Oh well, another tumultuous year almost done and dusted,and what a year it's been: rumours of war, civil unrest, terrorist outrages, extreme weather events, human suffering on a massive scale - I'll be glad to put 2015 behind me and hope that 2016 isn't quite as exciting.

This'll be the last e-news for the year. I'm off on a long break to spend time with family and loved ones, and just remind myself there's more to life than the day's news headlines. I might even turn off my devices.

The Westender extends its sincere season's greetings to all our readers, advertisers, contributors and supporters, and wish you all a safe, healthy and loving Christmas.

Cheers

The Publishers

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Things are looking up down at Souths

Things are looking up down at Souths

The Westender is a proud supporter of Souths Leagues Club down at Davies Park in West End. They’ve contributed greatly to the community spirit of West End for well over a hundred years now, and CEO Jim McClelland and his wife Barbara are always ready to lend a hand to any community group needing a meeting space. Jim and Barbara …Read more.

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Is this your new office?

Is this your new office?

The Old Boot Factory – we may not be leather craftsmen but we are a great bunch of people with available office space in beautiful South Brisbane! If you’re looking to expand your office, move your home office or have a change of scenery from your current office- we have everything you’ll need and in a very central spot. Originally …Read more.

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West End Croquet Club

Many to thank for West End's croquet club

On Friday evening, November 27, an enthusiastic crowd gathered to celebrate the opening of the refurbished West End croquet club following many years of dedicated community work and fund raising. The following history of the Club was provided by Tim Quinn who together with Mary Maher, long time members of the Committee of West End Community House, led the croquet club …Read more.

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1000 community ideas for our new park on Thomas Street!

1000 community ideas for our new park on Thomas Street!

The new park on the corner of Thomas and Vulture Streets is West End’s only chance to create a truly public square big enough to support the life of the main street. This will be the first new park in 20 years for West End. The vacant site was acquired by Brisbane City Council as part of its local neighbourhood planning …Read more.

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People power for better planning @WestenderNews

People power for better planning @WestenderNews

In August, a crowd of about 300 supporters at a West End rally called on the Brisbane City Council and the Lord Mayor to engage with local communities on development proposals through open collaboration. According to participants and organisers, continuing frustrations with Council planning processes across Brisbane has led to further action. Under the banner of “Know More”, residents’ associations and community …Read more.

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Go tell it to the children – angry Mum fights for community garden

A Salisbury woman was told by Brisbane City Council today that a community garden she has built with local children is to be torn down by Council. “I’m afraid I was not very polite,” Ms Pia Deerain told The Generator, “I told him not to talk to me but to tell it to the children and then I hung up …Read more.

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Plan to ‘rebrand’ Boundary Street raises concerns

Plan to ‘rebrand’ Boundary Street raises concerns

A handful of traders and a large property developer propose a plan to ‘rebrand’ the heart of West End - Boundary St – based on “extensive consultation of the plan”. The details of this plan have not been made public, however the claims of consultation are highly questionable. This plan for Boundary St appears to be a rogue idea peddled …Read more.

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Gallery: Brisbane Residents United 14 Nov

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