With huge amounts of unsustainable and unaffordable property development being approved by the LNP city council, infrastructure in West End is being pushed to its limits.
We’ve got hardly any parkland. Our public transport system isn’t up to scratch, with buses stuck on congested roads. We’re lacking in safe bike lanes, and shaded pedestrian walkways. Housing is increasingly unaffordable. Our schools are nearing capacity.
We’ve got just one ferry terminal servicing a large and growing community - while the north side of the river has ferry stops every 1.5 kilometres, there's a whopping 5 kilometers between West End and South Bank terminals, meaning many West End residents have no way of catching the ferry.
With the state government approving the Kurilpa TLPI, and council approving developments that ignore neighbourhood plans, where is the investment back into this growing community? And how can we push to ensure that residents' needs get prioritised over developer profits?
Join Gabba Ward councillor Trina Massey and mayoral candidate Jonathan Sriranganathan, to plan as a community how we’re going to fight for the infrastructure we need, and fight to make sure residents have a real say in how our neighbourhoods develop.
As you may have heard, Amy MacMahon was injured in a serious car crash on Monday 12 February. This event will still be going ahead, however, we are unsure at this stage if Amy will be able to attend to speak alongside Trina Massey and Jonathan Sriranganathan.