Page 26 - Chermside Guide July Issue
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Cr Fiona Hammond
 Cr Tracy Davis
  The Lord Mayor brought down the City Budget in June, which continues to deliver for the residents of Marchant.
From road resurfacing to footpath and bikeway reconstruction, funding has been allocated to over 50
projects across the ward.
Mums and dads will see safer footpaths around Somerset Hills State School and Queen of Apostles to get their children to and from school safely.
Our parks don’t miss out, with funding for local upgrades at Marchant Park, WA Jolly Park, 7th Brigade Park, Bradbury Park, and Rainbow Lorikeet Park, to name a few.
Residents will be excited to know that Chermside Pool is slated for a major upgrade, once I have the design I will be sharing it with residents.
Even bigger news, Mayfair is back in 2022, as funding has been locked in again, also Movies in the Park will again feature across the ward.
Winter in Brisbane means blue skies and pleasant weather, making it a perfect time to explore and enjoy our local public spaces.
The Schrinner Council continues to deliver projects in McDowall
Ward for our community. Several park upgrade projects are nearly complete, including a new playground and fencing for Dr Valentine McDowall Park and new lighting in the dog off- leash area in Grey Gum Park, Stafford Heights. Works to install a new pedestrian culvert to connect Idonia Street to Coolabah Crescent in Bridgeman Downs are progressing well, and the relocation and installation of new playground equipment in Beckett Road Park, McDowall will be getting underway very soon.
We’re also continuing to help drive economic growth in our city. As part of the Economic Recovery Taskforce’s Business Relief Package, $83,759 in fees have been waived to help support 112 food businesses in McDowall Ward.
Make sure you also save the date for the Everton Park State School Good Vibes Festival on 24 July and the Everton Park State High School Market Day on 31 July – hope to see you there.
   Anika Wells MP
 End of financial year means tax time.
Lilley residents may be eligible for free Tax Help, which is a community service that operates out of my Nundah electorate office from next month (August).
This community-based tax return preparation service uses ATO-trained and accredited community volunteers to help people complete their simple tax returns, free of charge.
Volunteers can also help people to lodge amendments, claim a refund of franking credits,
create a myGov account and advise if you don’t have to lodge a tax return.
Tax Help is open to anyone with an income of $60,000 or less who didn’t work as a contractor, run a business (including as a sole trader), or have complicated tax affairs.
Appointments are essential. If you are unsure about your eligibility, you can call the ATO Infoline on 13 28 61 for more information or visit the ATO website at
To make a Tax Help appointment, contact the Lilley electorate office on (07) 3266 8244 or drop into the office at 1176 Sandgate Rd, Nundah.

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