Navigating The Concrete Jungle: Property Development In Brisbane

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Following the success of the success of the New Politics Series, the South Brisbane Greens are launching their second series: Livable Cities.

First up: Navigating the Concrete Jungle - Property Development in Brisbane

Join Revel Pointon, a solicitor with the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO); Amy MacMahon Brisbane activist and expert on Climate Change adaptation; and Dr Cameron Murray, economist from the University of Queensland to discuss what’s gone wrong with property development in Brisbane at both the local and state level, and how we might go about fixing it.

Throughout Brisbane, residents are being denied any genuine say in how their neighbourhoods are built and developed. A sense of powerlessness and loss of control pervades many of the inner southside suburbs most badly affected by the glut of new apartment buildings going up around Brisbane.

Several major developments in West End, Buranda, Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba in particular have left residents feeling that the political process is completely rigged in favour of the property developers, with developments that fail to meet community needs or comply with the most basic principals of sustainable develomment.

Development can be brilliant for a local area - but only when it is done sustainably and democratically - via genuine consultation with residents and commitment to best practice sustainable planning practices, which includes adequate spending on local infrastructure like schools, parks and public transport. Many other cities around the world, with much bigger populations than Brisbane, have implemented sustainable, medium density development. So there’s no reason Brisbane can’t achieve a similar balance.

Come along to be part of the conversation about how we can start to navigate this concrete jungle, and build a better Brisbane.
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By: South Brisbane Greens

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