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
- 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
March 2021 GM Parks Committee Report
- 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
View at: https://developmenti.
Peter Poulsen and Bruce McNaughton have identified 78 properties in the Orient Park area that are at a higher risk of flash flooding due to illegal drainage in our local drainage system.
Bruce has put together a chronology of the events in this area for the last 20 years that have created this problem. Chronology of Orient Park Issues