Submitted by Angela Webadmin on Mon, 19/12/2016 - 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




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.