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Not Just Any Old Council Election: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally in the Gabba Ward

Cities shape every aspect of our lives, but ordinary citizens have very little power to influence the design and governance of our cities. Any movement to fundamentally change society has to be abl...

Cracks in the Concrete Speech (August 2016)

I gave this speech at our Cracks in the Concrete Ideas Fiesta on 27 August, 2016. It's interesting to look back on it now and think about how relevant these ideas still are three years later... The...

Free Off-Peak Buses and Ferries for Everyone!

We believe we can and should have a city where getting around is cheap, convenient and sustainable for everyone. We’re working towards a world where everyone can afford to get where they need to wi...

My current position on Dornoch Terrace Improvement plans

Dear residents, We’ve started receiving feedback in response to council’s first draft concept plans for Dornoch Terrace (thank you!). We’ve been passing this along to the council administration and...

Over-development in Kangaroo Point - 108 Lambert St

Here's the text of our first email update to residents concerned about the development application for 94 to 108 Lambert St.. Dear residents, Thanks for showing an interest in the campaign against ...

Media Release: Greens call for doubling of funding for community festivals and events

Today, the Greens will announce a multimillion-dollar policy commitment for the Brisbane City Council election campaign, calling for a doubling of council’s annual funding for festivals, events and...

Koko Apartments Fig Tree Removal

As some of you will be aware, a while back, one of the two large fig trees outside Koko Apartments along Riverside Drive fell down somewhat unexpectedly. It seems this was due to a combination of f...

Streets for People

Sources and Further Info: Streets for People (pg 1): Brent Toderian quote Another Brisbane is possible (pg 2-3): A Different Trajectory for Brisbane's Future by Jonathan Sri Decol...

New Historical Panels for Boundary Street

After a lot of consultation and hard work by dedicated volunteers from the West End Making History group, this is the final text and artwork of the six history signs that will soon be installed alo...

Carl St Park Concept Design

Council has released the final concept design for the expanded park at the corner of Carl St and Tottenham St in Woolloongabba. After council recently acquired neighbouring properties, we've expa...

Can Roadblocks Help Change the Political Climate?

23 July, 2019 The clock’s been ticking for a while now. If we keep walking this track we’re on, our children and grandchildren will inherit a war-torn planet where only the very rich have reliable ...

Traffic lights at last for the Victoria St-Montague Rd intersection!

Council has confirmed funding for the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Montague Rd and Victoria St, West End. This is a huge win that I've spent several years advocating for. A...