Posts From 2019

11th August, 2019 – On the morning of the 9th August year 11 students from San Sisto College in Carina visited West End as part of their studies in livability and sustainability. Their interest is in the impact of development in the area. They initially spent some time with the developers of West Village and then some time with members of Kurilpa Futures. The comparison between the two gave the girls much food for thought and they showed great interest in community response to the development being implemented in the area.

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10th August, 2019 – Update on the The Boundary Street Precinct: Ideas for the Future.

  • Where the community came together with Planning students from the University of Queensland.

11th July, 2019 – FORUM – The Boundary Street Precinct: Ideas for the Future.

Hosted by Kurilpa Futures and and supported by West End Community Association.

Join Students, planners, traders, and community agencies for a workshop to explore ideas for the future of the Boundary Street Precinct.

  • When: 9.00 am – 11.00 am, Monday, 5th August, 2019
  • Where: AHEPA HALL, 126A Boundary St, West End
  • Hosted by: Kurilpa Futures in collaboration with the University of Queensland and John Mongard Landscaping.
  • RSVP: By email to kurilpafuturesgroup@gmail.com

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16th April, 2019 – Kurilpa Futures has invited candidates for the Griffith Electorate, in the upcoming Federal Election, to provide responses to a series of questions we think are important to the Kurilpa Peninsular. These responses can be found here as they are submitted to us.

10th April, 2019 – Kurilpa Futures believes that the only viable way forward in our neighbourhoods is to reduce the reliance on private motor vehicles and promote active transport. It is our hope that Kurilpa will become Australia’s Most Walkable and Rideable Community.
In preparation for Cr Sri’s upcoming community forum, we have prepared the attached paper, “The Future of Mongaue Road”: How will we move in an ever-crowded Kurilpa?’.
The West End and South Brisbane neighbourhoods are literally bursting with new development. The Qld Government forecasts population in these areas to TRIPLE in size between now and 2041.
These increases are caused by the failings of the South Brisbane Riverside Neighbourhood Plan and successive development approvals exceeding the limited requirements that do exist.
Without consideration of how we are going to cope with the rapid influx of new residents and the issues surround land use planning and diversity in the neighbourhoods surrounding Montague Road, any efforts to relieve today’s traffic problems face the threat of being obsolete before they are implemented.

18th March, 2019 – Kurilpa Futures believes that planning in the Kurilpa Peninsula, allowing very large increases in the population without the commensurate infrastructure provision, will be very detrimental to the area and to Brisbane in the long term. Government must provide parks, community facilities and public transport, or reduce the allowable development of the area.
We have set out our position, on this issue, in the attached document which we have sent to representatives of local, state and federal government. We plan now to request followup meetings with all levels of government to pursue their reactions to this paper.

    • Media Release – Towards an Itegrated Strategy for the Kurilpa Peninsula
    • We sent a copy of the above paper to:
      • Terri Butler, Federal member for Griffith
      • Mr Alan Tudge, Federal Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population
      • Ms Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier, Member for South Brisbane
      • Mr Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
      • Cr Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor, Brisbane City Council
      • Cr Jonathan Sri, Councillor for The Gabba Ward, Brisbane City Council
      • Ms Andrea Kenafake, Divisional Manager, City Planning and Sustainability

This is the response that we’ve received from Grahame Quirk, on the 5th April, just after his retirement. Our paper was about a coherent view for the Kurilpa Peninsula of more than 600 hectares. The Draft Kurilpa Master Plan, which he claims would have met these problems, was for an area of 25 hectares and was, in its excessive provisions, a good example of the problems we want to resolve, and our paper systematically addressed.

30th January, 2019 –There has been a move in Brisbane inner city suburbs to have the speed limit for motorised vehicles reduced to enable a more compatible interaction between foot traffic, cyclists and drivers. Kurilpa Futures is supporting this movement with the following media release and the resulting map of a study of the current speed limits throughout the peninsula.

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