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Kurilpa Futures grills the local candidates

Just four weeks away from the Council elections, The Gabba Ward community continues to express dissatisfaction with the unprecedented amount of development applications currently in play and the lack of meaningful community consultation, reflected in back-to back pre-election events organised in West End. On Wednesday 17 February, 150 residents turned out on a hot mid-week night and to make it …Read more.

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People Decide announce candidates for BCC election

People Decide announce candidates for BCC election

People Decide, a relatively new political party whose main policy is participatory democracy, has announced its candidates for the upcoming Brisbane City Council. Karel Boele, who was to have stood for the Ward of The Gabba (and attended our recent Meet the Candidates event in that capacity) has set his sights a little higher and is now one of eight …Read more.

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GOVERNMENTS ALL AT SEA ON MARINE PLASTIC

The Commonwealth government is a major obstacle to action on plastic pollution, two major environment groups have told the Senate Inquiry Into the Threat of Marine Plastic Pollution. With a Senate report on the science, sources and impacts of plastics on Australia’s waterways due in April, representatives of the Boomerang Alliance and Total Environment Centre reveaed that levels of plastic …Read more.

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COMMUNITY FIGHTS OVER-DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY FIGHTS OVER-DEVELOPMENT

Professor Phil Heywood, Planning Spokesperson for Kurilpa Futures, says residents should have more say on development and planning issues. Members of Kurilpa Futures protested against the loss of three pre 1911 house in Jones Street, Highgate Hill and became caught up in fiasco that demonstrates the sad reality of Brisbane City Council’s City Plan 2014. The State Government for the …Read more.

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Dancing Robot: Huang Yi & KUKA

“…a visual masterpiece.” ArtsHub “Utterly new and original.” BlogCritics The art of dance combined with the science of mechanical engineering are set to dazzle Brisbane audiences when Brisbane Powerhouse hosts the Australian premiere of Huang Yi & KUKA from Thursday 18-Saturday 20 February 2016 as part of WTF16. Internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer Huang Yi brings his childhood dream of …Read more.

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“Activity is great. Action is better. “

“Activity is great. Action is better. “

Nicole Lessio, ALP candidate for The Gabba Ward, reflects on the Jones Street brouhaha. The Highgate Hill community’s win in Jones Street shows what happens when local representatives and residents work together to get things done. As I stood with local residents on the Jones Street footpath at 6.30am on Monday, watching the bulldozers move in, there was an obvious …Read more.

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People power in action

Jonathan Sri talks about the Jones Street demolition, and direct action resistance to bad development. Today, a group of Highgate Hill residents exercised their democratic rights, mounting a brief symbolic resistance to an apartment development when they temporarily delayed a demolition crew from knocking down a pre-1911 house. Whether the building is eventually knocked down is almost beside the point. …Read more.

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The changing face of Brisbane

The changing face of Brisbane

A new exhibition at the Museum reveals glimpse into the future of Brisbane. Eighteen grand designs that will shape Brisbane and its nine sister cities in the future will be revealed at Museum of Brisbane’s new exhibition *Living in the city: New architecture from Brisbane and the Asia-Pacific, *from 19 February to 22 May 2016. Presented with Architecture Media and …Read more.

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