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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 ...

BCC Budget 2018/19 - Lifestyle, Arts and Community Services in the Gabba Ward

22 June 2018     This is not a complete rundown of all the projects and programs that have received funding in our area, but I thought I’d highlight a few key programs that help paint a picture of...

June 6, 2018: Green Spaces, Sustainable Design, Community BBQs

Dear residents, I’m feeling pretty chuffed this week, because we received confirmation that the State Government and Brisbane City Council have changed their position on the proposal to destroy the...

June 2018 Update on Riverside Drive Basketball Hoop Proposal

6 June, 2018 If you've been wondering what happened to the proposal for a basketball hoop to be installed down along Riverside Drive in West End, here's the text of an email I sent out yesterday to...

May 23, 2018: Woolloongabba Park Upgrade and Community BBQs

Dear neighbours, Last week I supported a large group of residents in a protest at the intersection of Montague Rd and Victoria St, West End calling for the installation of traffic lights. It was a ...

Renters

If you’re having issues with a landlord or real estate agent, or just need more information about your rights as a tenant, call: QSTARS Tenancy Advocacy Hotline - 1300 744 263 There are also some g...

How can we sustainably accommodate a growing population?

The State Government’s South-East Queensland Regional Plan suggests Brisbane needs to build 188 000 dwellings over the next 25 years in order to cater for a population increase of 386 800 residents...

May 4, 2018: Local Updates: Victoria St Intersection, Mowbray Park and 4101 Parking

Dear residents, There’s a lot happening around the Gabba Ward at the moment. I’d like to start by giving a shout-out to the hard-working volunteers who organised such a successful Ride to School Da...

Are Controversial Road Safety Protests Helpful?

The recent use of die-ins and other temporary blockades to raise concerns about pedestrian and cycling safety has raised legitimate questions about whether this is a constructive and useful tactic....