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What's the likelihood of a new green bridge between Bulimba and Teneriffe?

I’m one of six members of Brisbane City Council’s ‘Public and Active Transport Committee’ (which although it sounds like it might have a bit of influence, is actually a relatively powerless rubber-...

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...

5 Dudley Street, Highgate Hill: A new battle-line in the gentrification of South Brisbane?

With the property industry redeveloping and gentrifying so much of the Kurilpa peninsula, and rents and property values climbing through the roof (even if the roof is in poor condition and leaks du...

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Pedestrian and cycling safety

What's the likelihood of a new green bridge between Bulimba and Teneriffe?

I’m one of six members of Brisbane City Council’s ‘Public and Active Transport Committee’ (which although it sounds like it might have a bit of influence, is actually a relatively powerless rubber-...

West End Bridges Consultation Results

Over the past few months, my ward office has undertaken a local consultation process in partnership with Amy MacMahon MP and Michael Berkman MP regarding BCC proposals for new active transport brid...

Alignment studies and pre-feasibility assessments for West End bridge proposals

After multiple unsuccessful enquiries and eventually resorting to submitting formal document requests, we’ve finally secured copies of the feasibility studies that partially informed the bridge lan...

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Development and housing affordability

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...

5 Dudley Street, Highgate Hill: A new battle-line in the gentrification of South Brisbane?

With the property industry redeveloping and gentrifying so much of the Kurilpa peninsula, and rents and property values climbing through the roof (even if the roof is in poor condition and leaks du...

It's time to step up the push for genuinely affordable housing

Our most recent printed newsletter included a brief discussion about housing policy, titled "Why Are Homes So Expensive?" The text of that newsletter is reproduced further below for the benefit of ...

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Parks, public spaces and biodiversity

Kangaroo Point Peninsula Dog Off-Leash Area

May 2021 update: Council’s Asset Services team have gotten back to me with the proposed layout of the Kangaroo Point dog off-leash area ('DOLA') in James Warner Park. Hopefully the diagram is relat...

Davies Park fig tree needs to be removed

As a councillor, I tend to take a very hardline position in opposing any unjustified tree removals that are proposed simply to facilitate a new development. However sometimes, it's necessary to rem...

Creating Food Resilient Neighbourhoods

First Nations peoples have been sustainably nurturing and farming this country for tens of thousands of years. Prior to invasion and the arrival of British ships, there was no food crisis on this c...

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Transport, traffic and parking

What's the likelihood of a new green bridge between Bulimba and Teneriffe?

I’m one of six members of Brisbane City Council’s ‘Public and Active Transport Committee’ (which although it sounds like it might have a bit of influence, is actually a relatively powerless rubber-...

Alignment studies and pre-feasibility assessments for West End bridge proposals

After multiple unsuccessful enquiries and eventually resorting to submitting formal document requests, we’ve finally secured copies of the feasibility studies that partially informed the bridge lan...

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Communities and Culture

Podcasts and Radio Interviews

Unfortunately the mainstream media doesn’t always give us enough of a platform to go into detail on the important issues affecting our community, but over the years Jonno has also agreed to long...

Kangaroo Point Peninsula Dog Off-Leash Area

May 2021 update: Council’s Asset Services team have gotten back to me with the proposed layout of the Kangaroo Point dog off-leash area ('DOLA') in James Warner Park. Hopefully the diagram is relat...

Online Polling Integrity

I thought in the interests of transparency I should publish an update about this. As you might know, we’re using our online voting platform more often to guide my decision-making about a range of l...

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