West End peninsula neighbourhood has undergone a dramatic increase in population over the last ten years. The development has not been matched by improvements to our parks and streets and has led to a large shortfall of green spaces. This will become exacerbated by the current boom in apartments.
The big idea in our strategy is that we can reclaim at least 11 hectares of unused public spaces to create the public realm that the community needs now and into the future. This space is available now on unused road reserves and crown lands within the peninsula and should be used to build the existing shortfall of open space created.
We urge the Brisbane City Council to consider, adopt and implement the Green Space Strategy , and to then resource, finance and build new green spaces to fulfil the bourgeoning need for green spaces in the West End peninsula.
Click here for more information: AILA_Awards_GreenSpaceStrategy
Prepared by local landscape architects:
John Mongard AILA Fellow Gavin Hardy AILA
Alvin Kirby CMLI
Michelle Kirby-Brown DipLA
Ideas, collaboration and support from hundreds of local residents through:
West End Community Association (WECA)