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Spare Bedroom FAQ

Here's some more info regarding the citywide push to encourage more people to do their part in addressing the housing crisis. Make sure you check out our short zine and expression of interest page ...

Big changes to the bus network

Brisbane City Council is currently seeking feedback on proposed changes to its bus network. Most of these changes relate to the inner-city and southside, and are connected to the fact that the Bris...

Are you prepared for floods and severe storms?

Links last updated and verified on 1 December, 2022 South-East Queensland has always been prone to floods and severe storms, and the risk of severe weather events is predicted to increase substanti...

Route 86 - Free Kurilpa Bus Loop between South Brisbane and West End

It's pretty rare for new bus services to be introduced in Brisbane, let alone a free service. So I'm very excited that BCC has agreed to launch a new free bus loop for the Kurilpa Peninsula, runnin...

Email newsletter Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Dear neighbours, Lately I’ve been thinking a bit about the radical potential of local government, and how the fact that we’ve had the LNP running Brisbane City Council for such a long time means we...

Recognising the Radical Potential of Brisbane City Council

It’s no accident that so many Brisbanites think local government is mostly just about fixing potholes and building playgrounds. Power-holders find it convenient to perpetuate the narrative that cou...

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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...

Density is not intrinsically 'good' - it depends how you do it

I’ve gotten sick of responding to the same simplistic comments on social media over and over again, so I thought I’d just write a quick blog post about it. In conversations about urban planning and...

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Parks, public spaces and biodiversity

Email newsletter Thursday, 27 October 2022

Dear neighbours, I had a couple weeks of annual leave recently, so this is our first email newsletter in over a month, and there’s lots to cover. Here’s a list of topics covered in this email - scr...

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 ...

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Transport and other infrastructure

Big changes to the bus network

Brisbane City Council is currently seeking feedback on proposed changes to its bus network. Most of these changes relate to the inner-city and southside, and are connected to the fact that the Bris...

Route 86 - Free Kurilpa Bus Loop between South Brisbane and West End

It's pretty rare for new bus services to be introduced in Brisbane, let alone a free service. So I'm very excited that BCC has agreed to launch a new free bus loop for the Kurilpa Peninsula, runnin...

Email newsletter Thursday, 27 October 2022

Dear neighbours, I had a couple weeks of annual leave recently, so this is our first email newsletter in over a month, and there’s lots to cover. Here’s a list of topics covered in this email - scr...

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Communities and Culture

Spare Bedroom FAQ

Here's some more info regarding the citywide push to encourage more people to do their part in addressing the housing crisis. Make sure you check out our short zine and expression of interest page ...

Are you prepared for floods and severe storms?

Links last updated and verified on 1 December, 2022 South-East Queensland has always been prone to floods and severe storms, and the risk of severe weather events is predicted to increase substanti...

Read more posts