5th November, 2017 – State Election Forum – South Brisbane. The state election is on the 24th November. This forum is an opportunity for residents to meet the candidates and discuss important local issues such as: transport and mobility, density and affordable housing, and green and open space.
- When: Sunday, 12th November at 4.00pm til 5.30pm.
- Where: AHEPA Hall, 132A Boundary St, West End, 4101 (entry next to Shay’s Shoes).
- Karel Boele (People Decide) – Confirmed
- Jackie Trad (ALP) – Confirmed
- Cameron Murray (Independent) – Confirmed – attending from 5.00pm as he has his campaign launch at 3.00pm.
- Amy MacMahon (Greens) – Confirmed
- Karagh-Mae Kelly (Animal Justice Party) – Confirmed
- Simon Quinn (LNP) – Invited 3rd November, Not yet confirmed
- Frank Jordan (Independent) – Confirmed
As part of the invitation process to candidates, Kurilpa Futures included a series of questions related to local issues and asked candidates to give thoughts on/answers to these questions. These are the responses so far:
7th September, 2017 – Working Bee – As a result of ongoing collaboration between the Environmental Club at WESS, John Mongard and Todd Gallagher (John Mongard Landscape Architects and the Greenspace Strategy for 4101) and members of Kurilpa Futures, and sponsored by Turrisi Properties, the first stage of this project was successfully completed in a Working Bee on the 3rd September. You can check out some photos from the event here. Additions to the project are planned as part of the building extensions to the school.
20th July, 2017 – Submissions on the Draft Local Government Plan are due tomorrow (21st July). Here is the document that Kurilpa Futures has compiled listing relevant concerns. If you wish to submit your own concerns you can do so by sending them to: CPAdmin@brisbane.gov.au. You are welcome to use all or part of this document as a basis for your submission.
To do this follow the instructions (The file is in .pdf form) :
- Open the file,
- Go to Edit/Select All/Copy
- Paste into your wordprocessing (Word, etc) document and edit as necessary.
12th July, 2017 – “Developing principles to create cities that are good for us is not easy. Who decides what is good? And for whom? We desperately need a big and general public discussion about his.” Read the article from The Conversation.
20th June, 2017 – We wish to acknowledge the announcement by the State Government and commend the long awaited move to open a new secondary school and extend WESS to cater for the shyrocketing population in the South Brisbane area.
12th June, 2017 – The Green Space Strategy for the Kurilpa Peninsular has been updated to include recent activities such as – the Thomas St tactical activism, gully strategies, flood strategies, Hargreave Rd verges and the Sussex St parklets.
6th June, 2017 – If you haven’t already voted in the Public Space Infrastructure Fund online voting system have a look at the website (https://gabba.freewill.vision/), where the concept is explained, the nominated projects are listed, and you can have your say as to which of these projects should be funded.
4th March, 2017 – in response to community concerns re increase in traffic in the area Brisbane City Council has made a survey available to residents for a proposed Local Area Traffic Management Plan. Kurilpa Futures has written to the council with concerns on this topic. Our letter can be found here.
7th February, 2017 – Last year members of Kurilpa Futures met with representatives of the South Bank Corporation concerning its redesign of the South Bank Master Plan. In this document we have listed our concerns and the principals that the local community has indicated should underpin the new plan.
3rd November, 2016 – South Bank Master Plan: South Bank Corporation invited members of Kurilpa Futures to meet with them on the 17th October, where Professor Catherin Bull, Chair of South Bank Corporation, presented the corporation’s vision for the South Bank Master Plan. At a second meeting members of Kurilpa Futures discussed a submission that we will make to the South Bank Corporation with our concerns over the direction of the ongoing development of South Bank.
- Minutes of the initial meeting with Professor Bull.
- A list or the principles that we, as a group, consider should be included in the Master Plan. This is a document that is in the process of being developed and we welcome input from the wider community. Versional updates will be made available here.
19th October, 2016 – West End Festival Forums – West End Community House will host three open air forums in the early evenings of the last week in October at the much loved People’s Park in Boundary Street. Find the program here.
16th August, 2016 – Kurilpa Futures Group Submission to the Deputy Premier re her proposed ‘Call In’ of the BCC’s approval for the West Village development.
2nd June, 2016 – Shaping SEQ – Thought Leadership Series with Jackie Trad and the EDO – Kurilpa Futures’ considerations: KF Outline of Regional Scale Issues and Proposed Plan Preparation Arrangements for New West EndPeninsula Plan
31st May, 2016 – The LNP Brisbane City Council has always indicated that the 4101 community supported the South Brisbane Riverside Neighbourhood Plan. See some facts associated with the establishment of the current plan: Fact Sheet SBRNP
29th April, 2016 – Green Space Strategy for 4101 – Updated version – Prepared by local landscape architects John Mongard, Gavin Hardy, Alvin Kirby and Michelle Kirby-Brown.
18th March, 2016 – Shadowing of large buildings can be of considerable concern. These diagrams of the recently approved Development of the “Absoe” site along West End’s Boundary and Mollison Streets show the effect that these buildings will have on the local area, especially on Wilson and Little Jane Streets.