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Priorities for the Gabba Cross River Rail Station Redevelopment

The State Government is just beginning its next round of ‘consultation’ regarding the Cross River Rail project, with a particular focus on future options for the new station in Woolloongabba, immed...

The Future of Ipswich Road

The following open letter was sent on 8 November, 2018 to Councillor Schrinner (Chair of Public and Active Transport), Councillor Bourke (Chair of City Planning) and Councillor Cooper (Chair of Inf...

What should we make of the Brisbane Metro project?

23 October, 2018 Over the last year or so, a lot of people have asked me what my views are on the Brisbane Metro. Generally, my answer has been that I don’t have a strong view because there has bee...

BCC Budget 2018/19 - Transport Projects in the Gabba Ward

3 July 2018 The general tendency of the current LNP-dominated council administration is to spend too much on mega-projects and too little on smaller value-for-money upgrades that actually improve ...

Are Controversial Road Safety Protests Helpful?

The recent use of die-ins and other temporary blockades to raise concerns about pedestrian and cycling safety has raised legitimate questions about whether this is a constructive and useful tactic....

Draft Plans released for Dock St Bike Link

Council has released further info about what it's referring to as the 'Kangaroo Point Bikeway Project'. I think the title is a bit misleading, because the project actually falls within the suburb o...

Thinking Critically About Current Proposals for the New Inner-South High School

The State Government has finally released a bit more info about the proposed new public high school for Brisbane’s inner-south side. I’ve written previously about overcrowding issues at Brisbane St...

Proposed New Residential Parking Permit Scheme in West End-Highgate Hill

West End/Highgate Hill Resident Parking Permit Scheme Update 5 February, 2019 After sustained pressure from my office, council has finally agreed to release the draft map of the proposed new park...

Proposed redesign of the Victoria St/Aldi Crossing in West End

After months of unanswered questions, Brisbane City Council finally got back to me with more detail about how they’re proposing to address safety issues at the intersection of Montague Rd and Victo...

Media Release: Pop Up Bike Lane Adds to Pressure for Better Bike Infrastructure

To apply political pressure for safe, separated bike lanes, West End residents will defy Brisbane City Council by creating their own temporary pop-up bike lane along part of Hardgrave Rd on Friday ...

Draft Plans released for Woolloongabba Bikeway Project

Brisbane City Council has released more detailed designs for the Woolloongabba Bikeway Project, which will install separated bike lanes along Stanley Street and Annerley Road.  While bike lanes lik...

Media release: Cyclists Stage Mass Die-in to Protest Reduction in Access over Victoria Bridge and Lack of Bike Lanes Throughout Brisbane

Hundreds of cyclists will stage a temporary die-in on Victoria Bridge tomorrow in response to a Brisbane City Council proposal to reduce cycling access over the Victoria Bridge. As part of a mass b...

Whatever happened to the Victoria Street CityCat Terminal?

Every so often, our office receives an enquiry about what happened to the proposed CityCat terminal that was supposed to be installed at the end of Victoria Street in West End. And every time, we h...

Brisbane City Council 2017 Budget Blog

Brisbane City Council just released its annual budget for 2017/18 June is budget time, and while most of the media attention is on State and Federal Government budgets, Brisbane City Council has al...

What is the State Government’s Role in Approving the Widening of Lytton Road?

The widening of Lytton Road in East Brisbane is a Brisbane City Council project – ‘Wynnum Road Corridor Upgrade: Stage 1’, which involves widening a stretch of Lytton Road between Latrobe Street an...

Residents protest against loss of character homes and heritage-listed parkland

Frustrated residents will protest outside Queensland Parliament House on Wednesday against the $115 million widening of Lytton Road in East Brisbane, which will include the destruction of character...

Dropping the Speed Limit on Montague Road

Last year, a large number of residents submitted a petition to Brisbane City Council calling for a drop in the speed limit on Montague Road, West End. I requested a speed limit review because I fel...

My Submission to the Dutton Park-Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan

Thanks for the opportunity to comment on the Dutton Park-Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan. I’d like to thank and congratulate the council officers who’ve put so much time into drafting this plan. Sadly...

Speech in Reply To the 2016-2017 BCC Budget

A renowned and well-respected philosopher once wrote that “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate wi...