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.

  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

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