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 ForumsWest 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.

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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.


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29th November, 2017 – Jane St, Community Garden: Community gardens are hubs for our neighbourhood, providing local food and gathering places. Jane street community garden is our main food centred hub, and it is very vulnerable, without lease …its in the commons. This article, by John Mongard, shows why we need fresh food close to home and how we can plan it into our future places and commons.

21st September, 2017 – Principles for Future Development of Brisbane’s South Bank Gardens.

18th June, 2016 – New Park for Thomas St ,West EndAs part of the Green Space Strategy for the Kurilpa Peninsular, proposed by John Mongard and his team, this design for the new park on the corner of Thomas and Vulture St has been put forward after consultation with the local community and with the aid of WECA.

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.


7th April, 2016 – West End Community Association have released their partition – ‘Stop West End’s Cultural Heartland Being Overshadowed By Corporate Development’

Sign Here


26th January, 2016 – WEST VILLAGE PROPOSAL

  • Proposal includes 1350 new units, 15 storey towers, parking for 1200 vehicles, thousands of square metres of commercial development, density of 500 dwellings per hectare (conflicts with Council’s 2011 Priority Infrastructure Plan)
  • Read Kurilpa Futures’ submission
  • Comment period closed on the February 18, 2016
  • For More Information

10th February – A little bit of history


Cox Rayner’s Canon Hill development offers possibilities for more sustainable high density housing.

These new medium rise, high density inner city apartments, a Cox Rayner development, are only 5 minutes’ walk from Cannon Hill railway station and on the major Wynnum Road bus route. They provide a good example of how to build new inner city apartments without dominating and devastating surrounding city life and places.

Similarly well-integrated and balanced developments would be equally successful in other inner city locations like West End and Spring Hill where existing buildings, activities and spaces form an important part of the city’s life and character. Just because they are closer to the city centre doesn’t mean that they should be turned into carbon copies of its skyscrapers. Selective re-development of available sites like this one should instead be similarly in scale and keeping with their surroundings.