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Media Release: Greens call on State Government to ban property developer donations in line with Belcarra Report recommendations

Councillor Jonathan Sri has welcomed the Crime and Corruption Commission’s Belcarra Report as a valuable win after years of campaigning by the Greens and other community groups to crack down on pol...

Opening comments at Urbanity 17 debate regarding over-development

This week I was invited to participate in a debate/discussion about sustainable development and over-development at the Urbanity 2017 conference. It was primarily a free-flowing Q&A discussion ...

Proposed redesign of the Victoria St/Aldi Crossing in West End

After months of unanswered questions, Brisbane City Council finally got back to me with more detail about how they’re proposing to address safety issues at the intersection of Montague Rd and Victo...

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...