West End’s Community Garden at risk

Scott Spillias Jane Street Community Garden

ISABELLA CHENG West End's Jane Street Community Garden could be competing for sunlight thanks to proposed 12-storey apartment building development that is likely to cast a long shadow over Davies Park and the community garden. A development … [Read more...]

Downfall Creek Bushland Center celebrates 30 years

The Downfall Creek Bushland Center

BODHI CUTLER McDowall’s Downfall Creek Bushland Center is currently celebrating an impressive 30-year anniversary, and it's just as popular ever. The center, which was opened in 1988 by former Brisbane Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson, is … [Read more...]

Revive Festival puts spotlight on sustainable fashion

East of Grey designer Kim Bailey

PETA McEACHERN  The Revive Pop-up Second-hand Fashion Festival is over for another year, having achieved it goals of creating a pre-loved shopping nirvana for savvy fashionistas and raising awareness of the importance of sustainable … [Read more...]

Residents successfully rally against high rise apartments

MATTHEW HEPWORTH Tarragindi residents have successfully stopped the development of a proposed six storey high-density development on the Tarragindi Bowls Club site. The development was first proposed to Brisbane City Council as a joint … [Read more...]

Residents to lose homes, but doubts linger over process

An image of protesters at Lytton Road

LUKE ANSCOMBE Protesters are demonstrating the widening of Lytton Road from four lanes to six as contractors continue to remove homes as part of Stage One of the Wynnum Road Corridor Upgrade. Lytton Road resident Bernadatte Legoullon told … [Read more...]

Lytton Road squatters evicted

TOMAS KURU Squatters on Lytton Road, East Brisbane have been evicted following a stand-off with police officers on Monday night. The squatters, who were part of the Anti-Poverty Network, were protesting the demolition of abandoned houses to … [Read more...]

Finalists for Brisbane’s Cleaner Suburb Awards announced

KRISTINA BÅTNES HESTDAHL Finalists for the 2017 Cleaner Suburb Awards have now been announced. The awards were developed by Brisbane City Council as a way to praise the achievements of both residents and groups who are making an effort to … [Read more...]

Bowlers call for more funding to keep competition rolling

MADDELIN MCCOSKER The number of bowlers at this year’s Multi Disability Championship were down due to a lack of funding from key organisations. Although the event secured a grant from Brisbane City Council earlier this year, sponsors Deaf … [Read more...]

Further industrial action roll out as bus disputes continue

LAUREN BERICHON Bus drivers refused to accept payments from passengers last week as negotiations over wages, safety and rostering systems broke down between the Rail, Train and Bus union and the Brisbane City Council.  The dispute between bus … [Read more...]

Bus Union continues to butt heads with Council

LOTTEY WILLSHIRE   Tensions remain high between Rail Tram Bus Union and Brisbane City Council following the Union's industrial action last Friday. Approximately 600 bus drivers went on strike between 2:00 and 6:00pm to protest security, … [Read more...]