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The greening of West End continues

A new open space the size of Brisbane’s Post Office Square is about to open in West End. The Common (a new park) and two new laneways open to the public this Saturday (20 October) at the West Village development, heralding the start of a green movement that is spreading across new CBD and inner-urban Brisbane precincts. At 3300 sqm, The Common, Wilson Lane and Factory Lane match the size and scale of Post Office Square and are the first significant inner-urban open space in Brisbane since Frew Park at Milton in 2014. Brisbane’s newest parkland is described by...

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MAYORS CALL FOR POLITICAL UNITY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL MAYORS from across the political spectrum have today called for strong, unified action on climate change at the inaugural Cities Power Partnership Summit in Kiama, New South Wales. Mayors from tiny rural towns through to inner-city suburbs stood with visiting U.S. Mayor R. Rex Parris of Lancaster, California, a staunch Republican and advocate for climate action, to urge Federal leaders to put politics aside and commit to slashing greenhouse gas emissions. “Governments worldwide simply don’t have the time to waste playing politics on climate change. The recent IPCC report shows that we need urgent action from...

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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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