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Kurilpa Survey

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
― Jane Jacobs,
The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The redevelopment of the Kurilpa Point in South Brisbane (25ha of prime riverfront land) is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and the single largest land-owners, with the strongest interest in the merits of this project, are the people of Brisbane.

Kurilpa Point is a world-class opportunity for city renewal and we believe that we can only achieve a world-class plan through a world-class process of information sharing, design and community engagement.

Please share with us your dreams, hopes, priorities, most desired outcomes, ideas and schemes for this part of Brisbane’s future on our river. Your views will shape the criteria of the design contest briefs. You will also be afforded further opportunity to review the short-listed proposals by mid-2015.

Just as in the 1988, when the people of Brisbane expressed their wish to retain the best qualities of Expo’88 site led to the creation of South Bank including the parklands, so too do we believe that a great outcome can be achieved on the Kurilpa Point.

Thanks for your time and trust in this process.

Participate in the Kurilpa Survey

Survey

Thank you for your interest in the Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal survey. We will be going live with it shortly, and will send an update to our Facebook page, email list and Twitter.

We appreciate your ongoing support for our campaign to provide a better outcome for Brisbane.

Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal Draft Master Plan – 1 Week left to have your say!

Hello Friends,

We hope you are all well and enjoying the glorious Spring weather!

We are writing as it is the last week of public consultation for the Kurilpa Riverfront Renewal Draft Master Plan (KRRDMP). Thanks to all of you, for your support of our Brisbane’s Green Heart campaign – it has been a very busy time as this is such a critical development for our area.

We have been focused on preparing the open design competition, as we believe Brisbane deserves better.

The Brisbane’s Green Heart campaign we launched is about creating leading practice design outcome for all. We have been working with a group of design professionals to progress the open competition terms of reference and criteria. This also includes a survey. We had hoped to have this out sooner and apologise for the delay – technical and development issues made it slower than we anticipated. Thanks for your patience. It will inform the design parameters of what is important to the community for this development. Design professionals, including the Institutes of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, are highly critical of the KRRDMP and support the approach to have an open design competition.

The original petition for the development of Southbank had just 1581 signatures. As we all enjoy Southbank, we can thank these people who called on the government to provide for the people rather than give the site over to a favoured developer. We believe that once again our voices will be heard, and that we can create a development that provides public benefit for generations to come. We currently have approximately 1300 signatures on our petition to provide equal time and equal access to information for the public. See our survey results on our Brisbane’s Green Heart Facebook page.

Here are three things we are asking you to help with:

  1. Sign the e-petition – we want to reach at least 1581 to equal the original Southbank petition.
    http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petition?PetNum=2302

  2. Write to the CEO of the Brisbane City Council (and please copy our Local representative, Helen Abrahams)
    CEO BCC CEO@brisbane.qld.gov.au
    Helen Abrahams thegabba.ward@ecn.net.au
    We have attached a template and example submission for you to use.

  3. Tell your friends and family to do the above – especially if they live outside of the local area. This is a development that will impact all of Brisbane and should be for the benefit of all.

We will be in contact shortly about the open competition.

Thanks for your continued support – this is one we need to stand up for!

The WECA Management Committee
Participate, Create, Celebrate!
WECA – 10 years 2014