're up for it this month, I encourage you to join them this Sunday, 28th June, from 8am. They'll be doing more of the same work and they would love to see you there! COVID restrictions are of course still in place and you will need to bring your own gloves. Visit their facebook page for more information.
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Sunday 28th I believe. Today is the 24th

2 weeks ago

Cr David McLachlan
Have you ever noticed that there are unusual tiles on the sidewalks in the Queen Street Mall, approaching various traffic lights, bus stops and train stations around Brisbane?  Some tiles are raised circles and others are continuous lines of raised rectangles.  There is a particularly good reason for these tiles; they are used by vision impaired and blind people to help find their way safely around our city.  The official name of these tiles is ‘ground surface indicators’ but they are more commonly known as Braille Trail and hazard tiles.  You will even find these tiles in high traffic volume areas like shopping centres as well.

How do they help?  Blind and vision-impaired people use a long cane to ‘scan’ the ground in front of them or feel with their feet to alert them of hazards, direction options or ground surface changes.  The tiles are tactile objects that alert them to hazards or tell them when they may need to change direction.  The raised circles tell them ‘hazard ahead’ while the raised rectangles form a line for them to follow.  Narelle Gatti, who is vision impaired commented that “When I get to an intersection in the Blind Trails, I have to use my cane and feet, as well as the sounds around me, to work out which direction that I want to go.  It takes some getting used to as I can’t use my eyes like most people.”
 
Narelle said that vision impaired and blind people also use the raised rectangles in areas where there is no property line or curb edge to follow.  For safety reasons, the directional tiles are in the central areas of shopping malls, train stations and now on some of our Brisbane streets.

Some of our city traffic lights also have audible and tactile signals to let the visually impaired and blind know when the lights change. The audible signal is obvious; a slow beep when it is not safe to move and a fast beep when it is.   However, not many people know that traffic lights also have a tactile signal which helps in noisy areas.  “The tactile signal is a vibration on the push button, which when combined with the audible sound tells us when it is ok to cross.  The fast vibration means I can go while the slow vibrations mean stop,” said Narelle.

It is important for the visually impaired and blind that they have access to these tools around Brisbane sidewalks to help them maintain their independence.   I intend, and I am sure that you will too, that as part of the ‘seeing public’,  to be considerate and helpful to our fellow Brisbanites by making sure that I don’t unwittingly block access to these wonderful tools.

Have you ever noticed that there are unusual tiles on the sidewalks in the Queen Street Mall, approaching various traffic lights, bus stops and train stations around Brisbane? Some tiles are raised circles and others are continuous lines of raised rectangles. There is a particularly good reason for these tiles; they are used by vision impaired and blind people to help find their way safely around our city. The official name of these tiles is ‘ground surface indicators’ but they are more commonly known as Braille Trail and hazard tiles. You will even find these tiles in high traffic volume areas like shopping centres as well.

How do they help? Blind and vision-impaired people use a long cane to ‘scan’ the ground in front of them or feel with their feet to alert them of hazards, direction options or ground surface changes. The tiles are tactile objects that alert them to hazards or tell them when they may need to change direction. The raised circles tell them ‘hazard ahead’ while the raised rectangles form a line for them to follow. Narelle Gatti, who is vision impaired commented that “When I get to an intersection in the Blind Trails, I have to use my cane and feet, as well as the sounds around me, to work out which direction that I want to go. It takes some getting used to as I can’t use my eyes like most people.”

Narelle said that vision impaired and blind people also use the raised rectangles in areas where there is no property line or curb edge to follow. For safety reasons, the directional tiles are in the central areas of shopping malls, train stations and now on some of our Brisbane streets.

Some of our city traffic lights also have audible and tactile signals to let the visually impaired and blind know when the lights change. The audible signal is obvious; a slow beep when it is not safe to move and a fast beep when it is. However, not many people know that traffic lights also have a tactile signal which helps in noisy areas. “The tactile signal is a vibration on the push button, which when combined with the audible sound tells us when it is ok to cross. The fast vibration means I can go while the slow vibrations mean stop,” said Narelle.

It is important for the visually impaired and blind that they have access to these tools around Brisbane sidewalks to help them maintain their independence. I intend, and I am sure that you will too, that as part of the ‘seeing public’, to be considerate and helpful to our fellow Brisbanites by making sure that I don’t unwittingly block access to these wonderful tools.
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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

Cr David McLachlan
Breaking News 📣📣📣
Rates Frozen for the remainder of 2020 in Councils 2020/2021 Budget
to ensure our city comes through COVID-19 in a strong economic position while investing in huge job-creating projects and building a better Brisbane.
The 2020-21 budget is
- Giving relief for residents
- Backing our local businesses
- Investing in our growth
For more information on Councils Annual Plan and Budget for 2020-21, you can visit Councils website here: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/news-and-publications/council-annual-plan-and-budget/council-annual-plan-and-budget-2020-21

Breaking News 📣📣📣
Rates Frozen for the remainder of 2020 in Council's 2020/2021 Budget
to ensure our city comes through COVID-19 in a strong economic position while investing in huge job-creating projects and building a better Brisbane.
The 2020-21 budget is
- Giving relief for residents
- Backing our local businesses
- Investing in our growth
For more information on Council's Annual Plan and Budget for 2020-21, you can visit Council's website here: www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/news-and-publications/council-annual-plan-and-budget/counci...
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Josh Zande

110% WHY stop the annual Kerbside collection.... So many do not have trailers or utilities to make it to the dump... Free dump tickets just do not work for many.

Why are rates not being frozen for the same period curbside collection is being frozen?!?

Will just be a larger increase at the next budget.

Does that mean we don't pay rates or we just won't have an increase? 🤞

Thank you

You forgot to mention the cancellation of Kerbside Collection www.epetitions.brisbane.qld.gov.au/petition/view/pid/883

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2 weeks ago

Cr David McLachlan

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Let's hope people don't dump their hard rubbishin the parks and rivers... Another way to save money would be to reduce the number of Council newsletters printed and distributed by Aust Post. I would prefer mine by email. It is great to be informed but there are other ways to circular the information.

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