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Email newsletter Friday, 9 September 2022

Dear residents, I feel like there’s been more than enough talk about the Queen’s passing lately, so all I’ll say on that front is that it’s disappointing how much racism and abuse has been directed...

High Density Development Proposal for St Vincent’s Private Hospital at Kangaroo Point

St Vincent’s Private Hospital at Kangaroo Point is applying for council approval to develop large residential high rise towers on their hospital site.  Even if you don’t live around this part of Ka...

Email newsletter Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Dear neighbours, Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve successfully generated more media coverage regarding the number of abandoned, long-term vacant investment properties and our calls for housing ...

Email newsletter Friday, 12 August 2022

Current as of 12 August, 2022 - please note that some of the info in these newsletters (especially event listings) can go out of date quite quickly   Dear residents, It’s been a while since my last...

What should go in the new South Brisbane pocket park at the corner of Grey St and Melbourne St?

Did you know that as part of the Brisbane Metro project, we’re getting a new pocket park in South Brisbane? A small, 1000m2 block of land at 125 Grey Street (corner of Melbourne St) is being u...

BCC Cycling Plans & Reports (East)

We recently received the following reports regarding BCC's plans for cycleway connections to the east: Eastern Active Transport Study Report Vulture Street protected bikeway proposal Bikeway Stand...

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Pedestrian and cycling safety

February 2022 Flood Reflections 3 - Key Infrastructure and Services are Too Vulnerable

Originally published on social media on 8 March, 2022 Recent floods have shown very clearly that Brisbane’s key public infrastructure, services and systems are far less resilient to flooding a...

Dutton Park trees and parkland under threat from Metro charging infrastructure

Brisbane City Council is currently planning its location for new charging infrastructure to support Brisbane Metro vehicles travelling to the UQ Lakes bus stop. (Some very basic 'official' info abo...

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Development and housing affordability

High Density Development Proposal for St Vincent’s Private Hospital at Kangaroo Point

St Vincent’s Private Hospital at Kangaroo Point is applying for council approval to develop large residential high rise towers on their hospital site.  Even if you don’t live around this part of Ka...

Yes, big developers do get special treatment – particularly in terms of safety and environmental regulations

Residents often complain to me that they feel like Brisbane City Council has one set of rules for big developers, and another set of rules for everyone else. If a local resident wants to renovate t...

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Parks, public spaces and biodiversity

What should go in the new South Brisbane pocket park at the corner of Grey St and Melbourne St?

Did you know that as part of the Brisbane Metro project, we’re getting a new pocket park in South Brisbane? A small, 1000m2 block of land at 125 Grey Street (corner of Melbourne St) is being u...

Email newsletter Friday, 10 June 2022

Current as of 10 June, 2022 - please note that some of the info in these newsletters (especially event listings) can go out of date quite quickly   Dear residents, I hope you’re coping better than ...

Musgrave Park Toilet Block Murals

I've allocated a bit of my discretionary local budget to fund Aboriginal artists to paint murals on the two toilet blocks in Musgrave Park. Work should start in the next few weeks on the toilet at ...

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Transport, traffic and parking

Email newsletter Friday, 10 June 2022

Current as of 10 June, 2022 - please note that some of the info in these newsletters (especially event listings) can go out of date quite quickly   Dear residents, I hope you’re coping better than ...

BCC 2022 Flood Investigation

BCC has initiated a reasonably broad-scope investigation into the 2022 floods, to be led by Mr Paul de Jersey. The following text is copied from the Terms of Reference circulated to councillors by ...

February 2022 Flood Reflections 3 - Key Infrastructure and Services are Too Vulnerable

Originally published on social media on 8 March, 2022 Recent floods have shown very clearly that Brisbane’s key public infrastructure, services and systems are far less resilient to flooding a...

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Communities and Culture

High Density Development Proposal for St Vincent’s Private Hospital at Kangaroo Point

St Vincent’s Private Hospital at Kangaroo Point is applying for council approval to develop large residential high rise towers on their hospital site.  Even if you don’t live around this part of Ka...

Email newsletter Friday, 10 June 2022

Current as of 10 June, 2022 - please note that some of the info in these newsletters (especially event listings) can go out of date quite quickly   Dear residents, I hope you’re coping better than ...

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