If you liked this video, don't forget to check out our Mycelium doco as well.
Interested in having input on footpaths and parks in your area?
Our ward office has a discretionary budget for footpaths, park benches and minor landscaping here in the Gabba Ward. Over the last few years, to determine how this budget is spent, we've run a Community Voting process to test new ways of involving the community in council decision-making. Here is our latest voting round.
Creating more public green space in Brisbane's inner-south side
The suburbs of West End, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba and Highgate Hill don’t currently have enough useable public green space to support their existing populations (and these areas are still growing rapidly). Public spaces located in close proximity to residential areas and commercial hubs are of immense value to inner-city communities – the biggest challenge is to find the land (or the money to buy the land).
Green Space Strategy
An extremely dedicated group of local residents have put in many hours of unpaid work to produce a comprehensive green space strategy for the Kurilpa peninsula (that's the suburbs of West End, Highgate Hill and South Brisbane, with the 4101 postcode). The strategy identifies existing under-utilised council-owned and government-owned land than can be re-purposed as green space at little cost to ratepayers. The full 49-page document can be viewed here.
Creating Food Resilient Neighbourhoods
In March 2020, inspired by the surge in people wanting to grow their own food, our office committed a range of resources and local grant budget to support a variety of local community-led food initiatives. including edible verge gardens, seedling hubs, urban farms and community orchards. You can find a summary of these projects as well as the award-winning film 'Mycelium' and a Zine here, that beautifully tell the story of these projects and their shared vision.