As the water recedes, and clean-up continues, join us for a thank-you BBQ at Davies Park – and a discussion about what is next for development in flood-prone West End. All Welcome. Vegan options available – please RSVP for catering purposes.
The past week has highlighted the immense resilience of our community. People have been working so hard to look after each other – cleaning, cooking food, sharing information, and checking on vulnerable neighbours.
But the floods have also highlighted vulnerabilities in planning and support. Council have approved huge amounts of developments in flood affected areas has left people at risk, and this is only going to get worse. How do we plan for and build a neighbourhood that is resilient to climate change, floods, heat-waves and bushfires? And how do we push back against the big developers still planning towers close to the river?
Join Amy MacMahon – MP for South Brisbane, Jonathan Sri – Councillor for the Gabba Ward, and Max Chandler-Mather – Greens for Griffith for a community BBQ at Davies Park. It’ll be a chance to say thank-you, reconnect, and gather ideas and feedback for what’s next on our curve of the river.
This event will take place on the lands of the Jagera people, who have lived with and beside this river for thousands of years.