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Update on the West End Riverside Drive Contaminated Land Remediation

As I’ve explained to residents previously via email and social media, there’s a patch of land along Riverside Drive (just south of the dog park near Hockings St) that has a range of contaminated ma...

Submission into BCC's Animals Local Law 2017

Brisbane City Council has just begun a short period of public consultation on the introduction of a new Animals Local Law, which amalgamates and updates some existing local laws in line with new St...

Proposed New Residential Parking Permit Scheme in West End-Highgate Hill

West End/Highgate Hill Resident Parking Permit Scheme Update 5 February, 2019 After sustained pressure from my office, council has finally agreed to release the draft map of the proposed new park...

Major Development for 117 Victoria St, West End (DA A004827228) - 14 Storeys But Insufficient Infrastructure

Crown West End Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of the major Sydney-based developer Crown Group) have been given approval for a 14-storey development (predominantly residential towers) at 117 Victoria St, Wes...

11-Storey Development Application (DA A004827412) for 52 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba

A new development application (DA) has been lodged for the site at 52-64 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba. Previously, a 4 storey DA was approved on this site, but now the developer has applied for an 1...

Submission: Kangaroo Point Peninsula Draft Urban Renewal Strategy

Below is a copy of the submission I made last year to Brisbane City Council on the Kangaroo Point Peninsula Draft Urban Renewal Strategy. As always, I warmly welcome resident feedback on what I've ...

Spare me the Economic Fairytales: Approving More Private Developments Won’t Improve Housing Affordability

Barely a week goes by without someone – usually someone possessing a condescending sneer and multiple investment properties – telling me that building more private apartments is the best way to imp...

Kangaroo Point residents protest 19 storey skyscraper in 10 storey zone

Concerns about over-development in Kangaroo Point are approaching boiling point, with residents holding a protest this Tuesday morning against a highrise on Thornton St that will cast long shadows ...

Bunyapa Park Art Projects: Call for Expressions of Interest

The newly established Bunyapa Park at the corner of Vulture St and Thomas St in West End is proving immensely popular with residents. As many residents are already aware, the Aboriginal word ‘bunya...

Comments Regarding the Development Application for 11 Thorton Street, Kangaroo Point

The following comments were recently submitted to BCC's development assessment team regarding DA A004480738. I've made further comments via a series of phone calls with council officers.   I wish t...

Media Release: Instead of Adani - Residents stage peaceful sit-in calling for alternatives to the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine

20 November, 2017 Residents will hold a rally and temporary sit-in in Brisbane’s CBD this Tuesday evening to protest the major parties’ backing of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine, calling on the Sta...

Where Should the New South Brissie School Go?

14 November, 2017 A few months ago, the State Government announced that a new high school would be built somewhere in Brisbane’s inner-south side to help cater for population growth and take some o...