If you love trees and support more street trees for the Peninsula you might like to see our pamphlet on Adopting a Tree

11th October, 2022 – Increasing Tree Coverage in the Peninsula: One of our major projects for 2021 and onwards is to increase the tree coverage on the Peninsula, especially along the major foot traffic areas such as Vulture St, Heardgrave Rd, etc.

2nd August, 2018 – Davies Park Upgrade: The Brisbane City Council made the sum of $2.1 million available for the upgrade of Davies Park. Details of this project can be found here. Council asked for feedback from the community, set up a feedback form here and had their stall at West End market between 8.00 am and 10.00 am on Saturday the 4th and 11th, 2018.

You can also view the response to the council’s proposal, from Kurilpa Futures green group, here and in diagram form below.

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25th July, 2018 – The Greenspace Strategy for the Kurilpa Peninsula has been updated with the changes listed below. You can find the updated version here.

  1. The verge projects that have been undertaken
  2. A chapter on the gullies/biodiversity greenways (Appendix I)
  3. Davies Park update

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.

Projects Kurilpa Futures has been directly involved in.

Please Note: Each of these projects is part of the over-arching strategy, the Green Space Strategy, that has been prepared by professional landscape architects in collaboration with local community associations over many years. The strategy aims to provide 11 hectares of additional green space to the inner city suburbs of West End, South Brisbane and Highgate Hill. The residential population of these suburbs is expected to grow by 25,000 people by 2035 (from 2011). In October 2016 the Strategy took out the national award for communities from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

  1. Sussex Street Parklets
    • 16th September, 2016  – Greening West End on Park(ing) Day, in Sussex St, with residents of Tangara retirement village together with Alvin Kirby and Michelle Kirby-Brown, co-creators of the Green Space Strategy for 4101,  and Kurilpa Futures.
    • Sussex Street Greening West received a Highly Commended award for this work. Well done to all who participated and made it such a great day.
    • 18th March, 2018 – After 2 years of planning, and organising finance, we’ve finally finished. Check out photos from the project here.
  2. Biodiversity and Waterways
  3. Greening Hardgrave Road
    • This project proposes working with the West End State School community to create rest stop niches, footpath and vegetation improvements on Hardgrave Road, between Vulture and Jane Street.
    • 3rd 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.

1st August, 2016 – Green Space Strategy for 4101 – Presentation and Workshop – 17th July

Guest Speaker: John Mongard, local landscape architect, explores ways to activate the Green Space Strategy for 4101.

18th June, 2016 – New Park for Thomas St ,West EndAs part of the Green Space Strategy for the Kurilpa Peninsula, 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.