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Where to Next for the Broadway Hotel?

LATEST UPDATE: Here's an email I sent out after our community meeting on Saturday, 22 September. Further below, you can find a longer write-up about the hotel... Dear residents, I'm sending this to...

12+ storey Development Application for 107 to 117 Jane St, West End

A development application has been lodged for the site at 107 to 117 Jane St, West End, directly opposite Davies Park. In some respects, this proposal actually achieves reasonably good outcomes fro...

Upcoming community meetings and events

Dear residents, I’m organising quite a few meetings and activities over the next few weeks, so I wanted to make sure these are all on your radar. If you can’t make it along to this weekend’s meetin...

Another fire in the Broadway Hotel, next steps for Carl St

Dear residents, We’ve just had an extremely busy weekend, packed with amazing local events including the East Brisbane Car Show, the Serbian Festival, great shows at Kurilpa Hall, the Sideshow and ...

By transforming our city, we transform ourselves

Dear neighbours, We had a glorious little community festival on Saturday in the unnamed park on Carl St in Woolloongabba. You can see a video of some of the action here. I’d like to thank all the v...

July 31, 2018: Park Upgrades ⛲ Survey Update, Kangaroo Point and 📅 What's On

Dear neighbours, Sadly, it’s all too rare in Brisbane for residents to be given a meaningful say in how our neighbourhoods change and evolve. But right now, you have the opportunity to influence ma...

July 17, 2018: Local Issues Survey💡and New Developments

Dear neighbours, I want your feedback. One of the most consistent complaints I hear from residents is that councillors/the council administration doesn't listen to them. The big difficulty I have a...

BCC Budget 2018/19 - Transport Projects in the Gabba Ward

3 July 2018 The general tendency of the current LNP-dominated council administration is to spend too much on mega-projects and too little on smaller value-for-money upgrades that actually improve ...

Media Release: Brisbane Renters Alliance Launch Party

29 June, 2018 Brisbane City Councillor Jonathan Sri will name and shame a local real estate agent tomorrow during the launch party of the Brisbane Renters Alliance. Brisbane Renters Alliance (BRA) ...

June 28, 2018: Renters' Rights, Council Budget for Park Upgrades, Community BBQ

Dear residents, As you might have heard, a recent report by the Australian Homelessness Monitor shows that homelessness in Brisbane has increased by around 32% since 2011. Although developers are c...

BCC Budget 2018/19 - Parks and Public Spaces in the Gabba Ward

Thanks in large part to assertive and persistent advocacy from my office, we’ve seen some pretty big budget allocations towards improving public spaces within the ward. This year, the Gabba Ward is...

June 22, 2018: Big Weekend of Events

Hi neighbours, How’s it going? I can’t remember when I last sent out an email update. Maybe it wasn’t that long ago but I feel like a lot’s happened since then because I’ve spent the last few days ...