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“World class urban design” – Jackie Trad

The Palaszczuk Government today announced the approval of the $800 million West Village development on the Absoe site in West End. Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad said the key inner city site will be home to a new world class development. “This is a significant urban renewal project that will create thousands of jobs and it was vitally important that we got the planning right,” Ms Trad said. “I received more than 700 submissions from the community and stakeholders during the proposed call in period, with the majority supporting a call in...

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West End a core focus, says developer.

Speaking on the occasion of the first residents moving into the new, dual tower Light+Co. apartment complex on Montague Road, Pradella director Kim Pradella says his personal connection to West End’s history meant he was committed to ensuring the Brisbane Gas & Light Company’s legacy was retained in the design of the new development. Pradella’s Media Release follows. The lights are on at Pradella’s Light+Co. apartments in West End, as the first residents move in following completion of the dual tower project. Light+Co. has been developed on the iconic riverside site of the old South Brisbane Gas and Light Company,...

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Lights! Camera! Extinction!

Feral photo winners highlight the risks faced by endangered species in Australia. The winning photos and video footage in our 2016 Feral Photos competition highlight why pest animals are an ongoing threat to Australia’s pristine environment and multi-billion dollar agriculture sector. This year, the winning image of a ‘fox attacking a native egret’ was taken by Mary-Anne Addington, while visiting the Hunter Wetlands Centre in NSW. “I was shocked to see in broad-daylight, a fox attacking and killing a native Eastern great egret. Even looking back at the image, I still find it confronting,” Ms Addington said. Ms Addington...

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Sustainability begins at home

With demanding jobs, family commitments, and the general business of everyday life, it can be incredibly difficult to follow through with doing our part for the environment, no matter how good our intentions are. The simple fact is that with so many things on our plates, sometimes our plans to have a positive impact tend to fall by the wayside. But the good news is, creating a more sustainable backyard is MUCH easier than you think and can have some great benefits. Although the tips and tricks for greening your backyard are endless, Matt Leacy, co-founder and creative director...

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Poetry and politics a powerful mix

CONTROVERSIAL Greens Councillor Jonathan “Jonno” Sri will don his hip hop poet’s backward cap as his battle for West End’s heart and soul continues. The councillor for The Gabba Ward is guest poet at the Kurilpa Poets’ monthly gathering in South Brisbane’s Musgrave Park on the afternoon of Sunday September 25. “I’ll be sharing several poems about gentrification, housing affordability and the rapid transformation of West End, as well as pieces about racism, activism, love and life,” Cr Sri who is of Sri Lankan Tamil descent said. “The poems will ask questions such as: How many people are sleeping...

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