The letterbox is filling up with election material, corflute placards are springing up like mushrooms and the street corners and public spaces are overrun with political candidates spraining their wares.
Yes, we're off to the polls again with Campbell Newman springing a State election on us in the midst of the holiday season.
In this edition of the Westender enews we have candidate profiles of three of the four hopefuls aiming to represent South Brisbane in State Parliament. Notable by her absence is the LNP Candidate Fiona Ward whom, we are told, wishes to conduct a grass roots campaign and will not be available to the media.
Congratulations to Jan Bow, our industrious political commentator and citizen journalist for her efforts.
We also have details of two community forums planned for West End before the election - a Candidates Forum organised by the Kurilpa Futures Campaign on Wednesday 21st at Souths RLFC and a Politics in the Pub event being put on by the West End Community Association at the Loft in Boundary Street on Wed 28th January. We've also heard that 4ZZZ are putting on a community meeting at Kurilpa Hall and that Brisbane Free University have an Election Eve event planned. Can we have too much politics? Obviously not.
In other news, we're close to deciding on a Publication Schedule for 2015 with the first print edition to hit the streets late next month.
Let's hope the election campaign passes by without too much disruption and that we can get down to serious business of being Westenders again.