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Call for Applications: Videographer at the Gabba Ward Office

1 day/week role 6 month contract with possibility of extension $280 per day (standard work day is 8 hours with half-hour lunch break) Starting in early December (negotiable) but with a break over C...

Dutton Park trees and parkland under threat from Metro charging infrastructure

Brisbane City Council is currently planning its location for new charging infrastructure to support Brisbane Metro vehicles travelling to the UQ Lakes bus stop. (Some very basic 'official' info abo...

Yes, big developers do get special treatment – particularly in terms of safety and environmental regulations

Residents often complain to me that they feel like Brisbane City Council has one set of rules for big developers, and another set of rules for everyone else. If a local resident wants to renovate t...

How could you enforce a vacancy tax in practice?

Australian cities have a high proportion of empty homes - both apartments and free-standing houses. These aren't homes that are temporarily empty after a long-term owner dies, or homes that are lef...

What's the likelihood of a new green bridge between Bulimba and Teneriffe?

I’m one of six members of Brisbane City Council’s ‘Public and Active Transport Committee’ (which although it sounds like it might have a bit of influence, is actually a relatively powerless rubber-...

Density is not intrinsically 'good' - it depends how you do it

I’ve gotten sick of responding to the same simplistic comments on social media over and over again, so I thought I’d just write a quick blog post about it. In conversations about urban planning and...

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