What we're achieving...

This image from a recent newsletter gives you a rough idea of just some of the many positive changes we've contributed to around the Gabba Ward and across the city over the past four years. Further below you can find a few more outcomes we're quite proud of that we couldn't quite squeeze in...

Successful advocacy for lower speed limits and safer streets, including:

- dropping the speed limit on Montague Road to 50km/h

- new 40km/h school zone for all the roads around Brisbane State High School

- new 40km/h school zone for East Brisbane State School

- new signalised crossing at intersection of Annerley Rd and Catherine St (as part of Gabba Bikeway Project)

- traffic calming restoration and improvements (including partial street closures) for streets impacted by traffic from new development

- pedestrian refuge islands for Montague Road

 

Higher standards in new development projects, including:

- tightening rules in the Brisbane City Plan regarding the definition of 'deep planting' and the requirements to include deep-planted trees in all major new developments

- removing ambiguity in the City Plan around definitions of 'private open space' and 'communal open space' in multi-residential developments

- facilitating the inclusion of carshare parking bays in basement parking as an alternative to private vehicle carparks

 

Further successful green space advocacy:

- preventing the clearing of the bushland reserve in Mowbray Park

- new tree plantings and garden bed improvements around Kangaroo Point Cliffs Parkland

- creating a new pocket park/bikeway link between Wellington Road and Hampton Street

- funding and support for new community compost hubs and verge garden planting projects

- new and upgraded anchor points for rock-climbers at Kangaroo Point

- expanding the community fruit tree orchard in Highgate Hill Park

 

If you'd like to know what we've achieved regarding other issues and local needs that are important to you, shoot us an email at thegabba.ward@bcc.qld.gov.au and we can provide more details about what we've been focussing on.