On Sunday 21 August, we invite residents of Brisbane to meet at the new park on the corner of Thomas and Vulture Streets for a community breakfast, before marching down Boundary Street to the old Absoe site to demand affordable housing, more green space and sustainable development. We will be meeting at 9am for a community breakfast with the march to begin at 10am.
After a strong and vibrant community campaign, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has initiated the process to call in the West Village development on Boundary Street. While we congratulate her on this first step, we think now is the time to seize this opportunity and pressure the State Government and Sekisui House to include affordable housing, more public green space and useable community spaces as requirements for any future development.
All across Brisbane, residents have lost control over their city. From road widenings to mega-developments, from green space to affordable housing, residents’ voices are consistently ignored by a system stacked in favour of corporations and multinational property developers.
But here we have an historic opportunity to exert a positive influence over our city. We've seen what a strong community campaign can achieve, and now it’s time to exert our power once again to make sure that one of the biggest developments in Brisbane is built in the interest of residents, and not not multi-national property developers.
If you want to read a detailed summary of why the West Village development should be called in, here is a link to Councillor Jonathan Sri’s call-in request submitted to Deputy Premier Jackie Trad a couple of weeks ago - http://jonathansri.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2016/06/Request-to-Minister-Trad-to-Call-In-the-West-Village-Development.pdf
68 Vulture St
West End, Queensland 4101
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