Day of Action

An update from the West End Community Association on proposed developments in the area.

Featuring WECA President Erin Evans.

Film by Steph Vajda

Creative Commons 2015

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.

West End Film Festival 2015

On Sunday May 31, 2015 WEFF will again showcase some of the country’s finest short films at West End’s Rumpus Cinema.

Festival Director Mike Witt said, “It’s our sixth year and I’m so excited about this year’s films”.

The evening will deliver a colourful all-Australian line-up of comedy, heart-felt animation and sublime documentary and drama.

“This year’s program promises to be the strongest yet, and the best value”, Witt said, “The judges were spoiled for choice and ended up choosing 19 strong films for this year’s festival.”

As well as serving up a great selection of short films, the festival will also feature the presentation of five $1000 awards for Best Film, Industry, Community, Indigenous Filmmaker and Best Animation.

The West End Film Festival is unparalleled with its unique urban style and its focus on inspirational stories that explore community and identity. Now in its sixth year, it is one of the nation’s few festivals solely dedicated to showcasing Australian short films.

WEFF will once again transform the urban space behind West End’s famous drinking haunt, The Rumpus Room into a pop-up cinema call the RUMPUS CINEMA.

Welcome to West End’s Fav Day

Kurilpa Derby
Kurilpa Derby

The permits have been issued, the wheels oiled, the performers tuned, the squid watered. We're ready! Are you?!

Sunday 1st September. The procession will assemble under the Dornoch Tce bridge from 1pm. The parade will roll at 1:30pm. The festivities will take place 2-5pm. Boundary St will be closed to cars 1:30-5:30pm. Shops will be open as usual so please come down enjoy the thrills, support our local businesses and celebrate being a part of 4101's community.

Bike Polo
Bike Polo


Draft changes to Brisbane City Plan

UPDATE - WECA has collated materials from across recent months in the lead-up to the deadline for submissions on the draft CityPlan proposals from City Council. Thanks to all the members, professionals and experienced community hands that contributed. You can read WECA's submission here.

SUBMISSIONS DUE TUESDAY 30TH JULY 2013...please take some time to register your views on the proposed changes to the draft City Plan. you can follow the online submission form here. Urban Planning Prof Phil Heywood published a fine article that summarises the key changes, read his article here.