What more could city councils be doing to improve access to cheaper, more secure housing? What are Greens councillors in other parts of the country already doing in this space?
Join us for a housing policy discussion forum with Councillor Angelica Panopoulos, 2023 Mayor of Merri-Bek City Council (in inner-Melbourne), Councillor Sylvie Ellsmore, 2023 Deputy Mayor of Sydney City Council, Jonathan Sriranganathan, Greens candidate for Mayor of Brisbane and former Councillor for the Gabba Ward, and Wendy Aghdam, Greens candidate for Central Ward, Brisbane City Council.
This free event will unpack some of the different policy responses that local councils should be taking, including directly building more public housing, and using rates and zoning powers to discourage the treatment of housing as a for-profit commodity. We'll also be critiquing common property industry propaganda tropes and asking whether 'obstructive' Greens-dominated councils really are blocking the supply of new housing, and thinking through priorities for future Greens councillors here in Brisbane.
This event at Spring Hill Studio, beside Bedford Playground Park, is taking place on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. Sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge elders past and present, and recognise that the struggle for housing justice in a colonial city is inextricably connected to First Nations demands for land back and reparations.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned. You're welcome to BYO food, but we'll also be providing snacks/a light meal. Please register to assist us with catering and capacity planning.