Related development in Sydney

In March Dr Erin Evans went to visit a PAYCE/Sekisui House development in Sydney with Cr Helen Abrahams and Terri Butler MP to see first hand what a mega-development of the scale proposed for the Absoe site looks and feels like.

Here is a photo gallery of that visit.

Follow up to WECA Briefing

Hello Neighbours and Friends,

Thanks to all who came to our WECA Briefing event on a chilly Wednesday evening (3 June). It was great to hear your questions and considerable concerns about the former Distance Ed and Absoe sites. One of the issues we discussed was that submissions to object to the Development Applications (DAs) are important and necessary - AND we are also doing other things.

Some actions that were discussed to raise awareness of development issues and gain better outcomes:

  • door knocking to let people know key concerns about the development. Can you do some door knocking? Can you put some coordination in place to help us?
  • a kiosk on Boundary St - can you spare some time to man this with us?
  • creative direct actions - we are always interested in ideas about actions that get attention and make impact.
  • got a couple of lines you would like to say and share with the public? Tweets or for signs (including the church).

We are currently preparing a key issues/Frequently Asked Questions sheet so that you can send or speak to others. Here is one for the Distance Ed site. We will send through the Absoe site one in a couple of days. This weekend we are working on our website and will have materials up on there for easier access.

Thanks to you all and our best wishes to you

Have a great long weekend!


Community Action Network Awards

Do you know a local community hero ? The New Farm Neighbourhood Centre is holding its Community Action Network Awards next month, and are looking for nominations from the public.

There are a broad range of categories - individual and groups. Please see the Westender article below.

The CAN (Community Action Network) Awards recognise and celebrate the people, businesses and community groups working to make a positive change in the inner city of Brisbane.

Anyone can make a nomination and winners are decided by a panel of independent community leaders.