Posts from 2017

29th November, 2017 – Davies Park Renewal – Brisbane City Council is seeking feedback on the Davies Park Renewal project. Local landscape architect John Mongard believes this project provides an important opportunity for an alternative community response.

  • Village Green – John is proposing a Montague Road village green demonstrated in the diagram below. Kurilpa Futures supports John’s vision as the most effective use of limited funds.
  • West End residents have until Friday the 1st December to provide feedback to council. You can use the interactive maps provided by council, or you can contact Davies Park Improvement Team directly on Ph: 07 3403 8888, or by emailing them at parks@brisbane.qld.gov.au

The vision of John and his team:

Montague Village Green

27th November, 2017 – Kurilpa Futures’ State Election Forum – South Brisbane. Details can be found here.

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.

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.

GabbaParticipation

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.

Kurilpa Futures Newsletter – 2016 Wrap-up

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Greening West End – including the award winning Green Space Strategy for 4101