Urgent meeting today

The people of West End regularly go out of their way to preserve the unique character of the area. Some times this is stopping a change, other times it is creating something new. 

This week, a range of stories celebrating those community values remind us how important  that is.

The leading story is about the much fraught and fought over park at 68 Vulture St being organised by Councillor Helen Abrahams. At the risk of being cast  as the Helen Abrahams fan club, it is important to point out that she features in three of the stories here today because she is such a tireless worker for the Gabba Ward.

Support her efforts to have your voice heard by getting to that meeting this morning at 11am.

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URGENT Vulture St Park meeting - 11am today!

Do you want a Vulture St Park at No 68, or another development?

Have your say today, Saturday, 9 November at 11.00 am at The Gabba Ward Office, corner Crown Street and Annerley Road, Woolloongabba ... Read online.

Helen and Amelia

Spiral Hub's amazing decade

Helen Abraham and Amelia Salmon celebrate each other's hard work over a decade

Last night at The Box, West End celebrated ten year's of the Spiral Hub. Co-founder and mainstay Amelia Salmon resisted the accolades heaped on her by MC and ex-Senator Andrew Bartlett and Councillor Helen Abrahams. ... Read online.

A joyous celebration of community spirit

Laura St Festa

The Laura Street Festival 2013 is a celebration of music, arts, culture, community and life, and everyone is warmly invited to join in.

Come along to Laura Street in Highgate Hill from 1pm on Sunday, November 24, for an amazing free festival of music, dance, poetry, roving Read online.

New markets to open in Boundary Street

Residents and visitors alike will soon have the opportunity to experience a visit to the markets right in the beating heart of West End.

The exciting new Boundary Street Markets will burst onto the scene in the beating heart of West End from Saturday 16th November and every ... Read online.

It’s National Recycling Week at Reverse Garbage

It’s National Recycling Week at Reverse Garbage

A visit to Reverse Garbage is a step in the right direction this National Recycling Week.

This 14 year old Brisbane institution facilitates the re-use of materials in their existing form to minimise the energy and time required to recycle them, thus reducing carbon emissions.

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Shop Small, say Klim and Kwong

Michael Klim and Kylie Kwong have lent their support to the Shop Small movement to drive more Australians to shop in small businesses during November.

Former Olympian Michael Klim, whose skincare range, Milk & Co, is now an international success, will be busy supporting Shop Small in his community this ...

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Debt crisis in aftermath of 2011 floods

Debt crisis in aftermath of 2011 floods

Repercussions of the 2011 Brisbane floods are still being felt by Brisbane residents with significant financial strain remaining for many, according to one of Australia’s largest debt collection agencies.

Melissa Rafferty, Account Controller at Prushka‘s Brisbane office, said business closures as a result of the floods has been a significant ...

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Push your message in print

Don't forget, the first Westender in print for over a year hits the streets in December. Make sure that we know about your business, cause, community event. Post it to www.westender.com.au or facebook.com/thewestender.

You can reach the 20,000 residents, 35,000 workers or 18,000 students who are in West End nearly every day through this fabulous, 22 year old Urban Voice of the community.