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Candidate Profile Amy MacMahon for the Greens – #qldvotes

I’ve worked as a social researcher, teacher, carer, and community worker. I’ve just finished my PhD looking at climate change adaptation in Bangladesh. I’m a long-term renter living in Woolloongabba, and I went to school at Brisbane State High. Our political system is stacked in favour of big business, and I’ve seen the effects that corporate-dominated politics has had on communities. In South Brisbane, unsustainable, profit-driven property development has pushed out residents and overwhelmed our limited public infrastructure. This has led to problems with parking and traffic congestion, overcrowded schools, and a critical shortage of affordable housing. Across Queensland,...

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Inner city living still a drawcard

Rob Honeycombe of Bees Nees Realty looks at the local rental market. Few things are more on the mind of inner-Brisbane property investors right now – where’s the rental market headed? The media clamour for new data and are being fed by property developers and others with an interest in positive spin, along with those “independent” commentators who would like investors to put their savings into another place, and can only see the sky falling on our market. So here’s our best effort at presenting some facts and observations from on the ground, dealing with tenants and landlords every...

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More demolition at West Village site

Demolition of the 1970’s administration building at 93 Boundary St, West End, has commenced. This demolition is associated with the West Village development and is scheduled to be completed by 29 September. The works are being undertaken under the West Village preliminary approval as part of the program to deliver the Boundary Street Common (public open space). Once the demolition is complete, the 1927 Peters Ice Cream Factory will be visible from Boundary Street for the first time in more than 40 years. Artista Café and Creative Kids will be closed for the duration of the demolition works, reopening...

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Leafy laneways to criss-cross West Village project

Brisbane’s growing affection for city laneways and off-street surprises will soon receive a major boost with the creation of four new public laneways at West End’s West Village project. Developer Sekisui House will construct the new, landscaped walking and cycling spaces across the 2.6ha site. West Village Project Director Andrew Thompson said the integrated residential community was located within walking distance of the CBD and had a strong commitment to non-vehicle movement and transport. “West Village already hosts a GoGet car sharing service on site and will eventually house 1600 bicycle spaces and end-of trip facilities for residents and...

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Helping babies and parents wins recognition

Australia’s most outstanding primary health care professionals have been recognised, with 15 finalists announced across three categories in the 2017 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards -  including Dr Pamela Douglas of Possums Clinic in Highgate Hill. Pamela was recognised for developing and researching Neuroprotective Developmental Care in Early Life (‘the Possums programs’), a primary care intervention for the support of parent and infant mental health. This has been developed out of multiple systematic reviews of the interdisciplinary research literature across the domains of maternal mental health, breastfeeding, cry-fuss problems, and infant sleep problems. The programs are delivered at the...

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