YDRA

Yeronga District Residents Association

The Yeronga District Residents Association (YDRA) is a non-political community organisation devoted to addressing the issues facing the residents of Fairfield, Yeronga and Yeerongpilly. We love our district and strive to preserve its amenity and liveability through focusing on topical matters of importance to our members. Historically, this has covered a variety of issues, for example addressing issues concerning development pressures facing our suburbs.

For those of you interested in joining YDRA, the aims and objectives of the Association shall be to:

  • Preserve and enhance the residential amenity of Yeronga District
  • Assist in the development of community services of Yeronga District
  • Encourage the participation by local residents in the provision of community services in the Yeronga District
  • Establish and maintain contacts with the duly elected members of each of the three levels of Government (i.e. Federal, State and Local) and encourage their active participation in Yeronga District
  • Be non-political, non-sectarian and non-racial.

YDRA Priorities 2021

Community access to parks, ‘Open space’, ‘Sport and recreation (District)’ and ‘Sport and recreation (Local)’ zones is diminishing.
  • Access to open space and parks is being reduced by enclosure, leasing to private and porting groups, closing off pathways, and development ‘trade offs’ (e.g Leyshon, Goodwin, and Paragon)
  • No ‘neighbourhood plan’ for Yeronga (including the riverbank and walkways) so no improvement in the quality of open space public amenity, nor facilities (e.g. Orient Rd park)
  • Inadequacy of ‘Moorooka-Stephens district neighbourhood plan’ to identify, protect or develop ; open space, green areas, and ecologically sensitive areas for community benefit, or to provide>access to existing open space areas in Yeronga District
Readings
Brisbane City Council – Tenant responsibilities for leased or licensed properties (inc. Good Neighbours Guide)
Reports
March 2021 GM Parks Committee Report
Paint Factory Development (115 Hyde Road)
  • Consider suggested development in the context of the community output from the 2016 YDRA public consultation re: Hyde Road Development
  • Identify and advocate for compatible community facilities and access

River Loop Cycle – safety for Residents, Cyclists, Pedestrians, all road users …

  • No public consultation or traffic monitoring data used to determine routes
  • No infrastructure, remediation of existing road defects, cycle lanes/road marking, or specific safety or hazard signs for cyclists/motorists; preferred routes and speed limitations on hill sections (e.g. Anita St, Mooney St, ..) and obstructed corners (e.g. Feez St) should be marked
  • The ‘River loop’ signs are confusing, inaccurate and nonsensical (e.g. ‘to city’ ‘from city’
    directions meaningless on a bi-directional loop circuit)

Topics of Interest

Roma Street Parklands

There is currently a petition running to draw attention to the allocation of approximately 1/3rd of Roma Street Parklands to commercial and residential use ….

“Cross River Rail has been tasked with redeveloping the areas around Roma St. train station into a transit hub and to facilitate Brisbane Live. It has issued a draft development scheme over an area surrounding Roma St Station that includes 32% of Roma St Parklands area.”

We think you might be interested in finding out more about this so that you can make up your own mind about whether to support the petition or not.

More information, and access to the petition, can be found by activating either of the following links.

https://www.change.org/p/minister-for-cross-river-rail-save-roma-st-parklands

http://chng.it/n7MN7jgKLn