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. You can read some lessons from the 2017 round here. Get in touch with my office if you'd like to be involved in the next community voting process.
Creating more public green space in 4101
The suburbs of West End, South Brisbane 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).
An extremely dedicated group of local residents have put in many hours of unpaid work to produce a comprehensive green space strategy for the 4101 peninsula. 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. .
Click the images on the right to view a brief summary of the strategy. The full 49-page document can be viewed here. As with all our policies and local initiatives, we welcome further community feedback on these ideas.