In Dutton Park, the upgraded Boggo Road station is going to transform our neighbourhood. This historic site could be transformed into an arts and cultural precinct, with workshops, markets, studios and performance spaces, surrounded by beautiful parkland, accessible to nearby schools and the broader community.
But according to the State Government’s existing visualisations for the Cross-River Rail southern end, it looks like most of the site will be sold off for private commercial development. Putting forward a community vision for the site now is crucial, to stop the Boggo Road precinct being privatised and sold off to property developers.
Join us on Saturday, October 3, for a family-friendly picnic, to share ideas about the future of the Boggo Road station.
Bring your picnic blankets and your own picnic, and enjoy drinks and snack-packs on us.
We’ll be hearing from local Councillor Jonathan Sri and other local experts, who’ll be outlining current plans for the site, potential alternatives, and how you can get involved in the campaign to win a community vision for Boggo Road.
We’ll be joined by:
- Queensland Senator Larissa Waters
- Greens Representative Amy MacMahon
- the team of local architecture graduates who have produced a vision for Boggo Road precinct
- more to be announced
COVID INFO: This event is being organised in Harmony Gardens so that residents can practice physical distancing. Please bring a picnic blanket and sit together with your family group while maintaining 1.5m between other groups. Remember to hand sanitise regularly and stay home if you are feeling unwell.
We'd like to acknowledge that this gathering will be taking place on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples, and we pay respects to their elders past and present. Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded, and many past and continuing injustices of invasion, theft and colonisation are yet to be rectified and compensated.