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Change is certain

When you live in a vibrant creative community at the heart of a large metropolis like Brisbane there is always something going on. There are no poets popping up in the street this week, but there is certainly a wide variety of action. 

The big news is that the Absoe site has been sold. Home to the Boundary Street Markets a vibrant artists community the sale of Absoe has everyone's attention.

As always, Westender will bring you the latest as it unfolds.

Absoe site vision

Absoe proposal out of Payce

Councillor Helen Abrahams, The Gabba Ward, calls on Sydney based developer Payce Consolidated to comply with the Neighbourhood Plan for West End with the redevelopment of the Absoe development.

The redevelopment must respect the 15 storey building height limit specified in the South Brisbane Riverside Neighbourhood Plan. The Neighbourhood Plan states the redevelopment of this 2.5 hectare … Read more.

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Optus rocks for Pop Up Shop

On Friday 28 March, 38 enthusiastic young volunteers and 5 hard-working staff members from Optus RockCorps turned up bright and early at South Brisbane People's Market at 15 Hope St. 

They arrived with paint, hammers, saws and drills in hand, ready to transform the sparse shop space into a colourful, warm and inviting community pop up shop. Optus RockCorps is … Read more.

Returning to work after pregnancy not so easy

Returning to work after pregnancy not so easy

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its Headline Prevalence Data for its National Review, entitled Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review. The Review included an Australia-wide national consultation process and two national surveys, which Australia is one of the few countries to have undertaken. “Our prevalence data comes from the first … Read more.

In the pink for breast cancer

In the pink for breast cancer

Australia's largest Mother's Day event makes a difference for breast cancer. Mother's Day Classic is Australia's largest breast cancer research fundraiser, and organisers are encouraging people to get on board for the Sunday May 11 event in the fight against a disease that impacts one in 8 women. Registrations are open now, find the event  … Read more.

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Community scientists
study coal dust

Clean air Queensland is calling for residents along the train line between Yerongpilly and Cleveland to participate in a study of coal dust.

This new dust coal dust study follows a similar study at the Jondaryan coal stockpile in the Darling Downs. The new study will focus on measuring trackside coal dust pollution. 

Clean Air Queensland will be using the same Osiris dust monitors … Read more.

Cadbury and Foodbank donate to Westenders

Cadbury and Foodbank donate to Westenders

Cadbury Chocolates donated 300 boxes of Easter Eggs (of about 300 Easter eggs/box) to Foodbank to distribute among the agencies they support. Each agency received 2 boxes of Easter Eggs. Cadbury donated these Easter eggs on the condition that no one was charged for these Easter Eggs. That is a big boon for the homeless who receive the eggs because  … Read more.

Farewell Celebration for Yen of Fusion Culture

Farewell Celebration for Yen of Fusion Culture

FUSION CULTURE is a very spicy and passionate mix of vocals, dance and music that will take place at BEMAC Multi-Cultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point on May 3, 2014. The night is a community celebration of Brisbane’s own Yenenesh Nigusse, born in Ethiopia, but familiar to probably 1000s of people through her dance performances at festivals and workshops … Read more.

Coppelia at QPAC

Coppelia relocated to Australian village

Queensland Ballet's first mainstage season for 2014 is a captivating new production of Coppélia choreographed by Greg Horsman. This brand new production will have its world première in Brisbane on Thursday 24 April at the Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). The ballet tells the story of the eccentric Dr Coppélius and his invention of Coppélia, a life-like doll, who causes … Read more.

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