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My current position on Dornoch Terrace Improvement plans

October 18, 2019

Dear residents, We’ve started receiving feedback in response to council’s first draft concept plans for Dornoch Terrace (thank you!). We’ve been passing this along to the council administration and asking further questions, including about...

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Over-development in Kangaroo Point - 108 Lambert St

October 09, 2019

Here's the text of our first email update to residents concerned about the development application for 94 to 108 Lambert St.. Dear residents, Thanks for showing an interest in the campaign against unsustainable over-development...

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Media Release: Greens call for doubling of funding for community festivals and events

October 02, 2019

Today, the Greens will announce a multimillion-dollar policy commitment for the Brisbane City Council election campaign, calling for a doubling of council’s annual funding for festivals, events and cultural organisations. Council currently allocates just...

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Carl St Park Concept Design

July 26, 2019

Council has released the final concept design for the expanded park at the corner of Carl St and Tottenham St in Woolloongabba. After council recently acquired neighbouring properties, we've expanded this park by almost...

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Traffic lights at last for the Victoria St-Montague Rd intersection!

June 18, 2019

Council has confirmed funding for the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Montague Rd and Victoria St, West End. This is a huge win that I've spent several years advocating for. All...

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Understanding Divergent Approaches to Sustainable Transport Infrastructure

April 04, 2019

In a city like Brisbane, whether we’re talking about improving public transport services, or improving paths and intersections to make walking and riding safer and easier, there are basically two approaches you can take....

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Email to Brisbane's New Mayor

April 01, 2019

For anyone who's interested, here's the text of an email I've sent on 1 April, 2019 to Cr Adrian Schrinner, who the LNP have chosen to be the new mayor of Brisbane after Graham...

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A Different Trajectory for Brisbane's Future

February 18, 2019

I originally wrote this article for the Courier Mail's 'Future Brisbane' series in September, 2017, but since they put it behind a paywall, I thought I'd repost it here so everyone can read it....

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What does "good development" look like?

December 06, 2018

As well as objecting to over-the-top developments, I wanted to highlight positive examples. The projects featured below certainly aren’t perfect, but they do include elements that we can learn from. My deeper concerns about...

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Queensland Needs Stronger Renters Rights

December 05, 2018

The State Government’s rental law reform is focussing on issues like whether tenants are allowed to have pets, or hang pictures on the walls. These are important questions that impact greatly on whether tenants...

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