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Understanding BCC's Approval Process for Street Art Projects on Council Footpaths

Recently I organised a bunch of residents in West End to paint rainbows on a footpath. I thought it might be useful for some people if I explained the legal status of these kinds of projects and th...

Media Release: Pop Up Bike Lane Adds to Pressure for Better Bike Infrastructure

To apply political pressure for safe, separated bike lanes, West End residents will defy Brisbane City Council by creating their own temporary pop-up bike lane along part of Hardgrave Rd on Friday ...

Draft Plans released for Woolloongabba Bikeway Project

Brisbane City Council has released more detailed designs for the Woolloongabba Bikeway Project, which will install separated bike lanes along Stanley Street and Annerley Road.  While bike lanes lik...

Comments Regarding Development Application A004623409 on the corner of Hope Street and Fish Lane, South Brisbane

For anyone who's interested, below you will find the comments I've submitted in opposition to DA A004623409 - known by some as 'the Aria development with the waterfall'. I don't ordinarily spend th...

What's going on with the Queen Bess St 'Park' in Woolloongabba?

For years now, residents have been asking that the triangular block of government-owned land at the southern end of Queen Bess Street in Woolloongabba be converted into a public park. There’s a si...

Media release: Cyclists Stage Mass Die-in to Protest Reduction in Access over Victoria Bridge and Lack of Bike Lanes Throughout Brisbane

Hundreds of cyclists will stage a temporary die-in on Victoria Bridge tomorrow in response to a Brisbane City Council proposal to reduce cycling access over the Victoria Bridge. As part of a mass b...

Whatever happened to the Victoria Street CityCat Terminal?

Every so often, our office receives an enquiry about what happened to the proposed CityCat terminal that was supposed to be installed at the end of Victoria Street in West End. And every time, we h...

Thoughts on Organisational Responses to Complaints of Sexual Abuse and Rape

There’s been a decent amount of media coverage about the fact that the NSW Greens did a way-less-than-ideal job of responding to concerns and complaints that a younger male member of the party had ...

Brisbane City Council 2017 Budget Blog

Brisbane City Council just released its annual budget for 2017/18 June is budget time, and while most of the media attention is on State and Federal Government budgets, Brisbane City Council has al...

What is the State Government’s Role in Approving the Widening of Lytton Road?

The widening of Lytton Road in East Brisbane is a Brisbane City Council project – ‘Wynnum Road Corridor Upgrade: Stage 1’, which involves widening a stretch of Lytton Road between Latrobe Street an...

Residents protest against loss of character homes and heritage-listed parkland

Frustrated residents will protest outside Queensland Parliament House on Wednesday against the $115 million widening of Lytton Road in East Brisbane, which will include the destruction of character...

What should we make of the illegal Stafford Street demolition saga?

Illegal demolitions of character homes are troubling, but they are potentially also a distraction from deeper systemic issues that contribute to unsustainable gentrification and the legal destructi...