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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...

Why is the Queensland Government Prioritizing Another Footbridge at South Bank?

There’s been a bit of talk about bridges lately, after UQ released a draft masterplan proposing two possible options for green bridges between West End and St Lucia. Option 1 is a bridge between Or...

Submission regarding the review of Queensland property law and proposed changes to body corporate laws

  Dear Review Team, I write regarding the ‘Review of Property Law in Queensland’ conducted by QUT’s Commercial and Property Law Research Centre.  I write to raise my strong concerns about the revie...

Proposed major amendments to the biodiversity overlay of Brisbane’s City Plan

Wherever you live in Brisbane, you should probably be aware that Brisbane City Council is proposing a major amendment to the ‘biodiversity overlay’ of the city plan, adding/changing/removing areas ...

24-Hour Occupation of the Queen’s Wharf Casino Site this Weekend

  Residents who are frustrated about unsustainable development and Brisbane’s housing affordability crisis will gather in Queen’s Park this Saturday and Sunday for a 24-hour creative occupation. T...

To Fight Back Against Unsustainable Developments like the Queens Wharf Mega-Casino, We Must Occupy

Brisbanites are having our city sold out from under us, and we need to fight back. On Saturday, April 22, I’ll be attending and supporting a rally and 24-hour creative occupation hosted by Right to...

Youth Homelessness Forum Sidesteps Key Issue

Today I’m attending Platform 1225, a conference about addressing youth homelessness organised by the Queensland Youth Housing Coalition. The organisers have done well. There are a lot of cool peopl...

Dropping the Speed Limit on Montague Road

Last year, a large number of residents submitted a petition to Brisbane City Council calling for a drop in the speed limit on Montague Road, West End. I requested a speed limit review because I fel...

Understanding Enrollment Pressures at Brisbane State High School

School over-crowding is one of the big planning issues in Brisbane’s inner-south side. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation floating around which makes it harder to focus on and push for ...

My Submission to the Dutton Park-Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan

Thanks for the opportunity to comment on the Dutton Park-Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan. I’d like to thank and congratulate the council officers who’ve put so much time into drafting this plan. Sadly...