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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....

State Government-Approved Changes to Mowbray Park, East Brisbane

5 June, 2018 Great news! After a strong pushback from the local community, Brisbane City Council and the State Government have backed down on plans to clear the vegetated under-storey from the bush...

Email to Lord Mayor re: need to masterplan Riverside Drive Parklands

Below is the content of an email I sent on Monday, 9 April asking the Lord Mayor to conduct detailed community consultation in the development of a new masterplan for the Riverside Drive Parklands ...

Who Gets a Say in the Design of Public Space?

Different residents often have different, conflicting views on how particular public spaces should be used. These disagreements can be tricky to resolve in inner-city areas, where the ratio of publ...

Draft Plans released for Dock St Bike Link

Council has released further info about what it's referring to as the 'Kangaroo Point Bikeway Project'. I think the title is a bit misleading, because the project actually falls within the suburb o...